BF.C STATBOOK: Defense

IT'S NO SECRET that Boise State has raced by Oregon State in recent meetings. But how have they done it -- by land? By air? Both? And what else can be gleaned from analyzing the defensive statistics? Find out, right this way...

 

NOTE: A designates an away game, H designates a home game.  The home team has won the last four matchups.

TOTAL DEFENSE

The Beaver defense has given up an average of 415.5 yards per game in the last four matchups. 

Twice Boise State has topped the 400-yard mark - both times were in Bronco Stadium.

 

RUSHING DEFENSE

Oregon State has held Boise State to under triple digit rushing just once in the last four matchups while giving up an average of 186 yards per game. 

The Broncos have topped the 240 yard rushing mark twice.  Once again, both times were in Idaho and resulted in losses for the Men in Black.

Boise State's average is 97.75 yards better than OSU's rushing average.

 

PASSING DEFENSE

Boise State averages 229.5 yards of passing in the last four clashes.  BSU has topped the 300 yard mark just once - Oregon State won that game.

 

TIME OF POSSESSION

Boise State holds onto the ball on average 30 minutes and 34 seconds in the last four games.

 

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS

Boise State converts on average 36% of its third down opportunities.  Notice the nine percent increase from 2003 to 2006.

There is only a four percent difference between OSU's and BSU's third down conversion average.

 

TURNOVERS

Oregon State has forced just five turnovers total in the last four meetings.


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