This is Part-4 where the Center of the Handicapping Universe Joe Duffy’s GodsTips.com breaks down the statistical comparisons of the bowl games. This report entails games of Dec. 30-Dec. 31.
Offensively, the pure numbers could not be closer as
Defensively, the Crimson Tide permits 48.7 less yards per game on .7 fewer yards per play. While the Buffs allow .2 less rushing yards per play,
Air Force gets 148.8 more rushing yards per game and
On defense, Air Force allows 16.8 less rushing yards per game but the Golden Bears have the upper hand in passing yards allowed by 28.8 per game. The Falcons allow .7 less rushing yards per attempt but the Bears permit .5 less passing yards per attempt.
Air Force allows a completion percentage of 5.8 less and they have a turnover margin of seven better than
USF leads in every major category on defense, but not overwhelmingly. They allow 57.8 less total yards per game and .7 less per play. The biggest edge is the Bulls allowing 1.4 less passing yards per reception. USF also has a turnover ratio of eight better.
Fresno State-Georgia Tech
On the other side of the ball, Tech allows 99.5 less total yards per game on .9 less yards per play. The Yellow Jackets have a humungous edge allowing 2.2 less rushing yards per attempt, but the Bulldogs allow .7 less passing yards per attempt and 1.9 less passing yards per reception.
On offense it’s
FSU allows 39.8 less total yards per game, though
On defense, the Cowboys allow 2.2 less first downs per game but the Hoosiers 49.1 less total yards per game.
Clemson gets 2.7 more first downs per game, 50.3 more total yards per game on .7 more yards per play. The SEC Tigers though gets .8 more passing yards per reception. Clemson completes a considerable 8.9 more percent of their passes.
Clemson also leads in most defensive classifications but modestly. They allow 25.1 less total yards per game, but are dead even in yards per play. Clemson has a turnover margin of 10 better.
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