THE FRONT LINE of Washington State's defense has stood out in some games this season, and seemingly been absent in others. But when they've made noise, they've made much of it through their high tackles-for-loss numbers. So just how many takedowns behind the line does WSU have this season and how does that rank?
BY THE NUMBERS: Will Cougs get their TFL?
Selected numbers headed into Stanford, including some that may be a little surprising
DARRYL MONROE
DARRYL MONROE
http://washingtonstate.scout.com/story/1233918-by-the-numbers-will-cougs-get-their-tfl
Cougfan.com
Oct 26, 2012

BY THE NUMBERS: Will Cougs get their TFL?

DARRYL MONROE

THE FRONT LINE of Washington State's defense has stood out in some games this season, and seemingly been absent in others. But when they've made noise, they've made much of it through their high tackles-for-loss numbers. So just how many takedowns behind the line does WSU have this season and how does that rank?

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  • -0.71 – Stanford's turnover margin (No. 95 in nation).

    0 – The number of times Mike Leach has faced Stanford.

    2 – The number of players on both defense and who have started all seven games at the same position (BUCK Travis Long, MIK Darryl Monroe; C Bosch, WR (X) Marquess Wilson.)

    3.14 – Number of sacks Stanford D averages per game (T-8 nationally).

    4 – The number of interceptions this season by Deone Bucannon.

    7.5 – The number of sacks Travis Long has on the season, tied for No. 8 in the nation.

    8.71 – The number of tackles-for-loss the Cardinal D averages per game (No. 3 in nation).

    9 – The number of true freshmen who have played this season for the Cougs.

    12 – Touchbacks this season by K Michael Bowlin (last year the Cougs had one).

    19 – the number of times Stanford has won at home over the Cougars in 36 tries.

    19 – The number of sacks on the season by Washington State (No. 21 nationally).

    34 – Stanford's ranking in total defense.

    46 – The number of tackles this season by MIK Darryl Monroe.

    54 – The number of tackles-for-loss this season by the Cougs (T-11 nationally, 7.71 per game).

    59 – Stanford's national ranking in rushing offense (6th in Pac-12).

    104 – Stanford's national ranking in pass defense.

    322.9 – The number of yards WSU generates in passing offense per game (No. 9 in nation).

    3,034 – The number of receiving yards third-year junior Marquess Wilson has over his WSU career.

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