Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/9/14
If you took the “over” on Saturday there’s a good chance you won — on everything. On a day that saw a combined 133 points between West Virginia and Baylor, the FBS division of college football experienced it’s second-highest scoring day in history, according to Rece Davis of ESPN’s College Football Live. But who gets the credit? Was it exceptional offense or bad coverage and atrocious tackling? Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated summed up the debate well with a tweet, “On Twitter, every high-scoring game is bad defense, every low-scoring game [is] bad offense. No one is good at anything in college football.” While fans — and sometimes experts — struggle to understand the factors that lead to extreme results like we saw on Saturday; the reality is that a combination of great execution on offense took advantage of poor schematics by coaches and failed execution on defense. Coordinators and players may make mistakes, but rarely are they exposed and exploited to the degree we saw this...
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