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Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers: A Couple of Goodbyes
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Varsity Numbers: A Couple of Goodbyes

Bill Connelly says goodbye to the 2015 college football season ... and says goodbye to Varsity Numbers.

4 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2018, 6:09am by Antoniokim
VN: On Long Drives
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VN: On Long Drives

Michigan State couldn't finish a drive to save its life for three quarters against Iowa. And then Spartans engaged on a nine-minute, 22-play drive that finished in the end zone and sent them to the College Football Playoff. Bill Connelly celebrates this drive and plays with long-drive data.

1 comment, Last at 11 Dec 2015, 5:25pm by skunkfunk
Varsity Numbers: Four Truths Revisited
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Varsity Numbers: Four Truths Revisited

While waiting for Championship Week carnage to unfold (or, more likely, not), Bill Connelly revisits the precursor to the Five Factors idea: Four Truths.

VN: The Numbers Are on to You (or Not)
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VN: The Numbers Are on to You (or Not)

Which college football teams have the numbers figured out, and which ones seem to have moved far beyond what the numbers are suggesting? Bill Connelly takes a look.

VN: Fun with QB Radars
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VN: Fun with QB Radars

Bill Connelly looks at what radar charts can tell us about college quarterbacks such as Jared Goff and Trevone Boykin.

5 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2015, 1:24am by pads_of_the_hands
Varsity Numbers: Revisiting the Perfect Playoff
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Varsity Numbers: Revisiting the Perfect Playoff

College football has had a playoff for one year, but people are already clamoring for a larger field. Bill Connelly revisits an old idea that still seems to make quite a bit of sense, and would give Appalachian State a shot at a national title. Wait, what?

8 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2015, 12:12am by LionInAZ
VN: Passing Downs Magic Acts
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VN: Passing Downs Magic Acts

Bill Connelly looks at what happens to your college football team when your success on passing downs is a little bit too good.

VN: A Different Team Every Week
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VN: A Different Team Every Week

Consistency isn't always a good thing, but it would be nice if Texas would just decide if it wanted to be a good or bad team and stuck with it.

Varsity Numbers Looks Into The Future
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Varsity Numbers Looks Into The Future

How much do we tend to know after five weeks? Bill Connelly compares five-week data to full-season data to find out if we should be worried about TCU and Baylor.

2 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2015, 12:37pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
VN: Stats, Eyeballs, and Underrated Alabama
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VN: Stats, Eyeballs, and Underrated Alabama

Bill Connelly takes a look at the early-season S&P+ outliers and whether his eyeballs agree or disagree with the stats. Spoiler: Alabama is underrated. Alabama! Underrated!

2 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2015, 4:56pm by AyoubTab