Another week and another opponent's stats get 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 Northwestern's stats before playing and after playing Ohio State.
The Wildcats were able to improve dramatically statistically in passing offense (+21.8 ypg) and pass defense (+21.2 ypg).
Northwestern took major hits in rushing offense (- 31.1 ypg) and rushing defense (-26.0 ypg).
Interestingly, Wisconsin had similar results after playing Ohio State.
Will the same happen with Iowa on the 19th?
Before Ohio State After Ohio State
41.3 (21st) Points For 39.0 (25th) - 2.3 ppg
23.8 (52nd) Points Against 27.0 (68th) - 3.2 ppg
249.5 (18th) Rushing Offense 218.4 (22nd) - 31.1 ypg
233.8 (64th) Passing Offense 255.6 (50th) +21..8 ypg
483.3 (30th) Total Offense 474.0 (32nd) - 9.3 ypg
118.0 (28th) Rushing Defense 144.0 (48th) - 26.0 ypg
308.8 (117th) Pass Defense 287.6 (108th) +21.2 ypg
426.8 (87th) Total Defense 431.6 (87th) - 4.8 ypg
.517 (15th) 3rd Down Conv. .486 (26th) - .031
.947 (15th) Red Zone .960 (8th) +.013
6.0 (62nd) Punt Return 6.0 (79th) No Change
22.6 (45th) Kickoff Return 23.0 (45th) +0.4 ypr
.441 (95th) 3rd Down Conv. .457 (104th) - .016
.929 (107th) Red Zone .900 (99th) + .029
113.2 (32nd) Pass Eff. Def. 113.5 (29th) - 0.3
33.5 (110th) Net Punting 30.9 (120th) - 2.6 ypp
Total: 11 THE EDGE Total: 5
The Buckeyes' defense was able to hold Northwestern's offense to 94 yards rushing. Coming into the game the Wildcats were averaging just under 250 yards on the ground.
The most important stat?
Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30
This play made President Harding happy. **
Northwestern, is Ohio State still your daddy?
After winning 29 of the last 30 games you bet your sweet ass they are.
Next week's opponent: The Bye Week. Time to rest up and avoid the injury bug.
** Gif came from Deadly Nuts. Thank you sir.