A-Back Rushing Distribution

presjacket

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I thought I would present the yards per carry data. I found it very interesting that the rushing yards per attempt was the worst in 2009 - our best year record wise!

YARDS PER CARRY
Season B-Back QB A-Back Others Total
2013 5.69 3.72 7.71 1.07 5.46
2012 4.86 4.50 7.45 -1.80 5.39
2011 5.25 4.19 9.09 2.53 5.73
2010 5.38 4.53 7.78 3.57 5.58
2009 5.73 3.80 7.07 2.08 5.22
2008 6.69 3.51 8.13 2.44 5.55
Avg 5.60 4.04 7.87 1.65 5.49
 

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I thought I would present the yards per carry data. I found it very interesting that the rushing yards per attempt was the worst in 2009 - our best year record wise!

YARDS PER CARRY
Season B-Back QB A-Back Others Total
2013 5.69 3.72 7.71 1.07 5.46
2012 4.86 4.50 7.45 -1.80 5.39
2011 5.25 4.19 9.09 2.53 5.73
2010 5.38 4.53 7.78 3.57 5.58
2009 5.73 3.80 7.07 2.08 5.22
2008 6.69 3.51 8.13 2.44 5.55
Avg 5.60 4.04 7.87 1.65 5.49
The two worst years for qb y/a was '08, Josh's rookie year and last year, Vad's rookie year. My guess is JT blows trend away.
 

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I thought I would present the yards per carry data. I found it very interesting that the rushing yards per attempt was the worst in 2009 - our best year record wise!

YARDS PER CARRY
Season B-Back QB A-Back Others Total
2013 5.69 3.72 7.71 1.07 5.46
2012 4.86 4.50 7.45 -1.80 5.39
2011 5.25 4.19 9.09 2.53 5.73
2010 5.38 4.53 7.78 3.57 5.58
2009 5.73 3.80 7.07 2.08 5.22
2008 6.69 3.51 8.13 2.44 5.55
Avg 5.60 4.04 7.87 1.65 5.49
I knew TWs passing stats were better than JNs, but these stats surprised me.
 

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presjacket: Thanks for the information. It appeared to me that we were loading up on the BBack and quarterback to much. This may be the reason we were getting stuffed in the middle too much. I know the philosophy is to make the defense bunch up in the middle so the A Backs will have a more open field, but it can backfire it the defenses have been following the statistics, and play their defenses accordingly.

It is fairly safe for a defense to go with the odds. And when the offense does not pass efficiently, plus producing fumbles, it obviously gives the defense an edge in the guessing game.
We did run the B-back more than normal last year, but we were as effective with it as we have been since Dwyer was on campus. I wonder how many times the give to the B-back was called vs being a read?
 

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I knew TWs passing stats were better than JNs, but these stats surprised me.
Sacks count against the QBs rushing yardage in college. That may account for some of it. Plus Nesbitt seemed to keep it a lot in short yardage situations.
 

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I thought I would present the yards per carry data. I found it very interesting that the rushing yards per attempt was the worst in 2009 - our best year record wise!

YARDS PER CARRY
Season B-Back QB A-Back Others Total
2013 5.69 3.72 7.71 1.07 5.46
2012 4.86 4.50 7.45 -1.80 5.39
2011 5.25 4.19 9.09 2.53 5.73
2010 5.38 4.53 7.78 3.57 5.58
2009 5.73 3.80 7.07 2.08 5.22
2008 6.69 3.51 8.13 2.44 5.55
Avg 5.60 4.04 7.87 1.65 5.49
A couple of things that jump out at me: How about those BB YPC in 2008? Tell me that doesn't just jump up and slap you in the face. I guess that is defenses getting used to our O, huh. The other is the QB YPC in the TW years. For all the crap he has taken about being slow and weak compared to JN etc, it certainly raises an eyebrow.
 

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The difference between Tevin and Josh didn't have anything to do with something you could see looking at the stat sheet. [I applaud Tevin for being as successful as he was and for achieving well beyond what most envisioned he would. I think he'll be successful in life, regardless of what he does, because he puts 100% of everything he has into what he does.] To me, the difference was WHEN they got the yards. I think we all were spoiled by JN's uncanny ability to get it done in crunch time. Whenever we needed those 2 or 3 yards, or needed to sustain a drive, or needed to make the play (excepting the end of the 2009 UGA game), Josh got it done. I remember so many instances where, with Tevin, we'd move the ball like pro's between the 20's, but couldn't punch it in (our kicking was beyond atrocious) and come away empty; or we'd be steadily marching down the field in a crucial point of the game and, inexplicably, within 3 plays, we're off the field.

There are ways to look at the data to see these types of trends, but that data is difficult to come by. I admit, this is more a feel thing, than a hard fact thing. But think about where we would have been if Josh doesn't punch the WF touchdown on 4th down at the end of the game or if Josh doesn't grab that fumble back from the LB in the FSU game. It just seemed that Josh had that IT factor that pushed us over the top. For all of his warts, Josh brought something to the table we haven't had since. I think JT can bring that back, but in a different way.
 

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+1. JN is my favorite QB under CPJ. You listed why - he did what it took to win. The 2009 UGAg game was an exception. JN was injured at the end of the first quarter and sat out a few series. {Hurt due to a premeditated dirty play by UGAg players pulling his legs apart in the pile and injuring his groin.}

JN was/is a warrior and if I had to pick one person to get the job done, it would be him.
 

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+1. JN is my favorite QB under CPJ. You listed why - he did what it took to win. The 2009 UGAg game was an exception. JN was injured at the end of the first quarter and sat out a few series. {Hurt due to a premeditated dirty play by UGAg players pulling his legs apart in the pile and injuring his groin.}

And if DT doesn't drop the 4th down pass, who knows, he may have pulled that out too.
 
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