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Baylor Offensive, Defensive Stats Through Week 5

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4 games down, 8 to go and the Baylor Bears are piling up stats.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Pass Rush Pen Tot No. Yds Fum Int Tot
Offense 4 19.5 29.8 65.5 368.5 5.3 49.5 376.8 7.6 3.8 79.3 745.3 9.4 13.8 17.5 1.3 32.5 11.8 103.8 0.5 1.3 1.8
Defense 4 21.3 35.0 60.7 253.8 1.8 41.5 144.0 3.5 0.8 76.5 397.8 5.2 10.8 8.8 2.5 22.0 11.5 92.3 1.3 1.3 2.5
Difference -1.8 -5.2 +4.8 +114.7 +3.5 +8.0 +232.8 +4.1 +3.0 +2.8 +347.5 +4.2 +3.0 +8.7 -1.2 +10.5 +0.3 +11.5 -0.8 0.0 -0.7
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CFB: View Original Table
Generated 10/8/2015.

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)

Quarterbacks:

Passing Statistics
NAME CMP ATT YDS CMP% YDS/A TD INT RAT
Seth Russell 65 103 1281 63.1 12.44 19 5 218.7
Jarrett Stidham 13 16 193 81.3 12.06 2 0 223.8
Totals 78 119 1474 65.5 12.39 21 5 219.4

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.

Running Backs:

Rushing Statistics
NAME CAR YDS AVG LONG TD
Shock Linwood 62 584 9.4 79 (TD) 6
Terence Williams 45 326 7.2 56 1
Johnny Jefferson 35 274 7.8 46 (TD) 3
Seth Russell 22 172 7.8 38 3
Devin Chafin 19 106 5.6 19 1
Corey Coleman 7 34 4.9 19 0
Jarrett Stidham 7 9 1.3 13 (TD) 1
KD Cannon 1 2 2.0 2 0
Totals 198 1507 7.6 79 15

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.

Wide Receivers:

Receiving Statistics
NAME REC YDS AVG LONG TD
Corey Coleman 24 570 23.8 61 (TD) 11
Jay Lee 17 375 22.1 87 4
KD Cannon 9 186 20.7 56 3
Chris Platt 4 78 19.5 42 (TD) 1
Ishmael Zamora 5 59 11.8 26 1
Lynx Hawthorne 7 55 7.9 22 (TD) 1
Gus Penning 2 48 24.0 35 0
Quan Jones 3 34 11.3 25 0
Chris Johnson 2 28 14.0 20 0
Davion Hall 3 25 8.3 13 0
Johnny Jefferson 1 11 11.0 11 0
Devin Chafin 1 5 5.0 5 0
Totals 78 1474 18.9 87 21

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!!!

Defensive Stats:

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?