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 Scott 26 26
Davin Meggett 8 8
Darrius Heyward-Bey 6 6
Ronnie Tyler 2 2
LaQuan Williams 2 2
Haroon Brown 1 1
Isaiah Williams 1 1

LOOKS (Targets/Catches) 

vs. UD
Season 
Darrius Heyward-Bey 7 (4) 7 (4)
Ronnie Tyler 3 (2) 3 (2)
LaQuan Williams 2 (2) 2 (2)
Isaiah Williams 2 (1) 2 (1)
Haroon Brown 1 (1) 1 (1)
Davin Meggett 1 (1) 1 (1)
Dan Gronkowski 1 (0) 1 (0)
Danny Oquendo 1 (0) 1 (0)
Da’Rel Scott 1 (0) 1 (0)
Torrey Smith 1 (0) 1 (0)
RED ZONE LOOKS/TOUCHES 
Runs 
Targets 
Total 
Notes
Team 2 0 2 kneels 
Darrius Heyward-Bey 1 0 1 TD
Davin Meggett 1 0 1 TD
PENALTIES Offender Yards
Pass interference Terrell Skinner 15
False start Dane Randolph 5
Holding Dane Randolph 10
Holding Scott Burley 10
PUNTING            
From To Yards Return Pen. Net 
Quarter
44 (3) 53 53 2
36 (19) 45 45 4
(39) EZ 39 19 4
39 (26) 35 2 33 4
TAKEAWAYS Type, Q Next drive (Plays, yards, time, result)
Kevin Barnes INT, 3 1-0-0:07, INT
Terrell Skinner INT, 4 9-18, 3:20, GAME
GIVEAWAYS Type, Q Next drive (Plays, yards, time, result)
Jordan Steffy INT, 3 6-29-3:04, DOWNS
Jordan Steffy INT, 3 5-20-2:21, PUNT
QBs by down  
STEFFY 10-18-115, 2 INT
First 3-8, 46, INT
Second 3-3, 29
Third 4-6, 40
Fourth 0-1, INT
TURNER 1-3, 11
First 0-0
Second 1-1, 11
Third 0-2
TOTAL OFFENSE/QB 
vs. UD
Season 
Jordan Steffy 44-329 44-329
Chris Turner 18-58 18-58
Josh Portis 4-10 4-10
THE CALLS Run 
Pass 
Season ratio 
First down 21 8 21/8
Second down 17 4 17/4
* 1-3 0 1 0/1
* 4-6 6 0 6/0
* 7-9 5 0 5/0
* 10+ 6 3 6/3
Third down 5 9 5/9
* 1-3 3 1 3/1
* 4-6 1 3 1/3
* 7-9 0 3 0/3
* 10+ 1 2 1/2
Fourth down 1 1 1/1
* 1-3 1 0 1/0
* 4-6 0 0 0/0
* 7-9 0 0 0/0
* 10+ 0 1 0/1
TOTAL 44 22

44/22

Patrick Stevens