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The effect of pressure


What happens when a defense brings five pass rushers? Six?

Big plays: A follow-up


A follow-up on the 114 big plays charted that did not finish in the end zone.

Leach v. Holgorsen: A look back


We thought we had charting gold on our hands.

Anatomy of a big play


How the perfect play call, perfect execution, or both, can break a big play and potentially change a game.

UCLA's adjustments fall just short


While UCLA made adjustments in the Pac-12 title game, Stanford’s will was still too much.

Can UCLA rewrite the ending?


While the odds are against UCLA, if college football has taught us anything this year, it’s that you never really know what you’re going to get from week to week. Hopefully this sequel proves more...

Tavon Austin as Reggie Bush


How good would Bush have been in a spread offense?

Stanford takes Oregon out of its comfort zone


Finally able to get the Oregon offense out of its comfort zone, Stanford flipped the Pac-12 conference on its head as we enter into the homestretch.

TOs to TDs: The Oregon Way


In last week’s 59-17 victory over Cal, Oregon continued a season-long trend of turning opponent’s turnovers into quick points.

The most balanced squad in the nation


While it is easy to give all the credit for their 10-0 start to their Heisman front-runner quarterback, the Kansas State Wildcats should be praised as the most-balanced team in the country.

The Play of the Week


The TCU Horned Frogs opted to go for two and attempt to win the game on the road rather than let the game play out in a third overtime.

Leach V. Holgorsen: The Final Edition


How dedicated have opponents been to the four-man rush against West Virginia? During regulation time this past Saturday, the Horned Frogs brought more than four pass rushers just one single time.

Leach v. Holgo: Old Man Snyder crashes the party


While there is no single way to build a successful program, at least for one year, Bill Snyder’s squad is making its coach look like an offensive genius.

Collin Klein will stress you out


Between some strong play-calling and Collin Klein's ability to both run and read defenses, Kansas State puts extreme pressure on the defenses it faces.

Leach v. Holgorsen brings in a ringer


With Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars on a much-needed bye, we decided to look at another offensive-minded Pac-12 squad in this week’s piece: the Oregon Ducks.

Puzzling Longhorns and Copycat Sooners


One week after being exploited by the West Virginia offense, the ‘copycat’ Sooners took advantage of the Longhorns’ exact same inadequacies.

Leach V. Holgorsen, Week 7


After starting out 4-for-5 on long pass attempts, Geno Smith went 0 for his next 13.

Stopping the multi-threat offense


What can defenses do to stop offenses that seemingly have all the answers?

Leach V. Holgorsen, Week 6


The pupil breaks out new formations for big gains, and the master sticks with the tried-and-true, unable to find enough offensive talent to move the ball.

Anatomy of a sack: The Green Dog


When watching elite defenses, you might be shocked at the amount of sacks that are made by defenders who weren’t even the primary blitzers in the original scheme.

Leach V. Holgorsen, Week 5


In which Mike Nixon becomes a Geno Smith believer.

How Does Oregon Make Offense Look So Easy?

How does a team like Oregon, a squad known for spreading the field in order to run the ball, also have one of the most dangerous big-play passing games in the nation? The answer may be simpler than...

Leach V. Holgorsen, Week 4


West Virginia methodically rolled out a 31-21 victory, despite not playing at the level to which they are accustomed. Washington State, meanwhile, started out by playing its best three quarters of...

Clemson Vs. Florida State: The Real ACC Championship Game?

Florida State's dominance in 2012 has been absolute, but on Saturday, will the Seminoles be ready to dominate what might be the best opponent they play all year?

Stanford 21, USC 14: Matt Barkley’s Struggle In The Spotlight

Going forward, Matt Barkley needs to exhibit a bit more patience and let USC’s passing game develop downfield. Barkley is simply too talented to be the dink and dunk quarterback he has become in...

USC At Stanford: The Spotlight Is Squarely On Matt Barkley

If USC is to come away with a big victory in Palo Alto, Barkley is going to have to complete more than one pass downfield this time around.

Leach V. Holgorsen, Week 2: The Master Plods, The Pupil Sits

While Washington State can be happy with the ultimate outcome of the game, a 24-20 home victory over Eastern Washington, the inconsistency of the Cougars' allegedly high-powered offense remains a...

Washington At LSU: So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance?

If Washington has any shot to pull off a huge upset of LSU, they must start fast, get big plays from their studs, and somehow slow down LSU’s running attack.

Leach V. Holgorsen, Week 1: The Pupil Thrives

Each week at Football Study Hall, we will take a look at what charting data tells us about two of the game's most interesting offensive coaches: West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and...

Bigger, Stronger, and Faster. What About ‘More Disciplined’?

It would seem coaches may want to change their off-season ‘mantra’ to Bigger, Faster, Stronger, and More Disciplined.

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