2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of Saturday, 1/13/20

Pulling the ideas mostly from Football Outsiders’ NFL stats, below are the following defensive line stats for each of FBS' 130 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 NFL 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 NFL 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 2.43 51 2.30 34 2.83 82 43.2% 28 68.2% 45 15.8% 112 6.6% 58 4.6% 84 9.4% 41
Akron 2.69 94 2.75 114 2.47 33 47.4% 77 79.1% 109 17.0% 94 2.9% 129 2.8% 120 3.1% 127
Alabama 2.55 70 2.57 79 2.46 31 41.9% 18 80.8% 115 15.5% 116 7.5% 37 4.7% 77 11.0% 23
Appalachian State 2.13 10 1.90 6 2.81 78 39.9% 6 70.4% 53 20.5% 50 7.9% 30 7.0% 20 8.9% 50
Arizona 2.85 119 2.87 125 2.73 70 54.4% 127 61.4% 20 16.7% 100 3.9% 121 4.0% 95 3.8% 126
Arizona State 2.48 58 2.47 68 2.52 40 47.4% 78 67.6% 44 17.3% 92 5.4% 95 5.2% 64 5.8% 100
Arkansas 2.56 71 2.54 76 2.63 54 46.2% 59 63.6% 25 21.5% 37 6.1% 73 4.2% 93 8.8% 52
Arkansas State 2.62 80 2.59 88 2.71 67 45.4% 49 69.8% 50 17.0% 95 5.0% 102 4.8% 75 5.4% 107
Army 2.81 116 2.82 120 2.80 74 49.1% 90 69.4% 47 15.3% 117 5.8% 81 5.4% 56 6.4% 92
Auburn 2.24 19 2.15 15 2.56 47 42.7% 25 64.5% 30 22.7% 25 6.0% 76 5.6% 49 6.5% 91
Ball State 2.43 50 2.39 50 2.54 42 44.5% 38 63.9% 28 21.3% 42 3.6% 123 2.4% 122 5.3% 108
Baylor 2.28 24 2.05 11 2.93 88 46.8% 69 75.0% 83 24.4% 16 9.0% 15 7.3% 17 11.2% 19
Boise State 2.15 13 2.00 8 2.64 56 41.6% 17 50.0% 4 22.9% 20 7.5% 39 4.9% 70 10.6% 32
Boston College 2.39 45 2.23 26 3.00 100 44.1% 35 78.6% 103 24.7% 12 4.3% 118 3.0% 115 6.1% 95
Bowling Green 2.79 110 2.66 98 3.29 120 50.3% 103 76.0% 90 17.4% 90 8.1% 26 6.3% 39 11.1% 21
Buffalo 2.18 17 2.46 65 1.17 1 43.9% 34 78.1% 101 19.3% 63 10.9% 4 9.4% 5 13.3% 6
BYU 2.73 102 2.72 105 2.81 77 48.9% 89 73.7% 77 16.3% 107 4.4% 112 2.0% 125 7.4% 77
California 2.62 82 2.42 57 3.29 119 49.5% 94 70.0% 51 16.2% 108 6.9% 46 7.2% 19 6.5% 89
Central Florida 2.16 14 2.13 12 2.23 16 45.1% 44 55.6% 9 24.8% 11 7.8% 32 7.3% 18 8.2% 64
Central Michigan 2.13 11 2.27 32 1.68 3 43.7% 33 57.7% 11 27.8% 1 5.9% 78 4.3% 92 7.8% 72
Charlotte 2.83 117 2.76 117 3.07 108 50.7% 108 84.6% 120 16.6% 103 10.0% 9 10.1% 2 9.8% 34
Cincinnati 2.33 35 2.17 16 2.83 81 45.4% 48 79.4% 110 22.0% 30 6.4% 63 4.7% 77 8.3% 61
Clemson 2.16 15 2.17 17 2.13 12 41.9% 19 57.1% 10 21.4% 39 10.9% 5 10.9% 1 11.0% 26
