Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 1/2/17

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.
Defense 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 121.6 8 2.30 7 3.37 78 25.9% 1 66.7% 58 22.7% 25 93.0 74 5.6% 48 7.4% 72
Akron 93.8 91 3.19 96 3.43 87 44.2% 119 73.8% 100 16.5% 107 60.0 120 2.7% 112 5.5% 106
Alabama 161.3 1 2.09 1 1.95 4 26.0% 2 61.8% 27 24.7% 10 152.0 11 6.8% 26 10.7% 12
Appalachian State 92.9 95 2.92 62 3.61 104 37.7% 45 56.7% 9 18.3% 73 119.5 33 5.2% 57 7.7% 63
Arizona 95.5 85 3.18 94 3.48 95 39.4% 66 60.7% 23 16.6% 106 89.8 85 5.7% 46 6.6% 83
Arizona State 120.3 10 2.55 19 2.91 34 39.0% 59 57.1% 10 25.1% 8 99.8 65 4.9% 65 6.4% 87
Arkansas 97.6 77 2.97 69 4.00 125 44.4% 120 70.2% 83 17.9% 81 109.7 45 5.0% 60 7.6% 64
Arkansas State 106.1 43 2.55 19 2.54 13 32.1% 8 66.7% 58 22.8% 23 152.9 9 9.4% 6 9.7% 20
Army 104.0 50 2.86 53 2.57 15 34.0% 19 65.7% 53 20.4% 43 89.8 85 9.9% 5 4.6% 113
Auburn 114.9 13 2.67 30 2.96 38 35.0% 27 65.6% 52 22.3% 27 87.4 91 3.2% 102 7.6% 64
Ball State 106.3 42 2.44 13 3.78 113 38.0% 48 60.4% 19 24.4% 13 104.9 58 2.6% 114 9.4% 25
Baylor 102.8 59 2.93 65 3.41 85 39.9% 77 83.3% 126 18.9% 66 110.2 42 5.4% 53 8.0% 53
Boise State 110.3 30 3.13 90 2.79 26 41.0% 86 86.8% 128 16.9% 98 91.7 80 3.7% 98 8.3% 50
Boston College 124.6 6 2.23 4 2.67 20 32.8% 11 52.4% 2 23.3% 19 153.6 8 6.9% 23 18.1% 1
Bowling Green 94.3 89 3.03 74 3.69 109 40.4% 82 78.3% 122 16.7% 101 108.2 48 5.0% 60 7.6% 64
Buffalo 88.9 108 3.36 115 3.14 58 43.3% 112 67.7% 71 17.1% 96 106.7 54 5.3% 54 8.0% 53
BYU 114.7 14 2.85 50 2.33 8 34.6% 22 64.5% 45 21.1% 40 91.8 79 4.4% 79 6.4% 87
California 88.1 112 3.52 125 4.36 128 45.1% 121 73.6% 99 12.1% 127 65.0 114 3.1% 104 6.2% 92
Central Florida 98.3 75 2.90 57 2.76 24 35.3% 31 64.4% 41 20.8% 42 144.0 13 7.5% 13 10.9% 11
Central Michigan 104.5 48 2.92 62 3.17 61 38.8% 58 81.1% 125 19.6% 56 85.7 94 3.9% 91 5.3% 109
Charlotte 106.6 39 2.77 38 2.69 22 39.2% 61 66.7% 58 18.2% 75 52.1 121 2.4% 117 4.4% 115
Cincinnati 90.6 103 3.03 74 3.28 68 38.2% 50 65.9% 54 19.5% 59 75.5 105 3.2% 102 6.7% 82
Clemson 118.8 12 2.64 26 2.27 6 33.3% 15 63.2% 32 21.8% 33 157.8 7 7.4% 17 13.1% 8
Colorado 93.2 93 3.41 119 3.10 53 39.6% 70 66.7% 58 11.1% 128 105.8 55 5.9% 43 7.3% 75
Colorado State 89.7 106 3.28 107 3.89 120 39.3% 64 70.8% 88 17.7% 84 129.3 20 8.0% 11 9.6% 21
