How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 4

BY Dave Heller • September 30, 2014

Some interesting numbers looking at the way Wisconsin ran the ball against South Florida.

Running to the left had been successful in the early going of 2014 for Melvin Gordon, but not so this past Saturday. Meanwhile, running to the right -- and specifically inside -- had been trouble for Gordon, but, again, the opposite was true against the Bulls.

Elsewhere, looking at Tanner McEvoy's targets only solidifies the worry about Wisconsin's play at wide receiver (outside of Alex Erickson, that is).

Also, forgot to mention last week that one of Dare Ogunbowale's runs (for 5 yards) was not televised as ESPN was cutting away to show highlights of another game, so that run has to be left out of the totals. The gamebook also made no indication of the direction of the run.

Here's the key to the tables:

LI = left inside; LO= left outside; LW = left wide (i.e. end around); MID = middle; RI = right inside; RO = right outside; RW = right wide; INT = intended receiver on an interception; INC/PEN = an incomplete pass which did not count in the statistics due to a penalty; BAT/CTCH = ball batted down but caught by a Wisconsin lineman who was not the intended target

Run vs. South Florida

  GORDON CLEMENT TOTALS*
LI RUSH 6 3 10
LI YDS 27 12 40
LI AVG 4.50 4.00 4.00
LO RUSH 6 3 9
LO YDS 13 6 19
LO AVG 2.17 2.00 2.11
LW RUSH 1 0 1
LW YDS 6 0 6
LW AVG 6.00 n/a 6.00
MID RUSH 5 0 5
MID YDS 34 0 34
MID AVG 6.80 n/a 6.80
RI RUSH 5 5 10
RI YDS 55 24 79
RI AVG 11.00 4.80 7.90
RO RUSH 8 4 13
RO YDS 44 40 88
RO AVG 5.50 10.00 6.77
RW RUSH 1 1 3
RW YDS 2 -5 5
RW AVG 2.00 -5.00 1.67

*- Totals include two rushes for Ogunbowale (1 left inside for 1 yard, 1 right outside for 4 yards) as well as one rush left wide for 8 yards by George Rushing.

Run (season)

  GORDON CLEMENT OGUNBOWALE TOTALS**
LI RUSH 14 11 7 32
LI YDS 161 55 38 254
LI AVG 11.50 5.00 5.43 7.94
LO RUSH 22 8 1 31
LO YDS 166 29 14 209
LO AVG 7.55 3.63 14.00 6.74
LW RUSH 3 1 0 7
LW YDS 60 7 0 122
LW AVG 20.00 7.00 n/a 17.43
MID RUSH 10 8 1 19
MID YDS 61 26 2 89
MID AVG 6.10 3.25 2.00 4.68
RI RUSH 12 10 3 27
RI YDS 81 43 13 145
RI AVG 6.75 4.30 4.33 5.37
RO RUSH 15 15 3 33
RO YDS 82 123 27 232
RO AVG 5.47 8.20 9.00 7.03
RW RUSH 2 3 0 9
RW YDS 1 7 0 41
RW AVG 0.50 2.33 n/a 4.56

** - Includes rushes from Kenzel Doe, Reggie Love, George Rushing and D.J. Spurling

Pass vs. South Florida

PLAYER TARGETED CATCHES INC/PEN
Arenson 2 1  
Clement 1 1  
Doe 1 1  
Erickson 13 6 3
Fredrick 1 1  
Fumagalli 1 1  
Gordon 1    
Thrown away 1    

Pass (season/McEvoy)

PLAYER TARGETED CATCHES DROPS INT INC/PEN BAT/CTCH
Arneson 15 9   1   1
Clement 4 4        
Doe 3 1        
Erickson 34 15   1 3  
Fredrick 3 2        
Fumagalli 3 3        
Gordon 7 5        
Love 6 1 2 1    
Ramesh 2 2        
Rushing 3 1        
Steffes 1          
Thrown away 2          
Traylor 4 2 1      
Watt 1          
Wheelwright 1     1    

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