Sure, we can all agree that the University of Miami's defense has been off the charts this season. They lead the NCAA in many defensive categories and literally won the last game against FSU via the turnover chain.
Defense hasn't been this much fun since, well, since maybe 2001-2004?
But when it comes to the offensive side of the ball there remains a lot of work to do and a lot to be desired. We decided to do some comparisons of where UM stands in the NCAA rankings in general and as compared to other teams in Florida. Here is what we found.
Total Offense: UCF leads the State in Total Offense coming in at #3 and 574 yards/game. USF and FAU come in at #20 and #24 averaging 487 and 481 yards/game respectively. FIU comes in at #50 at 430 yards per game followed by UM at #69 who has scored 30 TDs and is averaging 409 yards per game.
Just be glad we are not FSU who ranks #112 has only scored 15 TDs and averages a measly 344 yards/game.
Rushing Offense: UCF also leads the State in rushing yards per game at 6.10 yards per carry and 269 yards per game. FAU is ranked #20 at 236 yards/game, USF is at #32 with 213 Yards/game and UM comes in at #48 with 194 yards/game.
Passing Offense: UCF again leads at #18 with 305 yards/game while USF is second at #30 with 274 Yards/game. FAU is #61 with 245 yards/game while UM comes in at #86 with 245 yards/game.
Scoring Offense: UCF leads this category also with 48.6 points/game while UM is #20 with 41.5 points/game. USF is next at #32 with 37.2 points/game and FAU is #41 with 34.7 points per game.
Just be glad that we are not FSU who averages an embarrassing 23.0 points/game.