I've been thinking since that interview and have determined that some useful stats to measure Big 12 defensive performance should probably include points per play, TDs per possession, 3rd down conversion rates, and yards per play. Defensive S&P aims to evaluate many of these factors so it'd definitely helpful in this regard.ICYMI: @Blue_GoldSports Tailgate Show. @mikecasazza, @Ian_A_Boyd, @vivathematadors talking WVU TTU https://t.co/nryeiv2o6h— Jeff Postus (@JPostusBGS) October 13, 2016
A good Big 12 defense is basically one that can force an offense to play left-handed when it matters without giving up easy, explosive plays as a result.
You can do those two things and still give up 20-30 points fairly regularly.