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November 25, 2007 at 5:48 PM

Some updated stats

Just finished up a story for tomorrow and was looking at the updated Pac-10 and NCAA stats as I did so.
They don’t paint a pretty picture of UW’s defense (you can see them here).
As you can see, UW is ninth in the Pac-10 in pass efficiency defense, last in rushing defense (192.42), ninth in scoring defense (31.33) and ninth in total defense (438.75).
All may rank among the worst in UW history.
As I pointed out last night, this team is now almost assured of being the worst defense in terms of yards allowed in Husky history — the most yards UW has given up previously in terms of average is 419.1 in 2005, the first season here for UW coach Tyrone Willingham and defensive coordinator Kent Baer.
UW has already allowed 376 points, which is tied for the most in school history (though that came in 1973 when UW played only 11 games). The 1973 team allowed an average of 34.18 and interestingly enough, concluded its season by allowing the most points ever to WSU in an Apple Cup, 52. The Cougars hadn’t scored more in a game in Seattle before yesterday, when they got 42.
UW has also given up 22 passing touchdowns, and could be in danger of allowing a school-record in that category, as well, considering the trip to Hawaii this weekend — the Warriors rank No. 1 in the nation in passing offense at 450 yards per game. UW’s previous high is 24 in 2005.
ON THE PLUS SIDE, Jake Locker now ranks third in the nation in rushing yards per game for quarterbacks:
Here’s the list:
Rk. Quarterback Yards Per Game
1. Patrick White (West Virginia) 104.1
2. Michael Desmormeaux (La.-Lafayette) 103.7
3. Jake Locker (Washington) 82.7
4. Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (Navy) 75.5
5. Stephen McGee (Texas A&M) 71.5
6. Tim Tebow (Florida) 69.8
Dan LeFevour (Central Michigan) 69.8
8. Matt Grothe (South Florida) 69.3
9. Zac Robinson (Oklahoma State) 64.8
10. Isian Williams (Illinois) 64.5
BTW — If you want to see how outrageously good is Hawaii’s passing offense, you can do so here.
As should be obvious, the Huskies will face a highly-motivated team and a ravenous crowd in Honolulu. Here’s a story on how Warrior fever is gripping Hawaii.

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