Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Nov 2014

VN: Let's Look at the Ball Carriers

by Bill Connelly

For a while now, I've been meaning to get more college football data posted here; the requests are becoming more frequent, which suggests a higher level of interest, and I'm trying to be accomodating. For now, I've added a second data table to the Offensive S&P+ and Defensive S&P+ pages, which adds a layer of both raw stats (unadjusted for opponent) and what I like to call personality stats, measures that are descriptive and informative if not directly correlated to quality -- things like run-pass ratios, defensive Havoc Rate, etc.

I've also put together a page for offensive line and defensive line stats. The definitions don't match up perfectly with those on FO's NFL side, and I'll try to get that all aligned in the offseason, but in all, this is an excellent start, I think.

One thing I haven't posted this year, however, is a set of detailed rushing stats. For starters, it's simply a behemoth: 1,369 FBS players have carried the football at least once this season, and 508 have carried at least 25 times. Figuring out which set to include or not include isn't easy.

While I work to establish a rushing page for the future (followed by a receiving page), though, I do figure it's about time we dive into these numbers a bit.

Below are two tables -- one for quarterbacks, one for running backs -- listing general rushing stats and a couple of advanced categories. At this point, I have taken to evaluating running backs' styles and successes with two measures: Opportunity Rate and Highlight Yards Per Opportunity.

Opportunity Rate is defined on the offensive line page:

It is the percentage of carries (when 5 yards are available) that gain at least 5 yards, i.e., the percentage of carries in which the line does its job, so to speak.

I'm using Opp. Rate for a couple of different purposes right now. In all, it gives you a pretty good idea for how the line is blocking, but it also gives you an idea for how well a running back is hitting his holes. A future system of running back ratings might in some way compare a running back's Opp. Rate to his teammates', or something to that degree.

Highlight Yards were defined in a Varsity Numbers column back in 2010:

A few months ago, FO introduced the idea of "Second Level Yards" and "Open Field Yards" for NFL running backs. These were the remaining yards that were left after each break in the baselines for Adjusted Line Yards. I've done the same thing here for college backs, with two differences. First, we're adding together both "Second Level" Yards (5 to 10 past the line) and "Open Field" Yards (11-plus past the line). Second, we're counting only half the Second Level Yards, just as the line gets half credit for these yards. We'll call this stat "Highlight Yards," because these longer runs are the ones that show up on the highlight shows. A 3-yard run gets zero Highlight Yards. A 70-yard run gets 63 Highlight Yards. The more Highlight Yards, the more explosive the runner was, and the less his overall yardage and POE totals were due to the offensive line blocking for him.

Highlight Yards per Opportunity, then, is defined by dividing the runner's Highlight Yards by the number of highlight opportunities, i.e. carries that go at least 5 yards (when 5 yards are available).

(Note: I'm also including the team's Opportunity Rate alongside each player's rate. For now, that number includes quarterback rushes. At the NFL level, that wouldn't be the case, but since rushing quarterbacks are such a large part of college football, I haven't decided on the best way to handle that yet.)

One thing you won't notice below: Adj. POE or any sort of overriding rusher measurement. Adj. POE wasn't incredibly predictive or evaluative enough for my tastes; it wasn't consistent from year to year (backs themselves aren't that consistent, but I felt they were still more consistent than this measure suggested), and I decided to scrap it and figure out something better.

(I haven't figured out something better yet. But I will! Probably!)

Anyway, below are tables for the 100 FBS running backs with at least 100 carries and the 45 quarterbacks with at least 60 carries.

Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
Western Michigan Jarvion Franklin FR RB 6'0 220 243 1330 518.7 89 5.8 36.6% 40.9%
UAB Jordan Howard SO RB 6'1 228 232 1157 401.2 91 4.4 39.2% 39.5%
Boise State Jay Ajayi JR RB 6'0 216 229 1146 460.1 77 6.0 33.6% 39.2%
Minnesota David Cobb SR RB 5'11 220 227 1205 438.6 88 5.0 38.8% 39.3%
Pittsburgh James Conner SO RB 6'2 250 220 1342 520.5 102 5.1 46.4% 48.5%
Buffalo Anthone Taylor JR RB 5'10 207 214 988 366.4 74 5.0 34.6% 35.0%
Auburn Cameron Artis-Payne SR RB 5'11 210 208 1190 454.3 88 5.2 42.3% 47.3%
Utah Devontae Booker JR RB 5'11 203 201 1055 393.1 77 5.1 38.3% 39.4%
Ball State Jahwan Edwards SR RB 5'10 219 199 920 304.3 75 4.1 37.7% 35.8%
Wisconsin Melvin Gordon JR RB 6'1 213 198 1501 815.0 87 9.4 43.9% 48.1%
USC Javorius Allen JR TB 6'1 220 196 1124 480.1 80 6.0 40.8% 39.1%
UCLA Paul Perkins SO RB 5'11 198 190 1172 502.6 82 6.1 43.2% 46.3%
Central Michigan Thomas Rawls SR RB 5'10 217 188 1011 365.1 79 4.6 42.0% 37.7%
Air Force Jacobi Owens SO RB 5'11 190 188 988 338.7 69 4.9 36.7% 35.6%
Nebraska Ameer Abdullah SR RB 5'9 195 186 1250 586.1 82 7.1 44.1% 43.2%
Vanderbilt Ralph Webb FR RB 5'10 196 185 838 244.3 79 3.1 42.7% 40.4%
San Diego State Donnel Pumphrey SO RB 5'9 170 183 1216 525.4 77 6.8 42.1% 40.7%
Indiana Tevin Coleman JR RB 6'1 210 182 1371 727.4 78 9.3 42.9% 42.3%
Louisiana Tech Kenneth Dixon JR RB 5'10 212 180 837 366.7 63 5.8 35.0% 34.7%
Rice Jowan Davis SO RB 5'7 200 180 748 247.8 65 3.8 36.1% 39.4%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
Western Kentucky Leon Allen JR RB 6'0 235 179 840 260.6 69 3.8 38.5% 36.9%
Michigan State Jeremy Langford SR RB 6'1 208 178 978 396.6 71 5.6 39.9% 42.6%
Baylor Shock Linwood SO RB 5'9 200 177 864 264.2 69 3.8 39.0% 41.6%
Northwestern Justin Jackson FR RB 5'11 180 175 761 192.9 63 3.1 36.0% 33.2%
Oregon Royce Freeman FR RB 6'0 229 170 945 323.5 74 4.4 43.5% 45.6%
Fresno State Marteze Waller JR RB 5'11 209 165 1086 501.8 73 6.9 44.2% 40.9%
Virginia Kevin Parks SR TB 5'8 200 165 669 175.0 52 3.4 31.5% 34.7%
UTEP Aaron Jones SO RB 5'10 185 164 893 368.3 66 5.6 40.2% 39.3%
Boston College Jon Hilliman FR RB 6'0 215 160 620 196.5 44 4.5 27.5% 42.0%
Hawaii Steven Lakalaka SO RB 5'10 215 159 646 179.6 50 3.6 31.4% 35.6%
Miami Duke Johnson JR RB 5'9 206 158 1213 600.6 76 7.9 48.1% 45.2%
South Florida Marlon Mack FR RB 6'0 195 158 828 386.5 54 7.2 34.2% 35.6%
Tulsa Zack Langer JR RB 6'0 215 158 646 170.6 49 3.5 31.0% 36.1%
South Carolina Mike Davis JR TB 5'9 223 158 819 275.5 65 4.2 41.1% 45.0%
Appalachian State Marcus Cox SO RB 5'10 200 155 913 386.8 64 6.0 41.3% 41.8%
