FROM PULLMAN -- With three games under its belt, I thought it'd be a good time to look at where Washington State stands in the national stats rankings. As expected, the Cougars are faring quite well defensively.
Source: NCAA.org's WSU page.
|Team Passing Efficiency||86||122.65|
|Passing Yards Allowed||1||99.7|
|Team Passing Efficiency Defense||4||81.85|
|3rd Down Conversion Pct||T-68||0.400|
|4th Down Conversion Pct||T-20||0.667|
|3rd Down Converstion Pct Defense||10||0.268|
|4th Down Conversion Pct Defense||T-82||0.667|
|Red Zone Offense||T-112||0.636|
|Red Zone Defense||T-49||0.800|
|First Downs Offense||51||62|
|First Downs Defense||T-30||43|
|Fewest Penalties Per Game||T-62||6.00|
|Fewest Penatly Yards Per Game||T-57||49.00|
|Time of Possession||90||28|
So WSU ranks in the nation's top 25 in four key defensive categories -- pass defense (1st), pass efficiency defense (4th), total defense (11th) and scoring defense (23rd). They also rank 17th in passing offense, but just 86th in passing efficiency.