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Official Statistical Analysis Thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by DaddyBigBucks, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rewatching the Sparty game just now and they mentioned how badly Ohio State had dominated teams in the second quarter this year, and showed 2nd qtr stats against the Juggalos, Indiana, Fredo, and Corn, conveniently leaving out FAU since we dialed it back during the second qtr after scoring 28 points in the first eight minutes of the game. So I decided to take a look at the halftime--not just second qtr--scores for each game so far:

    FAU: 28-3
    Cin: 28-0
    Ind: 30-10
    Mia: 49-5
    Neb: 38-0
    MSU: 27-10

    We've outscored opponents 200-28 in the first half this season, which is an average score of around 33-5. Our smallest halftime lead was Saturday against Sparty at 17 points. We have yet to enter the second half with less than a 3-score lead, and the Indiana and Spary games were the only ones where we didn't have at least a 4-score lead heading into the break. Hopefully the team will show some resilience should we eventually go into the second half this year with the opponent being within only a score or two.
  2. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Pass Defense
    Pass Efficiency Defense
    Total Defense
    Scoring Defense

    In all of these defensive stats, the Buckeyes are currently #2 and can take first place boxing-style on Saturday afternoon (by taking it directly from the first place team)
  3. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    Dang! How good would we be if we only had a defense? LOL
  4. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Another thing to consider is how much we have rotated and subbed players. We didn't play 1 offensive starter the 2nd half of the Miami of Ohio game. I have watched the top teams and nobody has subbed like we have.Day goes vanilla when the game is in hand. Impressive to say the least.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    2019 and 1969 are 1 and 3 respectively in point differential all time for tOSU through 7 games and the stats are nearly identical.

    NO. 3 – 1969 (WOODY HAYES)
    1969 AFTER 7 GAMES
    RECORD 7–0

    NO. 1 – 2019 (RYAN DAY)
    2019 AFTER 7 GAMES
    RECORD 7–0

    As the article notes, the 69 team only played two more games that season and this year’s team has the potential to play six to eight more games...Just crazy when you think about it.
  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Points differential is a reasonable way to compare teams from different seasons. Here are all of the Buckeye teams which ended the season with an average point differential of at least 20 points per game:

    Year......Avg Pt Diff/Game

    1916.....32.71 Undefeated Conf Champs with Chic Harley
    1917.....31.78 8-0-1 team tied Auburn
    1973.....31.73 Undefeated team with 10-10 tie in AA
    1919.....23.43 First win over TTUN
    1944.....23.11 Undefeated Team
    2014.....22.80 National Champs
    1942.....22.30 National Champs
    1979.....22.00 Earle Bruce's first year

    Notable teams not on the above list:

    1954 National Champs
    1957 National Champs
    1961 National Champs
    1968 National Champs
    1970 National Champs
    2002 National Champs
    2012 Undefeated Team
  8. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    And just to pile on...could be up to 5-6 more of those mythical NC added to what now the 8 currently claimed.

    *looks up list of mNC for bama and scum...:roll1:
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  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Alabama has 12 legit titles, awarded by the AP or coaches polls, and/or BCS/CFP titles. It's the 17 titles claim (as in the All-State commercial) that's bullshit...hell, they count one in 1941 when they went 9-2.
    Cratylus and muffler dragon like this.
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Two of the top three teams by point diff during your undergrad days.

    I bet that was a hoot.
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  11. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    You know I was rockin' the racoon coat back in those days. I was the bees' knees, man.

    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    The official NCAA stats won't be out until tomorrow (later today, your time), but right now I know for a fact that we replaced Wisconsin as the #1 scoring defense (7.9 ppg) and total defense (224 ypg) in the country. Wisconsin was also #1 in Red Zone defense at five scores allowed in 10 RZ trips (50.0%), but after today they'll definitely be dropping...I think we made four RZ trips and scored on all four, so that would put them at nine scores allowed in 14 RZ trips (64.29%). We were #4 with nine scores allowed in 16 RZ trips (56.25%), and IIRC Wisconsin only had one RZ possession which ended with the strip sack by Young returned by Werner, so that would be nine for 17 which is 52.94% meaning we should be at least #3 in RZ defense.
  13. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, apparently math isn't my strongest suit as the NCAA still has Wisconsin as #1 in total defense over us by less than a yard per game (223.5 vs 224.3), but we are indeed #1 in scoring defense at 7.9 ppg. We are also #1 in passing defense (132.8 ypg), #1 in tackles for loss (74), and #3 in sacks (34). Chase Young is also #1 in sacks with 13.5 sacks (only one other player is in double digits, with exactly 10), and he is #2 in TFLs with 15.5 (leader has 16.0).
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  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    In today's installment of "The NCAA is Weird", for most stats they rank teams by average per game, not so for first downs. Because of this, Ohio State appears to have lost first place in this metric this week, while holding its spot in things like Scoring Defense (#1).

    After their game with Wofford, Clemson holds the top spot in first downs according to the NCAA, with 238 for the season.

    However if First Downs were ranked the way other stats are ranked, the tigers would be 4th with 26.444 per game and Ohio State would still be #1 with 26.875 per game.
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  15. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

    So basically Ohio State is good?

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