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2017 West Virginia advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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West Virginia Mountaineers (Big 12)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 7-6 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.8 (-0.2) | S&P+ Rk: 63
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
3-Sep vs. Virginia Tech 29 24-31 L 20% -7.8 35% 50% 24%
9-Sep East Carolina 123 56-20 W 100% 40.1 92% 97% 73%
16-Sep Delaware State N/A 59-16 W 100% 34.4 91% 98% 69%
23-Sep at Kansas 125 56-34 W 97% 17.2 80% 93% 29%
7-Oct at TCU 14 24-31 L 33% -4.1 42% 52% 36%
14-Oct Texas Tech 58 46-35 W 38% -2.8 43% 75% 19%
21-Oct at Baylor 106 38-36 W 93% 13.7 75% 86% 46%
28-Oct Oklahoma State 12 39-50 L 6% -14.1 24% 39% 22%
4-Nov Iowa State 44 20-16 W 98% 19.6 86% 60% 87%
11-Nov at Kansas State 64 28-23 W 91% 12.3 77% 72% 64%
18-Nov Texas 50 14-28 L 0% -24.8 11% 12% 27%
25-Nov at Oklahoma 9 31-59 L 0% -36.3 8% 44% 4%
26-Dec vs. Utah 33 14-30 L 3% -17.8 18% 22% 51%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 33.6 25 31.6 96
Points Per Game 37.4 22 34.1 104
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 43.6% 46 38.6% 38 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.27 22 1.27 109 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.5 96 31.7 115 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.98 19 4.46 71 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -5.5 111 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-0.58
ACTUAL -7 105
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 110.7 37 99.2 68 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 41.8% 73 40.2% 48 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.81 106 1.00 99 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 120.3 7 94.6 89 100.0
Opportunity Rate 37.0% 82 40.3% 92 38.5%
Power Success Rate 57.5% 118 60.0% 19 67.7%
Stuff Rate 16.1% 21 21.6% 43 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Justin Crawford RB 6'0, 200 SR 190 1061 7 5.6 5.0 40.0% 4 (3)
Kennedy McKoy RB 6'0, 201 SO 125 596 7 4.8 4.7 34.4% 0 (0)
Will Grier QB 6'2, 214 JR 49 214 2 4.4 3.4 44.9% 6 (2)
Martell Pettaway RB 5'10, 208 SO 43 149 2 3.5 2.5 27.9% 0 (0)
Tevin Bush RB 5'6, 174 FR 20 81 0 4.1 4.7 35.0% 2 (0)
Elijah Wellman TE 6'2, 241 SR 5 16 0 3.2 1.0 20.0% 0 (0)
Chris Chugunov QB 6'1, 203 SO 2 -1 0 -0.5 0.0 0.0% 3 (2)
Marcus Simms WR 6'0, 196 SO 1 -1 0 -1.0 0.0 0.0% 1 (1)
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+ 107.3 39 109.2 33 100.0
Passing Success Rate 45.0% 25 36.7% 33 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.60 29 1.63 113 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 135.7 28 103.3 60 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Will Grier 6'2, 214 JR 250 388 3490 34 12 64.4% 14 3.5% 8.5
Chris Chugunov 6'1, 203 SO 43 90 536 3 2 47.8% 5 5.3% 5.1

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Gary Jennings WR 6'1, 210 JR 133 97 1096 1 11.3 8.2 72.9% 53.4% 28.9%
KaΓÇÖRaun White WR 6'1, 199 SR 105 62 1012 12 16.3 9.6 59.0% 51.4% 22.8%
David Sills V WR 6'4, 203 JR 101 60 980 18 16.3 9.7 59.4% 51.5% 21.9%
Marcus Simms WR 6'0, 196 SO 60 35 663 5 18.9 11.1 58.3% 48.3% 13.0%
Kennedy McKoy RB 6'0, 201 SO 18 10 72 0 7.2 4.0 55.6% 27.8% 3.9%
Justin Crawford RB 6'0, 200 SR 11 8 38 0 4.8 3.5 72.7% 27.3% 2.4%
Elijah Wellman TE 6'2, 241 SR 7 5 36 0 7.2 5.1 71.4% 28.6% 1.5%
Reggie Roberson Jr. WR 5'11, 192 FR 6 6 30 1 5.0 5.0 100.0% 33.3% 1.3%
Tevin Bush RB 5'6, 174 FR 4 4 15 0 3.8 3.8 100.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Druw Bowen WR 6'2, 211 FR 4 1 9 0 9.0 2.3 25.0% 25.0% 0.9%
Martell Pettaway RB 5'10, 208 SO 3 2 28 0 14.0 9.3 66.7% 66.7% 0.7%
Dominique Maiden WR 6'5, 204 JR 3 1 7 0 7.0 2.3 33.3% 33.3% 0.7%
Ricky Rogers WR 6'1, 205 JR 2 1 26 0 26.0 13.0 50.0% 50.0% 0.4%
Trevon Wesco TE 6'4, 268 JR 2 1 1 0 1.0 0.5 50.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Alejandro Marenco III WR 5'9, 183 SR 1 1 9 0 9.0 9.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Mitch Chugunov WR 6'0, 169 FR 1 1 7 0 7.0 7.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 114.9 12 98.8 71 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 51.7% 12 44.9% 50 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.14 31 1.23 121 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.21 27 2.66 41 2.92
