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I ... am actually a little confused about how Pitt won this game. Not going to lie. Syracuse won the yardage battle and the turnover battle, and their average starting field position (not listed below) was better. But while Pitt scored on all three of its trips inside Syracuse's 40 (two touchdowns and a field goal), Syracuse made five trips, missed a field goal, turned the ball over on downs, and had a PAT blocked.
Well, I guess that's how Pitt won, huh?
Pittsburgh 17, Syracuse 16
|Close %||100.0%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||38.2%||26.9%||Success Rate||50.0%||42.1%|
|Close Success Rate||41.2%||32.8%||Success Rate||25.0%||20.7%|
|Close Success Rate||37.5%||31.6%||Turnover Pts||7.2||0.0|
|Close PPP||0.19||0.34||Turnover Pts Margin||-7.2||+7.2|
|Line Yards/carry||1.33||2.11||Q1 S&P||0.956||1.322|
|Close Success Rate||43.2%||34.5%|
|Close PPP||0.39||0.47||1st Down S&P||0.711||0.525|
|Close S&P||0.823||0.813||2nd Down S&P||0.618||0.880|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||8.7% / 4.8%||0.0% / 5.9%||3rd Down S&P||0.912||0.872|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Syracuse +11.7 | Actual Pt. Margin: Pittsburgh +1|