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Stat attack! Some Week 11 Pac-12 numbers

11/12/2013

Some Pac-12 numbers for your review.

Number to the left is national rank.

Scoring offense

3. Oregon, 51.7 points per game

8. Arizona State, 43.7

T24. Oregon State, Washington, 37.2

Total offense

2. Oregon, 596.6 yards per game

10. Washington, 515.9

17. Arizona State, 490.4

25. Oregon State, 474.2

Rushing offense

7. Oregon, 301.5 yards per game

12. Arizona, 271.3

17. Washington, 229.0

Passing offense

2. Oregon State, 404.8 yards per game

7. Washington State, 365.0

8. California, 345.3

18. Arizona State, 304.8

20. Oregon, 295.0

25. Washington, 286.9

Note: Oregon's numbers took a dramatic fall after the loss at Stanford. The Ducks entered last week averaging 55.6 ppg., 632.1 ypg and and 331.5 rushing yards per game. Arizona State also went down after its tough win at Utah, but Washington used a blowout win against Colorado to perk up considerably.

Scoring defense

10. Oregon, 17.9 points per game

18. Stanford, 19.4

19. USC, 19.6

27. Washington, 21.8

Total defense

14. Arizona State, 332.7

17. USC, 339.5

20. Stanford, 348.8

Yards yielded per play (FBS foes only)

7. Oregon, 4.45 yards per play

11. Stanford, 4.75

20. USC, 4.93

23. Washington, 4.99

25. UCLA, 5.01

29. Arizona, 5.08

31. Arizona State, 5.10

35. Utah, 5.12

Pass-efficiency defense

8. Oregon

12. Washington

18. Arizona

20. Arizona State

21. USC

Note: The defensive numbers continue to be strong in the conference, with eight teams ranked in the nation's top 35 in yards per play, a great measure of a defense's efficiency. Further, five top-21 pass efficiency defenses is pretty incredible when you think about the QBs in the conference.

Rushing

2. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 152.6 yards per game

3. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 145.0

17. Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, 115.9

T23. Byron Marshall, Oregon, 102.8

Note: Carey lost the nation's lead because Boston College's Andre Williams piled up 295 yards at woeful New Mexico State. Gaffney has become the go-to guy in Stanford's offense, as the Cardinal has reclaimed its hard-nosed, run-first mentality.

Pass efficiency

7. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

14. Sean Mannion, Oregon State

18. Brett Hundley, UCLA

20. Keith Price, Washington

Note: Interesting that Arizona State's Taylor Kelly, as well as he is playing, is ranked 34th in passing efficiency. He's 11th in ESPN.com Total QBR.

Receiving yards per game

1. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 149.3

5. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 117.9

Note: Lots of guys have fallen off among the national leaders here. Are these two the first-team All-Pac-12 receivers?

Sacks per game

T3. Trent Murphy, Stanford, 1.1

T15. Tony Washington, Oregon, 0.8

20. Devon Kennard, 0.8 (in 10 games)

T21. Trevor Reilly, Utah, .08

Note: Reilly is an underrated guy who is making a push for first-team All-Pac-12. Funny that picking the All-Pac-12 defense might be more challenging than the offense.

Random notes

  • Eight Pac-12 QBs are ranked in the top 44 of ESPN.com's total QBR: 2. Mariota, 11. Kelly, 13. Hundley; 17. Kevin Hogan, Stanford; 28. B.J. Denker, Arizona; 29. Mannion; 36. Price; 44. Travis Wilson, Utah.

  • With three regulars season games to play, a conference title game and bowl games ahead, nine Pac-12 players presently have at least four interceptions. Last year, nine players had at least four interceptions at season's end.

  • California has run 894 plays this year, most in the nation.

  • Washington has just five turnovers this year, tied for seventh fewest in the nation. Washington State's 27 turnovers ranks 122nd in the nation and last in the Pac-12.

  • Utah has just two interceptions. Only Kentucky has fewer.

  • USC and Arizona have recovered just three fumbles this year.

  • UCLA's Anthony Barr is tied for the nation's lead with Colorado's Chidera Uzo-Diribe with five forced fumbles.