Coastal Carolina 2.74 103 2.61 90 3.30 121 52.4% 117 66.7% 37 17.8% 82 6.5% 60 5.1% 65 8.7% 54
Colorado 2.78 107 2.73 110 3.00 101 53.3% 123 77.8% 99 14.3% 124 5.8% 85 3.9% 103 9.4% 44
Colorado State 2.81 112 2.74 111 3.14 114 49.9% 98 80.0% 111 16.9% 97 8.0% 28 9.0% 8 6.8% 87
Connecticut 2.91 125 2.72 106 3.74 129 51.9% 115 76.0% 90 14.7% 122 5.5% 92 3.3% 110 8.9% 50
Duke 2.38 42 2.33 39 2.51 39 45.8% 55 66.7% 37 20.1% 53 8.8% 20 9.2% 7 8.3% 62
East Carolina 2.63 84 2.61 91 2.69 65 47.6% 80 50.0% 4 18.5% 74 5.3% 99 4.7% 77 6.1% 96
Eastern Michigan 3.06 129 3.00 129 3.34 122 56.6% 130 86.5% 124 10.7% 129 5.4% 96 3.9% 101 7.9% 71
Florida 2.27 22 2.20 22 2.47 32 42.4% 23 60.7% 18 22.0% 31 10.1% 8 7.6% 14 13.1% 8
Florida Atlantic 2.14 12 2.14 13 2.14 13 40.9% 10 72.0% 68 22.9% 22 7.3% 41 5.7% 48 9.2% 46
Florida International 2.57 74 2.58 82 2.53 41 50.5% 105 77.1% 95 18.9% 67 4.8% 106 3.1% 114 7.2% 80
Florida State 2.48 59 2.32 36 3.14 113 42.1% 22 65.8% 34 17.6% 86 5.9% 77 5.2% 63 6.9% 85
Fresno State 2.66 90 2.59 85 2.97 95 48.7% 87 66.7% 37 17.9% 80 4.3% 115 5.5% 50 2.6% 129
Georgia 2.06 4 1.90 5 2.55 46 36.4% 1 59.1% 14 22.8% 23 5.6% 89 3.6% 107 8.3% 60
Georgia Southern 2.26 20 2.18 19 2.54 43 41.0% 11 50.0% 4 22.2% 29 5.6% 90 3.9% 98 7.7% 74
Georgia State 2.86 121 2.71 104 3.44 125 50.2% 100 76.9% 94 15.1% 119 5.8% 82 6.4% 36 5.0% 113
Georgia Tech 2.69 93 2.59 84 3.12 110 45.9% 56 89.7% 128 16.0% 110 4.3% 115 3.3% 113 5.6% 102
Hawaii 3.04 128 2.98 127 3.26 117 54.6% 128 85.3% 123 12.7% 126 3.1% 127 2.5% 121 3.9% 125
Houston 2.32 32 2.41 54 1.96 8 47.1% 72 60.7% 18 25.1% 9 4.6% 108 4.5% 87 4.7% 118
Illinois 2.31 31 2.27 31 2.48 36 47.3% 75 80.6% 114 23.1% 19 6.2% 71 5.4% 55 7.0% 84
Indiana 2.57 72 2.46 63 3.10 109 47.1% 73 64.5% 30 19.4% 62 6.5% 59 5.5% 51 7.7% 73
Iowa 2.62 81 2.58 81 2.73 68 50.3% 102 87.0% 125 16.9% 96 7.7% 33 4.8% 71 11.5% 13
Iowa State 2.37 41 2.38 46 2.31 23 44.6% 39 60.6% 17 22.5% 27 5.8% 80 6.6% 30 4.9% 114
Kansas 2.87 122 2.84 123 3.01 102 53.2% 122 69.4% 47 16.4% 105 4.5% 109 3.4% 109 6.1% 96
Kansas State 2.67 92 2.47 69 3.22 116 49.5% 93 78.6% 103 17.1% 93 5.7% 87 6.7% 29 4.6% 121
Kent State 2.86 120 2.83 121 2.97 97 53.5% 125 69.6% 49 15.2% 118 6.3% 67 6.3% 38 6.3% 94
Kentucky 2.66 91 2.56 77 2.97 94 48.8% 88 71.4% 60 18.2% 77 9.6% 10 8.0% 13 11.8% 11
