Advanced Stats: Offensive Efficiency and WR Production

Jerod Evans, Isaiah Ford, and Bucky Hodges were among those who spearheaded a resurgent Hokie offense. (photo: Ivan Morozov)

Virginia Tech’s offense was much-improved this season.  They averaged the most yards they’ve averaged since the 1999 season, and though we know that total yardage in college football has increased a lot over the last 10-15 years, it was still a substantial improvement.

The efficiency numbers tell the same story.  The Tech offense was much improved this year (as was the defense), and as a result the team record was a lot better, and the Hokies played for the ACC Championship.  Here’s how the numbers looked for two different advanced stats systems:

FEI Overall: #20
FEI Offense: #57
FEI Defense: #25
FEI Special Teams: #43

S&P+ Overall: #24
S&P+ Offense: #50
S&P+ Defense: #20
S&P+ Special Teams: #44