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Louisville Football By the Numbers: Week 11

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Houston, oh Houston. How many shots does it take for you to score a last-minute touchdown? Apparently that number is > 4.

Last week was a bye week, so instead of spending time pulling stats for the By the Numbers column, I instead spent the time golfing. And by golfing, I mean drowning golf balls. An ungodly amount of golf balls. Here's a typical hole on a Panama City Beach golf course:

[Tee box] water water water water water [Pin]

P531306943_medium Top 10 Stats

BCS

Rank

Coaches

Poll

Harris

Poll

Team

Record

Points

vs Opp

Point

Ratio

Yardage

vs Opp

Yard Ratio

Highest Ranked Opponent

1

1

1

Alabama

9-0

368-95

3.9

4074-2531

1.61

#6 Texas A&M

2

2

2

Florida St

9-0

468-108

4.3

4689-2467

1.90

#3 Clemson

3

3

3

Ohio St

9-0

434-153

2.8

4778-2937

1.63

#16 Northwestern

4

5

5

Stanford

8-1

287-175

1.6

3494-3139

1.11

#3 Oregon

5

4

4

Baylor

8-0

488-146

3.3

5488-2449

2.24

#10 Oklahoma

6

7

6

Oregon

8-1

463-161

2.9

5369-3251

1.65

#5 Stanford (L)

7

9

9

Auburn

9-1

386-204

1.9

4933-3944

1.25

#6 LSU

8

6

7

Clemson

8-1

358-185

1.9

4563-3275

1.39

#5 Florida State (L)

9

8

8

Missouri

9-1

413-202

2.0

4926-3868

1.27

#7 Georgia

10

12

12

South Carolina

7-2

289-199

1.5

4108-3187

1.29

#11 Georgia

20

13

14

Louisville

8-1

346-95

3.6

4331-2193

1.97

#23 UCF post-game

The big surprise this week was Oregon losing to Stanford. Baylor managed to put another nail in Oklahoma's coffin and LSU went head-to-head with Alabama for 3 out of 4 quarters. Unfortunately in that 4th quarter, Bama tossed up an additional 14 points to close it out. Miami seemed to forget how to hold onto the ball and were pounded by a solid-looking Virginia Tech who handed Miami their 2nd straight loss.

Manziel managed to keep his TD total ahead of his pick total (barely) as A&M struggled to stay ahead of a late-charging Mississippi State and UCF tried everything they could to give up the game to Houston's defense and special teams, but were able to survive 4 shots from Houston 10 yards from the goal line.

P531306943_medium Drilldown Stats

Team

Pass

vs Opp

Run

vs Opp

Run/Pass

Attempt%

Run-Pass

Yards

TO (F-I)

vs Opponent

Penalties

vs Opponent

Time of

Possession

Alabama

2195-1673

1879-858

56-44

5.8 / 8.6

7 (4-3) / 14 (6-8)

44-369 / 50-389

299 / 241

Florida St

2922-1331

1767-1136

55-45

5.2 / 10.5

10 (2-8) / 23 (5-18)

52-439 / 47-463

279 / 261

Ohio St

2068-2143

2710-794

62-38

6.5 / 8

9 (4-5) / 18 (7-11)

49-418 / 44-351

298.25 / 241.75

Stanford

1649-2251

1845-888

66-34

4.8 / 8.4

11 (6-5) / 13 (4-9)

45-353 / 55-470

285.25 / 254.75

Baylor

3125-1391

2363-1058

61-39

6.1 / 12.7

10 (6-4) / 17 (6-11)

64-592 / 52-450

213.25 / 266.75

Oregon

2655-1930

2714-1321

60-40

6.7 / 9.6

12 (10-2) / 23 (10-13)

71-639 / 46-410

230.25 / 309.75

Auburn

1733-2388

3200-1556

71-29

6.5 / 8.5

15 (8-7) / 16 (5-11)

44-382 / 51-395

293 / 307

Clemson

2994-2008

1569-1267

52-48

3.9 / 8.2

14 (8-6) / 23 (8-15)

42-369 / 69-535

258.5 / 281.5

Missouri

2568-2749

2358-1119

57-43

5.7 / 8.1

11 (6-5) / 25 (8-17)

