Innovative Statistics

Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2018 NCAA DEFENSIVE 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.
Defense 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 2.00 3 2.07 10 1.81 9 37.7% 3 63.6% 30 21.7% 34 5.9% 76 4.3% 86 7.8% 70
Akron 2.67 92 2.71 99 2.54 46 49.9% 106 77.4% 99 19.1% 67 5.4% 89 5.8% 51 4.9% 119
Alabama 2.16 15 2.01 6 2.57 50 38.6% 5 66.7% 42 22.5% 29 11.5% 1 9.1% 3 13.8% 3
Appalachian State 2.42 49 2.24 28 2.87 98 45.5% 53 56.0% 7 20.0% 51 6.1% 70 6.8% 25 5.0% 118
Arizona 2.45 54 2.46 61 2.42 33 46.2% 62 68.8% 57 22.0% 32 5.2% 99 6.8% 24 3.4% 128
Arizona State 2.58 76 2.51 69 2.89 100 53.4% 121 76.9% 96 19.4% 57 5.9% 77 4.9% 72 7.5% 79
Arkansas 2.75 106 2.74 107 2.79 83 49.2% 93 69.6% 68 14.6% 119 6.7% 54 5.0% 67 9.5% 35
Arkansas State 2.35 33 2.20 22 2.77 80 45.2% 46 62.9% 26 24.1% 14 9.4% 8 6.7% 27 12.3% 10
Army 2.77 112 2.72 102 2.95 109 54.9% 124 44.4% 2 17.6% 83 4.8% 108 3.6% 104 6.7% 89
Auburn 2.40 43 2.33 40 2.63 59 44.0% 32 69.2% 64 22.8% 24 7.1% 44 5.0% 68 9.1% 43
Ball State 2.90 123 2.84 119 3.12 120 53.3% 120 63.3% 29 14.4% 124 5.4% 88 4.9% 73 6.6% 92
Baylor 2.65 86 2.59 77 2.83 90 46.0% 58 77.8% 101 16.3% 105 6.1% 71 3.7% 102 9.3% 37
Boise State 2.31 28 2.42 52 1.80 8 42.2% 21 63.0% 27 22.6% 27 9.7% 7 6.2% 40 13.7% 6
Boston College 2.58 77 2.47 63 3.01 115 45.2% 48 75.9% 95 16.5% 100 6.8% 49 5.9% 47 8.2% 62
Bowling Green 3.14 129 3.12 129 3.22 125 58.8% 128 81.8% 116 12.9% 129 5.9% 78 5.6% 54 6.3% 97
Buffalo 2.66 88 2.63 85 2.75 75 47.1% 72 76.9% 96 14.6% 121 9.0% 13 8.9% 4 9.2% 41
BYU 2.72 98 2.77 112 2.45 40 46.7% 67 80.8% 113 15.1% 117 5.3% 94 4.7% 74 6.3% 97
California 2.41 45 2.22 25 2.90 103 48.3% 84 69.7% 69 17.5% 85 6.9% 47 6.3% 35 7.7% 76
Central Florida 2.59 78 2.55 75 2.72 69 50.2% 108 59.3% 17 21.5% 37 6.0% 73 3.5% 107 8.6% 51
Central Michigan 2.56 70 2.72 103 2.04 14 48.0% 79 75.8% 94 18.2% 79 8.6% 18 8.1% 9 9.4% 36
Charlotte 2.23 19 2.20 21 2.36 28 44.7% 40 68.8% 57 23.3% 20 5.5% 85 7.3% 19 3.4% 127
Cincinnati 2.13 13 2.01 5 2.45 39 39.6% 6 47.4% 3 21.3% 40 7.3% 37 3.6% 104 11.0% 19
Clemson 1.44 1 1.57 1 1.09 1 34.4% 1 56.5% 9 27.0% 3 9.9% 6 7.4% 18 12.5% 9
Coastal Carolina 2.87 122 2.94 124 2.57 49 56.2% 127 75.0% 91 16.3% 104 6.6% 56 6.2% 38 7.2% 83
Colorado 2.46 55 2.32 36 2.94 107 43.7% 30 68.0% 54 23.1% 22 6.7% 54 6.3% 36 7.1% 86
