Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 10

Scotten H. Whaley
Staff Writer
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OREM, UTAH – Even though BYU did not play last week, their previous opponents did. The additional game, which is now factored in their season averages, changed the appearance of several of the Cougars’ games.

 

For instance, last week, BYU’s game against the UCLA Bruins, BYU’s passing efficiency rating (PER) was 2.04 points below the Bruins’ defensive PER average. But following UCLA’s win over Colorado, BYU is now 0.25 points above that average.

 

A few other individual statistical efforts stand out as great achievements so far this year. For example, the Cougars held the Cincinnati Bearcats 44-percent below their total offense average. Even lowly Wagner was held 56-percent below their scoring offense. And BYU’s 35 points scored against Boise State is 115-percent above the Broncos’ defensive scoring average. And BYU threw for 108-percent more yards against the Connecticut Huskies than average.

 

But it is not all royal blue for the Cougars. UCLA ran for 72-percent more yards than they usually do and BYU gained 60-percent fewer yards than the average team has against Michigan. That game against the Wolverines truly was an abysmal performance.

 

Here are the rest of the stats.

 

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

Nebraska

BYU held Nebraska 6 points below their scoring offense average (34).

BYU held Nebraska 1.4 yards below their total offense average (446.4).

BYU held Nebraska 48.8 yards below their rushing offense average (174.8).

BYU allowed Nebraska 47.4 yards above their passing offense average (271.6).

BYU allowed Nebraska 15.42 points above their PER offense average (127.74).

 

BYU scored 5.5 more points than the Huskers’ scoring defense average (27.5).

BYU gained 97.5 more yards than the Huskers’ total defense average (413.5).

BYU gained 26.5 more yards than the Huskers’ rushing defense average (105.5).

BYU gained 71 more yards than the Huskers’ passing defense average (308).

BYU was 9.88 points above the Huskers’ PER defense average (130.2).

 

Boise St

BYU held Boise St 17.9 points below their scoring offense average (41.9).

BYU held Boise St 137.6 yards below their total offense average (498.6).

BYU held Boise St 132.4 yards below their rushing offense average (196.4).

BYU allowed Boise St 5.3 more yards above their passing offense average (302.3).

BYU held Boise St to 25.18 fewer points above their PER offense average (149.52).

 

BYU scored 18.8 more points than the Broncos’ scoring defense average (16.3).

BYU gained 102.3 more yards than the Broncos’ total defense average (278.8).

BYU gained 12.9 fewer yards than the Broncos’ rushing defense average (84.9).

BYU gained 115.1 more yards than the Broncos’ passing defense average (193.9).

BYU was 62.46 points above the Broncos’ PER defense average (94.63).

 

UCLA

BYU held UCLA 13.1 points below their scoring offense average (37.1).

BYU held UCLA 76.4 yards below their total offense average (478.4).

BYU allowed UCLA 124.3 more yards than their rushing offense average (171.7).

BYU held UCLA 200.7 yards below their passing offense average (306.7).

BYU held UCLA to 63.5 fewer points above their PER offense average (138.3).

 

BYU scored 5.3 fewer points than the Bruins’ scoring defense average (28.3).

BYU gained 13.3 more yards than the Bruins’ total defense average (418.3).

BYU gained 54.4 fewer yards than the Bruins’ rushing defense average (215.4).

BYU gained 41.1 more yards than the Bruins’ passing defense average (202.9).

BYU was 0.25 points above the Bruins’ PER defense average (109.95).

 

Michigan

BYU allowed Michigan 2.7 more points than their scoring offense average (28.3).

BYU allowed Michigan 102.1 more yards than their total offense average (345.9).

BYU allowed Michigan 90.7 more yards than their rushing offense average (163.3).

BYU allowed Michigan 11.4 more yards than their passing offense average (182.6).

BYU allowed Michigan 17.48 points above their PER offense average (116.91).

 

BYU scored 13 fewer points than the Wolverines’ scoring defense average (13).

