Buckeye Charting - Style Guide

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September 7, 2013 at 5:26p
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Please consult this style guide before contributing to the Buckeye Charting Project. It will explain what should go in each column in the spreadsheet.

Note: I have rearranged the spreadsheet to type to make it easier to fill in. The first columns should all now align with the information you can pull from the box score. The columns where we expect standard answers should have data validation.

Offense

Box Score - The following items can be found in any box score. Just google for your favorite after the game.

Time - The time at the start of the drive. You can, but do not have to fill this in for each play.

Yard line - Line of Scrimmage.

Down - The down. Please don't tell me I have to explain this one.

Distance - Distance to a first down.

Player - Player that was the target of the play. Usually the running back, intended receiver, or quarterback on a keeper. This should give you a dropdown list of all players.

Yards - Yards gained on the play.

Charting - All of these values are new information that you will be charting.

RB - The number of running backs on the field.

TE - The number of tight ends on the field.

Formation - See the guide to OSU formations. 

Play Type - Select from the dropdown options of PASS, RUSH, SCREEN, PENALTY, PUNT, or KICKOFF

Play - If you can name the play do so, otherwise do a short description (Inside Zone or Dave is best. Inside run is ok.)

Air Yards - The number of yards the ball travelled in the air on a passing play. Total yards gained minus yards after catch.

Pass Accuracy - Pick from the dropdown list. DEAD ON means the quarterback threw a perfect, difficult ball. Only use this if the throw was impressive - into a small window, or landing in stride on a deep ball. CATCHABLE is what most balls should be. BAD means you wouldn't expect the receiver to be able to catch it. THROWAWAY is how you should mark passes that were intentionally Bauserman'ed.

Number of Rushers - The number of defensive players sent at the quarterback. This tracks how often a team blitzes and how well we respond.

Plus - A comma-separated list of players who did something good to gain a Buckeye Leaf. Example: "Miller, Brown, Mewhort". Please put only the players names in this column.

Minus - A comma-separate list of players who did something bad to lose a Buckeye Leaf. Example: "C.Grant, Reeves". Please put only the players names in this column.

Notes - A description of what happened on the play. Make this as detailed as you want. Please include in this field a description of the actions that gained or lost Buckeye Leaves

Defense

BOX SCORE - THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CAN BE FOUND IN ANY BOX SCORE. JUST GOOGLE FOR YOUR FAVORITE AFTER THE GAME.

Time - The time at the start of the drive. You can, but do not have to fill this in for each play.

Yard line - Line of Scrimmage.

Down - The down. Please don't tell me I have to explain this one.

Distance - Distance to a first down.

Yards - Yards gained on the play.

CHARTING - ALL OF THESE VALUES ARE NEW INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL BE CHARTING.

Defensive Personnel - The defensive grouping on the field. Usually this will be 4-2-5 (our base nickel), 4-3, or 4-1-6 (dime). 

Number of Rushers - The number of players we rush that play. More than 4 denotes a blitz.

Play Type - Select from the dropdown options of PASS, RUSH, SCREEN, PENALTY, PUNT, or KICKOFF.

Offensive Personel - List the number of running backs and tight ends the offense has on the field. Example would be 11 (1 RB and 1 TE), or 20 (2 RB and 0 TE).

Plus - A comma-separated list of players who did something good to gain a Buckeye Leaf. Example: "Miller, Brown, Mewhort". Please put only the players names in this column.

Minus - A comma-separate list of players who did something bad to lose a Buckeye Leaf. Example: "C.Grant, Reeves". Please put only the players names in this column.

Notes - A description of what happened on the play. Make this as detailed as you want. Please include in this field a description of the actions that gained or lost Buckeye Leaves