Crazy Sanders/Baylor stat

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I've told people this. Baylor was the ONLY team Sanders struggled with last year. Other than that, he was somewhere between efficient and excellent.

I crunched the numbers and here's what you get:

Average stat line for the 2 games against Baylor:
22 of 35 for 220 yards .5 TDs 3.5 interceptions 13 rushes for 55 yards, 0 TDs

Average stat line for the 11 games against teams other than Baylor:
18 of 29 for 218 yards 1.7 TDs .5 interceptions 11 rushes for 51 and .5 TDs


Sort of hard to quantify some of that, so here's what that looks like if he played Baylor all 13 games versus other opponents all13 games:

B: 280 of 449 for 2,854 yards 7 TDs and 46 INTs 163 rushes for 709 yards and 0 TDs
Not B: 236 of 381 for 2,836 yards 22 TDs and 6 INTs 143 rushes for 661 yards and 7 TDs

I tried to find a player last year with similar numbers. Most pocket passers had way more passing attempts than that. But a VERY close comp dual threat QB was Matt Corral @ Ole Miss:

262 of 386 for 3,349 yards 20 TDs and 5 INTs 152 rushes for 614 yards and 11 TDs

Corral's stats don't blow you away, but this might: 7th in the Heisman voting last year.

TL;DR: If Sanders solves Baylor this week, he is on track to have a great year.
 
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I've told people this. Baylor was the ONLY team Sanders struggled with last year. Other than that, he was somewhere between efficient and excellent.

I crunched the numbers and here's what you get:

Average stat line for the 2 games against Baylor:
22 of 35 for 220 yards .5 TDs 3.5 interceptions 13 rushes for 55 yards, 0 TDs

Average stat line for the 11 games against teams other than Baylor:
18 of 29 for 218 yards 1.7 TDs .5 interceptions 11 rushes for 51 and5 TDs


Sort of hard to quantify some of that, so here's what that looks like if he played Baylor all 13 games versus other opponents all13 games:

B: 280 of 449 for 2,854 yards 7 TDs and 46 INTs 163 rushes for 709 yards and 0 TDs
Not B: 236 of 381 for 2,836 yards 22 TDs and 6 INTs 143 rushes for 661 yards and 7 TDs

I tried to find a player last year with similar numbers. Most pocket passers had way more passing attempts than that. But a VERY close comp dual threat QB was Matt Corral @ Ole Miss:

262 of 386 for 3,349 yards 20 TDs and 5 INTs 152 rushes for 614 yards and 11 TDs

Corral's stats don't blow you away, but this might: 7th in the Heisman voting last year.

TL;DR: If Sanders solves Baylor this week, he is on track to have a great year.
He averaged 5 rushing TDS a game other than against Baylor? Geez I don’t remember that
 
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Gundy said 3 of his 4 picks in one game were all as he was being hit. 4th one was a throw off his back foot. People don't realize our OL was decimated the last 2 years and he gave us a big chance in many games in survival mode back there. The more I look at him and watch his leadership and confidence, the more I like the kid. Baylor has a 1st Rd nose tackle (possible top 5 pick) and several NFL defenders, inc Pitre the safety last year. Aranda is a defense guy. When the DL can hit the QB in 3secs the DBs know most routes will be <15yds, which makes them easy to jump and step in front of. It's all a chess game, which is why Knowles was so good because we had NFL DL pressure consistently with 2 NFL corners. SS has grown up a lot and has learned to protect the ball more.
 

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The last few years he has made mistakes getting rid of the ball like baylor games. He has very rarely made bad decisions because he was fooled.
 
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He's had some rough games against Baylor in his career. A lot of emphasis is on the games last year, but man... 2019 was a tough one too. Throws a pick on 3rd and goal on the same play he threw a perfect pass for a TD earlier in the game to end the first half. A would've put OSU up by 10 at half... Then a fumble in the 4th that was returned for a TD that basically sealed the win for the Bears. Hopefully he gets some redemption Saturday.