Are you ready for some football? WKU Athletics counts you down to opening day at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on September 1, 2012 with the 50-day “Countdown to Kickoff” series on WKUSports.com. Each day will be accompanied by a significant number in WKU football history.
Hilltopper Offense Converts 43 Percent of Third Downs in 2011
In the second year under head coach Willie Taggart, the WKU
offense improved in virtually every category, including converting its third
The Hilltopper offense converted 43 percent of the time on
third downs in 2011, up four percent from 2010. The third down conversions
helped WKU to continue offensive drives, thus improving its average time of possession
in 2011 to 35:08, besting its 2010 average of 33:03.
The Hilltoppers averaged more than 10 minutes per game in
time of possession than their opponents, while converting 27 more third downs
that their opposition. The Hilltopper defense held opponents to a 36 percent
third down conversion rate, improving from a 40 percent mark in 2010.
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The Hilltoppers open the 2012 season against Austin Peay, with kickoff slated for 6:00 PM on September 1 in Bowling Green. For season and single game ticket information, visit HERE.