Numbers? Is it numbers? Am I looking inside numbers? Or is it Stegosaurus? Am I looking inside Stegosaurus?
Last time out, (i.e. read that post first) I attempted to look inside the numbers for CSU and I still have a nose bleed. Le Sigh.
Do I want to do that again? Do I want to put myself through this garbage again of sitting down, reading stuff, and then cutting and pasting it? It's so BORING. Where's that Garfield comic I was reading, that'll put me into the serious mood. Ok, it's brutally unfunny-ness has readied me for this Bataan Blog March.
And with that grim opening, let's try looking inside the numbers.
Look at this:
|Points Per Game||22.7||27.7|
|Yards gained rushing||384||411|
|Yards lost rushing||72||60|
|Average Per Rush||3.3||3.9|
|Average Per Game||104.0||117.0|
|Average Per Pass||7.5||7.3|
|Average Per Catch||10.9||11.1|
|Average Per Game||261.3||266.3|
|Average Per Play||5.5||5.8|
|Average Per Game||365.3||383.3|
|KICK RETURNS: #-Yards||9-266||10-322|
|PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards||2-21||2-4|
|INT RETURNS: #-Yards||4-41||3-68|
|KICK RETURN AVERAGE||29.6||32.2|
|PUNT RETURN AVERAGE||10.5||2.0|
|INT RETURN AVERAGE||10.2||22.7|
|Average Per Game||30.3||52.0|
|Average Per Punt||40.9||41.0|
|Net punt average||34.6||38.0|
|TIME OF POSSESSION/Game||33:28||26:32|
|RED-ZONE SCORES||8-11 73%||10-11 91%|
|RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS||4-11 36%||6-11 55%|
|PAT-ATTEMPTS||8-8 100%||9-9 100%|
|Games/Avg Per Game||2/20795||0/0|
|Neutral Site Games||1/69619|
CSU has been outscored and out-offensed so far. That's mostly because they have defeated two teams (SacState and Houston) by a combined 6 points and got ravaged by Colorado. Hell, they've even been out-redzoned giving up scores 91% of the time their opponents got into the red zone.
|20||Kubiak, Klint||3||18||3||21||.||.||1||- 0||1||2||.||.||1||.||.|
|10||Horinek, Jeff||3||11||9||20||.||.||2||- 41||.||2||1||.||.||.||.|
|13||Pagnotta, Mike||3||14||6||20||2.0||- 16||1.0||- 15||1||- 0||1||2||.||2||- 0||.||.||.|
|16||Galusha, Jake||3||10||2||12||.||.||.||.||.||.||1||- 0||.||.||.|
|91||Hill, Tommie||3||9||1||10||4.0||- 28||3.0||- 21||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.|
Note that the team leader in Interceptions (Jeff Horinek) has 2. SydQuan had 2 alone in the WSU game alone, I think. I tried to find Cal's D stats to compare them with the people here. But I'm too stupid to figure htis out.
Mike Pagnotta via grfx.cstv.com
Tommie Hill via grfx.cstv.com
Jeff Horinek via grfx.cstv.com
Bee Tee Dubz, I love Jeff Horinek's version of Blue Steel. I can't wait for Magnum.
So, there you go. Some more general information on the CSU team and its Defense. I think I just felt part of my brain melt. Hopefully, not the funny part. If I lose that, who will screw up the DBD? HydroTech? Ha! I'd like to see that.
They're giving up a lot through the air on defense, not so much on the ground. Not only in terms of yards or touchdowns, but 41 passing 1st downs as opposed to only 19 on the ground. I'd expect the Rams to try and do what Maryland did, which is to limit the running game at all costs and make Riley connect with some fairly green receivers. They've only picked off 4 passes this year total, and I didn't see a whole lot of pass defense when they played Colorado, but if they can't stop us from running the ball, it could get Washington State-ugly. I'd guess they'll key on the run until (if) Riley burns them a couple times.
I'm excited to FINALLY have a home game tomorrow. And without the tree sitters. GO BEARS!