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2015 West Virginia advanced statistical profile

Updated on 8/20/2016

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2015 | 2016

West Virginia Mountaineers (Big 12)

2015 Schedule & Results
Record: 8-5 | Second-order wins (diff.): 8.5 (0.5) | S&P+ Rk: 24
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
5-Sep Georgia Southern 39 44-0 W 100% 51.0 97% 97% 98%
12-Sep Liberty N/A 41-17 W 100% 28.2 76% 82% 56%
26-Sep Maryland 65 45-6 W 100% 37.6 91% 90% 81%
3-Oct at Oklahoma 4 24-44 L 0% -21.5 59% 37% 45%
10-Oct Oklahoma State 33 26-33 L 49% -0.2 47% 36% 89%
17-Oct at Baylor 14 38-62 L 2% -16.3 26% 77% 35%
29-Oct at TCU 26 10-40 L 0% -22.3 13% 40% 39%
7-Nov Texas Tech 62 31-26 W 52% 0.3 35% 12% 90%
14-Nov Texas 72 38-20 W 91% 10.5 53% 69% 44%
21-Nov at Kansas 127 49-0 W 100% 60.8 79% 81% 99%
28-Nov Iowa State 70 30-6 W 100% 28.4 82% 62% 96%
5-Dec at Kansas State 84 23-24 L 96% 13.8 60% 44% 81%
2-Jan vs. Arizona State 57 43-42 W 58% 1.6 36% 72% 35%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 34.3 35 22.2 28
Points Per Game 34.0 35 24.6 44
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.32 34 1.43 118 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 44.2% 38 34.1% 8 40.3%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 29.8 65 29.1 53 29.9
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.80 59 4.00 21 4.67
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 8.05 14 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+0.37
ACTUAL 9 16
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 106.6 47 130.1 3 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 46.8% 24 34.0% 8 42.3%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.05 72 1.20 109 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 113.7 14 110 32 100.0
Opportunity Rate 45.1% 8 33.6% 17 38.9%
Power Success Rate 66.0% 65 64.7% 57 66.3%
Stuff Rate 17.1% 27 19.5% 73 19.6%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Wendell Smallwood RB 5'11, 201 JR 238 1519 9 6.4 4.6 51.3% 2 (1)
Rushel Shell RB 5'10, 221 JR 161 708 8 4.4 3.5 39.8% 2 (1)
Skyler Howard QB 6'0, 202 JR 126 698 6 5.5 5.5 41.3% 5 (3)
William Crest Jr. QB 6'2, 218 FR 19 121 1 6.4 4.6 52.6% 0 (0)
Elijah Wellman TE 6'2, 232 SO 14 73 1 5.2 3.0 57.1% 1 (0)
Donte Thomas-Williams RB 6'1, 224 FR 14 43 0 3.1 3.2 14.3% 1 (0)
Jacky Marcellus RB 5'8, 174 SO 8 18 0 2.3 1.4 37.5% 0 (0)
Nick O'Toole P 6'3, 228 SR 1 13 0 13.0 5.5 100.0% 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+ 105.0 53 114.7 22 100.0
Passing Success Rate 40.9% 58 34.2% 18 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.71 11 1.66 115 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 91.1 76 79.3 99 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Skyler Howard 6'0, 202 JR 221 403 3145 26 14 54.8% 31 7.1% 6.8
William Crest Jr. 6'2, 218 FR 11 25 124 0 1 44.0% 1 3.8% 4.2

