Disability of accused a factor in voyeurism case, says expert witness

first_imgTrey Jeffrey Wilson has pleaded guilty to voyeurism charges after surreptitiously capturing images that showed the genitalia and buttocks of several men while they were in the locker room of a former Chatham fitness club.While the 25-year-old has expressed feelings of shame for his actions, defence lawyer Paul Esco pointed to his client’s diagnosis of a non-verbal learning disability for not allowing him to fully understand how this violated the rights of the 16 victims.Publication bans prevent naming the victims or publishing any details that could identify them. None of the victims attended the hearing Monday, but one written victim-impact statement was submitted.Assistant Crown attorney Nick Bazylko said Wilson was caught by a member of the former GoodLife Fitness Club on April 30, 2018, taking a photograph of him while undressed in the locker room, which resulted in the Chatham-Kent police being called.A three-month investigation by police revealed images and video were captured of 16 men, including 12 who were identified and four who were not, taken at various times over a period from 2013 to 2018. Some videos were sent to other people electronically.None of the victims had knowledge their images were being taken nor did they consent to it, Bazylko told the court.Windsor-based neuropsychologist Dr. Saadia Ahmad was called by the defence as an expert witness on Monday as the sentencing hearing began for Wilson.Her testimony, which lasted more than three hours, involved a report she wrote on Wilson, which diagnosed him with having a nonverbal learning disability and a voyeuristic disorder.Ahmad said her aim was to figure out how Wilson’s brain is “hard-wired” in preparing a medical report for the court to consider.Ontario Court Justice Lucy Glenn, who is presiding over the case, asked Ahmad for an explanation about nonverbal learning disabilities.Ahmad said people with this disability often suffer socially because they don’t recognize non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions, and don’t understand consequences. She added they are often unable to come up with complex responses to stressful social situations.Ahmad said a contributing factor for Wilson is his low IQ, which contributes to his low reasoning ability.The doctor said another factor Wilson has to cope with is his very feminine-sounding, high-pitched voice. She told the court this may have been caused, in part, by having a tumour removed from his vocal chord as a child.Ahmad said Wilson’s voice caused him to be the target of bullying for many years as a child.His current situation is exacerbated by his feminine mannerisms to the point he avoids public washrooms because he is accused of being in the wrong one, she added.Ahmad said these combination of factors have caused Wilson to be confused about his sexuality and his place in society, leading him to the belief he may be able to gain more acceptance if he acted like a female.She said this involved him exploring whether he would be aroused by males.During her interaction with Wilson, he described being excited about his acts of voyeurism and felt part of a group by sharing these videos with some other people, the doctor said.Ahmad said through social coaching and other therapy and medication, Wilson has come to understand how his actions violated the rights of other people.Esco asked Ahmad if his client’s non-verbal learning disability (NLD) and voyeuristic disorder are linked.“It’s from the same brain,” she said. “It’s not from two different parts of the brain.”Bazylko asked if Wilson wanted to discover if he was aroused by men, why didn’t he just use pornography, which is readily available.Ahmad said Wilson didn’t have an explanation for that.“To me, it seemed very much an NLD pattern of thinking,” she said, adding logic is his “greatest weakness.”Bazlyko also asked why Wilson was doing what he did in a male locker room if he avoided public washrooms.Ahmad said it is her belief Wilson’s desire to want know his sexuality “surpassed his disdain for being in a male locker room.”The length of Monday’s proceedings prevented time for sentencing submissions from the Crown and the defence.However, Ahmad told the court, “I am firm in believing he did not understand the full extent of the rights being violated (by his actions).”She also believes his chance of recidivism is low with the therapy he has received.Ahmad has concerns about what impact being incarcerated would have on Wilson, believing his feminine voice and mannerism, combined with his learning disability, would again cause him to be the target of bullying.The sentencing hearing will resume on Sept. 4. Glenn indicated Monday she will reserve her decision and return at a later time to hand down a sentence.eshreve@postmedia.comlast_img read more

