By-The-Numbers: Colorado

By-The-Numbers is back! After so many lopsided games it's been a bit refreshing to crunch the numbers of two teams that aren't that dissimilar, especially on defense. The No. 4 Washington Huskies and No. 8 Colorado Buffaloes face off Friday in Santa Clara, and if the numbers are any indication it should be a close one.

WASHINGTON at. COLORADO

Fri, Dec 2 6:00 PM PST
FOX
Levi Stadium
Grass

WASHINGTON

COLORADO
Overall Record 11-1(.917) 10-2(.833)
Location Record 0-0(.000) at neutral site 0-0(.000) at neutral site
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 44.8(3) 17.8(10) 34.8(36) 18.8(13)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 485.0(21) 328.9(17) 469.9(29) 323.8(13)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 205.4(40) 127.0(23) 201.1(45) 135.9(33)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 279.6(26) 201.9(16)* 268.8(31) 187.8(4)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 1.5(1) 0.8(8)
Time of Possession 30:34(55) 31:54(31)
AP Poll 4 9
Coaches Poll 4 9
3-Sep Rutgers (W 48-13) Colorado St. (W 44-7)
10-Sep Idaho (W 59-14) Idaho St. (W 56-7)
17-Sep Portland St. (W 41-3) @ Michigan (L 28-45)
24-Sep @ Arizona (W 35-28) @ Oregon (W 41-38)
1-Oct Stanford (W 44-6) Oregon St. (W 47-6)
8-Oct @ Oregon (W 70-21) @ Southern California (L 17-21)
15-Oct B-Y-E (NP) Arizona St. (W 40-16)
22-Oct Oregon St. (W 41-17) @ Stanford (W 10-5)
29-Oct @ Utah (W 31-24) B-Y-E (NP)
5-Nov @ California (W 66-27) UCLA (W 20-10)
12-Nov Southern California (L 13-28) @ Arizona (W 49-24)
19-Nov Arizona St. (L 44-48) Washington St. (W 38-24)
25-Nov @ Washington St. (W 45-17) Utah (W 27-22)
2-Dec Pac-12 Championship (NP) Pac-12 Championship (NP)
Last Meeting
2014
Washington 38
Colorado 23
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.

Statistics Expanded

Statistic WASHINGTON COLORADO Diff LY
  UW OPP DIFF CU OPP DIFF UW-CU UW
Pts / G 44.8 17.8 27.0 34.8 18.8 16.0 10.0 30.2
Yds / G 485.0 328.9 156.1 469.9 323.8 146.1 15.1 388.6
Rushing Yds / G 127.0 127.0 0.0 201.1 135.9 65.2 -74.1 124.1
Passing Yds / G 279.6 201.9 77.7 268.8 187.8 81.0 10.8 200.1
Yds / Play 7.3 4.7 2.7 5.7 4.7 1.1 1.6 5.4
Rushing Yds / Car 3.4 3.5 -0.1 4.2 3.9 0.3 -0.8 2.9
Passing Yds / Att 9.7 5.9 3.8 7.9 5.4 2.5 1.8 7.0
Passing Yds / Cmp 14.9 10.0 4.9 12.5 11.1 1.4 2.5 11.0
Passing Cmp % 65.0 59.0 6.0 63.8 48.9 14.9 1.2 63.8
Punt Return Avg 10.4 5.8 4.6 6.8 6.4 0.4 3.7 10.4
Yds / 7 Pts 63.5 129.3 65.8 94.5 120.5 26.0 31.0 75.1
Plays / 7 Pts 10.3 27.7 17.4 16.5 25.8 9.3 6.2 16.7
Rushing Play % 56.3 51.5 4.8 58.7 50.1 8.6 -2.4 60.3
Passing Play % 43.7 48.5 -4.8 41.3 49.9 -8.6 2.4 39.7
Plays/Game 66.0 0.0 66.0 81.9 0.0 81.9 0.0 62.3
Turnovers / G 2.5 1.0 -1.5 2.2 1.3 -0.8 -0.3 2.1
Fumbles / G 1.2 0.4 -0.8 0.9 0.8 -0.2 -0.3 1.1
Intercept / G 1.3 0.6 -0.8 1.3 0.6 -0.7 -0.1 0.9
Penalties: No/G 4.9 5.6 0.7 6.5 9.0 2.5 1.6 4.2
Penalties: Yards/G 46.3 45.2 -1.2 56.0 80.8 24.8 9.7 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 means that it is worse. 

