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DT Jerel Worthy
DT Kevin Pickelman
DT Johnathan Strayhorn
FS Trenton Robinson
2011: #9 Nationally. 100.5 YPG. 2.8 YPC. 11 TDs.
2012: #8 Nationally. 99.58 YPG. 3.31 YPC. 5 TDs.
2011: #11 Nationally. 176.9 YPG, 53.9% completion, 6.2 YPA, 20 TD to 19 INT
2012: #8 Nationally. 173.7 YPG, 53.0% completion, 5.3 YPA, 10 TD to 13 INT
2011: #10 Nationally. 18.4 PPG.
2012: #10 Nationally. 16.3 PPG
2011: #3 Nationally. 45 sacks for 295 yards.
2012: #102 Nationally. 18 sacks for 134 yards.
2011: #3 Nationally. 106 TFL for 437 yards.
2012: #40 Nationally. 75 TFL for 290 yards.
2011: #16 Nationally for 3rd Down (33.67%), #32 Nationally for 4th Down (45%)
2012: #14 Nationally for 3rd Down (31.25%), #14 Nationally for 4th Down (33.33%)
This year is better. Last year we had an offense that could stay on the field. This year we dont.
18 sacks in 12 games.
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Definitely a better defense this year. They just gave up nbothing most of the season despite not having a lot of big negative yardage plays.
2011 vs 2012 vs 2013? Should be just as good if not better next year. All we need is an OK offense to finish with 9+ wins in 13'.
Let's adjust for sack yardage just for fun. If we average the sack yardage between 2012 and 2011 (and pretend the 2012 team had 31.5 sacks for 214 yards), 2012 MSU's adjusted YPC allowed would be 3.08 YPC on the same # of attempts.
If MSU 2012 had the SAME # of sacks and yards lost as 2011, the adjusted YPC would be 2.86. That's not accounting for TFL either. This team was monstrous against the run. The pass rush was the biggest dropoff.
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I'd argue that last year's defense was much much better. Keep in mind the strength of schedule. This year, the Big Ten had very poor offenses all around. Last year, we faced a dominant Wisconsin offense twice, among other good offenses.
Pass D for this year's team is probably misleading. However, run D is not.
Did Narduzzi not call as many blitzes this year? It didn't seem like it but maybe he did/changed his calls.
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True, but was there any offense in the B10 that was competent in both offensive aspects? Nebraska was run-oriented. Same with UM and Wisconsin. OSU was the most balanced pass attack and they were still pretty unreliable through the air. It's easy to shut down a one dimensional offense. Last year, Wisconsin was dominant in both aspects. MSU's defense played one good defensive game against them (regular season) and a poor one (BTCG).
Rush and Gholston really missed having Worthy around.
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What's more, Indiana was the only passing offense in the top 25 nationally.
Penn State was #35.
MSU was #77.
OSU, UM, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Northwestern were all worse than us.
i hate our offense
2012: #4 in Time of Possession
Last year we had an offense that could score.
View the Official Time of Possession at NCAA.com
Might want to use just the regular season stats for the '11 D. MSU gave up 42 points in the CCG and 30 in the bowl. Plus, MSU had 17 TFL in the bowl and 4 sacks, plus 3 sacks in the CCG.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Ahh, but Nebraska and tOSU's Os were both better this year. I'd argue ND is about the same on O; difference in points allowed was that MSU didn't allow a KR TD and an INT returned to FG range.
Northwestern's O is definitely better this year than last years. IU's is better this year (0 points allowed in '11, 27 in '12, the 2nd most MSU gave up this year).
The 2011 D also gave up 30 points 4 times: ND, Wisky 1, Wisky 2, Bowl Game
The 2012 D hasn't given up 30 points once.
The '11 D gave up 24 points 6 times: The 4 listed above + Minny and Nebraska
The '12 D have up 24 points twice: IU and Nebraska
While I don't disagree with you, you have to remember how empty being a high ranking pass offense is. Passing offenses for losing teams are greater because they are losing. They have to pass a lot because they are playing from behind.
The Detroit Lions have the #1 passing offense in the NFL. How is that working for them?
I'm just saying. I agreed with the fact that there are no real dual threat offenses in the conference. Indiana is the only one that was even able to break into the top 25, and that's because they have to throw all the time. Kind of a sad fact for the Big Ten as a whole.
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