The Ohio State Effect: Navy

Remy's picture
August 31, 2014 at 12:27p
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The first week of the season and most of Navy's stats get stuffed.

Stuffed

It's always interesting to see how a team's stats change after playing Ohio State.

It may not be the best comparison, but I will use Navy's 2013 stats against the results of yesterday's game.

Below you will be able to compare Navy's stats before playing, and after playing, Ohio State.

Could not stop the run.

Navy is known for its running game. Last season Navy averaged just over 325 yards rushing per game. Did the new look Silver Bullets step up to the challenge? No. The Midshipmen were able to gain 370 yards (+44.6 yards) on the ground against Ohio State's defense.

The Buckeyes kept Navy's passing game from leaving the dock.
The Buckeyes kept Navy's passing game from leaving the dock.

Coming into this game there were many questions about Ohio State's secondary. Although Navy's ground oriented offense is not the best barometer, the Buckeyes' defense only allowed 20 yards through the air and never got caught sleeping on the deep ball. 

Barrett and the Buckeyes.

Even without Braxton Miller, Ohio State's offense was able to sink the midshipmen's defensive stats. The J.T. Barrett led Buckeyes were able to gain 420 yards and score 34 points. Both were well more than what Navy gave up in 2013.

 

Navy's Stats Comparison
2013 Stats
2013 Stats Per Game
 
Navy Stats After Ohio State
Navy Stats Against Ohio State
 
2013 Stats Per Game Statistical Category Navy Stats Against Ohio State Stat Diff.
33.5 (35th) Points For 17.0 (90th) -16.5
24.4 (40th) Points Against 34.0 (88th) -9.6
  OFFENSE    
325.4 (2nd) Rushing Offense 370.0 (8th) +44.6
122.0 (122nd) Passing Offense 20.0 (11th) -122.0
441.3 (61st) Total Offense 390.0 (76th) -51.3
  DEFENSE    
178.8  (79th) Rushing Defense 194.0 (86th) -15,2
215.9 (37th) Passing Defense 226.0 (67th) -10.1
394.7 (57th) Total Defense 420.0 (79th) -25.3
  OFFENSE MISC.    
.511 (6th) 3rd Down Conv. .333 (81st) -.178
.869 (33rd) Red Zone .750 (75th) -.119
7.4 (74th) Punt Return 0.00 (81st) -7.4
21.9 (56th) Kickoff Return 16.0 (87th) -5.9
  DEFENSE MISC.    
.459 (109th) 3rd Down Conv. .250 (21st) +.209
.778 (27th) Red Zone .750 (42nd) -.028
140.7 (95th) Pass Eff. Def. 237.2 (113th) -136.5
38.5 (29th) Net Punting 36.8 (67th) -1.7
Total: 14 THE EDGE Total: 2  

 

Navy, is Ohio State still your daddy?

After winning the 5th straight game and remaining undefeated in the series, you bet your sweet ass they are.

Ohio State sunk their battleship.
Ohio State sunk Navy's battleship.


Gifs came from Jason Priestas.

Comments

Remy's picture

Look for the Virginia Tech version of The Rundown to be posted Monday or Tuesday evening.

It will be great if the defense is able to do this against Virginia Tech:

Mr. Lee

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

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MN Buckeye's picture

The good news is that we were finally able to move the ball in the second half. The bad news is that we gave up so many rushing yards. The good news is that we won.

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Unky Buck's picture

That's like a compliment sandwich...

...

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braneli's picture

One of Ohio State's touchdowns was on defense. May want to change the stats a bit up there.

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."

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Remy's picture

Braneli, I use the official ncaa.org stats. The NCAA does not differentiate between offensive, defensive and special teams touchdowns for scoring.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

braneli's picture

Right on. :)

"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

I like it, good work Remy.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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