Mike Yurcich’s Offense Put Up Monken-Like Numbers in 2016

first_img20135.91 Oklahoma State’s offense took a step forward in 2016 thanks to a phenomenal year from Mason Rudolph and an improved offensive line and running game. Mike Yurcich’s squad finished in the top 25 nationally in points per drive for the second-straight year, so we should give him a little credit too.Let’s look at the Cowboy’s offensive yards per play — another offensive stat that, while rudimentary, is a very good indicator of how effective an offense is. In 2016, the Cowboys ranked No. 12 nationally at 6.73 yards per play. That’s second-best in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma’s ridiculous 7.54 yards per play, which was No. 2 nationally.How does 2016 compare to past OSU teams? Let’s take a look. 20095.36 20117.24 20145.43 20156.39 The gold standard is 2011. That should come as no surprise but the effectiveness of the 2016 team crept towards that 7-yard average which is pretty impressive. Monken was the OC in 2011-2012 and posted over seven yards per play in each year. Dana Holgorsen posted 6.89 in his only season in Stillwater.This also puts into perspective how good Oklahoma’s offense was this year at 7.54 per play.With Oklahoma State returning most of its offensive line and skill players in oodles, Mason Rudolph and Co. could challenge the 2011 team in the yards per play department next year. 20086.98 20166.73 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 20127.01 YearYards Per Play 20106.89last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *