Everything you wanted to know about no-back formation stats, but were afraid to ask.

Bill Connelly takes an exhaustive look at how the empty-backfield set did last season.  And I do mean exhaustive.

Here’s what Bill has to say about Georgia:  “… teams like … Georgia (2%)… neither made frequent use of the no-back, nor fared amazingly well against it (at least compared to its other results).”  In fact on defense for Georgia, there’s a pretty big spread between defensive ypp on all plays versus ypp on no-back sets.

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One response to “Everything you wanted to know about no-back formation stats, but were afraid to ask.

  1. 69Dawg

    Based on the YPP we should run it some more. After the catch KM made in the bowl I would not hesitate to flank him out. That would simply over match the LB or safety that had to cover him and since he could remain in the game the DC would not be able to go dime on us.