Taking a look at the statistical impact of Dino Babers as an offensive head coach

In his two previous stints as head coach, Dino Babers has generated a big increase in offensive productivity in year two. We take a look at the numbers inside.

One thing new Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers is known for is his offensive prowess. He has extensive experience as an assistant in highly productive offenses and has led some as a head coach as well. Exactly what has his impact been on teams he has led? The numbers tell a very interesting tale. 

From his stints at Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green, there is a huge jump in year two. At EIU, there was an increase in offensive output right away. At Bowling Green, Babers took over an offense that was already putting up some big numbers. Even with that, he took them to yet another level during his second season at the helm. 

Take a look at the numbers below. We put the years Babers was the head coach in parenthesis, take a look at the year before he took over as head coach compared to the first two years of his tenure. 

Eastern Illinois (2012-2013)

Category Year Before Year One Year Two
Points Per Game 23.2 36.5 48.9
Rushing Offense 85.5 136.0 219.2
Passing Offense 240.4 334.9 376.3
Total Offense 325.9 470.9 595.5
Yards Per Play 5.1 5.6 6.9
Turnovers 23 30 21

Bowling Green (2014-2015)

Category Year Before Year One Year Two
Points Per Game 34.8 30.0 43.4
Rushing Offense 193.4 173.0 184.9
Passing Offense 266.1 259.9 376.1
Total Offense 459.4 432.9 561.0
Yards Per Play 6.5 5.5 6.8
Turnovers 11 23 13

The jump in year two is quote noticeable. So while Syracuse fans should expect improvement in terms of total years, points, etc. in Babers' inaugural season in Orange, year two is where things may really take off if history is any indication. 


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