Posted: 10/25/2012 1:03 PM
Posted: 10/25/2012 2:02 PM
jhcfan wrote: Butler 79 wondered why Hutch isn't dominating the conference on defense if they are so good. The answer is in the point 79 himself made earlier about whether the Hutch D just looks better against the weaker teams or if it is really the same D that gave up points to Ville and Garden. His point is a good one. Hutch gives up exactly the same 2.0 yds per rush as Butler. The .8 yds difference per play comes from the long passes Hutch has given up, especially early in the year. Butler has yielded 4 league TD passes over 30 yds and Hutch 6. Three of those 6 came against Garden early. Hutch also has given up 2 long KO return TD's while Butler has not. The question is whether the Hutch pass D has matured to match its physical ability or if they will once again revert when matched up against Blue and co. Hutch's chances rest on not giving up the long pass play.
Posted: 10/25/2012 4:14 PM
jhcfan wrote: Hutch gives up exactly the same 2.0 yds per rush as Butler. Butler has yielded 4 league TD passes over 30 yds and Hutch 6.
Butler79 wrote: Also, this is not Butler's best D. 2.0 yards per rush is not a normal statistic for Butler. Irish is great with statistics, so maybe he can whip up the stats for the last few years' defenses. I would guess that we have been closer to 1.0 yards per rush in past years. I know we've had several games where we allowed NEGATIVE rushing yards. I would also guess that our yards per play, total yards, and points allowed are higher this year than in years past. So, what I hear you saying is that Hutch's D that is loaded with high star talent is only nearly as good as Butler's least talented D in the last 5 years +/-. Are you satisfied that Hutch's D coaches need significantly more talent than Butler's coaches to field a D that is only nearly as good (and only if you discount a few early defensive meltdowns)? I wouldn't be.
Last edited 10/25/2012 7:41 PM by Irish2009
Posted: 10/25/2012 5:08 PM