2012 Temple Owls Football: Statistical Profile

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2011 Schedule & Results

Record: 9-4 | Adj. Record: 8-5 | Final F/+ Rk: 24
Date Opponent Score W-L Adj. Score Adj. W-L
1-Sep Villanova 42-7 W 28.8 - 25.8 W
10-Sep at Akron 41-3 W 27.7 - 22.5 W
17-Sep Penn State 10-14 L 19.3 - 25.8 L
24-Sep at Maryland 38-7 W 28.5 - 23.2 W
1-Oct Toledo 13-36 L 21.5 - 27.4 L
8-Oct at Ball State 42-0 W 29.5 - 21.1 W
15-Oct Buffalo 34-0 W 29.7 - 13.9 W
22-Oct at Bowling Green 10-13 L 23.8 - 24.1 L
2-Nov at Ohio 31-35 L 32.3 - 31.0 W
9-Nov Miami (Ohio) 24-21 W 28.0 - 29.5 L
19-Nov Army 42-14 W 40.0 - 26.9 W
25-Nov Kent State 34-16 W 27.8 - 33.6 L
17-Dec vs Wyoming 37-15 W 31.7 - 25.2 W
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
Points Per Game 30.6 39 13.9 3
Adj. Points Per Game 28.4 49 25.4 25

2012 Schedule & Projection Factors

2012 Schedule
Date Opponent Proj. Rk
31-Aug Villanova NR
8-Sep Maryland 66
22-Sep at Penn State 37
6-Oct South Florida 25
13-Oct at Connecticut 53
20-Oct Rutgers 40
27-Oct at Pittsburgh 41
3-Nov at Louisville 50
10-Nov Cincinnati 44
17-Nov at Army 95
23-Nov Syracuse 78
Five-Year F/+ Rk 70
Two-Year Recruiting Rk 102
TO Margin/Adj. TO Margin* +9 / +7.4
TO Luck/Game 0.6
Approx. Ret. Starters (Off. / Def.) 7 (2, 5)
Yds/Pt Margin** -9.9

Offense

Category Yards/
Game Rk
S&P+ Rk Success
Rt. Rk
PPP+ Rk
OVERALL 63 46 72 29
RUSHING 7 33 78 19
PASSING 116 50 70 36
Standard Downs 49 87 26
Passing Downs 100 100 92
Redzone 94 109 70
Q1 Rk 56 1st Down Rk 64
Q2 Rk 37 2nd Down Rk 87
Q3 Rk 110 3rd Down Rk 42
Q4 Rk 55
Adj. Line Yards Rk 40
Adj. Sack Rate Rk 114

Quarterback

Note: players in bold below are 2012 returnees. Players in italics are questionable with injury/suspension.

Player Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Comp Att Yards Comp
Rate
TD INT Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Chester Stewart 54 83 743 65.1% 2 2 13 13.5% 6.9
Mike Gerardi 6'2, 206 Sr. NR 32 63 442 50.8% 3 2 5 7.4% 5.9
Chris Coyer 6'3, 214 Jr. ** (5.4) 30 50 463 60.0% 6 0 3 5.7% 8.3
Clinton Granter 6'3, 230 Jr. *** (5.5)








Kevin Newsome (2009^) 6'3, 240 Jr. **** (5.9) 8 11 66 72.7% 0 0 2 15.4% 4.0

^ Newsome is a Penn State transfer who will be eligible this fall.

Running Back

Player Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Rushes Yards Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Carry
TD Adj.
POE
Bernard Pierce RB 273 1,481 5.4 2.1 27 +33.0
Matt Brown RB 5'5, 170 Sr. ** (5.1) 155 912 5.9 2.5 6 +8.2
Chris Coyer QB 6'3, 214 Jr. ** (5.4) 66 586 8.9 5.2 3 +14.2
Chester Stewart QB 51 213 4.2 1.2 0 -5.8
Kenny Harper RB 6'0, 215 So. ** (5.2) 33 128 3.9 1.2 1 -3.1
Darius Johnson RB 17 49 2.9 0.2 0 -2.4
Jamie Gilmore RB 5'8, 185 Fr. *** (5.7)

Receiving Corps

Player Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Targets Catches Yards Catch Rate Target
Rate
%SD Adj. Yds/
Target
Joe Jones WR-X 50 30 322 60.0% 26.6% 42.0% 5.4
Evan Rodriguez TE 44 35 479 79.5% 23.4% 59.1% 12.4
Deon Miller WR-X 6'5, 210 Jr. *** (5.5) 33 18 253 54.5% 17.6% 42.4% 5.1
Rod Streater WR-Z 31 19 401 61.3% 16.5% 54.8% 12.5
Bernard Pierce RB 9 3 52 33.3% 4.8% 11.1% 0.6
Alex Jackson (2010^) TE 6'4, 250 Jr. ** (5.4) 11 8 127 72.7% 4.0% 90.9% 16.0
Matt Brown RB 5'5, 170 Sr. ** (5.1) 6 3 7 50.0% 3.2% 33.3% 0.8
Malcolm Eugene WR-Z 6'4, 205 Sr. *** (5.5) 4 2 30 50.0% 2.1% 50.0% 7.5
Ryan Alderman WR-X 5'9, 170 Jr. NR 3 2 54 66.7% 1.6% 33.3% 18.0
C.J. Hammond WR-X 6'2, 193 Sr. ** (5.3) 3 1 18 33.3% 1.6% 33.3% 6.0
Matt Balasavage TE 3 1 8 33.3% 1.6% 33.3% 2.7
Jalen Fitzpatrick WR 5'11, 180 So. ** (5.3)






