Stat attack! Some Week 14 Pac-12 numbers

December, 3, 2013
Some Pac-12 numbers for your review.

Number to the left is national rank.

Scoring offense

5. Oregon, 46.8 points per game
8. Arizona State, 43.3
18. Washington, 38.5
24. UCLA, 36.5

Total offense

3. Oregon, 573.0 yards per game
8. Washington, 514.3
21. Arizona State, 473.3
25. Oregon State, 468.1

Rushing offense

9. Oregon, 278.3 yards per game
12. Arizona, 265.8
14. Washington, 243.1

Passing offense

3. Oregon State, 382.1 yards per game
5. Washington State, 364.5
11. California, 331.4
20. Oregon, 294.7
25. Arizona State, 285.4

Note: Here's a guess that USC athletic director Pat Haden saw these numbers as a reason to hire away Steve Sarkisian from Washington. Sarkisian called the plays for the Huskies, who showed great balance this year in their hurry-up attack.

Scoring defense

13. Stanford, 19.0 points per game
23. USC, 21,3
19. Oregon, 21.6

Total defense

15. Stanford, 341.3 yards per game
16. USC, 341.5
24. Arizona State, 351.0

Yards yielded per play (FBS foes only)

9. Oregon, 4.61 yards per play
16. Stanford, 4.82
22. Washington, 4.99
26. USC, 5.03

Pass-efficiency defense

11. Washington
13. Oregon
21. USC
27. Arizona State

Note: It will be interesting to see where USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast lands. He's a proven Pac-12 coordinator.

[+] EnlargeKa'Deem Carey
Matt Cohen/Icon SMIArizona's Ka'Deem Carey finished the regular season ranked second among FBS schools at 156.0 yards per game.

2. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 156.0 yards per game
3. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 147.9
10. Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, 123.8

Note: Carey and Sankey are both Doak Walker Award finalists, and Carey should win the trophy because he's the best running back in the nation. Suffice it to say, Gaffney's return from pro baseball was successful.

Pass efficiency

6. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
17. Keith Price, Washington
19. Brett Hundley, UCLA
25. Kevin Hogan, Stanford

Note: Mariota is No. 2 in the nation in Stats & Information's total QBR rating. Arizona State's Taylor Kelly, 37th with the NCAA measure, is 16th in QBR,

Receiving yards per game

1. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 139.2 yards per game
6. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 111.9

Note: It was pretty easy to figure out who were the two first-team All-Pac-12 receivers. Richardson is headed to the NFL. Will Cooks, also a junior, follow?

Sacks per game

2. Trent Murphy, Stanford, 1.1
T16. Anthony Barr, UCLA; Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington, 0.8

Note: Barr ranks fourth in the nation in tackles for a loss per game (1.70) and Murphy is sixth (1.60).

Random notes
  • UCLA QB Brett Hundley led the Pac-12 and ranked 12th in the nation with a .678 completion percentage.
  • UCLA OLB Anthony Barr tied for second in the nation with 0.42 forced fumbles per game. He's tied for fifth in fumble recoveries with 0.33 per game.
  • Arizona State's Robert Nelson, Oregon State's Steven Nelson and Oregon State's Rashaad Reynolds are tied for fifth in the nation with six interceptions.
  • Oregon State QB Sean Mannion's 36 TD passes ranks second in the nation.
  • Stanford is eighth in the nation in third-down conversion percentage at .523. The Cardinal is 13th in the nation in third-down defense, with foes converting just 32.6 oercent of its third-down attempts.
  • USC is tied for fourth in the nation with five blocked kicks. The Trojans are tied for second with three blocked punts.
  • UCLA didn't allow a blocked punt or kick this year.
  • Arizona State ranks third in the nation with just 28.5 yards in penalties per game.
  • Washington State ranked 122nd in the nation with 23 interceptions thrown by its QBs.

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