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Fun With Syracuse Statistics: Special Teams Continue To Struggle

Things aren't going too well in Orange land...

Brett Carlsen

A third consecutive week meant a third consecutive frustrating loss for the Syracuse Orange. As of Week 7, here's where they rank in every major statistical category among the 125 FBS teams:

Special Teams

Net Punting: 33.1 Yard AVG (117th)

Kickoff Returns: 17.4 Yard AVG (118th)

Punt Returns: 8.7 Yard AVG (56th)

Kick Return Defense: 18.1 Yard AVG (23rd)

Punt Return Defense: 16.1 Yard AVG (118th)

Third Down

3rd Down Conversion PCT: .338 (110th)

3rd Down Conversion Defense PCT: .452 (99th)


Penalties Per Game: 8.2 (106th)

Total Penalties: 41 (99th)

Penalty Yards Per Game: 65.0 (91st)

Total Penalty Yards: 325 (79th)


Passing Offense: 213.6 YPG (86th)

Rushing Offense: 197.8 YPG (39th)

Total Offense: 411.4 YPG (70th)

Red Zone Offense: 19 Attempts, 9 TDs, 7 FGs, .842 PCT (60th)

Scoring Offense: 21.6 PPG (105th)


Pass Defense: 239.6 YPG (70th)

Rushing Defense: 130.4 YPG (44th)

Total Defense: 370.0 YPG (51st)

Red Zone Defense: 17 Attempts, 8 TDs, 5 FGs, .765 PCT (37th)

Scoring Defense: 24.4 PPG (61st)