Innovative Statistics

Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2018 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 1/7/19

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 8 1.81 9 37.7% 3 63.6% 27 21.7% 35 5.9% 72 4.3% 87 7.8% 71
Akron 2.67 93 2.71 101 2.54 44 49.9% 107 77.4% 100 19.1% 67 5.4% 93 5.8% 47 4.9% 119
Alabama 2.22 20 2.16 15 2.42 35 40.1% 7 66.7% 43 22.0% 33 10.1% 5 7.8% 14 12.4% 10
Appalachian State 2.40 41 2.23 23 2.84 91 44.9% 45 55.6% 6 20.1% 46 6.7% 53 6.2% 34 7.3% 83
Arizona 2.45 53 2.46 60 2.42 34 46.2% 62 68.8% 55 22.0% 32 5.2% 100 6.8% 26 3.4% 128
Arizona State 2.61 83 2.56 75 2.82 87 53.7% 123 78.6% 104 19.1% 68 5.5% 90 4.5% 79 7.0% 90
Arkansas 2.75 107 2.74 107 2.79 82 49.2% 90 69.6% 64 14.6% 120 6.7% 55 5.0% 68 9.5% 32
Arkansas State 2.30 26 2.18 19 2.65 63 44.0% 34 59.5% 16 24.1% 12 9.3% 11 7.3% 21 11.2% 17
Army 2.68 95 2.62 83 2.91 101 53.5% 122 52.2% 3 17.9% 83 6.1% 65 4.3% 88 8.8% 48
Auburn 2.39 38 2.31 33 2.64 62 43.4% 29 67.9% 51 22.6% 26 6.9% 49 5.2% 64 8.6% 54
Ball State 2.90 123 2.84 119 3.12 120 53.3% 120 63.3% 26 14.4% 124 5.4% 92 4.9% 71 6.6% 95
Baylor 2.66 89 2.58 77 2.91 99 46.4% 64 80.0% 108 16.1% 109 5.7% 82 3.3% 109 8.9% 46
Boise State 2.31 27 2.42 54 1.80 8 42.2% 21 63.0% 23 22.6% 27 9.7% 8 6.2% 37 13.7% 2
Boston College 2.58 73 2.47 62 3.01 116 45.2% 48 75.9% 94 16.5% 98 6.8% 50 5.9% 43 8.2% 61
Bowling Green 3.14 129 3.12 129 3.22 124 58.8% 128 81.8% 116 12.9% 129 5.9% 74 5.6% 53 6.3% 101
Buffalo 2.60 78 2.63 89 2.49 42 45.6% 53 76.2% 97 15.7% 113 8.2% 25 7.7% 16 9.0% 45
BYU 2.73 102 2.76 109 2.61 58 47.2% 70 75.9% 94 14.9% 118 5.4% 95 4.6% 77 6.6% 93
California 2.48 56 2.32 35 2.94 106 48.4% 85 69.2% 62 17.3% 90 7.0% 47 6.5% 31 7.7% 77
Central Florida 2.51 61 2.46 61 2.68 66 49.4% 98 63.6% 27 22.5% 29 6.0% 69 3.8% 101 8.1% 64
Central Michigan 2.56 68 2.72 103 2.04 12 48.0% 78 75.8% 93 18.2% 80 8.6% 16 8.1% 9 9.4% 34
Charlotte 2.23 21 2.20 21 2.36 28 44.7% 42 68.8% 55 23.3% 18 5.5% 88 7.3% 22 3.4% 127
Cincinnati 2.15 12 2.01 7 2.55 50 41.6% 16 47.8% 2 21.1% 40 7.0% 48 3.7% 103 10.2% 25
Clemson 1.66 1 1.83 2 1.19 1 37.3% 2 60.0% 17 26.0% 6 9.9% 6 6.8% 26 13.5% 5
Coastal Carolina 2.87 122 2.94 124 2.57 54 56.2% 127 75.0% 92 16.3% 103 6.6% 58 6.2% 36 7.2% 85
Colorado 2.46 54 2.32 34 2.94 103 43.7% 33 68.0% 52 23.1% 19 6.7% 55 6.3% 33 7.1% 88
