Cougs by the numbers

WHAT'S THE LINE for the WSU-BYU matchup now? How big of a day does Travis Long need to move into the WSU Top Ten in two categories? Just how ridiculous is the number of receiving yards Marquess Wilson has already tallied in two years and where does that place him in the Pac-12? The answers to those questions plus many more numbers, facts, figures and stats with WSU's season opener now hours away.

1.5 - The number of tackles-for-loss Travis Long needs to move in WSU's career top-10 for tackles-for-loss (Long has 29).

3.5 - The number of sacks Long needs to move into WSU's career top-10 for sacks (Long has 11).

4 - The number of career starts by Chester Sua, the expected starting WIL at BYU.

4 - The number of career interceptions by cornerback Damante Horton, all four of which came in consecutive weeks in 2011 and in his first four career starts.

5 - The number of consecutive regular season wins for the Cougs when on ESPN.

6 - The number of Cougar defenders who could log their first career WSU start on Thursday -- DL Steven Hoffart, DL Ioane Gauta, DL Matthew Bock, LB Darryl Monroe, LB Eric Oertel, S Taylor Taliulu.

7 - The number of wins all-time for WSU when playing on an ESPN network (7-5).

7 - The number of career catches by sophomore wideout Isiah Myers entering the 2012 season.

8 - The number of career catches by senior wideout Andrei Lintz entering the 2012 season.

12.5 - The number of points BYU is favored by over Washington State in much of Las Vegas. (The MGM's line sits at 11.5 as of late Wednesday afternoon)

24 - The number wins by WSU against unranked nonconference opponents since 2001 (24-8).

24 - The number of wins all-time by a Cougar coach in his first game at WSU (24-6-1)

25 - The number of career passing touchdowns by Jeff Tuel entering the 2012 season, No. 10 all-time at WSU.

59.5 - Tuel's career passing completion rate, No. 2 all-time at WSU behind Timm Rosenbach (60.2).

65 - The over-under on points scored set by Las Vegas. (The range ran from 61-66 late Wednesday afternoon).

294.4 - The average weight of WSU's expected starting offensive line (John Fullington [300]; Wade Jacobson [300]; Elliott Bosch [271]; Jake Rodgers [300]; Dan Spitz [301]).

2006 - When WSU last played on ESPN or an ESPN network.

2,394 - The number of career receiving yards amassed by Marquess Wilson in his first two seasons -- pegging him as the Pac-12 Conference's active career leader in receiving yards and No. 47 all-time in Pac-12 history.

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