From The Athletic. How often a defense gets off the field, basically.
We’re 47th in stop rate at 68.8% and give up 1.83 points per possession. Georgia, to no one’s surprise, is #1 at 89.6%/0.49. Bama is 26th at 72.7%/1.56, certainly not a typical Bama defense. A&M is fourth (80.5%/1.09) and we already beat them.
Other remaining opponents: LSU is 61st (66.4%/2.21 PPP), and Misery is downright horrible at #126 (51.9%, 3.10 PPP).
They had done the same analysis after Week 5. We were 28th at 73.8/1.44 then. Of course we played Ole Miss in week 6 and Auburn in week 7 and lost Catalon.
Misery was #126 back then, still #126. Bama stayed at #26. LSU dropped from 36th to 61st.
One of the most improved defenses in the country since week 5 has been Illinois, which moved up from #94 to #58. Might be why the Fighting Bielemas have won a couple of games recently.