Football '06: By the Numbers

With the 2006 roster out and the season rapidly approaching, TheDevilsDen.com will take a look at some numbers which might be able to offer some insight to the 2006 Duke Blue Devils football team.

2005 Statistics:

  • Scoring differential (per game): -21.0
  • Total offense gained per game: 248.1
  • Total points allowed: 408
  • Total points allowed in 3rd quarter: 146
  • Percentage of pts allowed in 3rd quarter: 36%
  • Most TD passes in a single game: 1 (5 total for the season)


2006 Roster:

  • Number of seniors (last year of eligibility): 7
  • Number of 5th year players: 3
  • Number of 4th year players: 12
  • Number of 4th and 5th year projected starters: 7
  • Total number of returning starters from end of 2005: 12
  • Total number of returning starters from beginning of 2005: 9
  • Freshmen on projected depth chart: 12
    (1 QB, 1 FB, 1 TE, 4 OL, 4 DL 1 LB)


Offense:

  • Returning starters from end of 2005 season: 5
    (Rumsey, Boyette, Asack, Riley, Goldberg)
  • Returning starters from beginning of 2005 season: 2 (Rumsey, Wright)
  • Career starts by offensive linemen: 12 (Rumsey 11, Goldberg 1)
  • Number of true freshmen projected to play in OL in 2006: 3
  • Total career rushing yardage of running backs: 2,158
  • Number of 100-yard rushers in 2005: 3 (Boyle, Boyette, Drummer)
  • Percentage of 2005 rushing production returning: 89%
  • Average yards per carry by Ronnie Drummer: 10.2
  • Touchdowns scored by Justin Boyle: 9
  • Touchdowns scored by rest of team: 13
  • Career starts by wide receivers: 15 (Wright 6, Riley 5, Jones 4)
  • Yards Per Catch of projected WRs Eron Riley and Jomar Wright: 19.6
  • Percentage of 2005 receiving production returning: 45%


Defense:

  • Returning starters from end of 2005: 7
    (Camero, Nichols, Tauiliili, Edwards, Talley, McCormick, Davis)
  • Returning starters from beginning of 2005: 7
    (Camero, Nichols, Lowe, Bailey, Talley, McCormick, Davis)
  • Number of players on 2005 two-deep returning: 16
  • Projected starters that have not started a college game: 2
    (Oghobaase, Aye-Darko)
  • Career starts by defensive linemen: 47
    (Camero 25, Nichols 21, Respress 1)
  • Average weight of projected starting DL: 278 lbs.
  • Career starts among defensive backs: 48
    (Talley 21, McCormick 16, Davis 11)
  • Number of career interceptions by Talley: 11
  • Percentage of 2005 tackling production returning: 65%
  • Percentage of 2005 sack production returning: 53%
     

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