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Just the Stats: Penn State vs Michigan

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The Nittany Lions match up on paper with the Wolverines, which we might not have thought--and here's the rundown.

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Penn St. Nittany Lions (3-2; 0-1 Big Ten) vs Michigan Wolverines (5-0; 1-0 Big Ten)

5:00 p.m. ET, October 12, 2013--ESPN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 106,572
/ University Park, PA

Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) Michigan Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 171.6 (67) 90.4 (9)
Rushing Defense (ypg) Psulogo_mediumMichiganwolverines_medium
Passing Offense (ypg) 279.4 (35)
214.6 (45) Passing Defense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency 132.49 (64) 107.23 (20)
Pass Efficiency Defense Michiganwolverines_medium
Total Offense (ypg) 451.0 (44)
305.0 (13)
Total Defense (ypg) Michiganwolverines_medium
Scoring Offense (ppg) 31.4 (56)
19.4 (27)
Scoring Defense (ppg) Michiganwolverines_medium
Rushing Defense (ypg) 111.4 (20)
178.0 (63)
Rushing Offense (ypg) Psulogo_medium
Passing Defense (ypg) 213.8 (43)
219.0 (77) Passing Offense (ypg) Psulogo_medium
Pass Efficiency Defense 114.55 (30)
141.44 (47)
Pass Efficiency Push
Total Defense (ypg) 325.2 (18) 397.0 (75) Total Offense (ypg) Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Scoring Defense (ppg) 20.4 (31)
38.8 (27)
Scoring Offense (ppg) Push
Net Punting Yds 35.96 (86)
7.0 (T-68)
Punt Return Yds Push
Punt Return Yds 10.9 (T-38)
36.19 (83)
Net Punting Yds Psulogo_medium
Kickoff Return Yds 21.94 (48)
22.53 (86)
Kickoff Return Defense Psulogo_medium
Kickoff Return Defense 22.65 (88)
23.0 (T-38)
Kickoff Return Yds Psulogo_mediumMichiganwolverines_medium
Turnover Margin -.6 (T-97)
-.6 (T-97) Turnover Margin Push
Penalty Yds/Game 29.4 (6)
41.0 (33)
Penalty Yds/Game Psulogo_medium
Sacks 2.2/gm (T-46)
1.4 (T-42)
Sacks Allowed Push
Sacks Allowed 2.2/gm (T-84)
2.0 (T-54)
Sacks Michiganwolverines_medium
Redzone Offense (%) 94.4% (T-13)
73.3% (T-26)
Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 85.7% (T-71)
90.0% (T-26)
Redzone Offense (%) Michiganwolverines_medium
Redzone TD % 72.2% 40.0%
Redzone TD % Defense Push
Redzone TD % Defense 50%
81.18%
Redzone TD % Michiganwolverines_medium
3rd Down Conv. % 29.7% (111)
41.1% (78)
3rd Down Defense % Michiganwolverines_medium
3rd Down Defense % 29.5% (18)
53.7% (11) 3rd Down Conv. % Push
4th Down Conv. % 57.1% (37) 20% (T-12)
4th Down Defense % Push
4th Down Defense % 0% (T-1)
66.7% (T-19)
4th Down Conv. % Push
1st Downs 117 (T-46) 84 (T-18)
1st Downs Allowed Michiganwolverines_medium
1st Downs Allowed 74 (10)
102 (T-84) 1st Downs Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Time of Posession 30:52 (45)
31:34 (34)
Time of Posession Push

Difference <25 in National Rank = Push

Difference >25 in National Rank = Psulogo_medium

Difference >50 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Difference >75 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Difference >100 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Note: The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.

Quick thoughts: For obvious reasons, our numbers took a slight dip from last week's. But we didn't match up on the field with the Hoosiers as well last week as the numbers might have suggested; we'll see if they're a little kinder this week, where there's much parity across the board.

In fact, looking at this data would suggest both teams are on semi-even footing--not one ranked and undefeated with the other 3-2 and coming off an unprecedented loss.

What say you all?


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