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Friday, March 29, 2013

Statistical Review: FIU #105

FIU was on the brink of a very different season. They lost 5 games by 8 points or fewer, including Louisville and BCS-slayers La-Monroe, Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State. Fundamentally, FIU was a solid team, and by solid I mean not that much worse than average, but a handful of major deficiencies really held the Golden Panthers back: they were 43rd nationally in pass yards/attempt but gave up a sack once for every 9 pass attempts; their kicking game cost them a half point on average per field goal attempt; they allowed more than 5 points per red zone possession. Improvement in these areas and a few more takeaways and FIU could have been a quality just-below-average football team.

The Statistical Review breaks down teams along a number of performance categories, everything from red zone scoring to field goal percentage, and compares that performance against the rest of the FBS. All 124 teams will be reviewed from 124 to 1 by the hybrid rankings. You can find short descriptions in the table below.

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