Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Some Pac-12 notes and numbers
By ESPN.com staff
Reading through the Pac-12 weekly release so you don't have to.
- As the NFL opened play, 228 former Pac-12 players were listed on the Week 1 53-man rosters.
- In seven games hosted by Pac-12 teams, average attendance was 55,052 fans. Six of the seven sites had crowds better than 75 percent of capacity, with three sites better than 90 percent of capacity -- ASU 70,236 (98.0 percent), Colorado 49,532 (92.4 percent) and Oregon 58,818 (109.0 percent).
- Washington State leads the nation in scoring offense with 61.5 points per game. The Cougars are fourth in total offense with 600 yards per game.
- Stanford and Washington State both rank in the nation's top-25 in scoring defense. Stanford is 11th, allowing 8.5 ppg. WSU is 25th, allowing 14.
- Oregon State ranks 108th in the nation in scoring offense with 14 ppg.
- Oregon ranks last in the Pac-12 and 108th in the nation in rushing defense, yielding 229 yards per game. The Ducks, however, are No. 1 in the conference and 25th in the nation in pass efficiency defense.
- Arizona last in the Pac-12 and 115th in the nation in rushing offense with 58 yards per game. The Wildcats, however, are No. 5 in passing offense with 405 yards per game.
- Oregon State has just two punt returns for a total of 1 yard this season.
- The Beavers rank 116th in the nation in pass efficiency defense.
- Washington State leads the Pac-12 with 8 sacks. Oregon is last with two.
- UCLA has yet to yield a sack. Colorado has surrendered a conference-worst seven.
- Stanford has just six penalties in two games.
- Washington is plus-five in turnovers, best in the conference. USC and Arizona State are last at minus-two.
- In 12 visits to the redzone, Stanford has scored 10 touchdowns. In six redzone visits, Colorado has one touchdown.
- Opponents have been in Oregon State's redzone nine times. Eight of those trips ended in touchdowns.
- Three conference receivers are averaging more than 20 yards per reception: Colorado's Paul Richardson (23.8 ypr), Washington State's Marquess Wilson (21.4 ypr) and Arizona State's Aaron Pflugrad (20.9 ypr).
- Stanford outside linebacker Chase Thomas leads the conference in sacks (4) and tackles for a loss (4.5). He also leads the conference with two forced fumbles.