Pac-12 Tracker: No. 2 Oregon Sets the Pace in the PAC

It was another big day for Addison, Thomas, and the Ducks

Kevin Cline

Has the Pac-12 already established itself as the best conference in college football in 2013?

Through the first three weeks, the numbers and statistics imply just that.  No other conference boasts more teams at the top of major statistical categories than the Pac-12, and it’s not even close.  Consider:

– Oregon’s 184 points scored leads the country by 34 points of teams that have played three games (No. 2 is Indiana).  Their 61.3 PPG is second to Baylor’s 69.5, but Baylor has played only 2 games.

– In all, the Pac-12 has six teams in the top-25 in scoring offense, and four of the top nine teams in total offense.  No other conference has more than one team in the top nine.  Texas A&M at No. 3 is the only SEC team in the top 15 of total offense.

– Nationally, the Pac-12 has seven of the top 20 passing attacks, and four of the top 16 teams in rushing offense.

Defense wins championships you say?  Well, the Pac-12 has you covered there as well.

– The Pac-12 boasts 3 of the top eight scoring defenses in the country (Oregon, Arizona, USC).

– THE SEC HAS zero TEAMS RANKED IN THE TOP-10 IN SCORING DEFENSE.

Josh Huff soars over a Tennessee defender

Kevin Cline

Josh Huff soars over a Tennessee defender

Arkansas and Florida, at Nos. 13 and 17, respectively, are the only SEC teams in the top 25.

There is obviously a ton of football yet to be played, and with conference play comes better competition.  We’ll see how the stats shake out over the coming weeks, but through the first quarter of the season – especially when compared to the SEC – the Pac-12 is dominating.

To the Stats!

Net Total Yards LEADERS

RK TEAM YDS YDS/G PASS P YDS/G RUSH R YDS/G PTS PTS/G
1 Oregon 2016 672.0 950 316.7 1066 355.3 184 61.3
2 California 1668 556.0 1316 438.7 352 117.3 101 33.7
3 Utah 1617 539.0 871 290.3 746 248.7 148 49.3
4 Oregon State 1526 508.7 1316 438.7 210 70.0 130 43.3
5 Arizona 1293 431.0 326 108.7 967 322.3 131 43.7
6 Washington 1207 603.5 666 333.0 541 270.5 72 36.0
7 UCLA 1151 575.5 596 298.0 555 277.5 99 49.5
8 Wash. State 1150 383.3 969 323.0 181 60.3 82 27.3
9 USC 1078 359.3 490 163.3 588 196.0 72 24.0
10 Arizona State 992 496.0 717 358.5 275 137.5 87 43.5
11 Colorado 934 467.0 741 370.5 193 96.5 79 39.5
12 Stanford 807 403.5 412 206.0 395 197.5 68 34.0

Passing Yards LEADERS

RK TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK YDSL RAT YDS/G
1 California 169 104 61.5 1316 7.8 75 8 4 12 -62 137.8 438.7
2 Oregon State 138 99 71.7 1316 9.5 59 12 1 3 -31 179.1 438.7
3 Wash. State 151 96 63.6 969 6.4 55 6 6 6 -40 122.6 323.0
4 Oregon 90 55 61.1 950 10.6 57 8 0 2 -12 179.1 316.7
5 Utah 85 53 62.4 871 10.2 80 7 3 4 -23 168.5 290.3
6 Colorado 82 56 68.3 741 9.0 82 6 2 5 -36 163.5 370.5

Rushing Yards LEADERS

RK TEAM ATT YDS YDS/A LONG TD YDS/G
1 Oregon 126 1066 8.5 71 17 355.3
2 Arizona 151 967 6.4 91 12 322.3
3 Utah 121 746 6.2 51 11 248.7
4 USC 130 588 4.5 39 5 196.0
5 UCLA 100 555 5.6 45 7 277.5
6 Washington 104 541 5.2 39 5 270.5

Quarterback Rating LEADERS –

RK PLAYER TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RAT
1 Sean Mannion ORST 95 130 73.1 1237 9.5 55 12 1 3 181.9
2 Keith Price WASH 51 66 77.3 666 10.1 43 4 1 3 179.0
3 Marcus Mariota ORE 49 82 59.8 889 10.8 57 7 0 2 179.0
4 Brett Hundley UCLA 38 57 66.7 568 10.0 39 5 1 3 175.8
5 Travis Wilson UTAH 50 80 62.5 845 10.6 80 7 3 4 172.6
6 Kevin Hogan STAN 28 45 62.2 395 8.8 46 5 1 2 168.2

Rushing Yards LEADERS – All Players

RK PLAYER TEAM ATT YDS YDS/A LONG TD
1 Bishop Sankey, RB WASH 60 369 6.2 25 3
2 Tre Madden, RB USC 66 362 5.5 34 1
3 De’Anthony Thomas, RB ORE 42 338 8.0 40 6
4 Ka’Deem Carey, RB ARIZ 43 299 7.0 58 4
5 Marcus Mariota, QB ORE 15 262 17.5 71 4
6 Jordon James, RB UCLA 43 260 6.0 38 2

Receiving Yards LEADERS – All Players

Oregon's defense has been almost as impressive as the offense so far

Craig Strobeck

Oregon’s defense has been almost as impressive as the offense so far

RK PLAYER TEAM REC YDS AVG LONG TD
1 Brandin Cooks ORST 29 498 17.2 55 7
2 Paul Richardson COLO 21 417 19.9 82 4
3 Chris Harper CAL 21 324 15.4 52 3
4 Bryce Treggs CAL 28 317 11.3 50 1
5 Josh Huff ORE 14 298 21.3 54 1
6 Dres Anderson UTAH 10 263 26.3 57 3

 

TOTAL DEFENSE

RK Team YDS YDS/G PASS PASS/G RUSH RUSH/G PTS PTS/G
1 Arizona Wildcats  Arizona Wildcats 898 299.33 545 181.67 353 117.67 26 8.67
2 Oregon Ducks  Oregon Ducks 918 306.00 524 174.67 394 131.33 27 9.00
3 USC Trojans  USC Trojans 565 188.33 434 144.67 131 43.67 30 10.00
4 Arizona State Devils  Arizona State Devils 590 295.00 308 154.00 282 141.00 30 15.00
5 Washington Huskies  Washington Huskies 641 320.50 334 167.00 307 153.50 30 15.00
6 Washington State Cougars  WSU Cougars 785 261.67 277 92.33 508 169.33 48 16.00

 

 

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  • Iowa Duck Fan

    In the defense category, it’s probably fair to note that half of the points scored on USC were given up by its offense.