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Discussion in 'Football' started by Huskerthom, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. satcong2

    satcong2 Recruit

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    If the Huskers convert on 3rd down, they will have a very good season.
     
  2. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    My first thought was TFLs. Because they can be such momentum changers. But then I recalled all the times we'd get a TFL or two, and then proceed to give up a 3rd down conversion that ultimately led to a score.

    So I'd say the most important stats would be:

    D: 3rd down stops
    O: 3rd down conversions.

    Getting turnovers before 3rd down, and getting offensive 1st downs on 1st or 2nd down, would just be bonuses.
     
  3. Lavaman

    Lavaman Rebel Scum 5 Year Member

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    More forced turnovers
     
  4. mel4red

    mel4red Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    Lead the nation in Red Zone Efficiency !
     
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  5. 36Blast

    36Blast Slow Blinker 2 Year Member

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    Quarterback Pressures

    Will not only lead to turnovers, but will limit opposition completion percentage.

    More 3 and outs!
     
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  6. TnHusker87

    TnHusker87 Recruit

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    Average Starting field position .... lot of factors have a bearing on this stat including efficiency on special teams. Bottom line is that I like our chances for a W if we are putting ourselves in a better position than our opponent.
     
  7. djlhuskerfan

    djlhuskerfan Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    Third down defense. We let teams convert way too many third and longs
     
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  8. Lurker44

    Lurker44 Recruit

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    Less penalties & penalty yds/game. Not my top choice but hadn’t seen it listed yet...
     
  9. Lurker44

    Lurker44 Recruit

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    Giving up the third & longs last year was very frustrating to watch and I’m sure it took its toll on the defense. After a while it seemed we were stuck in a loop of good 1st & 2nd down D with a meltdown on 3rd down.
     
  10. CO4NU

    CO4NU Scout Team 5 Year Member

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    As well as being able to stop 3rd down conversions.
     
  11. Bigger Ed

    Bigger Ed Red Shirt

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    You are all correct. A turnover of > 1 virtually ensures a winning season.

     
  12. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    The good thing about this one is they were improving as the season went on ( or at least at the end).
     
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  13. CrabHusker

    CrabHusker Starter 5 Year Member

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    Ten years ago in an offense that threw the ball as much as Nebraska does now, I'd have said 'Yards Per Pass Attempt'. I still think it's an important stat, but if the run game is clicking, it may become completely irrelevant. So for this discussion I'll have to say turnover margin.
     
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  14. Bigger Ed

    Bigger Ed Red Shirt

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    You have seen the light. :)
     
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  15. SierraRed

    SierraRed I'm pretty good at drinking beer 2 Year Member

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    Turnovers on both sides of the ball.
     
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