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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Statistical Review: Kansas #108

The most remarkable thing about Kansas in 2012 is that they were only the third worst BCS conference team. Sure, Crist completed only 48% of his attempts (they had the worst raw EPA/Pass in the country). Sure, they scored only 18 points/game while allowing twice as many. Sure, they didn't have a win against a FBS opponent. But the Jayhawks gave Rice all they could handle, pushed Northern Illinois, and lost to Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech by a combined 17 points (only to lose to Kansas State and West Virginia by a combined 89 points). They ran the ball well - Sims rushed for 1,000 and Pierson and Cox combined for another 1,000 - and should have beat Texas while attempting only 9 passes. They held on to the football and were slightly better than average at defending third downs. In summary, this team was much better than most think only because they failed in one critical area ... winning.

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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