The Ohio State Effect: Wisconsin

Remy's picture
September 30, 2013 at 10:14p

*The Ohio State Effect will be posted every Monday, or Tuesday, for the rest of the season.

*The Rundown and Series History articles will continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Wisconsin came into the game against Ohio State with some pretty impressive team stats.

So, How did the Badgers' team stats fare after playing the Buckeyes?

Like Gordon, Wisconsin's rushing stats got flipped upside down after playing Ohio State.

The Badgers' rushing average fell 49.2 yards per game.

Wisconsin's defense is now allowing 23.1 more rushing ypg.

I'll stop and let you post in the comment section other interesting stat facts you can find.

Wisconsin's average team stats before and after Saturday's game:


Before Ohio State                            After Ohio State                    
41.0 (12th)           Points For            37.6 (33rd)     - 3.4 ppg
10.5 (10th)           Points Against      14.6 (15th)     - 3.9 ppg

349.8 (3rd)           Rushing Offense    300.6 (7th)      - 49.2 ypg
198.0 (90th)           Passing Offense    217.4 (76th)  +19.4 ypg
547.8 (12th)         Total Offense       518.0 (12th)    - 29.8 ypg

76.3 (6th)             Rushing Defense   99.4 (14th)      - 23.1 ypg
167.0 (19th)         Pass Defense        173.2 (17th)    - 6.2 ypg
243.3 (6th)           Total Defense       272.6 (8th)      - 29.3 ypg

                             Offense Misc.    
.519 (17th)           3rd Down Conv.    .470 (37th)      - .049
.833 (64rd)           Red Zone             .810 (75th)      - .023
7.4  (62nd)           Punt Return          7.1  (72nd)      - 0.3
23.4 (41st)           Kickoff Return        21.8 (57th)     - 1.6

                            Defense Misc.
.305 (27th)          3rd Down Conv.     .324 (31st)       - .019
.778 (50th)            Red Zone             .727 (31st)     + .051
86.1 (8th)            Pass Eff. Def.         101.8 (15th)     - 15.7               
38.2 (50th)           Net Punting           38.5 (42nd)    + 0.3

Total: 13             THE EDGE              Total: 3


Another Ohio State deep touchdown pass at the end of a half deep-sixes Wiscy.

Comparing Wisconsin's average to game stats against Ohio State:

Before Ohio State                              Against Ohio State

41.0 (12th)             Points For               24 (- 17)
10.5 (10th)             Points Against         31 (- 21)

349.8 (3rd)             Rushing Offense      104 (- 246)
198.0 (90th)           Passing Offense       295 (+97)
547.8 (12th)           Total Offense          399 (- 149)

76.3 (6th)             Rushing Defense       192 (- 116)
167.0 (19th)          Pass Defense            198 (- 31)
243.3 (6th)           Total Defense            390 (-147)

                             Offense Misc.   
.519 (17th)           3rd Down Conv.        .250 (- .269)
.833 (64rd)           Red Zone                 N/A
7.4  (62nd)           Punt Return              3.0 (- 4)
23.4 (41st)           Kickoff Return           18.0 (- 5)

                            Defense Misc.
.305 (27th)          3rd Down Conv.        .400 (- .095)
.778 (50th)            Red Zone               N/A
86.1 (8th)            Pass Eff. Def.            N/A   
38.2 (50th)           Net Punting            39.2 (+ 1)

Another impressive outing by Ohio State's defense when facing an opponent with a great running game.

Ohio State's defense held the Badgers to 246 yards under their season rushing average.

The Buckeyes' running game was able to gain 116 more yards than Wisconsin's defense had averaged heading into the contest.

Most important stat: Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 24.

Wisconsin, is Ohio State your daddy?

You bet your sweet ass they are.

This week's opponent:

Hopefully we will see similar stat results after playing Northwestern.

Especially the final score.


CC's picture

Well done Remy.

Remy's picture

Thank you CC.

"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

BME_Buckeye's picture

Can you do the same differentials but for Big Ten comparison too? good job

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Remy's picture

BME Buckeye,
Good suggestion, but if I put it in I'm afraid it will be numbers overload.
I'll give it a try and take the feedback from you guys on the readability.
It might not be until next week.
Thanks, Remy

"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

KBonay's picture

Paints a different story than some of these threads.  Thanks Remy.

Remy's picture

You're welcome. Thanks for being a consistent reader.

"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

Hovenaut's picture

It's nice to have a "Keep Calm and Read Remy" thread after stumbling through numerous "sky is falling" comments.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Remy's picture

Like Friday from Dragnet I try to stick to the "stats".
Interesting read about Friday and the "Just the facts, ma'am" quote.
Always appreciate your comments Hovenaut. I'm a fan of yours.

"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

MN Buckeye's picture

Great job on all the data crunching, Remy! And it was presented in a way that was easy to follow. Thanks!

buckeyedude's picture

Stats are nice, but I NEED MORE PICTURES!



ScarletNGrey01's picture

What Wisconsin can take away from this game: "Hey guys, looks like we have a QB that can pass pretty well, let's get another WR or two to help Abbrederis and improve our O-line play against the better teams to get our running game going at the same time, and we should be good to go."

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes