So let’s talk about how we compare to Fresno State. I almost hate to do it based on another thread from today, but, here are some stats! (I rounded to nearest whole number so just relax)
UH: 66 total in 11 games for 602 yards or 6/game and 55yds/game
FS: 67 total in 13 games for 558 yards or 5/game and 43yds/game
My take: I don’t know if there is anything significant about the number and yardage of penalties. To me, the most important thing about penalties is the situation in which they occur. Ed’s personal foul after Myers pick at the end of the Navy game - totally inconsequential. An offensive penalty in the red zone could change the outcome of a game, which is why fewer penalties is better.
UH: 20 total in 11 games or 1.8/game: Breakdown: 9 Fumbles - 0.8/game; 11 INT - 1.0/game
Under King our INT/game is 0.25 but our Fumbles/game is 1.0 vs 0.7/game before King
FS: 10 total in 13 games or 0.8/game: Breakdown: 4 Fumbles - 0.3/game; 6 INT - 0.5/game
My take: Turnovers are always a key to any game but maybe especially here with fumbles. DK has only thrown one pick in 4 games so I am comfortable with his decision making on passes.
When you look at the FPI and Efficiencies, we are almost dead even. So I think the game will be won by the team that doesn’t beat themselves.
And now, it’s YOUR turn!