Liberty 2.78 106 2.59 87 3.37 123 48.5% 85 58.3% 13 17.9% 81 6.4% 65 6.0% 44 6.9% 86
Louisiana Tech 2.33 37 2.35 43 2.26 20 46.4% 64 73.1% 74 19.5% 61 5.0% 103 3.9% 103 6.7% 88
Louisville 2.70 98 2.72 107 2.66 59 51.8% 114 59.1% 14 16.6% 102 6.5% 60 2.9% 118 11.5% 15
LSU 2.33 36 2.43 59 2.00 9 46.7% 67 48.2% 3 21.5% 38 6.4% 62 4.3% 91 9.1% 47
Marshall 2.51 62 2.46 64 2.64 57 45.8% 54 63.6% 25 15.8% 111 8.4% 23 6.6% 31 10.9% 27
Maryland 2.43 52 2.38 47 2.60 51 44.9% 41 71.4% 60 20.1% 52 3.4% 124 3.0% 116 4.2% 124
Massachusetts 3.17 130 3.02 130 4.00 130 53.7% 126 79.0% 107 8.4% 130 3.3% 126 3.3% 110 3.1% 127
Memphis 2.53 65 2.46 66 2.79 73 43.6% 32 78.6% 103 19.9% 54 7.8% 31 5.2% 61 10.7% 29
Miami-FL 2.07 5 1.89 4 2.57 50 42.1% 20 57.7% 11 25.4% 7 11.0% 3 8.3% 11 13.4% 5
Miami-OH 2.63 86 2.65 96 2.55 45 49.2% 91 72.1% 69 17.4% 89 8.8% 17 7.4% 16 10.6% 30
Michigan 2.28 25 2.22 24 2.57 48 40.0% 7 76.7% 93 19.7% 57 9.0% 16 6.8% 23 11.1% 21
Michigan State 1.96 2 1.80 2 2.51 38 40.0% 7 66.7% 37 25.2% 8 7.7% 33 6.9% 21 8.5% 56
Middle Tennessee 2.71 101 2.70 102 2.80 76 53.2% 121 65.9% 35 18.0% 79 2.6% 130 1.3% 129 4.6% 122
Minnesota 2.60 77 2.58 83 2.64 55 46.4% 63 81.0% 116 16.8% 98 7.4% 40 6.4% 35 8.8% 52
Mississippi State 2.61 79 2.68 100 2.32 24 47.3% 76 73.7% 77 18.8% 71 6.8% 49 4.8% 71 9.3% 45
Missouri 2.34 38 2.38 48 2.18 15 42.1% 21 63.6% 25 20.6% 48 5.4% 94 5.1% 67 5.8% 101
Navy 2.18 16 2.18 18 2.18 14 41.4% 14 83.3% 119 20.7% 47 8.8% 18 6.5% 33 11.2% 20
NC State 2.48 57 2.18 21 3.26 118 45.0% 42 85.0% 122 19.1% 65 7.5% 37 5.2% 59 10.4% 33
Nebraska 2.63 87 2.68 99 2.46 30 50.1% 99 89.5% 127 18.0% 78 6.3% 66 4.7% 81 8.2% 63
Nevada 2.39 46 2.33 38 2.61 52 44.3% 36 63.0% 24 21.4% 40 5.4% 93 3.3% 110 8.0% 69
New Mexico 2.53 64 2.57 80 2.35 26 50.7% 107 78.6% 103 17.7% 83 5.3% 100 1.2% 130 11.5% 16
New Mexico State 2.97 126 2.99 128 2.89 87 56.2% 129 92.0% 129 14.4% 123 4.2% 119 3.9% 98 4.7% 119
North Carolina 2.54 66 2.43 58 2.87 86 44.4% 37 66.7% 37 21.3% 41 6.9% 48 6.1% 42 8.0% 67
North Texas 2.65 89 2.59 86 2.84 84 45.9% 57 75.0% 83 16.4% 104 6.7% 53 4.5% 87 9.6% 39
Northern Illinois 2.26 21 2.24 29 2.33 25 45.8% 53 55.2% 8 24.6% 15 4.4% 111 3.9% 102 5.1% 111
Northwestern 2.30 30 2.14 14 2.80 74 41.2% 13 81.4% 117 22.0% 31 6.0% 74 5.1% 65 7.1% 82
Notre Dame 2.40 48 2.27 33 2.79 72 45.5% 50 70.4% 53 22.9% 21 9.2% 13 10.1% 3 8.0% 66