Defense 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 2.90 124 2.92 123 2.82 88 55.7% 126 65.5% 37 15.7% 113 4.8% 109 4.0% 93 5.8% 104
Connecticut 3.07 127 3.00 126 3.40 128 58.9% 129 80.0% 110 17.3% 89 3.9% 125 2.6% 121 6.3% 97
Duke 2.76 110 2.71 100 2.91 105 49.3% 96 73.3% 86 16.9% 93 5.3% 96 7.8% 15 2.3% 129
East Carolina 2.27 24 2.20 23 2.46 41 41.6% 17 71.4% 78 22.7% 26 8.5% 20 5.9% 44 12.0% 13
Eastern Michigan 2.76 109 2.73 105 2.87 97 51.5% 114 66.7% 42 17.4% 88 7.9% 29 6.5% 32 9.7% 31
Florida 2.56 69 2.52 71 2.68 63 48.4% 87 57.7% 13 20.2% 49 9.1% 12 9.2% 2 9.0% 47
Florida Atlantic 2.61 83 2.63 83 2.56 47 46.9% 68 69.2% 64 19.3% 61 5.4% 91 4.6% 77 6.6% 91
Florida International 2.79 115 2.78 113 2.84 93 51.9% 115 73.3% 86 15.5% 115 6.2% 66 6.0% 42 6.4% 94
Florida State 2.39 39 2.23 26 3.02 116 43.1% 27 65.7% 41 20.8% 43 5.9% 75 4.4% 81 7.8% 72
Fresno State 2.58 74 2.57 76 2.59 54 44.2% 36 64.0% 32 16.0% 110 5.3% 98 3.7% 100 7.2% 84
Georgia 2.73 100 2.68 95 2.90 102 50.3% 109 66.7% 42 17.7% 82 5.8% 82 3.7% 99 9.3% 39
Georgia Southern 2.50 59 2.43 55 2.80 84 45.8% 55 64.9% 34 19.6% 55 6.3% 63 5.9% 48 6.8% 87
Georgia State 2.80 116 2.82 117 2.69 65 45.2% 49 79.4% 109 12.6% 130 4.6% 114 2.7% 119 8.0% 64
Georgia Tech 2.73 101 2.63 84 3.12 121 46.9% 70 71.4% 78 16.0% 110 4.4% 119 2.2% 126 7.9% 66
Hawaii 2.75 107 2.70 98 2.95 110 49.7% 102 69.2% 64 15.9% 112 7.3% 39 5.6% 52 9.3% 37
Houston 2.40 41 2.45 58 2.18 19 44.8% 42 83.3% 122 18.5% 73 4.7% 110 1.3% 130 9.0% 45
Illinois 3.17 130 3.14 130 3.29 127 55.2% 125 82.1% 117 13.1% 128 4.8% 107 2.8% 117 7.9% 69
Indiana 2.70 96 2.70 97 2.73 73 49.9% 105 68.8% 57 16.5% 102 5.1% 102 3.4% 108 7.2% 84
Iowa 2.39 40 2.48 64 2.00 13 47.6% 75 78.6% 106 16.2% 107 8.5% 21 4.4% 80 14.3% 2
Iowa State 2.40 42 2.32 37 2.71 68 44.5% 37 85.7% 126 21.2% 41 7.9% 31 8.0% 11 7.8% 74
Kansas 2.55 68 2.40 50 3.13 122 49.3% 95 68.8% 57 18.9% 70 5.5% 86 5.9% 44 4.8% 121
Kansas State 2.55 65 2.62 81 2.27 25 51.4% 113 68.0% 54 19.2% 63 4.5% 116 2.4% 124 8.2% 61
Kent State 2.68 95 2.76 110 2.43 36 48.3% 86 67.6% 50 16.7% 97 7.1% 45 5.4% 59 9.6% 32
Kentucky 2.43 50 2.32 38 2.77 78 45.1% 45 55.9% 6 19.5% 56 8.7% 17 7.9% 13 9.6% 33
Liberty 3.00 125 3.04 127 2.84 95 53.5% 122 63.9% 31 14.5% 122 6.4% 60 3.7% 98 10.2% 26
