Podcast: Notre Dame vs. Uiagalelei, Ohio St. Lock Up Big Ten East, Big-12 Done and Pac-12 Back

Ohio State's path to the Big Ten Championship looks smooth from here-on-out, we recap the OSU-Penn State game, talk about Notre Dame's chances against Clemson with a backup QB, and pick the Florida-Georgia game. 00:21 - Wisconsin misses a second-straight weekend due to COVID4:00 - Ohio State vs. Penn State recap and advanced stats10:25 - … Continue reading Podcast: Notre Dame vs. Uiagalelei, Ohio St. Lock Up Big Ten East, Big-12 Done and Pac-12 Back

Podcast: Bill Connelly’s Points Rubric, Devyn Gurley + Ohio State vs. Penn State

We go through Bill Connelly's article on the value of key plays, the statistical difference between great and elite teams, and how it all relates to EPA (preread here). PLUS, Kyle tries to defend Sean Clifford, we recap the first week of Big Ten Football, and preview Week 9 including the game formerly known as the WHITE OUT. 2:14 … Continue reading Podcast: Bill Connelly’s Points Rubric, Devyn Gurley + Ohio State vs. Penn State

Podcast: Big Ten Preview: Journey Brown Out, Division and Conference Champion Picks + Week 7 Recap

The Big Ten is BACK this weekend. We share the Big Ten preseason Elo ratings, discuss what losing Journey Brown means for PSU, and predict the East and West division winners, plus the conference champion. 1:55 - Journey Brown might be out for Penn State3:40 - Big Ten Elo Ratings4:05 - Big Ten season simulation … Continue reading Podcast: Big Ten Preview: Journey Brown Out, Division and Conference Champion Picks + Week 7 Recap

Podcast: Conor McQuiston Talks Predicted Drive Points, Michigan Football + Post-Game Win Probability

We interview Michigan Math and Physics undergrad and college football analytics writer Conor McQuiston. 2:30 - How Conor got into College Football analytics3:30 - Predicted Drive Points9:08 - What factors are most important to predicting drive points17:01 - Michigan Football Analytics Society20:55 - The 2020 NFL Big Data Bowl26:45 - Post-Game Win Probability28:09 - What goes … Continue reading Podcast: Conor McQuiston Talks Predicted Drive Points, Michigan Football + Post-Game Win Probability

Podcast: Understanding ESPN’s FPI, Georgia vs. Bama + Best Kickoff Times and Drew’s First COVID Test

ESPN's FPI rankings are out and we explain what the heck they even mean. Plus, we discuss the ideal time for a college football game to kickoff, talk Week 6 results and pick the Week 7 Top 3 matchup between Georgia and Alabama. 1:42 - Should the Big Ten bother playing any games?2:18 - Drew's … Continue reading Podcast: Understanding ESPN’s FPI, Georgia vs. Bama + Best Kickoff Times and Drew’s First COVID Test

Podcast: Going for 2, Will the Big 12 Have a Playoff Team, and Drew Explains Acrylic Pour Painting

We dive into the analytics of the decision-making process when deciding to go for the 2-point conversion vs. kicking the extra point. Spoiler alert: you should probably go for two, like, every time... 1:22 - Acrylic Pour Painting and Pumpkin Carving: We're getting all our fall stuff out of the way before the Big Ten … Continue reading Podcast: Going for 2, Will the Big 12 Have a Playoff Team, and Drew Explains Acrylic Pour Painting

Podcast: A 1-in-1000 Weekend for the Top 3, SEC: Meet Mike Leach’s Air Raid + a New Betting Strategy

The SEC returns in a big way, the air raid is here to stay, the Pac-12 is back, and we had a historic weekend for upsets. 0:08 - We run through the slate of crazy games from this past weekend6:38 - LSU and Oklahoma both go down10:30 - How will the Air Raid last in … Continue reading Podcast: A 1-in-1000 Weekend for the Top 3, SEC: Meet Mike Leach’s Air Raid + a New Betting Strategy

Podcast: Week 1 Recap: Navy Doesn’t Practice, Biggest Upsets, and What We Miss About Tailgating

Actual FBS College Football games were played last weekend to our delight. And College Gameday was on TV (1:23), albeit for 2 hours and it started at 11. 2:33 - What we miss most about tailgating6:20 - Week 1, how Elo did, and Navy doesn't know how to tackle7:44 - Drew explains positive expected value … Continue reading Podcast: Week 1 Recap: Navy Doesn’t Practice, Biggest Upsets, and What We Miss About Tailgating

Podcast: Home Field Advantage, Pass and Rush Correlation, Preseason Elo Ratings + Subscribe to our Newsletter for our Week 1 Predictions

College football is officially back! 1:48 - We talk how no fans will affect home field advantage this season, how it’s traditionally calculated, the top places for the home field effect, and how we handle this in Elo.20:50 - With spring football looming, we talk whether more players will be opting out, and would fans … Continue reading Podcast: Home Field Advantage, Pass and Rush Correlation, Preseason Elo Ratings + Subscribe to our Newsletter for our Week 1 Predictions