Innovative Statistics

Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2018 NCAA OFFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 12/1/18

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

Run-blocking stats

  • Line Yards per Carry: For 2018, we are experimenting with a new definition for college line yardage based on film study and generalization. Instead of the ALY figure FO used for the NFL, this one is tighter: the line gets credit for rushing yardage between 0-3 yards (instead of 0-4) and 50% credit for yards 4-8 (instead of 5-10). Anything over 8 yards is quantified as a highlight opportunity, and credit goes to the runner. As with the pro definition, lost yardage still counts for 125%. (Garbage time is filtered out for all line yardage averages.)
  • 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 four yards are available) that gain at least four 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

  • Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for all non-garbage time pass attempts.
  • 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 Line Yards Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Air Force 2.73 32 2.79 19 2.40 99 50.3% 33 74.2% 44 14.4% 12 4.0% 22 3.8% 39 4.3% 15
Akron 1.94 128 1.74 130 2.34 105 41.3% 122 70.0% 70 23.8% 118 8.4% 108 4.3% 51 13.5% 123
Alabama 3.18 2 3.25 2 2.84 45 55.1% 7 84.2% 7 11.7% 3 3.7% 18 2.4% 14 6.2% 39
Appalachian State 2.56 68 2.55 59 2.59 79 44.4% 91 66.7% 89 19.6% 80 6.1% 55 5.5% 76 7.0% 46
Arizona 2.75 26 2.54 64 3.48 4 51.0% 24 76.9% 26 16.2% 25 4.2% 26 2.0% 9 7.5% 56
Arizona State 2.56 70 2.51 69 2.77 52 47.2% 77 66.7% 89 19.7% 81 4.0% 21 3.7% 34 4.5% 17
Arkansas 2.38 97 2.44 84 2.14 113 48.5% 56 81.3% 12 20.7% 92 6.7% 69 5.6% 80 7.7% 58
Arkansas State 2.86 17 2.80 17 3.05 28 50.5% 29 66.7% 89 13.8% 8 5.5% 46 6.8% 103 3.5% 11
Army 2.92 12 2.91 9 2.97 33 48.9% 48 88.2% 4 10.9% 2 2.4% 4 2.6% 16 2.1% 3
Auburn 2.69 35 2.70 33 2.68 64 49.4% 42 71.0% 63 16.2% 26 6.1% 53 4.0% 43 9.6% 97
Ball State 2.64 51 2.58 55 2.89 37 49.5% 41 71.9% 55 17.1% 38 4.5% 30 4.4% 53 4.8% 21
Baylor 2.69 39 2.58 54 3.11 19 49.1% 47 84.6% 6 18.8% 68 7.3% 88 5.4% 74 9.6% 98
Boise State 2.62 59 2.60 48 2.70 62 46.9% 80 81.8% 11 18.3% 50 6.2% 58 5.5% 75 7.3% 49
Boston College 2.29 106 2.33 102 2.17 112 43.0% 104 68.4% 82 21.5% 100 6.3% 61 5.4% 73 7.0% 47
Bowling Green 2.05 126 2.19 118 1.56 128 42.5% 109 80.0% 15 24.1% 121 6.4% 64 4.9% 61 8.5% 73
Buffalo 2.58 63 2.52 68 2.75 55 47.3% 72 75.0% 38 18.1% 47 3.4% 14 1.9% 8 5.4% 33
