Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 11/11/17

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.
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 97.7 72 3.35 119 3.07 56 38.3% 71 75.9% 108 18.0% 79 70.2 106 4.6 71 4.5 111
Akron 83.9 121 3.27 108 3.78 110 44.5% 122 66.7% 54 17.2% 89 55.0 121 2.7 111 3.4 121
Alabama 129.0 7 2.54 25 2.57 20 30.1% 4 73.7% 96 22.0% 40 124.0 33 5.6 47 12.0 9
Appalachian State 95.4 81 2.64 37 3.91 117 35.4% 36 62.5% 33 21.8% 45 121.1 34 7.3 25 11.2 13
Arizona 99.9 64 2.92 66 2.11 9 39.3% 82 68.9% 78 16.4% 100 91.9 79 6.2 34 4.4 113
Arizona State 95.8 77 3.23 105 3.62 99 42.3% 111 80.8% 123 16.8% 95 131.9 26 5.3 59 10.6 18
Arkansas 94.6 92 3.41 122 3.45 83 41.9% 106 86.1% 130 13.3% 127 69.0 112 3.5 95 6.8 75
Arkansas State 95.1 85 2.78 52 2.68 26 36.7% 52 72.0% 92 20.8% 53 158.3 4 9.7 4 9.1 40
Army 90.1 107 3.37 120 2.73 28 39.9% 90 78.6% 119 15.2% 112 110.1 50 3.0 104 13.8 4
Auburn 130.7 4 2.33 11 3.22 69 32.1% 12 66.7% 54 20.1% 62 147.0 8 10.5 3 8.7 45
Ball State 80.4 127 3.24 106 3.67 103 41.1% 100 73.1% 95 17.9% 81 119.0 36 7.6 19 9.5 34
Baylor 105.0 48 2.76 44 3.22 69 39.5% 85 63.3% 38 22.3% 35 96.0 74 5.6 47 6.1 87
Boise State 109.0 38 2.62 35 3.19 67 31.7% 10 71.7% 91 20.3% 59 133.1 23 8.0 13 7.1 69
Boston College 106.0 45 2.89 62 3.46 86 34.6% 25 64.3% 43 17.2% 89 89.7 83 3.4 97 7.1 69
Bowling Green 76.5 129 3.30 114 3.98 120 46.9% 128 64.7% 46 17.5% 87 52.6 124 2.8 108 3.8 117
Buffalo 95.3 82 3.12 89 3.71 105 38.8% 75 78.0% 116 14.4% 121 65.6 115 2.8 108 7.8 56
BYU 100.2 63 3.15 95 2.80 35 38.1% 67 74.0% 100 16.2% 102 69.4 110 1.8 125 6.6 80
California 95.3 82 3.44 125 2.80 35 42.4% 112 81.6% 126 16.1% 104 104.6 59 5.7 44 7.8 56
Central Florida 95.8 77 2.76 44 3.39 77 37.6% 61 55.6% 14 19.4% 67 73.7 101 2.6 112 5.0 101
Central Michigan 83.6 123 3.03 80 4.13 124 38.6% 72 78.0% 116 15.0% 115 107.6 52 5.6 47 6.4 84
Charlotte 77.4 128 3.22 104 3.59 96 40.0% 93 77.1% 113 14.7% 119 51.1 125 2.0 122 4.4 113
Cincinnati 97.4 73 3.01 77 2.98 51 36.5% 49 61.5% 31 18.3% 75 69.3 111 4.3 77 3.3 122
Clemson 114.4 25 2.56 28 2.75 31 31.7% 10 69.7% 83 21.8% 45 176.2 2 12.4 1 10.6 18
Coastal Carolina 99.2 66 2.97 72 2.41 13 37.0% 54 83.3% 129 19.6% 66 59.6 120 2.4 116 5.7 92
Colorado 90.7 104 3.20 103 3.75 108 41.1% 100 74.4% 104 14.0% 123 70.1 108 2.5 115 5.6 93
