Auburn football case is improving

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Auburn football case is improving

One of these statistics is offensive scoring. It can represent a team’s average production over the course of a season, but it doesn’t demonstrate how well the offence performed against real competition. Unless you really want to go that far.

Stat of the day
In 2020, Auburn averaged 25.1 points per game. In 2021, the Tigers averaged 28.3 points per game.

However, keep in mind that Auburn really didn’t play well against legitimate competition last season. 33% of Auburn’s entire 2021 scoring production came in the first two games of the season (Akron and Alabama State). They’ve got to find ways to get into the end zone against SEC opponents more often.

What it means
Despite the criticism’s surrounding Auburn’s offense this past season, the Tigers still managed to average 3.2 points more than in 2020. There’s reason to believe Auburn takes another step in the right direction in 2022.

Story Highlights

  • Several peaks and troughs, little discrete points in history that might be surprising or disappointing on their own, but don’t matter much if the overarching stat is heavily focused on, can be hidden within one overarching stat.

  • In Auburn’s case, I don’t think most people want to dig too deep when it comes to looking at the scoring offense over the past couple of years. Take a look at today’s stat of the day.

Now, whether that revolves around better run blocking, more downfield shots, more efficient quarterback play, or all of the above is yet to be seen.