Study Hall: Oklahoma 58, Kansas State 17

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates an 18-yard touchdown pass to teammate Jaz Reynolds #16 in the second quarter during a game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Manhattan, Kansas. Oklahoma won 58-17. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KSU has been counteracted its lack of elite athleticism with opportunism, physical play and a few good bounces. On Saturday ... they needed elite athleticism. Not nearly enough play-making ability.

Oklahoma 58, Kansas State 17

K-State Oklahoma K-State Oklahoma
Close % 74.6% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 23.7% 52.0% Success Rate 38.5% 57.1%
Leverage % 66.1% 74.7% PPP 0.32 0.54
S&P 0.703 1.114
TOTAL
EqPts 14.2 46.9 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 34.9% 59.7% Success Rate 20.0% 68.4%
Close PPP 0.32 0.59 PPP 0.09 0.87
Close S&P 0.672 1.191 S&P 0.287 1.552
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 13.7 13.3 Number 1 2
Close Success Rate 38.7% 46.2% Turnover Pts 4.5 8.1
Close PPP 0.43 0.52 Turnover Pts Margin +3.6 -3.6
Close S&P 0.818 0.979
Line Yards/carry 3.61 2.45 Q1 S&P 0.395 1.148
Q2 S&P 1.105 0.821
PASSING Q3 S&P 0.256 1.851
EqPts 0.5 33.6 Q4 S&P 0.293 1.191
Close Success Rate 25.0% 63.6%
Close PPP 0.05 0.62 1st Down S&P 0.813 1.122
Close S&P 0.296 1.253 2nd Down S&P 0.310 1.320
SD/PD Sack Rate 33.3%/27.3% 0.0% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.449 1.402
Projected Pt. Margin: Oklahoma +29.1 | Actual Pt. Margin: Oklahoma +41

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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