Here, we're looking at a defense's ability to create an explosive play against the opponent's passing game. More specifically, its ability to create sacks or interceptions, hereby defined as "explosives."
But, like anything else, a team could create more explosive plays with more chances. So here, we've listed the attempts — passing attempts, plus sacks — and found each Big 12's team's explosives percentage … a look at how many sacks and interceptions they were able to force, divided by the number of passing attempts they faced. And by doing so, you can see which teams were tops in the league in 2011 in generating explosive plays against the passing game.
|Oklahoma||514 attempts||15 interceptions||40 sacks||55 explosives||10.7 percent|
|Texas A&M||562||7||51||58||10.3 percent|
|Oklahoma State||571||24||30||54||9.5 percent|
|Kansas State||500||18||22||40||8.0 percent|
|Texas Tech||330||5||16||21||6.36 percent|
|Iowa State||442||11||17||28||6.33 percent|