Sunday, November 25, 2012

Huskies among NCAA's active leaders

UConn's Trevardo Williams, Cole Wagner and Sio Moore are among the top 10 active leaders at the FBS level in their specialities.

Williams, a senior defensive end, is second behind only San Jose State's Travis Johnson is sacks among active players. Williams has 30.5 sacks in 49 career games while Johnson has 31 sacks in 49 career contests. Williams is also 14th with 40.5 tackles for losses.

Wagner, a junior punter, is second in average punts per game (which is more of a signal of the struggles of the UConn defense over the last three seasons) and his 9,484 career yards ranks seventh.

Moore, a senior linebacker, is ninth with 42 tackles for losses.

As for this season's statistics, Williams ranks fifth with 1.05 sacks per game.Yawin Smallwood is 19th nationally with an average of 10.1 tackles per game and 25th with 1.36 tackles per loss a contest followed closely by Moore and Williams who rank 28th and 34th respectively. Nick Williams' average of 12.7 yards per punt return ranks 16th.

In the team rankings, UConn is ninth in rushing defense (100.3 yards allowed per game), 10th in total defense (305.7), 13th in sacks (2.9), 14th in tackles for losses (7.4) and 19th in scoring defense  (18.6)

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