Oklahoma Samaje Perine FR RB 5'11 243 155 788 255.9 57 4.5 36.8% 44.0%
LSU Leonard Fournette FR RB 6'1 230 152 736 228.8 60 3.8 39.5% 42.0%
Nevada Don Jackson JR RB 5'10 210 151 649 206.5 43 4.8 28.5% 36.2%
Texas Malcolm Brown SR RB 5'11 222 151 623 189.8 46 4.1 30.5% 35.5%
Ohio State Ezekiel Elliott SO RB 6'0 225 149 863 293.7 74 4.0 49.7% 52.8%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
California Daniel Lasco JR RB 6'0 210 147 796 290.3 68 4.3 46.3% 41.7%
Iowa Mark Weisman SR RB 6'0 240 147 542 136.9 48 2.9 32.7% 38.1%
Mississippi State Josh Robinson JR RB 5'9 215 146 984 448.7 69 6.5 47.3% 46.4%
UAB D.J. Vinson SR RB 5'10 194 146 564 160.6 53 3.0 36.3% 39.5%
Colorado State Dee Hart SR RB 5'9 190 144 909 403.9 67 6.0 46.5% 43.9%
Arizona State D.J. Foster JR RB 5'11 205 143 821 387.7 56 6.9 39.2% 40.1%
Texas Tech DeAndre Washington JR RB 5'8 201 141 796 298.0 62 4.8 44.0% 41.2%
Army Larry Dixon SR RB 5'11 239 140 739 301.2 48 6.3 34.3% 40.2%
Florida International Alex Gardner FR RB 5'9 192 139 562 218.0 45 4.8 32.4% 34.1%
Marshall Devon Johnson JR RB 6'1 243 137 1203 657.5 71 9.3 51.8% 47.4%
Arkansas Jonathan Williams JR RB 6'0 223 137 877 366.0 66 5.5 48.2% 47.2%
Central Florida William Stanback SO RB 6'1 225 137 505 166.1 40 4.2 29.2% 31.9%
Georgia Southern Matt Breida SO RB 5'10 185 135 1224 673.1 67 10.0 49.6% 50.1%
Alabama T.J. Yeldon JR RB 6'2 221 135 686 224.6 64 3.5 47.4% 47.4%
Arkansas Alex Collins SO RB 5'11 215 134 840 376.3 64 5.9 47.8% 47.2%
Tennessee Jalen Hurd FR RB 6'3 227 134 598 186.0 49 3.8 36.6% 39.7%
Georgia Nick Chubb FR RB 5'10 228 133 895 434.0 65 6.7 48.9% 46.4%
Purdue Akeem Hunt SR RB 5'10 183 133 721 336.5 46 7.3 34.6% 35.7%
Oklahoma State Desmond Roland SR RB 6'2 210 131 512 130.2 42 3.1 32.1% 37.2%
Arizona Nick Wilson FR RB 5'10 199 130 763 330.4 39 8.5 30.0% 35.6%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
New Mexico State Larry Rose III FR RB 5'11 180 130 736 315.5 53 6.0 40.8% 37.0%
Florida Matt Jones JR RB 6'2 235 130 698 257.5 52 5.0 40.0% 39.4%
Bowling Green Travis Greene JR RB 5'10 183 128 644 223.7 53 4.2 41.4% 39.2%
West Virginia Wendell Smallwood SO RB 5'11 200 128 585 152.0 52 2.9 40.6% 39.7%
UL-Monroe Centarius Donald SR RB 6'1 223 128 540 144.1 41 3.5 32.0% 34.8%
West Virginia Rushel Shell SO RB 5'10 215 127 560 159.3 46 3.5 36.2% 39.7%
Georgia Southern Alfred Ramsby FR RB 5'11 210 126 611 183.7 53 3.5 42.1% 50.1%
Kansas Corey Avery FR RB 5'10 195 124 538 155.3 39 4.0 31.5% 34.0%
Missouri Russell Hansbrough JR TB 5'9 190 122 591 242.2 45 5.4 36.9% 42.0%
Texas State Robert Lowe JR RB 5'10 195 120 633 203.7 53 3.8 44.2% 47.3%
Florida State Karlos Williams SR RB 6'1 225 120 520 158.5 39 4.1 32.5% 36.5%
