As many of you know, I have been tracking Truman's Push-ups throughout the season. This being our first road game, Truman obviously didn't do any push-ups this week (not that he does them all any week - slacker), but I'll look at the numbers anyway.
Total Push-ups for 2008: 1310
Average Push-ups per game: 262
Push-ups for Nebraska game: 228 (4 more than Illinois, because our FG came on our 3rd score, rather than our 2nd).
Last year's average: 161.1 (100.9 less/game than 2008)
Last year's average (through 5 games): 168.8 (93.2 less/game than 2008 through 5 games)
We did not reach 1310 push-ups until our 4th score against Colorado last year (game 9).
The current low from 2008 is 196, a number only reached 3 times last year.
So, the question I still have is - what does this tell us, other than our offense is ridiculously efficient - scoring a high number of TDs. Looking at my spreadsheet, I can quickly tell that we have scored 8 times in 4 of our 5 games (11 times vs. Nevada).
Missouri has scored 7 FGs (on 9 attempts), 1 safety, 35 touchdowns in 5 games (!!!) in 43 scoring drives. The vast majority of our FG attempts have been in our 2nd or 3rd scoring drive (the outliers are late FGs against Nevada and SEMO when our 2nd stringers were in). So, essentially, we get more effective as the game goes on - which certainly makes me think that the Time Of Possession imbalance doesn't seem to help our opponents that much.