Friday, October 22, 2010
Pac-10 did you know? Week 7
By ESPN.com staff
Some quick notes to get you through the hours until Saturday. Many thanks to ESPN Stats & Information.
- Arizona is looking for its first 6-1 start since 1998, when the Wildcats finished 12-1.
- The Wildcats defense has held opponents to single digits in four of six games this season. Overall, Arizona is allowing 13.3 PPG, seventh best in FBS.
- Quarterback Nick Foles is out with an injury for Arizona, meaning junior Matt Scott will be behind center. Scott has 220 pass yards and a TD on the season, seeing action in three games.
- The Arizona offensive line has allowed 17 sacks in six games. The Wildcats allowed 13 all of last season.
- Washington faces a ranked opponent for the second straight game and for the four time in the last five games. The Huskies lost to 8th-ranked Nebraska, defeated 18th-ranked USC and beat 24th-ranked Oregon State last week.
- Arizona State hasn't won at California since 1997. Bears coach Jeff Tedford is 6-1 vs. the Sun Devils.
- In its last 42 home games, Cal is 36-6 (.857).
- Arizona State punter Trevor Hankins leads the nation with an average of 48.5 yards per punt.
- The Sun Devils are looking to post back-to-back road wins for the first time since besting Stanford and Washington State in 2007.
- Since 2000, ASU is 5-5 after the season's first bye week.
- In the victories against UC Davis, Colorado and UCLA, Cal quarterback Kevin Riley completed 63 percent of his passes for 538 yards, with eight touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer efficiency rating of 182.65. In three losses to Nevada, Arizona and USC, Riley completed 55.4 percent of his throws for 586 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions for a passer efficiency rating of 106.66. All the wins were at home; all the losses on the road.
- Riley posted one of his best career games at Arizona State in 2009, passing for 351 yards -- his second-best single game total -- and two TDs in a 23-21 victory that featured a late drive for the game-winning field goal.
- Stanford is looking to start 6-1 for the first time since 1970, when the Cardinal started 8-1. A win would mark the third time since World War II in which Stanford won six of its first seven games (started 9-0 in 1951). The last 4 times Stanford was 5-1, the Cardinal lost its seventh game.
- Stanford won the last two meetings with Washington State by a combined score of 97-13. This includes a 58-0 win the last time they played in Palo Alto in 2008.
- Cardinal debut at 12th in the BCS standings, the highest the school has been since finishing ninth in the final BCS standings of 2001.
- Andrew Luck is second in the Pac-10 and is 9th nationally in passing efficiency at 166.86. He is 15th in FBS in total offense (296.7 YPG). He has passed for two or more TD in five of six games this season.
- Washington State is 0-4 to begin its conference season. In 2009, the Cougars went 0-9 in Pac-10 play and started 2008 0-8 before defeating rival Washington. Overall, that’s 13 consecutive losses and 1-21 in the last 22 Pac-10 games. The Pac-10 record for most consecutive conference losses is 20 by Oregon State from 1979-82.