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2015 Georgia Southern advanced statistical profile

Updated on 8/21/2016

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2015 | 2016

Georgia Southern Eagles (Sun Belt)

2015 Schedule & Results
Record: 9-4 | Second-order wins (diff.): 9.0 (0.0) | S&P+ Rk: 39
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
5-Sep at West Virginia 24 0-44 L 0% -51.0 15% 7% 16%
12-Sep Western Michigan 53 43-17 W 100% 26.0 94% 93% 90%
19-Sep The Citadel N/A 48-13 W 100% 32.6 70% 51% 55%
26-Sep at Idaho 109 44-20 W 99% 17.7 87% 72% 56%
3-Oct at UL-Monroe 122 51-31 W 100% 26.4 88% 73% 61%
17-Oct New Mexico State 116 56-26 W 100% 47.1 89% 96% 86%
22-Oct at Appalachian State 43 13-31 L 1% -18.9 28% 41% 50%
29-Oct Texas State 112 37-13 W 100% 23.8 73% 45% 91%
14-Nov at Troy 90 45-10 W 100% 26.3 80% 86% 80%
21-Nov at Georgia 32 17-23 L 4% -14.2 22% 33% 55%
28-Nov South Alabama 103 55-17 W 100% 46.0 91% 86% 98%
5-Dec Georgia State 91 7-34 L 0% -22.0 11% 5% 31%
23-Dec vs. Bowling Green 19 58-27 W 96% 13.7 82% 89% 88%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 33.1 40 24.7 44
Points Per Game 36.5 25 23.5 38
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.46 3 1.27 72 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 44.9% 27 38.6% 37 40.3%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 35.6 1 27.4 19 29.9
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.99 48 4.94 94 4.67
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 8.14 11 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-0.82
ACTUAL 6 31
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 122.2 9 116.5 20 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 46.2% 29 38.0% 32 42.3%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.43 1 0.97 30 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 103.7 52 113.2 17 100.0
Opportunity Rate 40.4% 45 37.6% 57 38.9%
Power Success Rate 73.9% 27 47.4% 4 66.3%
Stuff Rate 17.7% 38 20.0% 64 19.6%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Matt Breida RB 5'10, 190 JR 204 1615 17 7.9 10.9 41.2% 3 (1)
L.A. Ramsby RB 5'11, 210 SO 165 816 13 4.9 4.1 40.0% 2 (1)
Kevin Ellison QB 6'0, 190 JR 110 743 8 6.8 8.1 42.7% 5 (3)
Wesley Fields RB 5'10, 195 FR 101 682 7 6.8 8.3 39.6% 0 (0)
Favian Upshaw QB 6'1, 170 JR 78 594 6 7.6 10.8 44.9% 4 (1)
Chaz Thornton RB 5'7, 185 SO 20 137 1 6.9 11.4 35.0% 1 (1)
Noah Hickey RB 5'7, 205 FR 9 65 0 7.2 13.7 33.3% 1 (1)
Vegas Harley QB 5'11, 185 JR 9 58 1 6.4 7.0 44.4% 1 (1)
Thomas Banks RB 5'10, 195 FR 7 11 0 1.6 0.0 0.0% 0 (0)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 97.7 76 104.1 56 100.0
Passing Success Rate 38.4% 86 39.2% 52 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.62 25 1.54 88 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 97.3 68 101.9 59 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Kevin Ellison 6'0, 190 JR 40 89 597 4 5 44.9% 6 6.3% 5.9
Favian Upshaw 6'1, 170 JR 19 48 227 0 5 39.6% 2 4.0% 4.3

