Stat graphs -- Totals, 3rd downs, special teams

Threw in the 'yards per attempt,' perhaps a telling stat

Published: January 24 2014 | 2:43 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:37 am in

I know, I said I was done. But then I started thinking and now I'm not done.

I wanted to get into some special teams numbers and third downs.

Last one, though, I promise. Someone remind me these are here at the end of next season.

Let's start with this thought:

TOTAL DEFENSE

Premise: Just wanted to see where each defense landed. (Sort by category.)

Conclusion: Iowa has allowed 3,000 yards passing just twice in KF's 15. Iowa had three years of mediocre defense after '09 and up to this season. Is the D back?

TOTAL OFFENSE

Premise: Guessing the pattern will be lesser for Iowa's offenses than D during the KF era (not exactly a limb I'm crawling out on). (Sort by category.)

Conclusion: Industry standard, for winnings teams, is 28.0 points a game. Iowa fights to get there, except for the magnificent early-mid 2000s. Drew Tate years were the highest yardage passing seasons. The 2002 OL, what more can you say? Iowa's pace in 2013 really shows up here. Most plays Iowa has run under Ferentz.

SPECIAL TEAMS LOOK

Premise: I just want to see what the stats really are and who did what. This one might take some time. (Sort by category.)

Punt returns

Conclusion: The philosophy shifts with the depth of the roster. When the staff feels like it has the athletes to return punts, Iowa had great numbers here. The few seasons leading up to this one, it was just secure the ball and get to first down. Martin-Manley had some leeway and put up some of the KF era's best numbers. Of course, fake punts. But hey, Iowa is 1 for its last 1 in covering fake punts.

Kick returns

THIRD DOWNS

Premise/Conclusion: These numbers speak for themselves. (Sort by category.)

YARDS PER ATTEMPT

Premise/Conclusion: Was it worth it for the team to pass the ball? Again, numbers speak for themselves. You can't be digging the trend. (Sort by category.)


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