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Note On Touchdown Ratio

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Touchdown Ratio:

  • Last season Auburn's offense finished No. 83 in touchdown ratio with one every 22.9 plays. Auburn's defense finished No. 35 in touchdown ratio, allowing a TD every 26.5 snaps.

  • The 2013 Auburn Tigers were No. 9 on offense (14.9) and No. 38 on defense (26.0). The 2014 Auburn Tigers were No. 26 on offense (17.1) and No. 82 on defense (20.8). Combine the 2014 Auburn offense and the 2015 Auburn defense and Auburn likely has another National Championship run.

  • The 2010 Auburn Tigers were No. 3 on offense (12.6) and No. 49 on defense (22.9).

  • The 2004 Auburn Tigers were No. 12 on offense (15.9) and No. 5 on defense (41.0).

During the Tommy Tuberville era, Auburn was consistent on defense but struggled on the offensive side of the football. Since 2008, Auburn has been more efficient on offense than defense. Finding the right combination is essential for making a championship run. Interesting enough, there have been six seasons from 2000-2015, Auburn finished in the top-25 of offensive TD ratio. Those six teams compiled a record of 65-14. During the same period, there have been seven seasons the Auburn defense finished in the top-25 of touchdown ratio. Those seven teams compiled a record of 64-25.

  • From 2000-2015, there were 282 teams (14.8%) with a top-40 finish in offensive & defensive TD ratio. They compiled a win percentage of .786 with an average of 18 teams per season. The 2013 Auburn Tigers were one of the 282 teams. Impressively, Coach Urban Meyer has fielded eight such teams during the past 12 years. He did it once with Utah, four times with Florida and three times with Ohio State. Nick Saban has accomplished the feat eight times during the past 13 seasons. He did it with LSU on two occasions and Alabama six times.

  • From 2000-2015, there were 169 teams (8.9%) with a top-30 finish in offensive & defensive TD ratio. They compiled a win percentage of .817 with an average of 11 teams per season.

  • From 2000-2015, there were 83 teams (4.3%) with a top-20 finish in offensive & defensive TD ratio. They compiled a win percentage of .866 with an average of 5 teams per season. The 2002, 2004 and 2005 Auburn Tigers were three of the 83 teams.

  • From 2000-2015, there were 32 teams (1.7%) with a top-10 finish in offensive & defensive TD ratio. They compiled a win percentage of .908 with an average of 2 teams per year.

  • Of the 282 teams that finished in the top-40 of offensive & defensive TD ratio, 49 were from the Southeastern Conference (17.4 percent). They finished with a combined win percentage of .791 with an average of 3 SEC teams per season.

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This sounds right to me: Combine the 2014 Auburn offense and the 2015 Auburn defense and Auburn likely has another National Championship run.

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This sounds right to me: Combine the 2014 Auburn offense and the 2015 Auburn defense and Auburn likely has another National Championship run.

Heck, give the 2013 Tigers the 2015 defense and we probably wouldn't have fallen 13 seconds short.

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My hope is that Gus finds his OC genius and my AU prayer is that Steele can somehow build on the GREAT strides that Muschamp's D made (and Muschamp's staff's picks like Trob and Lance Thompson) to hopefully build on the progress made by the Muschamp D or at least not regress.

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