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% 35 15.7% 114 4.8% 110 4.0% 95 5.8% 105
Connecticut 3.07 127 3.00 126 3.40 128 58.9% 129 80.0% 108 17.3% 89 3.9% 125 2.6% 122 6.3% 101
Duke 2.72 101 2.63 86 2.97 111 49.2% 92 71.9% 77 16.7% 94 5.4% 97 7.5% 20 2.7% 129
East Carolina 2.22 18 2.14 14 2.46 39 41.5% 14 71.4% 73 22.9% 22 8.2% 23 5.5% 59 12.0% 12
Eastern Michigan 2.78 113 2.73 104 2.98 114 52.2% 115 67.4% 49 16.4% 101 8.0% 27 7.0% 23 9.4% 36
Florida 2.56 70 2.50 65 2.76 76 47.5% 71 56.7% 11 20.1% 47 9.2% 12 8.5% 5 10.1% 26
Florida Atlantic 2.61 82 2.63 85 2.56 52 46.9% 67 69.2% 62 19.3% 58 5.4% 95 4.6% 78 6.6% 93
Florida International 2.79 114 2.77 113 2.87 95 51.5% 114 72.7% 85 15.5% 116 5.8% 81 5.3% 62 6.5% 96
Florida State 2.39 39 2.23 24 3.02 117 43.1% 27 65.7% 39 20.8% 41 5.9% 71 4.4% 83 7.8% 72
Fresno State 2.60 77 2.60 79 2.59 55 44.3% 36 65.5% 35 15.8% 112 5.1% 105 3.8% 100 6.7% 91
Georgia 2.70 98 2.63 88 2.94 104 49.3% 96 68.8% 55 18.5% 74 5.9% 76 4.2% 89 8.6% 51
Georgia Southern 2.53 63 2.46 59 2.83 90 46.2% 60 63.2% 24 19.2% 64 6.1% 66 5.8% 45 6.4% 98
Georgia State 2.80 116 2.82 117 2.69 69 45.2% 49 79.4% 107 12.6% 130 4.6% 116 2.7% 118 8.0% 65
Georgia Tech 2.79 115 2.69 99 3.17 123 48.2% 82 73.3% 88 15.6% 115 4.6% 116 2.2% 127 8.1% 63
Hawaii 2.73 103 2.68 97 2.96 110 50.0% 108 66.7% 43 16.3% 102 7.4% 34 5.7% 49 9.4% 33
Houston 2.47 55 2.50 67 2.32 26 46.3% 63 84.1% 121 17.8% 84 4.7% 113 1.3% 130 9.0% 43
Illinois 3.17 130 3.14 130 3.29 125 55.2% 125 82.1% 117 13.1% 128 4.8% 109 2.8% 117 7.9% 69
Indiana 2.70 99 2.70 100 2.73 73 49.9% 106 68.8% 55 16.5% 99 5.1% 104 3.4% 107 7.2% 86
Iowa 2.45 51 2.52 68 2.12 15 47.8% 75 78.8% 105 16.0% 111 8.0% 28 4.1% 93 13.6% 4
Iowa State 2.35 32 2.31 32 2.55 47 44.6% 40 85.7% 124 21.7% 36 7.4% 33 7.7% 16 7.2% 87
Kansas 2.55 67 2.40 51 3.13 121 49.3% 95 68.8% 55 18.9% 70 5.5% 89 5.9% 42 4.8% 120
Kansas State 2.55 64 2.62 84 2.27 22 51.4% 113 68.0% 52 19.2% 61 4.5% 118 2.4% 124 8.2% 60
Kent State 2.68 97 2.76 110 2.43 37 48.3% 83 67.6% 50 16.7% 95 7.1% 43 5.4% 60 9.6% 30
Kentucky 2.49 57 2.40 50 2.78 80 46.7% 66 56.8% 12 19.8% 51 9.3% 10 7.9% 11 11.0% 19
Liberty 3.00 125 3.04 127 2.84 94 53.5% 121 63.9% 30 14.5% 121 6.4% 61 3.7% 102 10.2% 24
