As a result, ASU had an EPA of -0.9 points per pass, the lowest of Utah’s opponents. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. A successful play is when a play keeps the offense on track to convert a first down: 4 yards on 1st down and 10, half the yards needed on 2nd down, or a conversion on third or fourth down. Washington State’s Blake Mazza outperformed an average kicker by 20 percentage points, leading the Pac-12 and number 2 in the nation behind only Oklahoma’s Gabe Brkic who was the only player to convert every field goal attempt. Over the past decade, Utah has enjoyed exceptional special teams play, winning 3 Ray Guy awards for the best punter in the nation with 5 finalists and a Lou Groza award for the best kicker. This front 7 havoc rate puts Utah at number 1 in the Pac-12 and number 2 in the power conferences behind only Ohio State. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. This graphic shows the RERUN and Net yards per punt for each punter in the Pac-12 for the 2019 season, along with their EPA per punt compared to the expected EPA. Team Stats Table; Passing Rushing Total Offense First Downs Penalties Turnovers; Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Pass Rush Pen Tot No. Or write about sports? Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Oregon State and Washington State had the worst coverage teams, costing their teams over 4 yards per punt in field position. View the full team roster and stat leaders for the 2020 NCAAF season on CBS Sports. Despite this, the help he received from his coverage team put him 7th in the conference in net yards per punt, hiding his poor performance. Are you a Stathead, too? When RERUN is greater than a punter’s actual net distance, the punter’s stats are hurt by their coverage team. The 2019 season, however, saw a significant drop in special teams performance that Utah will need to fix. When we look at the EPA split by play type per game, we can see how the defense impacted each game last season. Do you have a blog? Do you have a sports website? The Sun Devils gained enough yards to stay on schedule in an abysmal 10% of their dropbacks. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Find out more. Arizona’s kick coverage was the worst in the power conferences with an average of 11 yards worse of field position per return compared to a touchback. USC found success throwing against the Utah defense while Washington State was successful on their few rushing attempts, likely because Utah was forced to defend Mike Leach’s air raid offense. He had the 3rd easiest field goal attempts in the conference, but he converted those field goals 3 percentage points less often than an average kicker, putting him at 5th in the conference in actual field goal percentage. Utah's Jadon Redding was below average kicking field goals last season. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. They received an invitation to the Holiday Bowl where they lost to Northwestern. The defensive backs broke up or intercepted over 10% of opponent’s dropbacks, which is also 1st in the Pac-12 and 4th in the power 5. The loss to USC was for the opposite reason: Utah had their best game against the run but their worst against the pass. Advanced stats give a … DB Havoc is the percentage of passing plays that are broken up by the defender or intercepted. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. If you need a reminder on what any of these statistics are, we posted an introduction to some of the most common metrics and went through the offense’s performance last season. This chart shows the front 7 and DB havoc for each team in the power 5 conferences. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Instead, we evaluate a punter by how much their EPA is above or below the expected EPA for punts from a certain field position. Havoc rates reveal which teams were the most disruptive. This chart shows Utah’s opponents’ success rates when they run or pass the football. Utah's Ben Lennon was below average on EPA per punt and in the bottom half of the conference. Havoc plays are where the Utah defense has excelled, sitting on an island in the upper right of the graph. Arizona’s Matt Aragon was the worst punter in the conference, earning the most negative EPA per punt and having the lowest RERUN. Get the latest official stats for the Utah Utes. Much like for the offense, expected points added (EPA) is a helpful tool to evaluate Utah’s defensive performance last season. All rights reserved. The Puntalytics team has worked hard to develop punting metrics and models. This chart shows each kicker’s field goal percentage against the expected field goal percentage for an average kicker based on the distance of the attempt. 10-ranked Washington. Visit ESPN to view the Utah Utes team stats for the 2019 season. While Oregon had a more negative total EPA than Utah, the Utes played 200 fewer plays on defense and so had a slightly better EPA per play. In the Pac-12 Championship game, they lost to No. On the half of kicks that were returned, Utah’s opponents returned the ball to the 22.5 yard line on average, 3rd best in the conference. Punt and kickoff coverage, however, was slightly above average. It can be difficult to use analytics to evaluate the play of punters and kickers. All of the data used here is from collegefootballdata.com, courtesy of @CFB_Data, using the cfbscrapR package for R, made by Saiem Gilani (@SaiemGilani), Meyappan Subbaiah (@msubbaiah1), and Parker Fleming (@statsowar). Washington comes in as the clear number 3 defense in the conference. The Utah defense did well at preventing opponent’s from staying on track, only allowing a success rate above 40% for either play type in 3 games. Or write about sports? The game against Texas was a poorer performance all around and the only game where Utah’s opponent had a positive EPA regardless of play type. Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. Unsurprisingly, all of Utah’s wins are clustered in the upper left: strong defense against both the pass and the rush. 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