UCLA Defense (Steve Cheng, BRO)

Interesting UCLA Defensive Stats

Nov. 4 -- The more-accepted statistical standard these days for football is Yards Per Play. If you look at UCLA's defense in yards allowed per play -- overall, on the ground and through the air -- ranked in the Pac-12, the numbers are surprising...

UCLA's defense is getting some criticism. It's interesting, though, how it's doing statistics-wise, in what is now the measuring stick for stats -- yards per play. Below are three Pac-12 statistical rankings, in Defensive Yards Per Play, Yards Allowed Per Pass Attempt, and Yards Allowed Per Rushing Attempt.


Defensive Yards Per Play

NameGRush YardsPass YardsPlaysTotal YardsYards/PlayYards/G
1 Washington 8 1093 1787 601 2880 4.79 360.0
2 UCLA 8 1669 1664 666 3333 5.00 416.6
3 Stanford 8 1029 1788 547 2817 5.15 352.1
4 Utah 8 905 2004 557 2909 5.22 363.6
5 Arizona State 8 1091 2076 574 3167 5.52 395.9
6 USC 8 1221 1936 570 3157 5.54 394.6
7 California 8 1310 2037 590 3347 5.67 418.4
8 Oregon State 8 1536 1652 550 3188 5.80 398.5
9 Colorado 9 1814 1996 655 3810 5.82 423.3
10 Arizona 9 1560 2521 691 4081 5.91 453.4
11 Washington State  8 1653 1643 554 3296 5.95 412.0
12 Oregon 8 1431 2544 658 3975 6.04 496.9


Passing Defense -- Yards Per Attempt

NameGAttCompPct.YardsYards/AttTDIntRatingAtt/GYards/G
1 UCLA 8 304 171 56.3 1664 5.5 12 8 110.00 38.0 208.0
2 Stanford 8 288 154 53.5 1788 6.2 11 5 114.75 36.0 223.5
3 Colorado 9 298 164 55.0 1996 6.7 15 10 121.19 33.1 221.8
4 Utah 8 296 165 55.7 2004 6.8 13 13 118.32 37.0 250.5
5 Washington 8 259 150 57.9 1787 6.9 6 11 115.04 32.4 223.4
6 USC 8 275 166 60.4 1936 7.0 10 10 124.23 34.4 242.0
6 Oregon 8 361 229 63.4 2544 7.0 27 9 142.32 45.1 318.0
8 Washington State 8 232 152 65.5 1643 7.1 12 7 136.05 29.0 205.4
8 Oregon State 8 232 154 66.4 1652 7.1 11 7 135.82 29.0 206.5
10 California 8 267 166 62.2 2037 7.6 8 12 127.15 33.4 254.6
11 Arizona 9 322 203 63.0 2521 7.8 21 6 146.59 35.8 280.1
12 Arizona State 8 264 152 57.6 2076 7.9 17 7 139.59 33.0 259.5


Rushing Defense -- Yards Per Rush

NameGAttYardsAvg.TDAtt/GYards/G
1 Washington 8 342 1093 3.20 8 42.75 136.63
2 Utah 8 261 905 3.47 6 32.63 113.13
3 Arizona State 8 310 1091 3.52 13 38.75 136.38
4 Stanford 8 259 1029 3.97 8 32.38 128.63
5 California 8 323 1310 4.06 16 40.38 163.75
6 USC 8 295 1221 4.14 11 36.88 152.63
7 Arizona 9 369 1560 4.23 19 41.00 173.33
8 UCLA 8 362 1669 4.61 11 45.25 208.63
9 Oregon 8 297 1431 4.82 12 37.13 178.88
10 Oregon State 8 318 1536 4.83 18 39.75 192.00
11 Colorado 9 357 1814 5.08 14 39.67 201.56
12 Washington State 8 322 1653 5.13 15 40.25 206.63

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