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Baylor Football: Beyond the Box Score 2007


By god, I'm putting the same energy into this as I have for the others.  Or I'm at least going to try.  Or try to try. Initial Stat Assault It's easy to pin Baylor down in a "bad offense, bad...

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Sorry For All the Football from Fox Sports 1


Do you dream of bathing in an unending wave of college football goodness? Do you ever feel like you just see too much of your girlfriend, the sun or your Jack Russell, Bo?  If so, do we have...

Beyond the Box Score: Win Correlations (Part Two)


So in yesterday's WinCorr conversation, I mentioned that while WinCorr could be (and was) used to look at the overall stats that are most directly connected to success on the field.  I also...

Beyond the Box Score: Win Correlations (Part One)


Gary Pinkel has always mentioned that playing defense is all about leverage.  If two guys are pursuing a runner who is running toward the sideline, the job of the first guy isn't necessarily to...

Texas Football: Behind the Box Score 2007


Quick bitter impressions of Texas' 2007 season: Colt McCoy regressed, the secondary couldn't stop anybody, the LBs were slow, the offense leaned too much on Jamaal Charles, and Texas only won...10...

Beyond the Box Score: Special Teams


So after yesterday's look at Turnovers, it's now time to establish point values for special teams.  Leaving PATs out of it for now (it will obviously be easy to add them later), there are three...

Beyond the Box Score: Turnovers


In most of my previous BTBS posts, I've acknowledged that the whole thought behind my EqPts measure (and therefore the PPP and S&P measures as well) is only one part of scoring points.  It's the m...

Oklahoma State Football: Beyond the Box Score 2007


2007 was a year of emergence and disappearance in Stillwater.  The offense was supposed to dominate with Bobby Reid throwing to Adarius Bowman and handing off to Dontrell Savage, while a relatively...

Nebraska Football: Beyond the Box Score 2007


Statistics make two things abundantly clear, and I'm going to get them out of the way immediately: 1) Nebraska's defense last year was horrifically horrific, 2) Joe "Small Sample Size" Ganz put up...

Beyond the Box Score: The '+' Concept


When I started entering all this play-by-play data, one of my main goals was simply to apply some of the basic sabermetric ideas to football.  I mean, if they make sense in one sport, they should...

Illinois Football: Beyond the Box Score 2007


Sniff...Beyond the Box Score, I've missed you ever so.  Life seemed incomplete without you...especially considering I've spent a good portion of my last 6 months entering play-by-play information...

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