Big Ten Stats 2008 v. 2009

Submitted by heckdchi on November 13th, 2009 at 10:39 PM

From Wisconsin preview edition. Slightly less encouraging than the overall offensive statistical improvements from '08 to '09
( that's right, I'm that arrogant of a prick that I linked to my own diary in an MGoBoard post, and what?)

U-M Big Ten Statistics in 2008 & 2009

Category 2008 2009
Scoring Offense 22.1 PPG 23.8 PPG
Total Offense 290.9 YPG 332.7 YPG
Rush Offense 153.5 YPG 135.0 YPG
Pass Offense 137.4 YPG 197.7 YPG
Pass Efficiency 90.5 rating 117.0 rating
Scoring Defense 33.5 PPG 33.3 PPG
Total Defense 402.9 YPG 440.2 YPG
Rush Defense 172.1 YPG 191.2 YPG
Pass Defense 230.8 YPG 249.0 YPG
Pass Efficiency Def. 141.9 rating 140.8 rating
Turnover Margin -0.62 avg. -1.67 avg.
Sacks 2.4 avg. 2.0 avg.
Sacks Allowed 2.3 avg. 3.3 avg.
20+ Plays For 4.2 avg. 3.5 avg.
20+ Plays Against 4.6 avg. 5.3 avg.


los barcos

November 14th, 2009 at 1:03 AM ^

but the improvment is not as exponetial as many would have us believe.

a lot of the win total is indicative of a weaker schedule. but with that being said, the team can still come out and win the next two games and blow this all out of the water.

regression be damned go blue

The King of Belch

November 14th, 2009 at 5:08 AM ^

The stats from last year represent a FULL season. There are still two games to go--one against the best team we'll face this year, and tomorrow's game against arguably the third best team when considering this is a road game.

The stats could still turn south for this season.

I wouldn't get wrapped up in the stats, though. I have sat back and thought that maybe there is more of an esoteric way to look at this thing.

For instance: when on offense, do you get the feeling that they could score every time? I kind of do. Lat year, I didn't.

Defensively: Do you get the idea that Michigan actually thinks it's OK to tackle people? I kind of don't. Last year, I did.

So it's more of a "perception" thing--because the stats can be manipulated and I don't think they tell the whole story. Informative, yes. But really, was there any kind of hope at all heading into this season IMMEDIATELY after last season ended?

This year, I think there is reason to be hopeful even if it ends next saturday.


November 14th, 2009 at 8:18 AM ^

except for the tackling. There was no tackling last year. And the angles taken were even worse than they are now. It was obvious they didn't know pursuit and they all just wanted to arm tackle. This year I think the tackling has been better.
Not good.
Just better.