Old Timer / Unofficial Contributor for 25+ years
- Aug 26, 2011
All true and I agree completely but that is not the point I was making.
I was making the point that comparing stats between teams with very different strength of schedules and then drawing conclusions from those comparisons is hard.
What the stats do tell us is how the teams have performed against those opponents.
Both teams have shown balanced offenses, and have generally performed well both running and passing.
The defenses have both played well against their opponents; not unbalanced like Purdue was great against the run but terrible against the pass. Army was kind of unbalanced like that, too.
Kicking game and turnovers have been the biggest differences between these teams. We both played 2 punching bags. They played the best opponent so far in Florida State. But playing against Purdue, Army and Duke are all kind of in the same ballpark of opponents.