Defense 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 98.6 74 2.78 40 3.05 47 34.7% 23 61.7% 26 20.0% 50 61.2 118 4.2% 83 3.3% 123
Duke 109.9 31 2.85 50 2.31 7 39.4% 66 72.5% 93 23.9% 17 121.8 32 7.5% 13 9.4% 25
East Carolina 84.1 125 3.52 125 3.21 63 42.9% 107 71.1% 89 18.8% 67 28.6 127 1.1% 126 2.6% 125
Eastern Michigan 94.7 88 3.20 98 3.39 83 43.7% 115 79.6% 123 17.1% 96 81.8 98 3.5% 100 6.5% 85
Florida 108.5 36 2.66 29 3.67 108 38.7% 56 67.6% 69 23.4% 18 122.7 28 10.5% 4 7.8% 61
Florida Atlantic 88.9 108 3.38 118 3.63 105 43.5% 114 75.6% 110 15.2% 114 100.5 64 4.7% 72 7.4% 72
Florida International 80.1 127 3.70 128 3.30 70 47.2% 126 74.4% 101 15.2% 114 63.9 116 3.0% 106 5.6% 103
Florida State 105.1 47 2.75 37 3.13 55 37.5% 44 63.3% 36 20.4% 43 184.0 2 7.5% 13 14.4% 5
Fresno State 91.0 102 3.45 120 3.34 74 45.3% 122 75.0% 102 14.0% 122 79.4 101 5.0% 60 5.0% 111
Georgia 106.4 41 2.84 49 3.38 81 35.1% 28 75.6% 110 16.7% 101 118.3 34 7.2% 18 9.1% 31
Georgia Southern 103.1 55 2.81 44 2.87 31 39.4% 66 65.0% 49 21.8% 33 51.8 122 1.0% 127 5.4% 108
Georgia State 87.0 114 3.24 102 3.40 84 38.7% 56 73.4% 98 13.4% 125 74.7 106 2.7% 112 5.8% 101
Georgia Tech 87.0 114 3.37 117 3.21 63 41.5% 93 68.3% 74 13.8% 123 67.4 111 4.1% 86 3.4% 122
Hawaii 96.6 80 3.19 96 3.03 43 42.3% 101 75.4% 108 19.8% 54 89.6 87 2.8% 109 8.8% 38
Houston 139.0 2 2.31 8 1.72 2 30.8% 3 63.2% 32 27.1% 4 102.9 59 7.2% 18 6.2% 92
Idaho 101.1 64 2.68 33 3.97 123 42.1% 98 65.9% 54 19.0% 64 89.5 89 2.9% 107 7.5% 68
Illinois 89.9 105 3.02 73 3.81 115 40.7% 83 75.5% 109 20.1% 48 128.0 22 9.0% 9 6.2% 92
Indiana 107.1 37 2.67 30 3.04 46 33.7% 18 60.9% 24 21.8% 33 108.8 47 6.8% 26 8.8% 38
Iowa 86.3 117 3.04 79 2.96 38 36.7% 39 68.1% 73 14.1% 121 117.0 35 5.7% 46 9.9% 18
Iowa State 96.6 80 3.32 112 3.45 90 41.9% 97 71.9% 91 16.8% 100 79.7 100 3.9% 91 7.5% 68
Kansas 101.7 63 3.08 85 3.10 53 43.8% 117 66.0% 56 19.6% 56 124.7 24 6.8% 26 8.5% 46
Kansas State 114.2 15 2.73 36 3.38 81 39.1% 60 55.6% 5 23.1% 21 99.6 66 4.2% 83 8.9% 35
Kent State 100.3 67 2.58 22 3.13 55 42.3% 101 67.4% 65 19.3% 61 94.5 72 3.9% 91 7.5% 68
Kentucky 86.0 119 3.63 127 3.76 111 48.5% 127 75.0% 102 12.8% 126 89.6 87 5.0% 60 7.8% 61
Louisiana Tech 92.5 99 3.22 100 2.68 21 42.3% 101 75.0% 102 17.4% 90 107.4 50 4.9% 65 10.6% 14
