WASHINGTON STATE AT ARIZONA BY THE NUMBERS
13,376 — Washington State QB Luke Falk has 13,376 career passing yards, closely trailing former Oregon State QB Sean Mannion’s Pac-12 record of 13,600.
694 — Arizona QB Khali Tate’s three-game rushing total against Colorado, UCLA and California, which includes a 70-plus yard run in each game.
342.3 — Arizona ranks fourth nationally with 342.3 rushing yards per game.
150 — Dating to 2016, Arizona has rushed for 150 or more yards in 13 consecutive games.
120.1 — Washington State ranks 22nd nationally allowing only 120.1 rushing yards per game.
89.1 — Washington State’s rushing total, which is last in the Pac-12 and 127th in the nation. Where the Cougars back hurt teams is catching the ball out of the backfield and breaking a first down run from time to time. RB James Williams is 14th in the country and fourth in the Pac-12 with 48 receptions (leads all FBS running backs).
69-7 — Last year’s winning margin by Washington State over Arizona. Arizona and its Desert Swarm defense managed to upset No. 1 Washington 16-3 in 1992 after losing 54-0 at Washington the year previously.
64 — Washington State owns 64 tackles for loss, second-most in the country behind Duke (66).
61 — Number of true or redshirt freshmen on the Wildcats’ roster entering this season.
37.5 — Washington State defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa leads all active Pac-12 players with 37.5 career tackles for loss.
26 — The Cougars have 26 sacks, which is tied for third-most in the country.
0.71 — Arizona has the fewest sacks allowed at that average in the Pac-12.
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