Statistics don’t lie
There were two statistics that stood out in last Saturday’s 34-31 loss by the Arkansas Razorbacks to Louisiana-Monroe.
Very telling statistics.
First, the ULM Warhawks went for it seven times on fourth down. They were so confident they did it twice on fourth and 10 and once on fourth and 11.
They converted six times; the one time they didn’t was at the close of the first half when Ross Rassner had a key-pass break up.
What the Warhawks did on fourth down was amazing. They had 74 yards of offense on those six fourth downs converted, including the 16-yard run to win the game in overtime.
That’s more than nine yards per successful fourth down conversion.
The other statistic was the Arkansas defense played more than 39 minutes of the game.
With few sustained drives, the defense simply had to be on the field too much.
Not making excuses here — last Saturday night ULM was the better team on both sides of the ball, but statistics don’t lie.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.