Unless you’re controlling your own team on either Playstation or Xbox, it’s tough to come by shutouts in football. No matter the strength of a defense, coming up with a goose egg is a tough accomplishment.
Offenses are getting more advanced and kickers are developing stronger legs.
But don’t tell that to the SEC. Since 1992, the SEC has produced 112 shutouts. That’s 9.3 shutouts per team. Averaging nine shutouts per team over 19 seasons is a pretty good number. Let's take a look at how how each team performed.
LSU owns the number for the most shutouts in the league since 1992 with 16. The Tigers have had at least one shutout in 13 of those 19 years. They also had at least two shutouts in a season three times during that span. The Tigers had at least one shutout each season from 1999-2007.
Coming in second is Alabama with 15. Alabama is the only team to have three shutouts in a season (1992).
Auburn (14), Tennessee (14) and Ole Miss (11) were the only other teams with double-digit shutout numbers. The Volunteers produced two shutouts a season from 1992-94.
The team with the least amount of shutouts is Vanderbilt. The Commodores have just two, with the most recent being a 45-0 win over Western Carolina in 2009.
What year produced the most shutouts by SEC teams? That would be 1996, which saw 11 shutouts in the league. The least amount of shutouts the SEC produced was three (1995, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010).
The most recent shutout in the league was LSU’s 51-0 victory over Louisiana-Monroe last November.
The team with the longest drought without a shutout is Mississippi State, who hasn’t had one since its 17-0 win over South Carolina in 1999.