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Study Hall: Georgia Tech 56, Pittsburgh 28

Georgia Tech 56, Pittsburgh 28

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Basics Georgia Tech Pittsburgh Nat'l Avg
Total Plays 76 66
Close Rate (non-garbage time) 72.5%
Avg Starting FP 39.1 23.5 29.8
Possessions 14 13
Scoring Opportunities*
11 6
Points Per Opportunity 5.09 4.67 4.70
Leverage Rate** 63.2% 47.0% 68.2%
Close S&P*** 0.652 0.592 0.506
* 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
Total 46.0 29.3
Rushing 36.7 13.1
Passing 9.3 16.2
Success Rate (what's this?) Georgia Tech Pittsburgh Nat'l Avg
All (close) 54.0% 57.5% 41.9%
Rushing (close) 58.8% 60.9% 43.4%
Passing (close) 33.3% 52.9% 40.3%
Standard Downs 56.3% 61.3% 47.1%
Passing Downs 46.7% 44.4% 30.6%
IsoPPP (what's this?) Georgia Tech Pittsburgh Nat'l Avg
All (close) 1.10 0.66 0.85
Rushing (close) 0.94 0.77 0.73
Passing (close) 2.32 0.48 0.99
Standard Downs 0.91 0.69 0.77
Passing Downs 1.85 0.51 1.14
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%
Turnovers Georgia Tech Pittsburgh
Turnovers 1 6
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
Situational Georgia Tech Pittsburgh
Q1 S&P 0.821 0.516
Q2 S&P 0.383 0.791
Q3 S&P 0.638 0.671
Q4 S&P 0.795 0.506
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

From today's Numerical:

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.