Looking at stats compared to 2010

The term 'best ever' has been thrown out a few times this season for Oregon's football program. "Maybe the best offense Oregon has had to date." "This defense might be the best of the bunch during Oregon's BCS run." Today with no practice or media availability I got curious and went to see how this team would stack up statistically with the 2010 team, who is Oregon's most successful team on paper. There might be a year where Oregon had better stats or better players, but the 2010 team went the farthest of any past football team and played for the national title.

Oregon's 2013 team is improving in almost all major statistical categories compared to the 2010 team.

What I found was scary.

Keep in mind Oregon played 13 games in 2010 while Oregon has played in 8 this season

Plays per game

2010 - 78.76 plays per game
2013 - 78.12 plays per game

Points per game

2010 - 47.0 / 611 total points through 13 games
2013 - 55.6 / 445 total points through eight games

Points allowed per game

2010 - 18.7 / 243 total points allowed
2013 - 16.9 / 135 total points allowed

Rushing Yards per game

2010 - 287.62 yards
2013 - 331.50 yards

Rushing Attempts per game

2010 - 48.46 attempts per game
2013 - 47.88 attempts per game

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

2010 - 5.93 yards per carry
2013 - 6.92 yards per carry

Rushing Yards allowed per attempt

2010 - 3.51 yards per carry
2013 - 3.41 yards per carry

Total rushing yards and Touchdowns

2010 - 3,739 yards / 42 touchdowns
2013 - 2,652 yards / 38 rushing touchdowns

Rushing yards and touchdowns allowed

2010 - 1,665 yards / 11 touchdowns
2013 - 1,047 yards / 6 touchdowns

Passing yards per game

2010 - 243.1 yards per game
2013 - 300.6 yards per game

Passing attempts per game

2010 - 30.3 attempts per game
2013 - 30.3 attempts per game

Passer Rating/Yards/Touchdowns

2010 - 151.45 rating / 3,160 yards passing / 31 touchdowns
2013 - 174.52 / 2,405 yards passing / 21 touchdowns

Opponents passer rating / yards allowed / touchdowns allowed

2010 - 103.97 / 2,833 yards passing allowed / 15 touchdowns
2013 - 101.79 / 1,827 yards passing allowed / nine touchdowns

Yards per play

2010 - 6.74 yards per play
2013 - 8.09 yards per play

Opponents yards per play

2010 - 4.67 yards allowed per play
2013 - 4.41 yards allowed per play

Total amount of plays and yards

2010 - 1,024 plays for 6,899 yards
2013 - 625 plays for 5,5057 yards

Total amount of plays and yards by opponent

2010 - 963 plays for 4,4498 yards
2013 - 652 yards fr 2,874 yards

3rd Down Conversion

2010 - 83-for-185 for 44.86%
2013 - 46-for-100 for 46%

Opponent 3rd Down Conversion

2010 - 74-for-211 for 35.07%
2013 - 47-for-142 for 33.1%

Sacks

2010 - 33 sacks and 2.54 sacks per game
2013 - 23 sacks and 2.88 sacks per game

Sacks allowed

2010 - nine sacks for 0.69 sacks per game
2013 - 10 sacks for 1.25 sacks per game

What does this all mean? I am not too sure other than I need to pick up my jaw that's stuck on the floor. On paper the Oregon offense and defensive units are improving from their 2010 numbers, which is scary. It could be because of better depth, better overall talent, better coaching, better understanding of the system, a combination of it all, or I could have just done a lot of comparing for no good reason.

  • wow!!! im not a big numbers guy because i know how they can be misleading, but that is still impressive!! Thanks matt for putting that all together that must have taken some time and I appreciate it.

  • Thanks, Matt. It is impressive by the numbers, no doubt. But I'd have to check who the Ducks played in first 8 games and last 5 games of 2010. So far Ducks have played 2 ranked teams, Huskies and Bruins. At least 2 if not 3 of the next 4 games will be challenging. And Utah is no patsy. Then there's the Pac-12 south winner if Ducks win the north. Point is the tougher games are on the back end this year.

    ...Just checked and it appears the 2010 schedule was tougher in last 5 games before the natty. So a fair comparison. This team does have something special going, with many special players and coaches. Last summer I sent myself an email predicting Ducks play Bama in the NC. I didn't predict the outcome but do feel they can handle the Tide. Ducks are faster, almost as physical, with a Heisman worthy QB at the helm, and that gimmicky offense that's firing on all cylinders (just not quite every quarter). Just need a reliable 'pressure' FG kicker, please!

  • rgyle said... (original post)

    Thanks, Matt. It is impressive by the numbers, no doubt. But I'd have to check who the Ducks played in first 8 games and last 5 games of 2010. So far Ducks have played 2 ranked teams, Huskies and Bruins. At least 2 if not 3 of the next 4 games will be challenging. And Utah is no patsy. Then there's the Pac-12 south winner if Ducks win the north. Point is the tougher games are on the back end this year.

    ...Just checked and it appears the 2010 schedule was tougher in last 5 games before the natty. So a fair comparison. This team does have something special going, with many special players and coaches. Last summer I sent myself an email predicting Ducks play Bama in the NC. I didn't predict the outcome but do feel they can handle the Tide. Ducks are faster, almost as physical, with a Heisman worthy QB at the helm, and that gimmicky offense that's firing on all cylinders (just not quite every quarter). Just need a reliable 'pressure' FG kicker, please!

    What I get from it and combing what rgyle just wrote. Our offense is better and our defense is on par.

    All things maintaining and we get to meet Bama I guess the logical question would be who is better, Bama 13 vs Auburn 10?

    Auburn beat a pretty darn good Bama team with a lot of top NFL talent in 2010 so I have no idea because this Bama team looks pretty darn balanced.

  • Cool to compare the number. However, the only one I care about starts with a 13 and ends with a 0, 13-0 Go Ducks and playing for the Natty!

    USC is like a german car, every piece that breaks is of the highest quality.

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