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Study Hall: UCLA 35, USC 14

Advanced stats from UCLA's 35-14 win over USC on Saturday.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.)

Average Starting Field Position: UCLA 40, USC 20.

That pretty much spells out the winner of the game. UCLA won with field position and a little more explosiveness ... and won by a lot because of turnovers.

UCLA 35, USC 14

UCLA USC UCLA USC
Close % 94.8% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 58.6% 26.6% Success Rate 48.9% 52.5%
Leverage % 70.1% 66.7% PPP 0.62 0.40
S&P 1.112 0.929
TOTAL
EqPts 39.3 27.2 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 46.3% 46.7% Success Rate 40.0% 35.0%
Close PPP 0.57 0.44 PPP 0.46 0.52
Close S&P 1.036 0.910 S&P 0.856 0.872
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 20.6 15.5 Number 0 2
Close Success Rate 47.4% 51.7% Turnover Pts 0.0 9.7
Close PPP 0.52 0.53 Turnover Pts Margin +9.7 -9.7
Close S&P 0.990 1.051
Line Yards/carry 3.79 4.04 Q1 S&P 0.910 0.722
Q2 S&P 1.084 0.891
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.303 1.237
EqPts 18.8 11.7 Q4 S&P 0.830 0.557
Close Success Rate 44.8% 41.9%
Close PPP 0.65 0.36 1st Down S&P 0.932 0.893
Close S&P 1.095 0.778 2nd Down S&P 0.973 0.826
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 15.4% 17.7% / 14.3% 3rd Down S&P 1.412 0.923
Projected Pt. Margin: UCLA +21.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: UCLA +21