BYU 2.60 61 2.78 21 1.87 123 50.5% 29 69.0% 78 19.6% 78 7.3% 84 5.1% 65 10.1% 101
California 2.71 34 2.53 65 3.26 11 48.5% 54 60.0% 116 18.5% 57 6.9% 77 6.2% 89 7.9% 63
Central Florida 2.95 8 2.76 25 3.58 2 53.9% 11 80.7% 14 14.9% 15 4.2% 25 2.3% 13 7.4% 54
Central Michigan 2.41 92 2.22 113 2.89 39 47.8% 70 66.7% 89 21.1% 97 9.0% 114 9.4% 127 8.6% 77
Charlotte 2.43 88 2.41 90 2.49 93 45.8% 84 66.7% 89 18.7% 64 10.8% 123 6.6% 98 14.9% 126
Cincinnati 2.69 36 2.57 57 3.11 20 48.5% 55 73.8% 46 17.0% 37 7.0% 80 6.3% 91 8.0% 65
Clemson 2.93 11 2.89 14 3.24 13 51.8% 22 65.4% 98 13.8% 10 3.5% 16 2.6% 16 5.0% 26
Coastal Carolina 2.66 48 2.53 67 3.31 6 50.4% 32 79.4% 20 17.2% 39 11.5% 126 12.7% 129 10.1% 100
Colorado 2.23 116 2.11 121 2.81 49 42.2% 112 68.0% 84 24.3% 123 7.5% 90 5.7% 81 9.5% 93
Offense Line Yards Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Colorado State 2.35 101 2.23 110 2.75 56 39.9% 127 80.0% 15 17.9% 43 5.0% 38 3.2% 23 7.5% 55
Connecticut 2.51 77 2.44 83 2.69 63 49.7% 38 69.6% 73 20.2% 89 7.7% 96 9.0% 123 5.9% 35
Duke 2.56 67 2.46 77 2.82 48 44.9% 89 63.6% 102 20.3% 90 6.2% 56 5.5% 78 7.3% 50
East Carolina 2.22 118 2.01 123 2.86 42 41.0% 123 65.4% 98 23.3% 117 4.0% 20 3.3% 25 4.7% 20
Eastern Michigan 2.29 107 2.29 105 2.27 110 42.1% 113 43.3% 130 21.6% 101 9.5% 118 7.4% 113 12.6% 117
Florida 2.91 13 2.89 15 3.02 29 52.5% 17 71.8% 58 15.3% 19 3.5% 15 4.8% 59 0.9% 1
Florida Atlantic 2.42 89 2.47 76 2.26 111 47.3% 73 56.7% 123 21.7% 104 3.1% 9 1.6% 2 4.9% 23
Florida International 2.50 79 2.48 74 2.56 83 43.6% 98 75.0% 38 17.9% 42 2.5% 5 2.8% 18 2.1% 2
Florida State 1.91 130 1.89 129 2.00 119 40.5% 126 62.5% 108 24.9% 125 6.7% 73 6.0% 84 7.4% 53
Fresno State 2.44 86 2.43 87 2.57 82 42.4% 110 72.2% 54 19.6% 79 3.1% 10 1.7% 4 5.3% 31
Georgia 3.07 7 3.02 7 3.25 12 54.1% 10 75.0% 38 16.6% 31 5.5% 45 3.6% 31 8.7% 81
Georgia Southern 2.72 33 2.69 34 2.80 51 51.0% 25 59.3% 118 18.6% 60 14.2% 129 5.4% 71 21.9% 129
Georgia State 2.50 80 2.25 107 3.37 5 48.5% 52 68.0% 84 22.4% 111 7.5% 93 6.0% 85 9.0% 88
Georgia Tech 3.07 6 3.19 3 2.61 76 57.1% 5 73.5% 48 12.0% 4 13.0% 128 9.1% 124 16.1% 127
Hawaii 2.80 21 2.68 38 3.27 10 53.3% 13 68.2% 83 18.8% 65 7.1% 81 6.5% 95 8.1% 66
Houston 2.74 30 2.61 47 3.14 17 52.0% 19 76.9% 26 17.4% 40 4.4% 28 3.0% 20 6.5% 41
Illinois 2.74 27 2.49 73 3.65 1 55.4% 6 76.0% 30 18.8% 66 7.1% 82 5.3% 70 9.5% 95
Indiana 2.69 38 2.59 50 3.08 23 47.8% 69 73.7% 47 16.5% 30 5.3% 44 5.5% 77 5.0% 25
Iowa 2.74 28 2.59 52 3.30 8 49.7% 36 80.0% 15 15.0% 16 3.0% 8 1.9% 7 4.5% 17
Iowa State 2.27 110 2.22 111 2.46 95 44.3% 92 76.0% 30 21.4% 99 6.8% 76 6.4% 94 7.4% 52
