New Statistic: The Scare
it's heartbreaking to see lower-tier teams like Georgia State get so close to beating a big-time team (in yesterday's case Wisconsin) only to lose and have nothing to show for.
so I propose a new stat. if a significantly lower team almost beats a big-time team (within 8 points say) let's give them credit for a Scare.
Sunday for instance Cleveland State lost to Baltimore, but they got The Scare. 'Cleveland State finishes 2-14 with three scares.'
"Nothing stops these Baltimore Ravens. Beat them, injure them, shove them to the bottom of the standings, drag them into a hostile environment and mount a big lead, and they just keep trudging forward like nothing fazes them." (Bleacher Report)