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Comment 17 Nov 2015
  Christian McCaffrey Dalvin Cook Deshaun Watson
Carries 199 121 75
yards 1231 946 517
variance 67.11 211.45 88.36
std dev 8.19 14.45 9.40
minimum -4 -5 -4
long 70 94 63
mean 6.19 7.82 6.89
mode 2 0 4
median 4 3 5
range 74 99 67
q1 2 0 2
q2 4 3 5
q3 7 9 9

Standard scoring, so sacks are not counted as rushes.

Comment 17 Nov 2015
These are all per rush. There is a lit of variance for all these guys, especially because of the number of 50+ yard gains ask of them have. The distribution is heavily left skewed (not normal distribution) which is why almost all the datapoints are larger than mean minus std dev.
Comment 17 Nov 2015
Those split stats are great. Thanks for pointing them out! I referred to football outsiders because they had the best definitions of advanced stats I could find and I wanted to contrast that with different ways of looking at existing official stats.. I don't have a great understanding of what outsiders tracks.
Comment 14 Jul 2015
I believe this is a lot more likely than people believe. I want the Buckeyes to be wire to wire number one like almost everyone here, but IF OSU looks like world beaters but losses a close or flukey game to undefeated MSU , then all that needs to happen is, eg. 1) a mediocre ACC where everyone has three loses 2) a three loss ASU team beating a one loss Oregon team in the PAC12 championship game In this scenario I think almost everyone would want to see OSU in the playoff with MSU, the Big12, and SEC Champs.
Comment 19 Oct 2014

I really hope you are correct, that is their charter.  The problem is ESPN is so heavily invested in the SEC that they keep pushing for in-game (and out-of-game) "top 4" leaderboards that have 2-3 SEC teams listed based on the continued circular logic of rating teams like the Carolina and A&M highly and calling any victory over them a "quality win".  I hope the committee is above this politicking but if they are really watching the games, guess who is providing the story-lines and subtexts?

Comment 01 Apr 2013

Interesting reading the history here, but I don't agree with the conclusions.  Bad shooting nights happen... and most games show significant variation in metrics from season-long averages.   It just so happens that these games were in the tournament, so 1) we remember them and 2) they were against other good (tournament) teams that win when the other team is having an off night. That is why I hate the tournament as a way to determine a champion... it has a lot more to do with being streaky/lucky... not having any off night on the nights they chose to schedule the games.  The NBA uses a series of games so that a good team's season does not end due to one single game.

Comment 25 Mar 2013

Wow, horrible reporting. 


On CBS John Adams said that hypothetically, if Craft's foot was above the line, a blocking foul occurred.  He went on to say that he thought it seemed as though the foot was above the line, but he had not seen anything that conclusively demonstrated that.  To misconstrue Adam's statement as saying the call was incorrect.... horrible job Yahoo!

Comment 10 Dec 2012

Soccer was invented by European housewives as a way to keep busy while their husbands did the cooking 

Comment 12 Nov 2012

Between the way tOSU will dominate TTUN, TDBITL, and what will surely be a deafening cheer for The Vest and The Best Damn Team in the Land (2002 edition), Meyer will be able to put on a great show in front of a huge contingent of top-notch recruits.  12 days to go!!!

Comment 07 Nov 2012

Oh please please please tell me we will see the Bobcats prevent AACC from making a Sweet 16 appearance again, that was almost as sweet as cheering the Buckeyes all the way to the Final 4.

Comment 31 Oct 2012

Deep leauge too... only Northwestern and Nebraska are outside his top 68 teams.  There could be a lot of B1G dancers at the end of the year.

Comment 09 May 2012

I like that he put his team goals before his personal goals TWICE.  I hope he winds up in the Scarlet & Gray!

Comment 17 Feb 2012

I am usually highly prejudiced for in-state kids to succeed, but I love what Eli has to say, a great representative of tOSU already.  I would love to see the real TP and he manning the backfield for 2-3 years together!

Comment 07 Feb 2012

1) Alabama didn't win its DIVISION this year, let lone its conference

2) Lets go back to the bowl system.  I hate to give credit to ESECPN, but as Rece Davis (one of their competent reporters) points out: NY Giants, UConn, STL Cardinals, and Packers all won championships after mediocre seasons.... I am not opposed to having 1 sport (especially my favorite sport) award a championship to the best team of the YEAR, not the hottest at the end of the year who was at least kinda mediocre during the regular season.  BTW, I am a big Cardinals fan that got to go to game 6 & 7, and yes it was the best sports experience I have ever had.  However, at the end of it I am honest enough to say that maybe they weren't the best team in MLB last year.  I still celebrate the championship because they won it, but maybe the system should be in place to have the best team win the championship.

Comment 20 Dec 2011

That was the second thing I thought of when I heard the bowl ban... the NCAA is really looking out for the student ath-o-letes... guilty without a chance to prove your innocence and then punish the next man up.


The first thing I though is how could Gene Smith be this bad at what he does?

Comment 20 Nov 2011

Fickell showed too much not to get a HC job somewhere.  Vrabel goes with him as DC (you heard it here first).

Comment 27 Oct 2011

Sorry, but Family Guy is Notre Dame...sure it was great once, but now its just kinda sad.  Seth spread himself way too thin.

Comment 13 Jan 2011

I love that ESPN's current CFB home page pictures are the 3 top SEC teams that DIDN'T lose their bowl game against OSU... lolz

Comment 23 Nov 2010

OMG!   "2, 42, 60, 63, 72, 87, 109, 110, 115, 117, 133, 147, 170, and 174th letters in that quote. That adds up to 1401"  That just jumped off the screen at me!  The Buckeyes have scored 1376 points against TTUN.  And how long did Fielding Yost coached TTUN?  Wait for it... EXACTLY 25 years.  1376+25=1401....