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 Comparison 2016 vs. 2017 TXST football 
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This is a quick review of offensive stats from 2016 games vs. 2017 games against same conference teams:

App St. vs. TXST
2015
Rushing: 303 yds to 14 yds
Passing: 136 yds to 186 yds
Total Net yards: 439 yds to 197 yds

2016
Rushing: 116 yds to 125 yds
Passing: 167 yds to 260 yds
Total Net yards: 283 yds to 385 yds

ULM vs. TXST
2015
Rushing: 298 yds to 124 yds
Passing: 179 yds to 193 yds
Total Net yards: 477 yds to 317 yds

2016
Rushing: 156 yds to 181 yds
Passing: 433 yds to 206 yds
Total Net yards: 589 yds to 386 yds

Louisiana vs. TXST
2015
Rushing: 236 yds to 79 yds
Passing: 165 yds to 142 yds
Total yards: 401 yds to 221 yds

2016
Rushing: 135 yds to 106 yds
Passing: 232 yds to 219 yds
Total yards: 367 yds to 325 yds

The reason I show these quick stats is because a less experienced team with young talent has improved this team in year 2. Yes, 3rd down conversion is probably similar to last year but there are improvements being made with this team.

Some on here will scream that we are worse but the reality is we are not. We were worse last year and in many ways by a wide margin.

Go ahead and argue... I won't care. I see the improvements even if they are not in the win column. It sucks to have to watch and wait for our team to mature with experience but I see improvements and in some instances week by week (player or players improve).


Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:58 pm
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Our scoring and passing games have taken a step back from last year. 13.4 points per game this year from 18.6 last year. passing yards per game: 176 this year from 219 last year. Our QB situation was probably worse last year? At least for the games after Jones stopped playing. Willie Jones will hopefully be the man going forward and it won't take but one big game this year to skew our ppg. Our running game has been better this year. Maybe due to slightly better o-line play and the RB coach we have moonlighting as a co-oc? As these kids get older, bigger, stronger, and faster things will hopefully get better. Our RBs and Qb seem to be set for the next 2 to 3 years. But our offensive coaches have to grow up and start calling better games.


Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:07 pm
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LSU Bobcat wrote:
Our scoring and passing games have taken a step back from last year. 13.4 points per game this year from 18.6 last year. passing yards per game: 176 this year from 219 last year. Our QB situation was probably worse last year? At least for the games after Jones stopped playing. Willie Jones will hopefully be the man going forward and it won't take but one big game this year to skew our ppg. Our running game has been better this year. Maybe due to slightly better o-line play and the RB coach we have moonlighting as a co-oc? As these kids get older, bigger, stronger, and faster things will hopefully get better. Our RBs and Qb seem to be set for the next 2 to 3 years. But our offensive coaches have to grow up and start calling better games.


LSU Bobcat...
Last year, we couldn't run the ball at all so it was run, throw, throw then punt on a regular basis. QB situation was not bad but Tyler was not dual threat, even though he could run, or was he able to make certain throws (over the top/fade routes) due to HIS mechanics. So imagine no running game, a QB on the run regularly with some bad habits (rolling out right all the time or throwing 90mph 5 yard routes no one can catch), and defense can blitz regularly. That was our offense.

Agreed on OL improvements due to new OL and Co-OC. All will come back on OL and yes... don't count out 1-2 of OL to push for minutes like this season (Foster starting and Carlile backing up).

We are moving forward very slowly but others will have you believe the sky is falling.


Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:47 am
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Bobkat34 wrote:
LSU Bobcat wrote:
Our scoring and passing games have taken a step back from last year. 13.4 points per game this year from 18.6 last year. passing yards per game: 176 this year from 219 last year. Our QB situation was probably worse last year? At least for the games after Jones stopped playing. Willie Jones will hopefully be the man going forward and it won't take but one big game this year to skew our ppg. Our running game has been better this year. Maybe due to slightly better o-line play and the RB coach we have moonlighting as a co-oc? As these kids get older, bigger, stronger, and faster things will hopefully get better. Our RBs and Qb seem to be set for the next 2 to 3 years. But our offensive coaches have to grow up and start calling better games.


LSU Bobcat...
Last year, we couldn't run the ball at all so it was run, throw, throw then punt on a regular basis. QB situation was not bad but Tyler was not dual threat, even though he could run, or was he able to make certain throws (over the top/fade routes) due to HIS mechanics. So imagine no running game, a QB on the run regularly with some bad habits (rolling out right all the time or throwing 90mph 5 yard routes no one can catch), and defense can blitz regularly. That was our offense.

Agreed on OL improvements due to new OL and Co-OC. All will come back on OL and yes... don't count out 1-2 of OL to push for minutes like this season (Foster starting and Carlile backing up).

We are moving forward very slowly but others will have you believe the sky is falling.


Don't forget Tyler only played 3/4 of the season. White and printz did the other 1/4 and they were not good. Tyler threw quite a few picks as well. Even with a run game better this year our passing game still isn't as good as last year. Now with Jones playing i'm hopeful it'll get better. We'll see if the play calling continues to be a dumpster fire or if they let Jones throw it more.


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Honestly, if we are talking game planning for games itself... the coaches have done an great job. For Jones, I can understand the frustration but he's not a natural throwing QB either. Mechanics look pretty good but we're not talking as if he's super efficient throwing.

With the running game, we hold the defense more honest than last year. All the issues can be attributed to similar issues from OL play, to QB Williams missing 4 weeks in August, to now an even younger WR group without Hays, Morbley at times, and Luna. Luna is just now likely to play.

While I'd like to say I'm ready for Jones to take over full-time, Withers just noted he was going to practice Wednesday and may be available. I'm not sure if he has been off all week but if so... very doubtful he'd start. Even without the injury, I'd prefer to give Williams one last run to see if 2 weeks settles him into position with a young WR core and new OL chemistry with Brewer at OG and freshmen at C. Again, Hoping to see some better chemistry from OL to QB to WR.


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