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

Another Look at the Penn State RB Position: Success Rate, Yards Gained Distribution, and Standard Deviation

With Noah Cain out the last two weeks, we've seen a lot more of Journey Brown in the run game as the official RB1 — he's handled nearly 50% of the workload in the past two games. It's been exciting at times, given Brown's big-play ability in both the run and the pass game. However, he's always felt like a boom-or-bust back to me. I wanted to see what the data showed and see if my impression was true.