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Georgia Tech at Clemson: Advanced Box Score

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Taking an in-depth look at the stats from this week's game.

Streeter Lecka

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 Clemson Natl Average GT Clemson
Num Plays 29 21 Yards Per Play Success Rate Yards Per Play Success Rate
Success Rate 28% 33% 32% Q1 .33 (9) 0% 3 (20) 40%
Avg Yards 4.72 10.52 5.8 Q2 7.58 (24) 38% 13.75 (16) 56%
Standard Downs Q3 6.5 (24) 36% 10.06 (16) 69%
GT Clemson Natl Average Q4 6.59 (17) 47% 7.33 (15) 47%
Num Plays 43 46 Down Performance
Success Rate 40% 61% 48% GT Clemson
Avg Yards 7.05 7.17 5.62 Yards Per Play Success Rate Yards Per Play Success Rate
Passing Plays 1st 7.61 39% 7.91 59%
GT Clemson Natl Average 2nd 4.3 20% 9.14 48%
Num Plays 27 34 3rd 5.33 47% 8 36%
Success Rate 33% 50% 41% 4th 0.00 0% 2.00 100%
Avg Yards 6.93 10.62 6.41 Drive Performance
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 3.4% 4.3% / 9.5% 1.9% / 4.5% Num of Possesions Avg Start Spot Explosive Drive % Methodical Drive %
Running Plays GT 14 20.9 21% 14%
GT Clemson Natl Average Clemson 13 39.85 31% 15%
Num Plays 45 33 % of Possible Yards Gained GT: 39.3% Clem: 71.2%
Success Rate 36% 55% 43% Georgia Tech Hidden Yards -265.8
Avg Yards 5.62 5.76 5 Turnovers GT: 2 Clemson :1

  • Our pass rush was awesome this week, our pass defense was awful in this game, and our offense couldn't quite put it together quick enough to stay in the game.
  • Clemson started 20 yards closer to the endzone than we did on average, that is a recipe for getting blown out. We had to get two first downs before we were even at their average starting spot. It is tough to overcome 265 yards of a field position disadvantage.
  • We gained a decent amount of yards per play in general, we just couldn't sustain anything. You aren't going to beat a team of Clemson's quality just hoping for big plays.
  • Speaking of big plays, our secondary got torched so many times. If I had to find one thing that above all else that contributed to the beat down, I would say our inability to stop the long ball was it. Could be wrong, that is just my feeling.
    We did some things well and some things not so well. Pretty busy week so leave your own observations in the comments