Georgia Southern football finishes first in special teams efficiency

Tyler Bass and the Georgia Southern Eagles led the FBS in special teams efficiency. 

Elijah Jackson

STATESBORO —Georgia Southern special teams finished No.1 in the FBS in with 74.4, narrowly beating out Memphis by .2.

According to ESPN, “Team efficiencies are based on the point contributions of each unit to the team’s scoring margin, on a per-play basis. The values are adjusted for strength of schedule and down-weighted for ‘garbage time’ (based on win probability). The scale goes from 0 to 100; higher numbers are better and the average is roughly 50 for all categories. Efficiencies update daily during the season.”

The Eagles have gone from No. 83 in 2014 to the top spot in 2019 with three top-11 finishes in the past three seasons. 

Elijah Jackson, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]