We are back this week to check in on the statistical situation facing your Baylor Bears 4 games into the season. Once again, I'm not doing the projecting thing this year-- at least not yet. Instead, we're just recapping how things are going so far and how our various studs are playing on the season.
Baylor Team Summary:
|Passing||Rushing||Total Offense||First Downs||Penalties||Turnovers|
With 680 yards on 76 plays, a lot of which came in garbage time well after the game was in-hand, Texas Tech did a number on our defensive stats. Where before we were outgaining opponents by over 440 yards (more than we were giving up), that number has now dropped to just 398. Oh well.
Baylor is still averaging a very healthy 7.6 yards per carry on the ground, good for the best mark in the country. Other ranks are below:
Baylor National Ranks in Offensive Categories
(Big 12 Ranks in Parenthesis)
Scoring Offense: 1 (1)
Total Offense: 1 (1)
Passing Offense: 8 (3)
Rushing Offense: 2 (1)
Tackles for Loss Allowed: 8 (2)
Team Passing Efficiency: 1 (1)
Pass Yards/Completion: 3 (1)
First Downs Offense: 9 (3)
Third Down Conversion Offense: 3 (1)
Not a lot to be upset about here, for sure. Seth now has a 19/5 TD/INT ratio after one INT that shouldn't have been against Tech. For comparison, Robert Griffin III had 18 TDs against 1 INT in his 2011 season at this time.
We're through a third of the regular season, and Russell has almost 1300 yards and 19 (!!!) TDs. That'll work.
|Shock Linwood||62||584||9.4||79 (TD)||6|
|Johnny Jefferson||35||274||7.8||46 (TD)||3|
|Jarrett Stidham||7||9||1.3||13 (TD)||1|
No surprises here unless you could Terence Williams being the #2 rusher on the team. He's gobbled up those garbage time stats and more, earning himself plenty of opportunities. That's #2 behind Shock, of course, who has so far posted the best yards/carry average of his career and is now the #1 rusher in the Big 12 in total rushing yards and yards/game. He's having a good season, you guys.
|Corey Coleman||24||570||23.8||61 (TD)||11|
|Chris Platt||4||78||19.5||42 (TD)||1|
|Lynx Hawthorne||7||55||7.9||22 (TD)||1|
Colt Barber of BearsTruth likes to keep a stat that I think perfectly encapsulates what Corey Coleman has done this season: Coleman has been tackled or run out of bounds on 13 of his catches this season. On the other 11, he's scored. That's 11 TDs in 1/3 of the season.
Baylor National Ranks in Defensive Categories
(Big 12 Ranks in Parenthesis)
Total Defense: 83 (7)
Scoring Defense: 79 (7)
Team Sacks: 42 (6)
Pass Efficiency Defense: 90 (7)
Tackles for Loss: 12 (2)
Pass Defense: 97 (6)
Rush Defense: 51 (4)
First Downs Defense: 53 (6)
Most of those numbers aren't all that great, so I'll give you another that is somewhat related to the defense that is pretty great:
Net Punting: 1 (1) -- GET YOU SOME, DREW GALITZ!!!
Rather than paste over the chart from BaylorBears.com, I'll link it. A few of the luminaries:
Tackles: Grant Campbell (32), Chance Waz (23), Travon Blanchard (22), Orion Stewart (19)
Sacks: Jamal Palmer (2), Shawn Oakman (2), 5 tied with 1
Tackles for Loss: Oakman (5.5), Palmer (5.0), Taylor Young (3.5)
QB Hurries: Palmer (10), K.J. Smith (3), Patrick Levels (3)
How about that Jamal Palmer getting after the QB, eh?