Scoring touchdows in the redzone is imperative for successful teams. Sometimes, it proves more difficult to score touchdowns, so coaches must improvise. Example 1:
However, there are times that coaches decide to settle for a field goal. Example 2:
Nonetheless, Auburn must improve in the redzone in 2017 if they want to have a successful campaign. In 2016 Auburn had 55 attempts in the redzone. They scored 31 touchdowns and 16 field goals. When Auburn won the National Championship in 2010, they had 66 attempts with 44 touchdowns and 13 field goals. Also, in 2013 Auburn had 61 attempts with 44 touchdowns and 10 field goals. It breaks down like this:
YEAR – SCORE % – TD% – FG &
2016 – 85.5% – 56.4% – 29.1%
2013 – 88.5% – 72.1% – 16.4%
2010 – 86.4% – 66.7% – 19.7 %
There wan’t great statistical fluctuation between the percentage of scoring in the redzone (between 85.5 and 88.6% of redzone possessions resulted in points. However, the biggest fluctuation was touchdown percentage relative to field goal percentage.
If Auburn wants to improve in 2017, they need to be scoring touchdowns at around 70% minimum in the redzone.
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