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Just the Stats: No. 10 Penn State at Indiana

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A top ten ranking takes the Nittany Lions into Bloomington.

NCAA Football: Indiana at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Penn St. Nittany Lions (7-2; 5-1 Big Ten) vs Indiana Hoosiers (5-4; 3-3 Big Ten East)

12 p.m. ET, November 12, 2016--ABC/ESPN2
Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 52,929 / Bloomington, IN)

Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) Indiana Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 183.4 (55) 165.0 (60) Rushing Defense (ypg) Push
Passing Offense (ypg) 231.6 (64) 225.1 (61) Passing Defense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency 143.55 (38) 118.24 (30) Pass Efficiency Defense Push
Total Offense (ypg) 415.0 (T-59) 390.1 (51) Total Defense (ypg) Push
Scoring Offense (ppg) 34.4 (38) 26.6 (61) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 166.3 (T-62) 170.7 (69) Rushing Offense (ypg) Push
Passing Defense (ypg) 197.8 (26) 298.1 (21) Passing Offense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency Defense 121.1 (40) 139.68 (44) Pass Efficiency Push
Total Defense (ypg) 364.1 (32) 468.8 (35) Total Offense (ypg) Push
Scoring Defense (ppg) 25.6 (50) 27.1 (T-73) Scoring Offense (ppg) Push
Punt Return Defense (ypr) 8.07 (70) 8.39 (58) Punt Return Yds Push
Punt Return Yds 5.18 (93) 5.05 (28) Punt Return Defense (ypr)
Net Punting Yds 35.86 (97) 36.85 (80) Net Punting Yds Push
Kickoff Return Yds 19.9 (90) 21.5 (76) Kickoff Return Defense Push
Kickoff Return Defense 18.55 (27) 20.14 (81) Kickoff Return Yds new PSU logonew PSU logo
Turnover Margin +.22 (T-42) -.33 (T-90) Turnover Margin new PSU logo
Penalty Yds/Game 51.33 (51) 53.0 (57) Penalty Yds/Game Push
Sacks 3.0/gm (13) 1.89/gm (T-54) Sacks Allowed new PSU logo
Sacks Allowed 1.89/gm (T-54)
2.11/gm (T-66)
Sacks Push
Redzone Offense (%) 84.1% (61)
86.2% (T-78)
Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 90.3% (100)
66.7% (128) Redzone Offense (%) new PSU logo
Redzone TD % 52.27% 51.79%
Redzone TD % Defense Push
Redzone TD % Defense 64.52% 44.44%
Redzone TD % new PSU logo
3rd Down Conv. % 28.4% (125)
31.5% (14)
3rd Down Defense %
3rd Down Defense % 37.6% (55)
38.6% (80) 3rd Down Conv. % new PSU logo
4th Down Conv. % 69.2% (12) 70.6% (T-119) 4th Down Defense % new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
4th Down Defense % 50.0% (T-50)
23.8% (125) 4th Down Conv. % new PSU logonew PSU logonew PSU logo
1st Downs 180 (91) 179 (T-44) 1st Downs Allowed
1st Downs Allowed 168 (T-31) 205 (40) 1st Downs Push
Time of Possession 27:17 (51)
28:58 (79) Time of Possession new PSU logo
Strength of Schedule 17 6 Strength of Schedule Push

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: All of the above rankings are taken directly from the NCAA except for strength of schedule, which is not ranked by the NCAA and instead taken from S&P (Football Outsiders).

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:

That's a lot of pushes.

Last year, there also were a lot of pushes; but it was because our offense was horrible, and so was Indiana's defense. This year, not so much. The plus side is that each week Penn State's numbers, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, get better week by week, so the Nittany Lions are trending up.

Also good news are almost all of the special teams numbers, and the x factors (like third downs).

The bad news? It's at Indiana.