African stock exchanges ‘must link up’

first_img13 December 2012Africa’s stock markets must collaborate to make the most of historic levels of investor interest in the continent, the head of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange told news agency AFP last week.“The appetite for Africa is very very high,” said Nicky Newton-King, making the case for better links between the continent’s 24 bourses as a means of propelling Africa’s recent and dramatic economic rise.The International Monetary Fund forecasts the aggregate economy of sub-Saharan Africa will grow at around 5.7 percent next year, presenting a massive economic opportunity of the type the region has too often squandered.“I think everybody is trying to find their way, to participate meaningfully in that rising,” said Newton-King, who took over at the continent’s largest exchange in January this year.“All of us who are privileged enough to run exchanges, need to figure out that these waves of investor appetite aren’t yours by right. Once they come you have to be able to ride them properly.“We should not be taking this as business as usual, this is a business opportunity.”According to Newton-King, one way to ride the wave of interest would be to make it easier to invest across Africa’s borders and to improve liquidity in small markets – making a big enough pool that assets can be bought and sold quickly.To that end, the JSE is looking to ink deals with two other bourses in the region.But for now, those deal will focus on improving the continent’s financial plumbing – allowing cross and dual listings and easier order-routing – rather than the creating one pan-African exchange.“I think it is far more about collaboration,” she said.“Were we not to have any exchanges on the continent I think we would have wanted to create a single exchange that would service multiple jurisdictions out of one legal base.“That’s the most efficient way to do it, but I’m a bit of a realist.“Once you try to do cross border mergers and acquisitions, you run into much more trenchant issues of a regulatory nature, all of which stem from ‘how do we protect the local investor?’, ‘how do we make sure the local market grows?’”Newton-King insists that allowing Kenyans to invest in joint-listed South African stock in shillings, or by allowing South Africans to more easily place orders for Nigerian stock, markets would attract more foreign investors.“Really big trades are not going to go to illiquid markets.“The average days trade on the JSE is more than the average annual trade on Kenya and Mauritius put together. There are amazing companies in both of those countries.”Despite political concerns about the erosion on sovereignty that could come with more integrated markets, Newton-King says South Africa’s own experience demonstrates the benefits.“When Anglo-American cross-listed in London, the amount of trades in Anglo-American increased. South Africa’s percentage of trade in Anglo-American decreased, but the decreased percentage was worth more.“In those cases, you have to think quite bravely.”Sapalast_img read more

The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces Newest Doctorate Level Partner

first_imgThe Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced the selection of its newest Doctorate level scholarship partner, The Zellman Group. The Doctorate level partnership secures numerous certification course scholarships for distribution to retailers, universities and internal associates. It also enables Zellman to provide LPF memberships to loss prevention practitioners.“We are excited to announce the increased support from The Zellman Group,” said Gene Smith, LPC, president of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “Zellman continues to demonstrate its commitment to the loss prevention and asset protection industry by sponsoring the Foundation. Their increased level of investment is an illustration of The Zellman Group’s dedication to supporting LPF’s effort to further elevate the loss prevention-asset protection profession. Our scholarship partners are vital to continuing our mission of education through certification initiatives such as the LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC).”“The Zellman Group decided to increase their support of the foundation and recognizes it as the industry leader in continued education. The foundation has brought legitimacy to Loss Prevention as a career and not just a job. The scholarships the we afforded the opportunity to award acknowledge a Loss Prevention professionals continued contributions to our industry”, said Stuart Levine, CEO of The Zellman Group.- Sponsor –   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

