Originally Posted by 2000grad
These are all approximates
YPG-advantage USC by 20
Passing YPG-adv. USC by 19
Rushing YPG-statistically even
Point per game-adv to USC by 2
Total Sacks-adv. USC by 9
Total Yds Lost -adv USC by 75
INT-avd to USC by 1
Defensive TDs-adv MSU by 1 (USC has zero)
Points allowed ber game-dead even-22.9
Yards allowed per game-adv to USC by 8
Pass yds allowed-adv to MSU by 160
Rush yds allowed-adv to MSU by 180
Return yds avg-adv to MSU by 10...they are #1 in the conference with 28.1. We are 13th with 18.5
We are pretty close to them statisically. They don't really score in the 4th quarter either. Go back and look at their games.
They scored none on Okie state, one TD on Alcorn state, none on Auburn, 10 on Troy, none on LSU (and allowed 28 in the 4th), none on Bowling Green, and none on UK.
If we played Alcorn State, Troy, and Bowling Green our statistics would be A LOT better than theirs. No, we had to play UCF, and then once we get a nice lead on teams, we sit on in the second half and try to run the clock out. That lowers our stats too an puts our D on the field more than they should be. This why I don't like statistics, because people read what they want into them usually with little understanding WHY the stats are the way that they are. They aren't that good of a team. They is reason we are 12 point favorites.