September 25, 2007

ASU showing well in Pac-10, national statistics

Through four games, Arizona State is leading the Pac-10 in no fewer than seven statistically relevant categories, and among the Top-20 in the nation in a number of fields as well. A handful of the team's individual players are also leading the Pac-10 in various categories and some even are at or near the top in all of Division I football. Here, provides a complete breakdown.

Team Statistics

  • Arizona State ranks tied for 1st in the Pac-10 with Oregon State and 19th in the nation in total defense, allowing 289.0 yards per game. ASU is 1st in passing defense and 34th in the nation in passing defense, allowing 187.75 yards per game. The Sun Devils also lead the Pac-10 and are tied for 14th in scoring defense, allowing 15.5 points per game. In rushing defense ASU is 4th in the conference and 29th in the nation, allowing 101.2 yards per game (3.5 yards per carry).

  • ASU is 3rd in the Pac-10 and 28th in the nation in total offense, with 450.5 yards per game. In scoring offense, ASU is averaging 39.0 points per game, which is 4th in the league and 17th in the country. The team ranks 5th in the Pac-10 and 30th in the nation with 277.8 passing yards per game. The Sun Devils are 6th in the Pac-10 and 45th in the nation with 172.8 yards of rushing offense per game.

  • ASU is 3rd in the Pac-10 and tied for 23rd in the nation with a turnover margin of +4

  • ASU is 1st in the Pac-10 and 7th in the nation in pass efficiency defense with an 85.2 rating. The Sun Devils are 2nd in the league and 12th in the country in pass efficiency with a 165.34 rating.

  • ASU is tied for 5th in the country with nine interceptions.

  • ASU is 22nd in the country and 2nd in the Pac-10 with a 46.7 percent third-down conversation rate.

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