outgain

verb
out·gain | \ˌau̇t-ˈgān \
outgained; outgaining; outgains

Definition of outgain 

transitive verb

: to gain more than especially, American football : to gain more yards than The Steelers outgained the Ravens 175 yards to 73, held the ball for more than 19 minutes and had no penalties or punts. — Josh Elliott

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Louisville will likely outgain WKU, in which case turnovers might make things interesting. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) beat Western Kentucky," 4 July 2018 Alabama outgained Vanderbilt by 599 yards en route to a 59-0 win. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Vanderbilt Commodores face uphill challenge in SEC, No. 106 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 13 May 2018 Alabama had the ball for 18:34 during the half and outgained Clemson 182 yards to 73. USA TODAY, "The Latest: Alabama stifles Clemson to reach title game," 1 Jan. 2018 The Commodores picked up just one SEC win and were outgained by an average of nearly 125 yards during league play to end up in the familiar spot: near the bottom of East Division standings. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Vanderbilt Commodores face uphill challenge in SEC, No. 106 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 13 May 2018 Oklahoma barely outgained Georgia 512-498 in total yards and each team made one key turnover in the second highest-scoring edition — for now — of the Granddaddy of Them All. USA TODAY, "The Latest: Alabama stifles Clemson to reach title game," 1 Jan. 2018 More: Sure enough, the Eagles held Atlanta to 4-for-13 on third-down conversions, outgained them on the ground and were superior on special teams in a 15-10 win. Mark Spezia, Detroit Free Press, "Okemos native Cynthia Frelund blazes trail in NFL's analytics game," 3 Feb. 2018 When the statistics were totaled, the Packers outgained the Raiders rushing, 163 yards to 105, and Oakland had a 186 to 162 edge in passing. Bud Lea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jan. 14, 1968: Packers rout Raiders to repeat as Super Bowl champions," 18 Jan. 2018 Four of the losers outgained their opponents in yardage, and the SEC ended up with a 319-316 advantage in scoring, provided by the three-point difference in the final game of the season. 5 Consecutive victories over the No. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 from bowl season," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of outgain

1904, in the meaning defined above

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