Here’s one reason I love the internets. Ever wonder how much the atmosphere and crowd noise affects play? Over at cfbstats.com, there’s a post up exploring that very question.
… So I decided to consider delay-of-game penalties plus all penalties that fall under the category of “illegal procedure”: false start, illegal formation, encroachment offense, and illegal procedure itself. These penalties are signaled by the referee using official signal number 19.
Here are the top teams whose home opponents average the highest number of illegal procedure and delay-of-game penalties per game.
It’s an interesting list he’s compiled. The one team on there that doesn’t fit in is Miami, which hasn’t exactly had the noisiest setting in the past few years. His your-mileage-may-vary conclusion is worth noting in that context.