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Obscure, but interesting numbers -

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Oh8ch, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    OSU had 11 first downs - 3 rushing, 3 passing, and 5 by penalty. NC St actually wont the battle of 'earned' first donw 13-6.

    Turano punted for an average of 37 yards, but his NET average (including return) was 37.5 yards. Of 6 punts 4 were fair caught. Of 7 kickoffs only one was returned. FGs aside, that is some nasty kicking. (Surprisingly, the NC St kicker actually had a longer average kickoff than Nuge - 66 to 65.)

    OSU won the possession battle EVERY quarter with at least 8:05 of the 15:00 minutes.

    OSU was 2 of 16 on 3rd down conversions, and althoug no record is kept I am certain they set a record for 3rd down completions that were 1 yard short of a first down.

    After Holmes monster game last week no receiver on either team had more than 38 yards receiving.
  2. chuck_jax

    chuck_jax Newbie

    Thanks for the stats. Interesting.

    Obviously, OSU needs to work on converting the 3rd down pass. 1 Yard short isn't gonna get it.

    Time will tell with this young team. The only way they're gonna really click is pass to set up the run. Once that gets established, watch out.
  3. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    2 of 16 on third downs and the one yard short plays are because it seemed like 15 of the 16 third downs were either 3rd and 9 or 3rd and 13......
  4. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Average 3rd down yardage was 8.4.
  5. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    It is actually NOT surprising that the other kicker had a longer average than Nuge on kick-offs.

    • His on-side kick is not counted toward his average
    • He had only 2 other kick-offs
    • One of those was from the twenty-yard-line due to penalty
    65 yards is the MAXIMUM yardage they give on a kick-off from the 35 yard line. It doesn't matter whether you kick it to the goal line or if you hit the frickin' goal post like Nuge does. The other kicker had an opportunity to kick one farther because of a penalty, and only managed to increase his average by a yard. Can you imagine what Nuge's average would have been if he had made half of his kicks from his own twenty?

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