Pryor Against Iowa

thePhilipJFry's picture
November 23, 2010 at 3:36a
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[Ed: Bumped by popular demand.  Excellent work on these, Fry. Hopefully some context for Saturday's performance.]

Throwing

 

Dead On

Catchable

Inaccurate

Bad Read

Throwaway

Batted

Pressure

ATT

2

24

5

1

0

1

0

COMP

0

18

0

0

0

0

0

YDS

0

195

0

0

0

0

0

TD

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

INT

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

Something we are not familiar with this season happened in Iowa City, drops by wide receivers.  8 drops on 33 attempts, nearly 1 out of every 4 throws ended in a dropped pass.  The 2 most glaring were on Pryor’s best throws, a 50 yard pass dropped on a dime in the endzone to Posey as well as a 40 yard pass to Corey Brown who was pulled down by his facemask 5 yards in front of the backjudge (who sees nothing wrong) after dropping the ball.

Five inaccurate throws on the day, the worst at the end of the first half throwing late and well behind Washington leading to Pryor’s first interception of the day.  On 3rd and 6 with 8:33 left in the first half, Clayborne gets Pryor's legs causing a high late throw.  Posey is knocked off his spot by the defender well early of the ball getting there.  It's hard to know if the ball was catchable due to the contact on Posey.  Pryor began the fourth quarter on the wrong foot delivering low and wide of Sanzenbacher on the sideline.  On Ohio State’s final scoring drive of the day, Pryor delivered two inaccurate passes to Stoneburner before the dead on pass intended for Posey.

Pryor’s only bad read was disastrous for Ohio State as it set up Iowa’s go ahead touchdown.  Pryor tries to split the zone to Sanzenbacher on 3rd and 10, Iowa’s linebacker makes an excellent play on the ball knocking it away resulting in an interception.

 

Rushing

Runs

Designed

Scramble

Sack

Knee

Sneak

ATT

10

3

1

0

1

YDS

53

27

-4

0

2

TD

0

0

0

0

0

FUM

0

0

0

0

0

 

Huge day running the football for Pryor 80 yards on 13 carries, plus a 2 yard sneak for a first down.  Pryor was sacked just once on the game for a 4 yard loss, leading to the 48 yard field goal.  And his 14 yard scramble on 4th and 10 was arguably the play of the game.

 

Targets

Receiver

comp

targets

yards

td

drops

yac

Posey

2

5

32

0

2

11

Sanzenbacher

6

8

102

0

1

12

Stoneburner

3

6

26

0

1

12

Herron

5

5

30

0

0

38

Washington

0

1

0

0

0

0

Brown

0

3

0

0

3

0

Boren

1

1

0

0

0

0

Fragel

1

2

5

1

1

0

 

Big day for Dane after just one target vs Penn State he gets 8 targets catching 6 for 102 yards.  Herron also made big plays in the passing game.  A very frustrating day for Posey and Brown who will hopefully take it out on the Michigan secondary next week.

By these metrics Pryor stepped up with one of his best outings of the year (26 out of 33 in the first two columns) throwing the ball, and added a solid effort on the ground.

 

*Completely ripped off from MGoBrian.  He explains his terms here http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/hennechart-legend.html

Comments

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Thank you for doing this!

Maybe you have answered this before but I'm curious where you put the pass if it is behind the receiver but the receiver is able to get their hands on it.  Do you put that in the "catchable" or the "inaccurate" catagory?

thePhilipJFry's picture

mgobrian has added a new category titled marginal for those throws.  I obviously am not using that right now so they end up in one of those two categories depending on how far behind the receiver I thought it was.

Right now I simply am trying to do the best I can with them.  I am keeping in mind that not all passes that appear to be behind a receiver are actually poorly thrown; sometimes the quarterback has to throw to a hole in the zone and trust his receiver not to overrun the hole.

If you have a specific play in mind I can check my notes and see where the throw was placed.  Just try to give me down and distance, time, intended receiver . . . etc and I will get back to you.

Specifically in this game the third drop attributed to Corey Brown might appear to be a harsh ruling from his perspective as he was trying to make a low catch while sliding between defenders.  It would not have been an easy play by any stretch of the imagination.  From my perspective Pryor got the ball into a position where good things could happen for the team.  It's not always going to be easy.  Perhaps I need to label catches along the lines of 1 easy, 2 tough and 3 circus but that won't happen this year.

It has gone without saying to this point, but these talented individuals are playing at a level that I never could and I am simply in awe of what they are capable of accomplishing on any given play.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

What you are doing is awesome!  Immediately after this game I was curious as to how your post would turn out.  Your logic seems spot on.

thePhilipJFry's picture

Thank you, I'm glad others find it helpful/useful or at least a worthwhile use of the 2 minutes it takes to read.

BucksfanXC's picture

Congrats on the bump! Keep up the good work.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Had the passes been caught, Pryor would have had atleast 2 TD passes and no interceptions. OK, maybe with one interceprion still. But he was not completely at fault on the second interception. He threw the ball where he thought his receiver would make the play. Unfortunately, the Iowa defenders made a great play dwarfing it away and then making a play and catching he tipped ball. I really thought after that go ahead TD by Iowa we were done.

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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

I love this break down....but that's the "numbers geek" in me coming out.....will there be a season ending summary of this?   Would love to see how it ends up for the year.   Great stuff.

thePhilipJFry's picture

A big ten season summary to be sure, took some time and got all my notes on one worksheet yesterday.  I will probably post that today or tomorrow, I just want to get some tables/charts put together to lend some perspective to some of the raw numbers.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

Awesome, thanks man....as always, your check is in the mail....