Colorado State 90.3 106 3.29 111 3.15 64 43.7% 116 76.5% 110 17.0% 92 90.1 81 6.2 34 5.4 94
Connecticut 88.9 112 2.71 39 4.77 130 40.5% 95 63.6% 40 16.9% 93 105.4 58 4.1 83 4.8 104
Duke 103.4 53 2.84 57 3.08 58 35.2% 33 63.9% 41 22.9% 30 135.0 19 9.5 6 8.4 49
East Carolina 82.3 125 3.48 126 3.61 98 42.6% 113 74.0% 100 13.4% 126 53.5 123 2.4 116 4.8 104
Eastern Michigan 99.2 66 3.07 86 3.47 88 40.6% 97 57.7% 18 15.5% 110 141.5 12 7.8 15 8.6 47
Florida 116.4 21 2.86 60 2.91 44 37.6% 61 52.6% 9 20.3% 59 100.9 68 5.0 64 9.9 27
Florida Atlantic 89.2 111 3.01 77 3.90 116 39.1% 80 68.6% 73 15.8% 107 74.8 99 3.8 89 3.7 120
Florida International 104.7 50 2.61 34 2.86 39 38.8% 75 58.3% 20 23.8% 20 95.9 75 3.9 87 8.8 44
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
Florida State 120.2 14 2.77 47 3.07 56 36.4% 48 69.0% 79 22.2% 36 94.7 77 7.1 30 2.9 124
Fresno State 111.5 30 2.92 66 2.74 29 37.1% 56 56.2% 16 23.5% 22 119.8 35 3.7 90 14.1 3
Georgia 117.5 20 2.93 68 2.29 12 34.8% 29 52.2% 8 17.6% 84 87.8 87 4.5 73 6.3 85
Georgia Southern 86.0 116 3.06 85 3.41 79 40.4% 94 65.4% 50 22.2% 36 102.9 62 4.8 69 7.8 56
Georgia State 94.7 91 2.34 12 3.40 78 32.8% 15 68.0% 66 20.7% 55 48.9 127 2.4 116 4.6 110
Georgia Tech 100.5 62 3.11 88 3.06 55 41.9% 106 58.3% 20 15.6% 108 71.5 104 2.9 105 6.9 72
Hawaii 92.7 102 3.12 89 2.51 16 37.6% 61 66.7% 54 17.8% 82 106.0 56 5.8 41 7.4 65
Houston 120.2 14 2.38 17 3.42 81 34.9% 31 65.1% 49 23.3% 25 101.8 66 2.9 105 6.5 82
Idaho 99.2 66 2.75 42 3.44 82 37.4% 58 75.0% 105 22.9% 30 134.0 20 5.6 47 9.3 38
Illinois 85.5 117 3.29 111 4.21 128 42.8% 114 76.7% 111 16.7% 96 67.6 113 4.9 66 2.5 126
Indiana 115.7 24 2.58 30 2.93 47 37.3% 57 69.0% 79 20.1% 62 135.1 18 5.4 57 15.0 2
Iowa 89.8 108 3.16 98 3.45 83 41.9% 106 50.0% 5 16.5% 98 106.7 53 4.6 71 9.7 32
Iowa State 110.7 35 2.73 41 2.75 31 33.7% 20 66.7% 54 23.2% 27 88.2 86 4.0 85 6.2 86
Kansas 98.2 70 2.81 55 3.31 71 34.8% 29 62.8% 35 24.4% 14 125.6 30 4.5 73 9.8 28
Kansas State 109.9 37 2.90 64 1.81 4 34.1% 23 45.9% 2 20.4% 57 71.7 103 2.4 116 7.2 68
Kent State 102.4 56 2.85 58 3.09 60 39.9% 90 57.7% 18 23.1% 29 138.8 15 1.7 126 13.2 5
Kentucky 94.3 94 3.05 82 3.89 115 42.1% 109 77.8% 114 16.6% 97 127.7 29 3.5 95 11.9 11
