Iowa, On Paper

Presented without comment:

Statistically Speaking
Ohio State
Value (Rank)
Value (Rank)
Iowa
Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 191.4 (23) 118.7 (37) Rushing Defense (ypg) Push
Passing Offense (ypg) 182.4 (98) 173.0 (16) Passing Defense (ypg) Iowa+
Pass Efficiency 173.0 (56) 94.3 (4) Pass Efficiency Defense Iowa+
Total Offense (ypg) 373.8 (61) 291.7 (14) Total Defense (ypg) Iowa
Scoring Offense (ppg) 30.3 (35) 15.9 (13) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 85.4 (3) 119.2 (94) Rushing Offense (ypg) Ohio State++
Passing Defense (ypg) 168.7 (11) 230.6 (47) Passing Offense (ypg) Ohio State
Pass Efficiency Defense 94.9 (6) 123.6 (79) Pass Efficiency Offense Ohio State+
Total Defense (ypg) 254.1 (6) 349.8 (82) Total Offense (ypg) Ohio State++
Scoring Defense (ppg) 11.2 (4) 24.1 (84) Scoring Offense (ppg) Ohio State++
Turnover margin +0.90 (13) +0.50 (35) Turnover margin Push
Penalty Yards/game 43.2 (13) 34.3 (3) Penalty Yards/game Push
Sacks (/game) 2.80 (12) 2.20 (74) Sacks Allowed (/game) Ohio State+
Sacks Allowed (/game) 1.50 (48) 2.00 (54) Sacks (/game) Push
Redzone Offense (%) 75.0 (99) 87.5 (100) Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 81.3 (61) 85.7 (34) Redzone Offense (%) Iowa
3rd Down Conv. (%) 41.4 (50) 36.7 (42) 3rd Down Conv. Def (%) Push
3rd Down Conv. Def (%) 31.5 (12) 41.5 (47) 3rd Down Conv. (%) Ohio State
 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+++

Okay, just this comment: Yes, OSU’s defense gives up scores 81 percent of the time in the red zone. They’ve only allowed opposing offenses into the red zone 16 times. That’s less than twice per game.

Comments

  1. There were 2 gift touchdowns, 1 for USC and the other for Penn State, that were really stopped. Therefore, a defacto 11/16=68% We don’t get those TDs back, but the reality is that they were stopped.

  2. Yes indeed Ron. The TD in the PSU game was a bad call.

  3. @Ron – that would also drop our ppg into single digits. Scary.

  4. It really is a very good, almost scary good, defense. If the offense were consistently average on the year (think 2002), and fewer dumb turnovers, the opponents number of plays and time-of-possession would be even lower, and the defense would show even better.

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