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Study Hall: Stanford 27, Notre Dame 20

Advanced stats from Stanford's 27-20 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.

Matt Cashore-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.)

Kudos to Notre Dame and Tommy Rees for coming up with a few pretty big plays on passing downs against this stout defense. The problem, of course, was that the Irish faced far too many passing downs to survive.

Stanford 27, Notre Dame 20

Notre Dame Stanford Notre Dame Stanford
Close % 100.0% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 44.8% 40.6% Success Rate 38.7% 61.2%
Leverage % 53.4% 71.0% PPP 0.33 0.51
S&P 0.713 1.120
TOTAL
EqPts 25.2 39.5 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 36.2% 55.1% Success Rate 33.3% 40.0%
Close PPP 0.43 0.57 PPP 0.56 0.73
Close S&P 0.796 1.124 S&P 0.892 1.132
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 6.6 25.4 Number 2 2
Close Success Rate 26.1% 52.0% Turnover Pts 8.2 4.6
Close PPP 0.29 0.51 Turnover Pts Margin -3.6 +3.6
Close S&P 0.548 1.029
Line Yards/carry 2.03 3.63 Q1 S&P 0.681 1.770
Q2 S&P 0.720 0.919
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.270 1.386
EqPts 18.6 14.1 Q4 S&P 0.422 0.662
Close Success Rate 42.9% 63.2%
Close PPP 0.53 0.74 1st Down S&P 0.574 0.985
Close S&P 0.960 1.374 2nd Down S&P 0.875 1.187
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 5.9% 6.7% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 1.146 1.318
Projected Pt. Margin: Stanford +17.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: Stanford +7