Cincinnati 54, East Carolina 46
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|Basics||Cincinnati||East Carolina||Nat'l Avg|
|Close Rate (non-garbage time)||100.0%|
|Avg Starting FP||23.0||37.3||29.9|
|Points Per Opportunity||6.00||4.36||4.67|
* 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?)||Cincinnati||East Carolina|
|Success Rate (what's this?)||Cincinnati||East Carolina||Nat'l Avg|
|IsoPPP (what's this?)||Cincinnati||East Carolina||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Stats||Cincinnati||East Carolina||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Yards/Carry (what's this?)||3.20||3.53||2.92|
|Std. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||2.3%||4.7%|
|Pass. Downs Sack Rt.||6.7%||12.5%||7.5%|
|Turnover Points (what's this?)||16.0||12.3|
|Turnover Margin||East Carolina +2|
|Exp. TO Margin||Cincinnati +2.05|
|TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin)||East Carolina +4.05|
|TO Points Margin||East Carolina +3.7 points|
|1st Down S&P||0.598||0.478|
|2nd Down S&P||0.593||0.486|
|3rd Down S&P||0.568||0.680|
|Projected Scoring Margin: East Carolina by 2.7|
|Actual Scoring Margin: Cincinnati by 8|
I just wanted to see this one laid out on paper. It was a crazy one. From today's Numerical:
Thursday night's ECU-Cincinnati game may have only had six turnovers, which paled in comparison to other games. But it was probably the best game of the week from a pure action-and-swings standpoint. The teams combined to gain 1,165 yards and score 100 points, and East Carolina overcame two separate double-digit leads -- 17-6 early in the second quarter, 38-20 early in the third -- to take a 46-45 lead with just 1:02 left. But after committing a crippling turnover on downs that set up the go-ahead touchdown, Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel completed three passes for 35 yards to set up a 47-yard field goal from Andrew Gantz with 15 seconds left.
ECU did everything you're supposed to do to win a game like this, at least when you factor in some rather drastic turnovers luck. But the Pirates missed two long field goals and allowed points on every Cincy scoring opportunity, including six touchdowns to two field goals. That allowed the Bearcats to make up the difference.