Touchback percentage has increased from 16% to 40%
Posted by: Pete Roussel on September 9, 2012
Touchback percentage has significantly increased this season in college football.
In 2011, 16% of kick-offs in D1 college football resulted in a touchback.
After two weeks in 2012, with the ball moved from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line yard, 40% of kick-offs in D1 football have resulted in touchbacks.
Nine teams have returned a kick-off for a touchdown including Southern Miss, San Diego State, USC, Kent State, Auburn, Georgia, East Carolina, New Mexico, and New Mexico State.
Meanwhile, twelve teams have recorded touchbacks at least 75% of kick-off opportunities.
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