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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CFBTN 101: Advanced RB statistics

Chris Thompson is averaging 8.8 yards per carry. That's good. That's really good. In fact, its the best among all players with a significant number of carries. But it gets even better. When we adjust Chris Thompson for the strength of the run defenses he has faced, 8.8 yards per carry rises to 9.2 yards.

When adjusting for the strength of run defenses, no player benefits more than Washington's Bishop Sankey. Sankey has averaged a respectable 5.1 yards per carry, but he has also faced a tougher schedule (meaning LSU and Stanford) than any other back in the country (with Oregon on the horizon, it isn't about to get easier). Adjusted for the opposition, Sankey is averaging 7.6 yards per carry, 14th best nationally.

For more adjusted yards per carry, go to Individual:Stats, go to Runners:Qual, and sort by Adj. Yards/Carry.

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