BY THE NUMBERS: Cougs head into Week 3

THE NUMBER OF tackles for loss by the Washington State defense is up significantly from last season. That's just one of the more intriguing numbers for the Cougs as they get ready to tangle on the road at UNLV on Friday night.

0 – The number of second half points scored by WSU this year

2 – WSU's passing touchdowns through two games (Jeff Tuel, Isiah Myers)

2nd – WSU's rank in the Pac-12 in kickoff returns

T-4th WSU's rank in the Pac-12 in sacks

5th – WSU's rank in Pac-12 in rushing defense

12 – WSU's rank in the Pac-12 in pass defense, rushing offense and turnover margin

15 – Number of WSU's tackles for loss through two games (7.5 avg. per game, T-21 nationally; [2011: 5.83 avg. per game] / WSU leader: Travis Long 2.5 - 17 yards

16 - No. of total carries by Cougs' leading running back through two games (Carl Winston)

16.2 - The number of yards Leon Brooks is averaging per punt return (4th Pac-12)

19 – The number of total tackles by the Cougs' leader, Deone Bucannon, through two games. (Top 10: Bucannon 19; Taylor Taliulu 16; Damante Horton 11; Travis Long 11; Darryl Monroe 11; Jared Byers 10; Chester Sua 9; Ioane Gauta 9; Nolan Washington 7; Cyrus Coen 7)

25.5 - The number of yards Teondray Caldwell is averaging per kickoff return (Team – 22.6)

30 – the number of points WSU has scored in the first half this year (2 games)

35 – The number of additional plays WSU's opponent has run through two games (163-128)

36.6 – WSU's third down conversion rate through two games

43.2Mike Bowlin's average punting yards

37th – UNLV's ranking nationally in pass efficiency defense (2nd in MWC, highest team statistical ranking)

51.5 - Average yards per game rushing including sacks

64 – UNLV's ranking nationally in total defense

82nd – UNLV's ranking nationally in total offense

102.5 – The number of all purpose yards averaged by Caldwell per game

106.5 – No. of yards averaged rushing against WSU defense in two games

134 – Yards per game rushing averaged by UNLV's Tim Cornett (10th in nation)

238 – The average passing yards WSU has thrown for through two games

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