One thing I am growing to get more involved with tracking is sabremetrics in baseball. I am far from having a full grasp of everything but I like to think I know more today than I did at this point last season. I like numbers but I am not one to rely entirely on what they may show on paper. That said, I am always interested in seeing how some folks take a deeper look at numbers in football. Two sites I think do a tremendous job with bringing a sabremetric approach to the football field are Football Study Hall and College Football by the Numbers. I highly recommend adding both sites to your regular reading if you have not already.
Today College Football by the Numbers takes a deeper look at Penn State's 2012 season with their latest in a series of statistical reviews. The opening comments may turn you off initially.
"Penn State averaged 6.6 plays per possession," CFBN notes. "But like the other teams in that range and higher, the offense wasn't particularly good."