More Ways To Look At Gundy’s 94 Wins

first_imgYesterday I wrote about all 94 of Mike Gundy’s wins at Oklahoma State and how we can look at them. After that, in very Berry Tramel-esque fashion, I got an email from reader Blake Gamble who did a little research of his own. I asked if I could post what he wrote because I found it interesting and needed some #content for PGA Championship week wanted to comment on it.Here’s Blake:I set the range to 2005-2015 but excluded the bowl games. I feel that the long layoff, exiting seniors, players looking ahead to the NFL Draft and surge in suspended players tends to create fairly odd game outcomes in these games. They are where coaches tend to make themselves some serious money for future contracts, but truly they are outliers.That said, Gundy is 88-43 in 11 seasons… or almost exactly an average of 8-4 per year, which is a .672 Win Percentage. So here are the big swings above and below that .672 Win Percentage when sorting specific statistics.The GoodOpponent has 3+ turnovers: 42-4 (91%)OSU 65+% completion percentage: 47-5 (90%)OSU scores a defensive TD (Int, Fum): 20-4 (83%)OSU punts 3 or fewer times: 34-7 (83%)OSU scores any return TD (Int, Fum, KR, PR): 39-8 (81%)OSU scores a special teams TD (KR, PR): 21-5 (81%)The BadOSU has 3+ turnovers: 15-15 (50%)OSU punts 7+ times: 11-14 (44%)Opponent scores a Defensive TD (Int, Fum): 8-11 (42%)Opponent scores any return TD (Int, Fum, KR, PR): 13-19 (41%)Opponent scores a special teams TD (KR, PR): 5-8 (39%)Kyle P. here again after that post from Blake.So basically just create a +3 turnover margin every game and you’ll win it all. Easy, right?But really these are the things Gundy preaches. Take care of the ball. Score on defense. Turn teams over. Get great special teams play. They are little things. Things you think about and practice in August and September, but they have contributed to what has become a really solid national program in Stillwater. And they’re the reason Mike Gundy will soon have 100 wins as the head coach at Oklahoma State. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

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