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GREAT stat from the Jay Pa article posted elsewhere. Skill players are finally figuring it out and not buying into the "Alabama is Old man football" "dissing" that other teams try to beat us down with when selling recruits...
" Despite the Oregon offense’s flashier attack and No. 5 national ranking, Alabama averaged more yards per play (6.9 to 6.6)."
1960 Les Paul
Without doing the research, I would assume they had a lot of no gain/negative yardage plays. Where as Bama gets at least a couple on nearly every snap. Just a guess.
They have more plays per game due to the hurry up offense.
Like you said. Are we more consistent gainers? Yes. Are we more explosive? No. Give me a choice between the west style of offense and ours and I'll take ours every time though
Oregon pushes tempo, resulting in more plays and more possessions.
However, yards per play doesn't equal explosive plays. CNS defines explosive plays as rushes over 13 yards and passes over 17 yards (if I remember correctly). I'd be interested to see an Oregon/Bama comparison based on this criteria.
Our offense is vastly underrated either way.
Outstanding stat. Wow.
Correct. And not even in the same stratosphere. Our entire offense is designed to limit the amount of snaps per game whereas they do the exact opposite.
The point to me is pretty correct that our offense is better and more efficient and by limiting the number of snaps, our defense if much better because they don't have any plays.
In 14 games we ran about 900 plays in 14 games or about 64 plays per game scoring about 40 pts per game (.625 pts per play). In 13 games Oregon ran about 1060 plays in 13 games or about 81 plays per game scoring about 50 pts per game (.617 pts per play). We also turn the ball over less somewhat do to having less plays (15 vs.19) even with an extra game for UA.
When you extrapolate out the data, even without factoring that our offense it much more suitable for a dominant defense (which is light years ahead of Oregon), the conclusion is pretty obvious that our offense is better. It's close but our offense is better.
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