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Check out these football statistics that are way over my head

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Bill Connelly of FootballStudyHall.com has a ton of data, statistics, analytics and other intelligent football stuff that I’m too hungry to try to comprehend right now. But, some of you may really enjoy it, so I’m passing it along without fully understanding it at the moment.

What you’re looking at here is Connelly now has team-by-team advanced statistical profiles and they are very in depth. Pretty much anything you can track in the game of football, he has it recorded for every single team.

You can check out Kentucky’s profile here. He ranks the Cats at No. 66 in the country in S&P + Ratings, explained as “a ratings system derived from the play-by-play and drive data of all 800+ of a season’s FBS college football games (and 140,000+ plays).”

For an example of some of the position group statistics, here’s a look at UK’s receiving numbers:

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And UK’s “Five Factors,” the basis for the new S&P+ ratings:

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I was in a hurry to get this up so I can get back to the SEC Coaches Teleconference, but I will spend some time looking it over later this evening. It looks like Connelly does a great job of explaining everything so it should be an interesting read and I may break it down on here tonight or tomorrow.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Check out these football statistics that are way over my head



  1. Walter White
    1:26 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    so through 3 games we’ve targeted our TE once?



    • Blue_Cat75
      1:33 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Yep, and he dropped it.



    • Tom Seaver
      2:32 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      He was triple covered and it was a poorly thrown ball on a desperation heave into the end zone. Saying he dropped it is a little off base.



    • @BallBlog_Chad
      2:41 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      targets that were not caught are not automatically drops … drops are in there, but so are balls thrown 5 feet over the receiver or out of bounds, etc.



  2. Foozball
    1:46 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    So this tells me: throw it to Garrett Johnson and Blake Bone more, Dorian Baker less

    Or just start throwing a more accurate ball altogether

    And give Conrad a chance for crying out loud!



    • fuzzy math
      2:04 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Garrett, yes, I see your point. Bone is only 1 catch from having the same percentage as Baker, and all for much shorter yardage.



    • Foozball
      3:24 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      Point taken fuzzymath. But you can turn that around and also say he is one catch from having the same percentage as Johnson as well 6/9- 67% (atleast pretty darn close)



  3. Poppschmidty
    1:50 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    OH NO….WHY DID YOU PUT THIS HERE? WE’VE BEEN HAVING SUCH A NICE DAY.



  4. Toothless Inbred Trash
    2:07 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Snodgrass



  5. Larry Clapp
    2:18 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    Them statistics don’t make no sense. I think you, BTI, Nick, and Kaan think y’all is like them ESPN boys except you ain’t got no Ivy League degrees.

    Stick to testones from Brasabana



    • Wow
      7:33 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

      For a hater troll, you SURE do keep up with the radio show, the site, and its advertisers.

      What a fuc*ing moron.



  6. Burton Hanks
    2:58 pm September 23, 2015 Permalink

    I’m sure BigFreddie could mansplain it to you in a post about
    15 pages long…



    • theWilkman
      9:56 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

      Those long posts hurt your head?