I am as frustrated as everyone else but I was playing with some numbers. Are we as bad as we look? Sorry for the length post but it was very eye opening and telling.
I took statistics from P5 games for all our opponents (excluding ours, dont want to skew the numbers) to show what our opponents do in similar games. Obviously a blow out could skew numbers (a team behind is throwing more than running etc) but this was a fun and discouraging exercise.
Averages 70 rushing yards per game, but had 173 against us. Their 2nd highest total, had 192 against Kansas
Averages 248 passing yards, had 272 against us, 3rd highest for them
Gives up 170 rushing yards per game and we had 144
Gives up 270 passing yards per game and we had 225
Averages 18.75 pts scored and 33.6 points against. We lost 44-27
Averages 137 rushing yards per game, only 53 against us (8 sacks took away a lot of yards)
Averages 259 passing yards, had 316 against us
Gives up 170 rushing yards per game, we could muster only 88
Gives up 259 passing yards, we had 282
Averages 25 points per game and we gave up 31. Gives up 28 points per game, we had 13
Averages 129 rushing yards, only 41 against us (8 sacks again)
Averages 221 passing yards, had 300 against us
Gives up 263 rushing yards, we had only 104
Gives up 253 passing yards, we had 260
Averages 23 points per game, we gave up 10. Gives up 38 points per game, we got only 16 (their 2nd lowest)
Averages 253 rushing yards, we gave up 429 (their 2nd highest)
Averages 226 passing yards, we gave up 103 (why pass when you run for 429?)
Gives up 214 rushing yards, we got only 56 (by far their lowest)
Gives up 323 passing yards, we had 310
Averages scoring 31 per game and got 45 on us. Gives up 38 per game and we had 24 (also their lowest)
Averages 151 on ground and we gave up 123.
Averages 244 passing and we gave up 295
Gives up 198 on the ground, we got only 116 (their lowest)
Gives up 272 passing and we got only 149 (by far their lowest)
Scores 25 a game and scored 44 on us. Gives up 35 a game and we got 10 (by far their lowest)
Klempsun (might be our best game statistically)
Averages 246 on ground and we gave up 246
Averages 286 passing and we gave up 303
Gives up 99 rushing and we had 124
Gives up 133 passing and we had 66
Scores 42 per game and had 55 against us. Gives up 10.5 per game and we had 10
Averages 198 yards rushing and had only 77 against us
Averages 245 passing and had 249 against us
Gives up 207 rushing and we had 134
Gives up 291 passing and we had 243
scores 30 per game and scored 34 on us. Gives up 41 per game and we had 20 (their lowest)
Averages 139 rushing per game, devoured us for 266 (their highest)
Averages 153 passing and had 129.
Gives up 218 rushing and we had 230
Gives up 237 passing and we had 227
Scores 18 per game and had 28 against us. Gives up 36 per game and we had 26.
WVU - our offense was well under the WV avg defense and our defense well was well below their average O. We scored below their average and they scored above their average. We had 0 pluses and 6 minuses
FSU - 2 pluses and 4 minuses
Syracuse - we had 3 pluses and 3 minuses
BC - We had 1 plus and 5 minuses
Wake - We had 1 plus and 5 minuses
Clemson - We had 2 pluses, 2 minuses, and 2 break evens
Louisville - We had 1 plus and 5 minuses
GT - We had 2 pluses and 4 minuses
TOTAL in 8 P5 games we only beat the averages 12 times, lost averages 34 times, and hit average 2 times, for a percentage of only 26%.
I started this because I was frustrated - how do these other teams give up so many yards and points and when they play us they all look like tournament teams?
FSU gives up 28 and we scored 13. Cuse gives up 38 and we score 16. BC gives up 38 and we scored 24 mostly in trash time. Wake gives up 35 and we scored 10. Louisville 41 and we score 20 - see a pattern here?
Cheers -let's hope Saturday against the Cheats we can turn things around and stop them from traveling over the break.