Avg 562 yards per game
Scored at least 58 points in their last six games
Seem like a good bet for the Title against the Gators?
Not what I thought.
Oklahoma might have the highest powered offense in the country, but they gave up 360 yards, and 24 points per game, and all of their "tough" opponents (Texas, Texas Tech,...) averaged the same.
In comes Florida who only allows 280 yards per game.
And tonight, the teams defenses performed exactly as expected.
Florida average allowing 12 ppg, and Oklahoma average 24 ppg. Tonight, Oklahoma got 363 yards of offense, and Florida got 479, so both teams got 100 yards more than the opposing team's defense averaged.
What does this tell you?
DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Way to go Gators! Bringing the Championship back to the SEC for an unprecedented 3rd year in a row.