December 13, 2013

Offense By the Numbers

Now that the regular season has wrapped up, Eric Hoffses goes back and compares the 2012 offensive numbers to this season's offensive numbers. Not surprisingly, the numbers were up virtually across the board under new offensive coordinator Ryan Day.

Passing

-Going into the year it was well known that the passing yards were going to go down, and they did from 258.5 yards per game to 150 per game. The yards per pass attempt actually went up from 6.6 to 7.5 per pass attempt though.

-Explosive passing plays (20+ yards) were down from 44 to 25. The Eagles dropped only one spot in the conference leaders with that dropoff though.

-Despite not putting up incredible passing numbers as a team, Alex Amidon was still 4th in the ACC in receptions with 67, and 8th in the ACC in receiving yards with 895.

Rushing

-Everyone knows that Andre Williams led the nation in rushing, so its not surprising that BC led the ACC in explosive rushing plays (20 yards or more) with 34. Williams accounted for 26 of those rushing plays.

-BC ended up with the second best rushing attack in the ACC, averaging 218 yards per game. Only Georgia Tech had a higher yards per game (311), which isn't really a fair comparison since they had almost 200 more rushing attempts than BC.

-The Eagles averaged 5.47 yards per carry, the 3rd highest in the league. Williams was 4th in the ACC in yards per attempt at 6.39, but was first if you exclude running backs with under100 carries. Myles Willis also helped out in that department as he averaged 5.84 yards per attempt.

Scoring

-The offense scored 28 points per game up from 19.8 PPG in 2012 and 18.2 PPG in 2011. A big reason for that of course was just getting in the end zone more frequently. BC actually kicked the same amount of field goals (18) this year as it did last year, but touchdowns were up from 26 to 41.

-Another big reason for the uptick in scoring was red zone efficiency. The Eagles scored on 96.55% of red zone possessions, which was the 2nd highest in the ACC. Last year that number was 75%, the 2nd lowest in the conference.

Miscellaneous Stats

-One interesting stat was BC's efficiency on 4th down conversions. The team converted 5 4th downs this year, which matched the total from last year. The difference was that the Eagles went for it on 4th down a total of 18 times last year (27% conversion), and 9 times this year (55.5% conversion)

-Even know Williams had no receptions, he still led the ACC in All-Purpose yards. Willis finished 8th in that category.

Passing

-Going into the year it was well known that the passing yards were going to go down, and they did from 258.5 yards per game to 150 per game. The yards per pass attempt actually went up from 6.6 to 7.5 per pass attempt though.

-Explosive passing plays (20+ yards) were down from 44 to 25. The Eagles dropped only one spot in the conference leaders with that dropoff though.

-Despite not putting up incredible passing numbers as a team, Alex Amidon was still 4th in the ACC in receptions with 67, and 8th in the ACC in receiving yards with 895.

Rushing

-Everyone knows that Andre Williams led the nation in rushing, so its not surprising that BC led the ACC in explosive rushing plays (20 yards or more) with 34. Williams accounted for 26 of those rushing plays.

-BC ended up with the second best rushing attack in the ACC, averaging 218 yards per game. Only Georgia Tech had a higher yards per game (311), which isn't really a fair comparison since they had almost 200 more rushing attempts than BC.

-The Eagles averaged 5.47 yards per carry, the 3rd highest in the league. Williams was 4th in the ACC in yards per attempt at 6.39, but was first if you exclude running backs with under100 carries. Myles Willis also helped out in that department as he averaged 5.84 yards per attempt.

Scoring

-The offense scored 28 points per game up from 19.8 PPG in 2012 and 18.2 PPG in 2011. A big reason for that of course was just getting in the end zone more frequently. BC actually kicked the same amount of field goals (18) this year as it did last year, but touchdowns were up from 26 to 41.

-Another big reason for the uptick in scoring was red zone efficiency. The Eagles scored on 96.55% of red zone possessions, which was the 2nd highest in the ACC. Last year that number was 75%, the 2nd lowest in the conference.

Miscellaneous Stats

-One interesting stat was BC's efficiency on 4th down conversions. The team converted 5 4th downs this year, which matched the total from last year. The difference was that the Eagles went for it on 4th down a total of 18 times last year (27% conversion), and 9 times this year (55.5% conversion)

-Even know Williams had no receptions, he still led the ACC in All-Purpose yards. Willis finished 8th in that category.


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