LSU (42) vs. Florida (28), Oct 12th
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Team Success Rates (cumulative)
The game wasn’t exactly a rout, so sometimes you can expect to see some weird gaps between “who won the game” and “who was the most efficient.” The UGA-SCar game this week was a pretty obvious example of said weirdness, but this LSU Florida graph actually maps to the score and game pacing really well.
Success and Explosiveness by Quarter
Hey, the Gators won the 4th quarter! Well... at least on efficiency. That LSU explosiveness line is more the result of a small sample size rather than consistent performance, though one of those plays was a huge 54-yarder.
Play Map: Yards and Result by Play
How did a game involving LSU and Florida have so many more explosive plays than a Georgia game this year? Strange times indeed.
LSU’s explosive plays were more explode-y, though; and Florida had a big gap there in a tough third quarter, with a few 3 and outs right when things were getting interesting.
Success and Explosiveness by Play Type
Success and Explosiveness by Down
Wow - those third and fourth downs are a real surprise: that’s real bad from LSU, and 3rd down conversion is usually one of those killer metrics.
Looking closer, it looks like all twelve* of LSU’s explosive plays were on first and second down, which is just uncanny.
*Yes, twelve is more than Georgia and South Carolina got combined in their game, and is actually 3 more than what Tua and co. were able to put up against South Carolina.
Rushing rate (cumulative), LSU
[Cookie monster noises]
Rushing and Passing Success (cumulative), LSU
Rushing rate (cumulative), Florida
Rushing and Passing Success (cumulative), Florida
Top Runners, LSU
Top Passers, LSU
That, uh, is a very, very good QB line from Joe Burrow. Fine whatever.
Top Receivers, LSU
That’s also a real good receivers line—there are only (and barely) 4 of them, but they were getting some work against the Flerda terds.
Top Tacklers, LSU
Top Runners, Florida
Top Passers, Florida
Kyle Trask actually had a pretty good line himself, but it wasn’t enough when the other QB did that.
Top Receivers, Florida
Top Tacklers, Florida
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This was a surprising amount of offense for a game that features these logos. Joe Burrow is looking like the real deal. Sure, there are always caveats about victories, but this one was as solid as it looked on the scoreboard.