Georgia Tech Zach Laskey SR RB 6'1 218 120 595 123.9 48 2.6 40.0% 48.6%
Virginia Tech Marshawn Williams FR TB 5'11 229 120 490 200.4 31 6.5 25.8% 34.2%
Memphis Brandon Hayes SR RB 5'8 198 118 606 226.3 43 5.3 36.4% 40.5%
Northern Illinois Cameron Stingily SR TB 6'1 235 118 625 185.9 52 3.6 44.1% 44.8%
Ohio A.J. Ouellette FR RB 5'10 195 117 562 230.1 28 8.2 23.9% 38.7%
New Mexico Teriyon Gipson SO RB 5'8 176 116 631 264.3 46 5.7 39.7% 41.8%
Syracuse Prince-Tyson Gulley SR RB 5'8 193 116 568 244.6 38 6.4 32.8% 36.6%
UL-Lafayette Alonzo Harris SR RB 6'1 238 116 458 94.2 36 2.6 31.0% 41.9%
UL-Lafayette Elijah McGuire SO RB 5'11 198 114 912 476.3 56 8.5 49.1% 41.9%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
Wisconsin Corey Clement SO RB 5'11 217 114 720 316.1 51 6.2 44.7% 48.1%
Oregon State Terron Ward SR RB 5'7 201 114 548 193.5 39 5.0 34.2% 39.9%
Rutgers Desmon Peoples SO RB 5'8 175 114 450 118.8 39 3.0 34.2% 39.4%
Wyoming Shaun Wick JR RB 5'10 212 113 705 366.1 37 9.9 32.7% 30.4%
Texas Johnathan Gray JR RB 5'11 215 113 546 230.6 40 5.8 35.4% 35.5%
Southern Miss Ito Smith FR RB 5'9 182 112 454 173.7 32 5.4 28.6% 32.6%
Notre Dame Tarean Folston SO RB 5'9 209 112 562 163.6 48 3.4 42.9% 42.8%
BYU Jamaal Williams JR RB 6'0 206 112 517 143.6 41 3.5 36.6% 45.8%
Alabama Derrick Henry SO RB 6'3 241 111 554 159.0 47 3.4 42.3% 47.4%
Nevada James Butler FR RB 5'9 200 110 468 145.4 34 4.3 30.9% 36.2%
Illinois Josh Ferguson JR RB 5'10 195 109 558 276.1 38 7.3 34.9% 35.6%
Rice Darik Dillard SO RB 5'10 205 109 575 188.6 44 4.3 40.4% 39.4%
Missouri Marcus Murphy SR TB 5'9 195 108 519 174.0 44 4.0 40.7% 42.0%
Houston Kenneth Farrow JR RB 5'10 218 106 570 240.9 40 6.0 37.7% 38.7%
North Texas Antoinne Jimmerson JR RB 5'9 222 106 535 207.3 40 5.2 37.7% 37.6%
UTSA David Glasco II SR RB 5'10 205 106 333 62.3 33 1.9 31.1% 31.5%
Washington Lavon Coleman FR TB 5'11 217 106 438 124.9 36 3.5 34.0% 41.5%
Middle Tennessee Jordan Parker JR RB 6'1 218 105 475 159.3 35 4.6 33.3% 39.5%
New Mexico State Xavier Hall SO RB 5'8 182 105 342 69.2 27 2.6 25.7% 37.0%
Idaho Elijhaa Penny JR RB 6'2 254 104 459 106.8 36 3.0 34.6% 39.4%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
North Texas Reggie Pegram SR RB 5'9 230 104 398 102.3 35 2.9 33.7% 37.6%
Toledo Kareem Hunt SO RB 5'11 215 103 866 415.7 55 7.6 53.4% 48.5%
N.C. State Shadrach Thornton JR RB 6'1 206 103 540 166.9 50 3.3 48.5% 48.6%
Idaho Jerrel Brown SR RB 6'0 219 102 487 154.2 36 4.3 35.3% 39.4%
Arkansas State Michael Gordon JR RB 5'9 187 100 757 450.9 38 11.9 38.0% 39.1%
Kent State Nick Holley SO RB 5'10 191 100 400 147.5 32 4.6 32.0% 32.9%

