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Study Hall: West Virginia 30, Oklahoma State 21

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West Virginia 30, Oklahoma State 21

WVU OSU WVU OSU
Close % 100.0% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 44.4% 25.3% Success Rate 28.6% 28.0%
Leverage % 62.2% 57.5% PPP 0.27 0.23
S&P 0.560 0.514
TOTAL
EqPts 34.9 38.8 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 27.8% 31.0% Success Rate 26.5% 35.1%
Close PPP 0.39 0.45 PPP 0.57 0.73
Close S&P 0.666 0.757 S&P 0.839 1.084
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 5.2 9.2 Number 2 3
Close Success Rate 15.8% 28.2% Turnover Pts 3.2 17.1
Close PPP 0.14 0.24 Turnover Pts Margin +13.8 -13.8
Close S&P 0.294 0.519
Line Yards/carry 2.07 1.11 Q1 S&P 0.581 0.845
Q2 S&P 0.816 0.856
PASSING Q3 S&P 0.713 0.753
EqPts 29.7 29.6 Q4 S&P 0.563 0.541
Close Success Rate 36.5% 33.3%
Close PPP 0.57 0.62 1st Down S&P 0.530 0.684
Close S&P 0.937 0.950 2nd Down S&P 1.138 0.433
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 3.7% 3.5% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.472 0.962
Projected Pt. Margin: West Virginia +9.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: West Virginia +9

I mean, maybe Oklahoma State was just due. The Cowboys have been one of the most consistently solid teams in the country since, what, 2008? It had been quite a while since they laid an outright egg. But this was about two years' worth of eggs in one. Drops, special teams errors, more drops ... this was just an awful college football game. In the end, WVU earned the win by screwing up less (and hey, that defense might actually be pretty damn good). And power to them for that. But damn, OSU.