WSU: By the numbers headed into Week 10

WSU: By the numbers headed into Week 10

IS THIS THE WEEK? Is Saturday in Tucson (TV: Pac-12 Networks, 11 a.m.) when a Cougar return man takes a kickoff return to the house – or perhaps a punt return all the way? How long has it been? We have that answer to that and more in this look at the Cougs, by the numbers…

minus-3.67 – The average fewer number of carries per game this season for WSU through nine games, as compared to 2012 (17.33 vs. 21.0)

0: The number of on side kicks WSU has attempted this season

0.773 – The career field goal percentage of Andrew Furney (41-53), tied for tops at WSU with Drew Dunning .773 (68-88)

1 – The number of interceptions Deone Bucannon needs to move into third place all-time at WSU (Rick Reed, 14)

1.6 – The increase in yards per carry through nine games this season (2012: 1.4)

2 – The number of tackles that separate the Cougs' three traditional linebackers (Darryl Monroe (54), Cyrus Coen (52) and Justin Sagote (52), good for 2nd, t-3 and t-3 on the team)

2.8 – the average number of points WSU has been outscored by through nine games

3 – The number of TD passes Connor Halliday needs to move into fifth place all-time at Wazzu (Drew Bledsoe, 46)

4.0 – Xavier Cooper's team-leading sack total through nine games

5 – Daquawn Brown's team-leading pass breakup total despite starting only four-of-nine games

5 – Deone Bucannon's team leading interception total

6 – The number of solo tackles Deone Bucannon needs to climb into third place all-time at WSU (Lee Blakeney, 252)

8 – The number of times in nine games this season WSU has had 10 or more receivers catch a pass in a game

9 – The number of TDs WSU has rushed for this season (2012: 6)

10.5 – Xavier Cooper's team-leading tackles-for-loss total this season

11 – The most carries by a WSU running back in a game this season (Marcus Mason against USC)

16 – The number of Cougar sacks this season through nine games (2012: 35)

22 – The number of red zone touchdowns for WSU (22-35, 63 percent / Opponent: 18-32, 56 percent)

38 – The percent of the time WSU converts on third down (Opponent: 36)

48 – The number of penalties called against WSU through nine games (Opponent: 62)

63 – The number of receptions this season for Gabe Marks, fourth-best in the Pac-12

85 – Deone Bucannon's team-leading tackle number, 31 more than the next closest

344.2 – Connor Halliday's passing yards this season, ranking No. 4 in the nation

355 – Deone Bucannon's career tackle number headed into Arizona

469 – The number of rushing yards (includes sacks) this season, (2012: 349)

524 – The number of pass attempts for WSU through nine games (156 rushing attempts)

2003 – The last time a Cougar returned a kickoff for a TD (Sammy Moore, Colorado)

2005 – The last time a Cougar returned a punt for a TD (blocks not included, Michael Bumpus, Nevada)

2007 – The last time a Cougar RB had more than 25 carries in a game Recommended Stories

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