Saturday, November 09, 2013

Has change been beneficial for UConn?

With UConn having played as many games with T.J. Weist as the head coach and Tim Boyle at quarterback as it did with Paul Pasqualoni calling the shots and Chandler Whitmer lining up behind center, I thought it would be a good time to see how the numbers look.

UConn's running game has been significantly more effective as the Huskies ran for 183 yards in the first four games and has 412 yards over the last four games.

UConn has 12 more first downs over these last four games, the rushing defense numbers are also better as opponents ran for 770 yards during an 0-4 start and 516 over the last four games.

The Huskies have remained disciplined as they had 18 accepted penalties in the first four games and 18 in the last four games.

Sacks are still an issue. Whitmer took a lot of criticism for holding onto the ball too long and taking unnecessary sacks as UConn gave up 20 sacks. Well, things haven't gotten much better as Connecticut QBs have been sacked 18 times in the last four games.

The story is the same on the other side of the line as UConn had three sacks in the first four games and three in the last four games (including Jesse Joseph's first sack of the season last night).

Opponents have thrown for nearly 100 more yards against the Huskies in the last four games than they did during 0-4 start. When you factor in that UConn was being blown out in three of those four recent games so teams were less likely to throw the ball in an attempt to manage the game and the numbers are more frightening. UConn has also given up nine touchdown passes over the last four games.

UConn has 13 turnovers and five offensive touchdowns over the last four games and the Huskies have thrown the ball 21 more times but have the same number of completions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

they have also played much better teams since Coach PP was fired

November 10, 2013 10:31 PM 

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