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Getting Off The Field

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State's pass defense has been unusually good on third downs.

How important is forcing a three-and-out? Momentum and field position can swing back in a team's...

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How important is forcing a three-and-out? Momentum and field position can swing back in a team's favor, and the offense that hustles back on the field might catch an overly winded defense reeling on the next possession. Which offenses most take advantage of drives following defensive three-and-outs, and which defenses have been at their best when pressed quickly back into action?

Scroll down to the table labeled "Offensive Scoring After Forcing Three-And-Out." This season, State's defense has given up just seven points on possessions immediately following a three-and-out by State's offense.

Football's Ongoing Turnover Problem Pt. 2

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More turnover action.

Never Punt With Tebow

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The takeaway: it's rarely a good idea to punt on the opponent's side of the field, even if you have an average offense going up against a good defense. And if your offense is as good as Florida's with Tebow under center...

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