Study Hall: Oklahoma State 52, Kansas State 45

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 5: Inside receiver Tracy Moore #87 and wide receiver Michael Harrison of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrate a touchdown in the first half against the Kansas State Wildcats on November 5, 2011 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State leads 27-24 at the half. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

You just used your mulligan, OSU. You survived 26 points of turnovers by the skin of your teeth.

Oklahoma State 52, Kansas State 45

KSU OSU KSU OSU
Close % 100.0% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 36.0% 58.7% Success Rate 45.9% 65.5%
Leverage % 68.5% 87.3% PPP 0.30 0.60
S&P 0.757 1.250
TOTAL
EqPts 29.8 36.3 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 44.9% 63.5% Success Rate 42.9% 50.0%
Close PPP 0.34 0.58 PPP 0.42 0.44
Close S&P 0.785 1.210 S&P 0.846 0.935
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 18.9 8.0 Number 2 4
Close Success Rate 44.9% 58.8% Turnover Pts 12.5 25.8
Close PPP 0.39 0.47 Turnover Pts Margin +13.3 -13.3
Close S&P 0.835 1.060
Line Yards/carry 3.39 2.96 Q1 S&P 0.477 1.043
Q2 S&P 0.792 0.948
PASSING Q3 S&P 0.866 1.335
EqPts 10.9 28.2 Q4 S&P 0.952 1.897
Close Success Rate 45.0% 65.2%
Close PPP 0.27 0.61 1st Down S&P 0.726 1.433
Close S&P 0.722 1.266 2nd Down S&P 0.762 0.844
SD/PD Sack Rate 4.4% / 5.9% 0.0% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.862 1.053
Projected Pt. Margin: Kansas State +6.8 | Actual Pt. Margin: Oklahoma State +7

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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