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2013 Enemy Territory: Week 9

Staff Columnist
Posted Oct 28, 2013


Oregon State killed itself in Enemy Territory, while UCF hit the jackpot. USC stumbled in its opponent's half of the field, but won easily in spite of its pronounced lack of potency. These and other stories emerge from the latest examination of plus-territory drive starts.

By Matt Zemek
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The data for this story was provided with help from freelance researcher Ryan Orlinski.

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ACC



BOSTON COLLEGE


Saturday vs. North Carolina: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Field goal



CLEMSON

Saturday vs. Maryland: 4 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: Touchdown, turnover on downs, end of game with a lead

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



DUKE

Saturday vs. Virginia Tech: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Turnover



FLORIDA STATE

Saturday vs. North Carolina State: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: Touchdown



GEORGIA TECH

Saturday vs. Virginia: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: Touchdown, turnover

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: End of game with a lead



MARYLAND

Saturday vs. Clemson: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Results: 2 field goals, turnover on downs



MIAMI

Saturday vs. Wake Forest: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: End of game with a lead



NORTH CAROLINA

Saturday vs. Boston College: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: Touchdown, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



NORTH CAROLINA STATE

Saturday vs. Florida State: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Turnover on downs



PITTSBURGH

Saturday vs. Navy: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Punt



VIRGINIA

Saturday vs. Georgia Tech: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: Turnover on downs, punt



VIRGINIA TECH

Saturday vs. Duke: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Missed field goal



Big Ten



MICHIGAN STATE


Saturday vs. Illinois: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Turnover

Drive starts from the 35 to 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



MINNESOTA

Saturday vs. Nebraska: 4 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: Field goal, touchdown, end of game with a lead

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



NEBRASKA

Saturday vs. Minnesota: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Field goal



OHIO STATE

Saturday vs. Penn State: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Touchdown

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



PENN STATE

Saturday vs. Ohio State: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: End of half



SEC



ALABAMA


Saturday vs. Tennessee: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Turnover



AUBURN

Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: 2 Touchdowns

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



KENTUCKY

Thursday vs. Mississippi State: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Field goal



MISSOURI

Saturday vs. South Carolina: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Punt



OLE MISS

Saturday vs. Idaho: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Touchdown



TEXAS A&M

Saturday vs. Vanderbilt: 7 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 6

Results: 2 Touchdowns, turnover on downs, turnover, punt, end of game with a lead

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Results: Touchdown



VANDERBILT

Saturday vs. Texas A&M: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: Touchdown

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: Touchdown



Big 12



BAYLOR


Saturday vs. Kansas: 1 possession

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



KANSAS

Saturday vs. Baylor: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: missed field goal

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Results: touchdown



KANSAS STATE

Saturday vs. West Virginia: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: fumble



OKLAHOMA

Saturday vs. Texas Tech: 1 possession

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: end of game with a lead



OKLAHOMA STATE

Saturday vs. Iowa State: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



TEXAS

Saturday vs. TCU: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: interception, turnover on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: touchdown



TEXAS TECH

Saturday vs. Oklahoma: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: touchdown, field goal

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: punt



WEST VIRGINIA

Saturday vs. Kansas State: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: touchdown, turnover on downs



The American



HOUSTON


Saturday vs. Rutgers: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown



RUTGERS

Saturday vs. Houston: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: touchdown



SMU

Saturday vs. Temple: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: end of game with a lead

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: field goal



SOUTH FLORIDA

Saturday vs. Louisville: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: field goal



TEMPLE

Saturday vs. SMU: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: punt



UCF

Saturday vs. Connecticut: 8 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 4

Result: 3 touchdowns, punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 3

Result: 2 touchdowns, field goal

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: turnover on downs



Pac-12



ARIZONA


Saturday vs. Colorado: 1 possession

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Results: touchdown



COLORADO

Saturday vs. Arizona: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Results: field goal



OREGON

Saturday vs. UCLA: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Results: 2 touchdowns



OREGON STATE

Saturday vs. Stanford: 4 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 3

Results: punt, field goal, turnover on downs

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Result: field goal



STANFORD

Saturday vs. Oregon State: 1 possession

Drive starts inside the red zone: 1

Results: touchdown



UCLA

Saturday vs. Oregon: 2 possessions

Drive Starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: touchdown

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown



USC

Saturday vs. Utah: 4 possessions

Drive Starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: touchdown, field goal

Drive starts inside the red zone: 2

Results: 2 field goals



UTAH

Saturday vs. USC: 3 possessions

Drive Starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: punt

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: interception, missed field goal



Mountain West



BOISE STATE


Friday vs. BYU: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown



COLORADO STATE

Saturday vs. Hawaii: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: interception



HAWAII

Saturday vs. Colorado State: 4 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: missed field goal, interception

Drive starts inside the red zone: 2

Result: fumble (for Colorado State touchdown), interception



SAN DIEGO STATE

Saturday vs. Fresno State: 2 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: fumble (for Fresno State touchdown), touchdown



SAN JOSE STATE

Saturday vs. Wyoming: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: touchdown



UNLV

Saturday vs. Nevada: 3 possessions

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: end of game with a lead

Drive starts from the 35 to the 21: 2

Result: fumble, touchdown



WYOMING

Saturday vs. San Jose State: 1 possession

Drive starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: touchdown



Major Independents (Notre Dame, BYU, Army, Navy)



BYU


Friday vs. Boise State: 3 possessions

Drive Starts from the 50 to the 36: 2

Result: touchdown, punt

Drive Starts from the 35 to the 21: 1

Result: field goal



NAVY

Saturday vs. Pittsburgh: 1 possession

Drive Starts from the 50 to the 36: 1

Result: field goal (game-winning drive)