Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 12/3/16

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.
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 124.3 6 2.23 5 3.37 80 25.3% 1 65.2% 52 22.8% 24 93.4 83 5.3% 54 7.9% 65
Akron 93.9 92 3.19 98 3.43 87 44.2% 119 73.8% 102 16.5% 106 60.0 118 2.7% 112 5.5% 106
Alabama 163.1 1 2.02 1 2.06 4 26.0% 2 58.1% 12 25.3% 8 156.3 8 7.0% 20 10.7% 13
Appalachian State 91.0 103 2.93 62 3.50 95 37.6% 43 57.1% 7 18.5% 71 115.6 34 4.5% 74 8.6% 43
Arizona 96.6 81 3.18 97 3.48 94 39.4% 63 60.7% 25 16.6% 105 91.1 88 5.7% 46 6.6% 84
Arizona State 120.4 10 2.55 19 2.91 39 39.0% 59 57.1% 7 25.1% 9 100.1 69 4.9% 63 6.4% 86
Arkansas 95.4 89 3.06 81 4.27 127 44.2% 119 68.9% 74 17.2% 95 103.7 58 4.6% 71 6.8% 81
Arkansas State 105.6 47 2.66 30 2.52 17 32.9% 14 68.8% 72 21.8% 32 158.6 7 9.4% 5 9.8% 21
Army 100.8 65 2.90 59 2.66 21 34.4% 21 67.7% 67 20.3% 44 99.0 70 10.4% 3 4.7% 114
Auburn 118.3 11 2.58 22 2.78 27 34.7% 25 64.5% 43 22.9% 23 94.1 79 3.4% 100 8.2% 55
Ball State 105.7 46 2.44 14 3.78 111 38.0% 50 60.4% 24 24.4% 15 103.3 59 2.6% 114 9.4% 26
Baylor 102.4 59 2.96 66 3.38 82 40.2% 77 81.6% 126 19.1% 60 116.1 33 5.5% 52 8.8% 38
Boise State 110.8 31 3.12 89 2.78 27 41.8% 95 85.4% 128 17.1% 97 100.6 68 4.2% 80 8.8% 38
Boston College 121.4 8 2.40 13 2.40 9 32.4% 11 57.9% 11 22.8% 24 153.8 9 6.5% 31 16.7% 1
Bowling Green 94.7 90 3.03 74 3.69 108 40.4% 81 78.3% 120 16.7% 102 106.7 53 5.0% 60 7.6% 68
Buffalo 88.4 110 3.36 115 3.14 58 43.3% 112 67.7% 67 17.1% 97 107.8 49 5.3% 54 8.0% 61
BYU 112.9 24 2.87 53 2.50 13 35.4% 34 59.3% 17 21.9% 30 102.4 61 4.7% 68 7.0% 75
California 89.1 109 3.52 124 4.36 128 45.1% 121 73.6% 101 12.1% 127 66.1 111 3.1% 105 6.2% 91
Central Florida 99.1 71 3.00 67 2.79 29 37.1% 42 64.4% 40 19.1% 60 149.5 10 7.5% 15 11.2% 11
Central Michigan 106.1 44 2.83 48 3.11 52 37.8% 47 81.2% 125 20.5% 42 85.9 94 3.8% 95 5.5% 106
Charlotte 106.8 39 2.77 37 2.69 24 39.2% 61 66.7% 58 18.2% 73 51.5 122 2.4% 117 4.4% 115
Cincinnati 91.6 99 3.03 74 3.28 69 38.2% 52 65.9% 55 19.5% 54 75.0 106 3.2% 103 6.7% 83
Clemson 113.7 20 2.72 34 2.26 6 32.5% 12 66.7% 58 21.2% 39 168.2 4 7.5% 15 13.3% 7
Colorado 94.1 91 3.45 119 3.07 48 39.8% 72 70.4% 81 11.2% 128 113.0 37 6.0% 41 7.8% 66
Colorado State 91.1 102 3.25 102 3.90 118 39.6% 71 69.6% 77 18.0% 77 124.7 26 7.4% 18 10.5% 16
