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Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27: Hell of a game. Poor Hoos.

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Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27

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Basics Notre Dame Virginia Nat'l Avg
Total Plays 64 68
Close Rate (non-garbage time) 100.0%
Avg Starting FP 33.2 21.0 29.7
Possessions 12 13
Scoring Opportunities*
8 5
Points Per Opportunity 4.25 5.60 4.80
Leverage Rate** 70.3% 69.1% 68.3%
Close S&P*** 0.666 0.614 0.584
* 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 Virginia
Total 44.2 39.8
Rushing 24.5 12.2
Passing 19.7 27.6
Success Rate (what's this?) Notre Dame Virginia Nat'l Avg
All (close) 39.1% 41.2% 41.3%
Rushing (close) 43.8% 34.5% 42.5%
Passing (close) 34.4% 46.2% 40.1%
Standard Downs 35.6% 44.7% 46.8%
Passing Downs 47.4% 33.3% 29.6%
IsoPPP (what's this?) Notre Dame Virginia Nat'l Avg
All (close) 1.77 1.42 1.27
Rushing (close) 1.75 1.22 1.06
Passing (close) 1.79 1.53 1.49
Standard Downs 1.87 1.27 1.10
Passing Downs 1.60 1.88 1.83
Line Stats Notre Dame Virginia Nat'l Avg
Line Yards/Carry (what's this?) 3.84 2.64 2.80
Std. Downs Sack Rt. 0.0% 4.4% 5.1%
Pass. Downs Sack Rt. 18.2% 0.0% 6.6%
Turnovers Notre Dame Virginia
Turnovers 0 1
Turnover Points (what's this?) 0.0 3.9
Turnover Margin Notre Dame +1
Exp. TO Margin Notre Dame +0.29
TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin) Notre Dame +0.71
TO Points Margin Notre Dame +3.9 points
Situational Notre Dame Virginia
Q1 S&P 0.598 0.429
Q2 S&P 0.531 0.755
Q3 S&P 1.065 0.549
Q4 S&P 0.621 0.651
1st Down S&P 0.702 0.615
2nd Down S&P 0.703 0.703
3rd Down S&P 0.796 0.446
Projected Scoring Margin: Notre Dame by 8.4
Actual Scoring Margin: Notre Dame by 7

It always cracks me up to take a game with twists and turns and injuries and plot twists and drama and a crazy ending and have the computer basically spit out a response of "Yeah, Notre Dame by 7 was about right."

Poor Virginia. This was a hell of a damn game. A beautiful, painful football game.