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Graphing the Tide at Miss State: Niblack, Milroe, and ... murderball?

(Ignore the tacklers line again, the play by play for tacklers is incomplete again this week.)

One might be surprised that in a pretty lopsided game, some core stats were even: Time of possession, Yards per rush, 1st downs, 3rd down efficiency ... even sacks. So where was the gap that game us this scoreboard?

Well, some are plainly evident here: total yardage, Yards per pass, and turnovers. But you have to look at a few other factors that aren’t in the traditional box scores, like field position (see that turnovers like, 0 to 3), red zone performance, and efficiency (especially in critical situations).