Nov 30, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Air Force Falcons linebacker Jordan Pierce (51) pressures a pass by Colorado State Rams quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) in the first quarter at Hughes Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The first bowl infographic has been released for Washington State vs Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and it’s pretty slick. Let’s take a look at the pertinent numbers of the quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs in this match-up.
There are most definitely some intriguing CSU numbers up here if you’re a Cougar fan.
- The first number to jump out to me is the 51 passes defended by CSU. To see that number tells me the Rams apparently love to play man up and they are pretty good at it.
- I wouldn’t read to much into the low interception or passing yards per game because the Rams played a few almost exclusively run oriented teams… although they did play an extra game.
- Garrett Grayson is throwing for a pretty average 255.9 yards per game. That’s not scary by any means and means he’s only over that 3k yard-mark due to the extra game.
- Matthews looks pretty good, might be a good idea to stay away from him for the most part. Though he hasn’t faced the level of receiver or quarterback that Wazzu will throw at him but maybe twice this season.
Overall the Cougars are more explosive in the passing game, but that’s to be expected. What we do see here is that Washington State’s secondary is more prone to causing turnovers when they attack the football. I get the feeling we won’t like the RB infographic when it comes out.