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Weekly third down rant

Posted by cuorange on September 24, 2009

Sitting at 33.3% on third down conversions through the first two games you had to figure that it couldn’t get worse for the Tigers.  Think again.  A 6 for 20 day against Boston College brought the Tigers down to 32.08% and a 99th national ranking.

Year 3rd and 1-3 3rd and 4-6 3rd and 7-10 3rd and 11 or more
2008 60.71% 38.10% 20.69% 8.33%
2009 50.00% 33.33% 27.78% 20.00%
2009 5/10 5/15 5/18 2/10


The good news is that the third and short (1-3 yards) has improved a bit, but the medium (4-6 yards) and long (7-10 and 11+ yards) leave something to be desired, though there is some improvement in these numbers over last year.
I don’t really expect to see great numbers on third and long, to think otherwise is an exercise in self-flagellation.  However, 33% on third and 4-6 is not the sign of a good offense.


2 Responses to “Weekly third down rant”

  1. aeargle said

    Better than 1 for 13 like Ole Miss was last night.

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