With the National Championship game ending in a 45-40 score, it might be kind of surprising to think that each team featured a a defense that was ranked in the top 20 nationwide. I guess it’s the perfect example of how offensively minded the college game has become in recent years.
But data produced by the NCAA and provided to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports drives that point home finding that FBS teams averaged 29.65 points per game in 2015, the most on record. On top of that, this was the fifth time since the turn of the century the scoring record has been broken, and the 0.3 points per game jump from 2014 is the biggest one-year increase since 2001.
FBS teams broke the records for average yards per game (411.56), yards per play (5.76), yards per rush (4.51) and yards per pass (7.3).
A whopping 60 teams averaged at least 30 points a game last year, compared to only 36 across the country back in 2008. Sixty-four teams totaled at least 400 yards per game last fall, versus 35 in 2008.
The statistics go on, but the point has been made, offense is here to stay. And plan on those stats only increasing next year.
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