We were 49th in yards allowed/pass attempt. Not terribly impressive, but not the disaster this board makes it out to be. Our second half defense was 92nd in the country, and that obviously needs to get better. Of course, by-half stats are increasingly deceptive as the game wears on because of strategic differences that aren’t captured in the stats, but whatever.
I think the most important stat, though, is points/drive. In that category, our defense gave up about 1.70 points per drive, good for 31st – not fantastic, but about the same as we were last year (1.77, 29th). In football, the goal is to score more points than your opponent in the same number of drives. Our defense this year gave us a pretty reasonable chance to do that.