How Wearables Become Buyables

first_imgRadioShack is pushing Fitbit bands.ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series in which ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.My local RadioShack—yes, those are still around—just got a makeover as part of a nationwide revamp. Part of the new look is a big, prominent display of fitness wearables.The Shack is far from alone in stocking up on wearables. Best Buy has a big selection now, as does Target. Fitbit has been dominating retail so far, according to Canalys, with almost half the market in the first quarter of the year. But I also noticed Jawbone Up bands, LifeTrak fitness watches from Salutron, and a number of smaller brands at RadioShack.They Can Get It For You RetailDoes retail distribution matter for wearables? After all, we live in an age of e-commerce. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told me earlier this year that the company’s online store is its best channel for selling smartwatches. The company’s pastel-colored Pebbles, for example, are only available online. But Pebble has also performed well at retail, according to Canalys. And shelves in retail stores are a place where people who haven’t heard of Pebble may discover the device for the first time.Poor retail distribution may have been one of the problems that doomed the Nike FuelBand, which was only available at Nike and Apple stores and “select authorized retailers,” according to the Nike website. Fitbit’s line of bands was simply easier for people to get their hands on.Selling through retailers comes with its own host of problems, from stocking inventory to dealing with returns to waiting for payment. It’s easy to understand why some smaller upstarts in the wearables business follow Pebble’s lead in seeking preorders through crowdfunding websites before they try to battle for shelf space.More In StoreBut I also wonder if wearable makers are thinking broadly enough about their retail opportunities. Salutron, for example, sells its LifeTrak bands at Walgreens drugstores, where it hits a demographic that’s more worried about health than fitness. More fashionable wearables, like Ringly or the Tory Burch Fitbit line, might fit into department stores. Macy’s, which sells a variety of gadgets today, as well as a lot of watches and fitness apparel, barely stocks any wearable devices. That’s a green field for retail sales.Perhaps it’s a blind spot for the people developing wearables, who are far more likely to shop at Amazon than Target. E-commerce might do well to reach people who know they already want a device. But to reach the millions of people who can’t picture themselves wearing one more gadget, stores may be the way to market.Lead photo by Jason Tester Guerrilla Futures; photo of RadioShack by Christen Rochon for DivasandDorks.com Tags:#Best Buy#Body#digital fitness#Eric Migicovsky#fitness apps#fitness bands#RadioShack#wearables The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology owen thomas What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more

Meetups Lend Momentum to Innovation for Small Businesses and Startups

first_imgWe have a phrase at Intel that’s part rally cry, part tagline: “A Better Way to Work.”It’s about finding the best ways to accomplish your business tasks and reach your business goals. Not just the latest way, or the fastest way. It’s about being more efficient and more effective.So I was excited when Northside Media Group, Dell, and Intel announced a partnership during National Small Business Week to celebrate and support emerging innovation for small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Even with social media, sometimes the better way is to gather locally, in person. Discuss trends and ideas, and share challenges related to ever-changing industries, with technology at the core of the conversation. On May 4, the Northside Small Business Innovation Meetups started an ongoing discussion series with the startup, small business, and tech communities of New York, Chicago, and Miami. The series continues through January 2016, but not all dates have been announced, so follow @InnovatorInside for updates on dates and venues, as well as event coverage, videos, and more.The partnership continues this week at the Northside Innovation Conference, June 11-12 in Brooklyn, NY, part of Northside Festival, which runs June 8-14. If you’re able to attend, make sure to stop by the Dell Innovators Lounge at Brooklyn Brewery.Check out the great speakers and topics, including “Interactive Design and the Tyranny of the Keyboard-Mouse Setup” by James Patten of Patten Studios. James will share his approach to changing the way people think about computers by creating innovative alternatives to the most basic and well-established understanding of how computers operate. He should know: Working with Milk Studios, his studio developed a truly innovative experience for visitors to our booth at CES 2015. Using Intel RealSense 3D cameras, he captured live 3D video of conference attendees and processed large amounts of data to render generative figures in real time.So swing by Brooklyn Brewery for a sunny pale ale, check out the great lineup of speakers and topics, and while you’re there, check out the Dell Latitude 7000 as well. It’s a great example of real innovation that can help your small or growing business.last_img read more

