By the numbers: OU in the red zone

By Travis Haney, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: October 18, 2011
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OU's red zone history

As Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday, not every team is going to be the 2008 Sooners in terms of scoring touchdowns in the red zone. But fans would probably appreciate flirting with that sort of efficiency near the goal line. Here's how OU has declined in red zone touchdowns in the past four seasons, for various reasons.


2008

71 touchdowns

8 field goals

84 red zone trips

TD conversion rate: 85 percent

2009

33 touchdowns

18 field goals

57 red zone trips

TD conversion rate: 58 percent

2010

44 touchdowns

23 field goals

77 red zone trips

TD conversion rate: 57 percent

2011*

41 touchdowns (19 current)

26 field goals (12 current)

74 red zone trips (34 current)

TD conversion rate: 55 percent

*projected, based on 13-game schedule

By the Numbers

Sooners near the goal line

55.9

Red zone touchdown percentage. OU has 19 TDs in 34 trips to the red zone.

63.6

Touchdown percentage in goal-to-go situations. Sooners have 14 TDs in 22 times inside the 10.

50-46

Run-pass ratio inside the red zone.

33-26

Run-pass ratio at or inside the 10-yard line.

1

Number of touches Roy Finch and Austin Haywood have inside the red zone. Finch's one touch, last week against Kansas, went for an 8-yard touchdown.

0

Number of times Trey Millard has touched the ball in the red zone, though he has been targeted twice.

41

Percentage of plays Dominique Whaley has touched the ball in the red zone. He's carried the ball 38 times, made one catch and he was targeted an additional time.



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