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Just the Stats: Penn State vs Illinois

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It’s “champions week” and PSU plays...the Illini? Sans Lovie? Sigh..

NCAA Football: Penn State at Illinois
congrats on the hardware, Free Moose.
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Penn St. Nittany Lions (3-5 Big Ten East) vs Illinois Fighting Illini (2-5 Big Ten East)

5:30 p.m. ET, December 19, 2020--FS1

Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 106,579*** / University Park, PA)

Tableizer using codebeautify.org
Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) Illinois Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 164.5 (64) 226.6 (115) Rushing Defense (ypg) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Passing Offense (ypg) 247.1 (45) 226.4 (55) Passing Defense (ypg) Push
Pass Efficiency 128.67 (75) 159.7 (118) Pass Efficiency Defense new PSU logo
Total Offense (ypg) 411.6 (52) 453.0 (107) Total Defense (ypg) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Scoring Offense (ppg) 26.5 (79) 31.9 (83) Scoring Defense (ppg) Push
Rushing Defense (ypg) 127.4 (25) 202.3 (27) Rushing Offense (ypg) Push
Passing Defense (ypg) 208.4 (38) 157.6 (112) Passing Offense (ypg) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Pass Efficiency Defense 133.58 (57) 113.98 (108) Pass Efficiency new PSU logo new PSU logo
Total Defense (ypg) 335.8 (23) 359.9 (95) Total Offense (ypg) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Scoring Defense (ppg) 28.5 (62) 20.0 (T - 110) Scoring Offense (ppg) new PSU logo
Punt Return Defense (ypr) 7.44 (73) 9.33 (42) Punt Return Yds 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium
Punt Return Yds 21.0 (3) 6.15 (54) Punt Return Defense (ypr) new PSU logo new PSU logo
Net Punting Yds 38.46 (62) 40.67 (25) Net Punting Yds 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium
Kickoff Return Yds 16.11 (115) 16.25 (7) Kickoff Return Defense 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium
Kickoff Return Defense 17.25 (13) 17.48 (104) Kickoff Return Yds new PSU logo new PSU logo new PSU logo
Turnover Margin -1.0 (T - 115) +1.0 (T - 11) Turnover Margin 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium
Passes Had Intercepted 9 (T - 92) 7 (T - 52) Passes Intercepted 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium
Passes Intercepted 3 (T - 97) 3 (T - 16) Passes Had Intercepted 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium 7233_rutgers_scarlet_knights-alternate-2001_medium
Penalty Yds/Game 39.5 (13) 55.86 (76) Penalty Yds/Game new PSU logo new PSU logo
Sacks 2.38 (58) 1.71 (36) Sacks Allowed Push
Sacks Allowed 2.88 (101) 1.86 (82) Sacks Push
Tackles for Loss (tpg) 6.6 (47) 4.86 (29) Tackles for Loss Allowed (tpg) Push
Tackles for Loss Allowed (tpg) 6.12 (64) 5.7 (78) Tackles for Loss (tpg) Push
Redzone Offense (%) 74.2% (T - 110) 87.5% (T - 95) Redzone Defense (%) Push
Redzone Defense (%) 88.5% (102) 66.7% (T - 120) Redzone Offense (%) Push
Redzone TD % 45.16% 68.75% Redzone TD % Defense Push
Redzone TD % Defense 61.54% 41.67% Redzone TD % Push
3rd Down Conv. % 43.0% (49) 44.3% (97) 3rd Down Defense % new PSU logo
3rd Down Defense % 38.4% (49) 40.8% (62) 3rd Down Conv. % Push
4th Down Conv. % 42.1% (T - 102) 62.5% (T - 87) 4th Down Defense % Push
4th Down Defense % 38.5% (17) 50.0% (T - 76) 4th Down Conv. % new PSU logo new PSU logo
1st Downs 195 (T - 44) 167 (67) 1st Downs Allowed Push
1st Downs Allowed 144 (T - 47) 132 (91) 1st Downs new PSU logo
Time of Possession 33:33 (13) 27:38 (107) Time of Possession new PSU logo new PSU logo new PSU logo
Strength of Schedule 19 38 Strength of Schedule Push

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

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 team rankings.

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 did not expect that we’d play a team worse in the red zone than us this year, but then again, I didn’t expect to play Illinois. So there’s that.

and also...Penn State leads the Big Ten in offensive first downs? It helps when you’ve played all your games, but still, for a 3-5 team, that’s surprising (leading the conference in punt returns after Jahan Dotson’s 81-yarder last week is much less so).

One of the things that Illinois is very good at this year is ball-hawking - so hopefully Rock & CJF will keep it on the ground.

What say you all?