Week to Week trends
Nice and linear success rate improvement over the last 4 weeks. Success rate came in well above the national average this week. YPP backed off from last week a little (and dipped just below national average). They did a really good job staying out of obvious passing situations this week.
The common eye test narrative is that Washington was a data point for progress and Cal establishes a favorable trend; this view mostly backs that up quantitatively. I wonder if Chip has an ideal run/pass ratio…because look at that yellow line jump all over. We need Ben Bolch to ask this question, and get the answer “Whatever run/pass ratio gives us the best chance to win.”
The google doc linked here has every UCLA offense play logged with the situation, pre-snap details, and post snap results. I like to look for how the situation and pre-snap looks inform play calling and results. In the past, I’ve done this (on staff) for the SBN NFL Chargers blog, and got a lot of great reader participation.
My hope is that readers look at it and find stuff along with me (something pre-snap is a tell, something else very successful). This post has context for everything in the log.