Ohio 2.62 83 2.61 92 2.67 61 50.5% 106 87.5% 126 17.6% 87 5.5% 91 4.8% 74 6.4% 92
Ohio State 2.10 7 2.18 20 1.90 6 40.8% 9 59.1% 14 27.3% 3 12.3% 1 8.1% 12 16.5% 1
Oklahoma 2.44 54 2.50 72 2.27 21 47.7% 81 69.2% 46 25.6% 6 8.7% 21 9.8% 4 7.3% 79
Oklahoma State 2.55 67 2.44 61 2.93 90 47.5% 79 76.5% 92 21.6% 36 6.7% 55 5.2% 59 8.9% 48
Old Dominion 2.11 8 2.26 30 1.53 2 41.6% 16 75.9% 88 26.9% 4 4.9% 104 5.4% 54 4.4% 123
Ole Miss 2.71 100 2.68 101 2.84 83 46.4% 65 77.1% 95 15.7% 115 7.1% 43 8.5% 9 5.1% 112
Oregon 2.28 26 2.41 53 1.84 4 45.7% 51 64.9% 33 20.5% 49 6.1% 72 4.6% 86 8.2% 65
Oregon State 2.63 88 2.50 73 3.13 112 47.2% 74 71.0% 58 18.2% 76 7.0% 45 6.3% 37 8.0% 69
Penn State 2.12 9 1.97 7 2.63 53 39.1% 5 70.0% 51 24.8% 10 8.3% 25 6.2% 41 10.6% 31
Pittsburgh 2.36 40 2.24 28 2.65 58 43.5% 31 72.4% 71 20.4% 51 10.6% 6 6.2% 40 15.6% 3
Purdue 2.55 69 2.61 93 2.24 19 50.2% 101 80.0% 111 19.0% 66 5.2% 101 4.6% 84 6.1% 98
Rice 2.29 28 2.24 27 2.48 34 41.0% 11 73.5% 76 21.7% 35 4.0% 120 3.0% 116 5.4% 106
Rutgers 2.79 108 2.73 108 3.06 106 48.7% 86 74.1% 80 15.7% 113 5.7% 88 1.8% 126 11.4% 17
San Diego State 1.90 1 1.85 3 2.13 11 38.8% 4 50.0% 4 27.6% 2 6.2% 70 5.3% 58 7.3% 78
San Jose State 2.81 114 2.78 118 2.94 92 51.6% 112 80.0% 111 15.1% 119 4.8% 107 2.3% 123 8.5% 58
SMU 2.39 44 2.40 51 2.35 27 41.4% 15 71.4% 60 19.5% 60 8.8% 19 6.7% 27 11.5% 13
South Alabama 2.39 43 2.51 75 1.95 7 45.1% 44 75.0% 83 19.6% 58 4.3% 114 3.5% 108 5.6% 105
South Carolina 2.59 76 2.56 78 2.68 63 46.9% 71 66.7% 37 16.4% 106 5.8% 84 4.4% 89 7.6% 76
South Florida 2.57 73 2.49 71 2.93 89 51.2% 109 78.1% 100 21.1% 44 7.5% 35 4.4% 89 11.3% 18
Southern Miss 2.46 56 2.39 49 2.66 60 43.4% 30 71.4% 60 19.8% 55 9.6% 10 6.7% 26 13.2% 7
Stanford 2.70 97 2.62 94 3.02 103 51.4% 111 77.4% 98 19.8% 56 6.3% 68 5.5% 53 7.7% 74
Syracuse 2.75 104 2.73 109 2.83 80 48.4% 84 78.1% 101 18.8% 70 6.8% 51 3.9% 100 10.8% 28
TCU 2.22 18 2.32 37 1.86 5 43.4% 29 74.1% 80 21.8% 34 5.4% 97 5.2% 61 5.6% 102
Temple 2.32 33 2.35 41 2.24 17 45.1% 46 73.0% 72 22.0% 33 8.0% 27 6.7% 27 9.6% 40
Tennessee 2.69 95 2.45 62 3.58 128 49.8% 97 75.7% 86 15.7% 114 9.2% 14 5.5% 51 14.5% 4
Texas 2.49 60 2.47 67 2.57 49 46.9% 70 66.7% 37 21.0% 45 4.9% 104 4.7% 83 5.2% 110
Texas A&M 2.34 39 2.41 52 2.10 10 46.3% 62 79.0% 107 24.7% 12 6.7% 56 4.8% 71 8.6% 55
