Advanced Stats: Offensive Efficiency and WR Production

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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

The Hokies’ numbers are similar in all categories across both efficiency systems.  As good as the offense was this year under Justin Fuente and Brad Cornelsen, that efficiency number can get better.  The offense has not reached its ceiling yet.

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