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  1. #111
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    Default Re: 2017 Bison

    Looking over some numbers over the course of the run dating back to the 2010 season and a lot of the numbers are comparable but looking only at the numbers a few things stick out.

    There are a few alarming numbers that worry me.

    Penalties (# of penalties/penalty yardage/penalty yards per game):

    2010 - 104/902/64.4
    2011 - 83/722/48.1
    2012 - 73/600/40.0
    2013 - 73/610/40.9
    2014 - 97/797/49.8
    2015 - 77/686/45.7
    2016 - 83/764/54.6

    This coaching staff needs to get tougher on penalties. These are things that can be controlled and when looking at other offensive numbers from 2016 it just shows you that penalties killed a lot of scoring drives.

    Rushing (total yards/yards per rush/yards per game):

    2010 - 2440/4.5/174.3
    2011 - 2599/4.9/173.3
    2012 - 3052/4.8/203.5
    2013 - 3860/5.9/257.3
    2014 - 3764/5.2/235.2
    2015 - 3551/5.0/236.7
    2016 - 3372/5.7/240.9

    I don't think the sky is falling in the rushing game. The numbers from the past year are good enough to win a championship as the team has done 4 times rushing for less per game. I'm actually a little more concerned about offensive balance.

    Passing (Total yards/yards per attempt/avg per game):

    2010 - 2142/7.0/153.0
    2011 - 2591/7.7/172.7
    2012 - 2501/7.0/203.5
    2013 - 3002/8.3/200.1
    2014 - 3152/8.7/197.0
    2015 - 2795/7.8/186.3
    2016 - 2339/8.0/167.1

    None of the numbers really jump off the page here but what is disappointing is to see is total yards and yards per game trending downward. The yards per attempt number is good, meaning they are having success when they do pass. Numbers say the team should be passing a little bit more.

    Scoring (Bison per game/Opponent per game):

    2010 - 25.4/18.2
    2011 - 31.3/12.7
    2012 - 33.0/11.5
    2013 - 38.7/11.3
    2014 - 32.9/14.1
    2015 - 34.9/15.3
    2016 - 29.1/16.6

    The alarming thing here is the combination of the ppg dropping by over 5 points coupled with the trend of allowing more ppg on defense. Which points to another area the Bison need to work on.

    TOP:

    2010 - 29:14
    2011 - 30:44
    2012 - 34:21
    2013 - 33:40
    2014 - 34:04
    2015 - 36:39
    2016 - 31:51

    That's right! The Bison's TOP dropped by almost 5:00 per game.

    There are a few more numbers but basically I think the defense just needed to use this year to gain some experience and to get better. Hopefully next year they will be able to get off the field.

    (Last one, I promise)

    3rd Down % (Bison/Opponent):

    2010 - 29%/34%
    2011 - 43%/37%
    2012 - 51%/29%
    2013 - 55%/26%
    2014 - 48%/32%
    2015 - 47%/26%
    2016 - 46%/40%

    The defense was not getting off the field on 3rd down like it had in previous years, which affects the TOP, which affects scoring, which affects wins/losses.

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    Default Re: 2017 Bison

    Bison struggled through a lot of questionable illegal blocking penalties this year. Probably added significantly to their total penalty yardage, rightly so or not.

  3. #113
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    Biggest issue IMO was 3rd downs. That said the offense needs to be better on 1st and 2nd down as well to keep those 3rd downs manageable. Far too many third and long situations this season. Defense definitely needs to improve getting off the field on third downs. Gave up too many big third down conversions.

  4. #114
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmantutters View Post
    Looking over some numbers over the course of the run dating back to the 2010 season and a lot of the numbers are comparable but looking only at the numbers a few things stick out.

    There are a few alarming numbers that worry me.

    Penalties (# of penalties/penalty yardage/penalty yards per game):

    2010 - 104/902/64.4
    2011 - 83/722/48.1
    2012 - 73/600/40.0
    2013 - 73/610/40.9
    2014 - 97/797/49.8
    2015 - 77/686/45.7
    2016 - 83/764/54.6

    This coaching staff needs to get tougher on penalties. These are things that can be controlled and when looking at other offensive numbers from 2016 it just shows you that penalties killed a lot of scoring drives.

