The Commute Sports
Sports Data Visualizations and Analysis for the Average Sports Fan
The Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers are the only playoff teams in the undisciplined defense section. The Buffalo Bills miss the most tackles for any playoff team.
Clemson has one of the lowest yards per penalty of any NCAA team this season. Oklahoma, Ohio State, and LSU have some of the highest.
You can see though that in recent years the difference between first and second has diminished. Last season, the SEC scored an average of 31.89 points per game, just .27 points less than the Big 12.
Given their recent lack of success, Kansas actually outperforms other schools by this measure. Under performing schools include Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Colorado.
The Pac 12 was the worst of the power five conferences and 12th overall allowing 237.52 passing yards per game.
Teams are running “high-powered” offenses with young quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes or Jared Goff who pass the ball a lot.
It was important to include yards per penalty in this comparison because it speaks to “how bad” the penalty was.