Just a quick question. Do the stats from overtime count toward team and player stats? Seems silly to include those stats when figuring because of the pinball stats usually included in these type games.
They do count, and it does seem ridiculous.
it is still line em up and play football. The college OT rule is so much better than the pro game because you MUST play offense and defense to win.
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Yes, in the pros the coin flip is critical since it is sudden death.
Interesting article on why NOT to change OT in the NFL:
Below is drectly from the article:
Such a system would ruin a history of statistics and create havoc for fantasy players. Don't forget the fantasy players because they are an important partner in the growth of the NFL.
IMHO - this has nothing to do with who wins or loses - but what happens in "Vegas land".
Plus Clayton still has teams kicking off, playing 15 minutes, etc. Maybe John has never seen a college OT game ??
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in college you have to earn it on both sides of the ball............watching the Lions this past weekend, all I could think of as they went to OT was "they Lions will lose the coin flip and that will be the end of the game"............I prefer the college rules any day.
Perhaps the stats shouldn't count, but even so it was only 75 yards added on for each team.
I think the problem is saying that it was the highest BigTen scoring game ever at 132, when 90 points were scored in regulation, which is less than other past BigTen games.
Those extra 75 yards per team resulted in 56 points. Kinda skews the stats.
42 points were scored in OT. Regardless, 42 points per 150 yards is pretty ridiculous. Likewise, how about scoring 49 points in the second quarter? I was rewatching the game today, and at one point there was under 2 minutes left in the half and all I could think was "wow, there's still a touchdown and two more field goals to be scored in this quarter." Unreal.
Here comes the #2 offense in the country. It completely skews the stats. I guess the only bonus is we replace the NW-Mich 54-51 debacle with the 67-65 debacle in our favor I imagine in a lot of record books.
Of course they count. It's part of the game. And it should be noted that most of the time, overtime doesn't drastically inflate the statistics. We've played in seven OT games in school history and five were decided in the first OT session. So most of the time, you're just talking about one extra TD or FG. Triple-overtime is not the norm.
Having said that, I wouldn't be opposed to them changing the rules to make teams go for two in the second or even first OT session. That would cut down on multi-OT games further still.