Assumptions and Possible red flags:
1. Injuries are unaccounted for in these statistics. Efficiency stats reflects a world where the same players were playing the same position for every game.
2. Statistics have a limited argument in football.
3. Teams prepare in separate manners. Boston College had a lot less time and information to work with than UNC did. You also can't add in Clemson's debacle right before our game. Those could all be potential factors in affecting the efficiency numbers below.
4. Data is from In-Conference statistics only. Out of Conference are considered outliers and have been thrown out.
With all that being said, let's have some fun and see what we got and see how GT did last year against expectations.
Note 1: Sacks have been taken out of the equation. Sacks are a factor that plays into a rushing statistic but does not show how we stop the run itself.
Note 2: The small the number, the better the number for GT.
Abbreviations: YPC - yards per carry; Rush Plays - opponent carries minus sacks; ExpYds - expected yards for the opponent; Actual Yards - opponent yards with sacks taken out; Efficiency - GT efficiency.
|Georgia Tech Rushing Defense Efficiencies-2008|
|Opponent||YPC||Rush Plays||Exp. Yds||Actual Yds||GT Sacks||Sack Yards ||Efficiency|
Remember this is with sacks taken out. When sacks are added to the equation and a more