Pittsburgh Advanced Box Score

Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Taking an in-depth look at the stats from last 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 Pitt Natl Average GT Pitt
Num Plays 18 22 Yards Per Play Success Rate Yards Per Play Success Rate
Success Rate 44% 27% 31% Qa1 7.71 (17) 71% 0.11 (9) 11%
Avg Yards 9.22 4.31 5.8 Q2 6 (16) 31% 3.6 (15) 40%
Standard Downs Q3 3.85 (13) 31% 6.31 (16) 50%
GT Pitt Natl Average Q4 4.88 (17) 53% 4 (18) 39%
Num Plays 45 36 Down Performance
Success Rate 49% 44% 48% GT Pitt
Avg Yards 4.31 4.11 5.62 Yards Per Play Success Rate Yards Per Play Success Rate
Passing Plays 1st 5.37 41% 3.52 36%
GT Pitt Natl Average 2nd 6 55% 4.35 40%
Num Plays 11 42 3rd 6.00 50% 4.23 38%
Success Rate 36% 43% 41% 4th 5.50 50% - -
Avg Yards 7.55 4.79 6.44 Drive Performance
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 5.5% 5.5% / 13.6% 1.9% / 4.4% Num of Possesions Avg Start Spot Explosive Drive % Methodical Drive %
Running Plays GT 10 27.0 10% 10%
GT Pitt Natl Average Pitt 10 29.90 0% 10%
Num Plays 52 16 % of Possible Yards Gained GT: 48.1% Pitt: 33.8%
Success Rate 50% 25% 43% Georgia Tech Hidden Yards -29.0
Avg Yards 5.33 1.69 4.97 Turnovers GT: 2 Pitt: 1

** Author's Note: fixed some drive values, thanks dhbartlett for the catch **

Observations

  • This was just an all around "win". Other than when Pitt tried to run the ball there was no specific area we dominated, we just outplayed Pitt, which is what we want.
  • Our passing offense needs work. Even with the bomb in the 4th quarter (that was an under-thrown ball in to double coverage) our passing numbers did not look well.
  • Our pass rush was awesome. I mean, it was fun to watch the boys tee off on Passing Downs.
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