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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Highs & lows in Pac-12 statistics
By Ted Miller
There were many remarkable performances in the Pac-12 this year. And some remarkably bad ones. Of course, one team rolling is another team getting rolled.
Here are some high & low lights of the 2013 season (conference games only).
And some of these are intriguing because they say the opposite thing.
Such as …
Worst rushing performance:
Washington rushed for negative-5 yards at Arizona State on Oct. 19 in a 53-24 defeat.
Best rushing performance
: Washington rushed for 530 yards at Oregon State in a 69-27 win on Nov. 23.
Best yards per rush
: Washington averaged 9.1 yards per carry at Oregon State.
: Washington at Oregon State.
Most rushing TDs
: The Huskies at seven rushing touchdowns at … well, you get the picture.
The Oregon Ducks had plenty to celebrate when they piled up 755 yards against Colorado on Oct. 5.
: Oregon gained 755 yards at Colorado on Oct. 5.
Most yards per play
: USC averaged 9.8 yards per play at California on Nov. 9.
: USC running back
had a 79-yard touchdown run at Cal.
: Cal QB
for an 89-yard TD against Washington State on Oct. 5
Fewest pass completions
: Utah completed just six passes against Arizona State in a 20-19 defeat on Nov. 9.
Worst completion percentage:
completed 28.6 percent of his throws against the Sun Devils.
Best completion percentage
completed 86.4 percent of his throws -- 19 of 22 -- against Oregon on Nov. 23.
: Wilson threw six interceptions in the Utes 34-27 loss to UCLA on Oct. 3.
Shortest "long" pass in a game
: USC's longest completion against Washington State on Sept. 7 went for 8 yards.
Longest field goal
(vs. Cal) and Colorado's
(vs. Arizona) both made 53-yard boots.
posted a 70-yard punt against Arizona State.
Best punt average in a game
: Cal's Cole Leiniger averaged 54.2 yards on four punts at Colorado.
Longest punt return
returned a punt 93 yards for a TD at Cal. He also had a 75-yard TD on a punt return in that game.
Longest kick return
went 100 yards for a touchdown at Utah on Oct. 12.
Most fumbles lost
: Cal lost four fumbles at Oregon on Oct. 28.
Most sacks allowed
: UCLA gave up nine sacks to Arizona State on Nov. 23.
Most sacks by a player in a game
: Both Arizona State's
(vs. UCLA) and Arizona's
(vs. Arizona State) had three.
: UCLA had 13 penalties for 100 yards at Utah.
Most penalty yards
: The Bruins had 122 yards in penalties -- on 11 flags -- against Colorado.
Touchdowns in one game
: Montgomery had five at California on Nov. 23 (four receiving, one rushing).
Most rushing yards in a game
gained 241 yards against Cal.
Most passing yards in a game
: Washington State's
passed for 557 yards at Oregon. (Just don't remind Nick Aliotti).
Most passing touchdowns in a game
: Oregon State's
threw six touchdown passes against Colorado.
Most receiving yards in a game
: Oregon State WR
had 237 yards receiving at Cal on 13 receptions.
Most receiving TDs in a game
: Montgomery had four against Cal.