Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 1/2/16

Pulling the ideas mostly from Football Outsiders’ pro stats, below are the following defensive line stats for each of FBS' 128 schools.

Run-blocking stats

  • Adjusted Line Yards: One of only two opponent-adjusted numbers on the page, this aligns with the ALY figure FO tracks for the NFL and is presented on a scale in which 100.0 is perfectly average, above 100 is good, below 100 is bad.
  • Standard Downs Line Yards per Carry: The raw, unadjusted per-carry line yardage for a team on standard downs (first down, second-and-7 or fewer, third-and-4 or fewer, fourth-and-4 or fewer).
  • Passing Downs Line Yards per Carry: The same unadjusted averages for rushing on passing downs.
  • Opportunity Rate: The percentage of carries (when five yards are available) that gain at least five yards, i.e. the percentage of carries in which the line does its job, so to speak.
  • Power Success Rate: This is the same as on the pro side -- percentage of runs on third or fourth down, two yards or less to go, that achieved a first down or touchdown.
  • Stuff Rate: Same as STUFFED on the pro side -- percentage of carries by running backs that are stopped at or before the line of scrimmage.

Pass-blocking stats

  • Adjusted Sack Rate: An opponent-adjusted version of a team's sack rate -- sacks divided by (sacks plus passes), presented on a scale in which 100 is perfectly average, above 100 is good, below 100 is bad.
  • Standard Downs Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for standard downs pass attempts.
  • Passing Downs Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for passing downs pass attempts.
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Air Force 116.4 12 2.48 16 2.59 10 28.4% 3 67.4% 77 22.9% 30 133.9 19 5.0% 65 11.1% 16
Akron 118.1 9 2.20 5 2.73 23 36.4% 46 62.5% 44 23.2% 24 106.8 50 5.6% 46 8.2% 49
Alabama 131.6 2 2.21 6 2.64 15 27.9% 2 50.0% 7 25.0% 9 198.4 1 8.2% 5 14.2% 1
Appalachian State 100.3 60 2.73 41 2.64 15 36.0% 39 64.5% 56 20.6% 53 140.1 11 7.3% 11 10.6% 18
Arizona 97.6 77 2.93 76 3.39 84 39.2% 76 78.3% 117 16.8% 101 72.6 108 2.6% 116 7.3% 66
Arizona State 118.2 8 2.40 10 3.24 67 35.8% 36 65.8% 64 24.8% 11 119.9 34 4.3% 93 11.4% 13
Arkansas 112.8 22 2.79 48 2.98 46 38.4% 68 80.5% 123 21.4% 46 80.1 97 4.2% 97 4.4% 114
Arkansas State 104.8 43 2.51 17 2.77 27 34.9% 29 65.5% 59 23.0% 26 111.1 46 5.1% 62 7.7% 61
Army 99.1 67 2.87 65 2.61 11 39.6% 81 61.9% 39 18.5% 87 72.1 109 6.1% 29 3.7% 119
Auburn 100.9 58 3.14 99 3.62 107 42.3% 106 65.6% 62 16.9% 99 59.6 122 2.9% 112 5.4% 99
