Stat attack! Some Week 4 Pac-12 numbers

September, 24, 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
3. UCLA, 52.7
15. Arizona, 43.7
18. Washington, 42.7
20. Utah, 42.0
24. Oregon State, 41.0

Total offense
2. Oregon, 672.0 yards per game
3. Washington, 629.0
4. UCLA, 614.3
9. California, 556.0
20. Utah, 504
27. Oregon State, 508.7
29. Arizona State, 495.5

Note: As noted last week, Pac-12 teams are humming on both sides of the ball, though the ultimate measure will be Pac-12 play. Eleven teams average at least 31 points per game. Washington State is 11th in the Pac-12 in total offense, but the Cougs are generating nearly 400 yards per game. Meanwhile, USC is last in the Pac-12 in scoring offense (22.2 ppg) and total offense (340.0 ypg).

Rushing offense

2. Oregon, 355.3 yards per game
5. Arizona, 322.3
9. Washington, 303.7
12. UCLA, 284.3

Passing offense

2. California, 438.7
3. Oregon State, 420.8
7. Colorado, 370.5
8. Arizona State, 361.3
14. UCLA, 330.0
16. Washington State, 328.8
17. Washington, 325.3
18. Oregon, 316.7

Note: Eight top-18 passing attacks? And Utah is 29th with 286 yards per game, so nine rank in the top 30. The Pac-12 is throwing the rock around. On the downside of that, Oregon State is 121st in the nation in rushing with just 55 yards per game.

Scoring defense

3. Arizona, 8.7
5. Oregon, 9.0
8. Washington, 10.0
11. USC, 11.0
13. Washington State, 12.0

Total defense
4. USC, 230.5
10. Washington State, 264.8
12. Washington, 279
26. Arizona, 310.3
29. Colorado, 317.5
30. Oregon, 319.0

Yards yielded per play (FBS foes only)

2. USC, 3.5
8. Oregon, Washington State, 4.0
19. Colorado, UCLA, 4.3
20. Stanford, Washington, 4.4

Pass efficiency defense
7. Washington
11. Arizona
13. Oregon
15. Washington State
21. Colorado

Note: Many of these defenses will get major tests this weekend with Arizona at Washington, USC at Arizona State, Stanford playing Washington State in Seattle and Colorado at Oregon State.

Rushing

2. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 148.7
4. Jordan James, UCLA, 141.3
20. Tre Madden, USC, 113.8
22. De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon, 112.7
24. Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, 110.3
Note: Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey has 149.5 yards per game and his numbers will be official, per NCAA statistical qualification rules, after the Washington game. James' and Madden's early production probably rates as a surprise for the Bruins and Trojans.

Pass efficiency

8. Keith Price, Washington
10. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
12. Sean Mannion, Oregon State
14. Kevin Hogan, Stanford
16. Travis Wilson, Utah
18. Brett Hundley, UCLA
20. Connor Wood, Colorado

Note: Mariota is a strong favorite for first-team All-Pac-12 QB. There is considerable competition for second-team.

Receiving yards per game

1. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 208.5
2. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 159.8
15. Jaelen Strong, Arizona State, 110.0
16. Chris Harper, California, 108.0
17. Bryce Treggs, California, 105.7

21. Dres Anderson, Utah, 101.0
25. Josh Huff, Oregon, 99.3

Note: USC's Marqise Lee is at No. 72 in the country and 12th in the Pac-12 with 73.2 yards per game. Who saw that coming?

Random notes: USC has given up 25 tackles for a loss, which is tied for 96th in the nation. Cal has given up 26 TFL, which is tied for 104th. ... As for QB sacks, USC (16), Utah (15), Washington (11), Oregon State (11) and Oregon (8) rank among the nation's top-25. ... Oregon State, Stanford and Colorado have scored points on every red-zone trip this season. The Beavers have scored TDs in 18 of 22 red-zone opportunities. ... Washington has yielded a touchdown on just two of its opponents eight red-zone trips.

Ted Miller | email

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