Since the 2010 schedule is so similar to the 2009 schedule, I figured I'd compare where we are now to where we were a year ago. The below numbers compare our four out of conference games and Indiana:
2009: 198.8 yds/game, 24 passes/game, 60.4 comp %, 9 total TDs
2010: 240.6 yds/game, 24 passes/game, 73.1 comp %, 9 total TDs
2009: 284.4 yds/game, 46 rushes/game, 18 total TDs
2010: 324.4 yds/game, 46 rushes/game, 20 total TDs
2009: 225.2 yds/game, 6 total TDs allowed
2010: 307.8 yds/game, 8 total TDs allowed
2009: 126.6 yds/game, 6 total TDs allowed
2010: 125.8 yds/game, 9 total TDs allowed
So the split is exactly the same on offense: 24 passes/46 rushes per game. Same gameplan. The offense is 80 yards better than last year (split evenly beetween the run and pass), though that has only translated to 2 additional TDs. The defense is 80 yards worse, ALL OF IT attributable to the pass. This has translated to an additional 5 TDs allowed. Same record each year: 5-0. Close games with ND and Indiana.
This is...a bit sobering. The good news (I guess), is that our many problems have been whittled down to one: the pass defense. The bad news: we have no immeadite solution to that problem. The next 7 games are gonna be tense.