Stat attack! Some Week 6 Pac-12 numbers

October, 8, 2013
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Some Pac-12 numbers for your review.

Number to the left is national rank.

Scoring offense

2. Oregon, 59.2 points per game
5. UCLA, 48.0
T16. Arizona State, 42.2
20. Oregon State, 41.6
24. Stanford, 39.2
T25. Utah, 39.0

Total offense
2. Oregon, 630.4 yards per game
3. UCLA, 561.8
5. Washington, 557.0
17. California, 515.6
22. Arizona State, 489.4
T24. Oregon State, 488.6

Rushing offense

3. Oregon, 335.8 yards per game
10. Arizona, 291.5
14. UCLA, 259.8
T15. Washington, 258.8

Passing offense

2. Oregon State, 420.6
4. California, 402.6
8. Washington State, 359.7
9. Arizona State, 359.4
21. UCLA, 302.0
23. Washington, 298.2
24. Oregon, 294.6

Note: Oregon, Washington and UCLA are doing it with balance, as all three are in the Top 25 in the nation in rushing and passing. Arizona is all about the run. Oregon State and California and, to a lesser extent, Arizona State, are all about the pass.

Scoring defense

2. Oregon, 11.8
9. Arizona, 14.3
11. Washington, 14.8

Total defense

10. Washington, 287.8
14. USC, 306.8
21. Oregon, 331.2
23. Arizona, 335.0

Yards yielded per play (FBS foes only)

3. Washington, 3.54 yards per play
7. Oregon, 4.08
14. Arizona, 4.47
18. UCLA, 4.57
25. USC, 4.81
28. Stanford, 4.85

Pass-efficiency defense

3. Washington
7. Oregon
11. Arizona
19. USC
25. UCLA

Note: Oregon's visit to Washington matches the Pac-12's two best statistical defenses as well as two potent offenses. That's typical for the Ducks. It's a new thing for the Huskies. So who walks away validating its statistical rankings? It's also worth noting that the Bruins seem to be taking a step forward on defense in Year 2 under coach Jim Mora.

Penalty yards per game

96. Oregon State, 60.2 yards per game.
100. USC, 61.2
111. Oregon, 69.4
115. California, 72.2
121. UCLA, 89.25
123. Washington, 91.8

Note: Some coaches don't fret penalties -- Chip Kelly would shrug over these numbers. But it is notable that six Pac-12 teams are among the nation's most penalized teams. Are the teams the problem? Or the officiating?

Rushing

4. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 146.4
5. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 143.7
13. Tre Madden, USC, 116.6
15. Jordan James, UCLA, 115.8

Note: If Sankey puts up big numbers against Oregon in a Huskies' victory, he should earn his way onto the short-list of Heisman Trophy candidates. Carey is an interesting matchup Thursday with the USC defense -- as is Madden against the Wildcats' rejuvenated D.

Pass efficiency

8. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
15. Sean Mannion, Oregon State
16. Keith Price, Washington
18. Kevin Hogan, Stanford
26. Brett Hundley, UCLA

Note: Hogan feel from 11th to 18th and Hundley from 16th to 26th after last week's games. Mariota moved up from 21st after accounting for seven TDs at Colorado.

Receiving yards per game

1. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 161.4
2. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 156.3
T12. Chris Harper, California, 114.0
15. Jaelen Strong, Arizona State, 113.8
21. Dres Anderson, Utah, 102.0

Note: Can Cooks and Mannion keep up this pace? If so, Mannion could get some national hype and Cooks could win the Biletnikoff Award.

Random notes: UCLA is third in the nation in third-down conversion percentage on offense (.583 -- tied with Washington) and third in third-down conversion percentage on defense (.241)... Oregon is No. 8 in the nation in third-down conversion percentage defense at .261...Oregon State and Washington State play Saturday, and they rank No. 121 and No. 122 in the nation in rushing... Utah ranks third in the nation with 3.6 sacks per game. Stanford, which visits Utah on Saturday, yields just one sack per game... Colorado's true freshman LB Addison Gillam ranks fourth in the nation with 12 tackles per game.

Ted Miller | email

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