The Washington Times - September 1, 2008, 10:46PM

Everyone has ways they find to do their job a little bit better than others around them.

For me, keeping track of all sorts of secondary and tertiary stats helps me spot trends that might otherwise go unnoticed – or quantify those things I intuitively know to be true.

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What follows isn’t entirely everything related to a Maryland football game that I either track or consider worth tracking. For example, I keep the results of each third and fourth down play on offense (with down and distance) to refer to at later times.

There is a dearth of defensive stats for now, and I’m working to fix that by the time next week rolls around. Certainly, one chart I’ll want to track is defensive performance on third and fourth downs. Look for that in the Middle Tennessee game as well.

Another thing tracked but not included this week is special teams units. I got a good look at most of them, but would like a second set of plays before rolling out a list to make sure the list is actually correct.

Occasionally, a few other categories will pop up as needed, and I’d certainly welcome any suggestions. But hopefully, this will offer something of substance that can’t be found anywhere else.

Because if that’s the case, then I’ve done my job.

TOUCHES

vs. UD 
Season
Da’Rel Scott2626
Davin Meggett88
Darrius Heyward-Bey66
Ronnie Tyler22
LaQuan Williams22
Haroon Brown11
Isaiah Williams11

LOOKS (Targets/Catches) 

vs. UD
Season 
Darrius Heyward-Bey7 (4)7 (4)
Ronnie Tyler3 (2)3 (2)
LaQuan Williams2 (2)2 (2)
Isaiah Williams2 (1)2 (1)
Haroon Brown1 (1)1 (1)
Davin Meggett1 (1)1 (1)
Dan Gronkowski1 (0)1 (0)
Danny Oquendo1 (0)1 (0)
Da’Rel Scott1 (0)1 (0)
Torrey Smith1 (0)1 (0)
RED ZONE LOOKS/TOUCHES 
Runs 
Targets 
Total 
Notes
Team202kneels 
Darrius Heyward-Bey101TD
Davin Meggett101TD
PENALTIESOffenderYards
Pass interferenceTerrell Skinner15
False startDane Randolph5
HoldingDane Randolph10
HoldingScott Burley10
PUNTING      
FromToYardsReturnPen.Net 
Quarter
44(3)53532
36(19)45454
(39)EZ39194
39(26)352334
TAKEAWAYSType, QNext drive (Plays, yards, time, result)
Kevin BarnesINT, 31-0-0:07, INT
Terrell SkinnerINT, 49-18, 3:20, GAME
GIVEAWAYSType, QNext drive (Plays, yards, time, result)
Jordan SteffyINT, 36-29-3:04, DOWNS
Jordan SteffyINT, 35-20-2:21, PUNT
QBs by down 
STEFFY10-18-115, 2 INT
First3-8, 46, INT
Second3-3, 29
Third4-6, 40
Fourth0-1, INT
TURNER1-3, 11
First0-0
Second1-1, 11
Third0-2
TOTAL OFFENSE/QB 
vs. UD
Season 
Jordan Steffy44-32944-329
Chris Turner18-5818-58
Josh Portis4-104-10
THE CALLSRun 
Pass 
Season ratio 
First down21821/8
Second down17417/4
* 1-3010/1
* 4-6606/0
* 7-9505/0
* 10+636/3
Third down595/9
* 1-3313/1
* 4-6131/3
* 7-9030/3
* 10+121/2
Fourth down111/1
* 1-3101/0
* 4-6000/0
* 7-9000/0
* 10+010/1
TOTAL4422

44/22

Patrick Stevens