I’m ready to declare USC the Pro Football Focus champions next season.
The data driven website has declared in the past week that quarterback Kedon Slovis “had the lowest rate of uncatchable passes thrown when throwing 10+ yards downfield” last season.
It also reported that USC had the No. 4-ranked true freshman class last season.
These are laudable stats. I’d also like some data, though, to explain why USC won only eight games, got pummeled by Iowa and somehow lost to BYU?
Or maybe why the offense often didn’t perform that great despite all those catchable passes more than 10-yards downfield despite having what many considered the nation’s best receiving corps?
Sometimes, actually watching the game belies the stats.