Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Closer Look at the Emory & Henry Game
Numbers Can Be Deceptive.

There are several things that I found intriguing about the statistics from Saturdays game. First was that Ferrum won the time of possession battle.Ferrum had the ball for five mins. longer than the Wasps. While Emory and Henry had 10 more first downs than the Panthers, Ferrum out rushed the Wasps 133 yards to 94 yards. As for passing, E&H led this yardage category 227 yards to 183 yards. Overall offensive yards went to the Wasps, but only by 321-316...5 yards difference.

Both teams fumbled twice, Ferrum lost both, Emory lost one.
Ferrum had 134 yards in penalties, Emory had 40.
Ferrum averaged 42.7 yards per their three kickoffs. Emory averaged 66 yards, and had 2 touchbacks.
Ferrum did not record a sack...Neither did Emory and Henry.

More information on the two passing games:
                                                  FC        E&H

   Completions-Attempts-Int 16-26-2 21-31-0 
   Average Per Attempt 7.0 7.3 
   Average Per Completion 11.4 10.8 
   Passing Touchdowns 

Emory threw five more passes and completed five more passes. The average yard gained per pass was virtually even with a slight edge going to Ferrum.

Ferrum did not record an interception, while E&H recorded two.    

Lastly, Ferrum entered the red zone of Emory and Henry 3 times, scoring once. The Wasps visited Ferrum's Red Zone 6 times, scoring five times. 

So take what you will from these numbers. A lot of these numbers are encouraging, and some will leave you scratching your head. But it is a starting point to gauge where the Panthers can improve. This game is over, and all that can be done is to build toward improving.

As for my week 1 picks, I was 6-2

I missed the Ferrum game, and the Greensboro vs Guilford game.

Shenandoah and Christopher Newport were the only two teams that won.... CNU won 12-7, and the Hornets prevailed 49-21. Shenandoah is a team to be dealt with. They are going to surprise some people.

1 comment:

  1. You can not sack the quarter back with no upfront push. They need a big guy up front to put the bull rush on and require a double team to free up another player. Adams fails to realise what size can do. He wants linebackers for tackles. They need a new defensive coach.