IPL 8: Samson heroics in vain as Mumbai clinch narrow win

first_imgMitchell McClenaghan grabbed two crucial wickets in as many balls as Mumbai Indians pulled off an exciting eight-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League cricket match, here on Friday.ScorecardChasing a stiff target of 188 set by Mumbai Indians, wicketkeeper Sanju Samson cracked a brilliant 76 in 46 balls to bring the Royals close to the target before New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan dismissed him as well as Karun Nair at off successive balls to bring the home side back in the game when it seemed like it was drifting away from them.Lasith Malinga grabbed the wicket of Deepak Hooda in the next over to leave Royals the task of scoring 20 runs in the last over and they finally fell short by eight runs by scoring 179 for 7.McClenaghan snapped up 3 for 31 while Malinga, Vinay Kumar ? who bowled the last over ? and Jagadeesha Suchith got one wicket each while Tim Southee was run out.Royals looked all set for their eighth win in ten games when Samson played a whirlwind knock laced with 3 sixes and six fours, but his dismissal through a catch at long off stymied the Royals’ run-chase.It was MI’s third win in eight games and kept their play-off hopes alive. Earlier, put in to bat MI’s Rayudu struck a breezy half century to help Mumbai Indians overcome a sluggish middle phase after a good start to end up with a combative total.Rayudu, promoted to fifth ahead of Kieron Pollard, justified the faith in striking a quick-fire unbeaten 53 in 37 balls, laced with 3 sixes and four fours to help lift MI recover from 120 for four after 15 overs to a more competitive total.advertisementRayudu put on 61 runs in only 30 balls with West Indian Pollard who made 24 in 14 balls before departing with two balls left to help MI finish the innings with a flourish.Earlier a decent start of 43 was provided by openers Lendl Simmons (38 in 31 balls) and left-handed Parthiv Patel (23 in 14 balls) who were again guilty of not getting to a big score after getting their eyes in after MI were put in to bat by rival skipper Watson.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Seems Convinced The OSU Run Game Is Close, But Is It?

first_imgI’m not besmirching what Childs did. He was great, and good for him because he’s been with the program through some down times. It was the best college football game he has ever played. That’s awesome.And you guys know my feelings on Hill. I think he’s great. I think he’s going to be great and is already great. I think he’s the next Joe Randle. He also had some really good runs on Saturday.But none of this means the run game woes are no more.In fact, let’s look at those here. I went back and looked up the total yards-per-carry totals for OSU in its three non-conference games dating back to 2010 (I only included the first three non-con games of 2010 to try and accurately match it up with the other years). OK, here we go.#okstate yards per carry in non-conference play … 2010: 5.32011: 4.72012: 7.02013: 4.82014: 4.22015: 4.92016: 3.1?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 19, 2016 Oh my goodness.OSU has been a full yard per carry worse in non-conference play this season than in any season since Dana Holgorsen took over the offense in 2010. You can’t blame the schedule either. Yeah, Pitt is pretty good, but OSU played Florida State in 2014. It played Mississippi State in 2013. It played Arizona in 2012. These teams were all as good or better than Pitt.OSU also currently ranks No. 113 in the nation in sacks allowed (OU is No. 117 by the way). And this is part of the problem. If you take out Rudolph’s “runs” OSU jumps up to 4.5 yards per carry.But I didn’t take out the QB “runs” in any of the other seasons either. Sacks were fair game there as they always are (although the QBs in those seasons weren’t sacked as much). And it’s not like the sacks don’t count in the game! The refs don’t say, “well the QB had it and he wasn’t trying to run so it doesn’t count.” It’s just that you would categorize the issues under “offensive line” instead of “run game.”So all of this is a problem. One we haven’t really discussed that much because, you know, the run game seems better for the most part. Gundy says they’re one guy away on most plays, and maybe that’s true. But in terms of pure numbers, things are somehow getting worse and not better.UPDATE (2:33 p.m.): I went back and took out sack numbers for the last three years. Still not great. And my point still remains. The running game hasn’t gotten better statistically.2014: 4.8 YPC2015: 5.4 YPC2016: 4.2 YPC Rennie Childs ran for 101 yards and four TDs on 10 carries on Saturday against Pitt. That’s terrific. Really good. The first time an OSU RB has run for 100+ against a Power 5 opponent since, gulp, the 2015 Cactus Bowl. That was two seasons ago.But is the run game even going in the right direction? Mike Gundy thinks so.“Well, as I mentioned earlier, it’s not good enough, but we’re just one guy away,” said Gundy. “One play, it’s the right guard. The next play everybody is blocked, it’s the left guard. Another play, everybody is blocked, and it’s the right tackle.“We’re just one guy away on a lot of plays from being better in the running game. Over the last two years, we were three guys at a time away up front. We’re making improvements. Rennie (Childs) played the best game he’s ever played. He showed speed, he showed some allusiveness. Chris Carson is hurt, so we don’t have him for a while. I liked the way Justice ran. He was close to breaking a couple. He did a nice job for a true freshman.”center_img While 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.last_img read more

