Baylor 48, Oklahoma 14
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|Close Rate (non-garbage time)||68.8%|
|Avg Starting FP||31.4||30.5||29.9|
|Points Per Opportunity||6.00||3.50||4.69|
* 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?)||Baylor||Oklahoma|
|Success Rate (what's this?)||Baylor||Oklahoma||Nat'l Avg|
|IsoPPP (what's this?)||Baylor||Oklahoma||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Stats||Baylor||Oklahoma||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Yards/Carry (what's this?)||2.36||2.91||2.92|
|Std. Downs Sack Rt.||3.6%||0.0%||4.7%|
|Pass. Downs Sack Rt.||10.0%||0.0%||7.6%|
|Turnover Points (what's this?)||0.0||7.6|
|Turnover Margin||Baylor +1|
|Exp. TO Margin||Oklahoma +0.8|
|TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin)||Baylor +1.8|
|TO Points Margin||Baylor +7.6 points|
|1st Down S&P||0.582||0.416|
|2nd Down S&P||0.574||0.547|
|3rd Down S&P||0.449||0.535|
|Projected Scoring Margin: Baylor by 24.4|
|Actual Scoring Margin: Baylor by 34|
When Bryce Hager picked off Trevor Knight and returned the ball to the OU 1, setting up what would quickly be a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter, my first thought was, "Oh great, now Oklahoma's going to lose another game by the margin of a pick six, and I'm going to have to explain why the Sooners are still a top-10 team in F/+ with three losses."
Baylor then proceeded to knock OU out of the top 10. Thanks, Baylor!
We're all mocking Mike Stoops a bit for his "have your DBs give huge cushions to Baylor's WRs" strategy, and to be sure, it certainly didn't do what he hoped it would do. But I can't blame the thought process. OU actually did prevent any sort of massive damage from big plays (which was the goal), and Baylor's been inefficient enough recently that hoping to simply prolong drives and wait for Baylor to screw up made a good amount of sense.
Only, Baylor didn't screw up. Forcing Bryce Petty to beat you with consistency only works if doesn't. And now Baylor's 8-1 with no true road games remaining on the schedule, only home games against Oklahoma State and Kansas State and a Jerry World battle against Texas Tech. They're now throwing a major kink into TCU's plans to run the table, win the conference, and make the Playoff.