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Penn State at Northwestern

  Saturday Oct 22, 2011 - 7:00 pm - Evanston, IL | Odds: Penn State by 4.5, Total Points: 47 | Team Pages: PSU | NWST

Key Offensive Stats

Stat PSU adv NWST
Points/Game 27.0 19.5
Points/Play 0.352 0.232
Avg Score Margin +16.0 -7.5
Yards/Game 443.2 374.0
Yards/Play 5.8 4.5
TOP % (net OT) 56.53% 49.23%

Key Defensive Stats

Stat PSU adv NWST
Opp Points/Game 11.0 27.0
Opp Points/Play 0.171 0.325
Opp Yards/Game 270.8 407.5
Opp Yards/Play 4.2 4.9
Takeaways/Game 1.8 1.0
TO Margin/Game 0.0 -0.5
Penalty Yds/Game 51.8 46.5

Penn State vs Northwestern Offensive Efficiency

Stat PSU adv NWST
Avg Time of Poss 33:55 29:57
Plays/Game 76.8 84.0
Yards/Play 5.8 4.5
Yards/Rush 3.3 2.5
Yards/Pass 8.2 6.5
Yards/Completion 13.6 10.9
Rush Play % 44.63% 43.45%
QB Sacked % 5.88% 7.37%
Pass Play % 55.37% 56.55%
Completion % 60.62% 59.09%
Int Thrown % 3.12% 3.41%
FG Conversion % 88.89% 100.00%
Points/FGA 2.7 3.0
Punts/Play 0.1 0.1
Punts/Score 0.8 2.2
First Downs/Play 0.303 0.256
3D Conversion % 50.77% 51.16%
4D Conversion % 66.67% 40.00%
RZ Scoring % 83.33% 100.00%
Fumble Rec % 37.50% 60.00%
GA Fumble Rec % 33.33% 100.00%
TA Fumble Rec % 40.00% 0.00%
Penalty Yds/Pen 9.0 9.3
Penalties/Play 0.04 0.03

Penn State vs Northwestern Defensive Efficiency

Stat PSU adv NWST
Opp Avg Time of Poss 26:04 30:03
Opp Plays/Game 64.2 83.0
Opp Yards/Play 4.2 4.9
Opp Yards/Rush 1.8 3.4
Opp Yards/Pass 6.7 7.7
Opp Yards/Completion 13.0 13.3
Opp Rush Play % 43.97% 60.24%
Sack % 8.33% 6.06%
Opp Pass Play % 56.03% 39.76%
Opp Completion % 51.52% 58.06%
Opp Int Thrown % 3.79% 3.23%
Opp FG Conv % 60.00% 66.67%
Opp Points/FGA 1.8 2.0
Opp Punts/Play 0.1 0.1
Opp Punts/Score 2.9 1.1
Opp First Downs/Play 0.218 0.259
Opp 3D Conv % 31.58% 44.12%
Opp 4D Conv % 22.22% 75.00%
Opp RZ Scoring % 63.64% 87.50%
Opp Fumble Rec % 62.50% 40.00%
Opp GA Fumble Rec % 60.00% 100.00%
Opp TA Fumble Rec % 66.67% 0.00%
Opp Penalty Yds/Pen 7.7 9.6
Opp Penalties/Play 0.05 0.04