Points after takeaways: Pac-12 North

May, 20, 2014
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Turnovers are great … when you can get them. They stop drives, swing momentum and, more often than not, are the difference in the outcome of a game.

The only thing coaches love more than getting turnovers is getting points off of turnovers. Some teams were great at that in 2013. Other teams could use a little improvement.

Last month, we looked at ball security in the league for the past three seasons. During the next couple of days we’ll break down each team and how they did when it came to turning turnovers into points. We’ll also look at how mentally strong defenses were when they had to buckle down and prevent points after a turnover.

On Tuesday, we took a look at the Pac-12 South. Today we move our attention to the North to see how efficient those teams were at producing points after takeaways. There are going to be a few anomalies when it comes to tabulating how many times a team scores following a turnover. For example, a game-ending interception won’t yield points, nor will a fumble recovered at the end of the half or when a team runs out the clock.

But the following stats from last season should give you snapshot of how teams fared when trying to take advantage of a gift from the opposition.

California

Turnovers created: 13
Scores vs. opportunities: 6 of 13 (46 percent)
Total points after turnovers: 38
Games without forcing at least one turnover: 3
Games without points after turnovers: 3

Oregon

Turnovers created: 29
Scores vs. opportunities: 18 of 29 (62 percent)
Total points after turnovers: 122
Games without forcing at least one turnover: 2
Games without points after turnovers: 1

Oregon State

Turnovers created: 29
Scores vs. opportunities: 16 of 29 (55 percent)
Total points after turnovers: 108
Games without forcing at least one turnover: 1
Games without points after turnovers: 2

Stanford

Turnovers created: 19
Scores vs. opportunities: 12 of 19 (63 percent)
Total points after turnovers: 76
Games without forcing at least one turnover: 1
Games without points after turnovers: 4

Washington

Turnovers created: 23
Scores vs. opportunities: 15 of 23 (65 percent)
Total points after turnovers: 99
Games without forcing at least one turnover: 1
Games without points after turnovers: 5

Washington State

Turnovers created: 30
Scores vs. opportunities: 17 of 30 (56 percent)
Total points after turnovers: 111
Games without forcing at least one turnover: 0
Games without points after turnovers: 4

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