Kansas 2.28 108 2.51 70 1.69 127 48.5% 52 64.7% 100 19.1% 72 7.5% 95 6.5% 97 8.7% 79
Kansas State 2.62 57 2.48 75 3.22 14 48.0% 65 50.0% 127 19.5% 76 9.3% 116 7.3% 108 11.6% 110
Kent State 2.29 105 2.20 114 2.50 92 49.7% 37 66.7% 89 26.3% 128 8.9% 112 6.3% 93 12.9% 120
Kentucky 2.83 18 2.90 10 2.54 90 52.5% 16 75.7% 36 15.3% 18 7.9% 100 5.2% 68 11.8% 112
Liberty 2.46 84 2.39 95 2.71 60 42.6% 108 71.4% 60 16.9% 35 4.0% 22 3.6% 32 4.6% 19
Offense Line Yards Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Louisiana Tech 2.33 102 2.22 112 2.76 54 41.4% 119 67.7% 87 19.0% 71 6.4% 63 2.9% 19 10.7% 104
Louisville 2.43 87 2.40 93 2.53 91 46.6% 82 66.7% 89 20.8% 93 9.8% 119 7.4% 113 13.2% 122
LSU 2.56 72 2.43 86 2.99 32 44.0% 94 77.5% 25 19.3% 75 8.3% 104 6.8% 104 10.3% 103
Marshall 2.64 50 2.65 41 2.63 69 47.3% 74 70.3% 69 18.3% 49 4.9% 37 3.8% 40 6.5% 42
Maryland 2.46 82 2.54 62 2.14 114 48.4% 57 80.0% 15 22.3% 110 10.8% 124 9.3% 126 12.2% 116
Massachusetts 2.59 62 2.59 49 2.57 81 48.0% 66 63.2% 105 19.3% 74 8.8% 110 8.9% 122 8.6% 75
Memphis 2.68 40 2.71 30 2.55 87 50.6% 28 92.3% 1 18.6% 63 5.8% 48 3.6% 29 8.7% 83
Miami-FL 2.64 52 2.50 71 3.05 26 44.9% 88 61.8% 112 18.6% 61 7.3% 84 6.5% 96 8.3% 69
Miami-OH 2.39 94 2.31 103 2.59 78 43.2% 100 71.4% 60 20.8% 94 5.3% 43 6.1% 87 4.2% 14
Michigan 2.63 53 2.62 46 2.71 59 44.0% 95 70.8% 64 16.5% 29 4.9% 36 4.9% 63 4.9% 24
Michigan State 2.26 112 2.25 108 2.34 106 41.9% 114 67.7% 87 21.2% 98 4.8% 35 3.6% 29 6.1% 38
Middle Tennessee 2.30 103 2.23 109 2.54 89 43.6% 98 75.0% 38 21.7% 106 7.8% 99 5.1% 66 11.8% 112
Minnesota 2.88 15 2.89 13 2.83 47 48.8% 49 73.1% 50 12.7% 5 7.5% 91 7.3% 109 7.8% 61
Mississippi State 3.18 3 3.10 5 3.53 3 59.9% 2 68.8% 80 14.4% 13 8.6% 109 8.3% 119 8.9% 86
Missouri 2.87 16 2.97 8 2.33 108 51.9% 20 82.8% 9 13.5% 7 3.2% 11 2.6% 15 4.1% 13
Navy 2.69 37 2.69 35 2.68 65 48.2% 61 76.0% 30 15.4% 20 18.1% 130 13.0% 130 22.9% 130
NC State 2.09 125 1.99 124 2.62 73 39.2% 128 69.2% 75 21.8% 107 2.3% 3 2.3% 12 2.4% 5
Nebraska 2.78 23 2.70 31 3.05 27 53.8% 12 68.8% 80 18.5% 59 6.3% 62 4.9% 62 8.7% 79
Nevada 2.39 95 2.39 94 2.38 100 47.1% 78 57.9% 120 20.6% 91 3.0% 7 3.4% 26 2.3% 4
New Mexico 2.42 90 2.39 96 2.56 86 41.5% 118 73.1% 50 21.6% 102 10.4% 121 6.7% 100 14.1% 125
New Mexico State 2.54 74 2.46 79 2.83 46 46.3% 83 64.0% 101 22.6% 113 6.7% 72 5.5% 78 8.2% 68
North Carolina 2.37 98 2.45 80 2.10 115 42.7% 107 69.0% 78 23.2% 115 2.5% 6 1.7% 4 3.5% 10
North Texas 2.57 64 2.58 56 2.56 84 47.9% 67 57.1% 121 20.9% 96 5.1% 40 3.7% 37 7.3% 51
