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Just the Stats: Penn State vs UMass

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After three weeks, we still don't have a statistical full picture of this team. But we're getting there.

Frederick Breedon

Penn St. Nittany Lions (3-0; 1-0 Big Ten) vs Massachusetts Minutemen (0-3; 0-0 MAC)

4 p.m. ET, September 20, 2014--BTN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,282
/ University Park, PA)

Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) UMass Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 75.7 (117) 218.0 (106) Rushing Defense (ypg) Push
Passing Offense (ypg) 360.7 (10) 213.7 (44) Passing Defense (ypg) Penn_state_logo_medium
Pass Efficiency 135.23 (68) 137.05 (91) Pass Efficiency Defense Push
Total Offense (ypg) 436.3 (T-59) 431.7 (95) Total Defense (ypg) Penn_state_logo_medium
Scoring Offense (ppg) 23.5 (T-97) 31.5 (95) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 65.0 (6) 82.3 (115) Rushing Offense (ypg) Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Passing Defense (ypg) 207.3 (40) 224.0 (79) Passing Offense (ypg) Penn_state_logo_medium
Pass Efficiency Defense 97.52 (14) 125.52 (86) Pass Efficiency Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Total Defense (ypg) 272.3 (11) 306.3 (111) Total Offense (ypg) Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Scoring Defense (ppg) 12.3 (11) 25.3 (88) Scoring Offense (ppg) Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Net Punting Yds 33.21 (108)
15.5 (20) Punt Return Yds Umass_mediumUmass_mediumUmass_medium
Punt Return Yds 3.5 (102) 30.67 (120) Net Punting Yds Push
Kickoff Return Yds 24.22 (32) 21.83 (88) Kickoff Return Defense Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Kickoff Return Defense 24.44 (111) 25.0 (T-20) Kickoff Return Yds Umass_mediumUmass_mediumUmass_medium
Turnover Margin -.33 (T-75)
0.0 (T-61) Turnover Margin Push
Penalty Yds/Game 51.67 (63) 39.33 (27) Penalty Yds/Game Umass_medium
Sacks 3.0/gm (T-21) 2.67/gm (T-97) Sacks Allowed Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Sacks Allowed 2.67gm (T-97)
1.0/gm (T-99)
Sacks Push
Redzone Offense (%) 75% (T-92)
100% (T-101)
Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 70% (26)
83.3% (65) Redzone Offense (%) Penn_state_logo_medium
Redzone TD % 25.0% 75.0%
Redzone TD % Defense Push
Redzone TD % Defense 40.0% 66.67%
Redzone TD % Penn_state_logo_medium
3rd Down Conv. % 47.9% (34)
51.1% (115)
3rd Down Defense % Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
3rd Down Defense % 34.1% (44)
37.2% (91) 3rd Down Conv. % Penn_state_logo_medium
4th Down Conv. % 50% (T-57) 40% (47) 4th Down Defense % Push
4th Down Defense % 20% (T-20)
50% (T-57) 4th Down Conv. % Penn_state_logo_medium
1st Downs 70 (T-42) 73 (110) 1st Downs Allowed Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
1st Downs Allowed 43 (T-28) 52 (T-85) 1st Downs Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium
Time of Possession 32:43 (22)
23:29 (123) Time of Possession Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium

Difference

Difference >25 in National Rank = Penn_state_logo_medium

Difference >50 in National Rank = Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium

Difference >75 in National Rank = Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_medium

Difference >100 in National Rank = Penn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_mediumPenn_state_logo_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: Most of our offensive stats took quite a hit after last week's performance against Rutgers--but no stats took as much of a dive as our punting stats did (a 7 yard pooch punt by the quarterback will do that for your team). The good news? In comes the Minutemen, arguably one of the worst teams in the FBS.

So far this season, one of the most frustrating aspects of the Penn State offense is the lack of production--TDs specifically--when they reach the redzone. Looking at this, though, the UMass defense has allowed their opponents to score 100% of the time when they get inside the 20--let's just hope that Sam Ficken doesn't need to have a big day on short field goals.

What do you guys think?