Some quick thoughts:

If you simply multiply a player's Highlight Yards Per Opportunity (explosiveness) by his Opportunity Rate (efficiency), you get a pretty decent list of what we have perceived to be the top backs in the country.

Top Power Conference RBs by Hlt/Opp * Opp Rate
Rank
Name
Team
(Hlt/Opp) *
(Opp Rate)
1 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin 4.1
2 Tevin Coleman Indiana 4.0
3 Duke Johnson Miami 3.8
4 Nick Chubb Georgia 3.3
5 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska 3.2
6 Josh Robinson Mississippi State 3.1
7 Alex Collins Arkansas 2.8
8 Corey Clement Wisconsin 2.8
9 D.J. Foster Arizona State 2.7
10 Jonathan Williams Arkansas 2.7

I mean ... that's a really good list, just from the eye test. I figure that will be the starting point for any future running back rating I establish, though I will also move to adjust for strength of schedule and strength of offensive line (since, at the very least, the line has a huge role to play in Opportunity Rate).

Fun, random factoid: only 12 of the 106 running backs with 100-plus carries weigh under 190 pounds, and only three of those 12 play in power conferences. Makes sense, huh?

Now, to quarterbacks.

Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
Navy Keenan Reynolds JR QB 5'11 195 150 789 344.0 62 5.5 41.3% 47.3%
Georgia Southern Kevin Ellison SO QB 6'0 190 139 950 478.8 71 6.7 51.1% 50.1%
Army Angel Santiago SR QB 5'11 201 137 721 319.8 57 5.6 41.6% 40.2%
Georgia Tech Justin Thomas SO QB 5'11 189 136 812 387.0 61 6.3 44.9% 48.6%
Mississippi State Dak Prescott JR QB 6'2 230 129 861 364.8 63 5.8 48.8% 46.4%
Arkansas State Fredi Knighten JR QB 5'11 189 128 705 342.5 56 6.1 43.8% 39.1%
Boston College Tyler Murphy SR QB 6'2 213 127 1117 641.6 70 9.2 55.1% 42.0%
Air Force Kale Pearson SR QB 5'9 175 119 538 213.1 44 4.8 37.0% 35.6%
UCLA Brett Hundley JR QB 6'3 226 107 725 267.5 69 3.9 64.5% 46.3%
Texas State Tyler Jones SO QB 6'2 205 106 535 180.2 50 3.6 47.2% 47.3%
Auburn Nick Marshall SR QB 6'1 210 105 746 347.8 55 6.3 52.4% 47.3%
Nevada Cody Fajardo SR QB 6'2 215 105 687 287.9 54 5.3 51.4% 36.2%
North Carolina Marquise Williams JR QB 6'2 220 103 640 283.1 52 5.4 50.5% 39.7%
Ohio State J.T. Barrett FR QB 6'1 225 100 720 322.2 59 5.5 59.0% 52.8%
TCU Trevone Boykin JR QB 6'2 205 99 624 246.5 49 5.0 49.5% 45.5%
UNLV Blake Decker JR QB 6'2 205 97 489 134.2 47 2.9 48.5% 35.3%
Miami (Ohio) Andrew Hendrix SR QB 6'2 221 95 533 187.4 47 4.0 49.5% 39.1%
Boise State Grant Hedrick SR QB 6'0 198 92 547 219.1 43 5.1 46.7% 39.2%
Kentucky Patrick Towles SO QB 6'5 238 90 459 175.9 37 4.8 41.1% 38.5%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
Maryland C.J. Brown SR QB 6'3 218 87 519 253.5 38 6.7 43.7% 38.4%
Florida Atlantic Jaquez Johnson JR QB 6'1 225 87 463 169.4 35 4.8 40.2% 37.6%
Northern Illinois Drew Hare SO QB 6'1 215 84 623 287.6 45 6.4 53.6% 44.8%
Kansas State Jake Waters SR QB 6'1 210 83 512 241.5 36 6.7 43.4% 40.6%
Nebraska Tommy Armstrong Jr. SO QB 6'1 220 82 600 288.1 39 7.4 47.6% 43.2%
UL-Lafayette Terrance Broadway SR QB 6'2 221 79 518 185.7 43 4.3 54.4% 41.9%
Iowa State Sam Richardson JR QB 6'2 221 78 467 175.9 42 4.2 53.8% 35.9%
Notre Dame Everett Golson SR QB N/A 200 73 400 149.7 34 4.4 46.6% 42.8%
Eastern Michigan Reginald Bell Jr FR QB 6'3 184 73 513 263.0 34 7.7 46.6% 36.1%
Middle Tennessee Austin Grammer SO QB 6'2 204 72 404 147.8 32 4.6 44.4% 39.5%
BYU Taysom Hill JR QB 6'2 232 72 535 195.9 49 4.0 68.1% 45.8%
Washington Cyler Miles SO QB 6'4 225 71 360 114.9 36 3.2 50.7% 41.5%
Arizona Anu Solomon FR QB 6'2 205 70 444 203.3 33 6.2 47.1% 35.6%
Ole Miss Bo Wallace SR QB 6'4 217 70 331 125.0 24 5.2 34.3% 37.2%
New Mexico Lamar Jordan FR QB 5'10 183 70 411 191.6 34 5.6 48.6% 41.8%
Troy Brandon Silvers FR QB 6'2 208 69 290 103.4 29 3.6 42.0% 39.4%
N.C. State Jacoby Brissett JR QB 6'4 231 69 467 182.7 42 4.4 60.9% 48.6%
Pittsburgh Chad Voytik SO QB 6'1 205 66 477 229.1 38 6.0 57.6% 48.5%
Rice Driphus Jackson JR QB 6'0 210 66 414 181.7 32 5.7 48.5% 39.4%
Oregon Marcus Mariota JR QB 6'4 219 66 666 333.4 47 7.1 71.2% 45.6%
Offense Name Class Pos Height Weight Rushes Yards Hlt Yds Hlt Opps Hlt Yds/Opp Opp. Rate Team Opp. Rate
Memphis Paxton Lynch SO QB 6'7 230 65 256 68.2 23 3.0 35.4% 40.5%
Texas Tyrone Swoopes SO QB 6'4 243 64 346 125.4 30 4.2 46.9% 35.5%
Missouri Maty Mauk SO QB 6'0 200 62 398 167.9 34 4.9 54.8% 42.0%
South Alabama Brandon Bridge SR QB 6'5 235 61 393 217.5 28 7.8 45.9% 42.5%
Utah Travis Wilson JR QB 6'7 233 61 249 89.5 21 4.3 34.4% 39.4%
Oklahoma Trevor Knight SO QB 6'1 201 61 400 166.8 37 4.5 60.7% 44.0%