SD Sack Rate 4.8% 62 5.8% 49 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 89.5 101 126.4 11 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 25.5% 116 26.0% 20 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.83 7 1.42 35 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 2.92 99 3.54 97 3.22
PD Sack Rate 3.4% 9 6.6% 84 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 111.9 41 105.1 50
Q2 S&P+ 115.7 26 97.1 79
Q3 S&P+ 100.9 67 90.5 96
Q4 S&P+ 100.3 74 105.6 41
1st Down S&P+ 119.2 18 86.9 116
2nd Down S&P+ 97.0 83 118.7 18
3rd Down S&P+ 97.0 80 104.8 50
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 52.5% 107 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 26.4% 111 35.3%
Adj. Pace -2.4 21 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 85.4% 4 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 63.4% 30 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 35.3% 62 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 16.4% 57 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 3.3% 106 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.0% 47 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 8.1% 18 6.5%
PD to INC 36.8% 35 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Al-Rasheed Benton LB 6'1, 238 SR 94.0 13.5 (3) 26 2 (4) 1 28.2%
Kyzir White S 6'2, 216 SR 80.0 7.5 (1) 10 3 (4) 2 50.6%
David Long Jr. LB 5'11, 222 SO 65.0 15.5 (3.5) 28 0 (6) 0 18.7%
Dravon Askew-Henry S 6'0, 200 JR 49.5 2.5 (0) 4 1 (4) 0 61.4%
Elijah Battle CB 6'0, 193 SR 49.0 0 (0) 0 0 (8) 0 87.0%
Kenny Robinson S 6'2, 202 FR 39.0 2 (0) 4 3 (3) 0 71.1%
Dylan Tonkery S 6'0, 222 FR 38.5 7 (2.5) 6 0 (1) 0 28.6%
Mike Daniels Jr. CB 5'11, 204 SR 37.5 1 (0) 1 1 (9) 0 75.6%
Hakeem Bailey CB 6'0, 193 SO 33.5 2 (0) 2 0 (6) 0 54.3%
Adam Shuler II DL 6'4, 268 SO 31.5 8 (3) 7 0 (0) 0 18.9%
Reese Donahue DL 6'4, 263 SO 30.5 6 (1) 8 0 (0) 0 22.5%
Xavier Preston LB 6'2, 240 SR 23.0 2.5 (2) 2 0 (1) 0 29.6%
Ezekiel Rose DL 6'3, 265 JR 21.5 5 (5) 0 1 (2) 1 14.3%
Marvin Gross Jr. S 6'3, 205 SR 20.0 0 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Lamonte McDougle DL 5'10, 295 FR 19.0 4 (2) 4 0 (0) 1 26.1%
Toyous Avery S 5'11, 204 JR 17.0 0.5 (0) 1 0 (4) 0 45.0%
Xavier Pegues DL 6'2, 292 SR 10.5 2.5 (0) 5 0 (0) 0 53.8%
Jovanni Stewart S 5'9, 197 SO 10.5 2 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 42.9%
Brendan Ferns LB 6'2, 230 FR 9.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Quondarius Qualls LB 6'1, 222 JR 8.5 0.5 (0.5) 1 0 (0) 0 16.7%
Corey Winfield CB 6'1, 198 SR 8.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 42.9%
Shane Commodore S 6'0, 210 SR 8.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Derrek Pitts S 6'1, 182 FR 8.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 80.0%
Hodari Christian II LB 6'0, 228 SR 4.5 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Jalen Harvey DL 6'3, 310 JR 4.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 40.0%

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ -0.4 93
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.12 90
Punt Success Rate 54.1% 90
Kickoff Success Rate 57.7% 119
Punt Return Success Rate 45.5% 71
Kick Return Success Rate 55.0% 21
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Mike Molina 5'8, 182 SR 40-40 5-8 62.5%
Evan Staley 6'1, 187 FR 16-16 6-7 85.7%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Billy Kinney 6'4, 216 JR 70 40.9 4 29 20 70.0%
Jonn Young 6'0, 193 FR 2 36.0 0 1 1 100.0%
Will Grier 6'2, 214 JR 1 23.0 0 0 1 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Evan Staley 6'1, 187 FR 77 59.2 27 35.1% 0 3 3 2
Mike Molina 5'8, 182 SR 1 48.0 0 0.0% 0 1 0 0
Billy Kinney 6'4, 216 JR 0 0.0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Marcus Simms 6'0, 196 SO 17 5.8 0 15 1 (1)
Tevin Bush 5'6, 174 FR 3 0.7 0 1 1 (0)
Jovanni Stewart 5'9, 197 SO 1 -4.0 0 0 1 (1)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Marcus Simms 6'0, 196 SO 31 26.3 0 0 0 (0)
Martell Pettaway 5'10, 208 SO 4 13.3 0 0 0 (0)
Tevin Bush 5'6, 174 FR 3 23.3 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Marvin Gross Jr. S 6'3, 205 SR 9.0 12.2 18.6
Shane Commodore S 6'0, 210 SR 8.0 2.0 17.1
Kyzir White S 6'2, 216 SR 7.5 19.3
Elijah Battle CB 6'0, 193 SR 4.0 31.3
Brendan Ferns LB 6'2, 230 FR 3.5 5.0 16.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics