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Positives from Baylor Game - Stat highlights

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by AlferdJasper, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I got this idea from the Positive Perception/Paul Richardson thread.


    We lost. I know that. And I know you can refute every one of these stats with some ominous horrible contradiction about why CU is sinking or sunk.

    But here’s some sunshine gold Kool-aid to sip while you contemplate the rest of the season - because not every position is dwelling in the bottom with Sponge Bob:

    At the very least: are we improving and where are we improving?

    Baylor game statistics - highlights

    Passing Efficiency.

    Tyler Hansen comes in at #40.

    He had a 75% completion rate. (For comparison, Jordan Wynn comes in a few spots ahead (#33) but with only 64% accuracy.)

    Rushing

    Rodney Stewart comes in at a respectable position #18 – with 125 yards against Baylor. Two TDs.

    However, to be fair, two Baylor players came in just ahead of Speedy:

    #12 spot Jay Finley, with 143 yards, also 2 TDs.

    # 15 spot goes to QB Robert Griffen with 137 yards rushing.


    Receiving

    Ryan Deehan shows up in the top 50, tied actually at spot #41 with 7 receptions for 70 yards, or for you math whizzes: 10 yards per carry.


    Kickoff Return Average


    Whoa... Lookee there, Arthur Jaffee is ranked #7 this week. Dang! #7!

    He had only one return against Baylor, but he took it 43 yards.

    That's not all:

    #24 spot belongs to CU's Travon Patterson, who had one KR for 29 yards.

    Punting Average by Yards

    Surprised you there with a special teams stat, didn’t I?

    Zach Grossnickle quietly amassed a solid 44.5 punting average with 3 punts against Baylor (a team who did not punt the entire game.) He's either the only freshman, or one of very few freshmen listed in the top 50 ncaa football stats.

    This puts CU’s guy at the 36th best punter in the country (for this one week.)

    (We’ll take it.)
    I know all these numbers are meaningless when you don't win, but it gives me a little hope that we aren't going downhill... we are somewhere between treading water and pushing a rock upward. Mixed metaphor, but we aren't backsliding at least.

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  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Would happily take 64% accuracy for a higher YPA.
     
  3. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I'd give up all those stats for the one that matters: a W.
    But in the meantime, I'm trying not to whine so much tonight.
     
  4. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    What the hell was that thing you posted AJ? Like the Sysiphus animation though.
     
  5. Tractor

    Tractor Club Member Club Member

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    We dominated in two stats that only sound cool when we win. Time of possession in our favor 36:30 to 23:30. Also we ran more plays than they did: 77 plays to 62.

    We didn't get rained on.
    Other than that and we don't live in Waco, I got nothing.
     
  6. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    in his post-game interview, Samantha Steele asked the Baylor QB about playing at altitude. RG3 said it felt great and that Baylor should come up to Boulder more often.


    That can only help recruiting, right?
     
  7. CUFan

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    What are the W/L stats?
     
  8. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Wide left? No, no, he MADE the field goals this time.
     

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