Defense 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 113.6 17 2.41 12 3.03 43 30.9% 4 69.0% 78 26.0% 5 101.0 62 5.6% 48 8.0% 53
LSU 106.9 38 2.78 40 3.57 100 32.6% 10 61.9% 28 17.3% 93 167.3 4 11.7% 1 8.7% 43
Marshall 93.0 94 3.26 106 2.90 33 41.0% 86 63.2% 32 18.7% 69 122.1 30 4.9% 65 10.6% 14
Maryland 76.4 128 3.25 103 3.60 102 42.3% 101 62.3% 29 18.1% 76 141.2 14 4.4% 79 15.0% 3
Massachusetts 86.7 116 3.36 115 3.51 97 44.1% 118 59.6% 18 17.8% 82 107.5 49 6.2% 37 5.9% 100
Memphis 98.1 76 3.18 94 3.49 96 39.6% 70 67.4% 65 17.6% 85 72.2 108 4.6% 74 3.6% 120
Miami-FL 120.5 9 2.26 5 3.44 89 36.5% 38 64.3% 38 27.9% 2 124.2 25 5.6% 48 9.1% 31
Miami-OH 99.7 70 2.91 61 3.41 85 37.0% 40 75.9% 112 17.5% 88 95.5 70 5.5% 52 4.6% 113
Michigan 136.8 3 2.09 1 2.43 10 32.0% 7 59.0% 16 27.6% 3 185.2 1 10.7% 2 15.5% 2
Michigan State 103.2 54 2.62 23 3.13 55 35.2% 29 64.4% 41 21.9% 30 49.9 124 2.9% 107 4.4% 115
Middle Tennessee 88.5 110 3.47 122 2.56 14 41.4% 92 70.4% 84 13.5% 124 76.0 104 4.2% 83 5.5% 106
Minnesota 113.9 16 2.45 14 2.65 19 34.7% 23 75.0% 102 24.3% 14 114.9 38 7.1% 20 7.4% 72
Mississippi State 103.4 51 2.88 55 3.70 110 39.8% 73 64.3% 38 20.1% 48 76.4 103 4.4% 79 6.6% 83
Missouri 92.8 97 3.31 109 3.45 90 42.1% 98 69.6% 81 17.5% 88 105.4 56 4.7% 72 9.3% 29
Navy 99.8 69 3.12 88 2.93 35 39.8% 73 75.9% 112 16.3% 108 66.9 112 4.8% 68 2.8% 124
NC State 119.2 11 2.27 6 3.05 47 35.4% 33 60.5% 21 22.5% 26 109.8 44 7.5% 13 6.5% 85
Nebraska 105.8 45 2.80 43 3.14 58 34.7% 23 52.6% 3 20.0% 50 92.5 77 6.6% 31 5.6% 103
Nevada 84.7 124 3.32 112 3.63 105 43.4% 113 66.7% 58 15.3% 113 78.4 102 6.2% 37 4.0% 118
New Mexico 103.3 53 2.94 67 3.07 51 38.4% 53 66.7% 58 20.3% 45 91.7 80 6.3% 35 8.0% 53
New Mexico State 99.1 73 3.04 79 3.31 72 39.9% 77 62.5% 30 20.2% 47 45.1 125 2.8% 109 2.3% 127
North Carolina 92.9 95 3.30 108 2.79 26 42.1% 98 67.6% 69 14.2% 120 105.2 57 4.3% 82 9.9% 18
North Texas 93.5 92 3.31 109 3.02 42 41.5% 93 68.6% 77 15.2% 114 124.1 26 6.5% 33 8.0% 53
Northern Illinois 103.4 51 3.03 74 3.45 90 41.6% 96 68.4% 75 17.6% 85 90.5 84 3.1% 104 8.1% 52
Northwestern 113.6 17 2.86 53 1.87 3 34.2% 20 77.3% 120 21.7% 36 87.4 91 2.3% 120 8.5% 46
Notre Dame 122.3 7 2.67 30 2.42 9 35.6% 35 64.7% 46 19.8% 54 64.2 115 4.5% 77 3.6% 120
Defense 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 113.1 19 2.50 17 2.47 12 33.3% 15 63.2% 32 24.2% 15 130.9 19 5.8% 45 11.0% 10
