Missouri's football team had a tremendous regular season led largely by their defense. The Tiger D led the NCAA FBS in red zone defense in terms of the percentage of drives that ended in scores. Opponents had 31 red zone drives this year and only 55% ended in scores.
Those 31 drives ended in 101 points, for an average of 3.25 points per red zone drive. That also led the FBS (Boise was second with 3.44 points per red zone drive). To put it in perspective, the average team had 43.3 opponent red zone drives (standard deviation = 9.3) , opponents scored 35.3 of the time in red zone drives (standard deviation = 8.6) for an 81.4% clip. The average team gave up an average of 4.8 points per red zone drive (standard deviation = 0.57).
So Mizzou's red zone defense was 3.7 standard deviations better than the average team in terms of percent and 2.7 standard deviations better in terms of points per red zone drive. That's outstanding. This is one of the soundest defenses I've witnessed out of Columbia since I began following Mizzou in the early 90's.