Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Stat attack! Some Week 10 Pac-12 numbers
By Ted Miller
Here is a quick look at some Pac-12 numbers and how they stack up nationally.
You can see Week 9 numbers here.
Number to the left is national rank.
Total offense (yards per game)
4. Arizona, 553.63
7. Oregon, 540.13
12. UCLA, 502.88
18. Arizona State, 477.13
Note: USC played Arizona last weekend. Guess who the Trojans' next three games are against? And then Notre Dame. UCLA and Arizona meet Saturday with a chance to make a major statement in the South Division.
Passing offense (yards per game)
4. Arizona, 354.3
8. Washington State, 332.13
15. Oregon State, 311.71
23. USC, 291.25
27. UCLA, 286.88
Note: These numbers are starting to look Pac-12-ish after a slow start to the season.
Rushing defense (yards per game)
2. Stanford, 65.38
5. Oregon State, 83.43
23. Utah, 118.75
29. USC, 123.25
17. USC, 109.57
Note: The Trojans fell hard here from 17th with 109.57 yards after giving up 219 yards rushing to Arizona. Arizona State's rushing attack will test the Beavers.
Scoring defense (points per game)
12. Oregon State, 17.0
20. Stanford, 18.63
24. Oregon, 19.38
25. USC, 19.5
Note: Wonder how much these numbers go up for Oregon State, Oregon and USC this week?
Third-down defense (percentage)
2. Oregon State, 24.21
9. Oregon, 28.35
19. Stanford, 31.82
24. UCLA, 33.61
Note: USC is 110th in the nation in third-down conversion offense (32.22). Might be a good number to watch on Saturday.
Sacks per game
2. Arizona State, 4.13
3. Stanford, 4.0
6. USC, 3.38
6. UCLA, 3.38
16. Oregon, 2.88
23. Washington State, 2.63
26. Oregon State, 2.57
Note: Notable that USC had zero sacks against Arizona. Wonder if the Bruins will be able to get to Matt Scott?
Sacks allowed (per game)
102. Washington, 2.88
105. Arizona State, 3.00
112. UCLA, 3.25
118. California, 4.11
119. Colorado, 4.13
120. Washington State, 4.25
Note: There are 120 FBS teams, by the way. Washington State gave up 10 sacks against Stanford. UCLA QB Brett Hundley probably feels better that Arizona only averages 1.5 sacks per game (86th in the nation).
4. USC, 23
4t. Oregon, 23
15. Arizona, 19
15. UCLA, 19
24. California, 18
24. Stanford, 18
Note: The bad news here for Cal is it also has given away 19 turnovers, which ranks 103rd in the nation. USC has 18 turnovers (95th) and Oregon has 17 (17th). Wonder if that becomes an issue on Saturday?
Penalty yards per game
5. Arizona State, 29. 25
And then there's:
105. Washington, 70.13
107. Oregon, 70.88
110. Utah, 71.63
115. California, 75.56
117. Oregon State, 77.57
119 UCLA, 79.88
120. USC, 84.63
Note: Because Pac-12 officials know that fans love penalties. Is the conference really this sloppy compared to others? Or do Pac-12 officials call too many ticky-tack penalties?
Rushing yards per game
7. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA, 130.25
10. Kenjon Barner, Oregon, 121.75
14. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 120.13
19. Stepfan Taylor, Stanford, 113.0
Note: It is probably going to be difficult to separate a top two for first-team All-Pac-12. Of course, each of these guys have big games ahead when they can make statements. Or not.
5. Taylor Kelly, Arizona State
13. Matt Barkley, USC
17. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Note: We keep writing -- and talking -- about a big road test for Mariota. But things were easy at Arizona State. Will that again be the case at USC? And can Barkley produce a red letter performance on a big stage?
Receiving yards per game
2. Marqise Lee, USC, 141.13
5. Austin Hill, Arizona, 117.13
8. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 112.86
14. Markus Wheaton, Oregon State, 97.0
17. Marquess Wilson, Washington State, 92.5
Note: Guessing you guys recall the SHOW Lee and Hill put on in the USC-Arizona game. Not unlike running back, it's difficult to say who the top two WRs in the Pac-12 are. Wonder if Wheaton (concussion) will be cleared to play at Arizona State?
Sacks (per game)
5. Will Sutton, Arizona State, 1.21
7. Scott Crichton, Oregon State, 1.14
8. Anthony Barr, UCLA, 1.06
15. Travis Long, Washington State, 0.94
21. Morgan Breslin, USC, 0.88
Note: Arizona State coach Todd Graham said that there's a chance Sutton (knee) could play at Oregon State. We shall see. Crichton will be after ASU's Taylor Kelly on Saturday. Barr is fast enough to catch Arizona QB Matt Scott.
Interceptions (per game)
2. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, 0.71
5t. Sheldon Price, UCLA, 0.57
7t. Ed Reynolds, Stanford, 0.50
7t. Deone Bucannon, Washington State, 0.50
7t. Dion Bailey, USC, 0.50
24t. Avery Patterson, Oregon, 0.38
24t. Jonathan McKnight, Arizona, 0.38
24t. Andrew Abbott, UCLA, 0.38
Note: There are a lot of Pac-12 guys making life miserable for QBs, both with sacks and with picks.