Syracuse at Georgia Tech Advanced Box Score

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Taking a deeper look into the stats from this week's game

Each week I will be doing my best to take a deeper look into the stats of each game. You can see all of this year's advanced box scores in the "Advanced Stats and Analysis" story stream. Curios as to what some of the definitions are? Check out Football Study Hall's Advanced Stats Glossary.

Passing Downs Quarter Performance
GT Cuse Natl Average GT Cuse
Num Plays 12 19 Yards Per Play Success Rate Yards Per Play Success Rate
Success Rate 42% 26% 31% Q1 6.82 (17) 76% 4.58 (19) 53%
Avg Yards 10.42 2.89 5.77 Q2 4.05 (20) 60% 1.38 (13) 15%
Standard Downs Q3 11.59 (17) 47% 5.2 (15) 47%
GT Cuse Natl Average Q4 4.89 (18) 72% 3.13 (8) 25%
Num Plays 60 36 Down Performance
Success Rate 68% 44% 48% GT Cuse
Avg Yards 5.95 4.25 5.61 Yards Per Play Success Rate Yards Per Play Success Rate
Passing Plays 1st 5.91 60% 4.13 43%
GT Cuse Natl Average 2nd 7.52 69% 4 40%
Num Plays 6 30 3rd 7.13 63% 2.75 25%
Success Rate 33% 37% 41% 4th - - - -
Avg Yards 13.33 3.93 6.41 Drive Performance
SD/PD Sack Rate 8.3% / 0.0% 2.7% / 0.0% 1.9% / 4.4% Num of Possesions Avg Start Spot Explosive Drive % Methodical Drive %
Running Plays GT 12 40.4 25% 17%
GT Cuse Natl Average Cuse 11 22.36 0% 0%
Num Plays 66 25 % of Possible Yards Gained GT: 70.4% Cuse: 19.3%
Success Rate 67% 40% 43% Georgia Tech Hidden Yards 216.6
Avg Yards 6.09 3.6 4.97 Turnovers GT: 1 Cuse: 3

Observations

  • Man we needed that. What a huge win to re-orient the ship, this team needed some positive energy.
  • Our average starting field position was at our own 40 yard line, that is huge. Compare that to Syracuse's average starting spot of the 22 which results in 216 "hidden yards" accumulated throughout the game for GT. That is an enormous advantage that is tough to overcome, especially with how well we were playing.
  • We did a great job running the ball, and passing the ball for that matter, I mean, helluva job by everyone this game. Advanced Box Scores are great when literally every facet I look at is better than average.
  • And its something I don't cover in this (I need to though) but the fact that we had ZERO penalties is just awesome. The team clearly had it's head in the right place.
What else is there to say?
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