Players Ranked in Top 50 in the Nation

WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
1 Fumbles Recovered Keishawn Bierria 5
2 Punt Return TDs Dante Pettis 2
2 Receiving TDs John Ross 16
3 Passing TDs Jake Browning 40
3 Points Responsible For Jake Browning 264
4 Passing Efficiency Jake Browning 181.6
4 Points Responsible For Per Game Jake Browning 22
6 Receiving TDs Dante Pettis 14.00
6 Yards per Pass Attempt Jake Browning 9.61
8 Kickoff Return TDs Keishawn Bierria 1.00
8 Kickoff Return TDs John Ross 1.00
9 Passing Yards per Completion Jake Browning 14.78
9 Yards per Reception Chico McClatcher 20.32
10 Punt Returns Dante Pettis 12.00
11 Total Touchdowns John Ross 18.00
16 Total Touchdowns Dante Pettis 16.00
17 Completion Percentage Jake Browning 0.65
18 Total Points Scored Cameron Van Winkle 111.00
19 Scoring Cameron Van Winkle 9.30
20 Passing Yards Jake Browning 3162.00
20 Total Points Scored John Ross 108.00
23 Scoring John Ross 9.00
25 Fumbles Recovered Lavon Coleman 2.00
25 Receiving Yards John Ross 1071.00
25 Receptions Per Game John Ross 6.00
27 Receiving Yards Per Game John Ross 89.30
27 Rushing Yards Myles Gaskin 1180.00
28 Passing Yards Per Game Jake Browning 263.50
35 Rushing Yards Per Game Myles Gaskin 98.3
37 Rush Yards Per Carry Myles Gaskin 5.96
41 Total Offense Jake Browning 268.8
COLORADO
Rank Category Player Value
1 Passes Defended Tedric Thompson 1.80
1 Passes Defended Ahkello Witherspoon 1.80
2 Forced Fumbles Jimmie Gilbert 0.50
3 Total Interceptions Tedric Thompson 7.00
4 Interceptions Per Game Tedric Thompson 0.60
6 Fumbles Recovered Kenneth Olugbode 3.00
7 Punt Return TDs Isaiah Oliver 1.00
12 Rushing TDs Phillip Lindsay 15.00
16 Total Touchdowns Phillip Lindsay 16.00
21 Completion Percentage Sefo Liufau 0.65
26 Sacks Jimmie Gilbert 0.75
28 Punt Returns Jay MacIntyre 8.90
32 Receiving TDs Shay Fields 9.00
34 Rushing Yards Phillip Lindsay 1136.00
37 All Purpose Phillip Lindsay 127.75
39 Rushing Yards Per Game Phillip Lindsay 94.70
42 Passing Efficiency Sefo Liufau 140.80
42 Total Points Scored Phillip Lindsay 96.00
42 Yards per Pass Attempt Sefo Liufau 7.76
45 Total Offense Sefo Liufau 263.30
46 Punting Alex Kinney 42.20
46 Receptions Per Game Devin Ross 5.40

Team Profiles

Category WASHINGTON COLORADO
Average height 6'-2" 6'-2"
Average weight 228lb 227lb
%Seniors(including 5th years) 12% 21%
Average Experience 2.0 2.2
%In-state 32% 26%
% Redshirts 0% 0%
Top states CA-47 CA-43
WA-37 CO-31
OR-4 TX-10
Total Players 115 117
RTN Offensive Starters 8 9
RTN Defensive Starters 7 9
RTN Lettermen 54 63
Lost Lettermen 15 24

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