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College Football Offensive Production

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Offensive production in college football has constantly shifted due to the ever-changing pool of talent and how coordinators use them. In college football, for instance, offenses have a tendency to run up the scoreboard with the different types of play schemes that work. The scoring rate in college seems to change over time.

During the 2013-2014 season Florida State and their Heisman quarterback, James Winston had a dynamic year. The Seminoles averaged 52.9 points and were able to get a National Championship win over Auburn.

Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher conducted a multiple offense while utilizing an out the pocket quarterback in Winston. Florida State was able to produce more in away games than at home with just a 0.3 point difference. Their season had a good mix of an 89.47% in red zone scoring along with the effectiveness in rushing and passing plays. This team had a well-oiled machine within the offense which in turn allowed their production to be so high.

Looking into last year’s performance, Baylor led the highest scoring percentage with an average of 46.6 points per game. Even though the season did not result in a bigger bowl game, the bears did have a 10-3 record. Along with a 49-38 win over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl and ending the season as a number six ranked team. Baylor success was through QB Seth Russell, RB Shock Linwood, and WR Corey Coleman; each having a thousand plus yards. Their performance combined with offensive coordinator Kendal Briles spread offense.

Even though last season’s point average was not as high as Florida State three years ago,  the amount of talent and schemes affect the amount of points per year.

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