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The #1 Category in Building a Championship Team: SCORING DEFENSEby: AFM Editorial Staff
© May 2006
“Scoring Defense is, without question, the most important of all statistics for football,” says Trinity College (CT) new Head Coach, Jeff Devanney. “The bottom line is how many points you give up, not how many yards your opponent gets on your defense. You can examine other stats – rushing offense and time of possession – which are also important, but limited; the bottom line is your scoring defense.”
Devanney speaks from experience where Trinity has an incredible track record. The Division III Bantams led all colleges last fall in total defense, rushing defense, and scoring defense. In fact, they led all colleges in scoring defense, surrendering an average of 4.5 points per game. “We actually had a better scoring defense a few years ago,” says Devanney, “ only giving up 3.7 points a game.
“But we re....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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