51-386 / 73-553

297.25 / 302.5

South Carolina

2301-1879

1807-1308

58-42

4.8 / 8.4

15 (11-4) / 16 (7-9)

53-415 / 40-271

284 / 255

Louisville

2957-1491

1374-702

51-49

4.5 / 10.1

8 (5-3) / 22 (9-13)

62-570 / 33-298

305.5 / 234.5

P531306943_medium Efficiency Stats

Team

Pass

Completion

3rd Dwn

Att / %

4th Dwn

Att / %

Penalties / Yds

vs Opp

Avg Pts / Qtr

Opp Avg Pts / Qtr

Alabama

68.90

103 - 50%

6 - 67%

44-369 / 50-389

10 / 14.9 / 8.4 / 7.6

2.3 / 1.9 / 3.2 / 3.1

Florida St

66.31

96 - 54%

2 - 50%

52-439 / 47-463

12.2 / 16.1 / 14.6 / 9.1

3.9 / 2.2 / 3.2 / 2.7

Ohio St

71.04

118 - 54%

17 - 65%

49-418 / 44-351

19 / 12.3 / 10.9 / 6

4.2 / 5.9 / 3.4 / 3.4

Stanford

59.90

130 - 52%

6 - 50%

45-353 / 55-470

7.6 / 8.1 / 9.8 / 6.4

2.9 / 3 / 4.4 / 9.1

Baylor

65.85

107 - 54%

15 - 60%

64-592 / 52-450

20.9 / 19 / 13 / 8.1

2.5 / 3.6 / 4.9 / 4.4

Oregon

63.41

110 - 45%

24 - 46%

71-639 / 46-410

15.9 / 12.4 / 11.6 / 11.6

5.8 / 5.4 / 3.3 / 3.3

Auburn

60.29

125 - 46%

11 - 45%

44-382 / 51-395

11.1 / 11.4 / 9 / 7.1

5.6 / 6.5 / 5.3 / 3

Clemson

67.22

151 - 42%

22 - 55%

42-369 / 69-535

11.4 / 11.1 / 6.9 / 10.3

5.8 / 5 / 4.9 / 4.9

Missouri

61.51

136 - 47%

8 - 75%

51-386 / 73-553

10.2 / 12.4 / 8.5 / 9.5

3.6 / 4 / 6.9 / 4.7

South Carolina

60.95

127 - 43%

21 - 67%

53-415 / 40-271

8.8 / 7.2 / 8.4 / 6.6

4.6 / 7.2 / 1.8 / 7.8

Louisville

71.23

114 - 60%

2 - 0%

62-570 / 33-298

8.3 / 13.4 / 9 / 7.7

0.7 / 1.9 / 3.1 / 4.9

P531306943_medium Speed: Plays / Minute of Possession

Team

Plays / Minute

Opponent

Plays/Minute

Alabama

1.94

2.16

Florida St

2.22

2.31

Ohio St

2.28

2.44

Stanford

2.03

2.60

Baylor

2.98

2.25

Oregon

2.97

2.36

Auburn

2.38

2.33

Clemson

2.95

2.26

Missouri

2.45

2.50

South Carolina

2.28

2.31

Louisville

1.94

2.22

P531306943_medium UofL Game Stats

Team

Rnk

TP

Pt/Qtr

1Dwn

3Dwn

4Dwn

Pass

PYds

PY/A

Rush

RYds

RY/A

TtlYds

Pnlty

TO

F

I

Time

Louisville

9

49

14/14/14/7/0

25

13-16

0-1

25-31

416

13.4

40

199

5.0

615

11-90

1

0

1

37.25

Ohio

7

0/0/7/0/0

13

5-15

0-1

15-31

192

6.2

28

81

2.9

273

2-10

1

0

1

22.75

Louisville

8

44

14/13/10/7/0

22

7-13

0-0

23-34

397

11.7

28

78

2.8

475

4-40

0

0

0

29.25

EKU

7

0/0/0/7/0

12

5-13

0-0

10-16

99

6.2

42

107

2.5

206

5-60

2

1

1

30.75

Louisville

7

27

3/7/10/7/0

22

6-13

0-0

16-28

250

8.9

41

242

5.9

492

4-45

1

1

0

34.75

Kentucky

13

3/0/0/10/0

17

0-13

3-4

17-37

214

5.8

31

162

5.2

376

4-34

3

2

1

25.25

Louisville

7

72

10/28/20/14/0

20

7-10

0-0

22-27

254

9.4

29

210

7.2

464

1-5

0

0

0

32.25

Florida Int

0

0/0/0/0/0

2

1-13

0-0

4-9

27

3.0

34

0

0.0

27

6-40

1

1

0

27.75

Louisville

7