Ball State 91.1 101 2.92 75 3.84 123 39.2% 76 69.6% 92 17.8% 93 62.2 120 2.4% 120 5.8% 92
Baylor 113.1 20 2.59 24 3.62 107 35.6% 35 61.7% 36 23.0% 26 99.9 67 6.0% 35 8.8% 37
Boise State 122.9 5 2.10 3 3.08 52 29.5% 4 51.2% 9 27.7% 5 110.7 47 6.8% 14 7.4% 64
Boston College 144.7 1 1.97 1 1.99 2 26.6% 1 56.2% 19 31.3% 1 136.4 15 5.2% 59 12.0% 7
Bowling Green 96.3 80 2.81 53 3.95 125 38.9% 74 68.4% 83 20.2% 60 101.2 63 5.7% 42 4.1% 117
Buffalo 90.5 104 2.95 78 3.10 53 41.1% 97 60.8% 33 17.7% 95 79.5 99 4.6% 80 4.8% 109
BYU 99.8 63 2.68 35 2.62 12 33.1% 11 60.5% 31 25.1% 8 155.5 6 6.8% 14 11.5% 12
California 95.5 86 3.26 116 3.49 92 42.7% 112 74.5% 108 15.7% 108 104.6 54 5.6% 46 8.3% 45
Central Florida 88.3 113 2.79 48 3.76 118 37.2% 53 63.4% 49 22.1% 38 62.6 118 5.4% 54 2.2% 127
Central Michigan 92.9 93 2.79 48 2.77 27 36.3% 44 64.7% 57 21.9% 44 74.8 107 3.0% 110 3.5% 123
Charlotte 93.7 91 2.79 48 2.87 37 37.7% 61 62.0% 41 23.4% 22 75.3 106 2.7% 114 7.7% 61
Cincinnati 78.5 128 3.14 99 3.60 104 41.3% 99 60.5% 31 15.2% 114 50.8 127 2.0% 124 4.8% 109
Clemson 127.9 4 2.17 4 2.90 38 33.1% 11 44.1% 3 29.7% 2 138.4 13 10.3% 1 10.9% 17
Colorado 90.3 105 3.24 113 3.73 116 40.9% 94 70.0% 93 15.6% 110 103.2 58 5.1% 62 7.6% 63
Colorado State 94.4 89 2.82 55 3.25 69 40.5% 89 58.8% 27 22.7% 33 92.8 78 5.7% 42 7.0% 74
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Connecticut 99.0 68 2.84 60 2.58 9 36.3% 44 54.5% 12 19.6% 70 86.0 90 5.2% 59 5.3% 100
Duke 102.0 50 2.84 60 1.97 1 33.7% 21 57.6% 23 19.7% 68 60.9 121 4.0% 98 3.7% 119
East Carolina 92.4 94 3.09 94 3.54 97 35.4% 34 82.0% 125 13.6% 126 77.7 101 5.8% 39 5.2% 102
Eastern Michigan 82.2 127 3.41 123 3.48 91 47.3% 127 78.3% 117 14.7% 118 107.9 48 5.9% 38 6.0% 90
Florida 113.5 17 2.58 23 2.68 18 37.6% 57 67.7% 78 23.9% 16 156.8 5 6.1% 29 13.2% 4
Florida Atlantic 85.6 120 3.24 113 3.16 59 40.0% 87 72.2% 101 13.9% 122 153.9 7 6.1% 29 12.4% 6
Florida International 90.9 102 3.03 88 2.30 4 44.1% 122 62.5% 44 18.2% 90 94.8 75 3.8% 103 6.7% 79
Florida State 96.0 83 3.01 85 3.37 81 37.7% 61 67.7% 78 18.1% 91 104.6 54 7.4% 9 7.8% 57
Fresno State 89.9 107 3.32 119 3.56 100 40.6% 90 77.6% 114 15.3% 113 140.2 10 7.1% 12 10.2% 20
Georgia 99.3 66 2.73 41 3.10 53 32.5% 8 57.5% 22 20.4% 58 87.2 85 2.6% 116 9.3% 27
Georgia Southern 113.2 19 2.57 22 2.81 32 37.6% 57 47.4% 5 20.0% 64 101.9 59 6.1% 29 6.6% 83
Georgia State 98.7 72 2.91 74 3.11 56 37.7% 61 65.5% 59 19.4% 74 56.9 126 0.4% 128 8.3% 45
Georgia Tech 95.9 84 3.24 113 2.94 42 39.5% 80 63.6% 50 20.6% 53 69.6 113 2.3% 122 5.6% 97
Hawaii 89.0 111 3.07 92 3.71 114 41.3% 99 68.7% 86 16.9% 99 95.6 71 4.7% 76 8.6% 40