Ohio State 136.2 4 2.35 9 1.27 1 31.0% 5 48.5% 1 28.1% 1 92.0 78 4.0% 90 7.1% 76
Oklahoma 111.5 25 2.83 47 3.37 78 39.6% 70 77.1% 119 18.6% 70 80.1 99 3.9% 91 6.1% 96
Oklahoma State 101.9 61 3.00 72 3.20 62 39.2% 61 58.0% 12 22.9% 22 110.0 43 4.6% 74 9.4% 25
Old Dominion 96.5 82 2.90 57 3.37 78 38.4% 53 68.5% 76 16.1% 110 121.9 31 6.9% 23 8.5% 46
Ole Miss 103.0 58 2.89 56 3.36 76 41.3% 89 64.7% 46 18.6% 70 85.3 95 2.6% 114 9.2% 30
Oregon 86.0 119 3.48 123 3.99 124 49.7% 128 75.0% 102 17.3% 93 90.7 83 5.6% 48 3.9% 119
Oregon State 91.8 100 3.51 124 2.93 35 46.2% 123 66.0% 56 14.6% 119 84.4 96 2.8% 109 7.6% 64
Penn State 112.1 21 2.64 26 2.85 30 37.4% 43 64.4% 41 22.8% 23 116.6 36 5.3% 54 9.4% 25
Pittsburgh 103.1 55 2.49 15 3.56 99 33.2% 14 67.4% 65 21.4% 39 127.0 23 6.1% 41 8.8% 38
Purdue 85.7 121 3.14 91 3.60 102 40.0% 79 72.0% 92 21.0% 41 91.0 82 3.7% 98 8.0% 53
Rice 90.5 104 3.22 100 3.58 101 43.1% 110 67.4% 65 17.4% 90 101.2 61 6.2% 37 8.6% 44
Rutgers 88.4 111 3.25 103 3.46 93 43.7% 115 76.4% 116 17.4% 90 94.2 73 6.9% 23 6.4% 87
San Diego State 109.8 32 2.64 26 2.88 32 32.8% 11 70.7% 87 19.2% 62 129.0 21 6.4% 34 7.5% 68
San Jose State 95.4 86 3.15 93 3.77 112 42.9% 107 59.1% 17 14.8% 118 139.0 15 6.6% 31 10.7% 12
SMU 100.3 67 3.12 88 3.29 69 41.5% 93 76.7% 117 18.3% 73 98.8 67 6.8% 26 5.7% 102
South Alabama 87.7 113 3.05 82 3.26 67 40.0% 79 58.0% 12 19.6% 56 112.6 40 7.0% 22 6.4% 87
South Carolina 100.9 65 3.08 85 3.83 116 43.0% 109 56.1% 7 19.4% 60 92.6 76 4.8% 68 5.0% 111
South Florida 92.6 98 3.06 83 2.60 18 39.8% 73 63.8% 37 16.7% 101 94.6 71 4.6% 74 8.6% 44
Southern Miss 109.1 35 2.49 15 3.03 43 37.9% 47 54.2% 4 24.7% 10 150.3 12 6.0% 42 14.2% 6
Stanford 112.0 22 2.82 46 2.97 40 40.7% 83 69.4% 80 15.4% 112 133.2 17 7.1% 20 8.0% 53
Syracuse 95.9 84 2.83 47 3.88 119 41.3% 89 76.7% 117 19.0% 64 61.0 119 3.9% 91 4.4% 115
TCU 96.4 83 2.92 62 4.07 127 36.1% 36 75.0% 102 16.3% 108 152.4 10 9.4% 6 9.6% 21
Temple 112.0 22 2.38 11 2.95 37 34.9% 26 83.8% 127 23.2% 20 169.2 3 10.7% 2 11.4% 9
Tennessee 97.3 79 3.14 91 2.99 41 40.9% 85 61.3% 25 21.9% 30 122.8 27 4.8% 68 8.9% 35
Defense 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 106.1 43 2.93 65 3.90 121 38.2% 50 69.6% 81 17.3% 93 163.1 6 4.8% 68 15.0% 3
