Some Pac-10 numbers to chew on

September, 28, 2010
9/28/10
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Some numbers that might interest you.
  • The Pac-10 is 10-4 vs. other BCS conferences.
  • The Pac-10 is 2-4 vs. the WAC and Mountain West.
  • The conference's overall record vs. FBS foes is 15-9 (.624).
  • Arizona ranks fourth in the nation in total defense (230.75 yards per game) and is tied for third with Oregon in scoring defense (11 ppg).
  • Three Pac-10 QBs rank in the nation's top 25 in passing efficiency: No. 11 Andrew Luck of Stanford, No. 14 Matt Barkley of USC and No. 25 Nick Foles of Arizona.
  • Four Pac-10 teams rank among the top 15 in the nation in pass efficiency defense: No. 2 Oregon, No. 4 Stanford, No. 11 Arizona and No. 15 California.
  • Oregon is No. 1 in the nation with 57.75 points per game. Stanford is No. 4 with 48 ppg.
  • Oregon and Stanford have both allowed only one sack so far this year. Stanford leads the conference with 14 sacks. Oregon is tied for second with 11.
  • Stanford is tied for No. 1 in the nation with a 100 percent scoring rate in the red zone. Its 26 red zone opportunities -- 18 TDs -- also is the most in the nation.
  • Oregon RB LaMichael James is No. 2 in the nation with 158.83 rushing yards per game. Cal's Shane Vereen is 22nd with 106.5 ypg.
  • Arizona's Travis Cobb is No. 1 in the nation in kickoff return average (37.83 ypr).
  • Oregon's Cliff Harris is No. 1 in the nation in punt return average (28.14 ypr).
  • Arizona State's Trevor Hankins is No. 1 in the nation in punting, averaging 51.07 yards per boot.
  • Oregon is No. 1 in the nation in turnover margin (2.75). The Ducks have forced 18 turnovers -- three more than any other team -- and lost seven.
  • Oregon State is the only team in the nation that has yet to lose a turnover.
  • The Beavers rank 119th in the nation in third-down defense. Opponents are converting 58.7 percent of third-down plays into first downs. Meanwhile, the Beavers' offense is 115th in the nation in third down conversion percentage (26.5 percent).
  • Arizona State ranks last (120th) in the nation in penalty yards per game (93.8 ypg). USC ranks 118th (90 ypg).

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