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 100.1 66 2.78 40 3.05 44 34.7% 25 61.7% 28 20.0% 48 62.0 117 4.2% 80 3.3% 122
Duke 109.9 33 2.85 52 2.31 7 39.4% 63 72.5% 95 23.9% 18 123.8 27 7.5% 15 9.4% 26
East Carolina 84.9 122 3.52 124 3.21 63 42.9% 106 71.1% 85 18.8% 66 28.5 127 1.1% 126 2.6% 125
Eastern Michigan 95.8 86 3.12 89 3.46 92 42.5% 104 78.3% 120 17.3% 91 80.1 100 3.7% 96 6.0% 97
Florida 109.0 36 2.61 25 3.77 109 38.8% 57 68.8% 72 23.7% 19 126.8 22 10.2% 4 8.3% 51
Florida Atlantic 89.4 107 3.38 118 3.63 104 43.5% 114 75.6% 111 15.2% 114 101.4 62 4.7% 68 7.4% 72
Florida International 80.5 127 3.70 128 3.30 73 47.2% 126 74.4% 104 15.2% 114 65.6 113 3.0% 107 5.6% 105
Florida State 101.7 61 2.88 54 3.15 60 37.8% 47 65.5% 53 19.0% 63 189.1 2 7.6% 14 14.8% 4
Fresno State 91.6 99 3.45 119 3.34 76 45.3% 122 75.0% 107 14.0% 120 79.7 102 5.0% 60 5.0% 111
Georgia 105.6 47 2.78 40 3.37 80 34.1% 19 75.6% 111 16.8% 100 105.9 54 6.9% 22 7.8% 66
Georgia Southern 103.2 57 2.81 45 2.87 33 39.4% 63 65.0% 48 21.8% 32 52.6 121 1.0% 127 5.4% 108
Georgia State 87.9 111 3.24 101 3.40 84 38.7% 55 73.4% 100 13.4% 124 75.6 105 2.7% 112 5.8% 101
Georgia Tech 85.0 121 3.35 113 3.26 67 42.0% 97 71.8% 89 14.0% 120 67.6 109 3.6% 99 3.8% 120
Hawaii 96.1 84 3.20 99 3.07 48 42.2% 100 75.0% 107 19.5% 54 89.9 90 3.2% 103 9.2% 31
Houston 136.2 3 2.29 7 1.85 3 31.2% 5 63.2% 34 26.7% 3 100.9 65 7.0% 20 5.8% 101
Idaho 98.3 75 2.70 33 4.06 126 42.3% 101 65.8% 54 18.9% 65 93.4 83 2.9% 108 8.0% 61
Illinois 91.0 103 3.02 71 3.81 113 40.7% 82 75.5% 110 20.1% 46 131.1 19 9.0% 7 6.2% 91
Indiana 110.2 32 2.59 24 3.00 43 33.0% 15 61.4% 26 22.4% 28 101.3 63 5.8% 44 8.5% 46
Iowa 87.5 113 3.01 70 2.94 42 36.9% 41 67.4% 63 13.6% 123 112.6 38 6.2% 35 8.4% 49
Iowa State 97.2 78 3.32 110 3.45 89 41.9% 96 71.9% 91 16.8% 100 80.0 101 3.9% 90 7.5% 70
Kansas 102.3 60 3.08 84 3.10 51 43.8% 116 66.0% 56 19.6% 51 125.7 25 6.8% 25 8.5% 46
Kansas State 115.6 15 2.65 29 3.53 97 37.9% 49 57.1% 7 22.6% 26 106.9 51 4.8% 65 9.7% 23
Kent State 99.4 68 2.58 22 3.13 53 42.3% 101 67.4% 63 19.3% 56 93.9 81 3.9% 90 7.5% 70
Kentucky 84.6 123 3.62 127 3.84 115 48.6% 127 73.2% 96 12.9% 126 97.3 76 5.2% 57 8.3% 51
Louisiana Tech 91.2 101 3.11 87 2.62 20 42.0% 97 71.8% 89 17.8% 80 108.9 48 4.6% 71 10.4% 17
