|Louisville Rushing Offense||144.63||90th|
|FSU Rushing Defense||146.57||49th|
Florida State’s Rushing Defense allows 146.57 yards on the season and has held opponents to an average of 13 yards less than what opponents have averaged for the season thus far in 2014, or about 94%. Only Oklahoma State & Wake Forest were able to go over their season averages, with Wake Forest being such a paltry number that it shouldn’t even count. But this is a stat evaluation.
The two most recent games the Seminoles have allowed over 150 yards on the ground and have also done so in 4 of 6 games vs. FBS opponents.
Louisville on average gains 144.63 yards per game on the ground and has averaged about 24.4 yards LESS or 81.39% of what opponents typically allow. The Cards have been all over the map in both who they use at Running Back and production ranging from a low of just 12 yards vs. Florida International to a high of 215 vs. Wake Forest. The Cards have been over 160 yards in 3 of its last 4 contests on the ground.Just using stat guesses we should expect Louisville to gain anywhere from 119-135 yards on Thursday Night.The reality is that Louisville is heavily skewed by both extremes of high & low on the season, While FSU has been mostly static throughout the season.
Still it will be interesting to watch to see if Louisville can break out of the suggested range or if they even play below it. With Michael Dyer running like he did last Saturday I’d trend this one higher also given FSU’s recent rushing defense performances. We’ll see.
|Rushing Offense||Florida State Allowed vs.||Deviation from Avg.||% Gained of Avg|
|Rushing Defense||Louisville Gained vs.||Deviation from Avg.||% Gained of Avg|