By-The-Numbers: USC

We don't have a sado-masochistic bone in our body, but this year's By-The-Numbers suggests all evidence to the contrary. Each week Washington's football stats separate themselves from the norm to the point where a 43-point line against this weekend's opponent - USC - doesn't seem all that out of whack with nature. If you are squeamish, you might want to take a pass at reading beyond this deck.

Matchup Page

WASHINGTON VS. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Sat, Nov 1 2008 at 3:30 PM PDT
TV: FSN
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Field: Natural Grass

WASHINGTON

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Overall Record 0-7(.000) 6-1(.857)
Location Record 0-2(.000) on the road 3-0(1.000) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 16.1(117) 39.6(115) 38.0(14) 8.1(1)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 291.0(108) 479.6(116) 456.6(13) 215.6(1)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 92.1(112) 235.6(116) 190.9(25) 86.0(10)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 198.9(76) 244.0(118)* 265.7(18) 129.6(1)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) -0.9(100) 0.4(43)
AP Poll NR 7
Coaches Poll NR 6
Sagarin Rating 114(59.93) 3(92.78)
Since 1985-records as favorite
& as underdog at location
16-38-0 (.296) as ROAD Underdog
37-14-1 (.721) as ROAD Favorite
87-19-3 (.812) as HOME Favorite
7-8-0 (.467) as HOME Underdog
Schedule/Results 0-7(.000) 6-1(.857)
08/30/08 At Oregon (L 10-44) 08/30/08 At Virginia (W 52-7)
09/06/08 BYU (L 27-28) 09/06/08 BYE (NP)
09/13/08 Oklahoma (L 14-55) 09/13/08 Ohio St. (W 35-3)
09/20/08 BYE (NP) 09/20/08 BYE (NP)
09/27/08 Stanford (L 28-35) 09/25/08 At Oregon St. (L 21-27)
10/04/08 At Arizona (L 14-48) 10/04/08 Oregon (W 44-10)
10/11/08 BYE (NP) 10/11/08 Arizona St. (W 28-0)
10/18/08 Oregon St. (L 13-34) 10/18/08 At Washington St. (W 69-0)
10/25/08 Notre Dame (L 7-33) 10/25/08 At Arizona (W 17-10)
11/01/08 At Southern California (NP) 11/01/08 Washington (NP)
11/08/08 Arizona St. (NP) 11/08/08 California (NP)
11/15/08 UCLA (NP) 11/15/08 At Stanford (NP)
11/22/08 At Washington St. (NP) 11/22/08 BYE (NP)
11/29/08 BYE (NP) 11/29/08 Notre Dame (NP)
Last Meeting
2007
USC - 27
Washington 24
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

More Statistics

Statistic WASHINGTON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Diff TY-LY
  UW OPP DIFF USC OPP DIFF UW-USC UW
Pts / G 16.1 39.6 -23.4 38.0 8.1 29.9 -21.9 -13.1
Yds / G 291.0 479.6 -188.6 456.6 215.6 241.0 -165.6 -103.2
Rushing Yds / G 92.1 235.6 -143.4 190.9 86.0 104.9 -98.7 -111.0
Passing Yds / G 198.9 244.0 -45.1 265.7 129.6 136.1 -66.9 7.7
Yds / Play 4.5 7.0 -2.5 6.6 3.4 3.2 -2.2 -1.1
Rushing Yds / Car 2.8 5.7 -2.9 5.1 2.5 2.6 -2.3 -2.1
Passing Yds / Att 6.2 9.1 -2.9 8.5 4.5 4.0 -2.3 6.5
Passing Yds / Cmp 12.1 13.0 -0.9 13.3 8.1 5.2 -1.2 -1.9
Passing Cmp % 50.9 69.7 -18.8 63.9 55.2 8.8 -13.0 4.9
Punt Return Avg 5.5 13.7 -8.2 9.3 12.3 -2.9 -3.8 -5.5
Yds / 7 Pts 126.2 84.8 -41.4 84.1 185.3 101.2 -42.1 -31.8
Plays / 7 Pts 28.2 12.1 -16.1 12.7 54.6 42.0 -15.5 11.2
Rushing Play % 50.3 60.7 -10.3 54.6 54.4 0.2 -4.2 -7.9
Passing Play % 49.7 39.3 10.3 45.4 45.6 -0.2 4.2 7.9
Plays/Game 65.0 68.3 -3.3 68.9 63.6 5.3 0.0 -5.9
Turnovers / G 1.1 0.7 -0.4 2.3 2.1 -0.1 1.1 -0.8
Fumbles / G 0.6 0.3 -0.3 1.1 0.9 -0.3 0.6 -0.2
Intercept / G 0.6 0.4 -0.1 1.1 1.3 0.1 0.6 -0.6
Penalties: No/G 1.1 0.6 -0.6 6.1 8.1 2.0 5.0 -5.1
Penalties: Yards/G 9.3 5.7 -3.6 47.0 73.3 26.3 37.7 -37.9
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.
Red in TY-LY column means current year is worse in given statistic than last year.

Top Players

WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
43 Receptions Per Game D'Andre Goodwin 5.57
49 Tackles Mason Foster 8.57
52 Receiving Yards Per Game D'Andre Goodwin 71.14
81 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Jared Ballman 37.49
92 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Ronnie Fouch 109.18
100 Total Offense Ronnie Fouch 140.17
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Rank Category Player Value
9 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Mark Sanchez 161.00
20 Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Stafon Johnson 12.77
24 Interceptions Kevin Thomas 0.43
32 Total Offense Mark Sanchez 244.29
57 Sacks Everson Griffen 0.58
66 Receiving Yards Per Game Damian Williams 63.14
73 Scoring David Buehler 7.14
74 Sacks Clay Matthews 0.50
83 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Greg Woidneck 37.19
84 Rushing Joe McKnight 60.17
85 Field Goals David Buehler 0.71

Team Profiles

Category WASHINGTON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Average height 6'2" 6'2"
Average weight 234lbs 231lbs
%Seniors(including 5th years) 15% 16%
Average Experience 1.51 1.72
%In-state 35% 77%
Top states WA-54 CA-83
CA-38 AR-3
HI-3 MI-2
Total Players 109 109
RTN Offensive Starters 7 4
RTN Defensive Starters 6 7
RTN Lettermen 30 46
Lost Lettermen 23 26

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