Question from Reddit user tacobellemel
To throw some stats in, here is a bell curve with Florida’s offensive penalties, where florida is worst than about 99.3% of teams in the FBS.
Now for some good news, most stat heads agree that a negative yardage play on first down is significantly detrimental to that drive’s success. If I remember correctly, a team that takes a 5 yard penalty on 1 & 10 punts 25% more than teams that avoid 1st down errors.
Florida is significantly better than most teams on avoiding penalties on first down. Below is the bell curve for 1st down penalties,where Florida is about 71% better than most teams on first downs.
Go Gators (except on 2nd & 3rd down)