Gary Doran

Advanced Stats Report: Cal Poly

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As we continue our Advanced Stats Report series, we look at the following graphs exhibiting how the Cal Poly Mustangs (the Sun Devils second opponent on the 2015 schedule) match-up by the numbers against the Sun Devils.  Be aware that in looking over the graphs they are actually comparing apples to oranges, or more specifically Pac-12 to Big Sky numbers.  However, they do point of areas of strengths and weakness, along with approach against their level of competition.

Offensive Production

Points_Scored

Points_Quarter_Scored

Yds_Game_Gained

Plays_Run

TD_Scored

1st_Made

Avg_Carry_Gained

Pass_Yds_Made

Completions_Made

3rd_Made

Red_Z_Made

 

Defensive Output

Points_Allowed

Pts_Quarter_Allowed

Yards_Allowed

Plays_Faced

TD_Allowed

1st_Allowed

Yds_Carry_Allowed

Yds_Pass_Allowed

Completion_Allowed

3rd_Allowed

Red_Z_Allowed

Sacks_Made

Intercept_Made

What the Numbers Say

As you can see, the Mustangs like to run the ball.  In fact, the Mustangs run the ball four times for every one pass they attempt.  They are also pretty darn good at picking up third downs and scoring those valuable touchdowns in the the red zone.  This of course is against their level of competition.  From a defensive standpoint, they seem to allow a good percentage of opponents’ passes to be completed.  They don’t sack opposing quarterback with much frequency, nor pick off many passes averaging just over one per game.  In looking at just the 2104 season, the Mustangs score their most points in the third quarter, which just happens to be the one where ASU scores the least.  Also, the second quarter is where the Mustangs gave up the most points last year, while that was the quarter where the Devils scored the most points.

All data used can be found on gopoly.com and  cfbstats.com.

About Gary Doran

Gary Doran

Gary graduated from ASU many years ago. After careers working in banking, finance and the financial administration of academic research funding, he is now interested in utilizing his passion for numbers towards two things he thoroughly loves; Arizona State University and college football. He is looking forward to finding the “stories” buried within the numbers on a football stat sheet. He has gone to ASU football games all the way back to the days of Frank Kush and the WAC. He has been married to an amazing ASU graduate for almost forty years, and they currently live in Ventura, CA. Although this may disqualify him from talking football, he and his wife enjoy the practice of yoga and dancing the Argentine Tango. Ole!

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