Minnesota, by the Numbers

This week in statistical match-ups. Maybe I should call this “On Paper.” As in, On Paper, there should be no way Ohio State loses.

Statistically Speaking
Ohio State
Value (Rank)
Value (Rank)
Minnesota
Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 158.0 (48) 162.4 (87) Rushing Defense (ypg) Ohio State
Passing Offense (ypg) 173.0 (102) 228.3 (77) Passing Defense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency 126.2 (69) 128.7 (69) Pass Efficiency Defense Push
Total Offense (ypg) 331.0 (91) 393.0 (92) Total Defense (ypg) Push
Scoring Offense (ppg) 28.0 (57) 23.3 (60) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 87.9 (9) 103.4 (105) Rushing Offense (ypg) Ohio State++
Passing Defense (ypg) 196.7 (37) 190.3 (88) Passing Offense (ypg) Ohio State+
Pass Efficiency Defense 100.6 (20) 116.1 (92) Pass Efficiency Offense Ohio State+
Total Defense (ypg) 284.6 (16) 293.7 (114) Total Offense (ypg) Ohio State++
Scoring Defense (ppg) 14.0 (11) 23.1 (90) Scoring Offense (ppg) Ohio State++
Turnover margin +0.43 (46) -0.14 (67) Turnover margin Push
Penalty Yards/game 39.4 (7) 48.3 (33) Penalty Yards/game Push
Sacks (/game) 3.0 (6) 2.3 (91) Sacks Allowed (/game) Ohio State++
Sacks Allowed (/game) 1.86 (68) 1.71 (61) Sacks (/game) Push
Redzone Offense (%) 75.0 (98) 90.0 (97) Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 78.6 (47) 84.6 (53) Redzone Offense (%) Push
3rd Down Conv. (%) 38.5 (69) 50.9 (115) 3rd Down Conv. Def (%) Ohio State+
3rd Down Conv. Def (%) 36.4 (54) 37.5 (77) 3rd Down Conv. (%) Push
 Legend
  Difference <25 in National Rank = Push   Difference >25 in National Rank = Ohio State
  Difference >50 in National Rank = Ohio State+
  Difference >75 in National Rank = Ohio State++
  Differences >100 in National Rank = Ohio State+++

Again, I present this with minimal commentary. The only thing I will mention today is that 75% scoring in the Red Zone is borderline inexcusable.

Comments

  1. Great chart of the differences in ranking. If you could add the quality of past opponents into the mix then we have something really good.

  2. @Steve – We used to do charts showing stats against common opponents. We need to get back to those charts as well.

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