By-The-Numbers: Southern Mississippi

By-The-Numbers is back! And boy oh boy, we needed a big break to crunch all the numbers between the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Washington Huskies. USM and their top-10 offense nearly broke the By-The-Numbers machine, but we made it through just in time for Christmas. Happy Holidays everybody!

WASHINGTON & SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI in Dallas Bowl

Sat, Dec 26 11:20AM PT
TV:ESPN
Cotton Bowl
Grass

WASHINGTON

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Overall Record 6-6(.500) 9-4(.692)
Location Record 2-3(.400) on the road 5-1(.833) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 29.5(62) 17.8(12) 40.6(11) 24.2(46)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 388.3(71) 349.9(29) 519.8(9) 364.1(41)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 152.8(91) 133.9(29) 191.9(41) 140.8(34)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 235.5(53) 111.6(19)* 327.9(12) 117.6(36)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 0.5(29) -0.2(81)
Time of Possession 29:37(72) 30:41(51)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Schedule/Results
09/04 @ Boise St (L 13-16) 09/05 Mississippi St. (L 16-34)
09/12 Sac St (W 49-0) 09/12 Austin Peay (W 52-6)
09/19 Utah St (W 31-17) 09/19 @ Texas St. (W 56-50)
09/26 California (L 24-30) 09/26 @ Nebraska (L 28-36)
10/03 BYE (NP) 10/03 North Texas (W 49-14)
10/08 @ USC (W 17-12) 10/09 @ Marshall (L 10-31)
10/17 Oregon (L 20-26) 10/17 UTSA (W 32-10)
10/24 @ Stanford (L 14-31) 10/24 @ Charlotte (W 44-10)
10/31 Arizona (W 49-3) 10/31 UTEP (W 34-13)
11/07 Utah (L 23-34) 11/07 BYE (NP)
11/14 @ ASU (L 17-27) 11/14 @ Rice (W 65-10)
11/21 @ OSU (W 52-7) 11/21 Old Dominion (W 56-31)
11/27 WSU (W 45-10) 11/28 @ Louisiana Tech (W 58-24)
  12/05 @ Western Ky. (L 28-45)
Last Meeting
NA
 
 
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

Statistics Expanded

Statistic WASHINGTON SO MISS Diff LY
  UW OPP DIFF USM OPP DIFF UW-USM UW
Pts / G 29.5 17.8 11.7 40.6 24.2 16.4 -11.1 30.2
Yds / G 388.3 349.9 38.4 519.8 364.1 155.7 -131.5 388.6
Rushing Yds / G 133.9 133.9 0.0 191.9 140.8 51.1 -58.0 124.1
Passing Yds / G 235.5 216.0 19.5 327.9 223.3 104.6 -92.4 200.1
Yds / Play 5.9 4.9 1.0 7.0 5.1 1.9 -1.1 5.4
Rushing Yds / Car 3.7 3.5 0.3 5.3 4.0 1.3 -1.6 2.9
Passing Yds / Att 7.8 6.5 1.3 8.7 6.3 2.3 -0.9 7.0
Passing Yds / Cmp 12.7 11.4 1.4 13.7 11.7 2.0 -0.9 11.0
Passing Cmp % 61.3 57.1 4.2 63.4 54.1 9.3 -2.1 63.8
Punt Return Avg 10.4 5.8 4.6 6.8 6.4 0.4 3.7 10.4
Yds / 7 Pts 87.7 137.6 49.9 89.6 105.3 15.7 2.0 75.1
Plays / 7 Pts 15.7 28.3 12.6 12.8 20.5 7.7 -2.9 16.7
Rushing Play % 54.5 53.8 0.6 49.0 50.2 -1.3 5.5 60.3
Passing Play % 45.5 46.2 -0.6 51.0 49.8 1.3 -5.5 39.7
Plays/Game 66.3 0.0 66.3 74.2 0.0 74.2 0.0 62.3
Turnovers / G 2.3 1.8 -0.5 1.8 1.9 0.2 -0.5 2.1
Fumbles / G 1.0 0.8 -0.2 0.8 1.0 0.2 -0.2 1.1
Intercept / G 1.3 0.9 -0.3 1.0 0.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.9
Penalties: No/G 4.9 5.6 0.7 6.0 8.3 2.3 1.1 4.2
Penalties: Yards/G 46.3 45.2 -1.2 51.7 74.5 22.8 5.4 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

WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
2 Punt Return TDs Dante Pettis 2
4 Punt Returns Dante Pettis 16.9
24 Fumbles Recovered Sidney Jones 2
30 Tackles For Loss Travis Feeney 1.3
32 Total Interceptions Sidney Jones 4
33 Forced Fumbles Travis Feeney 0.25
33 Forced Fumbles Sidney Jones 0.25
35 Completion Percentage Jake Browning 0.63
35 Yards per Pass Attempt Jake Browning 8.00
36 Passing Yards Per Game Jake Browning 242.80
38 Punting Korey Durkee 43.00
38 Rushing Yards Myles Gaskin 1121.00
40 Completions Per Game Jake Browning 19.09
40 Interceptions Per Game Sidney Jones 0.30
41 Passing Efficiency Jake Browning 139.90
41 Passing Yards Jake Browning 2671.00
44 Rushing Yards Per Game Myles Gaskin 93.40
44 Total Offense Jake Browning 243.50
47 Kickoff Returns Chico McClatcher 23.40
47 Passing Yards per Completion Jake Browning 12.72
50 Rush Yards Per Carry Myles Gaskin 5.58
50 Rushing TDs Myles Gaskin 10.00
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Rank Category Player Value
17 Rushing TDs Jalen Richard 14.00
18 Yards per Reception Michael Thomas 19.37
20 Yards per Pass Attempt Nick Mullens 8.58
21 Forced Fumbles D'Nerius Antoine 0.31
27 Passing Yards per Completion Nick Mullens 13.55
31 Completion Percentage Nick Mullens 0.63
32 Rush Yards Per Carry Jalen Richard 5.94
32 Total Interceptions Kalan Reed 4.00
35 All Purpose Jalen Richard 124.54
38 Receptions Per Game Casey Martin 5.70
39 Rushing Yards Jalen Richard 1098.00
40 Rushing Yards Ito Smith 1088.00
41 All Purpose Michael Thomas 123.17
50 Field Goal Percentage Stephen Brauchle 0.77
50 Punt Returns Jalen Richard 4.60

Team Profiles

Category WASHINGTON SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Average height 6'-2" 6'-1"
Average weight 226lb 231lb
%Seniors(including 5th years) 12% 18%
Average Experience 2.3 2.8
%In-state 33% 41%
% Redshirts 51% 53%
Top states CA-54 MI-46
WA-36 AL-23
OR-3 LA-12
Total Players 109 112
RTN Offensive Starters 5 10
RTN Defensive Starters 4 5
RTN Lettermen 46 59
Lost Lettermen 22 21

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