Inside The Numbers: Coastal Division Offenses

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Bud Foster, Virginia Tech
Bud Foster will face back-to-back bad offenses to end the season. (Ivan Morozov)

We’re going to take a timeout from looking at PFF stats this week and present you with some more traditional numbers.

As this past weekend showed yet again, the ACC Coastal Division is wild.  Miami beat Pitt, Louisville beat UVA, and North Carolina beat Duke by intercepting a tailback pass in the endzone at the end of the game.  Just take a look at Miami’s last four games…

  • 42-35 home loss to Virginia Tech a week after the Hokies got drilled by Duke 45-10 in Blacksburg
  • 17-9 win vs. UVA despite having a short week and UVA coming off a bye
  • 28-21 unbelievable loss at home to Georgia Tech
  • 16-12 win at Pitt, who was a 5-2 football team

The Hurricanes play Florida State this weekend, another equally inconsistent team.  Remember when FSU-Miami games used to be fun to watch?  Now they are only fun to watch if you enjoy watching good athletes play bad football.  Not that Miami is the only up-and-down Coastal Division team, of course, but they are probably the most egregious example.

The ending of the 2019 football season has yet to be written, but with all teams having played at least half of their games already, we can start to establish some things.  Today I’ll discuss some of the