By the numbers: Offensive stats dip after Kansas game
We all know that the numbers don’t tell the whole story (or as Todd Monken would say, “stats are, really, for losers”). But each week, we’ll update where Oklahoma State ranks in the NCAA’s major statistical categories.
Here’s what sticks out to me this week:
After scoring just 20 points against Kansas Saturday, OSU’s offensive numbers understandably dipped. The Cowboys still lead the nation in total offense (601.40 yards per game), but fell from first to third in scoring offense (48.60 points per game), first to fifth in red zone offense (96 percent), fifth to ninth in rushing offense (263.20 yards per game) and fifth to seventh in passing offense (338.20 yards per game).
Big jump in net punting — 28th to second — thanks to Quinn Sharp’s dominant day (averaged 53 yards per punt).
Also a big jump for fourth down conversion percentage defense — tied for 95th to 40th — after stopping KU on all five fourth down conversion attempts.
Turnover and penalty numbers still put OSU near the bottom of the nation.
Top of the heap
1. Total offense (601.40 yards per game)
2. Net punting (43.23 yards per punt)
2. Sacks allowed (0.40 per game)
3. Scoring offense (48.60 points per game)
5. Third down conversion percentage (54.79 percent)
T5. Red zone offense (96 percent)
7. Passing offense (338.20 yards per game)
8. First down offense (28.60 per game)
9. Rushing offense (263.20 yards per game)
18. Kickoff returns (25.82 yards per return)
18. Passing efficiency (157.51 rating)
22. Tackles for loss (7.40 per game)
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