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 112.0 29 2.37 11 3.09 50 31.3% 7 76.9% 118 26.2% 5 105.5 55 5.4% 53 8.7% 42
LSU 104.2 51 2.77 37 3.56 99 31.2% 5 61.9% 29 17.2% 95 148.6 12 8.8% 9 8.5% 46
Marshall 93.0 96 3.26 105 2.90 36 41.0% 85 63.2% 34 18.7% 68 123.5 28 4.9% 63 10.6% 15
Maryland 76.3 128 3.32 110 3.93 121 43.0% 108 62.5% 30 17.5% 87 135.3 18 4.1% 82 13.4% 6
Massachusetts 87.1 114 3.36 115 3.51 96 44.1% 118 59.6% 20 17.8% 80 109.6 43 6.2% 35 5.9% 100
Memphis 100.0 67 3.14 93 3.42 86 38.8% 57 65.0% 48 17.3% 91 54.0 120 3.3% 101 3.1% 124
Miami-FL 118.1 12 2.26 6 3.60 102 36.8% 39 64.1% 38 27.6% 2 113.7 36 5.0% 60 8.6% 43
Miami-OH 98.4 74 2.88 54 3.28 69 36.8% 39 74.0% 103 18.2% 73 100.8 66 6.0% 41 4.9% 113
Michigan 134.6 4 2.17 2 2.42 10 31.7% 9 58.3% 13 26.7% 3 201.4 1 11.5% 1 16.2% 2
Michigan State 105.0 50 2.62 26 3.13 53 35.2% 31 64.4% 40 21.9% 30 51.5 122 2.9% 108 4.4% 115
Middle Tennessee 87.6 112 3.55 126 2.38 8 41.1% 87 71.6% 87 13.3% 125 77.3 104 4.1% 82 5.8% 101
Minnesota 113.6 21 2.44 14 2.59 19 34.4% 21 71.4% 86 24.5% 14 117.1 32 6.6% 28 8.4% 49
Mississippi State 106.4 43 2.80 44 3.83 114 40.2% 77 63.2% 34 20.8% 41 82.5 99 4.4% 76 7.0% 75
Missouri 93.4 93 3.31 108 3.45 89 42.1% 99 69.6% 77 17.5% 87 109.0 47 4.7% 68 9.3% 30
Navy 99.2 70 3.10 86 2.71 26 39.4% 63 74.4% 104 17.0% 99 59.8 119 4.1% 82 3.2% 123
NC State 120.8 9 2.22 4 3.05 44 35.0% 29 60.0% 21 23.2% 21 109.4 46 7.9% 11 5.3% 110
Nebraska 106.8 39 2.73 35 3.13 53 33.1% 16 51.4% 2 19.6% 51 104.1 56 7.4% 18 6.1% 93
Nevada 85.6 119 3.32 110 3.63 104 43.4% 113 66.7% 58 15.3% 113 78.1 103 6.2% 35 4.0% 118
New Mexico 105.8 45 3.00 67 2.69 24 37.6% 43 64.3% 39 19.7% 50 103.1 60 6.8% 25 8.9% 35
New Mexico State 99.3 69 3.04 77 3.31 74 39.9% 74 62.5% 30 20.2% 45 46.3 125 2.8% 110 2.3% 127
North Carolina 89.3 108 3.37 117 2.92 40 43.2% 111 69.7% 80 13.8% 122 101.0 64 4.6% 71 8.2% 55
North Texas 93.1 95 3.26 105 2.83 30 41.0% 85 68.2% 70 15.9% 111 126.6 23 6.6% 28 8.1% 58
Northern Illinois 104.1 52 3.03 74 3.45 89 41.6% 94 68.4% 71 17.6% 84 89.5 91 3.1% 105 8.1% 58
Northwestern 114.8 17 2.92 61 1.63 2 34.4% 21 78.6% 122 21.4% 36 88.4 93 2.4% 117 8.8% 38
Notre Dame 123.2 7 2.67 31 2.42 10 35.6% 35 64.7% 44 19.8% 49 64.5 114 4.5% 74 3.6% 121
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 110.9 30 2.53 18 2.58 18 34.0% 18 63.6% 37 24.0% 16 128.3 20 6.3% 33 11.3% 10
