By-The-Numbers: Apple Cup

SEATTLE - By-The-Numbers is back for a Bottom-10 feast at some statistical analysis you aren't likely to see ever again. Washington, winless in 10 games so far, is an 8.5 point favorite on the road in the 101st playing of the Apple Cup. That's not a typo. How is the only skunked team in D1 a favorite over anybody? Well, we aren't just talking about anybody: WSU is bad. As in record-setting bad.

Matchup Page

WASHINGTON VS. WASHINGTON ST.

Sat, Nov 22 2008 at 12:00 PM PST
TV: FSN
Martin Stadium
Field: Natural Grass

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON ST.
Overall Record 0-10(.000) 1-10(.091)
Location Record 0-7(.000) on the road 1-4(.200) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 13.9(117) 39.9(116) 12.6(118) 48.5(118)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 263.5(117) 453.4(110) 236.4(118) 460.3(112)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 86.4(114) 228.5(116) 85.9(115) 266.6(118)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 177.1(96) 224.9(117)* 150.5(104) 193.7(99)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) -1.3(116) -2.2(119)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Sagarin Rating 130(57.02) 151(53.20)
Since 1985-records as favorite
& as underdog at location
16-38-0 (.296) as ROAD Underdog
37-14-1 (.721) as ROAD Favorite
48-23-0 (.676) as HOME Favorite
12-30-0 (.286) as HOME Underdog
Schedule/Results 0-10(.000) 1-10(.091)
08/30/08 At Oregon (L 10-44) 08/30/08 At Oklahoma St. (L 13-39)
09/06/08 BYU (L 27-28) 09/06/08 California (L 3-66)
09/13/08 Oklahoma (L 14-55) 09/12/08 At Baylor (L 17-45)
09/20/08 BYE (NP) 09/20/08 Portland St. (W 48-9)
09/27/08 Stanford (L 28-35) 09/27/08 Oregon (L 14-63)
10/04/08 At Arizona (L 14-48) 10/04/08 At UCLA (L 3-28)
10/11/08 BYE (NP) 10/11/08 At Oregon St. (L 13-66)
10/18/08 Oregon St. (L 13-34) 10/18/08 Southern California (L 0-69)
10/25/08 Notre Dame (L 7-33) 10/25/08 BYE (NP)
11/01/08 At Southern California (L 0-56) 11/01/08 At Stanford (L 0-58)
11/08/08 Arizona St. (L 19-39) 11/08/08 Arizona (L 28-59)
11/15/08 UCLA (L 7-27) 11/15/08 At Arizona St. (L 0-31)
11/22/08 At Washington St. (NP) 11/22/08 Washington (NP)
11/29/08 BYE (NP) 11/29/08 At Hawaii (NP)
Last Meeting
2007
Washington St. 42
Washington 35
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

More Statistics

Statistic WASHINGTON WASHINGTON ST. Diff TY-LY
  UW OPP DIFF WSU OPP DIFF UW-WSU UW
Pts / G 13.9 39.9 -26.0 12.6 48.5 -35.8 1.3 -15.3
Yds / G 263.5 453.4 -189.9 236.4 460.3 -223.9 27.1 -130.7
Rushing Yds / G 86.4 228.5 -142.1 85.9 266.5 -180.6 0.5 -116.7
Passing Yds / G 177.1 224.9 -47.8 150.5 193.7 -43.3 26.6 -14.1
Yds / Play 4.1 6.6 -2.5 3.8 6.8 -3.0 0.3 -1.5
Rushing Yds / Car 2.7 5.4 -2.6 2.5 6.3 -3.8 0.2 -2.2
Passing Yds / Att 5.4 8.6 -3.2 5.3 7.7 -2.4 0.2 6.5
Passing Yds / Cmp 11.7 12.4 -0.6 10.0 13.3 -3.3 1.8 -2.3
Passing Cmp % 46.5 69.7 -23.3 52.9 57.6 -4.7 -6.4 0.5
Punt Return Avg 5.1 13.0 -7.9 4.3 9.8 -5.6 0.9 -5.9
Yds / 7 Pts 132.7 79.5 -53.2 130.9 66.5 -64.4 -1.8 -38.3
Plays / 7 Pts 32.3 12.1 -20.3 34.7 9.8 -25.0 2.4 15.3
Rushing Play % 49.4 62.0 -12.6 54.5 62.6 -8.1 -5.1 -8.8
Passing Play % 50.6 38.0 12.6 45.5 37.4 8.1 5.1 8.8
Plays/Game 64.2 68.7 -4.5 62.7 67.5 -4.8 0.0 -6.7
Turnovers / G 1.6 0.8 -0.8 2.1 2.1 0.0 0.5 -0.3
Fumbles / G 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.3 1.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.4
Intercept / G 1.2 0.6 -0.6 1.8 0.7 -1.1 0.6 0.0
Penalties: No/G 0.8 0.4 -0.4 7.1 7.9 0.8 6.3 -5.4
Penalties: Yards/G 6.5 4.0 -2.5 61.3 76.4 15.1 54.8 -40.7
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.

Top Players

WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
41 Tackles Mason Foster 8.6
42 Sacks Daniel Te'o-Nesheim 0.6
46 Receptions Per Game D'Andre Goodwin 5.3
65 Receiving Yards Per Game D'Andre Goodwin 64.5
73 Tackles For Loss Mason Foster 1
83 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Jared Ballman 38.29
100 Field Goals Ryan Perkins 0.56
WASHINGTON ST.
Rank Category Player Value
45 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Reid Forrest 40.89
69 All-Purpose Runners Chantz Staden 110.73
74 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Chantz Staden 22.56
76 Receptions Per Game Brandon Gibson 4.64
91 Receiving Yards Per Game Brandon Gibson 57.09
100 Field Goals Nico Grasu 0.56

Team Profiles

Category WASHINGTON WASHINGTON ST.
Average height 6'2" 6'2"
Average weight 234lbs 225lbs
%Seniors(including 5th years) 15% 19%
Average Experience 1.51 1.71
%In-state 35% 52%
Top states WA-54 WA-61
CA-38 CA-33
HI-3 TX-7
Total Players 110 118
RTN Offensive Starters 7 6
RTN Defensive Starters 6 8
RTN Lettermen 30 36
Lost Lettermen 23 18

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