In order to provide us with a more holistic understanding of Texas Tech's performance against Texas, thus far and in comparison with the 2009 season, I thought it might be useful to pull together a Report Card which provides a comprehensive snapshot of our team's progress to date. I also thought it might be useful to restrain us from seizing a single data point and extrapolating it away - because, of course, we never do that!
Source: CFBStats.com, NCAA, ESPN (thanks to NM99 and Seth for pointing me in the right direction!)
Please feel feel to Rec so we that we can keep the numbers up over the next several days (even if you think this post stinks!)
The Reports are broken down into Offense and Defense and also includes an analysis of our overall rankings among other things.
Formating these charts was a little tricky, so I've provided a few options which I hope satisfies everyone's navigation preferences.
Option 1: Click on the Images and a larger window should pop up.
Option 2: Click on the links under the charts. This link will take you to a blog site I set up to store these images. These images should be a little bigger than in Option 1.
Option 3: PDF option for those who like to PDF.
Click on the chart to enlarge. Or you can find the larger version HERE. Once you're on the image-specific page, be sure and double click to enlarge!
And here's the PDF for the Offense!
Our offensive statistics validate what we've been seeing. Our numbers are way down across almost every category compared to 2009. To put it in perspective, our best passing performance in 2010 has yet to eclipse our average performance in 2009. Clearly there's lots of work to do. Anybody see a silver lining?
Click on the chart to enlarge. Or you can find the larger version HERE. Once on the image-specific page, make sure and double click to enlarge!
And here's the PDF for the Defense!
Comments: Overall, the defensive performance has not changed much from 2009 to 2010. However, at the category level we see slight improvements across the board. These numbers give credence to those who believe that their eyes are telling them that our defense is better regardless what the overall statistics might be.
The most pronounced difference between this year and last year can be seen in the number of intereceptions made so far and our performance against the run (although large deficits by UNM and SMU against Tech may also have contributed to our improved defensive showing versus the run).
Plenty of room for optimism on the defensive side of the ball.
My aim is to keep these reports going throughout the year. Last year, I fell apart after Week 4, but this year, I'm determined to keep it up (extra motivation: Axe to grind!)
Just a couple of notes. Sagarin does not keep his ranking archives in the public domain, so if anyone has Sagarin data for TTU during weeks 1 and 2, please let me know and I will update for next week.
I hope the Report Cards are otherwise self explanatory. If not, please let me know, and I'll try to change or improve.
One other thing, there is a ton more data on special team, but there's only so much time in the day. I may (faint promise) try and get that out at some point.
There's plenty of data here for everyone.