Georgia Tech 56, Pittsburgh 28
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|Basics||Georgia Tech||Pittsburgh||Nat'l Avg|
|Close Rate (non-garbage time)||72.5%|
|Avg Starting FP||39.1||23.5||29.8|
|Points Per Opportunity||5.09||4.67||4.70|
* A scoring opportunity occurs when an offense gets a first down inside the opponent's 40 (or scores from outside the 40).
** Leverage Rate = Standard Downs / (Standard Downs + Passing Downs)
*** When using IsoPPP, the S&P formula is (0.8*Success Rate) + (0.2*IsoPPP)
|EqPts (what's this?)||Georgia Tech||Pittsburgh|
|Success Rate (what's this?)||Georgia Tech||Pittsburgh||Nat'l Avg|
|IsoPPP (what's this?)||Georgia Tech||Pittsburgh||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Stats||Georgia Tech||Pittsburgh||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Yards/Carry (what's this?)||3.78||3.75||2.92|
|Std. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||8.3%||4.7%|
|Pass. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||20.0%||7.5%|
|Turnover Points (what's this?)||5.0||30.3|
|Turnover Margin||Georgia Tech +5|
|Exp. TO Margin||Georgia Tech +2.55|
|TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin)||Georgia Tech +2.45|
|TO Points Margin||Georgia Tech +25.3 points|
|1st Down S&P||0.717||0.480|
|2nd Down S&P||0.631||0.690|
|3rd Down S&P||0.683||0.711|
|Projected Scoring Margin: Georgia Tech by 42.0|
|Actual Scoring Margin: Georgia Tech by 28|
Call it conference solidarity: a show of support for ACC mate Virginia Tech, which lost fumbles on three consecutive possessions against Miami on Thursday night. Regardless of the motivation, Pitt was in an incredibly giving mood on Saturday in a 56-28 loss to Georgia Tech. The Panthers lost fumbles on their first five possessions of the game, then fumbled twice more (losing one) later on.
Seven times. Pitt fumbled seven times. The Panthers fumbled five times in their first 13 plays. Pardon the use of italics, but ... wow.
- Pitt's second play: Chad Voytik was stripped at the Pitt 36 after a seven-yard run.
- Pitt's third play: James Conner was stripped at the Georgia Tech 1 after a 74-yard run, fumbling through the end zone for a touchback.
- Pitt's fifth play: Isaac Bennett was stripped in the backfield at the Pitt 16.
- Pitt's sixth play: Tyler Boyd was stripped at the Pitt 36 after an 11-yard completion.
- Pitt's 13th play: Voytik fumbled at the line of scrimmage at Tech's 30.
Thanks both to repeatedly handing Tech good field position and taking points off of their own side of the scoreboard, the Panthers found themselves down 28-0 just five minutes into the game. They played the last 55 minutes of the game even and averaged 8.0 yards per play for the game, but believe it or not, spotting your opponent four touchdowns isn't an effective way to win a conference game.
With the overall turnovers luck involved, this probably should have been even worse than a 28-point loss.
And of course, the inestimable Jon Bois has more ... if you dare.