Stat attack! Some Week 3 Pac-12 numbers

September, 17, 2013
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Some Pac-12 numbers for your review.

Number to the left is national rank.


Scoring offense
2. Oregon, 61.3 points per game
7. UCLA, 49.5
T8. Utah, 49.3
19. Arizona, 43.7
20. Arizona State, 43.5
T21. Oregon State, 43.3

Total offense
3. Oregon, 672.0 yards per game
4. Washington, 603.5
T5. UCLA, 575.5
9. California, 556.0
T17. Utah, 539
27. Oregon State, 508.7
29. Arizona State, 495.5

Note: As you will see below, Pac-12 teams are humming on both sides of the ball, though the ultimate measure will be Pac-12 play.

Rushing offense
4. Oregon, 355.3 yards per game
6. Arizona, 322.3
14. UCLA, 277.5
16. Washington, 270.5

Passing offense
1. California, Oregon State, 438.7 yards per game
6. Colorado, 370.5
8. Arizona State, 358.5
12. Washington, 333.0
17. Washington State, 323.0
18. Oregon, 316.7

Note: A pretty random number upon which to be tied atop the national rankings for the Bears and Beavers, eh? Funny that Cal is using a true freshman QB in Jared Goff, while Oregon State had one of the nation's most talked about preseason QB competitions. And pretty good balance so far for Oregon and Washington.

Scoring defense
3. Arizona, 8.7
4. Oregon, 9.0
8. USC, 10.0
T20. Arizona State, Washington, 15.0
23. Washington State, 16.0
26. Stanford, 16.5

Total defense
4. USC, 212.3
11. Washington State, 268.7
15. Stanford, 292
21. Arizona State, 304
T23. Arizona, 310.3
27. Colorado, 317.5
30. Oregon, 319.0

Pass efficiency defense
4. Washington State
6. USC
10. Arizona
11. Oregon
14. Washington
18. Arizona State
20. Colorado

Note: Some teams that are not surprising to see, such as Stanford and Oregon. And some that are, such as Arizona, Washington State and Colorado. Will be interesting to see which units maintain their numbers in conference play.

Rushing
1. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 184.5
14. Jordan James, UCLA, 130.0
17. Tre Madden, USC, 120.7
19. Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, 118.0
25. De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, 112.7

Note: Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey has 149.5 yards per game and his numbers will be official, per NCAA statistical qualification rules, after this weekend.

Pass efficiency

11. Sean Mannion, Oregon State
12. Keith Price, Washington
13. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
14. Brett Hundley, UCLA
15. Travis Wilson, Utah
18. Kevin Hogan, Stanford
22. Connor Wood, Colorado

Note: Pretty impressive thus far in the Conference of Quarterbacks, and you can count on Arizona State's Taylor Kelly moving up from his standing at No. 45.

Receiving yards per game
1. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 208.5
3. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 166.0
T17. Chris Harper, California, 108.0
21. Bryce Treggs, California, 105.7
22. Ty Montgomery, Stanford, 106.5
26. Josh Huff, Oregon, 99.3

Note: USC's Marqise Lee is at No. 71 with 73.7 yards per game, but there were hints last weekend he might be on his way to moving up.

Random thoughts: Turnover margin is often viewed as a number that adjusts to the mean, but not for the turnover-causing Ducks. They are No. 3 in the nation (plus-7) at present after leading last season ... Stanford is No. 2 (.692), Washington No. 3 (.677) and UCLA No. 11 (.593) in third-down conversion percentage.

Ted Miller | email

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