BY THE NUMBERS: Arizona St. at Oregon St.

CONVERSION RATES ON third and fourth down, pases to different players, wining and losing streaks and much more. Here's the latest edition of by the numbers heading into the eighth game of the year.

0 - The number of points ASU has scored in the first quarter of the last four games.

4 - The number of wins Oregon State has in the last five games. The only loss is to then #15 Utah on the road.

5 - The consecutive number of games Arizona State has lost - their longest losing streak since the 2001 season.  Three of the losses have come at the hands of Top 25 competition.

6 - The consecutive number of home games Oregon State has won.

8 - The number of sacks the Beaver offensive line has given up - the lowest in the conference.

12 - The number of ASU QB Rudy Carpenter who is just one of only five four-year starters at the quarterback position in the Bowl Subdivision. The others are Curtis Painter of Purdue, Mike Teel of Rutgers, Willie Tuitama of Arizona, Pat White of West Virginia and Drew Willy of Buffalo are the others.

14 - Oregon State has developed a knack for scoring quickly in 2008. The Beavers have paid visits to the end zone in five plays or fewer 14 times this season.

18 - The number of sacks the ASU offensive line has given up this season.

24 - Over the last 56 games, Oregon State is 24-3 when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent, 7-16 when committing more turnovers and 3-3 when even.

28 - The conversion rate on third down by the Sun Devil offense - the second worst mark in the Pac-10.

32 - The number of players ASU QB Rudy Carpenter has completed a pass to  in his four years at Arizona State. All but two of those were completed to a wide receiver, tight end or running back. The other two? OL Brandon Rodd and himself.

41 - The number of career starts OSU CB Keenan Lewis has made - only 8 others have achieved the feat in OSU history.

44- The number of games out of 51 tries in which Oregon State has led after three quarters under Mike Riley and won.

60 - The successful conversion rate on fourth downs by OSU.

126 - The number of points the Men in Black have outscored its opponents in the first quarter at home in the last three years.

217 - Since 2001, the Beavers are seventh in the nation for forced turnovers with 217. The Beavers’ defense trails USC (254), Virginia Tech (233), Oklahoma (222), TCU (218), Washington State (218) and West Virginia (218).

265 - Beavers have rushed the ball 265 times in seven games and have lost just two fumbles all year.

1929 - Another defeat gives ASU its longest losing streak since 1929.

32:29 - The average time of possession the OSU offense has the ball - tops in the Pac-10 and the 13th highest mark in the nation.  On average the Oregon State offense has the ball five minutes more than the opposition.


BeaverBlitz Top Stories