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Friday, October 10, 2008
Emptying the Pac-10 notebook


Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Factoids, notes and quotes from around the Pac-10...

Curious Stat of the Week...

Which team leads the Pac-10 in third-down conversion rate?

0-5 Washington, at 53.2 percent

Bet you didn't see that one coming.

ARIZONA STATE (2-3, 1-1) at USC (3-1, 1-1)

ARIZONA (4-1, 2-0) at STANFORD (3-3, 2-1)

WASHINGTON STATE (1-5, 0-3) at OREGON STATE (2-3, 1-1)

UCLA (2-3, 1-1) at OREGON (4-2, 2-1)

They said it...

Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson on his defense in the second half of last weekend's loss at California.

"We played probably as well as the defense has played since I've been here. We ran to the football, played very physical, very aggressive, created a turnover, did a lot of things and took the run away from them."

USC coach Pete Carroll on Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter

"This guy is going to be a good NFL player. He's going to be a high draft pick I think when guys take a look at him."

Further....