Bauserman against Toledo

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September 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Completely ripped off from MGoBrian. 

He explains his terms here


  Dead on Catchable Inaccurate Bad Read Throwaway Batted Pressure
att 0 19 6 2 3 0 0
comp 0 16 0 0 0 0 0
yards 0 189 0 0 0 0 0
td 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
int 0 0 0 0 0 0  

With so much to talk about we will just give each drive its own paragraph.

Bauserman with an excellent start, seeing a 4 man rush on every passing down in the opening drive Bauserman delivered the ball to his receivers on time and on the money. 

On the second possession Bauserman throws a wildly inaccurate pass on 2nd and 8, then panics against a 3 man Toledo rush on the next play scrambling before any route has a chance to develop.  The tackles handle the outside rushers, the center has some trouble with the nose tackle, but Boren steps up for a solid double team. 

After Toledo takes the lead, Ohio State has the ball 1st and 10 when Toledo shows 5 at the line of scrimmage with the wide side linebacker outside the defensive end.  The left tackle responds by double teaming the defensive tackle?  The tailback carries out the play fake instead of picking up the defensive end that is running freely towards the quarterback.  The outside linebacker and tight end both stand at the line of scrimmage for the duration of the play.  Bauserman (under pressure) heaves the ball towards two Toledo defensive backs, but overthrows them (Reed is trailing the defensive backs by a couple of yards).  On the next play Toledo brings the short side linebacker outside the defensive end.  The right tackle stands at the line of scrimmage for the duration of the play as the defensive end and outside linebacker have free runs at the quarterback.  Bauserman delivers a strike to Reed on a three step drop before either free rusher can get there.  On 3rd and 10 Toledo shows 5 (3 defensive linemen and two blitzers) at the line of scrimmage, the nose tackle engages the left guard while the defensive end takes the left tackle up field.  This leaves the outside blitzer with a free run at the quarterback as Hyde goes to the flat while three men block the opposite defensive end.  Bauserman never sees the blitzer and is sacked for an 11 yard loss that is wiped out by a facemask that never happened.  On 3rd and 4 the line picks up a delayed blitz perfectly, Buaserman throws into double coverage in the endzone as one of the Toledo defensive backs bats it away.  This was put into the bad read category because of the presence of the safety.  It is possible that Fields ran the wrong route as he was about 5 yards away from Reed when having him towards the middle of the field would seem to make more sense.

On 2nd and 7 Bauserman checks down to Stoneburner for 2 yards.  On 3rd and 5 Bauserman drops the ball on what is ruled an incomplete forward pass.  Both passing plays in this series are four man rushes by Toledo.

On 1st and 10 Bauserman rolls right on play action and decides to throw the ball away.  On 2nd and 10 a delayed inside blitz from Toledo gets there late as Bauserman hits Stoneburner crossing short for 11 yards.  Later in the possession Toledo shows 3, brings 4 as the line picks it up perfectly, Bauserman checks down early to a completion at the line of scrimmage on 3rd and 10.

On 2nd and 12 Toledo rushes the front 4 and Bauserman gets it to Hyde in the flat who turns the pass into an 8 yard gain.

On 1st and 10 with a four man rush the defensive end eventually gets pressure on Bauserman by rushing inside towards the center, after being forced from the pocket Bauserman is unable to beat the defensive tackle to the outside and has to throw the ball away.  On 3rd and 9 the defensive end and tackle twist with the end eventually getting to Bauserman after being released by Hyde.  Bauserman throws wide of Homan at the line of scrimmage.

On 1st and 10 Bauserman chucks one over the head of an open Devin Smith at the goal line.  On 2nd and 15 Hyde takes a screen pass for a 6 yard gain.  Bauserman checks down to Hyde behind the line of scrimmage on 3rd and 9.  On 4th and 3 the line picks up the Toledo blitz and Bauserman delivers a first down pass to Stoneburner that is promptly dropped. 

