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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Iowa-Northwestern Statistical Analysis

A quick look at the stats would tell you that we may be in for a defensive struggle on Saturday. However, this early in the season stats can certainly be misleading. Also keep in mind the level of competition for both teams so far has been less than spectacular. Nevertheless, here is the breakdown:

CategoryNorthwesternNCAA RankIowaNCAA Rank
Rushing Off.160.159190.533
Passing Off.196.078202.075
Total Off.356.372392.552
Scoring Off.25.86931.344
Rushing Def.97.32899.030
Pass Defense200.7556156.518
Pass Eff. Def.101.82680.32
Total Defense298.032255.519
Scoring Defense11.3137.35
TO Margin-0.2575+1.018

All of a sudden the Wildcat's 4-0 record doesn't look so impressive does it? Especially when you take into account Northwestern hasn't really played anybody yet. NU's defense has looked impressive but against Syracuse, Duke, Southern Illinois, and Ohio. Not exactly offensive powerhouses. To be fair, half of the Hawkeye's impressive defensive numbers came against Maine and Florida International. The most surprising stat is the fact Iowa has actually average more yards passing per game despite our QB "rotation" and the Wildcats returning experienced signal caller CJ Bacher. One would assume Northwestern's sputtering pass offense is a major concern for 'Cat fans going into Saturday.