So, there has been a lot of talk on here about how much Briles and Clements will improve the offense this year. I’ve seen prognostications about a vastly improved running game, wider OL splits, more deep passes, etc. What I haven’t seen much of is how the defense will play a role in better offensive numbers. So, for this thread, I’d like to see what you guys think our points per game average will be this year given the new offense and how the defense will help out, along with a short explanation for why you think so. I’m only looking at the 12 regular season games since we have no idea who we will play for a possible CCG or bowl game. Here’s my opinion.
Not only do I think our offense will score many more points, and much quicker than last season, I also think our defense will give our offense more opportunities to score. In Ed’s last year and with all the transfer help (especially in the secondary), I expect our defense to be even better this year than last year, especially in terms of forcing turnovers and 3-and-outs. Last year our putrid offense that couldn’t sustain drives forced our defense to be on the field way too much. That won’t be the case this year. I think there will be 3 games where we score 60+ (Rice, TSU and ECU) and I don’t see us scoring less than 30 against any of the teams on our schedule.