Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said there are many ways to tell how effectively a defense is playing.
One of the stats he uses is to look at the percentage of times opponents score when they have the ball.
He said a really good defense will allow scores between the high-teens and mid-20s.
Tech’s opponents scored 34 percent of the time. The Jackets were ninth in the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 26.2 points per game. ACC opponents scored on 39 percent of their possessions against Tech. The Jackets’ offense scored 38 percent of the time overall, and 38 percent of the time in conference play. Opponents scored on 37 percent of their possessions last season.
Clemson, the No. 1 scoring defense in the ACC (17.75 points per game allowed), allowed scores on 27 percent of opponent’s possessions.
Johnson was asked if the defense showed improvement in any specific area as the season progressed. He said no, saying no part of the team has played consistently well throughout the year.