Tyron Harris WR 6'3, 195 Jr. *** (5.5)






Romond Deloatch WR 6'4, 213 Fr. *** (5.5)






^ Jackson missed the 2011 season with injury.

Offensive Line

Player Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Career Starts/Honors/Notes
Pat Boyle LT 22 career starts, 2011 1st All-MAC
Derek Dennis LG 37 career starts
Wayne Tribue RG 33 career starts
John Palumbo C 32 career starts
Martin Wallace RT 6'6, 310 Sr. NR 15 career starts
Jeremy Schonbrunner C 8 career starts
Darryl Pringle LT 6'6, 327 Jr. ** (4.9) 2 career starts
Sean Boyle C 6'5, 324 Sr. ** (5.1) 1 career start
Scott Roorda LG 6'3, 302 Jr. NR
Jaimen Newman RG 6'4, 275 So. ** (5.2)
Joe Cenatiempo RT 6'7, 315 So. ** (5.2)
Zach Hooks LT 6'6, 280 RSFr. NR
Jeff Whittingham LG 6'2, 295 Jr. ** (5.1)

Defense

Category Yards/
Game Rk
S&P+ Rk Success
Rt. Rk
PPP+ Rk
OVERALL 13 37 30 46
RUSHING 27 43 26 54
PASSING 15 47 45 52
Standard Downs 59 59 60
Passing Downs 23 25 22
Redzone 108 79 117
Q1 Rk 34 1st Down Rk 50
Q2 Rk 28 2nd Down Rk 33
Q3 Rk 44 3rd Down Rk 35
Q4 Rk 85
Adj. Line Yards Rk 34
Adj. Sack Rate Rk 7

Defensive Line

Name Pos Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals GP Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Adrian Robinson DE 13 40.0 6.0% 13.5 6.5 1
Morkeith Brown DE 13 31.0 4.7% 5 4 1
Levi Brown DT 6'2, 305 Jr. ** (5.0) 13 16.5 2.5% 3.5 0.5 1
John Youboty DE 6'4, 258 Jr. *** (5.5) 13 14.0 2.1% 2 1 2 1
Morris Blueford, Jr. DE 13 12.5 1.9% 2
Kadeem Custis DT 6'4, 295 Sr. ** (5.0) 11 10.5 1.6% 3 1
Kamal Johnson DT 6'4, 285 Jr. ** (4.9) 13 8.0 1.2% 2 1.5 1
Marcus Green DE 6'1, 240 Sr. ** (5.2) 13 5.5 0.8% 1 1 1 1
Shahid Paulhill DT 6'3, 300 Jr. ** (5.1) 9 3.0 0.5% 1
Kiser Terry DE 6'3, 220 Fr. *** (5.5)

Linebackers

Name Pos Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals GP Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Stephen Johnson MIKE 13 95.5 14.4% 4.5 2 5 3
Tahir Whitehead SAM 13 58.0 8.7% 13.5 5 1 4 3
Ahkeem Smith WILL 6'0, 215 Sr. ** (5.0) 13 36.0 5.4% 3.5 3.5 1 1
Blaze Caponegro WILL 6'1, 225 Jr. ** (5.1) 12 28.5 4.3% 4 1 1
Quinten White SAM 13 13.0 2.0% 1 1
Olaniyi Adewole MIKE 6'2, 228 Jr. ** (5.2) 7 8.0 1.2% 2 1 1
Nate D. Smith LB 6'0, 220 RSFr. ** (5.4)








Secondary

Name Pos Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals GP Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Kevin Kroboth FS 13 65.5 9.8% 1 3 7 1
Kee-ayre Griffin CB 12 42.5 6.4% 2 1 3 2
Justin Gildea SS 5'11, 190 Sr. ** (5.0) 13 41.0 6.2% 4.5 3 3 3
Maurice Jones CB 5'10, 195 Sr. ** (5.2) 13 39.0 5.9% 2 4
Zamel Johnson CB 6'0, 180 Jr. ** (5.2) 13 25.5 3.8% 2 1 2
Anthony Robey CB 5'10, 180 So. ** (5.2) 9 15.0 2.3% 2 1 1 3 2
Vaughn Carraway FS 6'2, 192 Sr. *** (5.7) 13 11.5 1.7% 1 2
Daquan Cooper DB 6'0, 180 So. ** (5.3) 9 7.0 1.1% 1
Chris Hutton SS 5'10, 185 So. ** (5.4) 9 5.5 0.8% 1
Brian Burns DB 6'0, 185 So. ** (5.1)

