wondering what the stats are for how many times Rich Rod shakes his head at Greg Robinson in disgust over his defense?
Sunday Morning Stats - Week 7
Figured I'd turn this into a regular feature. Just a compilation of stats to show where the team is at, presented without comment. All rankings are national (out of 120 FBS teams) unless otherwise noted.
Overall Rank- 37th (5th in the Big Ten)
SOS Rank - 49th (3rd in the Big Ten)
Scoring - 36.0 p/g (17th)
Rushing - 281.6 yds/g (7th)
Passing - 250.4 yds/g (36th)
Pass Eff - 159.83 (15th)
Total - 532.0 yds/g (3rd)
Sacks Allowed - .43/game (5th)
TFL Allowed - 3.57 (5th)
Turnovers Lost - 12 (67th)
RedZone - 84% (50th)
3rd Down - 46.59% (28th)
4th Down - 80.0% (11th)
Scoring - 28.4 pts/g (82nd)
Rushing - 144.7 yds/g (57th)
Passing - 296.3 yds/g (105th)
Pass Eff - 140.95 (94th)
Total - 441.0 yds/g (105th)
Sacks - 1.43/game (85th)
TFL - 5.71/g (71st)
Turnovers Gained - 9 (83rd)
Red Zone - 88% (93rd)
3rd Down - 42.00% (86th)
4th Down - 64.71% (90th)
Net Punting- 37.68 (42nd)
Net Kicking- ?
Punt Returning - 5.11 yds/ret (100th)
Kick Returning - 19.37 yds/ret (100th)
Punt Return D - 9.4 yds/ret (71st)
Kick Return D - 18.42 yds/ret (11th)
Field Goals - 25.0% (118th)
Penalties- 5.0 pen/g (16th)
Penalty Yards - 51.0 pen yds/g (54th)
TOP - 28:32 (90th)
Denard - Rushing
1096 rush yds (1st); 156.6 rush yds/g (2nd)
Denard - Passing
1319 pass yds (53rd); 188.4 pass yds/g (66th); 9.2 yds/att (9th); 159.1 rating (16th)
9.00 tackles/g (44th)
8.71 tackles/g (53rd)
8.43 tackles/g (63rd)
43.6 avg punt (34th)
(Note: over the past three games, Hagerup has punted 11 times for an average of 48.3 yards. That would be good for 2nd nationally).
So, the defense fumbled and threw 3 pics? You think the D lost this game? Or, were TOs the primary reason we lost for the second game in a row!
The O spotted the opposition points early via T/O but when the D could've stepped up and tackled ballcarriers on key third downs to get us the ball back, they preferred to not tackle. Therefore in my view they are equal culprits. BTW - what is the deal with all the friggin facemasking?
When did this so called "face mask penalty" go into effect? I've never heard of it before. I'm assuming high school does not have this penalty and so that's how a lot of kids make their tackles at the high school level.
The defense played well enough to keep us in it the last two games. You can't keep giving the ball away and expect to win.
We squeaked by Indiana by 7 points and lost to Michigan State and Iowa by 17 and 10 respecitvely. In conference play, Indiana has allowed 17.5 points more than it has scored. State & Iowa on average have scored 15.7 & 15.5 points more than they have allowed, but of course all three have inflated points scored averages, thanks to having played us.
So if we look at our remaining games by comparing average points scored versus average points allowed, one might predict the following:
In Conference: results through 10/16/2010 Remaining
Ave Pts Scored Yielded Diff W/L Prediction
U of M 29 35.7 - 6.7
Penn St. 8.0 28.5 -20.5 W
Illinois 17.3 21.0 - 3.7 toss up
Purdue 24,0 17.0 +7.0 L
Wisconsin 31.7 25.0 +6.7 L
Ohio State 26.7 18.0 +8.7 L
Based on the above alone, we go 2-3 and finish conference play at 3-5. If so, we've barely improved on 2008 or 2009. But since we have allowed on average 35.7 points in
3 conference games, it is difficult to be optimistic about the rest of the schedule. Still, if a miracle occurs and our defense begins actually to play defense--imagine the lift that would give to our offense. Not to mention well, us fans.
Field goals aren't even important enough to be spelled correctly
Both Heismanpose and Enjoy Live - well done. Gives me some math to sink my teeth into to justify my John L. Smith style face-slapping reaction whenever I watch Denard pat the ball or Tate circle backward in an S curve trying to avoid the rush. I wonder how much of the Int-itis is due to schemes shutting down primary and secondary reads vs. Denard and/or Tate losing patience with their progressions and hucking it hoping for Hemingway or someone else to make a play when they feel the rush.
But without turn overs we beat iowa for sure and have a toss up in the state game.