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Pepperdine vs. TCU - Tale of the Tape

I posted some of these statistics at the tail end of the game thread last night. At least on paper, here is what we know about Pepperdine and how they compare with TCU:

Pepperdine: 42-16

TCU: 45-15

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Pepperdine: RPI 23

TCU: RPI 7

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Pepperdine: SOS 88

TCU: SOS 25

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Pepperdine vs. RPI 1-50: 8-3 (note: I would like to know who those teams are, and if they are RPI 1-10 or RPI 40-49, but haven't had time to figure that out)

TCU vs. RPI 1-50: 18-8

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Pepperdine last 10 games: 8-2

TCU last 10 games: 9-1

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Pepperdine average runs per game: 5.4

TCU average runs per game: 5.2

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Pepperdine average runs allowed per game: 3.0

TCU average runs allowed per game: 2.6

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Pepperdine away: 16-9

TCU at home: 25-7

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Pepperdine non-conference: 18-7

TCU non-conference: 21-8

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Pepperdine post-season: 6-0

TCU post-season: 7-0

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Pepperdine team batting average: .284 vs. opponents .233

TCU team batting average: .282 vs. opponents .215

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Pepperdine offense 33 HR (12 by Aaron Brown) vs. opponents 12 HR

TCU offense 12 HR vs. opponents 14 HR

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Pepperdine team ERA: 2.52 vs. opponents 4.95

TCU team ERA: 2.14 vs. opponents 4.30

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Pepperdine

TCU

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A couple of other interesting takeaways:

Cal Poly, the top seed in the region that Pepperdine just won, had an RPI of 17 but their SOS was 115 with a 7-6 record against RPI 1-50 teams.

The other teams in that region were Arizona State and Sacramento State.

ASU notched a 33-24 record with an RPI of 45 and SOS of 27.

Sacramento State was 39-24 with an RPI of 123 and SOS of 229.

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