First possession of the second half and no passing plays called as Ohio State fails to get two yards on two running plays after a first down carry of 8 yards.

On 1st and 10 Bauserman rolls right after the play action fake, pumps once and I’ll guess that he throws it away (instead of giving him an inaccurate).  A catchable ball thrown to either receiver in front of him would have been a tight squeeze for the completion.  On 2nd and 10 Bauserman throws a perfect strike to Smith cutting across the field behind the linebackers.  The offensive line gives ample time for this play to develop.  2nd and goal from the 5 the offensive line and Hyde do an excellent job picking up 7 Toledo pass rushers.  Neither Reed nor Smith can create separation from man coverage in the end zone as Bauserman’s pass is batted away.  On 3rd and goal Stoneburner is held in the end zone and Bauserman throws the ball away.  On the two point conversion attempt Toledo shows 3, brings 4, the line provides excellent protection again, Stoneburner posts up with a man on his hip at the goal line, Boren stands double covered at the goal line, Reed has a man to his outside and a man to his inside 5 yards deep where he stops, Devin Smith is running across the back line of the end zone and Hyde is off to the right side at the five with a defender at the goal line eyeing him.  None of these options seems ideal, though one of the three single covered receivers seems better than the two double covered.  Bauserman throws a ball wide left to a double covered Reed hoping that he will break back towards the goal line, and I breathe a sigh of relief when the ball hits the turf as only the Toledo defensive back made the break.

The third quarter ended with Bauserman completing a couple of 6 yard passes against straight four man rushes, including a nice out to Fields on 3rd and 3.  The fourth quarter begins with Bauserman taking a shot downfield into single coverage, but the Toledo defensive back is able to knock it away from Devin Smith.  Toledo shows 5 rushes 3, Bauserman hits Stoneburner early for 4 yards on 3rd and 7.

2nd and 12 Bauserman misses a wide open Devin Smith 15 yards downfield.  On 3rd and 12 the offensive line picks up an 8 man blitz as well as can be expected considering the two man numerical disadvantage (though Bauserman ends up throwing this ball with three Rockets in his face).  Ohio State now has 4 receivers being defended by 3 defensive backs.  Unfortunately 2 of the receivers run to the same spot which Bauserman overthrows by 15 yards.  Carlos Hyde was the man all alone on the play. 

On 2nd and 10 Devin Smith jumps to make of the few downfield catches in the game, good for 31 yards.


  Designed Scramble Sack Knee Sneak
att 0 1 0 0 1
yards 0 5 0 0 2
td 0 0 0 0 0
fumbles 0 0 0 0 0

As mentioned above the 5 yard scramble on 3rd and 8 against a 3 man rush was disappointing.


Receiver comp targets yards td drop yac
Reed 2 5 23 0 0 10
Stoneburner 4 5 43 1 1 14
Fields 1 1 6 0 0 0
Fragel 1 1 6 0 0 2
Brown 1 2 11 0 0 5
Devin Smith 2 7 67 0 0 19
Hyde 4 4 28 0 0 32
Berry 1 1 5 0 0 6
Homan 0 1 0 0 0 0

Stoneburner had the only touchdown catch, but also had a heartbreaking drop on 4th down. 

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.
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


  11 10 21 20 31 30 41 40
att 2 5 4 0 0 2 0 15
comp 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14
yds 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 132
td 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The four 21’s are defensive backs knocking passes away from receivers, but 7 out of 28 passes (this does not include the three passes intentionally thrown away) find their way into the completely uncatchable category.  For comparison Pryor put 13% of his passes against the Big Ten and Arkansas last season in those two categories, a little over half of Joe’s percentage against Toledo.

For the receivers this is catches/opportunities

  11 10 21 20 31 30 41 40
Reed 0/1   0/2         2/2
Stoneburner         1/1     3/4
Fields               1/1
Fragel               1/1
Brown   0/1           1/1
Devin Smith   0/3 0/2         1/1
Hyde               4/4
Berry               1/1
Homan 0/1              


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