Four teams scoring touchdowns every 11 snaps
Posted by: Josh Kendall on October 22, 2012
Defense may win championships, but offense doesn't hurt either.
Four teams in the nation are averaging a touchdown every 11 plays this season, and their combined record is 25-3. Two of the four - Oregon and Kansas State - are undefeated and near the top of the BCS rankings. Louisiana Tech (6-1) and Texas (5-2) are the other two.
Sonny Dykes' Bulldogs score with the most efficiency, getting into the end zone every 11.2 snaps. The Wildcats (11.3), Longhorns (11.6) and Ducks (11.9) are not far behind.
"It all starts with the players," Dykes said Saturday after Louisiana Tech beat Idaho 70-28. "We have good players who like playing and have talent. Our guys kept their foot on the accelerator. That is something we have been talking about. We have had opportunities in the past to pull away from people and haven't been able to do it. I think this team is learning to do that, and I think that's the sign of a good football team."
Louisiana Tech gained 839 yards against the Vandals, the most by an FBS team this season. The Bulldogs, who tied a WAC record with 56 first half points, have scored more than 50 points in six of seven games and average 56.1 per game.
"We just executed really well," Bulldogs quarterback Colby Cameron said after Saturday's win. "Our offense, when it starts to click, it starts moving."
On the opposite end of the spectrum are Tulane, which scores a touchdown every 48.3 plays, and Auburn, which gets into the end zone once every 38 snaps.
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