Remember the thread last year down the stretch? Yeah, we saw improvement. Can we claim the same this season? Here is some data from the last few games: WVU: avg 485 yds/36.3 pts per game avg.** (again, these stats include the OU game so their averages would have been even greater if the OU game stats weren't included). Against OU they got 387 yds and 31 pts. We know that the majority of those yards gained were on the ground where McKoy and Crawford averaged 5.6 per carry. That is on the front 7 not being assingment sound, too late in the season for this sort of thing to be occurring. Also the last points were all on reserve defensive players. All this has a big grain of salt in that Grier was hurt. All of this equates -21% yds & -14% pts. @ KU: avg 329 yds/22.6 pts. per game avg. ** 155 yds and 3 pts. Enough said. -53% yards & -87% pts. OU football. TCU: 422 yds/34.5 pts per game avg.*** (allowed more yards, so exclude the OU game and their yards per game avg. would have been less) Against OU 424 yds and 20 pts. Defense shouldered the whole second half themselves due to the very conservative, clock-eating offensive gameplan after halftime. We allowed 2 more yds than the average but allowed 14.5 less pts. +.004 yds & -42% pts. @ OSU: 576 yds per game avg and 46.3 pts per game avg.**** (allowed more yards and points, no bueno) 661 yds and 52 pts. This was reminiscent of the TTU game last year. Pure boat race. Mike Stoops gets no raise this year if I'm the admin. This is unacceptable. +14% yds &+12% pts. TTU: 326/34.3 average vs. game result 437/27.*** (allowed more yards) gave up more yards but allowed less points. +34% yds & -21% pts. @ KSU: 378/32.1 averages **** 412/35. **** Again gave up more of both. +8% yds & +9% pts. I think it's safe to say that after he put the fresh meat out there in the secondary, we've been marginally better. 250, 32, 155, & 213 have been what we've allowed on the ground in the past 4 games. I don't know how to fix that other than keep a thicker outside linebacker in more of the time with his knuckles in the dirt on obvious running plays. Here's to continued success of some sort or another.