Team receptions returning: Pac-12 South

June, 19, 2013
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On Monday we looked at what each team in the Pac-12 had returning in terms of the rushing game. Here's the breakdown for the South and the North.

Today we turn our attention to the wide receivers. We're looking at returning receiving yards, returning receptions and returning receiving touchdowns. First up is the South.

As a reminder, here's how the teams ranked last year in passing offense:
  1. Washington State
  2. Oregon State
  3. Arizona
  4. USC
  5. UCLA
  6. Arizona State
  7. Oregon
  8. Washington
  9. California
  10. Stanford
  11. Colorado
  12. Utah

Here's what the teams in the Pac-12 South have coming back.

Arizona
  • Receiving yards in 2012: 3,879
  • Receptions in 2012: 326
  • Receiving touchdowns in 2012: 30
  • Returning yards: 2,984
  • Returning receptions: 252
  • Returning touchdowns: 23
  • Percentage of yards returning: 76 percent
  • Percentage of catches returning: 77 percent
  • Percentage of touchdowns returning: 76 percent
  • Biggest statistical returner: Austin Hill, 1,364 yards, 81 catches, 11 touchdowns
  • Biggest statistical loss: Dan Buckner, 773 yards, 61 catches, five touchdowns

Note: Was torn on whether or not to include Austin Hill. Technically, he's not off the team and he's a returning player. But it's also unlikely he'll play in 2012. So above are his the numbers -- since he's still on the team. Without him, the numbers obviously dip significantly: 41 percent yards returning; 52 percent catches returning; 40 percent touchdowns returning.

Arizona State
  • Receiving yards in 2012: 3,369
  • Receptions in 2012: 275
  • Receiving touchdowns in 2012: 33
  • Returning yards: 2,271
  • Returning receptions: 186
  • Returning touchdowns: 26
  • Percentage of yards returning: 67 percent
  • Percentage of catches returning: 67 percent
  • Percentage of touchdowns returning: 78 percent
  • Biggest statistical returner: Chris Coyle, 696 yards, 57 catches, five touchdowns
  • Biggest statistical loss: Rashad Ross, 610 yards, 41 catches, six touchdowns
Colorado
  • Receiving yards in 2012: 2,310
  • Receptions in 2012: 222
  • Receiving touchdowns in 2012: 11
  • Returning yards: 1,730
  • Returning receptions: 180
  • Returning touchdowns: 7
  • Percentage of yards returning: 74 percent
  • Percentage of catches returning: 81 percent
  • Percentage of touchdowns returning: 63 percent
  • Biggest statistical returner: Nelson Spruce, 446 yards, 44 catches, three touchdowns
  • Biggest statistical loss: Nick Kasa, 391 yards, 25 catches, three touchdowns
UCLA
  • Receiving yards in 2012: 3,860
  • Receptions in 2012: 324
  • Receiving touchdowns in 2012: 29
  • Returning yards: 2,395
  • Returning receptions: 203
  • Returning touchdowns: 13
  • Percentage of yards returning: 62 percent
  • Percentage of catches returning: 62 percent
  • Percentage of touchdowns returning: 44 percent
  • Biggest statistical returner: Shaq Evans, 877 yards, 60 catches, three touchdowns
  • Biggest statistical loss: Joseph Fauria, 637 yards, 46 catches, 12 touchdowns
USC
  • Receiving yards in 2012: 3,670
  • Receptions in 2012: 284
  • Receiving touchdowns in 2012: 39
  • Returning yards: 2,713
  • Returning receptions: 201
  • Returning touchdowns: 27
  • Percentage of yards returning: 73 percent
  • Percentage of catches returning: 70 percent
  • Percentage of touchdowns returning: 69 percent
  • Biggest statistical returner: Marqise Lee, 1,721 yards, 118 catches, 14 touchdowns
  • Biggest statistical loss: Robert Woods, 846 yards, 76 catches, 11 touchdowns

Note: Like Austin Hill, I included George Farmer's numbers. Though he's expected to miss the year, he's still technically a "returning" player. Though his numbers, one catch for 7 yards, don't alter the landscape like they do with Hill.

Utah
  • Receiving yards in 2012: 2,288
  • Receptions in 2012: 220
  • Receiving touchdowns in 2012: 16
  • Returning yards: 1,421
  • Returning receptions: 134
  • Returning touchdowns: 12
  • Percentage of yards returning: 62 percent
  • Percentage of catches returning: 60 percent
  • Percentage of touchdowns returning: 75 percent
  • Biggest statistical returner: Dres Anderson, 365 yards, 36 catches, three touchdowns
  • Biggest statistical loss: DeVonte Christopher, 301 yards, 22 catches, two touchdowns

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