Math system tells Stamps' Cornish when he's good

Calgary Stampeders' running back Jon Cornish got off to a bit of a rocky start this season, and...

Calgary Stampeders' running back Jon Cornish got off to a bit of a rocky start this season, and stirred controversy with his comments about his O-line's blocking and for mooning fans at a game. But in the end, he had a monster season, breaking a 56-year record for rushing yards by a Canadian and was named top Canuck in the league. Dave Abel/QMI Agency

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

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Advanced statistical formulas have taken over professional sports in the last decade, giving teams and fans a new perspective.

Baseball has sabermetrics.

Hockey has Corsi.

Football has Total Quarterback Rating.

And then there’s Cornish-metrics.

Following Calgary Stampeders tailback Jon Cornish’s 192 total-yard outburst in Friday’s 44-32 win over the B.C. Lions in the season opener, the 28-year-old eschewed the cliches and put the metric he came up with over the off-season to good use.

“I created a formula that spits out a number so I can see how well I played in this game, compared to my games last year,” Cornish said. “It was actually my third-best game I’ve played, according to my metric.”

The shifty ball-carrier isn’t hiding the formula from the masses, either.

Multiple touchdown games are weighted heavily, as is yards per carry.


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