Northern Illinois 2.67 44 2.77 23 2.35 103 50.9% 26 82.4% 10 14.0% 11 9.4% 117 7.9% 117 11.7% 111
Northwestern 2.26 113 2.41 91 1.76 126 42.3% 111 75.0% 38 22.1% 108 6.1% 52 4.8% 59 7.9% 64
Offense Line Yards Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Notre Dame 2.30 104 2.38 98 2.05 117 41.8% 116 78.3% 24 23.8% 118 4.6% 33 5.2% 67 3.8% 12
Ohio 2.94 10 2.89 12 3.18 15 55.0% 8 75.8% 35 16.1% 23 6.7% 70 5.8% 82 8.1% 67
Ohio State 2.56 66 2.59 51 2.42 97 49.8% 35 63.6% 102 19.0% 70 3.6% 17 4.1% 45 2.7% 8
Oklahoma 3.10 5 3.11 4 3.06 25 58.2% 3 63.2% 105 17.0% 36 4.1% 24 3.1% 21 6.0% 36
Oklahoma State 2.55 73 2.46 78 2.91 36 49.9% 34 67.7% 86 20.1% 88 6.5% 67 4.6% 57 9.6% 96
Old Dominion 2.39 93 2.37 99 2.47 94 44.2% 93 57.1% 121 21.7% 103 6.1% 53 4.6% 57 8.4% 71
Ole Miss 2.67 43 2.68 37 2.63 70 53.0% 14 60.7% 115 19.9% 84 6.2% 58 3.5% 28 11.4% 107
Oregon 2.63 54 2.64 42 2.61 74 48.6% 50 79.4% 20 16.3% 27 5.0% 39 4.1% 45 6.1% 37
Oregon State 2.21 120 1.98 125 3.09 22 43.1% 101 81.0% 13 23.2% 116 10.4% 122 9.9% 128 10.9% 105
Penn State 2.78 22 2.77 22 2.80 50 54.2% 9 85.7% 5 16.5% 28 6.8% 74 4.2% 47 11.3% 106
Pittsburgh 2.76 24 2.76 24 2.76 53 50.7% 27 90.3% 3 18.8% 66 9.2% 115 6.7% 100 12.0% 115
Purdue 2.60 60 2.54 61 3.01 30 45.5% 87 73.0% 52 18.9% 69 5.2% 42 2.1% 10 10.0% 99
Rice 2.18 121 2.01 122 2.59 80 37.1% 130 75.9% 33 20.0% 85 6.9% 78 5.3% 69 8.6% 76
Rutgers 2.35 100 2.25 106 2.65 67 41.8% 115 79.0% 23 19.7% 82 4.6% 31 3.7% 34 5.4% 32
San Diego State 2.42 91 2.30 104 2.86 41 45.7% 85 62.5% 108 22.4% 112 9.0% 113 5.4% 72 11.5% 108
San Jose State 1.93 129 1.97 128 1.82 124 37.3% 129 50.0% 127 25.4% 126 7.9% 101 8.1% 118 7.8% 62
SMU 2.10 123 2.11 120 2.07 116 40.7% 125 70.4% 68 26.6% 129 6.4% 66 3.7% 34 9.3% 89
South Alabama 2.47 81 2.42 88 2.63 72 43.0% 105 66.7% 89 18.6% 62 6.6% 68 6.7% 100 6.4% 40
South Carolina 2.66 46 2.68 36 2.60 77 46.6% 81 60.0% 116 16.0% 22 4.6% 32 4.3% 50 5.2% 28
South Florida 2.66 47 2.54 63 3.18 16 48.1% 64 69.2% 75 18.2% 48 7.3% 86 3.9% 42 12.0% 114
Southern Miss 2.09 124 1.98 126 2.46 96 40.7% 124 70.6% 67 25.5% 127 8.1% 102 7.3% 111 8.9% 85
Stanford 2.21 119 2.20 116 2.27 109 43.1% 103 63.6% 102 24.5% 124 4.4% 27 4.4% 53 4.3% 16
Syracuse 2.81 19 2.71 29 3.28 9 48.3% 59 75.6% 37 13.1% 6 7.1% 83 3.5% 27 12.8% 119
TCU 2.27 111 2.49 72 1.52 129 48.3% 58 73.3% 49 21.7% 104 3.2% 12 1.8% 6 5.1% 27
Temple 2.39 96 2.39 97 2.37 101 44.7% 90 71.9% 55 19.8% 83 3.3% 13 2.2% 11 4.8% 22
Offense Line Yards Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Tennessee 1.97 127 1.97 127 1.95 121 41.3% 120 56.3% 124 32.6% 130 8.2% 103 8.9% 121 7.6% 57
