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Advanced Stats: MSU

That was sweet. My favorite part is MSU fan’s crying over us using Mullen’s own words as a jab at his three-year reign of douche-y-ness. That and the complete domination in the game. While we maybe got a little lucky that the score was tied at half time (MSU could have scored 17 more points without the turn-over on downs, the INT at the goal line, and the missed FG), we could have easily been blowing them out at the half (without 3 “mental-mistake” turnovers, giving up a KO return, and two busted coverages). Basically, we won the first ½ handily, it just didn’t show up because of turnovers and special teams – you could see the second half coming though in the success rates.

Ole Miss

MSU

Q1

50.0%

41.2%

Q2

54.5%

16.7%

Q3

42.9%

37.5%

Q4

62.5%

41.7%

Total

51.9%

33.3%

We really started turning it on in the 2nd quarter, a quarter that we won by a TD – it just didn’t feel like it because I was crapping my pants due to the turnovers. What impressed me the most was our ability to control the game late. Up 34-17 and starting with 1:43 left in the 3rd quarter and Brunetti in the game, we had drives of 11 plays for 87 yards that took up 4:59 and 10 plays for 20(had to double check that) yards that took up 6:44. Imagine how effectively this offense can control the flow of a game if it can both run a hurry up that gives us the ability to score in 1:30 and take the air out of the ball and take 7 minutes off the clock while gaining 20 yards. I think if Wallace were a little bit more of a running threat, we could be there now.

PLAY CALLING

Run Percentage

Standard

Passing

Ole Miss

82.7%

44.0%

MSU

41.7%

22.2%

It’s interesting that we ran the ball so much. In the second half, we only threw the ball 4 times. We were 3 of 4 for 53 yards and 3 TDs. MSU abandoned the run pretty early and relied on Tyler Russell. I’ve said all year that Russell wouldn’t make it to our game because he never has a back in to protect him and takes a lot of hits. He’s a big boy and proved me wrong and started our game, but was eventually knocked out. While MSU was relying on the pass, they did turn to the draw play on 4 of their 13 third downs attempts and were unsuccessful on all of them.

TARGETS

Player

Targets

Catches

Yards

Moncrief

8

7

173

Sanders

5

3

86

Logan

2

2

9

Mackey

2

1

1

Scott

2

1

0

Mosley

1

1

25

Not a lot to report here that you didn’t see watching the game. We fed Moncrief. Sanders had a nice game as well.

OL and RB

After being much maligned the last few weeks, the OL game through in a big way. We piled up 238 rushing yards and our longest run was 29 yards. Our second longest run was 15 yards. This 238 was not done by sputtering all game then having Scott bust a long one. It was done by over-powering the MSU DL and picking up small chunks that kept us ahead of the chains all night. The OL averaged 3.2 OL YPC. Brunetti had the most highlight yards (30) and Scott (17.5) and Wallace (15.5) had nice nights as well.

PASSING

Wallace played an outstanding game with the very notable exception of the turnovers. If we can get the Jevan Snead out of him, Wallace could be right behind Eli Manning in the record books.

All

Completions

Attempts

Yards

TD

INT

Sacks

Sack %

Eff

Wallace

15

22

294

5

2

1

4.3%

237.25

Standard

Completions

Attempts

Yards

TD

INT

Sacks

Sack %

Eff

Wallace

6

9

156

1

2

0

0.0%

204.49

It’s interesting that he threw both of his picks when we were ahead of the down and distance – he didn’t have to force either of them.

Passing

Completions

Attempts

Yards

TD

INT

Sacks

Sack %

Eff

Wallace

9

13

138

4

0

1

7.1%

259.94

And he was fairly masterful in passing situations. This has been a trend all year – Wallace does not have the fall off you would expect to see when the defense know that you have to pass. He often times improves his numbers in passing situations.

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