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StoryBox: Washington State-Auburn

Special to College Football News
Posted Sep 4, 2013


Two innovative coaches, one immensely entertaining football game. How did Wazzu-Auburn play out in a numerical sense? StoryBox can offer some insights.


STORYBOX: WASHINGTON STATE-AUBURN

First down play selection


12 rushing/29 passing plays for WSU, averaging 6.27 yards on first down;

26 rushing/3 passing plays for AUB, averaging 6.97 yards on first down

Average yards to go on second down

7.3 yards for WSU; 7.6 yards for AUB

Second down play selection

8 rushing/18 passing plays for WSU; 14 rushing/9 passing for AUB

Average yards to go on third down

7.5 yards for WSU; 5.9 yards for AUB

Third down play selection

2 rush/15 pass for WSU; 5 rush/7 pass for AUB

Third down conversion rate by play selection

2-2 rushing, 5-15 passing for WSU; 2-6 rushing, 2-8 passing for AUB

FOURTH-DOWN BREAKDOWN

Punts


5 for WSU; 5 for AUB

Field Goal Attempts

1 for WSU; 4 for AUB

First down/touchdown attempts

4 for WSU; 1 for AUB

Fourth down conversion rate

2-4 for WSU

BREAKDOWN OF FIRST DOWN/TD ATTEMPTS ON FOURTH DOWN

WASHINGTON STATE


Fourth and two, 3:18 left in second quarter, down 22-21, ball on WSU 45. (passing play – incomplete)

Fourth and two, 5:20 left in fourth quarter, down 31-24, ball on AUB 32. (passing play – successful)

Fourth and five, 3:30 left in fourth quarter, down 31-24, ball on AUB 45. (rushing play – successful)

Fourth and five, 2:14 left in fourth quarter, down 31-24, ball on AUB 27. (passing play – incomplete)

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PART TWO: FIELD POSITION

Average starting field position:
26.7-yard line for WSU; 30.4-yard line for AUB

Drives beginning in plus territory: 3 for AUB – at the WSU 28 (35 to 21 section of the field), at the WSU 45 (50-36 section of the field), and at the WSU 45 (50-36 section of the field). Results: touchdown, missed field goal, field goal.

Red zone scores and possessions: 3-4 for WSU with three touchdowns and an interception; 2-2 for AUB with a touchdown and a field goal.

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PART THREE: YARDS

Yards gained when leading:
75 for WSU

Yards gained when trailing: 349 for WSU; 138 for AUB

Yards gained when tied: 75 for WSU

Yards gained when leading by one score: 34 for WSU; 241 for AUB

Yards gained by trailing by one score: 349 for WSU; 138 for AUB

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PART FOUR: TURNOVER DETAILS

FUMBLES

Recovered offensive fumbles that were 50-50 balls:
2 for AUB

INTERCEPTIONS

Easy interceptions made by defenders (ordinary effort):
2 for AUB

Difficult interceptions made by defenders: 1 for AUB

Interceptions thrown in tied or one-score games: 3 for WSU

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PART FIVE: OFFICIATING AND MISCELLANY

COACHING/MISCELLANY


On Second and ten from the WSU 38, with 4:45 left in the third quarter, AUB attempted a gadget play, with backup quarterback Jonathan Wallace lined up as a receiver. He received a lateral on a reverse and threw for the end zone. The ball was over-thrown and yielded no yards.