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October 14, 2007 at 10:27 PM

Random thought and some second-half numbers

Just wondering the last time the three major football teams in this state — Huskies, Seahawks and Cougars — had this disheartening of a weekend all at once?
On a more relevant note, I’ve gone through the comments and there are a lot of interesting and well thought-out posts.
I will try to address some of the comments in the coming days.
As for third quarter and second half numbers, I detailed some of them in a story for Monday’s paper.
Here are a few:
— UW has been outscored 105-41 in the second half of the last four games, three times giving up 30 points or more (UCLA, Ohio State and Arizona State).
— UW has allowed an average of 500.25 yards per game in the last four games, and an average of 279 on the ground. Much of that has come in the second half as the last four teams have averaged 158.75 rushing yards in the final two quarters.
— In four of the past five games, UW has not scored a touchdown in the second half other than in the final minute of play. Take out a 55-yard drive against UCLA that resulted in a touchdown with 55 seconds left, and UW doesn’t have a TD drive in the second half of four of the past five games of longer than nine yards (the exception is the UCLA game when UW scored 21 points in the fourth quarter).
— UW has been tied or ahead in seven of its last eight games but has won only three. UW has been tied or ahead at the half 13 times in the last two seasons but has won just six games (UW won the UCLA game last year after being behind at the half, the only such rally of the Tyrone Willingham era at UW).

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