Well, somehow we're a third of the way through the season. West Virginia (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) are coming off a 37-0 shutout courtesy of Maryland in Baltimore.
The general consensus is simple: The WVU offense is brutal, the WVU defense is stout.
Wanted to put the numbers out there to see how that argument holds. What you'll find here are the national rankings for West Virginia on all three sides of the ball -- offense, defense and special teams. The easiest way to split it this was "GAIN" vs. "ALLOW" on the chart. So, under "interceptions," for example, on the left is the number of interceptions gained by WVU (caught), on the right is the number allowed (thrown).
The NR numbers are the national rankings (and there are 125 FBS teams). So, in the first line you can deduce that WVU has the 109th-ranked scoring offense and the 33rd-ranked scoring defense.
[AFTER THE CLICK: THE CHART OF TRUTH]
|109||18.0||Points Per Game||19.3||33|
|34||64||Plays of 10+ Yds||51||76|
|38||19||Plays of 20+ Yds||15||66|
|31||9||Plays of 30+ Yds||10||100|
|93||50.0%||Red-Zone TD Pct.||46.2%||21|
|103||27:17||Time of Possession||32:43||103|
|85||55.8||Penalty Yards Avg.||40.8||90|
|83||60.0%||Field Goal Pct.||77.8%||71|
|82||20.0||Kick Return Avg.||22.8||84|
|81||6.4||Punt Return Avg.||3.4||22|
|20||28.0||Tackles for Loss||25.0||98|