Nate Smith DB 5'11, 176 Fr. *** (5.7)

Special Teams

Punter Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Brandon McManus 6'3, 190 Sr. 46 45.8 11 2 15 37.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Kickoffs Avg TB TB%
Brandon McManus 6'3, 190 Sr. 78 66.2 22 28.2%
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt 2012
Year
PAT FG
(0-39)
Pct FG
(40+)
Pct
Brandon McManus 6'3, 190 Sr. 50-50 14-17 82.4% 2-5 40.0%
Returner Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Returns Avg. TD
Matt Brown KR 5'5, 170 Sr. 28 25.1 1
Joe Jones KR 8 26.5 0
Matt Brown PR 5'5, 170 Sr. 18 10.1 0
Category Rk
Special Teams F/+ 5
Net Punting 14
Net Kickoffs 5
Touchback Pct 15
Field Goal Pct 45
Kick Returns Avg 7
Punt Returns Avg 22

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Glossary

Adj. Line Yards: A line measure derived from the formula found here. The idea is to divvy credit for a given rush between both the runner and the blockers.

Adj. Pace: Part of the offensive footprint, this takes into account both the number of plays a team attempts and the type of play. Since passes, on average, take up less time (thanks to the fact that 30-50 percent of them are incomplete and stop the clock), pass-heavy offenses are prone to run more plays, therefore limiting the effectiveness of a general plays-per-game measure. Adj. Pace takes a team's run-pass ratio into account.

Adj. POE: An opponent-adjusted "Points Over Expected" measure for running backs that looks both at what a runner gained and what would have been expected given the opponents involved. For more information, start here.

Adj. Points: A look at how a team would have performed in a given week if playing a perfectly average team, with a somewhat average number of breaks and turnovers. The idea for the measure is simple: what if everybody in the country played exactly the same opponent every single week? Who would have done the best? It is an attempt to look at offensive and defensive consistency without getting sidetracked by easy or difficult schedules. And yes, with adjusted score you can allow a negative number of points. For more, start here.

Adj. Record: See Adj. Points.

Adj. Sack Rate: An opponent-adjusted measure of sack rates.

Adj. Score: See Adj. Points.

Adj. TO Margin: What a team's turnover margin would have been if they had recovered exactly 50 percent of all the fumbles that occurred in their games. If there is a huge difference between TO Margin and Adj. TO Margin (in other words, if fumbles, dropped interceptions, or other unlucky bounces were the main source of a good/bad TO margin), that suggests that a team's luck was particularly good or bad and might even out the next season.

Adj. Yards Per Target: A look at a receiver's total receiving yards divided by the number of times he was targeted. Slight adjustments are made for the percentage of times a receiver was targeted on standard ("%SD") and passing downs. Players targeted more on passing downs are likely to have a lower overall per-target average, since passing is more difficult on passing downs.

Bend-Don't-Break: Part of the defensive footprint, this is a comparison of a team's Def. Success Rate (efficiency) to its Def. PPP (explosiveness). The higher the number, the higher percentage of a team's overall S&P was made up by success rate, i.e. the more willing a team was to sacrifice efficiency to prevent big plays. (The lower the number, the more likely a team was to take aggressive risks.)

Covariance: Covariance is a statistical tool that provides a measure of the strength of the correlation between two or more sets of random variates. For these purposes, it is used to compare a team's performance (using opponent-adjusted Adj. Score) to the quality of the opponent at hand. Some teams play their best games against their worst opponents, and some teams do the opposite. This measure is used for both the offensive and defensive footprint. For more, go here.

Go After the Ball: Part of the defensive footprint, this looks at a team's forced fumbles, interceptions and passes broken up. In other words, it looks at their ability to go after the ball. The higher the number, the more they got their hands on the football.

Highlight Yards: The portion of a given run that is credit only to the running back; after a certain number of yards, the line has done its job, and most of the rest of the run will be determined by the running back himself. For more information, start here.

Need for Blitzes: Part of the defensive footprint, this compares a team's standard downs sack rate to its passing downs sack rate. The lower the number, the more they were able to generate pressure on standard downs, and the less need for blitzes.

Turnovers Luck: Presented in Points Per Game fashion, Turnovers Luck looks at the difference between a team's Turnover and Adj. TO Margins and, using the average point value of a turnover (~5.0 points), projects how many points a team gained or lost per game last season.

Yards Per Point: A measure long tracked by Phil Steele as a means of looking at teams that were a little too efficient or inefficient the previous season. A positive YPP Margin means a team's offense was less efficient than opponents' offenses, and to the extent that luck was involved, their luck might even out the next year.

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