BYU football: Advanced stat site Football Outsiders ranks Y. 4th in nation in defense
Our Take: As anyone who has watched the Cougars play this season knows, BYU's 2012 defense might be its best ever. And it needs to be, because the offense has been horrific. Fan blog Vanquish The Foe's Brett Hein reports that Football Outsiders, an advanced statistics group that attempts to go beyond totals and averages, has published some interesting findings:
On overall defensive ranking, BYU trails only Alabama, Oregon, and LSU. Before the Boise State game, BYU's defensive S&P+ was 6th. When looking specifically at stopping the run, S&P+ says BYU is second only behind Alabama.
The offense, however, is a different story. The Cougars rank 108th out of 124 FBS teams in offensive S&P+.
Read more about BYU's excellent defense and not-so-excellent offense on Vanquish The Foe.
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