Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 6

Scotten H. Whaley
Staff Writer
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OREM, UTAH – The BYU Cougars bounced back after being thoroughly outmatched in every measure we look at here at the Sidebars Stats. As dominant as the Michigan Wolverines were in their 31-0 win over BYU, the Cougars controlled the Connecticut Huskies in their 30-13 win to the same extent.

 

On offense, BYU was well above all of the Huskies’ defensive averages. And on defense, the Cougars held UConn well below their offensive averages. It was a great effort and shows just how much the final score did not adequately reflect what took place between the hedges.

 

As the weeks of the season continue to pass, I believe we will continue to see the Michigan loss as the outlier of the season. And if the Cougars continue to turn in solid efforts like they did versus the Huskies, they will win many more games in 2015.

 

Nota bene: Remember the season averages listed are those WITHOUT the BYU game factored into the calculations.

Nebraska

BYU held Nebraska 4.5 points below their scoring offense average (32.5).

BYU held Nebraska 36.3 yards below their total offense average (481.3).

BYU held Nebraska 84 yards below their rushing offense average (210).

BYU allowed Nebraska 47.8 yards above their passing offense average (271.3).

BYU allowed Nebraska 16.42 points above their PER offense average (126.74).

 

BYU scored 11.3 more points than the Huskers’ scoring defense average (21.8).

BYU gained 90.3 more yards than the Huskers’ total defense average (420.8).

BYU gained 58.8 more yards than the Huskers’ rushing defense average (73.3).

BYU gained 31.5 more yards than the Huskers’ passing defense average (347.5).

BYU was 4.53 points above the Huskers’ PER defense average (135.55).

 

Boise St

BYU held Boise St 20.8 points below their scoring offense average (44.8).

BYU held Boise St 123 yards below their total offense average (484).

BYU held Boise St 160.3 yards below their rushing offense average (224.3).

BYU allowed Boise St 37.3 more yards above their passing offense average (259.8).

BYU held Boise St to 33.35 fewer points above their PER offense average (157.69).

 

BYU scored 28.3 more points than the Broncos’ scoring defense average (6.8).

BYU gained 151.0 more yards than the Broncos’ total defense average (230).

BYU gained 25.3 more yards than the Broncos’ rushing defense average (46.8).

BYU gained 125.8 more yards than the Broncos’ passing defense average (183.3).

BYU was 80.02 points above the Broncos’ PER defense average (77.07).

 

UCLA

BYU held UCLA 13.5 points below their scoring offense average (37.5).

BYU held UCLA 65.5 yards below their total offense average (467.5).

BYU allowed UCLA 118.5 more yards than their rushing offense average (177.5).

BYU held UCLA 184 yards below their passing offense average (290).

BYU held UCLA to 59.07 fewer points above their PER offense average (133.87).

 

BYU scored 1.3 more points than the Bruins’ scoring defense average (21.8).

BYU gained 28.5 more yards than the Bruins’ total defense average (376.5).

BYU gained 45 fewer yards than the Bruins’ rushing defense average (206).

BYU gained 73.5 more yards than the Bruins’ passing defense average (170.5).

BYU was 10.37 points above the Bruins’ PER defense average (99.84).

 

Michigan

BYU allowed Michigan 4.0 more points than their scoring offense average (27).

BYU allowed Michigan 69.3 more yards than their total offense average (378.8).

BYU allowed Michigan 65.8 more yards than their rushing offense average (188.3).

BYU allowed Michigan 3.5 more yards than their passing offense average (190.5).

BYU allowed Michigan 23.98 points above their PER offense average (110.4).

 

BYU scored 9.5 fewer points than the Wolverines’ scoring defense average (9.5).

BYU gained 98.8 fewer yards than the Wolverines’ total defense average (203.8).

BYU gained 26.8 fewer yards than the Wolverines’ rushing defense average (76.8).

BYU gained 72 fewer yards than the Wolverines’ passing defense average (127).

BYU was 22.62 points below the Wolverines’ PER defense average (81.98).

 

Connecticut

BYU held UConn 3.5 below points than their scoring offense average (16.5).

BYU held UConn 90.0 yards below than their total offense average (320).

BYU held UConn 46.3 yards below than their rushing offense average (108.3).

BYU held UConn 43.8 yards below to their passing offense average (211.8).

BYU held UConn to 42.43 fewer points their PER offense average (140.33).

 

BYU scored 12.8 more points than the Huskies’ scoring defense average (17.3).

BYU gained 243.8 more yards than the Huskies’ total defense average (295.3).

BYU gained 3.5 more yards than the Huskies’ rushing defense average (170.5).

BYU gained 240.3 more yards than the Huskies’ passing defense average (124.8).

BYU was 9.76 points above the Huskies’ PER defense average (116.64).

 

Through Game 5

BYU has held four of five opponents below their scoring offense averages.

BYU has held four of five opponents below their total offense averages.

BYU has held three of five opponents below their rushing offense averages.

BYU has held two of five opponents below their passing offense averages.

BYU has held four of five opponents below their PER offense averages.

 

BYU has scored more points against four of five opposing scoring defense averages.

BYU has gained more yards against four of five opposing total defense averages.

BYU has gained more yards against three of five opposing rushing defense averages.

BYU has gained more yards against four of five opposing passing defense averages.

BYU has had a higher PER than four of five opposing PER defense averages.

 

As the data continues to accumulate, turn to www.LoyalStrongTrue.com or www.CougarCorner.com for analysis you can only find here.

 

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