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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Stat attack! Some Week 2 Pac-12 numbers

By Ted Miller

It's probably too early to draw too many statistical conclusions, but here is a quick look at some Pac-12 numbers and how they stack up nationally.

Number to the left is national rank.

Scoring offense
3. Oregon, 62.5 points per game
T5. UCLA, 58.0
7. Arizona State, 55.0
T11. Utah, 50.0
T17. Arizona, 46.5

Total offense
3. Oregon, 664.5 yards
7. UCLA, 647.0
9. Washington, 592.0
11. California, 582.5
22. Utah, 539.0
25. Arizona State, 523.0

Note: Welcome to the show, Utes. So how did these guys get these numbers? See below.

Rushing offense
2. Oregon, 425.0 yards per game
7. Arizona, 351.5
8. UCLA, 345.0
24. Washington, 268.0

Passing offense
1. California, 472.5 yards per game
3. Oregon State, 436.5
8. Colorado, 370.5
9. Arizona State, 365.0
24. Washington, 324.0

Note: Washington has to like the balance it showed against Boise State, but will the Huskies maintain it on the road at Illinois? Cal is getting huge production from freshman QB Jared Goff. Did Buffaloes fans think Connor Wood would be putting up such big numbers?

Scoring defense
T1. Arizona State, 0.0
6. Washington, 6.0
T7. Arizona, Oregon, 6.5
19. USC, 11.5
T22. Stanford, 13.0

Total defense
2. Arizona State, 167.0
12. USC, 226.5
14. Stanford, 251.0
19. Arizona, 276.0
24. Washington State, 293.5

Note: USC's defense under new coordinator Clancy Pendergast isn't the problem. It's way early but it appears the Arizona and Washington State defenses are much improved.

Tackles for a loss (per game)
2. UCLA, 11.0
T3. USC, 10.0
T15. Utah, 8.5
T22. Arizona, Oregon, 8.0

Rushing
3. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 161.0
4. Jordan James, UCLA, 155.0
16. Tre Madden, USC, 130.0
T20. De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, 126.0
25. Marcus Mariota, Oregon, 117.5

Note: Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey's 171 yards on just 16 carries at UNLV don't officially count because of the requirement a player participate in 75 percent of the games thus far. The big test is James at Nebraska. Johnathan Franklin ran all over the Cornhuskers last year.

Pass efficiency
3. Taylor Kelly, Arizona State
6. Travis Wilson, Utah
14. Sean Mannion, Oregon State
16. Keith Price, Washington

Note: Wilson, Mannion and Price are answering big preseason questions for their teams. At least so far.

Receiving yards per game
1. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 208.5
4. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 144.0
7. Bryce Treggs, California, 133.0
24. Jaydon Mickens, Washington, 109.0

Note: Guessing more than a few folks are going, "Oh, yeah, that Paul Richardson." Here's a quiz: Who's the big name missing here? Hint: Marqise Lee, the best receiver in the country.