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I hate that this game ended the way it did, not just because a team got screwed out of a chance to win the game (and Wisconsin was most certainly screwed), but also because the game to that point had been just so damn good. Not Oregon State-Utah good, but very, very good.
Arizona State 32, Wisconsin 30
|Close %||100.0%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||42.9%||48.4%||Success Rate||43.5%||53.0%|
|Close Success Rate||39.7%||47.3%||Success Rate||29.4%||33.3%|
|Close Success Rate||41.9%||46.3%||Turnover Pts||4.2||8.6|
|Close PPP||0.68||0.33||Turnover Pts Margin||+4.4||-4.4|
|Line Yards/carry||2.64||1.89||Q1 S&P||0.433||0.743|
|Close Success Rate||37.5%||48.1%|
|Close PPP||0.60||0.63||1st Down S&P||1.373||0.889|
|Close S&P||0.971||1.106||2nd Down S&P||0.406||1.102|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||3.1% / 0.0%||0.0% / 7.7%||3rd Down S&P||1.055||1.037|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Arizona State +1.3 | Actual Pt. Margin: Arizona State +2|
Despite youth in the secondary, I think pretty highly of this Wisconsin defense; and the Badgers' defense certainly controlled ASU up front. But Taylor Kelly and the ASU passing game were magnificent and came up with just enough big-play bailouts on passing downs to get the lead.
And I have such a man-crush on Melvin Gordon.