NFL's scoring rise parallels Texas
Barring the unexpected on season-finale Sunday, the NFL will set an overall scoring record. Teams are averaging 23.6 points per game; the reigning record, set in 1948, is 23.2 points per game. If you want to know why scoring is up, don't look to the chuck rule, which has been around since 1978. The leading indicator is Texas high school football.
Last weekend, Texas public schools played their title games. Final scores of the largest-division contests: Allen 63, Pearland 28; Cedar Hill ...
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