Secondary Under Fire: The Present-versus-Past Analysis of the Oregon Defense

Evan Markel Analysis, Fish Reports 3 Comments

In last week’s analysis I investigated Oregon’s yards allowed per play, an important statistic by which defenses are measured. Although important, however, yards per play does not define a defense. So this week I continue on my quest to discover how the Oregon defense has evolved over the past decade. In future articles I intend to compare Oregon’s defense to other …

Analysis: The Trend Line of Oregon’s Defense

Evan Markel Analysis, Fish Reports 9 Comments

My friends, we have a new writer, Evan Markel, who will provide some statistical information about our beloved Ducks. For now he will focus his study on the Duck defense in a quest for answers. He has been charged with offering the data, yet keeping it simple for those of us mathematically impaired.   Take the extra two minutes to soak …

Offseason Stat-Plosion: The Team Efficiency Index

Sean Goodbody FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

It’s 2013, and statistics are ubiquitous in college football: yards per play, 3rd down conversion rate, points per game, defensive efficiency, time of possession, attractiveness of fake girlfriends, turnover margin, blah blah blah blah.   We’ve got all kinds of “objective” statistical methods to “measure” how “good” a football team “is.”  This clearly ain’t Knute Rockne’s football. The problem with all these objective …