Ohio State 137.2 2 2.35 9 1.02 1 30.3% 3 50.0% 1 28.6% 1 88.7 92 3.9% 90 7.0% 75
Oklahoma 112.1 28 2.82 47 3.31 74 40.2% 77 80.0% 123 18.0% 77 85.4 97 4.1% 82 6.3% 89
Oklahoma State 101.2 62 3.02 71 3.20 62 39.5% 68 59.1% 15 21.8% 32 109.5 44 4.4% 76 9.4% 26
Old Dominion 95.8 86 2.93 62 3.24 65 38.7% 55 70.8% 84 16.4% 107 128.2 21 8.0% 10 10.0% 20
Ole Miss 103.5 54 2.89 58 3.36 78 41.3% 88 64.7% 44 18.6% 70 85.8 95 2.6% 114 9.2% 31
Oregon 86.8 116 3.48 122 3.99 122 49.7% 128 75.0% 107 17.3% 91 93.4 83 5.6% 48 3.9% 119
Oregon State 92.7 97 3.51 123 2.93 41 46.2% 123 66.0% 56 14.6% 118 85.5 96 2.8% 110 7.6% 68
Penn State 113.8 19 2.62 26 2.87 33 37.7% 45 62.8% 33 23.3% 20 122.8 29 5.7% 46 10.4% 17
Pittsburgh 103.9 53 2.49 16 3.58 100 32.8% 13 67.4% 63 21.3% 38 126.1 24 5.6% 48 9.0% 33
Purdue 86.2 118 3.14 93 3.60 102 40.0% 75 72.0% 92 21.0% 40 93.7 82 3.7% 96 8.0% 61
Rice 90.8 105 3.22 100 3.58 100 43.1% 109 67.4% 63 17.4% 89 98.6 71 6.2% 35 8.6% 43
Rutgers 89.5 106 3.25 102 3.46 92 43.7% 115 76.4% 114 17.4% 89 96.6 78 6.9% 22 6.4% 86
San Diego State 109.8 34 2.74 36 2.90 36 34.1% 19 72.2% 93 17.9% 79 121.0 31 6.9% 22 6.4% 86
San Jose State 96.1 84 3.15 95 3.77 109 42.9% 106 59.1% 15 14.8% 117 140.9 14 6.6% 28 10.7% 13
SMU 101.2 62 3.12 89 3.29 72 41.5% 92 76.7% 116 18.3% 72 97.5 74 6.8% 25 5.7% 104
South Alabama 85.5 120 3.04 77 3.36 78 39.5% 68 61.4% 26 19.3% 56 110.9 41 6.2% 35 6.5% 85
South Carolina 97.6 76 3.06 81 4.03 124 43.8% 116 56.6% 5 19.2% 59 98.5 73 5.3% 54 5.4% 108
South Florida 93.4 93 3.12 89 2.50 13 40.0% 75 69.4% 76 16.1% 109 92.4 86 4.1% 82 8.1% 58
Southern Miss 116.2 14 2.34 8 2.84 31 36.4% 36 60.0% 21 26.2% 5 135.8 16 4.4% 76 13.3% 7
Stanford 112.7 25 2.79 42 3.15 60 40.8% 83 70.6% 83 14.2% 119 137.4 15 7.8% 13 8.0% 61
Syracuse 96.4 82 2.83 48 3.88 117 41.3% 88 76.7% 116 19.0% 63 63.1 116 3.9% 90 4.4% 115
TCU 98.7 72 2.88 54 3.99 122 35.1% 30 76.5% 115 16.4% 107 149.5 10 8.9% 8 9.8% 21
Temple 115.4 16 2.35 9 2.88 35 34.7% 25 83.8% 127 24.0% 16 183.4 3 10.8% 2 11.7% 9
Tennessee 96.2 83 3.17 96 3.13 53 41.5% 92 59.3% 17 21.4% 36 114.8 35 4.8% 65 8.3% 51
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 106.6 42 2.93 62 3.90 118 38.2% 52 69.6% 77 17.3% 91 164.8 5 4.8% 65 15.0% 3
