By-The-Numbers: Arizona State

By-The-Numbers is back, but we're having a tough time deciding which way Washington is going! All the number-crunching tells us that they shouldn't be 3-3, yet they keep winning anyway. Go figure! But don't be fooled this week against Arizona State: The numbers might mean something. Or, you might take them and ten bucks and go find yourself a good pair of huaraches! Your call.

Matchup Page

WASHINGTON VS. ARIZONA ST.

Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 7:15 PM PT
TV: FSN
Sun Devil Stadium
Field: Grass

WASHINGTON

ARIZONA ST.
Overall Record 3-3(.500) 3-2(.600)
Location Record 0-2(.000) on the road 2-1(.667) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 26.8(67) 28.5(90) 29.8(45) 15.8(19)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 358.0(74) 418.0(106) 350.8(79) 221.8(3)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 120.8(93) 161.3(82) 136.4(71) 49.6(2)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 237.2(42) 256.7(106)* 214.4(62) 172.2(23)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 0.5(43) 1.4(8)
AP Poll NR NR
Coaches Poll NR NR
Sagarin Rating 31(78.62) 56(73.67)
Schedule/Results OOC(1-2) C(2-1) OOC(2-1) C(1-1)
09/05/09 LSU (L 23-31) Sat 09/05/2009 IDAHO ST. (W 50-3)
09/12/09 Idaho (W 42-23) Sat 9/12/2009 B-Y-E (NP)
09/19/09 Southern California (W 16-13) Sat 09/19/2009 LA.-MONROE (W 38-14)
09/26/09 At Stanford (L 14-34) Sat 09/26/2009 At @ Georgia (L 17-20)
10/03/09 At Notre Dame (L 30-37) Sat 10/03/2009 OREGON ST. (L 17-28)
10/10/09 Arizona (W 36-33) Sat 10/10/2009 At @ Washington St. (W 27-14)
10/17/09 At Arizona St. (NP) Sat 10/17/2009 WASHINGTON (NP)
10/24/09 Oregon (NP) Sat 10/24/2009 At @ Stanford (NP)
11/01/09 B*Y*E (NP) Sat 10/31/2009 CALIFORNIA (NP)
11/07/09 At UCLA (NP) Sat 11/07/2009 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (NP)
11/14/09 At Oregon St. (NP) Sat 11/14/2009 At @ Oregon (NP)
11/28/09 Washington St. (NP) Sat 11/21/2009 At @ UCLA (NP)
12/05/09 California (NP) Sat 11/28/2009 ARIZONA (NP)
Last Meeting
2008
Arizona St. 39
Washington 19
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

More Statistics

Statistic WASHINGTON ARIZONA ST. Diff TY-LY
  UW OPP DIFF ASU OPP DIFF UW-ASU UW
Pts / G 26.8 28.5 -1.7 29.8 15.8 14.0 -3.0 13.6
Yds / G 358.0 418.0 -60.0 350.8 221.8 129.0 7.2 94.8
Rushing Yds / G 120.8 161.3 -40.5 136.4 49.6 86.8 -15.6 21.5
Passing Yds / G 237.2 256.7 -19.5 214.4 172.2 42.2 22.8 73.3
Yds / Play 5.5 6.7 -1.3 4.9 3.9 1.0 0.5 1.4
Rushing Yds / Car 3.7 5.0 -1.3 4.0 1.7 2.3 -0.3 0.9
Passing Yds / Att 7.2 8.6 -1.4 5.8 6.2 -0.4 1.4 5.4
Passing Yds / Cmp 12.6 12.9 -0.3 10.7 12.1 -1.4 1.9 1.2
Passing Cmp % 57.1 66.5 -9.4 54.1 51.4 2.6 3.0 9.8
Punt Return Avg 18.5 6.6 11.9 9.8 10.6 -0.8 8.7 13.0
Yds / 7 Pts 93.4 102.7 9.3 82.4 98.3 15.9 -11.0 45.6
Plays / 7 Pts 17.1 15.3 -1.8 16.7 25.3 8.6 -0.4 -17.5
Rushing Play % 49.6 52.0 -2.4 47.9 51.6 -3.7 1.7 -3.8
Passing Play % 50.4 48.0 2.4 52.1 48.4 3.7 -1.7 3.8
Plays/Game 65.5 62.2 3.3 71.0 57.0 14.0 0.0 0.1
Turnovers / G 1.3 1.8 0.5 2.0 3.0 1.0 0.7 -0.2
Fumbles / G 0.7 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.8 -0.2 0.3 0.4
Intercept / G 0.7 0.8 0.2 1.0 2.2 1.2 0.3 -0.6
Penalties: No/G 7.5 6.2 -1.3 6.6 8.8 2.2 -0.9 0.2
Penalties: Yards/G 59.0 55.2 -3.8 53.2 80.4 27.2 -5.8 -7.8
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
24 Total Offense Jake Locker 270.33
24 Field Goals Erik Folk 1.5
43 Tackles For Loss Donald Butler 1.25
47 Rushing Chris Polk 81
49 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Will Mahan 41.39
50 Scoring Erik Folk 7.5
61 Tackles Donald Butler 8.5
62 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Jake Locker 130.07
74 Interceptions Mason Foster 0.33
74 Interceptions Donald Butler 0.33
92 All-Purpose Runners Chris Polk 107.33
ARIZONA ST.
Rank Category Player Value
6 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Trevor Hankins 46.00
10 Interceptions Jarrell Holman 0.60
10 Interceptions Mike Nixon 0.60
35 Receptions Per Game Kyle Williams 6.20
37 Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Kyle Williams 9.50
41 Receptions Per Game Chris McGaha 5.80
50 Receiving Yards Per Game Kyle Williams 73.60
52 Tackles For Loss Brandon Magee 1.20
54 Sacks Lawrence Guy 0.62
60 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Keelan Johnson 24.00
62 Scoring Dimitri Nance 7.20
65 Rushing Dimitri Nance 73.20
72 Total Offense Danny Sullivan 197.40
92 Tackles For Loss Lawrence Guy 1.00
92 Tackles For Loss Vontaze Burfict 1.00
92 Tackles For Loss Saia Falahola 1.00
95 Receiving Yards Per Game Chris McGaha 57.80
95 Field Goals Bobby Wenzig 0.75
100 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Danny Sullivan 103.95

Team Profiles

Category WASHINGTON ARIZONA ST.
Average height 6'1" 6'2"
Average weight 230lb 237lb
%Seniors(including 5th years) 14% 26%
Average Experience 1.76 1.92
%In-state 44% 37%
Top states WA-46 AZ-33
CA-38 CA-39
HI-6 NV-4
Total Players 105 106
RTN Offensive Starters 7 7
RTN Defensive Starters 6 6
RTN Lettermen 30 46
Lost Lettermen 23 15

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