Georgia Tech 28, Clemson 6
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|Basics||Clemson||Georgia Tech||Nat'l Avg|
|Close Rate (non-garbage time)||80.9%|
|Avg Starting FP||31.7||30.0||29.9|
|Points Per Opportunity||2.00||2.67||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?)||Clemson||Georgia Tech|
|Success Rate (what's this?)||Clemson||Georgia Tech||Nat'l Avg|
|IsoPPP (what's this?)||Clemson||Georgia Tech||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Stats||Clemson||Georgia Tech||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Yards/Carry (what's this?)||3.34||2.24||2.92|
|Std. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||50.0%||4.7%|
|Pass. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||0.0%||7.5%|
|Turnover Points (what's this?)||25.7||7.9|
|Turnover Margin||Georgia Tech +1|
|Exp. TO Margin||Clemson +0.36|
|TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin)||Georgia Tech +1.36|
|TO Points Margin||Georgia Tech +17.7 points|
|1st Down S&P||0.364||0.468|
|2nd Down S&P||0.475||0.438|
|3rd Down S&P||0.189||0.574|
|Projected Scoring Margin: Georgia Tech by 28.0|
|Actual Scoring Margin: Georgia Tech by 22|
A) I'm really glad Deshaun Watson didn't tear his ACL.
B) I don't think I've made enough of my favorite stat of 2014: Georgia Tech's offense is third in Passing Downs S&P+. You figure the Yellow Jackets will rate pretty well in the passing game because it's always going to be a little surprising when they throw -- it's like a Mike Leach team in reverse: even on third-and-1, you're a little surprised if a Leach offense doesn't throw the ball. Still, while running the ball 52% of the time on passing downs (the seventh-highest rate in the country), Tech is converting passing downs better than almost anybody else. I love that.
C) I love B enough to ignore the fact that Tech was absolutely horrendous at converting scoring opportunities into points. With two pick sixes and six scoring opportunities, the Jackets should have scored about 42 points.