Originally Posted by tvols75
Still doesn't make much sense because on that 1 pass attempt they didn't get sacked in the said scenario. We had more passing attempts than both LSU and Bama but allowed fewer sacks. If what you said was true, then there should have been more sacks allowed because we were in obvious passing downs.
Haven't seen the numbers but given the above....
Originally Posted by King Webbsticles
Look, I'm not saying that our OL didn't excel at pass blocking because they did. They did a nice job protecting Bray, for the most part.
But the numbers get skewed when half of the season your QB is Matt Simms, Worley or a broken-fingered Bray. We tried, miserably, to run the ball more. Teams didn't have to blitz as much to put pressure on the QB. They could sit in zone and make our poor QB's make plays, which they couldn't.
It makes this mean something different.
The sack rate is the sack rate (i.e. sacks per passing attempt) and if we had more attempts than both Bama and LSUseless then we did better. Webb what you are saying would benefit Bama and LSUseless by them having fewer total sacks allowed due to fewer pass attempts than UT. I would like to see all three teams numbers on passing attempts and sack rate. If we have the better rate on more attempts, then our pass blocking was better than either Bama or LSUseless.
Edit: OK, did some research. These stats are from Yahoo Sports and the attempts numbers matches some other sites, but the UT sack number didn't. Yahoo has Sacks/Attempts as follows:
UT 18/400 for a rate of .045 sacks per attempt
Bama 17/357 for a rate of .048 sacks per attempt
LSUseless 18/279 for a rate of .065 sacks per attempt
I would say our pass blocking was the best of the 3.