QB vs MSU

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October 4, 2011 at 12:25p
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Completely ripped off from MGoBrian.

He explains his terms here http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/hennechart-legend.html

Miller

  dead on catchable inaccurate bad read throwawy batted pressure
attempts 0 6 2 0 0 1 1
completions 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
yards 0 56 0 0 0 0 0
td 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
int 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Wait what?  Yeah, Miller throwing the football was not as bad as I thought it was after watching the game live.  First inaccurate pass was dropping the ball on a pump fake during the first series.  The second was overthrowing Hyde in the flat 5 seconds before sparty went all helmet to helmet on him.  Miller had a ball batted down at the line of scrimmage, and did have that meltdown when he avoided a free rusher, ran into the defensive end and did his best to try to turn a sack into a pick six.  I thought while watching live that the interception would be a bad read, but it turns out the safety (coming off his coverage) was not going to get there in time and the defensive back had no chance to intercept the pass until Devin Smith brought the ball down to him so we are left scoring a play where a quarterback throws to a single covered wide receiver and hits him in both hands.

Bauserman

  do ca in br ta ba pr
att 0 6 8 0 0 0 0
comp 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
yards 0 78 9 0 0 0 0
td 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The other side of that coin was Bauserman who could have had an epic day.  My notes:
Bauserman airmails an open Devin Smith by 25 yards.
Fields with 2 steps, Bauserman airmails by 20 yards.
Bauserman throws 10 yards short of wide open Verlon Reed.
Offensive line picks up the blitz (6 man rush), Bauserman delivers a horrible ball that Reed comes up with on a diving effort.
This ball has to be on the left hash mark at the goal line, Bauserman puts it 8 yards deep in the end zone and between the right hash mark and sideline.
Fields tries to make the leaping catch, but Bauserman's throw is just too high.
Williams wide open Bauserman throws not even half way to the intended receiver.
Hall wide open in the flat, Bauserman puts one into low earth orbit.
Leaping grab by Reed for the first down on 4th and 3.
You may notice two completed passes in there.  I threw the first completion in the catchable and the second into inaccurate, but the truth is neither would have been a drop if they went uncaught.  So really you are looking at 5 catchable and 9 inaccurate with a lot of yards and some points left out there.  Three of his catchable passes were within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage so down field you are looking at numbers like 2 catchable, 8 inaccurate.  This doesn't even include the wide open Devin Smith that Bauserman fails to throw to on 3rd and 15 instead waiting to take the sack.
Runs (Here's where it gets ugly-er)
Miller

  designed scramble sack sneak knee
att 3 2 4 0 0
yards -2 3 -28 0 0
td 0 0 0 0 0
fumbles 1 0 0 0 0

The fumble was a low snap Miller never got the handle on.  Two of the sacks are unblocked defensive tackles.  One is a free rusher off the edge at the end of the first half.  One is Miller holding on to the ball too long.

Bauserman

  designed scramble sack sneak knee
att 0 2 5 0 0
yards 0 20 -36 0 0
td 0 0 0 0 0
fumbles 0 0 0 0 0

2 of the sacks are Bauserman holding on to the ball too long, one is the superman blitz (if ever Joe was going to break a tackle, this was his chance) and 2 are breakdowns on the offensive line.  One of the offensive line breakdowns is against a 6 man rush so perhaps a plan to get rid of the ball early would have been wise.

9 sacks on the day, on 4 the offensive line gave no other option, on 3 the quarterback had plenty of time and just didn't do anything, and 2 took everybody working together to make the sack happen.


Receivers

  comp targets yards td drops yac
Reed 4 6 43 0 0 0
Stoneburner 2 2 8 0 0 3
Fields 2 3 45 0 0 20
Devin Smith 0 1 0 0 1 0
Spencer 1 1 33 1 0 6
Williams 0 1 0 0 0 0
Hyde 3 4 14 0 0 23
Hall 0 1 0 0 0 0

Tough day for Devin Smith, the return of Bauserman sees the return of Verlon Reed.


This next table is similar to what I think mgobrian is doing with his receiving chart but I am unable to find a link to his explanations so mine will have to do.  The first digit in the grade is from the receiver’s point of view, 4 easy to 1 impossible.  The second digit indicates the presence of the defender (1 there, 0 not there) at the time the ball hits the receiver’s hands.  When I say there, I mean close contact.

Therefore:
11  Bad pass, tight coverage.
10  Bad pass, no defender to stop it
21  Really tough ball to catch and in tight coverage.  A catch on this means the receiver is saving his qb.
20  Really tough ball to catch, no coverage.
31  Ball outside the strike zone, tight coverage
30  Ball outside the strike zone, no coverage
41  Ball on the money, tight coverage
40  Ball on the money, no coverage

Miller

  11 10 21 20 31 30 41 40
att 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 4
comp 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
yds 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 52
td 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
int 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Bauserman

  11 10 21 20 31 30 41 40
att 1 5 1 2 0 0 3 2
comp 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2
yds 0 0 9 16 0 0 52 10
td 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Where the first table struggles with the catchable/inaccurate gray area this one better illustrates what I saw when watching the game a second time.  Without those two catches in the 20's there is no 33 yard touchdown pass and the numbers for Joe are:
4 comp on 11 attempts for 29 yards.


For the receivers this is catches/opportunities

  11 10 21 20 31 30 41 40
Reed 0/1 0/1 1/1 1/1     2/2  
Stoneburner             1/1 1/1
Fields       0/1       2/2
Devin Smith         0/1      
Spencer             1/1  
Williams   0/1            
Hyde       0/1       3/3
Hall   0/1            

What a day by Reed, just fantastic.  Excellent catch and run by Spencer as well.