Louisiana Tech 85.1 119 3.18 100 4.16 125 44.6% 123 80.6% 122 16.0% 106 75.1 98 3.7 90 5.2 97
Louisville 97.1 74 2.93 68 2.50 15 37.8% 66 67.7% 65 20.4% 57 100.9 68 5.3 59 6.9 72
LSU 102.0 58 3.30 114 3.78 110 38.2% 70 68.0% 66 14.2% 122 140.6 14 9.0 8 10.7 17
Marshall 120.5 13 2.46 20 1.91 5 31.3% 7 60.9% 28 23.5% 22 137.7 16 7.8 15 7.9 54
Maryland 92.3 103 3.19 102 3.41 79 39.5% 85 77.8% 114 16.5% 98 64.3 117 4.7 70 2.3 127
Massachusetts 102.8 55 2.58 30 3.46 86 39.4% 83 64.5% 45 24.1% 17 60.4 119 4.4 76 2.3 127
Memphis 104.0 51 2.66 38 3.45 83 35.6% 39 75.6% 106 21.2% 50 91.1 80 3.2 101 7.3 66
Miami-FL 103.9 52 2.60 33 3.35 72 39.4% 83 65.8% 53 23.4% 24 124.2 32 7.2 28 10.8 16
Miami-OH 93.1 100 2.54 25 3.37 74 35.2% 33 59.3% 24 21.6% 48 102.9 62 4.5 73 7.6 61
Michigan 121.9 11 2.20 7 2.53 17 32.6% 13 47.6% 3 27.0% 4 170.8 3 9.7 4 12.2 8
Michigan State 119.6 17 2.52 24 3.08 58 33.6% 18 68.8% 75 19.8% 65 102.2 64 5.1 62 8.6 47
Middle Tennessee 110.9 33 2.75 42 2.21 10 35.9% 43 70.2% 87 20.2% 61 114.5 41 4.9 66 8.1 50
Minnesota 93.1 100 3.09 87 2.91 44 41.7% 103 65.0% 48 18.7% 71 83.9 89 5.7 44 4.0 116
Mississippi State 124.5 10 2.40 18 3.54 92 38.1% 67 70.0% 84 21.2% 50 100.0 72 9.0 8 8.0 51
Missouri 106.8 42 2.79 54 3.19 67 35.9% 43 68.8% 75 23.9% 19 88.5 85 5.2 61 9.4 37
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
Navy 118.9 18 2.77 47 1.96 6 37.4% 58 53.3% 12 24.7% 13 110.2 49 1.6 127 10.1 23
NC State 111.2 31 2.76 44 2.78 34 35.0% 32 63.3% 38 22.1% 39 104.0 61 5.9 40 7.3 66
Nebraska 101.1 59 3.51 128 2.49 14 45.7% 126 68.4% 70 13.3% 127 54.5 122 2.3 121 4.5 111
Nevada 94.3 94 2.98 75 3.71 105 40.5% 95 68.8% 75 19.9% 64 82.9 91 2.4 116 7.6 61
New Mexico 110.7 35 2.81 55 1.80 3 32.9% 16 69.2% 81 21.4% 49 67.0 114 2.8 108 4.7 108
New Mexico State 94.8 88 3.05 82 2.90 42 39.7% 89 64.3% 43 20.8% 53 106.6 54 7.1 30 6.7 76
North Carolina 107.8 40 3.03 80 3.58 94 38.9% 78 72.3% 93 18.3% 75 113.6 43 5.6 47 9.1 40
North Texas 98.1 71 2.77 47 3.58 94 38.1% 67 68.2% 68 19.3% 68 86.6 88 4.2 81 4.7 108
Northern Illinois 121.4 12 2.07 3 2.71 27 30.4% 5 59.3% 24 26.4% 7 131.6 27 6.2 34 8.0 51
Northwestern 117.7 19 2.36 13 2.96 49 33.8% 21 57.6% 17 21.7% 47 75.3 97 3.6 92 5.0 101
Notre Dame 112.4 28 2.55 27 2.54 19 35.2% 33 68.2% 68 22.0% 40 111.6 46 5.0 64 6.1 87
Ohio 95.5 80 2.36 13 3.60 97 35.7% 40 59.3% 24 25.5% 11 90.1 81 4.2 81 7.9 54
