Study Hall: Oklahoma State 66, Texas Tech 6

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Josh Stewart #5 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys runs for a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Good lord. This game was close for about as long as Oklahoma State vs Texas Southern would have been. Just think what might have happened if Oklahoma State actually ran the ball well...

Oklahoma State 66, Texas Tech 6

OSU Tech OSU Tech
Close % 29.9% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 55.0% 28.4% Success Rate 51.7% 50.0%
Leverage % 75.0% 62.2% PPP 0.62 0.11
S&P 1.137 0.610
TOTAL
EqPts 45.3 9.3 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 68.0% 33.3% Success Rate 45.0% 17.9%
Close PPP 0.72 0.03 PPP 0.40 0.15
Close S&P 1.397 0.361 S&P 0.855 0.332
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 12.8 3.4 Number 2 3
Close Success Rate 42.9% 33.3% Turnover Pts 12.8 17.0
Close PPP 0.31 0.04 Turnover Pts Margin +4.2 -4.2
Close S&P 0.734 0.376
Line Yards/carry 2.19 2.18 Q1 S&P 1.252 0.361
Q2 S&P 1.248 0.690
PASSING Q3 S&P 0.884 0.579
EqPts 32.5 5.9 Q4 S&P 0.813 0.253
Close Success Rate 77.8% 33.3%
Close PPP 0.88 0.02 1st Down S&P 1.067 0.610
Close S&P 1.656 0.355 2nd Down S&P 0.848 0.473
SD/PD Sack Rate 3.7% / 0.0% 0.0% / 4.2% 3rd Down S&P 1.565 0.394
Projected Pt. Margin: Oklahoma State +40.2 | Actual Pt. Margin: Oklahoma State +60

Quick glossary (complete with national averages) after the jump.

A Quick Glossary

F/+ Rankings: The official rankings for the college portion of Football Outsiders. They combine my own S&P+ rankings (based on play-by-play data) with Brian Fremeau's drives-based FEI rankings.

Field Position %: The percentage of a team's plays run in their opponent's field position. National average: 43%.

Leverage Rate: A team's ratio of standard downs to passing downs. National average: 68%. Anything over 68% means a team did a good job of avoiding being leveraged into passing downs.

Passing Downs: Second-and-7 or more, third-and-5 or more.

PPP: An explosiveness measure derived from determining the point value of every yard line (based on the expected number of points an offense could expect to score from that yard line) and, therefore, every play of a given game. National average: 0.32.

S&P: Think of this as an OPS (the "On-Base Plus Slugging" baseball measure) for football. The 'S' stands for success rate. The 'P' stands for PPP, an explosiveness measure that stands for EqPts Per Play. S&P is measured for all non-garbage time plays in a given college football game. Plays are counted within the following criteria: when the score is within 28 points in the first quarter, within 24 points in the second quarter, within 21 points in the third quarter, and within 16 points (i.e. two possession) in the fourth quarter. For more about this measure, visit the main S&P+ page at Football Outsiders. National average: 0.747. Standard downs S&P average: 0.787. Passing downs S&P average: 0.636.

Standard Downs: First downs, second-and-6 or less, third-and-4 or less.

Success Rate: A common Football Outsiders tool used to measure efficiency by determining whether every play of a given game was successful or not. The terms of success in college football: 50 percent of necessary yardage on first down, 70 percent on second down, and 100 percent on third and fourth down. National Average: 42%.

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