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Quantifying “Clutch” Analyzing the Impact of Pressure on Fourth Down Performance in the NFL, 2002-2013

Author/​Artist:
Wu, Christopher [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Rigollet, Philippe [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering [Browse]
Class year:
2014
Description:
87
Summary note:
I am in interested in exploring the so-called “intangible” effects of pressure on fourth down performance in the NFL. In particular, I am looking to quantitatively determine the relationship between pressure and both the decision to attempt a fourth down conversion and the success rate on conversion attempts.