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Study Hall: Alabama 49, Texas A&M 42

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These teams' success rates on passing downs were better than most are on standard downs. We'll have to wait a week or two to find out how much of this is defensive weakness and how much is just incredible offensive strength.

Alabama 49, Texas A&M 42

Alabama Texas A&M Alabama Texas A&M
Close % 97.1% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 45.5% 49.3% Success Rate 63.3% 54.2%
Leverage % 74.2% 71.6% PPP 0.70 0.62
S&P 1.331 1.165
TOTAL
EqPts 53.4 59.1 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 62.1% 52.2% Success Rate 58.8% 47.4%
Close PPP 0.81 0.78 PPP 1.13 1.19
Close S&P 1.430 1.306 S&P 1.714 1.662
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 22.2 15.2 Number 1 2
Close Success Rate 67.6% 50.0% Turnover Pts 5.6 15.3
Close PPP 0.60 0.45 Turnover Pts Margin +9.7 -9.7
Close S&P 1.275 0.947
Line Yards/carry 4.34 3.80 Q1 S&P 1.371 1.474
Q2 S&P 1.960 1.024
PASSING Q3 S&P 1.083 0.978
EqPts 31.2 43.9 Q4 S&P 1.286 1.975
Close Success Rate 55.2% 54.1%
Close PPP 1.08 1.06 1st Down S&P 1.418 1.192
Close S&P 1.628 1.597 2nd Down S&P 1.557 1.356
SD/PD Sack Rate 0.0% / 0.0% 4.0% / 0.0% 3rd Down S&P 1.063 2.325
Projected Pt. Margin: Alabama +3.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: Alabama +7

Turnovers were the deciding factor, but ... wow, what an explosive game.