Looking for a key reason why the Auburn football team has had such a remarkable turnaround this season?
Well, all year, the defense has stayed tough with its back against the goal line.
According to FOX Sports columnist Bruce Feldman, the Tigers rank third nationally in points allowed per opponents’ red zone appearance, and first in the SEC.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 27, 2016
Though it’s probably the best way, points per trip is not the only way to measure red zone defense.
On the NCAA official stats page, the opponents percentage of scoring point is gauged.
That reading has Florida as the nation’s best defense, allowing opponents to score just 64.3 percent of the 14 times they have entered the 20-yard zone.
That ranking’s top four is rounded off with Ohio State (65.0), Michigan (66.7) and Texas A& M (67.7). Auburn is in a tie for fifth place with Wake Forest, Troy and Maryland at 68.2 percent.