The Seven Best (and Worst) Stats From Bedlam

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We have to do it, guys. We have to look at some egregious numbers from Bedlam. I’ll make it short and sweet and then we’ll move on to next week and the bowl game. Here we go.1. OU averaged 4.25 points per driveHoly balls! That’s 51 points on 12 drives. Up to this point in the season, I believe OSU had held every team it had faced to under its season average in points per drive on offense. OU came in averaging 3.08.2. Home advantage?Three home games in November sounds great until you lose two of them.AdChoices广告This will be the first time since 2009-10 that #okstate has lost multiple games at home back-to-back years.— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) November 29, 20153. J.W. Walsh slings itJ.W. Walsh threw as many passes in the first half on Saturday (29) as he had thrown all season. That’s not ideal.Also, now only Brandon Weeden (16) has more 300-yard passing games in Oklahoma State school history than J.W. Walsh (6). Mason Rudolph also has six. That’s pretty wild though.4. James Washington joins the 1,000-yard receiver club.I wrote about this a little here, but here are the other 1,000-yard receivers in school history:Adarius Bowman (2x)Justin Blackmon (2x)Hart Lee Dykes (2x)Rashaun Woods (3x)Dez BryantJosh StewartJames WashingtonThat’s the entire list.Also, Washington leads the country in TD receptions over 70 yards. You could make a decent case that he’s the best deep threat in the country.5. Emmanuel Ogbah gets his 13th sackBest sack seasons ever in OSU history:Leslie O’Neal — 16Gary Lewis — 14Emmanuel Ogbah — 136. That first half …OU’s 44 first-half points were the most they had scored in a Bedlam half since 1970, when they put up 45 before halftime on the way to a 66-6 win. (via ESPN)7. Ground attack is not prettyOSU rush yards the last two weeks: 140OSU opponent rush yards the last two weeks: 648[side eyes emoji]last_img read more

Jamaicans Urged to Plan for Hurricane Season

first_imgJamaicans are being urged to plan ahead for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is expected to see the Caribbean facing at least one major hurricane.Acting Director of the National Meteorological Service, Jeffrey Spooner, said this is based on projections of Colorado State University, which has, for the first time over a long period, indicated that the Caribbean is “in line” for a hit from a major hurricane.Mr. Spooner was speaking on Wednesday, May 1, at the launch of Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness Month, at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in New Kingston.The month is being observed under the theme: ‘Plan for Disaster in Advance, Give Yourself a Fighting Chance’. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1, and ends on November 30.[RELATED: ODPEM Gearing Up for Active Hurricane Season]Mr. Spooner pointed out that the university is the only institution that has so far released forecast for this season.The overall prediction is for an above average hurricane season with 18 named storms (one less than in 2012). This is against a 30 year average of 12, indicating a 50 per cent increase in the projection for this year.Nine hurricanes are projected, which is one less than 2012. With an average of six using the 30 year mean, this equates to a 50 per cent increase. The projection for major hurricanes (category three and higher) is up by 100 per cent, with four being projected.“The forecast for this year is for 95 activities with respect to tropical storms…up from 60, which is the average…the number of hurricane days (is) up from 21 average to a projected 40, and nine major hurricane days are projected for this year – up by 57 per cent. So, the projection for this year’s activity is (looking) much more active than normal, and about as active as it was last year,” Mr. Spooner said.He said the projections “may well be on track,” and that while it is not certain how many of these systems could affect Jamaica, “if we have one, that’s one too many, and therefore we need to be prepared.”The ODPEM also launched its Twitter “hashtag”, #AskODPEM, as a primary communication tool with social media fan base. This is to facilitate direct responses to concerns and queries during the hurricane season.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more