Arkansas 31, Texas 7
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|Close Rate (non-garbage time)||75.9%|
|Avg Starting FP||41.6||24.3||30.0|
|Points Per Opportunity||4.00||7.00||4.65|
* 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?)||Arkansas||Texas|
|Success Rate (what's this?)||Arkansas||Texas||Nat'l Avg|
|IsoPPP (what's this?)||Arkansas||Texas||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Stats||Arkansas||Texas||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Yards/Carry (what's this?)||3.18||2.29||2.92|
|Std. Downs Sack Rt.||11.1%||16.7%||4.8%|
|Pass. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||15.4%||7.6%|
|Turnover Points (what's this?)||0.0||10.6|
|Turnover Margin||Arkansas +2|
|Exp. TO Margin||Arkansas +0.95|
|TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin)||Arkansas +1.05|
|TO Points Margin||Arkansas +10.6 points|
|1st Down S&P||0.358||0.334|
|2nd Down S&P||0.528||0.351|
|3rd Down S&P||0.577||0.210|
|Projected Scoring Margin: Arkansas by 28.6|
|Actual Scoring Margin: Arkansas by 24|
I was pretty excited about this game simply because of the helmets involved. I enjoyed the Bielema 'horns down' controversy because I enjoy silly, ridiculous, petty controversies, and I thought it would create an even more fun environment. But ... I never had any idea how Texas was supposed to move the ball in this game. That offense was so bad this year, and Arkansas' defense was so good.
The Longhorns apparently had no idea either.
I understand Tyrone Swoopes isn't horrible, but ... he's not good. And I'm not sure that footwork is salvageable. Until Texas figures out its QB situation, nothing else matters. (But in the meantime, the 'Horns should still have one hell of a defense.)
Oh, and well freaking done, Arkansas DC Robb Smith. "Arkansas' defense was so good" is something I hadn't said in a really, really long time before this year."