Welcome back to Enjoyment With Figures, our weekly glimpse at the sophisticated stats side of the A&M soccer period and what that signifies for the subsequent sport. Why do we do this? In some cases we discover something new, in some cases it just confirms what your eyes are by now telling you about the group, but most importantly it is a way for me to develop a devoted readership that I can a single day fall my manifesto to. Right until that working day, let’s continue talking about stats.
We took a week off from FWN all through an FCS matchup, where by the Aggies dominated PVAMU with nearly no difficulty at all. Before that, it was a unique tale. The Aggie offense actually struggled early from an ordinary Ole Miss Protection, and was not able to pull out a road gain even when the protection gave them a actually good possibility to do so. Here’s the box scores for the two of these games.
The Aggies head to Dying Valley for a evening match in opposition to the LSU Tigers in a matchup that does not signify quite as much as it would have had the Aggies managed to conquer the Rebels in Oxford final weekend, and undoubtedly does not indicate as a lot soon after the period the Tigers have experienced in 2021. But this is a rivalry, 1 that Jimo is 2-1 in, and bowl eligibility is on the line for LSU in Ed O’s last sport in Baton Rouge. You can complain about NIL or playoff conversations or whatever else is building that “Old Guy Yells at Clouds’’ section of your mind tickle just a minor bit, but at the finish of the day… this lowly sport issues, gamers and followers will be amped up for it, and that alone will make College Soccer wonderful. The Aggies are a 6.5 point favored in this matchup, although the SP+ likes the Ags to win by 14 and the FEI thinks it’s closer to a 5 level victory.
Aggie Offense vs Tiger Defense
No spoilers for the defensive section of this write-up, but this is the far extra…