JTB in his career is 6-0 as a starter against final ranked top 7 scoring defenses (m)
By Barrett777 on 15:52:16 08/12/19
[In reply to "you mean stats that you believe are 'win focused'" by Brutus, posted at 13:38:14 08/12/19]
: as last year OSU was high in a number of stats that you don't consider to be 'win focused' last season and yet went 13-1, won the B1G and won the Rose Bowl.
: OSU in recent years had fatal flaws that caused it to fall short of getting that terribly close to the ultimate goal of winning a national championship. Those flaws can be found in breaking down the stats. Yes leading in passing yards is something TTU and similar programs do. But having a passing game that doesn't make an elite opponent laugh is essential to winning a championship even if leading the world in pass yardage is now. Same thing with the run game...it is essential to have a run game that is effective in short yardage and in the redzone.
JTB holds the following FBS NCAA Records against "elite" final ranked top 7 scoring defenses:
* Most wins - 6 (perfect 6-0 record)
Why final ranked top 7 defenses? Equates to top 5 % of FBS scoring defenses when factoring in the schools numbering from 125 to 140 most years and allowing for OSU (or school of record) to be one of those top 7 defenses.
If you want to debate using top 7 scoring defenses as being too limiting JTB also holds the NCAA FBS record for most TD's against final ranked top 40 scoring defenses with 50 TD's in winning performances. 16 of JTB's 38 career wins as a start came against top 40 scoring defenses.
JTB has done more good things including passing against elite opponents and defenses than anyone in Big Ten history.
As for last year's Offense, in 3 of the 4 games played against top 30 scoring defenses OSU was held below 30 points and 400 yards of Total Offenses in 3 of the 4. Yes, OSU had a huge game against SCum and that was awesome. Also built up a lot of the gaudy stats against the lesser competition.