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Enemy Territory: November in Review, Part I

Staff Columnist
Posted Dec 2, 2012


In the month of November, Illinois began only two possessions in an opponent's half of the field. That nugget is just one statistical oddity in this latest edition of Enemy Territory.


The data for this story was provided by CFN statistical analyst Mike Schneid.

Follow Mr. Schneid on Twitter: twitter.com/msschneid

Big Ten



MICHIGAN

Total Possessions: 5

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: touchdown, touchdown

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Results: 2 touchdowns, turnover on downs



MINNESOTA

Total Possessions: 8

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 6

Result: 2 touchdowns, 2 punts, 2 turnovers on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 2

Result: 2 touchdowns



ILLINOIS

Total Possessions: 2

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: touchdown, punt



OHIO STATE

Total Possessions: 4

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: 2 touchdowns

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Results: 2 touchdowns



IOWA

Total Possessions: 3

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: punt, missed field goal

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: touchdown



INDIANA

Total Possessions: 4

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: field goal, missed field goal, turnover on downs

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



NEBRASKA

Total Possessions: 5

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: touchdown, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: touchdown, field goal, end of game

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



MICHIGAN STATE

Total Possessions: 6

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: touchdown, fumble, missed field goal, punt, end of game

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: field goal

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: field goal



PENN STATE

Total Possessions: 4

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: touchdown, field goal

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Results: touchdown, field goal



PURDUE

Total Possessions: 12

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 11

Results: 2 touchdowns, fumble, 4 punts, interception, missed field goal, 2 ends of games

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



NORTHWESTERN

Total Possessions: 4

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: field goal, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: end of game

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: end of game



WISCONSIN

Total Possessions: 9

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: touchdown, fumble, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 4

Results: touchdown, punt, 2 end of game

Drive starts inside the red zone: 2

Results: 2 touchdowns



Pac-12



CALIFORNIA

Total Possessions: 5

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: 2 touchdowns

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Results: touchdown, fumble, turnover on downs



WASHINGTON

Total Possessions: 11

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 5

Results: 2 touchdowns, field goal, missed field goal, fumble

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Results: 2 touchdowns, turnover on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 3

Results: 3 touchdowns



COLORADO

Total Possessions: 4

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: field goal, end of game

Drive starts inside the red zone: 2

Result: touchdown, blocked field goal attempt



STANFORD

Total Possessions: 9

Drive starts inside the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: 2 touchdowns, field goal punt

Drive starts inside the 35 to the 21: 4

Results: touchdown, field goal, 2 end of game

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



WASHINGTON STATE

Total Possessions: 5

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: touchdown, missed field goal, turnover on downs

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: interception, end of game



UTAH

Total Possessions: 10

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 5

Results: 2 touchdowns, 2 punts, end of game

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 4

Results: touchdown, 2 field goals, turnover on downs

Drive from inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



USC

Total Possessions: 6

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: end of game

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 5

Result: 2 touchdowns, fumble, 2 interceptions



OREGON

Total Possessions: 12 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: 2 touchdowns, missed field goal

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 8

Results: 3 touchdowns, turnover on downs, 3 missed field goals, end of half

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Results: touchdown



ARIZONA

Total Possessions: 6

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: 3 touchdowns

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Results: touchdown, 2 field goals



UCLA

Total Possessions: 15

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: 2 touchdowns, end of game, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 8

Results: 6 touchdowns, end of half, field goal

Drive starts inside the red zone: 3

Results: touchdown, fumble, turnover on downs



OREGON STATE

Total Possessions: 7

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: touchdown, field goal, punt, end of game

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Results: 2 touchdowns, field goal



ARIZONA STATE

Total Possessions: 11 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 7

Results: 3 touchdowns, field goal, 2 punts, end of game

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 3

Result: 2 touchdowns, field goal



Big East



TEMPLE

Total Possessions: 5

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: touchdown, punt, fumble, turnover on downs

Drive starts from inside the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown



LOUISVILLE

Total Possessions: 8

Drive starts inside the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: field goal

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 6

Results: 2 touchdown, 2 field goals, missed field goal, interception

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



SOUTH FLORIDA

Total Possessions: 1

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: field goal



SYRACUSE

Total Possessions: 7

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 5

Results: touchdown, 2 field goals, fumble, interception

Drive starts from inside the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



CINCINNATI

Total Possessions: 7

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: 2 touchdowns, end of half

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Results: touchdown, turnover on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 3

Results: 3 touchdowns



PITTSBURGH

Total Possessions: 11

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: touchdown, field goal, punt, fumble

Drive starts from inside the 36 to the 21: 7

Results: 3 touchdowns, 3 field goals, missed field goal



CONNECTICUT

Total Possessions: 3

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Result: touchdown, field goal, end of game



SOUTH FLORIDA

Total Possessions: 3

Drive starts inside the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: interception

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: 2 field goals



RUTGERS

Total Possessions: 7

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 6

Results: touchdown, field goal, turnover on downs, field goal blocked, end of game, punt

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



Independents



ARMY

Total Possessions: 7

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 6

Result: touchdown, field goal, fumble, punt, end of half, turnover on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: fumble



NAVY

Total Possessions: 1

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: missed field goal



NOTRE DAME

Total Possessions: 6

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Result: touchdown, end of half, missed field goal

Drive starts from inside the 35 to the 21: 3

Result: field goal, fumble, end of game



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CENTRAL FLORIDA

Total Possessions: 11

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Results: 2 touchdowns, 2 ends of games

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 6

Results: 2 touchdowns, field goal, 2 field goals blocked, missed field goal

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



TULSA

Total Possessions: 8

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 5

Results: touchdown, 2 field goals, 2 turnovers on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 3

Results: fumble, 2 ends of game



SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Total Possessions: 6

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Result: 2 touchdowns, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: field goal, punt

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



SMU

Total Possessions: 5

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: field goal

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Results: touchdown, turnover on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 2

Results: touchdown, blocked field goal attempt