The Numbers: Iowa State vs. Utah

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Iowa State vs. Utah  — Jack Trice Stadium
Saturday, Oct. 9 @ 6 p.m. — TV: FOX College Sports

CLICK HERE for Iowa State’s complete team statistics.

CLICK HERE for Utah’s complete team statistics.

The Utes are ranked 10th in this week’s AP top 25 and 12th in the coaches poll.


Rushing Offense: 65, 151.00

Passing Offense: 95, 173.40

Total Offense: 92, 324.40

Scoring Offense: 69, 26.60

Rushing Defense: 99, 194.00

Pass Efficiency Defense: 42, 117.84

Total Defense: 84, 384.40

Scoring Defense: 51, 22.00

Net Punting: 60, 36.10

Punt Returns: 88, 6.63

Kickoff Returns: 33, 24.13

Turnover Margin: 12, 1.00

Pass Defense: 48, 190.40

Passing Efficiency: 110.44

Sacks: 101, 1.20

Tackles for Loss: 100, 4.40

Sacks Allowed: T-73, 2.20


–       Iowa State’s two sophomore linebackers, A.J. Klein and Jake Knott each have three interceptions on the season. They’re tied for 14th nationally in that category.

–       Freshman running back Shontrelle Johnson is averaging 27.88 yards per kickoff return for Iowa State

–       A.J. Klein is tied for 17th nationally in tackles, averaging 10.40 per game. Jake Knott is tied for 33rd, with an average of 9.60 per contest.


Rushing Offense: 45, 176.25

Passing Offense: 61, 223.25

Total Offense: 51, 399.50

Scoring Offense: 6, 44.25

Rushing Defense: 11, 86.75

Pass Efficiency Defense: 17, 103.88

Total Defense: 7, 246.75

Scoring Defense: 7, 12.75

Net Punting: 88, 34.00

Punt Returns: 6, 19.56

Kickoff Returns: T-16, 25.75

Turnover Margin: 89, -.75

Pass Defense: 16, 160.00

Passing Efficiency: 7, 172.82

Sacks: T-11, 3.00

Tackles for Loss: 27, 7.25

Sacks Allowed: T-3, .25


–       Utah only has four returning starters back from last year’s defense. Still, they’ve been salty thus far giving up only 246 yards per game. The Utes are ranked seventh nationally.

–       Utah’s Terrance Cain is technically the most efficient quarterback in America at this point in time but don’t expect him to start next Saturday in Ames. Cain filled in admirably for starter Jordan Wynn, who missed time against UNLV and New Mexico due to an injured thumb. Both quarterbacks are solid. Wynn, a sophomore, has thrown five touchdowns to one interception in two games against Pitt and San Jose State. During Cain’s two starts over UNLV and New Mexico, he threw for five touchdowns without an interception, along with 486 yards.

–       Utah senior wide receiver Shaky Smithson is the nation’s fifth best punt returner. He’s averaging 21.36 yards per return.

–       Keep an eye on Utah linebacker Chaz Walker, who is averaging 10 tackles per game for the Utes.

–       Utah’s offense is averaging 44.25 points per game. That ranks them sixth in America in scoring offense.

–       The Utes have outscored their four opponents in 2010 177 to 51.