Defensive output by class: South Division

May, 8, 2014
May 8
7:00
PM PT
We’re on the final leg of our class-by-class breakdown, looking which classes contributed the most or least on each team. On the defensive side of the ball, we’re looking at four different statistics: total tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks and interceptions. Earlier Thursday, we looked at the Pac-12 North. Now, on to the South:

Arizona:

Tackles: 923
Freshmen: 132 (14.3 percent)
Sophomores: 67 (7.3 percent)
Juniors: 361 (39.2 percent)
Seniors: 362 (39.2 percent)
Team: 1 (< 1 percent)

Tackles for loss: 77
Freshmen: 13 (16.9 percent)
Sophomores: 3.5 (4.5 percent)
Juniors: 20 (26 percent)
Seniors: 39.5 (51.3 percent)
Team: 1 (1.3 percent)

Sacks: 24
Freshmen: 3 (12.5 percent)
Sophomores: 2.5 (10.4 percent)
Juniors: 8 (33.3 percent)
Seniors: 9.5 (39.6 percent)
Team: 1 (4.2 percent)

Interceptions: 18
Freshmen: 2 (11.1 percent)
Sophomores: 2 (11.1 percent)
Juniors: 9 (50 percent)
Seniors: 5 (27.8 percent)

Arizona State:

Tackles: 875
Freshmen: 99 (11 percent)
Sophomores: 68 (7.8 percent)
Juniors: 96 (11 percent)
Seniors: 611 (69.8 percent)
Team: 1 (< 1 percent)

Tackles for loss: 101
Freshmen: 6 (5.9 percent)
Sophomores: 4 (4 percent)
Juniors: 6.5 (6.4 percent)
Seniors: 83.5 (82.7 percent)
Team: 1 (1 percent)

Sacks: 40
Freshmen: 3 (7.5 percent)
Sophomores: 1 (2.5 percent)
Juniors: 1 (2.5 percent)
Seniors: 34 (85 percent)
Team: 1 (2.5 percent)

Interceptions: 21
Freshmen: 0
Sophomores: 1 (4.8 percent)
Juniors: 3 (14.3 percent)
Seniors: 17 (81 percent)

Colorado:

Tackles: 885
Freshmen: 246 (27.8 percent)
Sophomores: 177 (20.0 percent)
Juniors: 230 (26.0 percent)
Seniors: 232 (26.2 percent)

Tackles for loss: 67
Freshmen: 18.5 (27.6 percent)
Sophomores: 12.5 (18.7 percent)
Juniors: 13 (19.4 percent)
Seniors: 23 (34.3 percent)

Sacks: 18
Freshmen: 5.5 (30.6 percent)
Sophomores: 4.5 (25.0 percent)
Juniors: 2 (11.1 percent)
Seniors: 6 (33.3 percent)

Interceptions: 10
Freshmen: 1 (10.0 percent)
Sophomores: 2 (20.0 percent)
Juniors: 7 (70.0 percent)
Seniors: 0

UCLA:

Tackles: 1005
Freshmen: 233 (23.2 percent)
Sophomores: 241 (24 percent)
Juniors: 220 (21.9 percent)
Seniors: 308 (30.6 percent)
Team: 3 (< 1 percent)

Tackles for loss: 80
Freshmen: 18.5 (23.1 percent)
Sophomores: 8.5 (10.6 percent)
Juniors: 5 (6.3 percent)
Seniors: 47 (58.8 percent)
Team: 1 (1.3 percent)

Sacks: 32
Freshmen: 2.5 (7.8 percent)
Sophomores: 4.5 (14.1 percent)
Juniors: 2 (6.3 percent)
Seniors: 23 (71.9 percent)

Interceptions: 14
Freshmen: 2 (14.3 percent)
Sophomores: 7 (50 percent)
Juniors: 3 (21.4 percent)
Seniors: 2 (14.3 percent)

USC:

Tackles: 913
Freshmen: 146 (16.0 percent)
Sophomores: 225 (24.6 percent)
Juniors: 326 (35.7 percent)
Seniors: 213 (23.3 percent)
Team: 3 (< 1 percent)

Tackles for loss: 91
Freshmen: 4.5 (4.9 percent)
Sophomores: 20.5 (22.5 percent)
Juniors: 29.5 (32.4 percent)
Seniors: 33.5 (36.8 percent)
Team: 3 (3.3 percent)

Sacks: 35
Freshmen: 2 (5.7 percent)
Sophomores: 7 (20.0 percent)
Juniors: 5.5 (15.7 percent)
Seniors: 20.5 (58.6 percent)

Interceptions: 17
Freshmen: 5 (29.4 percent)
Sophomores: 1 (5.9 percent)
Juniors: 10 (58.8 percent)
Seniors: 1 (5.9 percent)

Utah:

Tackles: 908
Freshmen: 103 (11.3 percent)
Sophomores: 192 (21.1 percent)
Juniors: 243 (26.8 percent)
Seniors: 370 (40.8 percent)

Tackles for loss: 80
Freshmen: 9.5 (11.9 percent)
Sophomores: 12 (15.0 percent)
Juniors: 20 (25.0 percent)
Seniors: 38.5 (48.1 percent)

Sacks: 39
Freshmen: 4 (10.3 percent)
Sophomores: 5.5 (14.1 percent)
Juniors: 10.5 (26.9 percent)
Seniors: 19 (48.7 percent)

Interceptions: 3
Freshmen: 0
Sophomores: 0
Juniors: 0
Seniors: 3 (100 percent)

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