Comparing Third Down Conversion Rate by Distance to Go

In almost every game, announcers find a point to mention each team’s third down conversion rate. Sometimes it’s their conversion rate for that game only, and sometimes it’s their conversion rate for the whole season and a ranking of how that compares to other teams. In these situations, I find the information lacking: they say … Continue reading Comparing Third Down Conversion Rate by Distance to Go

Takeaways From Charting the Penn State–Iowa Game

Penn State is now 0-5 and hasn't really been in what's felt like a close game since the opener at Indiana. Luckily, I found a way to (kind of) distract myself, charting each and every pass of this weekend's game using Jared Lee's fantastic Shiny app and code. Please check out his account and give … Continue reading Takeaways From Charting the Penn State–Iowa Game

Podcast: B10 and PAC-12 Postpone, and the Debut of CFB Elo Ratings

Big Ten and Pac-12 Postpone 2020 CFB, Elo Ratings, and Notre Dame to the ACC The Staturdays podcast is back on an eventful day for college football as the B10 and PAC-12 cancel their fall sports seasons. We did our first ever live podcast show on Facebook Live, so if you're interested in watching us … Continue reading Podcast: B10 and PAC-12 Postpone, and the Debut of CFB Elo Ratings