UCLA, TCU Stats Are Very Similar

As I watched the game tonight, I thought it looked a lot like the TCU game. So after the game I, bitterly, compared the stats from the two games. Keep in mind that TCU was the first game of the season, and it was against a team that's now ranked #3. Results after the jump.

Here are some stats from the opposing sides:

QB rushing yards

Longest play, 2nd longest

Penalties-yards

Rush Attempts

QB pass completion %

TCU

64

52, 19 yds.

6-45

54

63%

UCLA

61

43, 21 yds.

6-43

55

68%

QB rushing yards: As if you needed any confirmation, we don't have an answer for a semi-mobile quarterback.

Longest play: This just goes to show that in both games, our opponents chipped away at us, not getting very many huge plays, but getting enough on 3-4 yard gains.

Penalties-yards: Honestly I just threw that in there to show how eerily alike these games were.

Rush attempts: This shows that both teams had similar plans on offense. They both knew our D-Line couldn't match up to their O-Line, and the result is many runs.

QB pass completion %: This shows that our secondary and corners played much worse against UCLA than TCU. Anytime you give up similar completion percentages to Richard Brehaut and a much better quarterback in Andy Dalton, you know that you did better against Dalton.

Now here are some Beaver stats:

3rd Down Efficiency

Total Yards (offense)

Penalties-yards

Jacquizz rushing att-yds

Katz rushing yards

Katz completion %

@ TCU

4-11

255

4-30

18-75

2

36%

@ UCLA

4-11

267

5-52

14-63

10

69%

3rd Down Efficiency: This is bad. I'm hesitant to blame this on the players, when so much of 3rd downs come down to play calls. The coaches made it look like UCLA's defense is just as good as the Horned Frogs'. That can't happen.

Total Yards (offense): Again, making the Bruins look as good as TCU.

Penalties-yards: This could be the biggest thing. How in the world are you going to explain to me getting MORE penalties and yards on them in the 8th game of the season than in the 1st? This makes me wonder about the character of this team, and how much they really want it.

Jacquizz rushing att-yds: *CLICHÉ ALERT*: An example of Quizz not playing well and the team not playing well. However, some of this can be put on the coaching staff, who were very reluctant to give it to Jacquizz Rodgers against the Bruins. This also makes sure you notice that our O-Line is mediocre at best.

Katz rushing yards: Can't really look into this too much, just another example of the stats from the two games being almost interchangeable.

Katz completion %: This is very good to see. Even on what looked like an off day for Katz, he's still improved a lot from the first game. (Phew, finally got to say someone did something better against UCLA)

Nichols catches-yards

Jacquizz average YPC

First downs

Longest Play

Rush Attempts

@ TCU

2-24

4.2

13

34

25

@ UCLA

2-21

4.5

16

28

26

Nichols catches-yards: Another random stat about the two games.

Jacquizz average YPC: Again, I'll put some of this on the coaching staff, and some of this on the O-Line. Although they're good numbers, we know Quizz is capable of a lot more, and the fact that it went up .3 yards over 6 weeks isn't good.

First downs: Again, our offense (and coaching staff) was completely inept today.

Longest Play: We threw your typical deep-bomb both games. Nothing much here.

Rush attempts: Again, some on the coaches, some on the offensive line. I feel like we didn't run enough, and when we did run, it was at the wrong time, when the Bruins would be ready for it.

So, folks, you've watched the same game twice. Unfortunately, they weren't very good games if you're a Beaver fan. Anyway, let's hope we play USC like we played Cal!

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