    Rushing (total yards/yards per rush/yards per game):

    2010 - 2440/4.5/174.3
    2011 - 2599/4.9/173.3
    2012 - 3052/4.8/203.5
    2013 - 3860/5.9/257.3
    2014 - 3764/5.2/235.2
    2015 - 3551/5.0/236.7
    2016 - 3372/5.7/240.9

    I don't think the sky is falling in the rushing game. The numbers from the past year are good enough to win a championship as the team has done 4 times rushing for less per game. I'm actually a little more concerned about offensive balance.

    Passing (Total yards/yards per attempt/avg per game):

    2010 - 2142/7.0/153.0
    2011 - 2591/7.7/172.7
    2012 - 2501/7.0/203.5
    2013 - 3002/8.3/200.1
    2014 - 3152/8.7/197.0
    2015 - 2795/7.8/186.3
    2016 - 2339/8.0/167.1

    None of the numbers really jump off the page here but what is disappointing is to see is total yards and yards per game trending downward. The yards per attempt number is good, meaning they are having success when they do pass. Numbers say the team should be passing a little bit more.

    Scoring (Bison per game/Opponent per game):

    2010 - 25.4/18.2
    2011 - 31.3/12.7
    2012 - 33.0/11.5
    2013 - 38.7/11.3
    2014 - 32.9/14.1
    2015 - 34.9/15.3
    2016 - 29.1/16.6

    The alarming thing here is the combination of the ppg dropping by over 5 points coupled with the trend of allowing more ppg on defense. Which points to another area the Bison need to work on.

    TOP:

    2010 - 29:14
    2011 - 30:44
    2012 - 34:21
    2013 - 33:40
    2014 - 34:04
    2015 - 36:39
    2016 - 31:51

    That's right! The Bison's TOP dropped by almost 5:00 per game.

    There are a few more numbers but basically I think the defense just needed to use this year to gain some experience and to get better. Hopefully next year they will be able to get off the field.

    (Last one, I promise)

    3rd Down % (Bison/Opponent):

    2010 - 29%/34%
    2011 - 43%/37%
    2012 - 51%/29%
    2013 - 55%/26%
    2014 - 48%/32%
    2015 - 47%/26%
    2016 - 46%/40%

    The defense was not getting off the field on 3rd down like it had in previous years, which affects the TOP, which affects scoring, which affects wins/losses.
    What stands out is how filthy the 2013 team was. It might be 50 years or never before another team like that comes along.

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    Default Re: 2017 Bison

    We differ a little bit. My OL would be:

    LT: Conner
    LG: Kuhnert
    C: Volson
    RG: Johnson
    RT: Radunz

    Board/DeLuca/Cox = #FreakSquad.... would be ultra athletic.

    Great insight, thanks Ross!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    We differ a little bit. My OL would be:

    LT: Conner
    LG: Kuhnert
    C: Volson
    RG: Johnson
    RT: Radunz

    Board/DeLuca/Cox = #FreakSquad.... would be ultra athletic.

    Great insight, thanks Ross!
    My guess at next year's OL is exactly the same as yours.
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    Default Re: 2017 Bison

    Wow Mr. Ross hit the nail on the head with the last 2 paragraphs with Easton...I couldn't of said it better myself that is why I won't even attempt to paraphrase it...

    Good work Ross Uglem!

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    The major things that don't show up in stats are playing with an edge and attitude. Here's the thing, we, by almost everyone's standard, have had great/the best recruiting classes of all of FCS for many years now, but yet the "stats" don't reflect that. We are not trending upwards IOW. It's a bad sign IMO. We'll see. Coaching attitudes and schemes need to change.


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    [QUOTE=CAS4127;1187633]The major things that don't show up in stats are playing with an edge and attitude. Here's the thing, we, by almost everyone's standard, have had great/the best recruiting classes of all of FCS for many years now, but yet the "stats" don't reflect that. We are not trending upwards IOW. It's a bad sign IMO. We'll see. Coaching attitudes and schemes need to change.

    I think you are correct. They have lost a little bit of that swagger and nastiness. Not conceit-swagger.



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