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Monday, June 3, 2013

Statistical Review: Pittsburgh #67

Pitt threw only three interceptions all season. Twenty five teams threw more than three interceptions in individual games, and only 48 teams avoided a 3+ interception game. Army had fewer interceptions in 2012, with two, but Army threw 115 passes all season. Pitt was second nationally in fewest turnovers per possession: 6.4%.

Pitt's Sunseri did more right than not throw the ball to the other team. He also completed 66% of his attempts for 13 yards per completion. All together, Sunseri had an EPA per pass of .395, better than Geno Smith, Seth Doege, Landry Jones and EJ Manuel among many, many others. Some of that was offset, though, by 38 sacks, so that Sunseri had an EPA per play (run + pass) of only .176, worse that Case McCoy.

The Pitt defense was solid but not spectacular. The biggest weakness was a high play per possession from relatively poor 3rd down defense.
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 of the stats used in the table below.

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