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Study Hall: Michigan State 30, Northwestern 6

Advanced stats from Michigan State's 30-6 win over Northwestern.

David Banks

Confused? Visit the Advanced Stats glossary here. Or just skip to the words. I won't be offended. (Okay, I'll only be a little offended.)

Michigan State was efficient on the ground and explosive in the air. Northwestern ... was not.

Michigan State 30, Northwestern 6

State NU State NU
Close % 75.7% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 43.8% 47.2% Success Rate 56.3% 40.0%
Leverage % 68.1% 62.5% PPP 0.60 0.40
S&P 1.162 0.799
TOTAL
EqPts 43.2 27.8 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 51.1% 39.3% Success Rate 40.0% 38.1%
Close PPP 0.78 0.46 PPP 1.17 0.55
Close S&P 1.291 0.849 S&P 1.567 0.932
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 16.8 6.9 Number 0 3
Close Success Rate 45.8% 26.1% Turnover Pts 0.0 11.9
Close PPP 0.42 0.29 Turnover Pts Margin +11.9 -11.9
Close S&P 0.878 0.547
Line Yards/carry 3.46 2.73 Q1 S&P 0.574 0.887
Q2 S&P 1.492 0.913
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.476 0.747
EqPts 26.4 20.9 Q4 S&P 0.618 0.270
Close Success Rate 56.5% 48.5%
Close PPP 1.16 0.57 1st Down S&P 1.240 0.717
Close S&P 1.722 1.059 2nd Down S&P 0.936 0.877
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 0.0% 0.0% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 1.240 0.488
Projected Pt. Margin: Michigan State +27.3 | Actual Pt. Margin: Michigan State +24