The sad sack stat should see a quantum improvement this year. We finally have a bigger defensive team with a small blitzing LB in the works. Lucky we have the bookend LBs to plug the middle so that the third speedy LB can blitz.
CFH HMagic bball season.
Let my fred's Four Horsemen ride.
ISU has been dead last in the conference in terms of % of stopping 4th down attempts the last 2 years. Next to last in 08. Thanks to "Chizik yards", opponents didn't face too many 4th downs in 08. With the personnel on defense this year, I expect that percentage to drop.
Whats crazy is that teams attempted 36 4th downs on Tech last year(converted 19). Hard to imagine teams going for it 3 times a week. Houston went for 8 vs Tech. ATM only went for it once. Every other opponent on Tech's schedule was going for it 2-4 times.
That Tech defense was truly terrible, especially if coaches just said F-it lets get this 4th down that many times. I highly doubt there were a ton of late game attempts against them. I'm thinking 2nd/3rd qtr attempts.
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