During the upcoming bye weekend, we're diving in deep to the advanced stats sheet to see where WKU football stands so far in 2014.
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1) Offensive line--About average in yards per carry, but have improved every week. Great so far at pass protection (sack rate,) and avoiding other drive-killing/negative yardage plays (stuff rate.) Average at power run plays, need to improve at opportunity rate (also partially on running backs.)
2) Running backs--Leon Allen's opportunity rate is much lower than Antonio Andrews' last year (50 percent.) Very good once he gets to the second level, just needs to find a way to get there more often--Whether that's hitting the holes better or getting a bit more help from the OL. The OL line yards weren't good against BGSU, but improved against Illinois, and against MTSU were more than enough for Allen to get more "opportunities" and "highlight yards" than he earned.
3) Wide receivers--So many weapons. Five different players averaging 6 targets or more a game. Mitchell Henry is having a great start to the season at tight end. The big question for me is what happened to Taywan Taylor? Huge game against BGSU, then only 8 targets in the two games since. Has the highest yards per target of all the regularly used receivers (except Nicholas Norris, after his two huge grabs against MTSU,) and has a higher catch rate than Allen (a running back,) and Henry (a tight end.)
Stay tuned for a breakdown of defense, followed by a look at team stats.