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Just the Stats: Penn State vs Maryland

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Hey guys this should be a better week, right?...RIGHT?...

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Penn St. Nittany Lions (5-2; 2-1 Big Ten) vs Maryland Terrapins (2-4; 0-2 Big Ten)

3:30 p.m. ET, October 24, 2015--ESPN
M & T Bank Stadium (Capacity: 71,008
/ Baltimore, MD)

Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) Maryland Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 162.7 (76) 196.8 (100) Rushing Defense (ypg) Push
Passing Offense (ypg) 177.4 (106) 260.8 (104) Passing Defense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency 124.43 (85) 141.86 (100) Pass Efficiency Defense Push
Total Offense (ypg) 340.1 (111) 457.7 (110) Total Defense (ypg) Push
Scoring Offense (ppg) 23.0 (103) 34.7 (T-103) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 145.3 (45) 177.7 (56) Rushing Offense (ypg) Push
Passing Defense (ypg) 152.3 (10) 163.7 (113) Passing Offense (ypg) new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
Pass Efficiency Defense 112.73 (32) 87.49 (126) Pass Efficiency new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
Total Defense (ypg) 297.6 (16) 341.3 (108) Total Offense (ypg) new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
Scoring Defense (ppg) 17.7 (T-20) 24.3 (96) Scoring Offense (ppg) new PSU logonew PSU logo
Net Punting Yds 35.91 (90)
22.0 (3) Punt Return Yds
Punt Return Yds 9.0 (T-57) 35.24 (97) Net Punting Yds new PSU logo
Kickoff Return Yds 23.23 (38) 21.38 (76) Kickoff Return Defense new PSU logo
Kickoff Return Defense 25.73 (114) 21.22 (69) Kickoff Return Yds
Turnover Margin +1.0 (T-11)
-1.83 (127) Turnover Margin new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
Penalty Yds/Game 42.29 (22) 72.33 (108) Penalty Yds/Game new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
Sacks 3.86/gm (2) 1.67/gm (T-47) Sacks Allowed new PSU logo
Sacks Allowed 3.43/gm (T-121)
3.33/gm (T-9)
Sacks
Redzone Offense (%) 88.0% (35) 85.7% (T-78)
Redzone Defense (%) new PSU logo
Redzone Defense (%) 94.1% (118)
85.7% (T-48) Redzone Offense (%)
Redzone TD % 48.0% 75.0%
Redzone TD % Defense Push
Redzone TD % Defense 76.47% 57.14%
Redzone TD % Push
3rd Down Conv. % 28.4% (125)
39.1% (75)
3rd Down Defense %
3rd Down Defense % 34.7% (44)
32.9% (T-114) 3rd Down Conv. % new PSU logonew PSU logo
4th Down Conv. % 22.2% (T-122) 53.8% (T-75) 4th Down Defense %
4th Down Defense % 25.0% (T-12)
33.3% (T-107) 4th Down Conv. % new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
1st Downs 108 (114) 147 (97) 1st Downs Allowed Push
1st Downs Allowed 119 (T-45) 99 (124) 1st Downs new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
Time of Possession 29:35 (78)
26:52 (112) Time of Possession new PSU logo

Difference

Difference >25 in National Rank = new PSU logo

Difference >50 in National Rank = new PSU logonew PSU logo

Difference >75 in National Rank = new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo

Difference >100 in National Rank = new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo

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: ...right.

Yet again, if our offense can even come close to what our opponent is giving up on average statistically year to date we should win this one going away. But can they even muster that?

After a somewhat lackluster defensive performance in Columbus, Bob Shoop's boys will look to bounce back this week--and if the stats are any indicator, that may not be too much of an issue.

Once again, sacks will be an issue, as will third down conversions. The biggest shocker on the above, to me, is that the redzone may not be as much of a liability as it has been in weeks past--and maybe punting won't either (provided we keep Will Likely in check, much like we were able to do with Rutgers' Janarion Grant).

What do you guys think?