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A look at how fast ‘Cuse offense went

Posted by Chris Brown on July 16, 2013 – 9:36 am

As we ask how fast Buffalo’s offense will go in 2013 in our Top 25 questions until training camp, we take a look at what offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and head coach Doug Marrone did with the Syracuse offense during their tenure there. Here are some offensive rankings to note about the Orange attack under Buffalo’s new coaches.

In 2012 Syracuse’s offense ran a play about every 10 seconds when operating at top speed. In a 13-game season ranked 17th in the country in total offense with better than 475 yards per game (476.3).

Total yards – 21st (6,192)
Total plays – 13th (1,029)
Plays per game – 11th (79.1)
1st downs per game – 25th
Rushing yards – 41st (2,431)
Passing yards – 23rd (3,761)
Points per game – 55th (30) – which was just behind Boise State (30.2) and just ahead of Michigan (29.8), LSU (29.8) and Wisconsin (29.6).

Their red zone touchdown percentage was also 61% (36 TDs on 59 attempts).

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