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 2.51 60 2.63 87 2.09 13 47.6% 73 79.0% 106 20.5% 43 10.4% 4 8.7% 4 12.3% 11
Louisville 3.03 126 3.05 128 2.94 105 52.5% 117 93.2% 130 13.4% 127 4.2% 120 3.3% 113 5.5% 109
LSU 2.62 84 2.53 74 2.89 97 47.8% 76 70.6% 67 20.0% 49 7.5% 31 3.7% 103 11.9% 13
Marshall 2.22 19 2.11 10 2.55 49 41.6% 15 60.7% 19 23.8% 14 8.7% 15 4.8% 73 13.2% 8
Maryland 2.78 112 2.76 111 2.84 93 48.1% 81 82.8% 119 16.5% 100 5.2% 102 4.4% 84 6.3% 101
Massachusetts 2.59 76 2.67 94 2.24 21 49.7% 103 66.7% 43 22.6% 28 3.3% 128 1.5% 128 5.8% 105
Memphis 2.45 52 2.24 25 3.06 119 45.0% 46 63.6% 27 19.7% 55 7.1% 43 4.7% 76 10.0% 27
Miami-FL 2.14 10 2.18 20 2.02 11 41.3% 13 61.5% 21 27.3% 3 11.7% 1 11.0% 1 12.5% 9
Miami-OH 2.56 69 2.44 56 2.96 108 49.5% 101 89.3% 127 18.0% 81 6.7% 53 6.9% 25 6.3% 99
Michigan 2.18 15 2.17 18 2.20 16 39.0% 5 72.2% 80 23.6% 15 10.5% 3 7.7% 15 13.7% 3
Michigan State 1.79 2 1.76 1 1.90 10 36.0% 1 63.2% 24 29.1% 1 5.6% 86 5.8% 48 5.3% 114
Middle Tennessee 2.50 58 2.49 63 2.54 45 45.9% 56 68.6% 54 20.1% 47 7.5% 30 2.7% 120 13.3% 6
Minnesota 2.35 31 2.36 45 2.31 25 43.7% 32 71.4% 73 24.2% 11 5.1% 105 4.8% 72 5.5% 110
Mississippi State 2.14 9 2.28 29 1.54 3 41.7% 17 81.0% 113 27.0% 4 8.6% 18 6.5% 30 10.7% 20
Missouri 2.35 30 2.30 31 2.49 43 42.5% 22 40.0% 1 22.0% 34 4.9% 108 5.0% 67 4.8% 121
Navy 2.67 90 2.61 81 2.87 96 45.3% 51 72.2% 80 16.0% 110 2.7% 129 1.4% 129 4.7% 123
NC State 2.37 35 2.13 13 3.30 126 41.8% 18 56.0% 7 19.9% 50 7.2% 37 5.6% 54 9.3% 37
Nebraska 2.77 110 2.72 102 2.97 112 48.8% 88 73.3% 88 15.3% 117 4.7% 112 4.4% 81 5.1% 118
Nevada 2.38 37 2.33 39 2.55 48 44.5% 38 71.0% 70 20.5% 44 7.0% 46 5.6% 55 9.0% 43
New Mexico 2.84 121 2.84 120 2.81 86 50.0% 108 65.5% 35 14.1% 126 5.9% 77 3.3% 109 9.0% 42
New Mexico State 2.81 118 2.82 116 2.79 81 49.2% 91 81.3% 115 18.3% 77 8.4% 19 8.2% 8 8.6% 55
North Carolina 2.74 105 2.67 95 2.99 115 50.4% 110 78.1% 103 16.2% 105 8.1% 26 7.9% 10 8.3% 57
North Texas 2.08 7 2.16 16 1.80 7 40.2% 8 70.4% 66 25.5% 7 5.8% 80 3.7% 103 8.5% 56
Northern Illinois 2.17 13 2.11 11 2.37 29 39.6% 6 72.7% 85 19.7% 53 9.5% 9 7.8% 13 11.3% 16
Northwestern 2.28 25 2.26 27 2.38 31 43.3% 28 65.9% 42 22.2% 31 4.6% 115 4.1% 90 5.5% 112
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 2.57 71 2.58 76 2.55 46 43.1% 26 76.9% 98 18.7% 71 6.7% 55 4.9% 70 9.2% 40