Texas A&M 108.5 37 2.88 54 2.68 23 39.2% 61 57.1% 7 24.9% 10 109.5 44 6.3% 33 9.4% 26
Texas State 82.5 126 3.11 87 3.54 98 38.1% 51 67.2% 62 18.1% 75 27.9 128 0.6% 128 2.3% 127
Texas Tech 95.7 88 3.31 108 3.79 112 42.3% 101 73.3% 99 16.7% 102 33.5 126 1.9% 123 2.4% 126
Toledo 97.1 79 2.83 48 3.64 107 36.7% 38 69.2% 75 20.5% 42 107.2 50 2.2% 121 8.3% 51
Troy 107.8 38 2.56 20 2.17 5 34.9% 28 72.2% 93 22.5% 27 100.7 67 5.2% 57 6.1% 93
Tulane 109.2 35 2.37 11 3.23 64 35.3% 33 64.9% 46 24.6% 11 112.2 39 9.1% 6 7.0% 75
Tulsa 96.8 80 2.81 45 3.39 83 37.7% 45 65.1% 51 19.1% 60 92.0 87 5.9% 43 6.0% 97
UCLA 112.3 26 2.90 59 3.43 87 35.2% 31 64.4% 40 16.1% 109 98.6 71 3.3% 101 8.9% 35
UL-Lafayette 105.1 49 2.50 17 3.34 76 32.0% 10 56.8% 6 19.6% 51 85.4 97 4.1% 82 7.1% 74
UL-Monroe 84.5 125 3.35 113 3.05 44 47.0% 125 70.5% 82 16.7% 102 66.6 110 2.1% 122 7.0% 75
UNLV 87.0 115 3.07 83 3.91 120 43.1% 109 73.2% 96 17.6% 84 72.5 107 4.1% 82 6.1% 93
USC 117.7 13 2.79 42 2.66 21 33.2% 17 78.0% 119 17.7% 83 91.0 89 5.6% 48 6.1% 93
Utah 106.8 39 3.04 77 2.43 12 42.8% 105 66.7% 58 21.8% 32 121.6 30 6.1% 40 9.5% 24
Utah State 102.5 58 3.04 77 3.25 66 39.5% 68 71.7% 88 18.8% 66 111.1 40 3.9% 90 8.8% 38
UTEP 84.6 123 3.45 119 4.05 125 46.4% 124 73.2% 96 14.9% 116 50.2 124 1.7% 124 7.0% 75
UTSA 97.3 77 3.00 67 3.13 53 40.2% 77 64.9% 46 17.6% 84 94.1 79 2.4% 117 10.1% 19
Vanderbilt 103.4 55 2.93 62 3.63 104 41.4% 91 62.5% 30 23.2% 21 65.7 112 1.7% 124 6.3% 89
Virginia 91.8 98 3.25 102 3.14 58 41.3% 88 67.7% 67 18.1% 75 104.0 57 5.1% 59 9.5% 24
Virginia Tech 112.3 26 2.68 32 2.50 13 38.2% 52 56.2% 4 24.6% 11 97.4 75 4.3% 79 7.4% 72
Wake Forest 101.0 64 2.84 51 3.28 69 39.0% 59 65.0% 48 20.1% 46 146.4 13 7.9% 11 11.0% 12
Washington 114.6 18 2.77 37 2.86 32 34.5% 24 60.0% 21 17.8% 80 160.1 6 6.5% 31 13.9% 5
Washington State 113.4 22 2.64 28 3.05 44 36.4% 36 59.4% 19 25.7% 7 63.6 115 2.5% 116 6.0% 97
West Virginia 98.7 72 3.27 107 3.40 84 40.8% 83 80.0% 123 15.7% 112 72.3 108 2.4% 117 6.8% 81
Western Kentucky 128.9 5 2.18 3 2.90 36 30.6% 4 58.7% 14 24.6% 11 96.7 77 4.0% 89 8.9% 35
Western Michigan 86.5 117 3.08 84 3.86 116 39.8% 72 74.4% 104 18.7% 68 109.7 42 5.8% 44 5.0% 111
Wisconsin 113.2 23 2.56 20 2.50 13 31.6% 8 55.9% 3 22.4% 28 106.9 51 3.7% 96 9.0% 33
Wyoming 103.4 55 3.02 71 3.27 68 39.4% 63 76.3% 113 19.3% 56 135.6 17 5.6% 48 8.2% 55