By-The-Numbers: California

California Head Coach Jeff Tedford approves this story! Seriously, we here at By-The-Numbers are still a little hung over from the crunching of the digits last weekend when Washington State came into town. Whoa! Those were some ugly, ugly numbers. Now that Washington hosts the Golden Bears, things appear to be a lot more balanced and respectable.

California at Washington


CALIFORNIA VS. WASHINGTON

Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM PST
TV: FSN
Husky Stadium
Field: FieldTurf

CALIFORNIA

WASHINGTON
Overall Record 8-3(.727) 4-7(.364)
Location Record 4-1(.800) on the road 4-2(.667) at home
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 31.0(31) 22.9(46) 24.6(80) 28.2(86)
Yardage/G: PF&PA(Rank) 408.4(39) 370.3(66) 367.6(66) 398.0(88)
Rushing/G: PF&PA(Rank) 184.2(30) 111.6(23) 135.6(81) 155.0(76)
Passing/G: PF&PA(Rank) 224.2(50) 258.6(66)* 232.0(43) 243.0(103)*
Turnover Margin(Rank) 0.7(15) 0.2(53)
AP Poll 19 NR
Coaches Poll 22 NR
Sagarin Rating 22(81.29) 50(74.59)
Schedule/Results California Washington
Sat 09/05/2009 MARYLAND (W 52-13) Sat 09/05/2009 LSU (L 23-31)
Sat 09/12/2009 EASTERN WASH. (W 59-7) Sat 09/12/2009 IDAHO (W 42-23)
Sat 09/19/2009 At Minnesota (W 35-21) Sat 09/19/2009 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (W 16-13)
Sat 09/26/2009 At Oregon (L 3-42) Sat 09/26/2009 At Stanford (L 14-34)
Sat 10/03/2009 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (L 3-30) Sat 10/03/2009 At Notre Dame (L 30-37)
Sat 10/07/2009 B-Y-E (NP) Sat 10/10/2009 ARIZONA (W 36-33)
Sat 10/17/2009 At UCLA (W 45-26) Sat 10/17/2009 At Arizona St. (L 17-24)
Sat 10/24/2009 WASHINGTON ST. (W 49-17) Sat 10/24/2009 OREGON (L 19-43)
Sat 10/31/2009 At Arizona St. (W 23-21) Sat 10/31/2009 B-Y-E (NP)
Sat 11/07/2009 OREGON ST. (L 14-31) Sat 11/07/2009 At UCLA (L 23-24)
Sat 11/14/2009 ARIZONA (W 24-16) Sat 11/14/2009 At Oregon St. (L 21-48)
Sat 11/21/2009 At Stanford (W 34-28) Sat 11/21/2009 B-Y-E (NP)
Sat 11/28/2009 B-Y-E (NP) Sat 11/28/2009 WASHINGTON ST. (W 30-0)
Sat 12/05/2009 At Washington (NP) Sat 12/05/2009 CALIFORNIA (NP)
Last Meeting
2008
Washington 7
California 48
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

More Statistics

Statistic CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON Diff Last Year
CAL OPP DIFF UW OPP DIFF CAL-UW UW
Pts / G 31.0 22.9 8.1 24.6 28.2 -3.5 6.4 13.3
Yds / G 408.4 370.3 38.1 367.5 398.0 -30.5 40.8 263.2
Rushing Yds / G 184.2 111.6 72.5 135.5 155.0 -19.5 48.6 99.3
Passing Yds / G 224.2 258.6 -34.5 232.0 243.0 -11.0 -7.8 163.8
Yds / Play 6.1 5.4 0.7 5.6 6.3 -0.7 0.5 4.0
Rushing Yds / Car 4.9 3.4 1.5 4.2 4.7 -0.4 0.6 2.8
Passing Yds / Att 7.6 7.2 0.3 6.8 8.1 -1.2 0.7 5.4
Passing Yds / Cmp 13.7 11.7 2.0 12.1 12.5 -0.4 1.6 11.4
Passing Cmp % 55.4 61.8 -6.4 56.6 64.7 -8.1 -1.2 47.3
Punt Return Avg 12.3 11.9 0.3 8.4 7.4 1.1 3.8 5.5
Yds / 7 Pts 92.2 113.1 20.9 104.4 98.9 -5.6 12.2 139.0
Plays / 7 Pts 15.2 21.0 5.8 18.7 15.7 -3.0 3.5 34.6
Rushing Play % 56.0 47.9 8.1 48.5 52.5 -4.0 7.5 53.4
Passing Play % 44.0 52.1 -8.1 51.5 47.5 4.0 -7.5 46.6
Plays/Game 67.2 68.6 -1.5 65.8 63.4 2.5 0.0 76.8
Turnovers / G 1.1 1.8 0.7 2.2 1.5 -0.7 1.1 1.5
Fumbles / G 0.5 0.9 0.4 1.2 0.7 -0.5 0.6 0.3
Intercept / G 0.5 0.9 0.4 1.0 0.7 -0.3 0.5 1.3
Penalties: No/G 5.4 7.0 1.6 6.2 7.4 1.2 0.8 7.3
Penalties: Yards/G 51.3 62.5 11.3 56.2 63.1 6.9 4.9 66.8
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

CALIFORNIA
Rank Category Player Value
4 Scoring Jahvid Best 10.67
30 Rushing Jahvid Best 96.33
31 Tackles Mike Mohamed 9.09
32 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Bryan Anger 42.64
42 All-Purpose Runners Shane Vereen 136.18
45 Total Offense Kevin Riley 227.82
51 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Kevin Riley 133.49
54 All-Purpose Runners Jahvid Best 122.00
59 Sacks Tyson Alualu 0.55
70 Rushing Shane Vereen 67.09
75 Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Shane Vereen 22.96
76 Interceptions Mike Mohamed 0.27
88 Field Goals Giorgio Tavecchio 0.89
91 Scoring Shane Vereen 6.55
WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
9 Field Goals Erik Folk 1.64
27 Total Offense Jake Locker 260.27
35 Rushing Chris Polk 92.64
40 Tackles For Loss Donald Butler 1.14
46 Sacks Daniel Te'o-Nesheim 0.59
50 All-Purpose Runners Chris Polk 124.09
53 Scoring Erik Folk 7.55
54 Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Will Mahan 41.26
61 Receiving Yards Per Game Jermaine Kearse 65.36
73 Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game) Jake Locker 124.40
75 Tackles Donald Butler 8.00
76 Interceptions Mason Foster 0.27
95 Receiving Yards Per Game Devin Aguilar 57.89

Team Profiles

Category CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON
Average height 6'2" 6'1"
Average weight 226lbs 230lbs
%Seniors(including 5th years) 13% 18%
Average Experience 1.61 1.76
%In-state 56% 44%
Top states CA-58 WA-46
AZ-4 CA-38
HI-4 HI-6
Total Players 112 105
RTN Offensive Starters 7 8
RTN Defensive Starters 8 10
RTN Lettermen 53 45
Lost Lettermen 21 18

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