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Just the Stats: No. 9 Penn State vs Indiana

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The Nittany Lions look to bounce back with their first home game in a month.

NCAA Football: Penn State at Indiana Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Penn St. Nittany Lions (8-1; 5-1 Big Ten East) vs Indiana Hoosiers (7-2; 4-2 Big Ten East)

12:00 p.m. ET, November 16, 2019--ABC

Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 106,572 / University Park, PA)

Tableizer using codebeautify.org
Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) Indiana Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 171.0 (55) 133.9 (37) Rushing Defense (ypg) Push
Passing Offense (ypg) 261.8 (40) 176.3 (9) Passing Defense (ypg)
Pass Efficiency 151.77 (27) 119.45 (32) Pass Efficiency Defense Push
Total Offense (ypg) 432.8 (45) 310.2 (16) Total Defense (ypg)
Scoring Offense (ppg) 37.1 (T - 17) 20.0 (23) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 74.3 (3) 138.4 (96) Rushing Offense (ypg) new PSU logo new PSU logo new PSU logo
Passing Defense (ypg) 225.8 (63) 308.0 (15) Passing Offense (ypg)
Pass Efficiency Defense 115.52 (20) 156.18 (18) Pass Efficiency Push
Total Defense (ypg) 300.0 (13) 446.4 (T - 34) Total Offense (ypg) Push
Scoring Defense (ppg) 12.0 (5) 34.0 (34) Scoring Offense (ppg) new PSU logo
Punt Return Defense (ypr) 2.00 (9) 5.00 (T - 104) Punt Return Yds new PSU logo new PSU logo new PSU logo
Punt Return Yds 5.65 (93) 10.60 (T - 103) Punt Return Defense (ypr) Push
Net Punting Yds 39.43 (42) 38.22 (67) Net Punting Yds new PSU logo
Kickoff Return Yds 18.94 (89) 17.71 (21) Kickoff Return Defense
Kickoff Return Defense 16.58 (9) 18.13 (106) Kickoff Return Yds new PSU logo new PSU logo new PSU logo
Turnover Margin +0.56 (T - 24) +.11 (T - 57) Turnover Margin new PSU logo
Passes Had Intercepted 6 (T - 41) 3 (T - 123) Passes Intercepted new PSU logo new PSU logo new PSU logo
Passes Intercepted 8 (T - 45) 7 (T - 61) Passes Had Intercepted Push
Penalty Yds/Game 56.89 (74) 65.22 (101) Penalty Yds/Game new PSU logo
Sacks 3.44 (9) 1.44 (T - 26) Sacks Allowed Push
Sacks Allowed 1.78 (T - 52) 2.22 (T - 59) Sacks Push
Tackles for Loss (tpg) 8.10 (10) 5.56 (T - 63) Tackles for Loss Allowed (tpg) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Tackles for Loss Allowed (tpg) 5.89 (T - 69) 6.20 (T - 56) Tackles for Loss (tpg) Push
Redzone Offense (%) 89.2% (34) 85.0% (87) Redzone Defense (%) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Redzone Defense (%) 83.3% (T - 66) 88.4% (38) Redzone Offense (%)
Redzone TD % 70.27% 65.00% Redzone TD % Defense Push
Redzone TD % Defense 50.00% 67.44% Redzone TD % Push
3rd Down Conv. % 41.7% (T- 51) 30.6% (T - 13) 3rd Down Defense %
3rd Down Defense % 31.0% (17) 46.7% (21) 3rd Down Conv. % Push
4th Down Conv. % 77.8% (T - 11) 53.3% (69) 4th Down Defense % new PSU logo new PSU logo
4th Down Defense % 57.9% (T - 88) 36.4% (T - 115) 4th Down Conv. % new PSU logo
1st Downs 197 (T - 64) 158 (19) 1st Downs Allowed
1st Downs Allowed 150 (16) 218 (T - 31) 1st Downs Push
Time of Possession 28:59 (88) 34:06 (7) Time of Possession
Strength of Schedule 8 48 Strength of Schedule new PSU logo

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 taken from Team Rankings.com.

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:

I’m old enough to remember when the numbers said this game would be a one-sided dominant win for the Nittany Lions, yet the Hoosiers made it a ballgame with a chance to go up after an onside kick near the end of regulation.

But this is another year, and this game isn’t in Bloomington but in State College. How this young Penn State team responds after tallying their first loss last week in Minnesota will say a lot as to how the rest of the season goes - these numbers here show how much Indiana has improved under Tom Allen, as does their ranking in the AP poll.

Can the Lions bounce back and dominate as their talent says they should? Or will Indiana be the chaos team and get their signature win?

What say you all?