Here are some pertinent statistics I drew on for the podcast – note the last charts and the items in red. Those are categories where we are behind our opponents.
Here are our latest National Ranking standings after this last game. The only two where we are in the top third of the 128 teams are Turnover Margin and the rather minor 4th down Conversion Percentage. Other than that we pretty much are in the bottom third in all the other rankings.
This is pretty scary to me – especially given that we have played three relatively poor teams this season so far. YSU, Rice and Syracuse were not above average if even that when we played them yet we still are worse than the teams we have played in every line item except Passing First Downs and First Downs by Penalty.
To twist the stick in your eye even further remember that our offense scored 41.5 ppg last season – a margin of +17.2 points… or 2 TDs and a FG less per game than we have this year.
This is the lineup we face for our last six games – try to see if you can find four wins in there, using the last chart below, to get us .500 on the season and to become bowl eligible… I really can’t.
Even though this is hard to read – here are the full ACC rankings at this time.