Washington vs Syracuse By-the-Numbers

The 2007 Husky football season gets underway this Friday, August 31, when the Huskies travel across the country to face Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. Kickoff for the nationally-televised game (ESPN) is set for 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT.


WASHINGTON VS. SYRACUSE

Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 05:00 PDT
TV: ESPN
Carrier Dome
Field: Astro Turf

WASHINGTON

SYRACUSE
Overall Record 5-7(.417) 4-8(.333)
Location Record 2-4(.333) on the road 3-3(.500) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 21.8(76)25.9(85) 17.4(102)24.6(72)
Yardage/G: PF&PA(Rank) 321.8(74)379.8(95) 264.0(110)399.3(107)
Rushing/G: PF&PA(Rank) 127.9(69)139.6(66) 106.9(97)185.1(110)
Passing/G: PF&PA(Rank) 193.8(66)240.2(74)* 157.1(103)214.3(81)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) -0.7(104) 0.9(7)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Sagarin Rating 56(72.32) 72(68.85)
20-year records as favorite
& as underdog at location
14-32-0 (.304) as ROAD Underdog
34-14-1 (.704) as ROAD favorite
70-19-1 (.783) as HOME Favorite
9-14-1 (.396) as HOME underdog
2007 Schedule/Results 0.0 (.000) 0.0 (.000)
08/31/07 At Syacuse (NP) 08/31/07 Washington (NP)
09/09/06 Boise St (NP) 09/08/07 At Iowa (NP)
09/15/07 Ohio St (NP) 09/15/07 Illinois (NP)
09/22/07 At UCLA (NP) 09/22/07 At Louisville (NP)
09/29/07 USC (NP) 09/29/07 At Miami(Ohio) (NP)
10/06/07 At BYE (NP) 10/06/07 West Virginia (NP)
10/13/07 At ASU (NP) 10/13/07 Rutgars (NP)
10/20/07 Oregon (NP) 10/20/07 Buffalo (NP)
10/27/07 Arizona (NP) 10/27/07 At BYE (NP)
11/03/07 At Stanford (NP) 11/03/07 At Pittsburgh (NP)
11/10/07 At OSU (NP) 11/10/07 South Fla. (NP)
11/17/07 Cal (NP) 11/17/07 At Connecticut (NP)
11/24/07 WSU (NP) 11/24/07 Cincinnati (NP)
12/01/07 At Hawaii (NP)  
Last Meeting
1977
Washington 20
Syracuse 22
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

A deeper look at the numbers for 2006

(2006) Statistic WASHINGTON SYRACUSE Diff Last Year
UW OPP DIFF SYR OPP DIFF UW-SYR UW
Pts / G 21.8 25.9 -4.1 17.4 24.6 -7.2 4.4 21.8
Yds / G 321.8 379.8 -58.0 264.0 399.3 -135.3 57.8 321.8
Rushing Yds / G 127.9 139.6 -11.7 106.9 185.1 -78.2 21.0 127.9
Passing Yds / G 193.8 240.2 -46.3 157.1 214.3 -57.2 36.8 193.8
Yds / Play 5.0 5.6 -0.7 4.3 5.9 -1.5 0.6 5.0
Rushing Yds / Car 3.8 4.0 -0.2 3.1 4.8 -1.7 0.8 3.8
Passing Yds / Att 6.2 7.4 -1.2 6.1 7.4 -1.3 0.2 6.2
Passing Yds / Cmp 13.0 12.1 0.9 11.7 11.4 0.3 1.3 13.0
Passing Cmp % 48.0 61.3 -13.4 51.8 64.9 -13.2 -3.8 48.0
Punt Return Avg 6.5 14.9 -8.4 7.7 8.3 -0.6 -1.1 6.5
Yds / 7 Pts 103.2 102.6 -0.6 106.1 113.7 7.6 2.9 103.2
Plays / 7 Pts 20.7 18.2 -2.5 24.5 19.3 -5.1 3.8 20.7
Rushing Play % 51.9 51.9 0.0 57.5 57.3 0.2 -5.6 51.9
Passing Play % 48.1 48.1 0.0 42.5 42.7 -0.2 5.6 48.1
Plays/Game 64.6 67.3 -2.7 60.9 67.9 -7.0 0.0 58.7
Turnovers / G 1.8 1.2 -0.7 1.4 2.3 0.9 -0.4 1.8
Fumbles / G 0.5 0.3 -0.2 1.0 0.9 -0.1 0.5 0.5
Intercept / G 1.3 0.8 -0.5 0.4 1.4 1.0 -0.9 1.3
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 on 2007 roster with top 100 standings from 2006

WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
79 Sacks Greyson Gunheim 0.5
81 Tackles For Loss Greyson Gunheim 1
91 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Roy Lewis 18.83
99 Rushing Louis Rankin 55.5
SYRACUSE
Rank Category Player Value
18 Sacks Jameel McClain 0.79
21 Field Goals Patrick Shadle 1.33
27 Tackles For Loss Jameel McClain 1.21
44 Interceptions Joe Fields 0.33
66 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Curtis Brinkley 21.33
86 Rushing Delone Carter 59.42
87 Scoring Patrick Shadle 5.75
91 All-Purpose Runners Curtis Brinkley 92.50

2007 Player Profile

Category WASHINGTON SYRACUSE
Average height 6'2" 6'3"
Average weight 232.0 230.0
%Seniors(including 5th years) 37% 21%
Average Experience 1.89 2.02
%In-state 45% 29%
Top states WA-45 NY-29
CA-39 PA-13
HI-5 MD-12
Total Players 100 100
RTN Offensive Starters 6 7
RTN Defensive Starters 6 5
RTN Lettermen 36 42
Lost Lettermen 26 18

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