Texas 2.73 31 2.78 20 2.56 85 48.2% 62 75.0% 38 17.9% 44 5.6% 47 3.8% 41 8.3% 70
Texas A&M 2.57 65 2.56 58 2.63 71 49.3% 45 74.1% 45 19.1% 72 8.3% 106 7.4% 112 9.4% 90
Texas State 2.23 115 2.19 117 2.36 102 43.9% 97 53.9% 125 24.2% 122 8.3% 104 7.6% 115 9.0% 87
Texas Tech 2.26 114 2.16 119 2.72 58 42.8% 106 75.9% 33 22.2% 109 4.6% 33 4.2% 49 5.2% 29
Toledo 3.10 4 3.05 6 3.30 7 57.6% 4 61.9% 111 15.1% 17 6.8% 75 4.4% 55 10.2% 102
Troy 2.28 109 2.41 92 1.95 120 43.1% 102 84.0% 8 19.5% 77 7.0% 79 4.5% 56 11.5% 109
Tulane 2.52 76 2.45 81 2.71 61 43.9% 96 52.0% 126 18.4% 54 10.1% 120 6.3% 90 14.0% 124
Tulsa 2.53 75 2.45 82 2.85 43 45.7% 86 71.7% 59 18.4% 53 10.8% 125 9.2% 125 12.7% 118
UAB 2.74 29 2.75 26 2.65 66 50.5% 29 69.7% 72 18.3% 51 6.3% 60 3.7% 37 8.5% 73
UCLA 2.62 58 2.53 66 2.89 37 51.8% 21 69.6% 73 18.5% 55 7.8% 97 7.1% 107 8.8% 84
UL-Lafayette 2.80 20 2.80 18 2.84 44 49.5% 40 76.5% 28 16.8% 33 5.8% 49 5.8% 83 5.8% 34
UL-Monroe 2.95 9 2.90 11 3.10 21 52.2% 18 70.8% 64 16.1% 24 4.5% 29 3.1% 21 6.9% 44
UNLV 2.64 49 2.62 45 2.74 57 48.2% 60 76.3% 29 17.6% 41 6.7% 71 3.6% 33 9.4% 90
USC 2.36 99 2.34 101 2.42 98 47.3% 75 61.5% 113 20.1% 86 6.0% 51 4.2% 48 8.5% 72
Utah 2.68 41 2.74 27 2.33 107 51.6% 23 71.1% 62 18.0% 46 7.5% 93 6.6% 99 8.6% 77
Utah State 2.50 78 2.55 60 2.34 104 48.2% 63 63.2% 105 20.1% 87 2.0% 2 1.7% 3 2.5% 6
UTEP 2.22 117 2.36 100 1.80 125 41.5% 117 69.2% 75 24.0% 120 12.8% 127 6.9% 105 18.4% 128
UTSA 2.17 122 2.20 115 2.05 118 41.3% 121 60.9% 114 23.1% 114 8.8% 111 5.0% 64 13.0% 121
Vanderbilt 2.45 85 2.70 32 1.42 130 48.6% 51 43.5% 129 20.9% 95 5.2% 41 4.3% 52 6.5% 43
Virginia 2.89 14 2.82 16 3.14 18 53.0% 15 92.0% 2 14.7% 14 8.4% 107 7.8% 116 9.5% 93
Virginia Tech 2.56 71 2.42 89 2.97 34 47.9% 68 72.4% 53 16.8% 34 6.4% 65 6.1% 87 6.9% 45
Wake Forest 2.76 25 2.72 28 2.88 40 49.3% 44 71.9% 55 15.5% 21 7.3% 87 7.0% 106 7.7% 58
Washington 2.56 69 2.44 85 3.08 24 49.6% 39 79.3% 22 18.5% 55 6.2% 57 3.3% 24 9.4% 92
Washington State 2.46 83 2.58 53 1.87 122 47.0% 79 70.0% 70 13.8% 9 1.7% 1 1.2% 1 2.7% 7
West Virginia 2.67 42 2.62 44 2.91 35 49.4% 43 62.5% 108 18.4% 52 5.9% 50 6.3% 91 5.2% 30
Western Kentucky 2.66 45 2.67 39 2.64 68 47.2% 76 66.7% 89 18.0% 45 7.4% 89 6.1% 86 8.7% 81
Western Michigan 2.63 56 2.65 40 2.54 88 47.6% 71 70.7% 66 16.7% 32 3.8% 19 4.0% 44 3.4% 9
Wisconsin 3.40 1 3.46 1 3.00 31 61.3% 1 80.0% 15 10.2% 1 7.5% 91 7.3% 109 7.7% 58
Wyoming 2.63 55 2.64 43 2.61 75 49.2% 46 58.3% 119 18.5% 57 7.8% 97 8.5% 120 7.1% 48