Great post. Teams like Okla and Ore have had a great O, but without D don't win it all.*
By BuckTheSystem on 11:41:37 07/11/19
[In reply to "5 of 8 last NC's have been #1 in Scoring D. 7 of 8 have been in top 10. Prospects for OSU to get back in top 5 on D? (m)" by Barrett777, posted at 10:57:24 07/11/19]
: Last year was a woeful #52.
: Prior year OSU was #15 which vast majority of time is not good enough if goal is NC.
: <1i>Bama has been #1 in scoring D in 3 of their NC's under Saban and in top 3 in all 5 NC seasons.
: Clemson was #1 in scoring D last year. Many focus on their Offense but it was their D and their Run game that took them to the Natty.
: FSU in 2013 with Jameis Winston had the #1 Scoring Defense and also averaged 5.6 ypc rushing on Offense. Most of the focus was on Winston but at least equally should have been on their #1 D and a strong run game on Offense.
: Do you believe it is realistic for OSU to jump back into he top 5 in scoring D in 2019?
: If so, who are the impact players few are talking about now to help make that happen?