By-The-Numbers: Apple Cup

By-The-Numbers is back, and we're headed to the barren, frozen tundra known as the Palouse! It's Apple Cup time, and how 'bout those apples! I mean, numbers! Looking at Washington State's passing statistics is enough to give any Washington fan some downfield vertigo. In all my years crunching the digits I've never seen such prodigious integers. But the most important numbers are still 3 and 8.

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Washington AT. WASHINGTON ST

Nov 22 @ 7:30pm PST
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WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON ST
Overall Record 7-5(.583) 3-8(.273)
Location Record 3-2(.600) on the road 1-5(.167) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 30.8(51) 25.3(59) 33.5(37) 39.3(119)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 386.3(76) 408.3(75) 530.4(6) 442.7(99)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 195.9(39) 130.3(27) 41.5(124) 141.8(37)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 190.3(100) 136.3(90)* 488.8(1) 161.7(124)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 0.8(15) -1.4(120)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Schedule/Results
08/30/14 At Hawai'i (W 17-16) 08/28/14 Rutgers (L 38-41)
09/06/14 Eastern Washington (W 59-52) 09/05/14 At @ Nevada (L 13-24)
09/13/14 Illinois (W 44-19) 09/13/14 Portland St. (W 59-21)
09/20/14 Georgia State (W 45-14) 09/20/14 Oregon (L 31-38)
09/27/14 Stanford (L 13-20) 09/27/14 At @ Utah (W 28-27)
10/05/14 BYE (NP) 10/04/14 California (L 59-60)
10/11/14 At California (W 31-7) 10/10/14 At @ Stanford (L 17-34)
10/18/14 At Oregon (L 20-45) 10/18/14 BYE (NP)
10/25/14 Arizona State (L 10-24) 10/25/14 Arizona (L 37-59)
11/01/14 At Colorado (W 38-23) 11/01/14 Southern California (L 17-44)
11/08/14 UCLA (L 30-44) 11/08/14 At @ Oregon St. (W 39-32)
11/15/14 At Arizona (L 26-27) 11/15/14 BYE (NP)
11/22/14 Oregon State (W 37-13) 11/22/14 At @ Arizona St. (L 31-52)
11/29/14 At Washington State (NP) 11/29/14 Washington (NP)
Last Meeting
2013
Washington St 17
Washington 27
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

Statistics Expanded

Statistic WASHINGTON WASHINGTON ST Diff LY
  UW OPP DIFF WSU OPP DIFF UW-WSU UW
Pts / G 30.8 25.3 5.5 33.5 39.3 -5.8 -2.7 21.8
Yds / G 386.3 408.3 -22.0 530.4 442.7 87.7 -144.1 362.5
Rushing Yds / G 130.3 130.3 0.0 41.5 141.8 -100.3 88.8 172.2
Passing Yds / G 190.3 278.0 -87.7 488.8 300.9 187.9 -298.5 190.4
Yds / Play 5.4 5.3 0.1 6.2 6.2 -0.1 -0.8 5.5
Rushing Yds / Car 3.5 3.4 0.2 2.0 4.0 -1.9 1.5 4.7
Passing Yds / Att 7.2 7.2 0.0 7.4 8.5 -1.1 -0.3 6.6
Passing Yds / Cmp 11.1 11.2 -0.1 11.1 13.2 -2.1 0.0 12.1
Passing Cmp % 64.3 64.4 -0.1 66.9 64.7 2.2 -2.6 54.5
Punt Return Avg 10.4 5.8 4.6 6.8 6.4 0.4 3.7 4.9
Yds / 7 Pts 72.9 113.0 40.1 110.8 78.9 -32.0 37.9 116.2
Plays / 7 Pts 16.4 21.3 5.0 18.0 12.6 -5.3 1.6 21.1
Rushing Play % 51.0 49.9 1.1 23.8 50.3 -26.6 27.3 56.1
Passing Play % 36.9 50.1 -13.1 76.2 49.7 26.6 -39.3 43.9
Plays/Game 72.0 77.1 -5.1 86.1 71.0 15.1 0.0 65.9
Turnovers / G 1.2 2.0 0.8 2.0 0.6 -1.4 0.8 1.2
Fumbles / G 0.3 0.8 0.5 1.5 0.2 -1.3 1.1 0.5
Intercept / G 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 0.7
A positive(+) differential (DIFF) means that a team is better than its year-to-date opponents for a given statistic while a
negative(-) differential (shown in red) means that it is worse. Blue in last year's column means current year is better in given statistic.

Players Ranked in Top 50 in the Nation

WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
1 Fumbles Recovered Danny Shelton 4
1 Fumbles Recovered Shaq Thompson 4
2 Sacks Hau'Oli Kikana 1.46
2 Tackles For Loss Hau'Oli Kikana 2
7 Combined Kick Returns John Ross 760
7 Field Goal Percentage Cameron Van Winkle 0.864
10 Kickoff Return TDs John Ross 1
10 Punt Return TDs Dante Pettis 1.00
12 Completion Percentage Cyler Miles 0.67
14 Sacks Andrew Hudson 0.83
16 Field Goals Per Game Cameron Van Winkle 1.58
22 Passing Efficiency Cyler Miles 146.50
22 Punt Returns Dante Pettis 10.30
25 Tackles For Loss Danny Shelton 1.30
27 Sacks Danny Shelton 0.71
32 Kickoff Returns John Ross 24.50
40 Scoring Cameron Van Winkle 8.20
46 Yards per Pass Attempt Cyler Miles 7.46
48 Interceptions Marcus Peters 0.30
49 Forced Fumbles Andrew Hudson 0.25
49 Forced Fumbles Shaq Thompson 0.25
WASHINGTON ST
Rank Category Player Value
1 Total Offense Connor Halliday 415.80
1 Receptions Per Game Vince Mayle 9.20
2 Receiving Yards Vince Mayle 1404.00
2 Receiving Yards Per Game Vince Mayle 127.60
3 Passing TDs Connor Halliday 32.00
3 Points Responsible For Per Game Connor Halliday 21.30
3 Receiving TDs Isiah Myers 12.00
8 Points Responsible For Connor Halliday 192.00
10 Completion Percentage Connor Halliday 0.67
11 Receiving TDs Vince Mayle 9.00
14 Receptions Per Game Isiah Myers 6.80
17 Receiving TDs Dominique Williams 8.00
17 All Purpose Vince Mayle 143.73
23 Receiving Yards Isiah Myers 906.00
24 Passing Efficiency Connor Halliday 145.00
24 Receiving Yards Per Game Isiah Myers 82.40
38 Receptions Per Game Jamal Morrow 5.50
41 Punt Returns Rickey Galvin 7.80
44 Punting Jordan Dascalo 42.00
49 Field Goal Percentage Quentin Breshars 0.75
50 Yards per Pass Attempt Connor Halliday 7.36

Team Profiles

Category WASHINGTON WASHINGTON ST
Average height 6'-2" 6'-1"
Average weight 234lb 223lb
%Seniors(including 5th years) 18% 13%
Average Experience 2.6 2.4
%In-state 31% 33%
% Redshirts 52% 53%
Top states CA-55 CA-48
WA-32 WA-36
HI-4 FL-5
Total Players 102 109
RTN Offensive Starters 7 8
RTN Defensive Starters 7 8
RTN Lettermen 48 36
Lost Lettermen 20 25

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