Texas State 2.87 123 2.74 113 3.47 126 49.6% 95 81.6% 118 13.6% 125 4.4% 113 4.0% 94 4.8% 116
Texas Tech 2.45 55 2.35 42 2.82 79 45.8% 52 75.9% 88 18.8% 72 5.9% 79 4.8% 75 7.2% 81
Toledo 2.70 96 2.70 103 2.67 62 49.6% 96 73.3% 75 17.5% 88 3.8% 122 4.7% 82 2.5% 130
Troy 2.61 78 2.49 70 3.03 104 44.7% 40 70.6% 55 17.7% 83 7.3% 42 5.7% 47 9.7% 35
Tulane 2.42 49 2.42 56 2.42 28 46.2% 60 71.0% 58 18.8% 68 4.5% 110 3.7% 106 5.2% 109
Tulsa 2.55 68 2.42 55 2.97 96 42.9% 26 65.9% 35 18.8% 69 4.3% 117 3.9% 97 4.6% 120
UAB 1.98 3 1.65 1 2.77 71 38.4% 3 47.8% 2 25.6% 5 9.3% 12 6.5% 34 12.6% 9
UCLA 2.43 53 2.35 44 2.69 64 45.0% 42 74.1% 80 23.2% 17 6.0% 75 6.8% 24 4.7% 117
UL-Lafayette 2.90 124 2.85 124 3.07 107 53.0% 120 71.4% 60 12.0% 128 7.9% 29 7.6% 14 8.4% 59
UL-Monroe 2.81 113 2.83 122 2.71 66 53.5% 124 75.8% 87 16.8% 98 5.8% 83 3.9% 96 8.5% 57
UNLV 2.63 85 2.61 89 2.73 69 48.2% 83 71.9% 66 19.6% 59 3.0% 128 1.8% 127 4.9% 115
USC 2.81 115 2.65 97 3.48 127 51.2% 110 71.9% 66 16.7% 100 7.0% 44 5.0% 69 9.7% 38
Utah 2.28 23 2.21 23 2.46 29 45.4% 47 72.2% 70 21.1% 43 6.9% 47 4.7% 80 9.7% 35
Utah State 2.79 109 2.76 115 2.94 91 51.6% 113 62.2% 22 16.1% 109 6.2% 69 3.7% 105 9.4% 43
UTEP 2.83 118 2.80 119 2.95 93 49.2% 91 84.6% 120 14.7% 121 3.3% 125 1.6% 128 5.9% 99
UTSA 2.29 27 2.30 35 2.24 18 46.5% 66 61.5% 21 24.7% 14 6.8% 50 2.8% 119 11.8% 11
Vanderbilt 2.78 105 2.76 116 2.85 85 52.0% 116 64.5% 30 17.4% 91 5.4% 97 2.2% 124 9.7% 35
Virginia 2.59 75 2.43 60 3.12 111 48.1% 82 71.4% 60 21.0% 46 10.2% 7 9.4% 6 11.0% 24
Virginia Tech 2.33 34 2.05 10 3.14 115 43.2% 27 70.6% 55 22.8% 24 7.5% 36 6.0% 44 9.4% 42
Wake Forest 2.40 47 2.38 45 2.48 35 46.0% 58 62.9% 23 22.3% 28 6.8% 52 5.3% 57 8.9% 48
Washington 2.52 63 2.51 74 2.54 44 46.7% 68 95.5% 130 18.2% 75 6.7% 54 6.5% 32 7.1% 82
Washington State 3.01 127 2.91 126 3.43 124 52.5% 118 73.0% 72 12.7% 127 5.8% 86 5.9% 46 5.6% 102
West Virginia 2.71 99 2.63 95 3.05 105 50.4% 104 73.7% 77 18.5% 73 8.6% 22 6.1% 43 12.2% 10
Western Kentucky 2.49 61 2.35 40 2.98 99 46.2% 61 77.1% 95 19.3% 64 6.7% 57 6.8% 24 6.5% 90
Western Michigan 2.79 111 2.74 112 2.98 98 52.9% 119 64.0% 29 17.6% 85 8.4% 24 6.9% 22 11.0% 25
Wisconsin 2.30 29 2.23 25 2.50 37 42.4% 24 47.1% 1 22.6% 26 12.0% 2 8.5% 10 16.5% 1
Wyoming 2.09 6 2.03 9 2.30 22 36.4% 2 70.7% 57 23.1% 18 6.4% 64 5.1% 68 8.0% 68