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Starting a Drive on the Doorstep

November 6th, 2008

In California’s 26-16 win over Oregon, two of Cal’s touchdowns were set up by turnovers that started the drives inside Oregon’s ten yard line. Given the rainy weather conditions, having such short touchdown drives was key to the Bears’ victory.

In Florida’s 49-10 rout of Georgia, one of Florida’s 3rd-quarter drives that helped blow the game open started at Georgia’s one yard line, and another started at Georgia’s ten yard line. Both drives were set up by Georgia turnovers.

So far this season, eleven teams have started two drives inside the opponent’s ten yard line during a game, and they are 10-1 in those games. On drives that start from the opponent’s ten yard line to the one yard line, teams score a touchdown 81.8% of the time, and kick a field goal 10.7% of the time.

A breakdown of drive outcomes in 2008 based on the starting field position of the drive:

Drive Start (Yard Line) #Drives TD% FG% Punt% Missed FG% TO% Other%
Own 1 to 9 895 12.1 3.9 53.3 2.2 13.2 15.3
Own 10 to 19 1812 15.9 6.0 48.6 2.4 14.4 12.7
Own 20 to 29 4997 19.4 6.2 46.7 2.4 15.0 10.2
Own 30 to 39 2677 24.9 8.4 36.9 4.3 14.3 11.3
Own 40 to 49 1602 31.7 9.7 29.8 5.1 11.4 12.4
50 to Opp. 41 831 32.3 14.7 22.4 5.5 11.2 14.0
Opp. 40 to 31 499 39.3 16.4 8.8 9.0 10.2 16.2
Opp. 30 to 21 404 42.8 27.7 2.2 9.2 8.2 9.9
Opp. 20 to 11 228 56.1 21.9 0.4 4.8 8.3 8.3
Opp. 10 to 1 121 81.8 10.7 0.0 0.8 2.5 4.1
               
All Drives 14066 24.2 8.6 38.3 3.7 13.5 11.7

The TO% column includes turnovers: interceptions and fumbles lost. The Other% column includes drives that ended on downs, by safety, and by the end of the half.