The Ohio State Effect: Michigan State

Remy's picture
December 8, 2013 at 11:01p
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Another week and this time Ohio State's season gets flipped upside down.


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

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

Entering the B1G Championship Game the Spartans' offense was described as not very good and the strength of the the team was the defense.

Michigan State, like That Team, was able to put up impressive passing yards against Ohio State's defense. The Spartans threw for 304 yards against Ohio State's secondary. That is 110 yards more than what Michigan State averaged coming into the contest.

The Buckeyes were able to rush for 273 yards. That is 208.2 yards more than the 64.8 Michigan State was allowing.

A shame Ohio State couldn't get two yards on that critical 4th and 1.

Congrats to Sparty for winning the game and earning the right to play in the Rose Bowl.

2013 Stats
                                 

Before Ohio State                           After Ohio State

29.4 (63rd)             Points For              29.8 (61st)     + 0.4
11.8 (4th)             Points Against        12.7 (4th)        -  0.9

186.2 (47th)         Rushing Offense     182.2 (51st)     -  4.0
194.0 (95th)           Passing Offense      202.5 (89th)  + 8.5
380.2 (84th)           Total Offense         384.6 (82nd)  + 4.2

64.8 (1st)              Rushing Defense     80.8 (1st) )       -  16.0
172.9 (9th)             Pass Defense          167.4 (6th)     + 5.5 
237.7 (1st)            Total Defense         248.2 (1st)        -  10.5

                             Offense Misc.    
.460 (28th)           3rd Down Conv.       .450 (33rd)        -  .010
.800 (78th)             Red Zone                .804 (78th)     + .004
9.9 (43rd)               Punt Return            10.1 (41st)      + 0.2
18.4 (111th)           Kickoff Return          19.2 (99th)      + 0.8  

                             Defense Misc.
.287 (1st)               3rd Down Conv.        .277 (1st))       + .010
.739 (18th)           Red Zone                 .778 (27th)        -  .039
91.8 (1st)               Pass Eff. Def.             91.5 (1st)        + 0.3
38.5 (29th)           Net Punting              38.3 (29th)        -  0.2

Total: 7                 THE EDGE                Total: 9

 

                                                        
Stats Per Game                                  Stats Against Ohio State
29.4 (63rd)           Points For                 34     + 4.6
11.8 (4th)           Points Against           24      -  12.2          

186.2 (47th)       Rushing Offense        134     -  52.2       
194.0 (95th)         Passing Offense         304   + 110     
380.2 (84th)         Total Offense            438   + 57.8       

64.8 (1st)            Rushing Defense       273    - 208.2     
172.9 (9th)           Pass Defense            101   +71.9   
237.7 (1st)          Total Defense           374     -136.3     

                           Offense Misc.    
.460 (28th)         3rd Down Conv.        .333     -  .127     
.800 (78th)           Red Zone                1.00    + .200     
9.9 (43rd)             Punt Return             16.0    + 6.1 
18.4 (111th)         Kickoff Return           23.0    + 4.6          

                           Defense Misc.
.287 (1st)             3rd Down Conv.        .100     + .187        
.789 (18th)         Red Zone                 1.00       - .211   
91.8 (1st)             Pass Eff. Def.             87.6     + 4.2          
38.5 (29th)         Net Punting              36.8       -  1.7          

Total: 7               THE EDGE                Total: 9

Ohio State's defense allowed an opposing player to gain over 100 yards rushing and lost the game.

The most important stat? Michigan State 34,  Ohio State 24

Michigan State is Ohio State still your daddy?

Nope. Although Ohio State won 8 of the last 10 games against MSU, Sparty won the game that counted the most. Congrats.

Next opponent: No. 12 Clemson in the Orange Bowl on January 3rd.

Comments

Remy's picture

A big thanks to all of you who took the time to read these little labors of love this season.
A bigger thanks to those of you who took the time to comment and compliment.
The compliments were very humbling and I appreciate each one.
This is not the Ohio State Effect I wanted to write to finish the season for the Buckeyes, but they still had a hell of a run.
Time to brush it off, move on and start a new winning streak.
Go Bucks.

"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

buckeye_heart's picture

Thanks for taking the time to do these. Hopefully we can improve some of those numbers in the bowl game.

CCatanzaro's picture

Appreciated the reads, Remy.  I'll add my own personal before and after for the B1G Championship game:
Before MSU:                                                                                  After MSU:
60                            Beers in Fridge                                         -15 (found more outside)
5 (sat on balls)          Tears Shed                                                   89
13                            Profanities                                                106
0                                Hangovers                                                    1
0                              Startled Pets                                              2
0                              Annoyed Girlfriend                                       1
0                              Times Saying "Fire Fickell"                        7
0                                Emergency Beer/Wings Poops                   5 (and counting)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

extemporary08's picture

Sat on balls!! classic!

GoBucks10's picture

Great job, REMY. Definitely not the result the good guys wanted but 24-1 over 2 years is stellar. Keep up the posts next year.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Doc's picture

Thanks for these all season Remy.  They have been on my must read list all season long.  One loss every two years ain't all bad.  Here's to hoping the next loss doesn't happen until 2015.

"Say my name."

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

... just not January 2015.