Almost 70 Percent of OSU Fans Less Confident Pokes Can Win Big 12 Now

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 seen OSU win 2.5 games out of their first three, and now the real fun begins. OSU heads to Baylor on Saturday to take on the only Big 12 team it hasn’t beaten in the last two years. I thought it would be fun and interesting to see if you guys are more or less confident Mike Gundy has a team that can win the Big 12 than you were at the start of the season (before the SE Louisiana game).Almost 70 percent of you said you were less confident. Another 25 percent said it’s equal and almost 10 said more.I’m in the 24 percent. By the end of August I had legitimately talked myself into the idea that OSU could, in some probably-unrealistic scenario involving Baker Mayfield and a gas station (and a few other things), win this conference. Of course I also thought OSU was going to light it up more than it has in the first two games. I genuinely thought this was going to look like a 10-win team.It hasn’t.But the Big 12 might also stink. OU’s star is a little less bright than it was (and Rudolph still has not lost to them 🙂 ). Texas is good but maybe not great. Everyone else has looked average to above average at best. WVU, Kansas State, TCU — all average. Tech — average. It’s just a bunch of mediocre play so far. In fact, if I’m a WVU or Tech fan, I’m actually encouraged by the way the first month has gone. Those teams should absolutely believe they have a better chance at winning this league than they did a month ago.As for OSU, I’m still confident they can win it, but that has a lot more to do with how other teams have played than what I’ve seen from the Pokes. Remember, every conference-winning team since the schedule went to nine games has gone 8-1. The bottom line with the Cowboys? They have some monster road games beginning with this one in Waco. We will know a lot more after this weekend.Poll Q: I am _____ confident OSU can win the Big 12 after three games than/as I was at the start of the season.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 20, 2016Onto the comments!JG: I’ve felt down on our team since we s*** the bed in Bedlam 2013…something has to change on the coaching staff before we ever sniff a conference championship and CFP berth.JG, my man! We played for the Big 12 title like 300 days ago!Davids: Before the season I thought we would lose three maybe four conference games. So, I still feel about the same and a conference championship looks to be a long shot. If we beat Baylor (I think this will be very difficult!) my confidence will be much higher! The parity is real and a big road win puts us in a pretty good position. Curious how others would pick the top eight in the conference.Bob Sitts: I’m still not confident. Our play calling is not good. Our offensive line leaves a lot to question. Rudolph is hit or miss. And I really don’t like that we have given up two 14-point leads in back to back games. The contenders of the big 12 will make you pay for that and yes while OU is “down” this year (two losses to top 10 teams) they always get up for us…and we let them in. So my confidence is LOW and I want to be proven wrong!Big D: I’m confident in the fact that no one in our league has any less warts than us.last_img read more

