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USF vs. UConn Play Chart

I charted every play from that rather ugly and awful to watch football game. That's how much I love you.

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You can download my complete chart here.

USF vs. UConn Play Chart

Keep in mind I've never played a down of non-flag football in my life, and I've obviously never coached the game. My basketball play charts you can trust, but on this I am going as a self-taught football fan that reads a lot of Chris Brown's Smart Football. If someone else is better at this and wants to volunteer to do this, please by all means take the reins from me.

Also the TV angle is often terrible for figuring out what's really happening. You often can't read the pass routes if the camera is focused on the ball and the line of scrimmage, so I put in what I could and left out what wasn't on screen. Sometimes I've got the route, sometimes I don't. Having the all-22 film would make this a helluva lot more in depth and scientific, but I'm just going with what I can see.

For personnel groupings, I went with pre-snap alignments to make most determinations. Sometimes Derrick Hopkins lines up in the slot, and sometimes in the backfield. If he was in the backfield, he's an RB. If he's in the slot, he's a WR. I understand the basics of line play (I know what power is, what a counter is, etc), but obviously the intricacies of the game aren't my specialty. I did the best I could here.

For defense, I went with what I think a QB might during his presnap read. If Aaron Lynch has his hand on the ground, he's a D-Lineman. If he's 7 yards off the line of scrimmage and UConn is in a 5 wide formation, and he looks to be dropping into coverage, he's an LB. It's trickier with safeties... sometimes when they walk down into the box, they're an LB, sometimes a DB.

Remember, this is by no means perfect. but let's try and glean some things.

USF offensive personnel groupings and number of times used:

1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR: 16

2 RB, 1 TE, 2 WR: 24

1 RB, 2 TE, 2 WR: 12

2 RB, 2 TE, 1 WR: 7

Pistol Diamond (3 RB's): 4

Total plays for a loss:

7. Total 24 yards.

Chunk plays (plays over 20 yards):

2. Total 47 yards.

Pass plays called (includes throwaways, sacks, QB scrambles):


Run plays called:


Plays from + territory (over 50 yard line):


Plays from - territory (short of 50 yard line):


Plays in Red Zone:

ZERO. Closest was two plays from the 26 yard line.

USF Defensive personnel groupings & number of times used:

4/3 Defense: 21

Nickel: 43

Dime: 13

Quarter (7 DB's, only used in prevent at end of game): 2

Couldn't tell: 4

UConn plays in + territory:


UConn plays in - territory:


UConn total plays for a loss:

11. Total 48 yards (does not include 50 yard scoop and score by Aaron Lynch)

UConn total chunk plays:

4. Total 125 yards

The chart is in Excel and totally sortable, so you might find some different things there too. Let us know if you find anything interesting in the comments, and talk about what you saw out there yesterday.

We'll have more on the game later this week as well, but the biggest thing I noticed on the rewatch was how uncomfortable Bobby Eveld looked at QB until that drive to get the winning field goal in the 4th quarter. He had happy feet, couldn't settle in at all, and seemed all out of sorts. But he did make some nice stick throws on that drive, including what should have been a TD to Steven Bravo-Brown that was just flat dropped.

Also Tim Boyle should transfer unless he's going to get some help. TEN dropped passes by UConn receivers, which is just criminal. They weren't all perfect throws, but every single one of them was catchable. The two TD's they dropped cost them the game.