By The Numbers – Setting The ‘Marq’

26 10 2010

As a true freshman, Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson is racing into the record books faster than he heads towards an endzone.

The first-year player not only ranks as one of the top wideouts in the entire NCAA this fall, but he is on pace to break the most hollowed pass-cathing record in school history – most receiving yards in a season.

Not bad for a kid that only had one other Pac-10 offer, with the other being Arizona State, the Cougs opponent this weekend.

First is a look at what Wilson has accomplished this season.  Then, I forecast what he could accomplish if he stays the course in Setting the Pace.

Here is a look at Wilson’s 2010 season By The Numbers:

  • Leads the Pac-10 with 99.5 receiving yards per game
  • Is tied for second in the Pac-10 with 41 receptions (trailing Jared Karstetter by 3 catches)
  • Leads the conference with five 100-yard receiving games
  • Leads all freshman in the NCAA with 5.12 catches per game (1 of 3 ranked in top 100)
  • Ranks 6th in the NCAA with 796 receiving yards (1st amongst freshman)
  • Has four receptions of 50+ yards through eight games (The entire WSU team had seven catches of 50+ over the three previous seasons combine.)
  • His 19.4 yards per catch ranks 4th all-time in WSU history for a player with 40+ catches (1. Jason Hill, 2004 – 22.4 2. Deron Pointer, 1993 – 21.2 3. Mike Bush, 2001 – 20.9)
  • Has more receiving yards through eight games this season (796) than any other WSU player in an entire season since 2007 (Brandon Gibson – 1,180)
  • 796 receiving yards are the most by a WSU player over the first eight games of the season since Jason Hill (875) in 2005

Setting the Pace:

  • On pace for 1,194 yards this season…
    > WSU school record: 1,180 – Brandon Gibson (2007)
    > Pac-10 freshman record: 1,265 – Mike Williams, USC (2002)
  • On pace for 1,194 yards, which would be the most by a Pac-10 receiver since Oregon State’s Sammy Stroughter (1,293) in 2006
  • On pace for 62 receptions, which would tie Jason Hill for 8th most in school history

jtv: Paul Wulff on Wilson’s run at the record

NEXT UP ON BY THE NUMBERS: Nathan Enderle, QB

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