I’m not even sure what that means!
But holy cow, I suspect if it feels like we haven’t seen a victory quite like the one we just saw last weekend in ages, it’s got something to do with not seeing an Irish team spend their time with the ball so effectively in years.
Quickly, if you’re unfamiliar with our made-up statistic (making up stats is all the rage!), it’s pretty simple: Time Well Spent is the proportion of a team’s time of possession spent actually producing points.
|Opponent||Time of Possesion||Time Well Spent||% Well Spent|
As you can see, if we were into onomatopoeia (and we are), we’d use the the term “WHAPPOW” while making a steep, upward motion with our hands to describe what’s happened to our little stat for Notre Dame over the last 2 weeks. Heck, we’re getting dangerously close to seeing the Irish engineering a mid-season turnaround so big that average TWS could double the disaster of a TWS from the South Florida opener.
But I feel like I’m already telling you something you already knew. The Irish have annihilated the opposition over the last 2 weeks and not coughed up a fumble or interception at the same time, rendering the offensive TWS almost obvious (but seriously, how absurd is 82%?). Possibly more interesting? The Irish’s defensive TWS over these past few weeks. We’ll take a look at that tomorrow.