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National title contender loses its Heisman-contender quarterback ... and gets better on offense. That makes perfect sense.
Ohio State 52, California 34
|Close %||73.4%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||45.6%||57.5%||Success Rate||50.0%||59.3%|
|Close Success Rate||42.9%||56.8%||Success Rate||30.0%||46.7%|
|Close Success Rate||58.8%||65.1%||Turnover Pts||5.0||4.2|
|Close PPP||0.33||0.65||Turnover Pts Margin||-0.8||+0.8|
|Line Yards/carry||3.35||2.74||Q1 S&P||1.126||1.591|
|Close Success Rate||35.9%||45.2%|
|Close PPP||0.54||0.85||1st Down S&P||1.172||0.969|
|Close S&P||0.898||1.299||2nd Down S&P||1.360||1.077|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 11.8%||0.0% / 0.0%||3rd Down S&P||0.838||0.970|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Ohio State +10.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: Ohio State +18|
Ohio State certainly had the efficiency advantage here, but big plays were the real difference. As in, Ohio State made a lot of them.
As for this...
Meyer said coaches "are in conversation" about how to get Miller and Guiton on field together at same time.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 16, 2013
...dude, call Todd Berry. Like, immediately. Hire him for a week as offensive coordinator if you have to.