Advanced Stats: Target Rate, Standard Downs and Passing Downs

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Nearly one-third of Tech’s pass attempts have gone in the direction of Cam Phillips. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

It’s the bye week, so let’s take a closer look at a couple of important aspects about this football team. Using Virginia Tech’s advanced stats page on, we’ll take a look at two areas of the game that will be worth monitoring for the remainder of the season.

Target Rate, Catch Rate and Success Rate

Target rate and catch rate go without saying, but you might wonder what “success rate” means. Here’s the definition‚Ķ