Houston 100.6 59 2.63 29 2.68 18 34.3% 27 73.7% 105 23.0% 26 89.2 83 5.8% 39 5.8% 92
Idaho 90.2 106 3.23 112 3.06 49 43.6% 120 75.0% 109 17.9% 92 66.8 116 2.9% 112 5.9% 91
Illinois 104.6 44 2.78 45 3.31 72 38.2% 67 66.7% 69 22.8% 31 95.2 73 2.4% 120 8.3% 45
Indiana 101.1 56 2.83 57 3.68 110 37.3% 55 67.3% 76 19.9% 66 94.9 74 3.9% 101 7.2% 69
Iowa 98.8 71 2.95 78 3.35 79 34.0% 23 63.8% 52 16.4% 104 114.5 41 4.4% 89 9.7% 23
Iowa State 101.7 52 3.17 105 2.65 17 43.0% 117 61.9% 39 17.8% 93 119.5 35 6.3% 24 9.4% 25
Kansas 89.5 109 3.65 128 3.63 109 47.5% 128 77.3% 113 15.5% 112 100.9 64 5.2% 59 8.7% 38
Kansas State 100.3 60 3.14 99 3.53 96 42.3% 106 51.0% 8 18.5% 87 121.6 32 5.0% 65 13.1% 5
Kent State 96.1 81 2.90 70 2.70 21 37.0% 51 60.0% 30 19.1% 82 152.3 8 8.0% 6 6.5% 84
Kentucky 88.2 115 3.10 96 3.69 112 35.8% 36 78.3% 117 14.2% 121 59.3 123 2.6% 116 6.1% 88
Louisiana Tech 116.9 11 2.45 12 2.38 6 36.6% 47 82.4% 128 24.9% 10 92.0 80 4.6% 80 5.8% 92
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Louisville 115.2 14 2.61 25 2.86 36 35.3% 33 61.8% 37 20.7% 51 123.4 31 6.0% 35 11.4% 13
LSU 109.8 33 3.04 89 2.91 39 37.5% 56 68.4% 83 18.4% 89 133.4 20 7.0% 13 8.6% 40
Marshall 83.2 126 2.98 83 3.61 106 38.9% 74 73.8% 106 18.6% 86 111.3 44 5.7% 42 7.1% 71
Maryland 109.6 36 2.88 67 2.95 43 38.4% 68 61.0% 35 20.2% 60 137.6 14 4.9% 70 11.8% 10
Massachusetts 93.6 92 2.87 65 3.34 76 39.3% 78 63.6% 50 19.1% 82 85.1 92 3.4% 106 3.8% 118
Memphis 109.8 33 2.56 20 3.22 64 36.0% 39 46.9% 4 22.0% 40 93.9 76 4.7% 76 6.3% 86
Miami-FL 90.9 102 3.50 127 2.92 41 46.1% 125 80.0% 122 13.4% 127 105.8 51 4.9% 70 6.1% 88
Miami-OH 101.9 51 2.62 28 2.83 34 33.6% 17 68.9% 88 21.2% 49 160.4 3 7.4% 9 9.5% 24
Michigan 112.0 25 2.90 70 2.23 3 33.8% 22 68.8% 87 22.2% 37 127.3 26 6.6% 20 9.0% 34
Michigan State 117.6 10 2.63 29 3.42 86 36.2% 43 57.1% 20 23.0% 26 135.5 17 6.6% 20 9.3% 27
Middle Tennessee 96.1 81 2.63 29 3.46 90 39.7% 82 73.3% 103 19.3% 77 70.2 110 4.6% 80 3.6% 121
Minnesota 94.9 87 3.08 93 3.34 76 38.8% 72 71.4% 98 17.4% 97 113.7 42 2.7% 114 9.0% 34
Mississippi State 108.2 39 2.86 64 2.82 33 41.9% 103 56.0% 18 22.4% 36 117.5 37 6.7% 18 7.0% 74
Missouri 112.7 23 2.63 29 2.42 8 33.1% 11 63.9% 53 27.3% 6 103.7 56 5.5% 52 9.1% 33
Navy 96.7 79 2.94 77 3.23 66 38.4% 68 66.0% 65 16.5% 103 75.9 103 5.3% 58 5.1% 104
NC State 116.4 12 2.51 17 2.63 13 33.6% 17 52.4% 10 28.5% 3 103.7 56 6.7% 18 8.0% 53
Nebraska 122.8 6 2.26 7 2.33 5 30.8% 5 42.3% 2 22.8% 31 82.2 96 4.0% 98 4.6% 112
Nevada 89.7 108 3.19 109 3.52 95 40.9% 94 66.7% 69 18.7% 84 101.7 60 6.2% 26 6.2% 87
New Mexico 98.6 73 3.00 84 2.80 30 36.0% 39 60.8% 33 21.3% 48 105.6 52 5.8% 39 8.4% 44
