Red-Letter Days

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I noted on Sunday BYU's success in the red zone (13th nationally in red zone scoring percentage, 4th nationally in red zone touchdown percentage), but here's an overview:

No team has more red zone points than BYU's 169.

No team has more red zone touchdowns than BYU's 23.

Only two teams have more red zone scores than BYU's 26.

Only Navy has more red zone rushing touchdowns than BYU's 15 (Navy has 20 rushing TDs, with one passing TD; BYU has eight passing TDS to go with its 15 red zone rushing scores).

Only six teams have more red zone penetrations than BYU's 28.


BYU's next opponent San Diego State has played only five games, but has only eight red zone touchdowns and 11 red zone scores on the season. Only nine teams nationally have fewer red zone scores than SDSU's 11 (five of the nine teams have also played fewer than six games).

BYU has as many red zone rushing touchdowns (15) as SDSU has red zone penetrations.


Not coincidentally, BYU is a consistent ball-driver, and stands 11th nationally in first downs per game (23.5), while SDSU is 106th (16.4).


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