Ohio State 131.0 3 2.11 5 3.16 66 27.3% 2 60.9% 28 25.1% 12 132.7 24 7.4 23 7.8 56
Oklahoma 96.1 75 3.28 110 2.66 24 39.5% 85 81.2% 125 18.6% 72 118.6 37 3.6 92 11.0 14
Oklahoma State 128.7 8 2.57 29 1.54 1 31.0% 6 75.7% 107 23.6% 21 118.1 38 7.4 23 5.3 96
Old Dominion 83.9 121 2.93 68 3.99 121 39.5% 85 81.1% 124 17.6% 84 133.6 22 7.2 28 9.8 28
Ole Miss 84.4 120 3.42 124 3.54 92 45.9% 127 73.8% 99 15.1% 113 140.8 13 7.3 25 15.7 1
Oregon 106.1 43 2.63 36 2.90 42 33.3% 17 62.5% 33 22.8% 33 133.7 21 6.3 33 10.0 24
Oregon State 88.8 113 3.34 117 3.36 73 43.7% 116 82.9% 128 13.1% 129 73.3 102 3.3 98 4.8 104
Penn State 103.4 53 2.77 47 3.12 61 34.7% 27 70.6% 88 22.2% 36 106.6 54 4.9 66 7.6 61
Pittsburgh 81.1 126 3.41 122 3.99 121 41.6% 102 73.7% 96 18.0% 79 79.2 95 4.3 77 6.9 72
Purdue 138.4 1 2.31 10 3.01 53 29.6% 3 62.9% 36 24.4% 14 80.6 92 2.6 112 7.5 64
Rice 83.5 124 3.82 130 3.81 113 41.0% 99 71.1% 90 12.9% 130 145.1 9 6.0 37 9.5 34
Rutgers 94.3 94 3.18 100 3.62 99 39.0% 79 66.7% 54 13.8% 124 74.3 100 4.3 77 5.2 97
San Diego State 106.0 45 2.85 58 3.13 62 37.6% 61 70.0% 84 17.1% 91 141.8 11 8.6 11 8.9 42
San Jose State 85.5 117 3.27 108 4.17 126 44.1% 119 70.1% 86 13.8% 124 51.0 126 1.6 127 5.1 99
SMU 102.1 57 3.02 79 2.66 24 36.8% 53 62.2% 32 18.1% 78 152.4 7 7.3 25 8.0 51
South Alabama 100.7 61 2.99 76 2.98 51 35.4% 36 66.7% 54 18.3% 75 75.8 96 2.9 105 7.1 69
South Carolina 107.2 41 2.97 72 2.74 29 38.7% 74 82.6% 127 21.0% 52 97.8 73 3.9 87 9.2 39
South Florida 110.9 33 2.08 4 2.97 50 31.4% 8 50.0% 5 28.4% 2 143.9 10 9.3 7 9.8 28
Southern Miss 130.5 5 1.95 1 3.74 107 33.6% 18 58.3% 20 28.6% 1 104.5 60 4.3 77 9.8 28
Stanford 94.3 94 3.32 116 3.94 118 43.9% 118 64.1% 42 14.8% 118 112.8 44 5.6 47 10.5 21
Syracuse 105.5 47 2.89 62 2.53 17 39.9% 90 51.9% 7 23.3% 25 70.4 105 6.0 37 1.5 130
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
TCU 136.5 2 2.37 16 1.68 2 24.3% 1 60.9% 28 26.8% 6 132.5 25 6.0 37 8.7 45
Temple 104.9 49 2.77 47 2.89 41 35.7% 40 74.1% 102 22.0% 40 116.2 39 7.8 15 6.5 82
Tennessee 88.0 115 3.57 129 4.05 123 47.4% 130 76.1% 109 15.1% 113 100.7 70 6.7 32 10.0 24
Texas 113.4 26 2.19 6 3.69 104 36.0% 46 42.9% 1 27.9% 3 115.8 40 5.7 44 6.7 76
Texas A&M 112.9 27 2.91 65 3.15 64 36.1% 47 63.0% 37 22.0% 40 130.3 28 8.8 10 12.0 9
