College Football Week 1 Projected Totals: How Will New Clock Rules Impact Over/Unders?
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With plenty of unknown questions about the change in clock rules, Week 0 produced a 4-3 record to the under.
Offensive breakouts were unexpected at UMass and Hawaii, while Louisiana Tech and Ohio failed to turn explosive plays into points.
We'll need a couple of hundred games to build a solid sample to see exactly how the new clock rules are affecting college football totals, but the best strategy through the first two weeks is to monitor plays per game.
UTEP, San Diego State, New Mexico State, San Jose State and USC all came within a short margin of their 2022 plays per game. Ohio and Louisiana Tech ran more than a dozen plays compared to last year's numbers.
Teams that could not muster drives include Navy and Florida International, which fell 14 and 24 plays short of their 2022 averages, respectively.
Now, we turn our attention to Week 1 with our projected totals. Keep in mind these numbers are calculated with projected yards per play net, Finishing Drives and expected tempo.