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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