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Yardage differential stats

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by King_George_XXIV_Rules, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. King_George_XXIV_Rules

    King_George_XXIV_Rules Well-Known Member

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    The Buffs are shaping up to be the best team in the Pac 12 when it comes to efficiency on both sides of the ball. If you look at the yardage gained on offense vs. the yardage yielded on defense, CU has gained 867 more yards on offense than they have surrendered on defense, good enough for 1st in the Pac-12 and 10th nationally; that is a net positive of +216 yds per game. The worst in the conference.... OSU at -44 yds per game (ranks 95th nationally, out of 128 FBS schools). Another reason why I think CU will win in a blowout this week.

    Here's how the rest of the conference looks
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  2. ZandiBuff

    ZandiBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Add this to the fact that we've played #26 Michigan and #11 Oregon (total offense) and this is even MORE impressive.
     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Interesting numbers, but they are not showing efficiency.
     
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    Yards are all well and good but I look at some things with more attention. Red zone efficiency, meaning tds. Turnover differential, etc. That will keep you in or win more games than not.
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    more posts like this might get you taken off ignore. Also a link to your source.
     
  7. TSchekler

    TSchekler Club Member Club Member

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    Which kind of leads to the idea that if Special Teams were at an average or slightly above average level, CU could very well be sitting at 4-0 and have a top 5-10 overall team efficiency. ****ing punt team.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Meshes with what we have seen. Offense is very efficient while utilizing the big plays. Defense has given up yardage at times, but rarely the big play, and they force turnovers.

    Special teams have been mostly pretty bad.
     
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  9. TSchekler

    TSchekler Club Member Club Member

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    So wait, how did you see my post?!?!

    Also - edited with source, but I didn't do it for you, Darth!
     
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    We're gonna ****ing win!
     
  11. King_George_XXIV_Rules

    King_George_XXIV_Rules Well-Known Member

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    True, perhaps I mis-used the word efficiency... maybe I was going more for "completeness", in the sense of having the best combination of a good offense and defense.
     
  12. TSchekler

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    Really want to see what those numbers look like 2 weeks from now.
     
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    Special teams are definitely a worry but just be solid with it and I'd be happy. Other points, no argument here.
     
  14. 8Jah

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    None of these statistical rankings has any meaning right now. Check how much they bounce around from week to week. Let me know where we are after October is done. Even then I think you have to correct for the teams you've played.
     
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    Our stats will get worse as we play P5 teams the rest of the year but we are a legit, solid P5 team. Can't believe it but am loving it!
     

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