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Looking Under the Hood of the Tech Offense

We saw the Tech offense really come out of its shell the last 1.5 games.  Here is a look under the hood of last week's game v. Baylor:

  • Tech ran 95 plays in 13 possessions.   That averages out to 7.3 plays per possession. Stating the obvious, /sarc/Tech will score a lot of points if this continues./sarc/  Compare that with the UT performance: 54 plays in 14 possessions or 3.9 plays per possession.  Stating the obvious, /sarc/ Tech won't score a lot points if this repeats.  /sarc/
  • A whopping 74 out of Tech's 95 (78%) of their plays resulted in positive yards. This is despite the fact that they ran the ball 36 times. (which is 11 more times than the ISU game)  Note to staff: Pass set up the run beautifully, so keep it going.  
  • Tech gained 10 yards or more one out of every four plays they ran. (21 plays went for 10 or more yards)  Think about that for a minute.  25% of all of Tech's plays ran were enough to gain a first down.   Point: That will keep opposing DC's up late into the night and will keep us adding more W's to the win column.  
  • You would think that an offensive performance like this you might punt the ball a time or two.  Not so, Tech punted the ball four times as the play calling after the Potts INT reverted back to what didn't work during the UT game.  Point: we could of had crazier numbers and Sticks would have played the 4th quarter if we would have stuck to what worked during the first half.  Note to staff: Don't change what you are doing if it working, just change the players! 
  • Of the 13 possessions, Tech scored on 7 of them.  

 

So what does this all mean? 

This performance has given the offensive players their swagger back.  Looking the rear view mirror, I imagine the players were just as frustrated as many of us for the first 3.5 games.  It seems to me that after being with the Captain for as many years as they were and producing all those crazy numbers, they just knew that good things would come their way if they just keep doing what they have been trained to do. 

I don't know if the new staff knew like the players knew until now.  It appears that the staff has gained immeasurable confidence by just allowing the players to play with a wrinkle or two. (Stephens in the wildcat and Potts high tailing it for 40 plus yards.)   They appear more in snyc with the players and more confident with their play calling.   Point: Sometimes experience is your best teacher. 

All of this couldn't come at a better time.  With the meat of the Big 12 on the doorstep, Tech needs to have their offensive firing on all cylinders to make up for the special team blunders, and the defense to have a chance to win any of the games.  Note to staff: Stating the obvious again but you need to coach those special teams and defense up!

I suspect that the offensive will have to score on at least 50% of their possessions to give the team a chance to win, if the defense doesn't force any turnovers or convert those turnovers to TD's themselves.

For you guys who love tables and stats I compared our offensive performance against ISU to Baylor below.  Enjoy.

2010 Offensive Output

ISU

Baylor

Raw Differential

Total Plays

87

100%

 

95

100%

 

8

Total Passes

62

71%

59

62%

-3

Total Runs

25

29%

36

38%

11

Plays Breakdown by

Yards Gain/Loss

 

 

 

 

Incompletions

20

23%

 

17

18%

 

-3

Turnovers

3

3%

26%

1

1%

19%

-2

For Loss

4

5%

31%

3

3%

22%

-1

0-4 Yards

16

18%

49%

29

31%

53%

13

5-9 Yards

25

29%

78%

21

22%

75%

-4

10-14 Yards

11

13%

91%

11

12%

86%

0

15 + Yards

8

9%

100%

13

14%

100%

5

 

 

 

 

Total Possessions

14

100%

 

13

100%

 

-1

Punt

5

37%

 

4

31%

 

-1

Turnover

3

21%

 

1

8%

 

-2

Failed 4th Downs

0

0%

 

0

0%

 

0

End of Half/Game

0

0%

 

1

8%

 

1

Scoring Drives

6

43%

 

7

54%

 

1

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