HD posted an interesting stat as part of her ACC officials recap for 2011.
Did you know the average football game last year in the ACC was 3 hours, 11 minutes (and 3 hours, 15 minutes across all games involving ACC programs)?
Hey, and remember that other game against N.C. State this past season? The one where Spaz and the Eagles offense turtled to the tune of three yards of total offense and one first down in the entire second half? Turns out that one team sits on a 14-3 halftime lead and does nothing offensively in the second half, the end result is the shortest college football game in the ACC this past season.
Boston College-N.C. State lasted just 2 hours, 29 minutes, a whole 42 minutes below the ACC average.
The next shortest game was a whole 11 minutes longer -- Georgia Tech's victory at Middle Tennessee State which took 2 hours, 40 minutes.
The longest game of the season was Florida State-Wake Forest, which took 3 hours, 49 minutes. Demon Deacon fans got their money's worth as they got to watch Wake knock off Florida State 35-30.
BC's longest contest of the season lasted 3 hours, 25 minutes -- both home games against Northwestern and Wake Forest.
Also very interesting to look at the per-game averages, where (no surprise!) Georgia Tech edged out Boston College for the shortest average time of game this season. The Yellow Jackets average football game lasted 3 hours, 7 minutes, while the average Eagles game lasted two minutes longer.
Wake Forest and Florida State had the longest average game length this season, averaging 3 hours, 20 minutes.
After the jump, a look at the average game length in the ACC this season (all games, including bowls). Thanks to cfbstats.com.
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||13||3 hours, 7 minutes||3 hours, 23 minutes||2 hours, 40 minutes|
|Boston College Eagles||12||3 hours, 9 minutes||3 hours, 25 minutes||2 hours, 29 minutes|
|N.C. State Wolfpack||13||3 hours, 12 minutes||3 hours, 34 minutes||2 hours, 29 minutes|
|Miami Hurricanes||12||3 hours, 13 minutes||3 hours, 33 minutes||3 hours, 0 minutes|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||14||3 hours, 14 minutes||3 hours, 26 minutes||3 hours, 4 minutes|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||13||3 hours, 16 minutes||3 hours, 34 minutes||2 hours, 58 minutes|
|Maryland Terrapins||12||3 hours, 17 minutes||3 hours, 34 minutes||3 hours, 0 minutes|
|Virginia Cavaliers||13||3 hours, 18 minutes||3 hours, 33 minutes||2 hours, 53 minutes|
|Clemson Tigers||14||3 hours, 18 minutes||3 hours, 48 minutes||2 hours, 51 minutes|
|Duke Blue Devils||12||3 hours, 18 minutes||3 hours, 31 minutes||2 hours, 59 minutes|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||13||3 hours, 20 minutes||3 hours, 49 minutes||2 hours 59 minutes|
|Florida St. Seminoles||13||3 hours, 20 minutes||3 hours, 49 minutes||3 hours, 0 minutes|
|Grand Total||154||3 hours, 15 minutes||3 hours, 49 minutes||2 hours, 29 minutes|