SacFalcFan Posted October 21, 2010 Share Posted October 21, 2010 ArticleLet's look at the improvement from one year to the next in scoring defense alone: last year we gave up 27 points per game at this point in the season. this year it's 17 points per game. Now let's look at our body of work up to this point: Scoring defense as i said us 17 points per game, top 20 in the nation. #4 in the SECRushing defense is 16th in the nation, #4 in the SEC. Passing defense is 31st in the nation, #6 in the SEC. Total defense is 15th in the nation, #3 in the SEC.The above are very positive considering the guys are still getting comfortable in running the scheme. It's a huge improvement over last year at the same point int he season. We have improved a lot in causing turnovers. Last year for the entire season we caused 12 turnovers and had one of the worst turnover ratios in the country. This year we have already caused 11 turnovers and are 28th in the nation (top 3 in the SEC) in turnover ratio. One big area we need to show improvement is 3rd down conversions. The only team worst than us is South Carolina. We allow 39% conversions. Overall this is a very good start, but we will get to see how much improved we are facing kentucky in their house saturday night. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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