New Mexico State 88.2 115 3.06 91 3.06 49 40.7% 92 70.0% 93 16.1% 107 69.7 112 4.5% 85 2.9% 124
North Carolina 88.3 113 3.42 124 3.60 104 42.8% 114 68.2% 81 13.7% 125 85.5 91 5.0% 65 4.9% 108
North Texas 85.9 119 3.30 118 3.70 113 42.2% 105 74.2% 107 14.5% 119 75.8 104 4.8% 73 4.8% 109
Northern Illinois 91.3 100 3.01 85 3.44 89 37.0% 51 80.6% 124 13.3% 128 88.7 84 3.6% 105 6.4% 85
Northwestern 111.6 26 2.45 12 3.50 93 34.0% 23 78.0% 116 20.6% 53 111.2 45 5.6% 46 5.5% 98
Notre Dame 113.3 18 2.84 60 2.63 13 36.7% 48 70.5% 96 22.1% 38 93.5 77 5.6% 46 7.4% 64
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Ohio 100.1 62 2.69 36 3.59 103 36.7% 48 66.7% 69 22.0% 40 114.7 40 4.3% 93 7.1% 71
Ohio State 109.5 37 2.61 25 3.16 59 30.9% 7 66.7% 69 18.7% 84 157.4 4 9.2% 3 7.8% 57
Oklahoma 111.6 26 2.72 39 3.54 97 37.9% 64 78.3% 117 20.0% 64 112.1 43 6.4% 23 7.8% 57
Oklahoma State 105.2 42 3.04 89 3.33 74 40.6% 90 71.2% 97 19.2% 80 133.3 21 6.3% 24 13.8% 3
Old Dominion 84.1 123 3.17 105 3.76 118 41.2% 98 64.4% 55 16.3% 105 92.7 79 5.0% 65 6.9% 76
Ole Miss 111.0 29 2.45 12 3.71 114 33.0% 10 49.1% 6 22.5% 34 100.0 66 3.3% 108 8.6% 40
Oregon 92.4 94 3.16 103 4.17 128 42.6% 109 72.1% 100 17.2% 98 104.8 53 6.1% 29 6.7% 79
Oregon State 88.6 112 3.40 121 4.12 127 47.1% 126 82.0% 125 13.8% 123 87.1 87 5.4% 54 4.6% 112
Penn State 104.3 47 2.73 41 3.25 69 38.0% 65 68.6% 85 19.3% 77 197.1 2 6.0% 35 13.9% 2
Pittsburgh 115.1 15 2.70 38 3.07 51 35.0% 31 68.2% 81 19.8% 67 130.6 22 10.0% 2 6.7% 79
Purdue 98.0 76 2.89 69 3.51 94 39.8% 83 75.6% 110 21.4% 46 107.6 49 3.4% 106 8.5% 43
Rice 83.4 125 3.29 117 3.42 86 42.6% 109 65.7% 63 19.4% 74 90.8 81 4.9% 70 6.7% 79
Rutgers 101.1 56 2.79 48 3.34 76 34.7% 28 66.0% 65 23.7% 19 69.9 111 3.0% 110 5.1% 104
San Diego State 120.2 7 2.32 9 2.75 25 33.1% 11 54.9% 14 23.9% 16 124.8 29 4.6% 80 12.0% 7
San Jose State 92.2 97 3.22 111 2.77 27 39.9% 86 73.5% 104 16.3% 105 83.6 94 2.0% 124 8.9% 36
SMU 85.5 121 3.40 121 3.95 125 45.9% 124 72.6% 102 15.1% 116 84.5 93 4.7% 76 5.7% 96
South Alabama 98.2 75 2.90 70 3.10 53 40.3% 88 55.0% 15 19.7% 68 59.1 124 3.7% 104 2.9% 124
South Carolina 91.8 98 3.12 97 3.82 122 41.7% 102 77.6% 114 15.7% 108 86.1 89 6.2% 26 4.3% 115
South Florida 102.4 48 2.61 25 2.96 44 35.9% 38 68.9% 88 24.5% 13 125.8 27 6.8% 14 8.7% 38
Southern Miss 99.6 64 2.65 34 2.96 44 34.9% 29 69.4% 91 24.5% 13 115.2 39 4.3% 93 9.4% 25
Stanford 94.8 88 3.14 99 3.54 97 38.6% 71 58.8% 27 19.6% 70 75.6 105 2.3% 122 8.0% 53
Syracuse 99.0 68 2.81 53 3.80 121 43.0% 117 66.7% 69 22.0% 40 87.2 85 4.8% 73 7.3% 66
TCU 113.1 20 3.02 87 2.40 7 37.6% 57 62.3% 43 15.6% 110 96.0 70 4.4% 89 10.2% 20