Top Power Conference QBs by Hlt/Opp * Opp Rate
Rank
Name
Team
(Hlt/Opp) *
(Opp Rate)
1 Marcus Mariota Oregon 5.1
2 Tyler Murphy Boston College 5.1
3 Tommy Armstrong Jr. Nebraska 3.5
4 Chad Voytik Pittsburgh 3.5
5 Nick Marshall Auburn 3.3
6 J.T. Barrett Ohio State 3.2

Again, a list that passes the eyeball test, at the very least.

One last note: Here's a link to all FBS rushing data in spreadsheet form. There are three tabs: quarterbacks, running backs, and other. The positions were culled from preseason rosters, so there's a chance that some of them are outdated based on last-second position changes.

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Posted by: Bill Connelly on 14 Nov 2014

3 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2014, 11:49am by 09dgceph

Comments

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by Bill Connelly :: Sat, 11/15/2014 - 9:45am

By the way, via request I looked at Todd Gurley's numbers. He's only at 94 carries thanks to the suspension, and multiplying his Hlt/Opp * Opp Rate gives you 4.19 ... or what would have been #1 on this list.

2
by Kal :: Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:46am

Would have been...before the Gordoning

3
by 09dgceph :: Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:49am

I was just about to say the same. Or, actually, I was about to ask what yesterday did to Gordon's numbers?