Originally Posted by jday
If I were the coach, there is no way I'd let them hang their hat on that performance. But let's not kid ourselves here. The most important stat is points on the board. A stat that dates back to 1962 is completely irrelevant, because with the advent of rules that protect the offense, a 275 yard game is not uncommon. 9 QB's threw for over 275 yards this past weekend.
The YPA and lack of interceptions was killer though. Points alone as a statistic is looking at the game as if it were played in a vacuum. The amount of points the D let up did not lead to us losing the game. The poor field position the defense gave us did.