Success Rate is easy to define. As with the rest of the statistics, it is adjusted for opponent. A 5-yard rush against Alabama is worth more than a 5-yard rush against Nicholls State. It is a measurement of efficiency, defined as gaining half of the needed yardage on 1st down, 70 percent on second down, and converting on third or fourth down. With all of these stats, 100 is the national average, and anything above is considered good.
Texas A&M’s success rate is 90.4. That’s 10 points below the average. Ranking all 130 teams on that stat alone puts the Aggies at 105th. That’s one step ahead of UAB, who didn’t have a team last year.
West Virginia, led by coach Dana Holgerson and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, has a raw score of 121.1, good for 13th in the nation. I’ll keep calling back to WVU as Texas A&M and WVU seem similar, relative to conference. It’s also worth nothing that Spavital was at A&M before being replaced by Mazzone.