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Study Hall: Rice 41, Marshall 24

Advanced stats from the 2013 Conference USA Championship, a 41-24 Rice win over Marshall.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

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If you cannot stop Rice from running efficiently, you might lose. If you also cannot stop Rice from making big plays on passing downs, you will almost certainly lose.

Rice 41, Marshall 24

Marshall Rice Marshall Rice
Close % 72.9% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 42.3% 34.9% Success Rate 48.5% 61.3%
Leverage % 61.1% 60.8% PPP 0.36 0.71
S&P 0.846 1.325
TOTAL
EqPts 34.2 46.1 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 40.7% 51.0% Success Rate 28.6% 35.0%
Close PPP 0.38 0.79 PPP 0.41 0.90
Close S&P 0.786 1.295 S&P 0.691 1.250
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 10.9 22.6 Number 1 0
Close Success Rate 37.9% 52.9% Turnover Pts 2.7 0.0
Close PPP 0.29 0.49 Turnover Pts Margin -2.7 +2.7
Close S&P 0.672 1.019
Line Yards/carry 2.91 3.91 Q1 S&P 0.727 1.325
Q2 S&P 0.908 1.022
PASSING Q3 S&P 0.727 1.494
EqPts 23.3 23.4 Q4 S&P 1.082 0.867
Close Success Rate 44.0% 47.1%
Close PPP 0.48 1.38 1st Down S&P 0.928 1.146
Close S&P 0.918 1.849 2nd Down S&P 0.802 1.344
SD/PD Sack Rate 7.7% / 0.0% 0.0% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.882 1.081
Projected Pt. Margin: Rice +14.6 | Actual Pt. Margin: Rice +17