The Oklahoma State-TCU Drive Charts Are Beautiful

first_imgYards per play: 4.8Points per drive (offense): 0.50Points per drive (defense): 2.82Points off turnovers: 6Average starting field position: Own 25Glenn Spencer is going to hand out TCU’s drive chart from this game as a stocking stuffer for Christmas because this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. How about 0.50 points per drive?! How about six punts, two picks, three TOs on downs and just one TD? How about 4.8 yards per play for an offense that came in averaging nearly seven.Spencer said after the game he was thrilled for his guys, and he should be. That was one of the great defensive performances of the Mike Gundy era.“Just happy the guys can get recognized for that,” Spencer told the Oklahoman. “Somebody’s going to say something good about ’em this week. I get tired of people talking bad about them.”Here are the 10 instances in the Gundy era when OSU has held a team to six or fewer points and five or fewer yards per play. It’s just the fifth time against a FBS opponent.screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-5-19-54-pm Oklahoma State pounded TCU on Saturday 31-6, and the drive charts from the game are everything you would imagine and maybe even more. Let’s take a look at Mike Yurcich’s offense first.OSU Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-11-20-at-8-12-23-amThat second-half offense clutched up after a pretty weak first half. Here are the advanced stats:Yards per play: 6.8Points per drive (offense): 2.82Points per drive (defense): 0.50Points off turnovers: 7Average starting field position: Own 25OSU almost reached the seven-yards-a-play mark for the third straight game. That 2.82 number on offense is good, not great. It would look a lot better if they had scored one more TD on the final drive of the game.TCU Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-11-20-at-8-12-28-am While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

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