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CU averaging 2.5 yards/carry (when you take out the two long touchdown runs)

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  1. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    Ooof - I wish I hadn't just checked that stat. We are averaging just 3.3 yards/carry with the two long TD's included and then just 2.5 yards/carry when they are taken out. As bad as our offensive lines have been the last few years, this one seems as bad or worse than any of them.

    How in the world was the message getting out that the OL was going to be the strength or our team this year?
     
  2. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Long TD runs happen to everybody. They count.
     
  3. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    This
     
  4. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    It's called an average for a reason...
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It's not just the offensive line. Our RB group is average (being generous).
     
  6. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    I would assume if you calculated the yards per passing attempt, the number wouldn't be much better
     
  7. MontanaBuff

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    Of course, if you take out the sacks (CU is 119th in the nation in sacks allowed) which count against rushing yards (for reasons which elude me), then CU's rushing average is 5.01 yards per carry (125 rushes for 627 yards).

    Let's start a new thread ... CU rushing for an amazing 5.01 yards per carry!!
     
  8. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    What is it if you take all the runs less than 10 yards away?
     
  9. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    I can always count on my Allbuff daily fix to get me down in the dumps. Just think if we did not have EB (running back guru coach) coaching these backs? We would be in the negative, there is a positive spin on it
     
  10. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I think they should aim to be a terrible running team. They'd either be right for a change, or do the exact opposite of what they intend. Either way we come on top...
     
  11. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    I'll categorize the responses as:
    1) Those that so vehemently disagree with my methodology, they can't overcome it to comment on the reality (I did mention we are averaging just 3.3 yards/carry including the 2 long runs, which is 105th in the nation).
    2) Those that are so apathetic and numb, it isn't worth discussing further

    I would be delighted to fall in the second group at this point. I just have a really hard time letting go.
     
  12. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    You mean our offense, running game and offensive line are terrible? Who da thunk?


    Thanks for the stats though, including Montana.
     
  13. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    I opened a football thread (accidentally), but decided to read it anyway, and was happy to see it changed into a politics thread. **** football.
     
  14. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    The long runs do count but the 2.5 is very significant.

    What that means is that normally teams don't have to worry a lot about us controlling the ball on the ground. We don't stay on schedule and can easily be forced into passing yardages. When you are in second and 8 or 3rd and 6 the defense has a huge advantage because they don't have to worry about the run. D-linemen tee off on the pass rush. Safeties can focus on coverage. Your chances of picking up first downs consistently goes way down.

    I blame this almost entirely on Marshall. We may not be the most talented OL in the PAC but Bak has been mentioned as an NFL draft choice, Munyer had some pre-season notice, our other OL are guys who had recruiting interest from other teams. There is no excuse for not being able to at least open holes to consistenty get 3-4 yards a carry, especially since three of our games were against a decent MWC team in Fresno, a pathetic MWC team in CSU, and a mediocre FCS school. In addition we played WSU which is one of the weaker defenses in the PAC.
     
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    If I had put it so eloquently, the responses may not have deteriorated so quickly - this is my point. Thank you.
     
  16. buffalo30

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    Take out the missions of the ENOLA GAY and BOCKSCAR and the B-29 missions didn't really have a major impact on victory in World War II.
     
  17. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    The difference between great RBs in the league and ones below them are the long runs. You can't discount those.

    Passing stats should be affected due to sacks, not rushing.

    How many times has Pow been hit behind or at the LOS to make a run? Do they keep stats on those? Dude is tough as rain and falls forward. That's all him and our our pathetic OL. The fact that we average 3.3 yards per rush AND we lead the country in sacks allowed (tied with Cal) is more telling, imo.
     
  18. DavisBuff

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    if you take out all of our positive running plays than our average is negative........
     
  19. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    if you take out all of our running plays then our average is zero.
     
  20. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Wouldn't it be negative because of the sacks.
     
  21. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    #div/0!
     
  22. tante

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    you are right a black hole would form.
     

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