Arizona: By the numbers

October, 25, 2012
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548.7: Average yards per game compiled by the Arizona offense, No. 5 in the nation

Rich Rodriguez’s spread-option offense has been a hit this season in Tucson, putting up huge numbers week in and week out. Quarterback Matt Scott has already thrown for more than 2,300 yards and 17 touchdowns in seven games, while running back Ka’Deem Carey averages 120.3 yards rushing per game.

[+] EnlargeKaDeem Carey
AP Photo/Don RyanKa'Deem Carey will be looking to find the end zone early and often against USC on Saturday.


464.7: Average yards per game allowed by the Arizona defense allows, No. 104 in the nation

In direct contrast to the stellar output of the offense, the Wildcats’ defense has struggled, ranking near the bottom of the Pac-12 in just about every major defensive statistical category. Lacking a consistent pass rush, it's ranked 111th nationally against the pass (291.1 yards allowed per game).

4.3: Average number of points Arizona has scored in the first quarter of games in 2012

It’s safe to say that the Wildcats have a knack for getting off to slow starts. The Wildcats have accumulated a total of just 30 first-quarter points through seven games, and they were shut out in the first 15 minutes of regulation in each of the team’s three losses.

3: Times that Arizona has eclipsed the 50-point mark in just seven games this season

Not surprisingly, the Wildcats are a perfect 3-0 in those matchups, and the last time an Arizona team went over the 50-point plateau three times in one season was in 1954.

1-3: Arizona’s record against nationally ranked opponents

The Wildcats are battle-tested to say the least, having already faced four ranked opponents. And while Arizona’s 59-38 win over Oklahoma State stands as the team’s only victory in those matchups, with the exception of the Oregon game, the Wildcats were only a play or two away from coming out on top in those other contests.


Johnny Curren

WeAreSC, Reporter

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