Ohio 2.42 44 2.35 42 2.62 59 49.2% 92 81.0% 113 21.3% 39 5.2% 100 3.9% 99 7.1% 88
Ohio State 2.08 6 1.87 3 2.92 102 41.8% 19 73.9% 90 24.7% 10 7.3% 36 5.3% 61 9.7% 29
Oklahoma 2.76 109 2.76 112 2.76 77 49.5% 99 91.1% 129 16.2% 106 5.2% 99 3.1% 114 8.2% 59
Oklahoma State 2.55 66 2.43 55 2.95 107 49.5% 100 56.0% 7 19.2% 61 7.4% 32 6.0% 40 9.4% 34
Old Dominion 2.71 100 2.66 93 2.91 100 48.8% 87 76.9% 98 18.4% 75 5.2% 103 4.4% 81 6.3% 101
Ole Miss 2.83 120 2.84 118 2.81 84 52.2% 116 72.0% 79 16.1% 108 4.5% 119 2.2% 126 7.7% 77
Oregon 2.40 40 2.32 36 2.67 65 45.9% 57 68.8% 55 18.5% 72 5.7% 83 4.5% 80 7.4% 81
Oregon State 3.09 128 3.00 125 3.57 130 59.7% 130 69.0% 61 14.3% 125 3.4% 127 2.4% 124 5.3% 115
Penn State 2.41 43 2.33 38 2.68 67 48.3% 84 65.8% 40 22.8% 23 9.7% 7 8.4% 6 11.1% 18
Pittsburgh 2.51 59 2.49 64 2.56 51 45.8% 55 85.7% 124 18.4% 75 7.1% 42 5.6% 52 9.2% 39
Purdue 2.64 88 2.61 80 2.79 83 48.0% 79 65.5% 35 16.6% 96 4.8% 110 2.7% 119 7.7% 75
Rice 2.67 92 2.65 91 2.76 79 49.9% 105 80.8% 112 17.5% 86 4.1% 122 3.4% 108 5.3% 113
Rutgers 2.67 91 2.69 98 2.60 56 53.0% 118 77.5% 101 17.4% 88 3.9% 124 3.7% 106 4.2% 125
San Diego State 2.18 16 2.11 12 2.49 41 42.2% 20 72.7% 85 19.5% 57 5.9% 73 6.2% 34 5.6% 108
San Jose State 2.63 86 2.53 71 3.05 118 46.4% 65 71.7% 76 18.3% 78 2.3% 130 2.7% 120 1.8% 130
SMU 2.35 29 2.38 49 2.21 17 45.1% 47 80.6% 110 23.5% 17 7.1% 43 4.1% 91 10.7% 21
South Alabama 2.32 28 2.35 41 2.21 18 44.6% 39 56.5% 10 23.1% 20 5.7% 83 3.1% 116 10.3% 23
South Carolina 2.61 81 2.85 122 1.47 2 53.1% 119 80.7% 111 16.2% 104 6.0% 68 3.3% 109 9.8% 28
South Florida 2.57 72 2.53 69 2.72 71 47.2% 69 72.2% 80 19.3% 59 7.4% 35 7.0% 23 7.9% 67
Southern Miss 2.15 11 2.27 28 1.77 5 40.7% 10 82.4% 118 25.0% 9 6.4% 61 5.1% 65 7.6% 79
Stanford 2.61 80 2.60 78 2.65 64 49.3% 94 71.9% 77 17.5% 87 7.1% 41 6.7% 28 7.7% 75
Syracuse 2.45 49 2.41 53 2.57 53 45.5% 52 70.6% 67 19.6% 56 8.3% 21 7.6% 19 9.3% 37
TCU 2.26 24 2.22 22 2.43 38 44.8% 44 64.0% 31 22.8% 25 7.9% 29 7.9% 11 7.9% 66
Temple 2.42 45 2.36 46 2.64 61 44.1% 35 66.7% 43 19.1% 66 7.2% 38 6.0% 41 8.6% 51
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 2.73 104 2.73 105 2.76 78 51.3% 112 72.4% 83 16.7% 93 6.7% 52 6.1% 38 7.8% 73
Texas 2.36 33 2.35 43 2.40 32 47.9% 77 61.4% 20 22.5% 30 5.5% 91 4.8% 74 6.5% 96