Defense 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 2.50 58 2.60 78 2.14 18 47.6% 74 77.8% 101 20.7% 44 9.2% 9 7.2% 20 11.4% 15
Louisville 3.03 126 3.05 128 2.94 108 52.5% 117 93.2% 130 13.4% 127 4.2% 120 3.3% 112 5.5% 109
LSU 2.55 66 2.48 65 2.77 79 46.6% 65 67.7% 53 20.5% 45 6.9% 48 3.6% 103 10.9% 20
Marshall 2.21 18 2.07 9 2.61 58 41.9% 18 60.0% 20 23.9% 16 8.7% 15 4.7% 75 13.4% 8
Maryland 2.78 113 2.76 111 2.84 94 48.1% 82 82.8% 119 16.5% 103 5.2% 100 4.4% 82 6.3% 97
Massachusetts 2.59 79 2.67 93 2.24 23 49.7% 100 66.7% 42 22.6% 28 3.3% 128 1.5% 128 5.8% 104
Memphis 2.41 48 2.19 20 3.05 119 45.4% 52 62.5% 24 20.5% 46 7.3% 37 4.3% 88 11.1% 18
Miami-FL 2.04 5 2.08 11 1.94 11 39.6% 8 58.3% 15 27.4% 2 11.3% 2 10.6% 1 12.0% 12
Miami-OH 2.56 72 2.44 56 2.96 111 49.5% 98 89.3% 127 18.0% 81 6.7% 52 6.9% 22 6.3% 95
Michigan 2.12 11 2.12 15 2.12 16 37.8% 4 66.7% 42 24.0% 15 10.5% 4 6.5% 32 14.7% 1
Michigan State 1.81 2 1.79 3 1.89 10 36.8% 2 63.2% 28 29.1% 1 5.3% 95 5.5% 57 5.2% 115
Middle Tennessee 2.51 62 2.50 67 2.56 48 45.6% 54 67.7% 52 19.7% 53 7.9% 30 2.9% 116 13.7% 5
Minnesota 2.36 34 2.33 39 2.47 43 44.6% 39 66.7% 42 25.3% 9 4.9% 104 5.0% 69 4.9% 120
Mississippi State 2.25 22 2.38 47 1.70 3 43.8% 31 80.0% 110 25.5% 8 8.5% 19 6.0% 43 11.2% 17
Missouri 2.32 30 2.28 33 2.44 38 41.2% 15 37.5% 1 22.4% 30 5.0% 103 5.3% 60 4.6% 122
Navy 2.73 99 2.65 88 3.04 117 47.5% 73 73.5% 90 16.0% 109 2.4% 129 1.4% 129 4.3% 124
NC State 2.34 31 2.10 13 3.23 126 41.2% 14 57.1% 11 19.7% 52 7.6% 33 5.9% 46 9.9% 29
Nebraska 2.77 111 2.72 101 2.97 112 48.8% 91 73.3% 86 15.3% 116 4.7% 112 4.4% 78 5.1% 117
Nevada 2.30 26 2.26 29 2.43 37 44.1% 35 70.0% 71 21.3% 39 7.1% 43 5.5% 55 9.1% 42
New Mexico 2.84 121 2.84 120 2.81 86 50.0% 107 65.5% 37 14.1% 126 5.9% 79 3.3% 110 9.0% 46
New Mexico State 2.81 118 2.82 116 2.79 81 49.2% 94 81.3% 115 18.3% 76 8.4% 22 8.2% 6 8.6% 55
North Carolina 2.74 104 2.67 94 2.99 114 50.4% 110 78.1% 105 16.2% 106 8.1% 25 7.9% 12 8.3% 58
North Texas 2.05 6 2.11 14 1.77 6 39.8% 9 69.2% 64 26.3% 6 6.1% 69 4.2% 89 8.4% 57
Northern Illinois 2.19 16 2.13 17 2.35 27 39.6% 6 73.3% 86 19.1% 65 10.0% 5 8.1% 7 12.1% 11
Northwestern 2.29 25 2.27 30 2.38 30 43.2% 28 70.0% 71 21.6% 35 4.5% 117 3.6% 104 5.9% 103
Defense 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 2.53 64 2.54 74 2.52 44 43.5% 29 75.0% 91 19.4% 58 6.5% 58 4.9% 70 8.7% 49
