Matt Visinsky

A Dive into the Stats of Baylor vs. SMU

As the Bears and Mustangs prepare to square off, how do the advanced stats like this matchup, and what are some things to watch for?

The facts and nothing else.  No spin, no analysis.  What do the stats tell us about this matchup.  I will get most of these stats from FootballOutsiders.com, which you can find their explanations and definitions on their site.  

As the weeks go on, these stats will get better, more in-tune with realty and more granular when it comes to the offense/defense metrics.  Simply put, FO.com doesn't have the data points yet to do the offense/defense stats that take into account run and pass attacks.  They will, and will add them in a few weeks. 

Baylor vs. SMU 

Category



2015 2016 2015 2016
F/+ Combined Rank 14 13 106 104
S&P+ 14 19 104 99
FEI 13 9 107 109
Special Teams S&P+ N/A 44 N/A 101
Defensive S&P+ 85 7 119 119
Offensive S&P+ 1 89 79 26
RealTime RPI N/A 16 N/A 94
Massey Rankins N/A 15 N/A 119

Baylor Offense vs. SMU Defense

Category
S&P+ Off/Def 89 119
Yards Per Pass 7.69 6.22
Passer Rating 187.02 117.45
Yards Per Rush 6.40 2.86
Yards Per Play 6.92 4.99
Yards Per Game 498 394
Plays Per Game 72 79
3rd Down % 46.67% (7-15) 40% (6-15)
4th Down % 100% (1-1) 33.33% (1-3)
Scoring 55 21

Baylor Defense vs. SMU Offense

Category
S&P+ Def/Off 7 26
Yards Per Pass 1.63 11.11
Passer Rating 40.3 170.74
Yards Per Rush 1.18 5.91
Yards Per Play 1.32 7.84
Yards Per Game 78 572
Plays Per Game 59 73
3rd Down % 6.67% (1-15) 57.14% (8-14)
4th Down % 100% (1-1) 0% (0-1)
Scoring 7 34

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