Midweek Stat Tracker: 10.28.09

Stat TrackerHere is this week's midweek Stat Tracker. This regular column gives you an update as to how Virginia's numbers stack up against the rest of the country. I love stats. I love numbers. It's in my blood. (It's part of being Chinese, really. I used to have to recite the multiplication table before I could eat dinner. Those of you who know me in person can tell that I must have mastered that multiplication table pretty quickly... But I digress.)

This week there are two categories that are of particular note. The first is Passing Defense. UVA is currently No. 5 in the country for pass defense. That's pretty darn impressive (and perhaps a real testament to just how poor our rushing defense really is).

But the other category of note is Passing Offense. Let your eyes wander all the way over to the right of that column. Whoa! Duke! That's right. Duke has the best pass offense in the country, and during last week's game against Maryland, the announcers point blank said, "Duke's passing game is one to be feared in this conference." Wow. What kind of messed up world do we live in? Remember the Duke days of yore? I mean, obviously, back before they beat us, last year, ending a 25-game conference losing streak. Boy did that have fans chanting against Groh.

This weekend's matchup should be interesting. And that's something I never thought I'd say against the Blue Devils. Keep your eyes peeled, folks.

Category

National
Rank

Actual

Conference

Rank

ACC Leader

Actual

Rushing Offense

107

99.43

10

Georgia Tech

291.63

Passing Offense

86

189.71

8

Duke

322.57

Total Offense

115

289.14

12

Florida St.

427.71

Scoring Offense

97

22.00

11

Georgia Tech

32.63

Rushing Defense

86

164.43

11

North Carolina St.

95.71

Pass Efficiency Defense

7

95.60

1

Virginia

95.60

Total Defense

29

315.71

4

North Carolina

266.29

Scoring Defense

41

20.86

5

North Carolina

16.43

Net Punting

63

35.82

8

Florida St.

38.38

Punt Returns

93

6.10

11

Georgia Tech

19.90

Kickoff Returns

118

16.71

12

Clemson

26.87

Turnover Margin

T-39

.43

3

Georgia Tech

.63

Pass Defense

5

151.29

1

Virginia

151.29

Passing Efficiency

102

110.76

11

Virginia Tech

162.32

Sacks

90

1.43

10

Clemson

2.86

Tackles For Loss

104

4.14

12

North Carolina

9.00

Sacks Allowed

116

3.71

12

Georgia Tech

.63

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