Chart: 17 schools have scored at least 30 points per game in 4 straight years

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday March 20, 2017


The bottom line with offense is scoring. Do you get the ball in the end zone? Heading into 2017, 17 schools have scored at least 30 points in four straight years.

Some takeaways:

- Only four of these schools have had the same play-caller for the four years, three of which were the head coach, in Jimbo Fisher, Kliff Kingsbury and Mike Leach. Western Kentucky has also had two head coaches call plays in this stretch.

- 7 of these schools will have a new play-caller in 2017: Alabama (Brian Daboll), Arizona State (Billy Napier), Baylor (Glenn Thomas or Jeff Nixon), Boise State (Zak Hill), Ohio State (Kevin Wilson), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Western Kentucky (Junior Adams).

- Four of these schools missed a bowl game in 2016: Arizona State, Northern Illinois, Oregon and Texas Tech.

- At Ohio State, the scoring dipped when Tom Herman left after 2014 and Ed Warinner took over. In 2017, Kevin Wilson is the new offensive coordinator.

- At Oklahoma, the scoring jumped up when Lincoln Riley took over in 2015. He won the Broyles Award that year as the nation’s top assistant coach. The Sooners are the only school on this list to improve their scoring each year.

- Baylor, Northern Illinois and Oregon have seen their scoring offense decrease for four straight years.

- 6 of the 2016 play-callers will be at a new school in 2017: Lane Kiffin (FAU), Chip Lindsey (Auburn), Kendal Briles (FAU), Ed Warinner (Minnesota), Matt Lubick (Washington) and Jeff Brohm (Purdue).

- Boise State’s 30 ppg streak actually stretches all the way back to 1999, per College Football Reference. Oregon’s goes back to 2007. Alabama, Florida State, and Texas Tech go back to 2008. Arizona State, Baylor and Northern Illinois go back to 2009.

- Only 3 schools have scored at least 35 ppg in four straight years: Alabama, Ohio State and Oregon. Alabama’s and Ohio State’s 35 ppg streaks go back to 2012, and Oregon goes back to 2007.

Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.