Joe Cox would like this post.

Chase Stuart, in a post about pick six rates in college, compiles this chart:

Year
 Pick 6
INT
Att
 INT Rate
 Pick 6 Rt
2012    159 1532 54545     2.8%     10.4%
2011    159 1490 51339     2.9%     10.7%
2010    159 1589 49776     3.2%     10%
2009    158 1537 49872     3.1%     10.3%
2008    162 1606 49828     3.2%     10.1%
2007    167 1711 52993     3.2%     9.8%
2006    163 1569 46011     3.4%     10.4%

You know what’s striking there?  In an era of ever more wide open offenses, interception rates have declined.

There are some good quarterbacks and coaches out there these days.  Vince Dooley may have to revisit his mantra of what can happen when you throw the ball.

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3 responses to “Joe Cox would like this post.

  1. Scott

    With the way these h.s. kids train year around with QB camps, etc., they are just more prepared and better when they reach college. I don’t think it has anything to do with offensive or defensive schemes.

  2. The other Doug

    My guess is the short quick passes that are part of the spread offenses are less likely to get picked off, but when they do it’s more likely a pick six.