The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.
As much as I’d like to see 45-point game more than once every four years, it isn’t a requirement to provide a boost. But at least score more than 20 on a frequent basis.
I would take 28 ppg average in a microsecond.
Assuming points-allowed remained the same, we’d have the following additional wins during the Rhoads era alone:
Texas Tech 2012 (28-24)
KSU 2012 (28-27)
Oklahoma 2011 (28-26)
Rutgers 2011 (28-27)
KSU 2010 (28-27)
Missouri 2010 (28-14)
KSU 2009 (28-24)
(UNI 2013 would go to OT)
That's close to 2 more wins per season.
I realize it doesn’t work precisely that way (there are factors that could come into play if games were higher-scoring overall — e.g., I have a feeling that 2011 OU game would've turned into a 48-28 game if that's what it took). Mainly, it's evidence it isn't essential to put up massive scoring numbers to be just a bit more successful.
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