Breaking down the Beaver stats

IT WASN'T THAT long ago that time of possession was a hugely important statistic when it came to wins and losses. Not so much anymore. Sometimes stats lie, and sometimes they tell a world of truth. In looking at the 6-6 regular season mark at Oregon State, the stat book reveals a number of intriguing numbers...

In 43 different team statistical categories ranked by the NCAA, the Beavs ranked in the top half of the Pac-12 conference in 16 of them.

Nationally, Oregon State ranked in the top 20 in five categories, highlighted by a No. 3 ranking in the nation in passing offense, a No. 4 slotting in passes intercepted and No. 13 in time of possession.

There were 10 categories where the Beavs ranked tenth or worse in the Pac-12, and 12 national categories where OSU was 85th or lower, including a red zone defense that ranked last in the Pac-12 and No. 120 out of 123 FBS teams.

Here's a closer look at all the numbers for Oregon State:

Statistic

National
Rank

Conference
Rank

 

National Leader

 

Conference
Leader

 

3rd Down Conversion Pct (123 ranked)

69

7

 

LSU

 

Stanford

 

3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense (123 ranked)

63

10

 

Louisville

 

Stanford

 

4th Down Conversion Pct (123 ranked)

41

5

 

Wake Forest

 

Stanford

 

4th Down Conversion Pct Defense (123 ranked)

85

10

 

Alabama

 

Washington

 

Blocked Kicks (77 ranked)

41

5

 

San Jose St.
Air Force
North Texas

 

Southern California

 

Blocked Kicks Allowed (123 ranked)

105

11

 

24 teams tied

 

UCLA
Utah

 

Blocked Punts (15 ranked)

   

 

North Texas

 

Southern California

 

Blocked Punts Allowed (122 ranked)

74

7

 

73 teams tied

 

6 teams tied

 

Completion Percentage (123 ranked)

18

2

 

Louisville

 

UCLA

 

Fewest Penalties Per Game (123 ranked)

82

7

 

Navy

 

Arizona St.

 

Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game (123 ranked)

74

7

 

Navy

 

Arizona St.

 

First Downs Defense (123 ranked)

74

6

 

Louisville

 

Arizona St.

 

First Downs Offense (123 ranked)

15

3

 

Texas Tech

 

Oregon

 

Fumbles Lost (123 ranked)

81

10

 

5 teams tied

 

Utah

 

Fumbles Recovered (123 ranked)

63

7

 

Ball St.

 

UCLA
Washington St.
Utah

 

Kickoff Return Defense (123 ranked)

66

9

 

Miami (OH)

 

Stanford

 

Kickoff Returns (123 ranked)

76

7

 

Stanford

 

Stanford

 

Net Punting (123 ranked)

73

7

 

Alabama

 

Utah

 

Pass Sacks Allowed (122 ranked)

69

6

 

Toledo

 

Stanford

 

Passes Had Intercepted (123 ranked)

101

9

 

Louisville
Army

 

Oregon

 

Passes Intercepted (119 ranked)

4

2

 

Florida St.
Houston

 

Arizona St.

 

Passing Offense (123 ranked)

3

1

 

Fresno St.

 

Oregon St.

 

Passing Yards Allowed (123 ranked)

74

6

 

Florida St.

 

Southern California

 

Passing Yards per Completion (123 ranked)

73

9

 

Baylor

 

Oregon

 

Punt Return Defense (123 ranked)

45

6

 

Utah St.

 

Oregon

 

Punt Returns (123 ranked)

97

9

 

North Carolina

 

Southern California

 

Red Zone Defense (123 ranked)

120

12

 

Bowling Green

 

Southern California

 

Red Zone Offense (123 ranked)

95

11

 

Florida St.

 

Arizona St.

 

Rushing Defense (123 ranked)

91

11

 

Michigan St.

 

Stanford

 

Rushing Offense (123 ranked)

118

11

 

Army

 

Oregon

 

Scoring Defense (123 ranked)

94

10

 

Florida St.

 

Stanford

 

Scoring Offense (122 ranked)

31

5

 

Baylor

 

Oregon

 

Tackles for Loss Allowed (123 ranked)

63

6

 

Toledo
Stanford

 

Stanford

 

Team Pass Sacks (123 ranked)

85

9

 

Louisville

 

Utah

 

Team Passing Efficiency (123 ranked)

32

5

 

Baylor

 

Oregon

 

Team Passing Efficiency Defense (123 ranked)

61

7

 

Michigan St.

 

Washington

 

Team Tackles for Loss (123 ranked)

78

10

 

Clemson

 

Stanford

 

Time of Possession (123 ranked)

13

1

 

Bowling Green

 

Oregon St.

 

Total Defense (123 ranked)

92

9

 

Michigan St.

 

Stanford

 

Total Offense (123 ranked)

25

4

 

Baylor

 

Oregon

 

Turnover Margin (123 ranked)

51

7

 

Houston

 

Arizona St.

 

Turnovers Gained (123 ranked)

11

2

 

Houston

 

Arizona St.

 

Turnovers Lost (123 ranked)

100

9

 

Navy

 

UCLA
Southern California
Washington

 

 

 


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