Noon execution. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Against UNC, 61% of GT's 1st down plays were either 1st downs, touchdowns, or on pace for a first down (>3 yards per play). Against Kansas, this number was only 47%. This translates to an average of 2nd down and 7.5 yards to go against Kansas and a more manageable 2nd down and 6.3 yards to go against UNC. The difference is numerically minute but in playcalling the difference is huge. One offense is on pace for constant three and outs while the other is on pace for consistent 1st down conversions.