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Stats Utah Game
Quarterback; Grade C  True
Freshman Jake Browning completed 23 of 39 passes for 257
yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted once. Jake's pass efficiency on
the night was 117.7; his PE on the season stands
at 136.3, which ranks eighth in the conference.
Offensive Line; Grade
B: The Huskies Offensive Line Efficiency rating was 182.7 compared to the
Utes' 192.5. Whoever wins this stat usually wins the game. The OL is the
most important positional unit on the team, which is why this stat tracks
with wins and losses. (See the calculation below).
Pass Receivers: Grade
B: 257 yards passing, 11.2 yards per completion, with 9 different
receivers, seemed adequate enough.
Ball
Carriers; Grade B: The Dawgs posted 124 yards rushing, averaging
just 3.2 yards per carry. Gaskin ran 20 times for 93 yards, averaging 4.7
yards per carry, while Dwayne Washington ran 6 times for 55 yards. Punter
Korey Durkee's muffed snap cost UW 27 yards in its run stats, i.e., Durkee
was credited with 27 yards rushing.
Special Teams: Grade B:
Tristan Vizcaino kicked off six times, averaging 63.2 yards per kickoff, and
had three touchbacks. UW averaged 35.2 yards per punt. Cameron Van Winkle
booted three field goals (from 42, 39 and 49 yards out).
Defense; Grade C:
The defense yielded 346 total yards; however, Utah ran for 191 yards.
Coaching; Grade
C: More study time at Suzzallo is in order.
Computing a hypothetical per
game offensive line efficiency
Our hypothetical measure is a function of a team's
passing efficiency rating, its rushing yards per carry, its rushing touchdowns,
its thirddown conversions; its number of offensive plays; its offensive line's penalty yards
and its sacks allowed. That is,
OLE = PEO + YPC * X + RT * Y + TDC * NOP  OLPY  5 * SA
Where PEO = passefficiency offense; YPC = yards per carry; x
and y = normalizing numbers; RT = rushing touchdowns; TDC = thirddown
conversions; NOP = number of offensive plays; OLPY = offensive line penalty yards;
SA = Sacks Allowed
In the game against Utah, the OLE's
were:
UW Offensive line efficiency = 117.66 + 3.2 *20.57 +
1*5.09 + 78 * 7/16  15  5 * 5 = 182.7
Utah Offensive line efficiency = 98.08 + 4.2*20.57 +
3*5.09 + 70* 6/15  15  5 * 1 = 192.5
(*) The normalizing numbers X=20.57 and Y=5.09
were chosen so that YPC plus RT would be
equivalent to a Passing Efficiency Rating of 100. X and Y are the averages for
the Pac12 stats involving YPC (X = 90/4.375) and RT (Y = 10/1.96) for the 2013
season. The numbers 90 and 10 were chosen so that YPC would have more weight in
the computation than RT; the numbers 4.375 and 1.96 are the Pac12 averages for
YPC and RT. To guard against a meaningless
rating resulting from a limited number of carries, the normalizing number x
needs to be restricted. For one, if the number of carries
is less than z then set x=1, with the value of z yet to be determined. Alternatively, the
value of the factor yuck * x could be controlled in a similar way to the limits placed on the
NFL's passer rating computation.
More specifically, the equation
for OLE is a function of 12 metrics:

Pass attempts (PA)

Pass completions (PC)

Yards passing (TY)

Number of passing
touchdowns (TD)

Number of interceptions (I)

Yards per carry (YPC; sack
yardage figures into the calculation)

Rushing touchdowns (RT)

Thirddown conversions (TDC)

Number of offensive plays (NOP)

Offensive line penalty
yards. (OLPY)

Sacks allowed (SA)

The values for x and y
(Pac12 averages for the 2013 season)
The complete equation is as
follows:
OLE =
(TY*8.4+PC*100+TD*330I*200)/PA + YPC * X + RT * Y + TDC * NOP  OLPY  5 * SA
Note that this hypothetical computation
correlates with UW's won/lost record (94) for the 2013 season, with UW
dominating the statistic in its 9 wins and losing the stat in its 4 losses.