Temple 110.5 31 2.31 8 3.01 48 33.6% 17 62.2% 42 23.8% 18 98.2 68 4.7% 76 7.2% 69
Tennessee 101.4 54 2.83 57 3.42 86 36.0% 39 55.3% 16 19.6% 70 101.6 61 6.2% 26 8.1% 51
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Texas 98.5 74 3.42 124 3.27 71 42.7% 112 66.7% 69 15.1% 116 136.0 16 7.8% 7 11.3% 15
Texas A&M 101.2 55 2.96 81 3.58 102 42.6% 109 54.1% 11 23.3% 23 144.2 9 5.6% 46 12.0% 7
Texas State 83.5 124 3.39 120 3.68 110 42.8% 114 64.2% 54 14.4% 120 62.6 118 4.5% 85 3.6% 121
Texas Tech 91.5 99 3.43 126 3.89 124 44.8% 123 76.2% 111 16.6% 102 67.8 114 3.2% 109 6.9% 76
Toledo 129.6 3 1.97 1 3.13 57 34.0% 23 71.8% 99 28.0% 4 79.7 98 4.4% 89 4.3% 115
Troy 95.9 84 3.16 103 2.84 35 40.8% 93 63.3% 47 20.5% 56 128.6 25 8.3% 4 8.0% 53
Tulane 107.5 41 2.53 19 2.98 46 39.8% 83 76.2% 111 22.0% 40 125.6 28 4.5% 85 11.6% 11
Tulsa 85.0 122 3.18 108 3.19 63 43.7% 121 58.7% 26 19.4% 74 67.2 115 3.9% 101 5.1% 104
UCLA 97.6 77 3.09 94 3.33 74 42.4% 108 82.2% 127 13.8% 123 95.3 72 5.6% 46 5.8% 92
UL-Lafayette 89.2 110 2.95 78 2.74 24 38.8% 72 57.9% 24 23.1% 25 97.0 69 4.4% 89 8.1% 51
UL-Monroe 102.1 49 2.78 45 3.24 67 39.8% 83 63.0% 46 21.8% 45 101.4 62 5.0% 65 8.0% 53
UNLV 88.1 117 3.17 105 3.41 85 42.8% 114 63.3% 47 19.3% 77 32.0 128 1.4% 126 2.8% 126
USC 107.8 40 2.96 81 3.16 59 36.7% 48 58.1% 25 17.6% 96 130.1 24 6.5% 22 9.2% 30
Utah 114.1 16 2.40 10 3.32 73 38.1% 66 54.5% 12 23.7% 19 118.2 36 5.1% 62 9.2% 30
Utah State 111.0 29 2.69 36 2.68 18 32.8% 9 66.1% 68 20.3% 59 139.8 12 5.4% 54 10.6% 18
UTEP 101.6 53 2.90 70 2.75 25 33.4% 15 66.7% 69 20.7% 51 86.2 88 4.0% 98 8.2% 49
UTSA 87.1 118 3.12 97 3.37 81 37.6% 57 70.2% 95 15.2% 114 77.1 102 4.3% 93 5.3% 100
Vanderbilt 112.5 24 2.45 12 2.72 22 37.2% 53 35.0% 1 25.7% 7 100.8 65 5.4% 54 7.3% 66
Virginia 104.5 45 2.88 67 3.56 100 41.3% 99 69.0% 90 24.0% 15 89.9 82 4.5% 85 6.9% 76
Virginia Tech 108.3 38 2.64 33 3.18 62 35.0% 31 55.9% 17 24.7% 12 123.7 30 7.5% 8 7.8% 57
Wake Forest 109.7 35 2.72 39 2.91 39 34.2% 26 65.5% 59 19.2% 80 120.4 33 5.7% 42 9.2% 30
Washington 111.6 26 2.56 20 3.37 81 33.5% 16 66.0% 65 20.5% 56 134.9 18 6.8% 14 9.3% 27
Washington State 99.0 68 2.83 57 3.75 117 43.2% 119 57.1% 20 22.5% 34 116.9 38 5.5% 52 8.3% 45
West Virginia 110.0 32 2.76 44 3.15 58 33.6% 17 64.7% 57 19.5% 73 79.3 100 6.1% 29 5.0% 107
Western Kentucky 99.5 65 2.78 45 3.35 79 39.4% 79 61.8% 37 21.2% 49 65.7 117 2.5% 119 5.2% 102
Western Michigan 94.0 90 2.84 60 3.77 120 41.0% 96 59.4% 29 23.5% 21 82.5 95 1.1% 127 7.1% 71
Wisconsin 104.5 45 2.82 55 2.80 30 30.8% 5 67.9% 80 20.1% 63 130.3 23 4.8% 73 9.9% 22
Wyoming 92.3 96 3.19 109 3.22 64 42.0% 104 79.5% 121 20.2% 60 58.6 125 4.6% 80 1.8% 128