Texas State 95.9 76 2.94 71 2.24 11 35.4% 36 60.0% 27 22.0% 40 101.8 66 4.1 83 8.9 42
Texas Tech 94.5 93 3.14 93 2.87 40 35.9% 43 70.7% 89 14.6% 120 70.2 106 3.3 98 5.4 94
Toledo 88.8 113 3.14 93 3.37 74 39.1% 80 65.7% 51 18.6% 72 88.8 84 3.1 103 6.7 76
Troy 112.0 29 2.23 8 2.60 21 34.0% 22 74.3% 103 26.0% 9 111.0 47 11.1 2 5.1 99
Tulane 98.9 69 3.15 95 3.47 88 42.2% 110 66.7% 54 17.6% 84 70.1 108 4.0 85 1.9 129
Tulsa 89.7 109 3.13 91 4.60 129 41.7% 103 53.1% 11 15.6% 108 65.2 116 1.9 124 6.7 76
UAB 108.1 39 2.42 19 3.37 74 37.4% 58 54.3% 13 24.1% 17 60.5 118 2.6 112 4.8 104
UCLA 94.8 88 3.26 107 3.94 118 44.4% 120 79.4% 121 15.5% 110 79.8 94 5.5 53 3.8 117
UL-Lafayette 90.7 104 3.34 117 1.97 7 43.0% 115 78.9% 120 16.4% 100 83.5 90 5.5 53 5.8 89
UL-Monroe 72.8 130 3.39 121 3.64 102 44.4% 120 65.7% 51 16.2% 102 95.3 76 5.5 53 6.6 80
UNLV 93.9 98 3.29 111 2.91 44 47.3% 129 67.3% 64 15.0% 115 40.3 129 1.4 129 5.0 101
USC 94.8 88 3.17 99 3.86 114 41.7% 103 58.3% 20 15.0% 115 136.8 17 7.6 19 10.6 18
Utah 111.2 31 2.86 60 2.85 37 35.7% 40 68.4% 70 22.9% 30 79.9 93 5.8 41 2.7 125
Utah State 94.9 87 3.13 91 3.49 91 40.6% 97 66.7% 54 18.4% 74 108.4 51 3.2 101 9.7 32
UTEP 89.3 110 3.48 126 4.19 127 44.7% 124 76.9% 112 16.9% 93 40.3 129 2.0 122 3.2 123
UTSA 125.1 9 2.26 9 2.04 8 36.5% 49 66.7% 54 26.1% 8 125.3 31 5.8 41 10.0 24
Vanderbilt 93.2 99 3.15 95 3.79 112 45.2% 125 73.7% 96 19.1% 69 102.1 65 7.8 15 7.7 60
Virginia 95.2 84 3.05 82 3.63 101 37.7% 65 66.7% 54 16.1% 104 105.6 57 5.5 53 10.4 22
Virginia Tech 120.0 16 2.36 13 3.04 54 34.6% 25 47.8% 4 25.6% 10 110.3 48 7.5 22 4.4 113
Wake Forest 116.4 21 2.72 40 2.63 22 36.5% 49 68.4% 70 24.2% 16 113.9 42 3.6 92 11.0 14
Washington 116.1 23 2.48 21 2.65 23 32.6% 13 64.7% 46 18.8% 70 155.1 6 8.0 13 9.5 34
Washington State 130.0 6 2.04 2 3.14 63 31.5% 9 52.9% 10 27.0% 4 176.3 1 8.4 12 12.6 7
West Virginia 95.6 79 2.50 23 3.76 109 38.6% 72 55.6% 14 22.6% 34 100.4 71 5.1 62 5.8 89
Western Kentucky 95.1 85 2.58 30 3.48 90 37.0% 54 68.6% 73 20.6% 56 46.6 128 1.4 129 3.8 117
Western Michigan 100.8 60 2.49 22 2.76 33 34.7% 27 72.7% 94 23.2% 27 94.0 78 5.4 57 5.8 89
Wisconsin 106.1 43 2.78 52 2.85 37 38.8% 75 69.2% 81 17.7% 83 157.4 5 7.6 19 11.8 12
Wyoming 99.9 64 2.97 72 2.95 48 34.4% 24 78.3% 118 17.4% 88 111.9 45 3.3 98 13.1 6