Overtime Stats

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 7th, 2010 at 8:36 AM

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.


Indiana Blue

November 8th, 2010 at 8:58 AM ^

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 ??

Go Blue !


November 7th, 2010 at 8:59 AM ^

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.


November 7th, 2010 at 9:18 AM ^

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.


November 7th, 2010 at 9:11 AM ^

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.


November 7th, 2010 at 2:12 PM ^

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.