Tracking the importance of 40 sacks

Oklahoman Published: September 17, 2009
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Tracking the importance of 40 sacks
During preseason practice, Oklahoma State set a goal of 40 sacks this season. In the past three years, 23 teams finished with 40 sacks or more. None of those teams finished with a losing record, and 11 of them had three or fewer losses.

Here’s a look at the 23 teams that reached the 40-sack mark, their sacks per game and final record:

Team Sacks SPG Rec.
2008
Texas 47 3.62 12-1
TCU 43 3.31 11-2
Oklahoma 42 3.00 12-2
Troy 41.5 3.19 8-5
Cincinnati 40 2.86 11-3
2007
Georgia Tech 47.5 3.65 7-6
Virginia Tech 47.0 3.36 11-3
Penn St. 46.0 3.54 9-4
USC 45.0 3.46 11-2
Virginia 43.0 3.31 9-4
Cincinnati 42.0 3.23 10-3
Georgia 42.0 3.23 11-2
Indiana 42.0 3.23 7-6
Oregon St. 41.0 3.15 9-4
TCU 41.0 3.15 8-5
Rutgers 41.0 3.15 8-5
2006
Oregon St. 47.0 3.36 10-4
W. Michigan 46.0 3.54 8-5
Louisville 44.5 3.42 12-1
Michigan 42.0 3.23 11-2
Rutgers 41.0 3.15 11-2
Penn State 40.0 3.08 9-4
Kansas St. 40.0 3.08 7-6
Note: SPG = Sacks per game

Compiled by

Brandon Chatmon


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