30

10/14/3/3/0

26

7-12

0-0

25-36

348

9.7

34

177

5.2

525

8-72

0

0

0

34.00

Temple

7

0/0/0/7/0

13

5-12

0-1

13-26

207

8.0

28

48

1.7

255

3-40

2

1

1

26.00

Louisville

6

24

3/14/0/7/0

25

9-13

0-0

21-31

310

10.0

36

151

4.2

461

7-70

3

2

1

33.25

Rutgers

10

0/7/0/3/0

15

3-13

3-4

20-37

228

6.2

27

12

0.4

240

4-33

4

0

4

26.75

Louisville

6

35

7/7/14/7/0

22

7-11

0-0

29-38

341

9.0

24

104

4.3

445

6-47

2

2

0

30.75

UCF

38

0/7/21/10/0

22

5-11

0-1

21-33

250

7.6

32

196

6.1

446

5-46

2

1

1

29.25

Louisville

16

34

7/10/3/14/0

26

8-13

0-0

26-30

353

11.8

40

132

3.3

485

9-100

0

0

0

41.75

South Florida

3

3/0/0/0/0

8

1-9

0-0

8-19

95

5.0

20

38

1.9

133

2-25

2

1

1

18.25

Louisville

31

7/14/7/3/0

18

4-13

0-1

21-37

288

7.8

30

81

2.7

369

12-101

1

0

1

32.25

Connecticut

10

0/3/0/7/0

16

6-17

2-2

20-38

179

4.7

33

58

1.8

237

2-10

5

2

3

27.75

Louisville

346

75/121/81/69/0

206

68-114

0-2

208-292

2957

10.1

302

1374

4.5

4331

62-570

8

5

3

305.50

Opponents

95

6/17/28/44/0

118

31-116

8-13

128-246

1491

6.1

275

702

2.6

2193

33-298

22

9

13

234.50

  • We now have 2 consecutive games with > 100 yards penalties, 5 games this year with > 70. We are averaging more than 2x the penalty yards of our opponents. Of top 10 teams, only Oregon has more penalties at 639 total to our 570.
  • Our pass ratio remains higher than any Top 10 team at 49% passing plays.
  • Of Top 10 teams, only Alabama has fewer turnovers, with 4 fumbles and 3 interceptions.
  • Alabama has, however, passed us on the points vs opponents ratio, sitting at 3.9 to our 3.6. They are in turn passed by Florida State who's jumped up to 4.3-1

P531306943_medium Play Makers

Area

Player

Rank

Stats

Passing

Teddy Bridgewater

10 (˅2)

2845 Yards, 10.2 Yds/A, 69 yds longest, 71.4% Completion, 24 TD

Tied for 6th for number of TDs

Kicking

John Wallace

21 (˅9)

13/16 on field goals, 40-41 on extra points, 97.6% overall

Ranked 17th in overall scoring with 79 points

Defense
Sacks

Marcus Smith

1 (˄3)

10.5 sacks

4th on 78 Yards Lost

Defense
Sacks

Lorenzo Mauldin

15 (˄1)

7.5 sacks, 47 yards lost on sacks

Defense
Picks

Terell Floyd

11

4 Interceptions for 15 yards, 1 TD

Defense
Picks

Charles Gaines

41

3 Interceptions for 70 yards, 1 TD

Defense
Picks

Calvin Pryor

41 (-)

3 Interceptions for 26 yards

Defense
Picks

Hakeem Smith

121 (˅40)

2 Interceptions, 1 sack

Defense

Sacks

Preston Brown

132 (˅2)

3.5 sacks, 19 yards lost

Rushing

Dominique Brown

114 (˅25)

513 yards, 6.1 y/a, longest 77 yards, 4 TD

Rushing

Senorise Perry

131 (˅29)

482 yards, 4.9 y/a, longest 42 yards, 6 TD

Receiving

Damian Copeland

89 (˄6)

