20 College Football Defenses Most Equipped to Stop the Spread

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20 College Football Defenses Most Equipped to Stop the Spread
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Each of college football's offenses is lethal in its own way, but the spread is one of the most dreaded in football. The reason being that every play looks similar from the line of scrimmage, and anything can happen.

The spread depends heavily on opportunity and timing. The best spread offenses are run by quarterbacks with great vision, patience and awareness. The best defenses against the spread excel at pass coverage, rushing the quarterback and covering the gaps against the run.

With that in mind, here are the 20 defenses that spread-runners should watch out for.

*Ranks against the long plays are from cfbstats.com, and early departures for the NFL draft are from cbssports.com.

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