Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 9/24/12
I think it’s safe to say that under Charlie Strong, Louisville has been a team that’s strength is in their defense. In Strong’s first two seasons, Louisville gave up an average of 319 yards per game. Four games into the 2012 season, the Cards are giving up an average of 339.5 yards per game. Not a huge difference in numbers there, but the one stat that stands out the most to me is the amount of yards Louisville is giving up per play. Throughout four games, Louisville’s opponents are averaging 5.50 yards per play. That ranks as 7th best in the league, ahead of only Temple who is giving up 5.53 yards per play. # Name G Total Yards Yards/Play Yards/G 1 Connecticut 4 852 3.38 213.0 2 Cincinnati 2 676 4.79 338.0 3 South Florida 4 1537 4.96 384.3 4 Rutgers 4 1240 5.08 310.0 5 Syracuse 4 1429 5.45 357.3 6 Pittsburgh 4 1296 5.47 324.0 7 Louisville 4 1358 5.50 339.5 8 Temple 3 1190 5.53 ...
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