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    Interceptions

    Here is an interesting article on defensive interception rates and randomness from Football Study Hall:

    The Art Of The Interception: Good Hands And Randomness - Football Study Hall

    Basically, it says that there is little correlation in year-to-year interception rates by defenders. Just because someone intercepted a large percentage of their total passes defended one year, doesn't mean that they will do the same the next year (and vice versa).

    It's been shown via play-by-play data that fumble recovery rates are typically 50/50 between the offense and defense, and now it looks like interceptions aren't necessarily repeatable either. There is a lot more luck/randomness involved in generating a turnover than people think.


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    Re: Interceptions

    That is all fine and good, but we will always allot interceptions to skill when ISU has a lot of them and to luck when our opponents do.


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    Re: Interceptions

    I am certain that Head Coach Lovie Smith does not subscribe to this philosophy.



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    Re: Interceptions

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    I am certain that Head Coach Lovie Smith does not subscribe to this philosophy.

    beat me to it




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