K.J. Hill is currently second on Ohio State's all-time receptions list. He needs 3 catches to tie David Boston (191) for first.
Rushing Yards + Opposing Sack Yardage = 229 + 28 = 257. Number of rushing attempts - sacks = 58. Average yards per carry = 4.43.
Passing Yards - Sack Yardage = 188 - 28 = 160. Number of dropbacks = 25. Average yards per dropback = 6.4
I'm not sure if the rushing numbers already included the sack yardage, but I took out the sack yardage anyways.
Per the official Ohio State box score, three players (Lee, Graham, Snow) broke the 100-yard mark that day. Bryant had one attempt for 63 yards. The Buckeyes rushed for an insane 456 yards in the 52-27 victory.
I would bet biiiiiig money on big plays. Also of note: opponents yards per play (oYPP) has gone from 5.6 oYPP last year (No. 64 in the nation) to 3.4 oYPP this season (No. 1).
Before the play, Indiana had the ball on the seven-yard line on third-and-goal. On average, teams in this position score somewhere between four and five points per drive (some teams score touchdowns, some kick field goals, some fail to score, etc). Arnette's interception added seven points to the Buckeyes' total, but also prevented the Hoosiers from scoring. EPA is giving Arnette credit for both the touchdown and the "points prevented".
I can’t remember off the top of my head but this may be what you’re looking for:
Ohio State’s mean EPA per pass play: ~0.6.
Ohio State’s mean EPA per run play: ~0.2
WPA is a great statistic as well. It’s used extensively in NFL analytics and extremely accessible. WPA would also do a better job of filtering out those end-of-game plays in blowouts. Unfortunately, there is not a great, scrapeable form of this metic in college football (yet!).
One drive over forty yards. Oops. Has been fixed.
“One drive over forty yards”. Has been fixed. Oops