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    not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Is the Big 12's style of play really that much different than the Big 10 where football is concerned? I'm someone that likes to use statistics to back it up and to debunk stereotypes. The average Big 10 school carried the ball 36.7 times a game in the 2008 season. The average Big 12 school carried the ball 34.6 times a game in the 2008 season.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    How were those carries distributed? I'll betcha the Big 10 was more to the running backs and I'll betcha the Big 12 was more quarterback carries.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    I don't know? Is there forum for threads with horrible titles?



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Is the Big 12's style of play really that much different than the Big 10 where football is concerned? I'm someone that likes to use statistics to back it up and to debunk stereotypes. The average Big 10 school carried the ball 36.7 times a game in the 2008 season. The average Big 12 school carried the ball 34.6 times a game in the 2008 season.
    It depends how those carries are conducted and how they are distributed.

    The Big 10 still values "3 yards and a cloud of dust" running while the Big 12 uses a lot of the option read offense and involves their QBs more often.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    For the love of god man, use a real title and then what you current title is as the first sentence. I feel cheated.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Is the Big 12's style of play really that much different than the Big 10 where football is concerned? I'm someone that likes to use statistics to back it up and to debunk stereotypes. The average Big 10 school carried the ball 36.7 times a game in the 2008 season. The average Big 12 school carried the ball 34.6 times a game in the 2008 season.
    Get the passing numbers and see how they compare.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    It depends how those carries are conducted and how they are distributed.

    The Big 10 still values "3 yards and a cloud of dust" running while the Big 12 uses a lot of the option read offense and involves their QBs more often.
    I think this is a great point. A spread offense doesn't mean you give up on running the football, but the style of running is much different. The breakdown of run plays versus pass plays may not end up being that much different between the leagues, but you don't have to watch the games for very long at all to tell you the overall style of the two leagues is very different.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Is the Big 12's style of play really that much different than the Big 10 where football is concerned?
    Yes.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    How many plays a game are ran in each conferene? What is the total yardage a game in each conference?


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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Does this belong in the really long thread title, that really isn't a title forum?



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    Get the passing numbers and see how they compare.
    Or the defensive numbers. In 2008, the Big 10 had 3 teams who finished in the top 15 nationally in total defense. Compare that to the Big 12, were Texas had the top ranked defense in the Big 12, but was 51st nationally. Nebraska had the Big 12's second best overall defense, but was 55th nationally.



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    How were those carries distributed? I'll betcha the Big 10 was more to the running backs and I'll betcha the Big 12 was more quarterback carries.
    the average Big 10 QB carried the ball 6.9 times a game. The average Big 12 QB carried the ball 7.9 times a game. This however counts sacks as a carry



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    How many plays a game are ran in each conferene? What is the total yardage a game in each conference?
    The average Big 10 school runs 66.5 plays a game. The average Big 12 school runs 69.8 plays a game



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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiSnob View Post
    Is the Big 12's style of play really that much different than the Big 10 where football is concerned? I'm someone that likes to use statistics to back it up and to debunk stereotypes. The average Big 10 school carried the ball 36.7 times a game in the 2008 season. The average Big 12 school carried the ball 34.6 times a game in the 2008 season.
    Statistics don't tell as much as their users suggest. I don't think you've presented many statistics here that debunk anything that eyeballing a Big 12 or Big 10 game would tell somebody.


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    Re: not sure if this thread belongs in here or the in-state rivals forum

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    Or the defensive numbers. In 2008, the Big 10 had 3 teams who finished in the top 15 nationally in total defense. Compare that to the Big 12, were Texas had the top ranked defense in the Big 12, but was 51st nationally. Nebraska had the Big 12's second best overall defense, but was 55th nationally.
    Kind of makes sense that your defense statistics are going to look good when you play teams with very little offense. Watching the big ten is a lot like watching soccer.


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