Drive Charts: Oklahoma State Dominated Kansas State In the Fourth Quarter

first_imgOklahoma State and Kansas State played a hell of a football game on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan. It was a game that left Glenn Spencer saying, “How did we win that game?” If you simply look at the drive charts, you will be wondering the same thing. Let’s dive in.OSU Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-11-06-at-2-18-13-pmOklahoma State started off in the first half but went four straight drives in the middle without a point and had two punts and two turnovers. Then it ended the way it began — with a batch of TDs.Yards per play: 10.0Points per drive (offense): 3.58Points per drive (defense): 2.50Points off turnovers: 0Average starting field position: Own 19One area in which Oklahoma State has really thrived this year is the field position game. This was not the case on Saturday as Kansas State started a full 14 yards better than the Pokes. It was not a banner day for either defense although OSU held KSU to around its average (2.44 PPD).Note: I had this incorrect in my 10 Thoughts as I forgot about the pick-six which obviously doesn’t go to the offense.Oklahoma State went 247 yards in its final three scoring drives in just 15 plays or 16.5 yards per play. That is strong. That is finishing like Rob Glass is your conditioning coach.“We stress never showing any fear, never showing any fatigue, and never showing any frustration in our organization,” said Gundy after the game. “Two of those came to light by not showing frustration, from the coaches or players, we are not allowed to show frustration. I thought the fatigue in the latter part of the game that we were in better condition and more fresh than they [Kansas State] were today.”Kansas State Drive Chartscreen-shot-2016-11-06-at-2-18-25-pmGiving up 16 points in the first four drives to a team that almost literally does not pass is not how you want to roll if you’re Oklahoma State. Neither is that 0-play, 0-yard drive in the third quarter.Yards per play: 5.8Points per drive (offense): 2.50Points per drive (defense): 3.58Points off turnovers: 7Average starting field position: Own 33Kansas State didn’t really capitalize on the turnovers it created netting just seven points off of three turnovers. To contrast Oklahoma State’s final three scoring drives, Kansas State had 17 just 68 yards on 17 plays in its final three drives when OSU desperately needed stops.The Pokes won the game when the chips were down late in the fourth quarter. Something they seem to have a history of doing. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

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