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
BJ Johnson WR 6'1, 212 JR 32 15 249 0 16.6 7.8 46.9% 46.9% 25.8%
Derek Keaton WR 5'10, 180 SR 25 6 49 1 8.2 2.0 24.0% 16.0% 20.2%
Ryan Longoria WR 6'2, 195 SR 20 12 121 0 10.1 6.1 60.0% 60.0% 16.1%
Myles Campbell WR 5'5, 160 SO 16 8 130 0 16.3 8.1 50.0% 50.0% 12.9%
L.A. Ramsby RB 5'11, 210 SO 6 4 14 0 3.5 2.3 66.7% 0.0% 4.8%
Wesley Fields RB 5'10, 195 FR 5 4 105 1 26.3 21.0 80.0% 80.0% 4.0%
Matt Breida RB 5'10, 190 JR 5 3 6 0 2.0 1.2 60.0% 20.0% 4.0%
Keigan Williams WR 6'1, 205 JR 4 3 50 0 16.7 12.5 75.0% 75.0% 3.2%
Montay Crockett WR 6'0, 180 JR 4 1 31 1 31.0 7.8 25.0% 25.0% 3.2%
Malik Henry WR 6'0, 170 FR 3 2 46 0 23.0 15.3 66.7% 66.7% 2.4%
James Dean TE 6'1, 235 JR 2 1 23 1 23.0 11.5 50.0% 50.0% 1.6%
Isaiah Seise DE 6'1, 239 FR 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Andre Sims WR 5'9, 190 SR 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 115.4 17 104.9 49 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 50.4% 28 44.2% 47 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.33 3 1.19 101 1.11
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.17 24 2.57 22 2.90
SD Sack Rate 3.9% 43 6.1% 29 5.0%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 107.1 46 131.4 9 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 31.1% 62 25.3% 19 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.95 24 1.56 18 1.77
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.42 47 2.81 32 3.20
PD Sack Rate 6.6% 50 6.6% 83 7.5%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 97.1 87 110.0 36
Q2 S&P+ 119.8 20 115.1 25
Q3 S&P+ 103.4 66 97.1 79
Q4 S&P+ 102.4 70 99.5 71
1st Down S&P+ 105.7 48 93.7 97
2nd Down S&P+ 107.0 50 119.8 19
3rd Down S&P+ 98.4 80 116.9 19
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 89.1% 3 60.4%
Pass Downs Run Rate 67.9% 2 34.0%
Adj. Pace +0.5 56 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 74.4% 70 74.9%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 54.5% 114 60.3%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.1% 46 33.9%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.4% 74 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 3.4% 104 5.1%
LB Havoc Rate 4.2% 68 4.5%
DB Havoc Rate 7.8% 17 6.3%
PD to INC 35.8% 36 32.8%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Antwione Williams LB 6'3, 245 SR 78.5 12.8% 10.5 4.0 0 3 4 0
Deshawntee Gallon LB 5'9, 210 JR 61.0 10.0% 4.5 1.5 0 3 0 0
Matt Dobson S 6'2, 206 SR 45.0 7.4% 1.5 1.0 2 4 0 0
Antonio Glover S 6'1, 200 SR 44.0 7.2% 2.0 0.0 6 3 0 0
Chris DeLaRosa LB 6'1, 230 SO 35.5 5.8% 4.0 1.0 0 0 2 0
Tay Hicklin S 5'11, 197 SR 34.0 5.6% 0.5 0.0 0 4 0 0
Darrius White CB 5'11, 185 JR 30.5 5.0% 1.0 0.0 2 10 1 0
Jamal Johnson DL 6'2, 245 JR 30.0 4.9% 6.5 3.0 0 0 0 0
Darius Jones CB 5'9, 180 JR 27.0 4.4% 2.0 0.0 2 4 0 0
Jay Ellison DL 6'1, 310 JR 23.5 3.8% 3.5 2.5 1 0 0 0
Logan Hunt DE 6'1, 247 FR 22.0 3.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0
Bernard Dawson DE 6'1, 248 JR 20.0 3.3% 6.0 4.0 0 0 0 0
Caleb Williams CB 5'9, 185 SR 19.0 3.1% 0.0 0.0 3 11 0 1
Darrius Sapp DL 6'1, 330 SO 15.0 2.5% 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0
Ryan George DE 6'1, 244 SO 13.0 2.1% 4.0 3.5 0 0 0 0
Riyahd Jones CB 6'0, 188 SR 10.0 1.6% 1.5 0.5 0 0 1 2
William Bussey LB 6'0, 215 JR 9.5 1.6% 2.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Ken Butler LB 5'11, 220 JR 8.0 1.3% 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0
Ross Alexander DE 6'2, 237 SO 6.5 1.1% 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0
Nardo Govan DE 6'2, 250 JR 5.5 0.9% 1.0 0.0 0 0 1 0
Myles Campbell WR 5'5, 160 SO 5.0 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Robert Brice S 5'11, 205 JR 5.0 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Wesley Fields RB 5'10, 195 FR 5.0 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
RJ Murray CB 5'11, 198 FR 5.0 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Zack Copeland DL 6'1, 250 FR 4.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Note: It appears "Fumble Returns" are getting pulled instead of "Fumble Recoveries." My apologies. Will try to get that corrected.
Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 0.8 38
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.01 72
Punt Success Rate 57.5% 54
Kickoff Success Rate 89.9% 6
Punt Return Success Rate 71.4% 7
Kick Return Success Rate 53.7% 25
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Alex Hanks 5'9, 185 SR 31-32 8-10 80.0%
Younghoe Koo 5'10, 190 JR 28-28 7-9 77.8%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Ryan Nowicki 5'11, 190 SR 33 41.1 3 12 11 69.7%
Matt Flynn 6'0, 200 SO 8 41.0 1 1 1 25.0%
Kevin Ellison 6'0, 190 JR 1 33.0 0 0 1 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Younghoe Koo 5'10, 190 JR 67 62.4 45 67.2% 0 0 0 0
Alex Hanks 5'9, 185 SR 22 60.2 8 36.4% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Deshawntee Gallon 5'9, 210 JR 2 16.5 0 0 0 (0)
Vegas Harley 5'11, 185 JR 1 4.0 0 0 0 (0)
Ken Butler 5'11, 220 JR 0 0.0 1 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Derek Keaton 5'10, 180 SR 36 25.9 0 0 0 (0)
Montay Crockett 6'0, 180 JR 3 14.7 0 0 0 (0)
Patrick Flowe 6'1, 220 JR 2 17.0 0 0 0 (0)

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