Inside the Numbers: Hokies dominant on third down and in scoring zone

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Two weeks into the season, let’s see how the Hokies continue to fare in the scoring zone. But first, here are some random numbers from the Ohio State game.

Random Numbers

Let me throw some random numbers at you, and then explain their significance.

25: The number of consecutive regular season games Ohio State had won…until Saturday.

0: The number of home games Urban Meyer had lost at Ohio State…until Saturday.

1978: The last time Ohio State lost their home opener.  This reminds me of that Harry Doyle line from Major League: “Tomorrow is die hard night…free admittance to anybody who was actually alive the last time the Indians won a pennant.”  I wonder how many folks who were at that Penn State game in 1978 were also there on Saturday night?

3: The number of field goals Tech’s opponents missed in all of 2013, and the number of field goals they have missed in two games in 2014.

400: Ohio State had gained 400 yards or more in 13 of its last 15 games. The Buckeyes had 327 yards of offense against the Hokies.

34: Tech was 0-34 on the road against Top 8 teams … until Saturday.

National Stats

Here is how the Hokies stack up in some important national statistics…

Redzone offense: Tied for #1...