Ohio 2.45 53 2.41 51 2.59 56 49.7% 101 79.0% 107 21.1% 42 4.9% 106 4.0% 93 6.2% 102
Ohio State 2.02 4 1.78 2 2.98 113 41.2% 16 70.0% 71 25.7% 7 7.8% 32 5.2% 62 10.7% 21
Oklahoma 2.73 102 2.74 108 2.68 62 47.8% 78 90.5% 129 16.6% 99 5.4% 93 3.0% 115 8.6% 53
Oklahoma State 2.51 61 2.43 54 2.79 82 49.2% 92 57.9% 14 19.4% 58 8.1% 25 6.7% 27 10.1% 28
Old Dominion 2.71 97 2.66 92 2.91 104 48.8% 90 76.9% 96 18.4% 74 5.2% 101 4.4% 78 6.3% 97
Ole Miss 2.83 120 2.84 118 2.81 85 52.2% 116 72.0% 83 16.1% 108 4.5% 118 2.2% 126 7.7% 76
Oregon 2.37 35 2.31 35 2.64 61 46.7% 66 68.0% 54 18.5% 71 5.5% 84 4.0% 96 7.8% 73
Oregon State 3.09 128 3.00 125 3.57 130 59.7% 130 69.0% 63 14.3% 125 3.4% 127 2.4% 124 5.3% 113
Penn State 2.38 38 2.29 34 2.69 66 47.7% 77 69.7% 69 23.2% 21 9.2% 9 8.1% 9 10.4% 23
Pittsburgh 2.52 63 2.46 60 2.68 64 45.8% 55 85.2% 125 18.1% 80 6.7% 52 5.4% 58 8.6% 55
Purdue 2.67 90 2.66 89 2.72 70 48.3% 85 64.3% 33 16.8% 94 4.9% 105 2.8% 118 8.0% 65
Rice 2.67 91 2.65 87 2.76 77 49.9% 104 80.8% 113 17.5% 86 4.1% 122 3.4% 109 5.3% 111
Rutgers 2.67 89 2.69 96 2.60 57 53.0% 119 77.5% 100 17.4% 87 3.9% 124 3.7% 100 4.2% 125
San Diego State 2.10 8 2.08 12 2.19 20 40.3% 10 71.4% 78 20.4% 47 6.0% 72 6.6% 29 5.3% 112
San Jose State 2.63 84 2.53 73 3.05 118 46.4% 64 71.7% 81 18.3% 77 2.3% 130 2.7% 120 1.8% 130
SMU 2.35 32 2.38 48 2.21 21 45.1% 44 80.6% 112 23.5% 18 7.1% 45 4.1% 90 10.7% 22
South Alabama 2.32 29 2.35 42 2.21 22 44.6% 38 56.5% 9 23.1% 23 5.7% 83 3.1% 114 10.3% 25
South Carolina 2.58 73 2.86 122 1.23 2 52.9% 118 79.3% 108 16.6% 98 6.2% 67 3.2% 113 10.3% 24
South Florida 2.55 67 2.47 62 2.82 87 46.9% 68 68.8% 57 19.4% 60 8.0% 27 7.7% 16 8.2% 60
Southern Miss 2.15 14 2.27 31 1.77 5 40.7% 13 82.4% 118 25.0% 10 6.4% 60 5.1% 64 7.6% 78
Stanford 2.59 81 2.60 79 2.58 52 48.7% 88 71.0% 75 16.9% 92 7.2% 41 6.7% 26 7.9% 68
Syracuse 2.44 51 2.44 57 2.47 42 45.2% 50 68.8% 57 19.6% 54 8.0% 28 6.6% 31 9.9% 29
TCU 2.21 17 2.16 19 2.38 29 44.1% 34 62.5% 24 23.7% 17 7.4% 36 6.8% 23 7.9% 66
Temple 2.41 46 2.36 43 2.59 55 44.1% 33 65.2% 36 19.0% 68 7.4% 35 6.3% 36 8.7% 50
Defense 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 2.73 103 2.73 104 2.76 76 51.3% 111 72.4% 84 16.7% 96 6.7% 51 6.1% 41 7.8% 75
Texas 2.40 44 2.36 45 2.58 51 48.2% 83 59.5% 19 22.1% 31 5.4% 91 4.7% 75 6.4% 93
Texas A&M 2.11 9 2.13 18 2.05 15 40.5% 12 75.0% 91 24.7% 11 8.7% 16 6.4% 34 11.5% 14
