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    Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    ouch, good thing we have generated some turnovers.
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    In a league of their own in the same stat: Iowa State. The Cyclones have allowed opponents in the red zone 44 times this year, giving up 34 total scores and 24 touchdowns. Iowa State has played eight games, but no other team in college football has allowed an opponent in the red zone more than 41 times this year, ranking the Cyclones last of 120 FBS teams.

    Those 44 red zone attempts are 12 more than any other team in the Big 12.



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Funny that stat doesn't actually focus on red zone defense.


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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    We may have let teams in the red zone a lot but we have had a lot of big stops in the red zone. See ISU vs Texas


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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Yeah that stinks but redzone stats can be meaningless sometimes. Who cares if you have an amazing redzone defense if your constantly letting teams score from 21+ yards out. Not saying that is or was ISU's case. Just sayin'


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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    We are actually ranked 35th in red zone opponent scoring %.




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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Yeah, that's not even a real stat that they used (at least not a reputible one). That's kind of like judging a defense based on how many possessions their opponents have had.



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    At this point in the season, with the OU and Utah games just behind us, I have a hard time looking at stats. Especially defensive.



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    I dont hardly bother with his blog anymore. Hes all too quick to give a little compliment and then slam us big in another way.



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Playing "Bend but Don't Break" defense, Wally said that we'd see a lot of yardage against us and trips to the red zone. They're trying to reduce big-play scores and make them earn it. 24 of 44 trips to the redzone were TD's, 9 for FG, and 11 no scores. Considering that Iowa, Utah, Oklahoma are good offenses, and Texas Tech, Northern Ill. and K-State aren't too bad either. Our D has played some pretty good teams and few if any "easy" games against weak offenses. In theory, our numbers should get better playing Kansas and Colorado, but Nebraska and Missouri loom on the horizon, too. At the end of the day, only WINS count toward anything. That's what we need to go get, despite what our ESPN blogging friend thinks are important stats. Go State!



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    ouch, good thing we have generated some turnovers.
    Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    Falling: Iowa State's red zone defense

    In a league of their own in the same stat: Iowa State. The Cyclones have allowed opponents in the red zone 44 times this year, giving up 34 total scores and 24 touchdowns. Iowa State has played eight games, but no other team in college football has allowed an opponent in the red zone more than 41 times this year, ranking the Cyclones last of 120 FBS teams.

    Those 44 red zone attempts are 12 more than any other team in the Big 12.
    hmmm.... just might be related to this stat?

    toughest schedule....

    guess which team has the nation's toughest schedule per the NCAA website?

    http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/2010/Intern...games_cumm.pdf

    play the nation's toughest schedule, you may have more red zone defenses to make.

    imagine that!



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    ouch, good thing we have generated some turnovers.
    Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    Falling: Iowa State's red zone defense

    In a league of their own in the same stat: Iowa State. The Cyclones have allowed opponents in the red zone 44 times this year, giving up 34 total scores and 24 touchdowns. Iowa State has played eight games, but no other team in college football has allowed an opponent in the red zone more than 41 times this year, ranking the Cyclones last of 120 FBS teams.

    Those 44 red zone attempts are 12 more than any other team in the Big 12.
    So, our defensive stock is falling after we just beat Texas and our opponent scoring % in the red zone rank is 35th nationally?


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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    I get his point, but it isn't our red zone defense that is bad. Its defense everywhere else on the field. We actually are pretty good once the opponent is in the red zone.



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    This stat is skewed because of 3 games, but it has
    nothing to do with Red Zone Defense. That would be the 45/35 stat, but the are referring to total D.....



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    Re: Falling [stock] Iowa State's red zone defense

    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    I get his point, but it isn't our red zone defense that is bad. Its defense everywhere else on the field. We actually are pretty good once the opponent is in the red zone.
    That our stock is falling? Explain it to me.


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