A Look At The Oklahoma State-Texas Tech Drive Charts

first_imgThere were a lot fewer drives in Saturday’s Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game than I though there would be. There were 25 real drives in all. OSU got 12 of them and Tech got 13. Let’s take a look at a few of the key numbers that stood out in OSU’s 45-44 win.Oklahoma State Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-8-27-53-amIt’s not as clean as maybe you would like against a Texas Tech defense, but 3.75 points per drive is 3.75 points per drive. Here are the other numbers.Yards per play: 9.2Points per drive (offense): 3.75Points per drive (defense): 3.38Points off turnovers: 0Average starting field position: Own 29OSU once again won the field position game even with the onside kick Tech recovered (#Sinorforever). Its 9.2 yards per play was incredibly impressive as well. OSU has averaged over 9.0 yards per play in a game just nine times in the Gundy era. Two have come in the last week.screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-8-37-00-amEight of the nine were wins. Somehow the only loss was to Houston when Oklahoma State didn’t even crack the 50-play (!) mark. Also, we own the state of Kansas, apparently.Texas Tech Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-8-27-47-amIf you would have told me Tech would recover an onside kick in the fourth quarter and score on two of its three possessions, I would have grimaced and probably thought OSU had fallen at the hands of Coach Bro (which it almost did). But that beginning of the game really killed the Raiders. Punt-punt-punt on 11 total yards. Incredible.Yards per play: 5.4Points per drive (offense): 3.38Points per drive (defense): 3.75Points off turnovers: 7Average starting field position: Own 24“It definitely hurts,” said QB Patrick Mahomes. “We had a lot of chances to win. They found a way to win. We didn’t. It is kind of like the whole season. But it hurts. We are going to go out there and fight. We have two games to get bowl eligible.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more