Texas A&M 110.6 29 2.81 44 2.78 25 38.4% 53 56.5% 8 25.4% 6 115.2 37 6.7% 30 9.6% 21
Texas State 82.1 126 3.11 87 3.54 98 38.1% 49 67.2% 64 18.1% 76 26.9 128 0.6% 128 2.3% 127
Texas Tech 95.1 87 3.31 109 3.79 114 42.3% 101 73.3% 97 16.7% 101 32.9 126 1.9% 123 2.4% 126
Toledo 97.5 78 2.79 42 3.83 116 36.4% 37 70.4% 84 20.3% 45 107.1 52 2.1% 121 8.0% 53
Troy 106.6 39 2.55 19 2.24 5 34.4% 21 73.0% 94 22.2% 28 100.9 63 5.0% 60 6.0% 98
Tulane 109.2 34 2.37 10 3.23 65 35.3% 31 64.9% 48 24.6% 12 108.9 46 9.1% 8 7.0% 77
Tulsa 94.2 90 2.85 50 3.36 76 37.8% 46 65.1% 50 18.4% 72 89.4 90 5.9% 43 5.6% 103
UCLA 111.3 26 2.90 57 3.43 87 35.2% 29 64.4% 41 16.1% 110 97.9 69 3.3% 101 8.9% 35
UL-Lafayette 102.1 60 2.52 18 3.47 94 33.0% 13 57.8% 11 19.9% 52 83.7 97 4.1% 86 6.8% 80
UL-Monroe 85.1 122 3.35 114 3.05 47 47.0% 125 70.5% 86 16.7% 101 66.6 113 2.1% 121 7.0% 77
UNLV 86.2 118 3.07 84 3.91 122 43.1% 110 73.2% 95 17.6% 85 73.2 107 4.1% 86 6.1% 96
USC 111.1 28 2.77 38 2.82 28 33.3% 15 78.0% 121 18.0% 80 86.8 93 5.1% 58 6.2% 92
Utah 105.2 46 3.03 74 2.43 10 42.6% 106 69.0% 78 21.9% 30 122.2 29 6.3% 35 9.1% 31
Utah State 100.5 66 3.04 79 3.25 66 39.5% 69 71.7% 90 18.8% 67 111.7 41 3.9% 91 8.8% 38
UTEP 84.9 123 3.45 120 4.05 126 46.4% 124 73.2% 95 14.9% 117 51.5 123 1.7% 124 7.0% 77
UTSA 99.7 70 2.99 70 3.09 52 40.0% 79 65.2% 51 17.8% 82 98.7 68 2.4% 117 10.3% 17
Vanderbilt 101.9 61 2.99 70 3.63 105 41.1% 88 62.9% 31 22.0% 29 62.2 117 1.6% 125 6.0% 98
Virginia 91.5 101 3.25 103 3.14 58 41.3% 89 67.7% 71 18.1% 76 101.4 60 5.1% 58 9.5% 24
Virginia Tech 111.2 27 2.62 23 2.57 15 37.0% 40 55.9% 6 24.2% 15 107.4 50 4.5% 77 8.8% 38
Wake Forest 104.2 49 2.72 35 3.33 73 38.2% 50 64.3% 38 21.5% 37 138.3 16 7.8% 12 10.6% 14
Washington 112.2 20 2.90 57 2.73 23 35.4% 33 60.4% 19 18.1% 76 165.1 5 8.1% 10 13.2% 7
Washington State 109.8 32 2.68 33 3.05 47 37.2% 42 60.6% 22 25.2% 7 68.7 110 2.4% 117 6.8% 80
West Virginia 99.5 72 3.21 99 3.34 74 39.8% 73 80.0% 124 16.9% 98 70.9 109 2.6% 114 6.4% 87
Western Kentucky 128.1 5 2.19 3 2.83 29 31.5% 6 58.7% 15 24.9% 9 92.8 75 4.1% 86 8.2% 51
Western Michigan 89.0 107 2.95 68 3.84 118 39.2% 61 76.2% 114 19.9% 52 114.7 39 6.2% 37 5.3% 109
Wisconsin 111.7 24 2.63 25 2.58 17 32.4% 9 58.3% 14 21.5% 37 106.9 53 3.8% 97 9.0% 34
Wyoming 103.1 55 3.03 74 3.30 70 39.3% 64 76.3% 115 19.2% 62 132.7 18 5.3% 54 8.4% 49