Statistical Comparison: Pitt vs VT

I compiled statistics comparing VT and Pitt against common opponents, with Hooker as QB. This brings about a 3 game comparision, with Miami, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina as data points.

In the most important statistic - record - Pitt is 2-1 while VT is 3-0.

Pitt attacks mostly through the air, averaging a 236.3 ypg through the air, and 157.7 ypg on the ground, for 394 ypg, total.

The Hokies are extremely balanced in their attack, getting 214.3 ypg through the air and 215 on the ground, for 429.3 ypg, total.

The biggest difference is in scoring offense, where the Panthers average 22 ppg against common opponents, while the Hokies are scoring at a 43.3 ppg clip.

Defensively, the Panthers have held opponents to 194.7 ypg in the air and 92 ypg on the ground (286.7 ypg total) and held them to 17.7 ppg.

The Lunch Pail D has held common opponents to 299.3 ypg in the air and 96.7 on the ground (396 ypg total) and 25.3 ppg.

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The Lunch Pail D has held common opponents to 299.3 ypg in the air and 96.7 on the ground (396 ypg total) and 25.3 ppg.

Is that through the whole season, or just AD?

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Whole season, pretty sure

All stats are just against common opponents in which Hooker has started at QB (GT, Miami, UNC)

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Thanks for clarifying....points and yards per game seemed high for just the Hooker led games ,since the D seems to have really turned it on as of late. I forgot about Miami.

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Miami was the one game where it really felt like the success of one half got to the team's head. Giving up all those yards and points in the second half against a bad Miami offense was inexcusable.

UNC just has a good offense. They had close to 500 yards against Pitt last week.

This brings about a 3 game comparision, with Miami, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina as data points.

Numbers are likely inflated for us by the Miami game.

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Also the UNC game.

UNC went into OT for both teams. Granted, ours was a tad longer.

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But it only rained on one sideline, right?

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Their offensive numbers are inflated because of their UNC game because UNC forgot to field a defense.

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Going into a little more depth:

Against Miami, VT averaged 9.2 yards per pass and 3.6 yards per rush, for 5.3 yards per play; while holding the Canes to 8.5 yards per pass and 4.1 yards per rush, for 7.2 yards per play. Pitt was better, defensively, allowing 4.8 yards per pass, 2 yards per rush, for 3.5 yards per play; but was pedestrian at 4.6 yards per pass, 4.2 yards per rush, and 4.4 yards per play, offensively

Against UNC, the Hokies averaged 11.2 yards per pass and 4.2 yards per rush, for 6 yards per play; and allowed 7.1 yards per pass and 3.6 yards per rush for 5.5 yards per play. Pitt averaged 8.8 yards per pass and 3.8 yards per rush, for 5.7 yards per play; while allowing 7.5 yards per pass and 3.9 yards per rush, for 5.2 yards per play.

Against Georgia Tech, the Hokies averaged 13.9 yards per pass and 5.3 yards per rush, for 7.6 yards per play, while allowing 3.2 yards per pass and 1.7 yards per rush, for 2.4 yards per play. Pittsburgh averaged 6 yards per pass and 4.4 yards per rush, for 5.2 yards per play and allowed 5.1 yards per pass and 3 yards per rush for 3.9 yards per play.

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What if you take out the World's Greatest and Most Impressive Hail Mary from the Miami stats?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Then Miami only got 431 yards on 54 passes (7.98 yards per pass)

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Which is one of two big reasons VT won. The other being Turnover margin.

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Other stats of note that I've found on twitter the past couple days:

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What about TOP against common opponents? I think our offense keeping the defense well rested has been a key to statistical dominance of late.

The Hokies have averaged 31:02 in these games with the high being 32.52 against UNC (no clock in OT) and the lowest was Miami (28:34)

Pitt averaged 33:32 over those games, with their worst TOP being 31:57 (against UNC) and their best being GT at 35:17.

Interestingly, Pitt's best TOP against the common opponents was also their largest MOV (10 point win) while VT's best was their closest game (2 point win).

Tech's worst TOP was against Miami, where Miami was trying to claw their way back into the game for the entire second half, while Pitt's was their OT win against UNC.

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That's really interesting that Pitt has had such good TOP considering they throw the ball so much. Must run the play clock down to almost zero every snap and must also complete their passes at a pretty high clip with none of them being big plays, consistently having drives with 8+ plays

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They are miserably bad at offense in the redzone which leads to long drives with 0 points.

There defense is also pretty good at getting off the field early.

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given the rain this saturday, I'm not sure how much we can draw from previous games' statistics. You've got to play to the weather (unless you're Lawrence Asshat).

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Thanks for the research! The stats on the ESPN game page don't tell the tale, taking the whole season into account. This is much more balanced (or favorable depending on how you're looking at it).

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