As I’m inputting player names I came across this image from the 1975 Alabama vs Clemson game in which the Tide’s QB was sacked (boo / roll tide!)
Clemson #86 is clearly visible however this number is not listed on the 1975 team roster. There are a bunch of names though that don’t have numbers assigned. Has anyone come across this kind of situation yet and can offer a suggestion as to how to match the correct name?
Also, is anyone looking beyond just the images at play-by-play information to determine correct subject terms and descriptions? If so, how? Is it possible to figure out which play an image is from based off of any of the metadata that’s already embedded in the image? Is this overkill for the sake of this exercise (aka “do your best”)? For example, with this image above and it’s related counterpart, just by looking at it, how do I know if it’s a “pass rush” or a “blitz” or both? Also, can this even be considered a sack or is the QB going down intentionally to avoid getting hit (or does someone have his legs from behind and I just can’t see it here)?
Any and all suggestions welcome!