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Study Hall: Bowling Green 47, Northern Illinois 27

Advanced stats from the 2013 MAC Championship game, a 47-27 Bowling Green win over Northern Illinois.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Big plays: BGSU had 'em, NIU didn't.

Bowling Green 47, Northern Illinois 27

BGSU NIU BGSU NIU
Close % 79.9% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 65.7% 54.9% Success Rate 64.9% 58.1%
Leverage % 66.1% 68.3% PPP 1.02 0.54
S&P 1.669 1.124
TOTAL
EqPts 56.2 40.9 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 55.4% 49.2% Success Rate 36.8% 30.0%
Close PPP 0.90 0.49 PPP 0.66 0.39
Close S&P 1.451 0.987 S&P 1.026 0.691
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 18.9 21.8 Number 1 2
Close Success Rate 40.7% 53.3% Turnover Pts 3.9 9.7
Close PPP 0.48 0.52 Turnover Pts Margin +5.8 -5.8
Close S&P 0.887 1.058
Line Yards/carry 3.66 3.98 Q1 S&P 2.265 1.107
Q2 S&P 1.327 0.736
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.108 1.311
EqPts 37.3 19.1 Q4 S&P 0.920 1.003
Close Success Rate 69.0% 45.5%
Close PPP 1.29 0.47 1st Down S&P 1.531 1.143
Close S&P 1.976 0.922 2nd Down S&P 1.321 0.829
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 15.4% 0.0% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.795 1.043
Projected Pt. Margin: Bowling Green +21.1 | Actual Pt. Margin: Bowling Green +20