Kevin Wilson notes interesting stat
- Published: Monday, 06 August 2012 08:37
- by Doug Samuels
As Kevin Wilson spoke during the Hoosier's media day presser late last week, he noted that in order for the program to take significant strides forward this year, they need to have improved play from the quarterback position.
Then Wilson noted an interesting stat on completion percentage.
"Last year as a program, I think we were at 57%." Wilson said. "When I was a player I think our goal was 58%. We thought that was a great passing performance. Well last year if you were 60% you were 60th in the nation, and there's 120 teams."
"In this day and age of high percentage passing and protections the way that coaches have evolved the passing game, all those guys (quarterbacks) have to play better."
While it's no secret that completing a large percentage of your passes normally equals wins, we decided to take a look at some stats over the weekend.
When you take a look at teams that comprised the top ten in completion percentage in 2011 (Boise State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Houston, USC, Arizona, Toledo), those teams went a combined 98-31 last season, and only Northwestern (6-7) and Arizona (4-8) finished with below .500 records.
At this point, the Hoosiers have nearly a week of practices under their belts and are starting to jell, as this camp highlight video shows.