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Notre Dame 24, Temple 20: Hot damn, that Russell pick was pretty

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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Top 5 Plays

Play.Number

Offense

Down

Distance

Spot

Quarter

Play_Description

Pred

WPA

1

166

Notre Dame

2

10

17

4

DeShone Kizer Pass to Will Fuller for 17, TOUCHDOWN

0.576

-0.290

2

180

Notre Dame

4

1

56

4

DeShone Kizer Pass to NA NA for 0 (where Kizer ran out the clock by running around and throwing the ball out of bounds)

0.267

-0.267

3

144

Temple

4

1

1

4

Jahad Thomas Rush for 1, TOUCHDOWN

0.296

0.264

4

73

Notre Dame

3

1

79

2

DeShone Kizer Rush for 79, TOUCHDOWN

0.685

-0.248

5

135

Temple

4

4

38

4

P.J. Walker Pass to Robby Anderson for 31, FIRST DOWN

0.230

0.145

Notre Dame 24, Temple 20

Confused? Visit the Advanced Stats glossary here.

Basics Notre Dame Temple Nat'l Avg
Total Plays 67 62
Close Rate (non-garbage time) 100.0%
Avg Starting FP 26.5 25.1 29.8
Possessions 11 11
Scoring Opportunities*
6 4
Points Per Opportunity 4.00 5.00 4.77
Leverage Rate** 65.7% 58.1% 68.1%
Close S&P*** 0.637 0.521 0.586
* 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?) Notre Dame Temple
Total 42.3 26.3
Rushing 15.9 9.3
Passing 26.4 17.0
Success Rate (what's this?) Notre Dame Temple Nat'l Avg
All (close) 37.3% 33.9% 41.7%
Rushing (close) 35.5% 36.7% 42.5%
Passing (close) 38.9% 31.3% 40.8%
Standard Downs 38.6% 38.9% 47.0%
Passing Downs 34.8% 26.9% 30.3%
IsoPPP (what's this?) Notre Dame Temple Nat'l Avg
All (close) 1.69 1.25 1.26
Rushing (close) 1.44 0.84 1.07
Passing (close) 1.89 1.70 1.47
Standard Downs 1.55 1.23 1.11
Passing Downs 1.99 1.28 1.77
Line Stats Notre Dame Temple Nat'l Avg
Line Yards/Carry (what's this?) 2.39 1.19 2.86
Std. Downs Sack Rt. 0.0% 9.1% 4.9%
Pass. Downs Sack Rt. 0.0% 4.8% 7.5%
Turnovers Notre Dame Temple
Turnovers 2 1
Turnover Points (what's this?) 10.6 1.2
Turnover Margin Temple +1
Exp. TO Margin Notre Dame +0.8
TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin) Temple +1.8
TO Points Margin Temple +9.4 points
Situational Notre Dame Temple
Q1 S&P 0.514 0.466
Q2 S&P 0.782 0.549
Q3 S&P 0.642 0.508
Q4 S&P 0.704 0.578
1st Down S&P 0.689 0.547
2nd Down S&P 0.562 0.554
3rd Down S&P 0.640 0.486
Projected Scoring Margin: Notre Dame by 6.7
Actual Scoring Margin: Notre Dame by 4

1. Temple had turnovers luck and drive finishing on its side, but it wasn't quite enough.

2. Man oh man, Temple can tackle. So many times, an Irish ball carrier had the ball in space with one guy to beat, and that guy brought his man down.

3. That pass to Will Fuller for the game-winning touchdown was beautiful (even if the angle taken by the tackle was awful).

4. That KeiVarae Russell pick that sealed the game was even more beautiful. He came out of nowhere.