By-The-Numbers: Utah State

By-The-Numbers is back! This week the Washington Huskies host Utah State, so the question this week is; will the Huskies take down the Aggies as everyone expects, or will they get the horns? When looking strictly at the numbers, Saturday's 2 pm showdown appears to be a defensive slugfest. So who blinks first?

UTAH ST at WASHINGTON

Sat, Sept 19th, 2 PM PT
TV:P12NET
Husky Stadium
Field Turf

UTAH ST

WASHINGTON
Overall Record 1-1(.500) 1-1(.500)
Location Record 0-1(0.000) on the road 1-0(1.000) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 13.0(120) 16.5(37) 31.0(65) 8.0(7)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 311.5(114) 245.0(15) 361.5(98) 274.5(28)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 128.5(96) 123.5(45) 123.5(102) 98.0(27)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 183.0(95) 103.1(33)* 238.0(63) 96.4(24)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) -2.0(118) 0.5(40)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Schedule/Results
09/03/15 Southern Utah (W 12-9) 09/04/15 @ Boise St. (L 13-16)
09/11/15 @ Utah (L 14-24) 09/12/15 Sacramento St. (W 49-0)
09/19/15 @ Washington (NP) 09/19/15 Utah St. (NP)
09/26/15 BYE (NP) 09/26/15 California (NP)
10/03/15 Colorado St. (NP) 10/03/15 BYE (NP)
10/10/15 @ Fresno St. (NP) 10/08/15 @ Southern California (NP)
10/16/15 Boise St. (NP) 10/17/15 Oregon (NP)
10/23/15 @ San Diego St. (NP) 10/24/15 @ Stanford (NP)
10/30/15 Wyoming (NP) 10/31/15 Arizona (NP)
11/07/15 @ New Mexico (NP) 11/07/15 Utah (NP)
11/14/15 @ Air Force (NP) 11/14/15 @ Arizona St. (NP)
11/21/15 Nevada (NP) 11/21/15 @ Oregon St. (NP)
11/28/15 BYU (NP) 11/27/15 Washington St. (NP)
     
Last Meeting
1998
Utah St 12
Washington 53
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

Statistics Expanded

Statistic UTAH ST WASHINGTON Diff LY
  UTST OPP DIFF UW OPP DIFF UTST-UW UW
Pts / G 13.0 16.5 -3.5 31.0 8.0 23.0 -18.0 30.2
Yds / G 311.5 245.0 66.5 361.5 274.5 87.0 -50.0 388.6
Rushing Yds / G 123.5 123.5 0.0 123.5 98.0 25.5 0.0 124.1
Passing Yds / G 183.0 121.5 61.5 238.0 176.5 61.5 -55.0 200.1
Yds / Play 4.6 3.8 0.8 6.1 3.8 2.3 -1.5 5.4
Rushing Yds / Car 3.7 3.3 0.3 4.3 2.5 1.8 -0.6 2.9
Passing Yds / Att 5.4 4.3 1.0 7.9 5.4 2.5 -2.6 7.0
Passing Yds / Cmp 9.6 7.1 2.5 12.9 9.5 3.3 -3.2 11.0
Passing Cmp % 55.9 60.7 -4.8 61.7 56.9 4.7 -5.8 63.8
Punt Return Avg 10.4 5.8 4.6 6.8 6.4 0.4 3.7 10.4
Yds / 7 Pts 165.0 103.9 -61.1 81.6 240.2 158.6 -83.4 75.1
Plays / 7 Pts 36.3 27.6 -8.8 13.3 63.0 49.7 -23.0 16.7
Rushing Play % 49.6 56.9 -7.3 49.2 54.9 -5.7 0.5 60.3
Passing Play % 50.4 43.1 7.3 50.8 45.1 5.7 -0.5 39.7
Plays/Game 67.5 0.0 67.5 59.0 0.0 59.0 0.0 62.3
Turnovers / G 0.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 -1.0 2.0 2.1
Fumbles / G 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 1.1
Intercept / G 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.5 -1.0 1.5 0.9
Penalties: No/G 29.5 33.5 4.0 39.0 54.0 15.0 9.5 4.2
Penalties: Yards/G 278.0 271.0 -7.0 336.0 484.5 148.5 58.0 39.7
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

UTAH ST
Rank Category Player Value
2 Punt Return TDs (2 ranked) Andrew Rodriguez 1
2 Total Tackles (129 ranked) Nick Vigil 12.5
9 Passes Defended (36 ranked) Jalen Davis 2
19 Punt Returns (77 ranked) Andrew Rodriguez 17
25 Sacks (78 ranked) Kyler Fackrell 1
36 Combined Kick Returns (199 ranked) Andrew Rodriguez 136
47 Completions Per Game (100 ranked) Chuckie Keeton 19
WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
2 Punt Return TDs (2 ranked) Dante Pettis 1.00
2 Punt Returns (77 ranked) Dante Pettis 35.00
4 Fumbles Recovered (4 ranked) Joe Mathis 1.00
6 Interceptions (31 ranked) Kevin King 1.00
19 Forced Fumbles (19 ranked) Joe Mathis 0.50
21 Rushing TDs (21 ranked) Myles Gaskin 3.00
36 Passes Defended (36 ranked) Budda Baker 1.50
41 Passing Yards per Completion (115 ranked) Jake Browning 12.86
44 Yards per Pass Attempt (116 ranked) Jake Browning 8.21
45 Passing Yards (130 ranked) Jake Browning 476.00
45 Passing Yards Per Game (130 ranked) Jake Browning 238.00

Team Profiles

Category UTAH ST WASHINGTON
Average height 6'-1" 6'-1"
Average weight 228lb 226lb
%Seniors(including 5th years) 23% 12%
Average Experience 1.7 1.6
%In-state 33% 34%
% Redshirts 17% 51%
Top states CA-89 CA-58
WA-1 WA-37
OR-1 OR-3
Total Players 108 109
RTN Offensive Starters 9 5
RTN Defensive Starters 6 4
RTN Lettermen 42 46
Lost Lettermen 18 22

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