Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Statistically Speaking

A roundup of stats that caught my interest in the week before

Who won this game?

The team on the left or right?

As you probably guessed this was Monday night’s affair between Tennessee and UCLA. Seriously though, how do you lose a game you outrushed your opponent 177 to 29, and your opponent threw 4 interceptions?

The Rush

- Navy ran for 558 yards in their win over Towson (who?) on 58 attempts. That’s 9.6 yards per attempt. They only attempted 5 passes, and completed 2.

- Clemson, on the other hand, in their debacle against Alabama, rushed for – wait for it – ZERO yards, on 14 attempts. (‘Bama had 239 yards on FIFTY attempts).

Run ‘Er Up

13 teams scored over 50 points in their opener. They were (with points)–

Arizona 70
Penn St. 66
Oklahoma 57
Florida 56
South Fla. 56
Rice 56
Houston 55
Eastern Mich. 52
Miami (Fla.) 52
Texas 52
Southern California 52
Missouri 52
Southern Miss. 51

Defense Wins Championships

- After one game, Ohio State has a rushing defense of -11 yards, the only team to have held their opponents to negative yardage.

- Florida leads the nation in Turnover Margin at +6.

- U Conn had 7 sacks in their opener, and leads the nation.

No Time Left for You

- Clemson had a Time of Possession in their loss of – wait for it – 18:47, or 2:13 less than the next worst for the week, Marshall at 21:00. Put another way, Clemson has barely possessed the football for more than a single quarter this year.

Pass Happy

Graham Harrell of Texas Tech threw for 536 yards in their opening win over Eastern Washington. He attempted 58 throws, completing 43.

Statistically Speaking is (hopefully) to be a weekly post on Saurian Sagacity

1 comment:

Tengator1 said...

intersting post, keep it up