39 receptions for 569 yards, 14.6 avg, longest 47, 4 TD

Receiving

DeVante Parker

113 (˅5)

32 receptions for 528 yards, 16.5 avg, longest 54, 8 TD

Receiving

Eli Rogers

171 (˅46)

31 receptions for 422 yds, 13.6 avg, longest 34, 4TD

Returns

Charles Gaines

126 (˅23)

205 yards on 6 attempts, 93 yards longest, 1 TD

Returns

Robert Clark

198 (˅15)

125 yards on 8 attempts, average of 15.6 yards, longest of 25 yards

Punting

Ryan Johnson

53 (˄5)

Averaging 42.6 yards per punt

  • Marcus Smith has figured this "tackle the QB" thing out. #1 in the Nation!
  • Defense is the only group moving up the lists this week. Rushing, Receiving, Passing - all down

P531306943_medium Teddy Touchdown

Season

W/L

Comp

Att

Yds

CMP%

YPA

Lngst

TD

INT

SACK

Rating

2013

8-1

200

280

2845

71.4

10.16

69

24

3

12

88.8

2012

11-2

287

419

3718

68.5

8.9

75

27

8

28

77.6

2011

7-6

191

296

2129

64.5

7.2

58

14

12

33

48.6

Week

W/L

Comp

Att

Yds

CMP%

Lngst

TD

INT

Rush A

Rush Y

RAW QBR

1 vs Ohio

W49-7

23

28

355

82.1

40

5

1

2

1

97.2

2 vs EKU

W44-7

23

32

397

71.9

54

4

0

1

-1

96.2

3 vs sUK

W27-13

16

28

250

57.1

47

1

0

6

35

80.7

4 vs FIU

W72-0

17

22

212

77.3

40

4

0

3

1

90.7

5 bye week

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 @Temple

W30-7

25

35

348

71.4

38

2

0

3

2

94.2

7 Rutgers

W24-10

21

31

310

67.7

34

2

1

7

11

78.4

8 UCF

L38-35

29

38

341

76.3

34

2

0

3

-5

89.2

9 USF

W34-3

25

29

344

86.2

69

3

0

5

-25

94.4

10 Bye

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

11 UConn

W31-10

21

37

288

56.8

35

1

1

7

21

56.8

P531306943_medium My Humble Opinion

I'll only add to the numbers by saying that this is the 2nd year my wife and I have had season tickets and I couldn't ask for a better intro to the sport.

I'll admit that my hopes were wildly optimistic at the beginning of the season (NC BABY!!), if I look at where we came from in those dark and dreadful years under you-know-who, what I do see is progress. I see a program that is playing with guys from CCS's second year of recruiting. I see new talent coming in and I see a program that is in the process of learning to adjust.

As TrezSmash said in in the UCF-Houston post, "Charlie himself is still learning. He has improved in coaching his team, preparing his players, and clock management. He still hasn’t mastered using the best personnel for situations. He also hasn’t learned that you can’t always outplay your opponent , sometimes you have to out-coach them as well. Some games are chess matches between coaches and you have to do more than just prepare your players to win. Charlie’s teams don’t try to draw other teams off-sides for an easy 5 yards. Charlie doesn’t call a timeout when he sees a strange punting formation on 4th down. His teams aren’t quick enough is making adjustments to what another their opponent is doing. Again though, he is still learning."

And that's what it is for me. Yes, there's disappointment at what I perceive to be lost potential, but at the same time, I'm filled with pride at what the kids-become-men on the field below my seat have been able to accomplish this year. I know that we have some amazing talent and I can't wait to see what they accomplish next.

P531306943_medium Up for Debate

  • Make no mistake, this game with Houston is important. The most likely outcome is that the winner will be heading to the Russell Athletic Bowl, which while only a step above the Clorox Bleach Bowl is still nonetheless a bowl game.
  • Passing / Receiving was an issue against Connecticut. Nine passes were dropped over the course of the night. Another problem (actually for the past 2 games) was the 100+ yards of penalties given up.
  • The defense is now tied with Alabama at
  • Houston also has a good red-zone defense, as witnessed by last week's turnovers they forced out of UCF. Louisville has struggled in the red-zone this year.

What are the keys to putting another one in the win column this week?

P531306943_medium Music for the Defense

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