Written by Matt Wixon
In Arctic Blast of Doom conditions, run-heavy teams could have an edge
On the weekend that will feature the previusly blogged about ARCTIC BLAST OF DOOM AND POTENTIAL TERROR, there will be no comfy indoor facility to host the games. (College basketball is at Jerry World). And so teams will need to play outdoors.
So how will the ARCTIC BLAST OF DOOM AND POTENTIAL TERROR PLUS CHANCE OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPER SUFFERING FRIGHTENING SLIP IN MALL PARKING LOT affect the teams playing?
There's no accurate gauge for that. But, in general, teams that run the ball more will have an easier time adjusting than teams that like to air it out. It's not easy to tote the ball when it's cold and wet, but it's less fun to try to throw when your fingers are numbish (that's only allowed to be a word during arctic blast situations.)
For the Dallas-area teams that we have reliable stats for, this is the run/pass percentage of their offense. It certainly doesn't predict a winner, but it's a stat to think about as we await the ARCTIC BLAST OF DOOM AND POTENTIAL TERROR PLUS CHANCE OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPER SUFFERING FRIGHTENING SLIP IN MALL PARKING LOT AND TV NEWS SHOTS OF PEOPLE WIGGING OUT.
DeSoto (50.6 % run, 49.4 % pass) vs. Euless Trinity (76.7 run, 23.3 pass)
Cedar Hill (59.1 run, 40.9 pass) vs. Denton Ryan (56.8 run, 43.2 pass)
Denton Guyer (68.9 run, 31.1 pass) vs. Birdville (77.2 run, 22.8 pass)
Wylie (45.3 run, 54.7 pass) vs. Highland Park (37.9 run, 62.1 pass)
Ennis (64.7 run, 35.3 pass) vs. Mesquite Poteet (42.9 run, 57.1 pass)