Dawgman.com By-The-Numbers: Utah Utes

By-The-Numbers is back, and the Washington Huskies face another tough test Saturday when the Utah Utes roll into town. What exactly is a Ute? Never mind. What I do know is that Utah's defense is darn good, but the number that sticks out the most is 7. As in 7 wins. The Utes know how to win, and they've made a habit of it this year. But do the numbers stack up?

UTAH AT. WASHINGTON

Sat, Nov 7 at 4:30 PM PT
TV:FOX
Husky Stadium
FieldTurf

UTAH

WASHINGTON
Overall Record 7-1(.875) 4-4(.500)
Location Record 2-1(.667) on the road 3-2(.600) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 33.8(41) 21.4(32) 27.1(83) 16.9(15)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 387.9(75) 363.6(48) 350.9(101) 360.0(45)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 178.3(60) 113.1(17) 132.1(107) 136.6(34)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 209.6(82) 118.3(46)* 218.8(74) 115.0(36)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 1.0(13) 0.4(40)
AP Poll 13 NR
Coaches Poll 14 NR
Schedule/Results
09/03 Michigan (W 24-17) 09/04 At Boise St (L 13-16)
09/11 Utah St. (W 24-14) 09/12 Sac St (W 49-0)
09/19 At @ Fresno St. (W 45-24) 09/19 Utah St (W 31-17)
09/26 At @ Oregon (W 62-20) 09/26 California (L 24-30)
10/03 BYE (NP) 10/03 BYE (NP)
10/10 California (W 30-24) 10/08 At USC (W 17-12)
10/17 Arizona St. (W 34-18) 10/17 Oregon (L 20-26)
10/24 At @ Southern California (L 24-42) 10/24 At Stanford (L 14-31)
10/31 Oregon St. (W 27-12) 10/31 Arizona (W 49-3)
11/07 At @ Washington (NP) 11/07 Utah (NP)
11/14 At @ Arizona (NP) 11/14 At ASU (NP)
11/21 UCLA (NP) 11/21 At OSU (NP)
11/28 Colorado (NP) 01/27 WSU (NP)
   
Last Meeting
2012
Utah 15
Washington 34
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

Statistics Expanded

Statistic UTAH WASHINGTON Diff LY
  UT OPP DIFF UW OPP DIFF UT-UW UW
Pts / G 33.8 21.4 12.4 27.1 16.9 10.2 6.7 30.2
Yds / G 387.9 363.6 24.3 350.9 360.0 -9.1 37.0 388.6
Rushing Yds / G 113.1 113.1 0.0 132.1 136.6 -4.5 -19.0 124.1
Passing Yds / G 209.6 250.5 -40.9 218.8 223.4 -4.6 -9.2 200.1
Yds / Play 5.6 5.3 0.4 5.3 4.8 0.6 0.3 5.4
Rushing Yds / Car 2.8 3.5 -0.7 4.3 3.2 1.1 -1.5 2.9
Passing Yds / Att 7.4 6.8 0.5 6.3 6.9 -0.6 1.1 7.0
Passing Yds / Cmp 10.5 12.1 -1.7 10.4 11.9 -1.5 0.1 11.0
Passing Cmp % 70.2 56.3 13.9 60.2 57.9 2.3 10.0 63.8
Punt Return Avg 10.4 5.8 4.6 6.8 6.4 0.4 3.7 10.4
Yds / 7 Pts 66.8 118.9 52.1 90.6 149.1 58.5 23.8 75.1
Plays / 7 Pts 14.3 22.7 8.3 17.0 31.1 14.2 2.6 16.7
Rushing Play % 58.8 47.1 11.7 46.9 56.9 -10.0 11.9 60.3
Passing Play % 41.2 52.9 -11.7 53.1 43.1 10.0 -11.9 39.7
Plays/Game 69.1 0.0 69.1 65.6 0.0 65.6 0.0 62.3
Turnovers / G 2.4 1.4 -1.0 1.9 1.5 -0.4 -0.5 2.1
Fumbles / G 0.8 0.4 -0.4 0.5 0.8 0.3 -0.3 1.1
Intercept / G 1.6 1.0 -0.6 1.4 0.8 -0.6 -0.3 0.9
Penalties: No/G 7.4 8.4 1.0 9.8 13.5 3.8 2.4 4.2
Penalties: Yards/G 69.5 67.8 -1.8 84.0 121.1 37.1 14.5 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
Rank Category Player Value
3 Punting Tom Hackett 47.8
3 Punt Return TDs Boobie Hobbs 1
4 Punt Return TDs Britain Covey 1
6 Kickoff Return TDs Cory Butler-Byrd 1
9 Fumbles Recovered Gionni Paul 2
11 All Purpose Devontae Booker 156
12 Completion Percentage Travis Wilson 0.689
13 Rushing Yards Devontae Booker 966
14 Rushing Yards Per Game Devontae Booker 120.8
14 Total Interceptions Marcus Williams 4
11 All Purpose Devontae Booker 156
12 Completion Percentage Travis Wilson 0.69
13 Rushing Yards Devontae Booker 966
14 Rushing Yards Per Game Devontae Booker 120.8
14 Total Interceptions Marcus Williams 4
17 Field Goals Per Game Andy Phillips 1.63
17 Interceptions Per Game Marcus Williams 0.5
17 Punt Returns Britain Covey 13.1
23 Total Tackles Gionni Paul 9.4
24 Rushing TDs Devontae Booker 9
25 Sacks Pita Taumoepenu 0.75
25 Total Interceptions Dominique Hatfield 3
26 Interceptions Per Game Dominique Hatfield 0.4
35 Field Goal Percentage Andy Phillips 0.81
38 Scoring Andy Phillips 9
43 Completions Per Game Travis Wilson 18.71
43 Passing Efficiency Travis Wilson 142.3
45 Forced Fumbles Jason Fanaika 0.25
45 Forced Fumbles Kylie Fitts 0.25
45 Forced Fumbles Gionni Paul 0.25
46 Total Offense Travis Wilson 246.6
47 Points Responsible For Per Game Travis Wilson 12
WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
4 Punt Return TDs Dante Pettis 1
10 Tackles For Loss Travis Feeney 1.6
13 Forced Fumbles Travis Feeney 0.38
13 Forced Fumbles Sidney Jones 0.38
19 Sacks Travis Feeney 0.81
25 Total Interceptions Kevin King 3
26 Interceptions Per Game Kevin King 0.4
29 Rush Yards Per Carry Myles Gaskin 6.06
37 Yards per Pass Attempt Jake Browning 7.86
38 Punting Korey Durkee 42.9
46 Passing Yards Per Game Jake Browning 227.9
47 Completion Percentage Jake Browning 0.63
47 Field Goal Percentage Cameron Van Winkle 0.78
49 Kickoff Returns Chico McClatcher 23.9
50 Passing Efficiency Jake Browning 139.9

Team Profiles

Category UTAH WASHINGTON
Average height 6'-1" 6'-1"
Average weight 230lb 226lb
%Seniors(including 5th years) 18% 12%
Average Experience 2.0 2.1
%In-state 35% 34%
% Redshirts 8% 51%
Top states UT-39 CA-58
CA-38 WA-37
TX-11 OR-3
Total Players 110 109
RTN Offensive Starters 7 5
RTN Defensive Starters 7 4
RTN Lettermen 61 46
Lost Lettermen 29 22

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