5.9 ypc? That's a stat that just doesn't tell the truth. The average run was for about .5 yards, then every fifteen plays or so someone would break one for 30+ yards. That one long run was usually 100% player effort. There's no consistency with that. It seemed that UND coaches were banking on that one in fifteen play to get them where they wanted to be.
Sometimes the stats just aren't a reflection of how the games looked. Look at Disterhaupt's first few games this year. He was off to a great start with over 10 tackles per game until he ruined that ankle. The stats looked great, but a lot of those tackles were catching guys from behind 5 or 6 yards down field. That's not where you want to be making tackles. Certainly not knocking his efforts AT ALL, but the defense had issues with that happening even though the "tackles" stat looks good.
Stats only tell part of the story. Look at the time of possession stats this last season, for example.
Anyway, the only stat that really matters is the wins and losses. I can see UND holding the same staff through this coming season . . . but if I see a dive play to Santiago on first down ever again I'll be the first to shoot the OC a glaring look. Maybe even a strongly worded letter