By-The-Numbers: Notre Dame

This week's By-The-Numbers is brought to you by the NYSE. No, seriously: Washington's football stats are in a free-fall that would make Gottschalk's look like a good stock tip. Anyways, here's how they crunch out against a team seemingly on the rise, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Matchup Page

NOTRE DAME VS. WASHINGTON

Sat, Oct 25 2008 at 5:00 PM PDT
TV: ESPN2
Husky Stadium
Field: FieldTurf

NOTRE DAME

WASHINGTON
Overall Record 4-2(.667) 0-6(.000)
Location Record 0-2(.000) on the road 0-4(.000) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 25.5(62) 20.7(41) 17.7(108) 40.7(115)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 373.0(58) 367.7(75) 318.8(95) 483.0(117)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 101.2(108) 136.3(60) 103.2(106) 232.8(115)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 271.8(17) 231.3(28)* 215.7(57) 250.2(119)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 0.0(58) -1.2(114)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Sagarin Rating 44(75.85) 117(61.05)
Since 1985-records as favorite
& as underdog at location
16-28-1 (.367) as ROAD Underdog
46-13-0 (.780) as ROAD Favorite
82-22-1 (.786) as HOME Favorite
9-14-1 (.396) as HOME Underdog
This years Schedule/Results 4-2(.667) 0-6(.000)
09/06/08 San Diego St. (W 21-13) 08/30/08 At Oregon (L 10-44)
09/13/08 Michigan (W 35-17) 09/06/08 BYU (L 27-28)
09/20/08 At Michigan St. (L 7-23) 09/13/08 Oklahoma (L 14-55)
09/27/08 Purdue (W 38-21) 09/20/08 BYE (NP)
10/04/08 Stanford (W 28-21) 09/27/08 Stanford (L 28-35)
10/11/08 At North Carolina (L 24-29) 10/04/08 At Arizona (L 14-48)
10/18/08 BYE (NP) 10/11/08 BYE (NP)
10/25/08 At Washington (NP) 10/18/08 OSU (L 13-34)
11/01/08 Pittsburgh (NP) 10/25/08 Notre Dame (NP)
11/08/08 At Boston College (NP) 11/01/08 At USC (NP)
11/15/08 At Navy (NP) 11/08/08 At ASU (NP)
11/22/08 Syracuse (NP) 11/15/08 UCLA (NP)
11/29/08 At Southern California (NP) 11/22/08 At WSU (NP)
12/06/08 BYE (NP) 12/06/08 At Cal (NP)
Last Meeting
2005
Notre Dame 36
Washington 17
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

More Statistics

Statistic NOTRE DAME WASHINGTON Diff Last Year
ND OPP DIFF UW OPP DIFF ND-UW UW
Pts / G 25.5 20.7 4.8 17.7 40.7 -23.0 7.8 29.2
Yds / G 373.0 367.7 5.3 318.8 483.0 -164.2 54.2 394.2
Rushing Yds / G 101.2 136.3 -35.2 103.2 232.8 -129.7 -2.0 203.1
Passing Yds / G 271.8 231.3 40.5 215.7 250.2 -34.5 56.2 191.2
Yds / Play 5.5 5.3 0.2 4.7 7.2 -2.5 0.8 5.6
Rushing Yds / Car 3.2 4.4 -1.2 3.0 5.8 -2.8 0.2 4.9
Passing Yds / Att 7.4 6.1 1.4 6.4 9.4 -2.9 1.0 6.5
Passing Yds / Cmp 12.1 11.1 1.0 12.4 12.9 -0.5 -0.4 14.0
Passing Cmp % 61.6 54.8 6.8 51.7 72.5 -20.8 9.9 46.0
Punt Return Avg 8.3 6.4 1.9 5.5 16.7 -11.2 2.8 11.0
Yds / 7 Pts 102.4 124.5 22.1 126.3 83.1 -43.2 23.9 94.4
Plays / 7 Pts 18.6 23.4 4.8 26.9 11.5 -15.4 8.3 17.0
Rushing Play % 46.1 44.9 1.1 50.6 60.1 -9.5 -4.6 58.2
Passing Play % 53.9 55.1 -1.1 49.4 39.9 9.5 4.6 41.8
Plays/Game 67.7 69.0 -1.3 67.8 66.8 1.0 0.0 70.9
Turnovers / G 2.0 1.5 -0.5 1.0 1.5 0.5 -1.0 1.9
Fumbles / G 0.7 0.3 -0.3 0.3 1.2 0.8 -0.3 0.8
Intercept / G 1.3 1.2 -0.2 0.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.7 1.2
Penalties: No/G 1.3 0.7 -0.7 8.0 4.3 -3.7 6.7 6.2
Penalties: Yards/G 10.8 6.7 -4.2 76.7 32.5 -44.2 65.8 47.2
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.

Top Players

NOTRE DAME
Rank Category Player Value
22 Total Offense Jimmy Clausen 268.5
22 Tackles Kyle McCarthy 9.33
25 All-Purpose Runners Armando Allen 149.83
29 Receiving Yards Per Game Golden Tate 86.33
35 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Eric Maust 41.71
36 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Jimmy Clausen 137.99
40 Tackles David Bruton 8.83
54 Receiving Yards Per Game Michael Floyd 71.00
55 Interceptions David Bruton 0.33
58 All-Purpose Runners Golden Tate 123.00
69 Sacks Patrick Kuntz 0.50
79 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Armando Allen 22.06
83 Receptions Per Game Golden Tate 4.67
83 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Golden Tate 21.78
87 Receptions Per Game Michael Floyd 4.50
WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
47 Sacks Daniel Te'o-Nesheim 0.60
52 Receptions Per Game D'Andre Goodwin 5.40
55 Tackles Mason Foster 8.40
71 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Jared Ballman 38.87
78 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Ronnie Fouch 116.54
80 Receiving Yards Per Game D'Andre Goodwin 63.00
82 Total Offense Jake Locker 173.00
100 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Jake Locker 103.56

Team Profiles

Category NOTRE DAME WASHINGTON
Average height 6'2" 6'1"
Average weight 236lbs 234lbs
%Seniors(including 5th years) 22% 17%
Average Experience 1.47 yrs 1.51 yrs
%In-state 34% 49%
Top states CA-11 WA-54
IL-10 CA-38
OH-9 HI-3
Total Players 103 110
RTN Offensive Starters 9 7
RTN Defensive Starters 7 6
RTN Lettermen 37 30
Lost Lettermen 26 23

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