Texas State 2.64 85 2.61 80 2.73 71 47.0% 71 56.0% 7 17.0% 91 4.0% 123 4.1% 91 3.9% 126
Texas Tech 2.60 82 2.65 86 2.42 34 48.8% 89 62.2% 23 19.0% 69 5.8% 80 5.2% 61 6.6% 90
Toledo 2.65 87 2.66 90 2.59 53 51.3% 112 59.5% 18 18.4% 75 6.4% 60 4.3% 85 10.1% 27
Troy 2.13 12 2.12 16 2.13 17 43.0% 26 66.7% 42 24.2% 13 8.9% 14 8.4% 5 9.6% 34
Tulane 2.51 60 2.39 49 2.91 106 42.6% 23 65.5% 37 18.3% 77 7.4% 34 5.6% 52 9.3% 40
Tulsa 2.74 105 2.75 109 2.70 67 47.6% 76 84.4% 123 14.8% 118 4.2% 121 4.0% 93 4.4% 123
UAB 2.11 10 2.00 4 2.43 35 40.3% 10 50.0% 4 23.4% 19 10.8% 3 8.1% 7 13.6% 7
UCLA 2.81 117 2.79 115 2.89 101 49.6% 99 70.2% 74 14.5% 123 3.6% 126 2.6% 123 5.5% 110
UL-Lafayette 2.78 114 2.79 114 2.73 72 48.1% 81 78.1% 104 14.6% 120 6.3% 63 5.8% 50 6.8% 87
UL-Monroe 2.68 93 2.46 59 3.52 129 48.1% 80 71.0% 75 19.3% 62 9.1% 11 7.6% 17 11.3% 16
UNLV 2.25 21 2.38 46 1.80 7 46.2% 61 77.8% 101 19.2% 64 6.0% 74 4.9% 71 7.4% 80
USC 2.41 47 2.34 41 2.63 60 46.2% 60 72.4% 84 22.8% 24 6.6% 57 4.4% 82 9.1% 43
Utah 2.10 7 2.02 7 2.31 26 42.0% 19 62.1% 22 26.4% 5 7.2% 40 6.6% 30 7.8% 70
Utah State 2.56 71 2.49 66 2.83 91 42.2% 20 71.9% 82 17.1% 90 7.2% 41 6.2% 38 8.3% 58
UTEP 2.76 108 2.66 91 3.13 123 49.7% 103 66.7% 42 18.5% 72 5.8% 80 4.0% 92 8.2% 62
UTSA 2.44 52 2.36 44 2.82 89 42.6% 24 54.6% 5 21.6% 36 6.1% 68 5.1% 64 7.4% 82
Vanderbilt 2.83 119 2.84 121 2.73 74 54.3% 123 71.0% 75 15.6% 114 5.4% 89 5.5% 55 5.2% 114
Virginia 2.59 80 2.50 68 2.85 96 44.8% 41 65.1% 35 17.6% 83 6.8% 50 5.2% 63 8.8% 48
Virginia Tech 2.38 36 2.42 53 2.25 24 46.1% 59 57.1% 11 22.0% 33 6.4% 59 7.2% 20 5.6% 107
Wake Forest 2.31 27 2.23 27 2.52 45 42.3% 22 82.8% 119 21.5% 38 5.3% 97 5.1% 66 5.6% 107
Washington 2.58 75 2.52 70 2.84 92 45.3% 51 65.6% 40 16.5% 101 4.7% 111 2.6% 122 7.4% 81
Washington State 2.46 56 2.27 32 3.22 124 45.8% 55 84.6% 124 20.1% 50 8.2% 23 4.3% 87 13.8% 3
West Virginia 2.25 23 2.21 24 2.42 32 46.4% 63 59.1% 16 26.5% 4 4.6% 115 3.8% 97 5.7% 106
Western Kentucky 2.68 94 2.74 106 2.40 31 49.4% 97 89.3% 127 16.8% 95 6.2% 65 4.4% 84 8.6% 53
Western Michigan 2.24 20 2.05 8 2.87 99 44.9% 43 60.9% 21 24.2% 12 8.2% 24 7.8% 14 8.6% 52
Wisconsin 2.49 57 2.62 82 1.96 12 45.2% 46 67.6% 50 19.1% 66 5.5% 87 5.8% 49 5.1% 116
Wyoming 2.38 37 2.53 72 1.72 4 42.7% 25 82.9% 121 20.3% 48 4.7% 113 3.3% 110 6.3% 96