Mailbag: Fade Routes and NCAA Tournament Dilemmas

first_imgWe had a good assortment of mailbag questions to choose from today. Thanks for sending those in via Twitter. No Colin Kaepernick rant from me this week, but I did limit it to three (per the usual). Let’s get on with it.Kevin G: What happens more this season: rush attempts or throws to fade route?I actually laughed out loud at this one. Oklahoma State has 96 rushing attempts so far this year so I’d say it’s been about even so far. Seriously though, I think the lack of balanced creativity in the offense is one reason Mike Yurcich gets skewered so often. When you throw six fades in nine plays, well, it feels like you or I could do that for about half the money, right?I’m not saying he’s making bad calls — I don’t know the intricacies of coverage schemes or matchups well enough to know (and the truth is, most of you don’t either) — and it’s hard to criticize somebody who’s putting up 700 yards a game. I’m only saying that running the same play over and over makes it feel like the entire thing is being being held together with bubble gum and duct tape (especially when it’s just deep balls and fade routes).Of course then James Washington goes and does something like this, and we have to take it all back.Brett P: Would you take five to seven football wins as a cap every year to ensure the basketball team made the NCAA tournament every year?The real question here is “how many wins would you take as a cap to ensure the basketball team made the NCAA Tournament every year?” It’s not 5-7 for me. I’ve been there. It’s not fun. The Dance is awesome, but being great at football is better for a longer stretch of time. After thinking about it for a while, I don’t think I have a number.At first I thought it was 10 wins because OSU is going to so rarely exceed 10 wins in a given season. But those seasons in which it does are so rife with great memories and incredibly fun games that I’m just not sure I can give that up. I’m writing all this under the presumption that even though my basketball team is not assured of making it to the NCAA Tournament in any given year, it always feasibly could make it.AS LONG AS BRAD UNDERWOOD KEEPS CROOTIN EVERY. DAY. GUYS.You don’t have to be perfect, but you need to bring 100% effort each day. “I want EVERY-DAY GUYS!” @OSUCoachBrad. pic.twitter.com/0KyH43at51— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) September 9, 2016 Tyler B: If Dallas drafts Mason and we get Mason2Dez will you explode?I would never leave Dallas. Fine, one more because that wasn’t really a question as much as it was an ingenious idea.Matt M: Are the players on the o-line not very good or is it a scheme issue? Can’t believe lower quality schools have better lineman.A terrific question. Let’s go to the recruiting rankings!Total recruiting stars for OSU’s five starting five linemen on Saturday: 14Total recruiting stars for OSU’s five starting linemen for 2011 Big 12 title game: 13Regarding that 2011 team, Levy Adcock wasn’t even given any stars by 247 which is where I got all the other rankings. I gave him two because I know some other sites ranked him (and some didn’t). Two seemed fair. Here’s an excerpt from the Oklahoman from 2011:“When I first got here, I needed to learn to play,” Adcock told the Oklahoman. “Because I wasn’t doing anything right.” But Adcock got to learn from former OSU tackle and current Seattle Seahawk Russell Okung, who, Adcock said, “knew everything,” during his first season. Becoming a pupil of OSU offensive line coach extraordinaire Joe Wickline was also a huge benefit.Anyway, are those small and unfair sample sizes? Maybe. But the point is that it wasn’t like Oklahoma State was throwing out 20 stars worth of offensive linemen back in 2011 when it ran for 5.4 yards a pop. Was that starting five better? Probably so. But the difference wasn’t that significant. Not to the degree that should make us say the things we say under our breath during OSU games these days. While 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.last_img read more

Nerd Box Score: Oklahoma State-Baylor

first_imgWelcome to our first nerd box score of 2016. This one actually tells us quite a lot about how Saturday’s game turned out. Let’s take a look at it and then discuss what it means.nerd-box-baylorThere are a few things that stick out here. Let’s walk through them in bullet points.• That 1.84 points per drive number for OSU? Yeah, that’s not very good. Holding Baylor to 2.92 per drive is actually respectable (and would have been downright great if not for that last 99.5-yard drive), but 1.84 on offense is not going to win you very many Big 12 football games.• OSU also “wasted” 273 yards which is a TON for them. By “wasted” I mean yards they gained on non-scoring drives. Usually this number is closer to 100 or 150 (shout to Mike Yurcich’s all-or-nothing offense) so 273 is a huge bummer when you only score 24 points.• That -25 swing points is where the game flipped. I forgot Baylor got inside OSU’s 25 twice (!) in the first half and walked away with zero points. But OSU got inside Baylor’s 25 four times (!) in the second half and only netted three points. That is awful.• OSU’s offensive efficiency was artifically high because Baylor hasn’t played anyone and normally only gives up about 250 yards per game. This will normalize as the season wears on. But yeah, OSU’s defensive efficiency wasn’t terrible. The problem on Saturday, contrary to what a lot of people are saying, was not the defense. While 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.last_img read more