BYU gained 156.4 fewer yards than the Wolverines’ total defense average (261.4).

BYU gained 28.1 fewer yards than the Wolverines’ rushing defense average (78.1).

BYU gained 128.3 fewer yards than the Wolverines’ passing defense average (183.3).

BYU was 37.45 points below the Wolverines’ PER defense average (96.81).

 

Connecticut

BYU held UConn 8.3 below points than their scoring offense average (21.3).

BYU held UConn 133.9 yards below than their total offense average (363.9).

BYU held UConn 78.3 yards below than their rushing offense average (140.3).

BYU held UConn 55.6 yards below to their passing offense average (223.6).

BYU held UConn to 33.16 fewer points their PER offense average (131.06).

 

BYU scored 10 more points than the Huskies’ scoring defense average (20).

BYU gained 175.4 more yards than the Huskies’ total defense average (363.6).

BYU gained 14.1 fewer yards than the Huskies’ rushing defense average (188.1).

BYU gained 189.5 more yards than the Huskies’ passing defense average (175.5).

BYU was 7.15 points above the Huskies’ PER defense average (119.26).

 

East Carolina

BYU allowed ECU 11.3 more points than their scoring offense average (26.8).

BYU allowed ECU 114.3 more yards than their total offense average (403.8).

BYU held ECU 15.5 yards below than their rushing offense average (148.5).

BYU allowed ECU 129.8 more yards to their passing offense average (255.3).

BYU allowed ECU 28.42 more points their PER offense average (130.96).

 

BYU scored 17.6 more points than the Pirates’ scoring defense average (27.4).

BYU gained 107.8 more yards than the Pirates’ total defense average (400.3).

BYU gained 11.4 fewer yards than the Pirates’ rushing defense average (178.4).

BYU gained 119.1 more yards than the Pirates’ passing defense average (221.9).

BYU was 35.64 points above the Pirates’ PER defense average (126.31).

 

Cincinnati

BYU held Cincinnati 16.6 points below their scoring offense average (40.6).

BYU held Cincinnati 269.6 yards below their total offense average (610.6).

BYU held Cincinnati 97.4 yards below their rushing offense average (218.4).

BYU held Cincinnati 172.1 yards below their passing offense average (392.1).

BYU held Cincinnati to 36.49 points below their PER offense average (158.36).

 

BYU scored 13.3 more points than the Bearcats’ scoring defense average (24.7).

BYU gained 29.4 more yards than the Bearcats’ total defense average (419.3).

BYU gained 27.7 more yards than the Bearcats’ rushing defense average (169.3).

BYU gained 1.7 more yards than the Bearcats’ passing defense average (250.3).

BYU was 24.19 points above the Bearcats’ PER defense average (115.71).

 

Wagner

BYU held Wagner 7.7 points below their scoring offense average (13.7).

BYU held Wagner 135.9 yards below their total offense average (264.9).

BYU held Wagner 52.3 yards below their rushing offense average (135.3).

BYU held Wagner 83.6 yards below their passing offense average (129.6).

BYU held Wagner to 39.17 points below their PER offense average (100.82).

 

BYU scored 36.4 more points than the Seahawks’ scoring defense average (33.6).

BYU gained 322.6 more yards than the Seahawks’ total defense average (418.4).

BYU gained 117 more yards than the Seahawks’ rushing defense average (213).

BYU gained 205.6 more yards than the Seahawks’ passing defense average (205.4).

BYU was 123.56 points above the Seahawks’ PER defense average (138.38).

 

Through Game 8

BYU has held six of eight opponents below their scoring offense averages.

BYU has held six of eight opponents below their total offense averages.

BYU has held six of eight opponents below their rushing offense averages.

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

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

 

BYU has scored more points against six of eight opposing scoring defense averages.

BYU has gained more yards against six of eight opposing total defense averages.

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

BYU has gained more yards against seven of eight opposing passing defense averages.

BYU has had a higher PER than seven of eight opposing PER defense averages.

 

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