Links work great on Google Chrome. Thanks for the analysis - nice job!
Michigan And Ohio State - A Decade Of Offense, Defense And Scoring
Similar to what I attempted with Iowa, I have done a comparison of average per game rushing, passing and scoring offense and defense for Michigan and Ohio State over the last decade. I went with the same format as before, placing the tables below the chart so you could see the exact figures that I had collected.
One thing that I found interesting in doing this was that, on offense anyway, these two teams have had reasonably similar production, managing to stay within a touchdown or so of each other when it comes to average scoring. Indeed, they have fairly comparable rushing and passing production on offense as well. That would lead you to a conclusion that would not be new to anyone here, of course – they can both score.
On defense, you will note that, most years, Ohio State’s rush defense has been stingier than ours, but you can also see a gradual slide in that rush defense of the Buckeyes to a point where, in the last two seasons, they have been fairly similar. Pass defenses have been a little more even through the years, but here again, you can see Ohio State’s pass defense regressing, particularly this year, whereas ours has improved, at least by the numbers.
I will have a more detailed look at this season in particular probably tomorrow or Tuesday, but I thought the board might be interested in a high-level summary of the last decade of football for both teams.
Also, BEAT OHIO.
(NOTE: These are linked to Photobucket, so hopefully the thumbnails are coded correctly - I can redo the HTML and put scaled images in the diary if people have trouble with the links.)
Michigan / Ohio State Rushing Offense (2002-Present):
Michigan / Ohio State Passing Offense (2002-Present):
Michigan / Ohio State Rushing Defense (2002-Present):
Michigan / Ohio State Passing Defense (2002-Present):
Michigan / Ohio State Scoring Offense (2002-Present):
Michigan / Ohio State Scoring Defense (2002-Present):
That's a lot of work...but you need to get the colors right.
That's great, but it would make it much easier if #1 the colors representing each team were the same in every graph, and two if Ohio was red and UM as blue or yellow. But, still really cool. Thanks for sharing.
Edit: got beat to my point here...
It would be much easier to read if the colors were consistent and relevant...the most egregious examples are the ones where we are red and OSU is blue.
The colors are fixed and consistent and correct to school. Apologies to the board for the oversight there.
I can haz 2006 rush defense?