A statistical look at Saturday's game shows each team with an advantage on each side of the ball
Saturday's game between Arizona State and UCLA carries with it massive implications for the Pac-12 South race. ASU is currently tied for the lead with USC, but just one loss behind both lurks the defending division champs, who have been invigorated by the new coaching staff and schemes.
We compiled the key numbers into one handy chart to see which team had the advantages.
Taking a look at the chart, a few things jump out:
- The ground game could be troubling. UCLA has a strong rushing attack, and ASU's run defense—even with Will Sutton—has been soft.
- Even before last Thursday, ASU's pass defense was excellent, and should be a stern test for Brett Hundley.
- Both teams are great at getting to the quarterback, and each team gives up a lot of sacks. Michael Eubank and Richard Brehaut, you are put on notice.
Thanks to our friends at Ralphie Report for the inspiration for this feature (and HTML code).