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Shelton Gibson WR 5'11, 188 SO 80 37 887 9 24.0 11.1 46.2% 41.2% 19.7%
Daikiel Shorts Jr. WR 6'1, 200 JR 66 44 511 5 11.6 7.7 66.7% 57.6% 16.3%
Jovon Durante WR 6'1, 180 FR 55 25 395 5 15.8 7.2 45.5% 43.6% 13.5%
Jordan Thompson WR 5'7, 176 SR 47 32 509 0 15.9 10.8 68.1% 59.6% 11.6%
Wendell Smallwood RB 5'11, 201 JR 34 26 160 0 6.2 4.7 76.5% 38.2% 8.4%
Ka'Raun White WR 6'2, 190 SO 26 15 275 0 18.3 10.6 57.7% 46.2% 6.4%
David Sills QB 6'3, 198 FR 26 7 131 2 18.7 5.0 26.9% 23.1% 6.4%
Rushel Shell RB 5'10, 221 JR 20 16 101 0 6.3 5.1 80.0% 40.0% 4.9%
Gary Jennings WR 6'2, 195 FR 13 7 116 1 16.6 8.9 53.8% 46.2% 3.2%
Devonte Mathis WR 6'1, 212 JR 12 6 47 0 7.8 3.9 50.0% 33.3% 3.0%
William Crest Jr. QB 6'2, 218 FR 9 4 29 0 7.3 3.2 44.4% 33.3% 2.2%
Elijah Wellman TE 6'2, 232 SO 5 5 16 2 3.2 3.2 100.0% 60.0% 1.2%
KJ Myers WR 6'2, 196 SR 4 1 7 0 7.0 1.8 25.0% 25.0% 1.0%
Cody Clay TE 6'4, 265 SR 3 2 8 2 4.0 2.7 66.7% 66.7% 0.7%
Ricky Rogers WR 6'1, 201 FR 2 2 51 0 25.5 25.5 100.0% 100.0% 0.5%
Jacky Marcellus RB 5'8, 174 SO 1 1 23 0 23.0 23.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 104.4 50 119.5 9 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 48.7% 38 39.7% 10 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.17 39 1.23 111 1.11
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.31 12 2.76 44 2.90
SD Sack Rate 6.9% 100 6.1% 29 5.0%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 106.6 47 122.7 16 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 33.6% 42 24.8% 16 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.83 53 1.95 113 1.77
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.86 12 3.15 58 3.20
PD Sack Rate 9.7% 102 5.0% 107 7.5%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 102.1 67 132.1 6
Q2 S&P+ 115.7 29 119.6 19
Q3 S&P+ 110.1 38 110.4 42
Q4 S&P+ 87.5 109 133.7 4
1st Down S&P+ 105.7 50 117.1 19
2nd Down S&P+ 102.6 63 128.8 6
3rd Down S&P+ 99.7 74 122.9 12
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 60.7% 62 60.4%
Pass Downs Run Rate 43.0% 16 34.0%
Adj. Pace +9.8 7 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 85.1% 5 74.9%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 58.0% 85 60.3%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.4% 44 33.9%
Overall Havoc Rate 19.1% 17 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 3.4% 105 5.1%
LB Havoc Rate 6.2% 15 4.5%
DB Havoc Rate 9.4% 5 6.3%
PD to INC 38.9% 18 32.8%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Nick Kwiatkoski LB 6'2, 235 SR 74.5 9.7% 10.0 3.0 3 7 1 0
Shaq Petteway LB 6'0, 230 SR 57.0 7.4% 11.5 3.5 0 3 0 0
Jared Barber LB 6'0, 232 SR 55.5 7.2% 11.0 2.5 0 1 0 1
Dravon Askew-Henry S 5'11, 198 SO 53.0 6.9% 1.0 0.0 1 4 0 0
KJ Dillon S 6'1, 203 SR 49.0 6.4% 6.5 0.0 2 8 0 0
Daryl Worley CB 6'2, 198 JR 47.5 6.2% 2.0 0.0 6 12 2 0
Kyle Rose DL 6'4, 294 SR 42.5 5.5% 5.0 4.0 0 0 0 0
Noble Nwachukwu DL 6'2, 271 JR 42.0 5.5% 13.0 8.5 0 1 1 0
Terrell Chestnut CB 5'11, 188 SR 33.0 4.3% 1.0 0.0 3 11 2 0
Jarrod Harper S 6'1, 208 JR 32.5 4.2% 3.0 0.0 0 4 0 0
Christian Brown DL 6'2, 294 JR 28.5 3.7% 4.5 2.0 0 0 0 0
Edward Muldrow III LB 6'3, 215 SR 24.5 3.2% 3.0 2.0 0 0 0 0
Rick Rumph III CB 5'11, 188 SR 20.5 2.7% 1.0 0.0 0 3 0 0
Jeremy Tyler S 5'11, 205 JR 19.5 2.5% 0.0 0.0 1 2 1 0
Al-Rasheed Benton LB 6'1, 235 SO 17.5 2.3% 4.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Karl Joseph S 5'11, 197 SR 17.5 2.3% 2.0 1.0 5 1 0 0
Nana Kyeremeh CB 5'11, 190 JR 17.5 2.3% 0.5 0.0 1 1 1 0
Sean Walters LB 6'2, 228 JR 16.5 2.1% 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0
Darrien Howard DL 6'1, 295 JR 14.5 1.9% 3.0 1.0 0 1 0 0
Xavier Preston LB 6'2, 236 SO 14.0 1.8% 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Eric Kinsey DL 6'3, 278 SR 12.5 1.6% 3.0 0.5 0 1 0 0
Marvin Gross Jr. LB 6'2, 215 SO 12.5 1.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Bruce LB 6'1, 234 SR 11.0 1.4% 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Justin Arndt LB 5'11, 210 JR 7.5 1.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Rasul Douglas CB 6'2, 190 JR 7.0 0.9% 0.0 0.0 1 1 1 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+ 0.7 44
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.03 62
Punt Success Rate 61.4% 32
Kickoff Success Rate 70.2% 64
Punt Return Success Rate 41.7% 90
Kick Return Success Rate 53.1% 28
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Josh Lambert 5'11, 215 SO 53-54 21-28 75.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Nick O'Toole 6'3, 228 SR 71 45.4 15 18 21 54.9%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Nick O'Toole 6'3, 228 SR 75 62.0 18 24.0% 0 3 0 0
Mike Molina 5'8, 175 SO 7 63.6 3 42.9% 0 0 0 0
Josh Lambert 5'11, 215 SO 2 48.5 0 0.0% 0 0 1 1
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Gary Jennings 6'2, 195 FR 13 5.3 0 4 2 (1)
KJ Dillon 6'1, 203 SR 8 6.3 0 7 0 (0)
Jovon Durante 6'1, 180 FR 3 4.7 0 1 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jovon Durante 6'1, 180 FR 14 22.6 0 0 0 (0)
Shelton Gibson 5'11, 188 SO 11 32.8 1 0 0 (0)
Gary Jennings 6'2, 195 FR 5 23.4 0 0 0 (0)

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