Texas A&M 2.12 8 2.08 9 2.23 20 40.7% 9 73.9% 90 25.2% 8 8.3% 22 5.9% 43 11.3% 14
Texas State 2.64 87 2.61 82 2.73 72 47.0% 68 56.0% 7 17.0% 91 4.0% 123 4.1% 92 3.9% 126
Texas Tech 2.60 79 2.65 90 2.42 36 48.8% 86 62.2% 22 19.0% 69 5.8% 78 5.2% 63 6.6% 92
Toledo 2.62 85 2.67 96 2.47 40 50.5% 111 60.0% 17 19.2% 61 5.9% 70 4.0% 97 9.6% 31
Troy 2.18 14 2.16 17 2.22 19 43.1% 25 70.8% 69 24.1% 13 8.8% 14 8.9% 2 8.8% 49
Tulane 2.52 62 2.40 52 2.96 109 43.5% 30 66.7% 43 18.2% 79 8.2% 24 6.1% 39 10.5% 22
Tulsa 2.74 106 2.75 108 2.70 70 47.6% 74 84.4% 122 14.8% 119 4.2% 121 4.0% 95 4.4% 124
UAB 2.08 5 1.99 5 2.34 27 38.6% 4 52.9% 4 23.1% 20 11.0% 2 8.9% 2 13.3% 6
UCLA 2.81 117 2.79 115 2.89 98 49.6% 102 70.2% 65 14.5% 122 3.6% 126 2.6% 123 5.5% 111
UL-Lafayette 2.78 111 2.78 114 2.76 75 49.1% 89 76.1% 96 14.5% 123 6.5% 60 5.5% 57 7.8% 73
UL-Monroe 2.68 94 2.46 58 3.52 129 48.1% 80 71.0% 70 19.3% 60 9.1% 13 7.6% 18 11.3% 15
UNLV 2.25 22 2.38 47 1.80 6 46.2% 61 77.8% 102 19.2% 65 6.0% 67 4.9% 69 7.4% 80
USC 2.41 42 2.34 40 2.63 60 46.2% 59 72.4% 83 22.8% 24 6.6% 59 4.4% 84 9.1% 41
Utah 2.03 4 1.94 4 2.27 23 40.9% 11 58.1% 13 27.6% 2 7.1% 39 6.5% 32 7.9% 67
Utah State 2.45 50 2.38 48 2.74 74 41.1% 12 71.4% 73 17.7% 85 7.1% 39 5.8% 46 8.8% 50
UTEP 2.76 108 2.66 92 3.13 122 49.7% 104 66.7% 43 18.5% 73 5.8% 78 4.0% 94 8.2% 61
UTSA 2.44 48 2.36 44 2.82 89 42.6% 23 54.6% 5 21.6% 37 6.1% 64 5.1% 65 7.4% 82
Vanderbilt 2.82 119 2.84 121 2.69 68 54.8% 124 71.1% 72 16.1% 107 5.4% 93 5.5% 57 5.3% 115
Virginia 2.58 74 2.50 66 2.84 92 44.4% 37 64.4% 33 17.9% 82 6.8% 51 5.7% 49 8.2% 58
Virginia Tech 2.43 46 2.45 57 2.38 30 45.7% 54 59.4% 15 21.5% 38 5.9% 74 6.6% 29 5.1% 117
Wake Forest 2.37 34 2.28 30 2.61 57 43.5% 31 84.4% 122 20.8% 42 5.6% 85 5.5% 56 5.7% 107
Washington 2.59 75 2.53 73 2.81 85 44.8% 43 64.7% 34 16.6% 97 5.0% 107 3.1% 114 7.3% 84
Washington State 2.55 65 2.33 37 3.39 127 47.6% 72 85.7% 124 19.7% 52 8.3% 20 4.8% 74 13.7% 1
West Virginia 2.25 23 2.24 26 2.29 24 46.0% 58 64.0% 31 26.3% 5 5.5% 87 3.9% 98 7.9% 69
Western Kentucky 2.68 96 2.74 106 2.40 33 49.4% 97 89.3% 127 16.8% 92 6.2% 63 4.4% 86 8.6% 53
Western Michigan 2.22 17 2.00 6 2.97 113 45.2% 50 58.3% 14 23.5% 16 8.6% 16 8.4% 7 8.9% 47
Wisconsin 2.44 47 2.53 72 2.10 14 44.6% 41 65.8% 40 19.7% 54 5.3% 98 5.6% 51 4.7% 122
Wyoming 2.38 36 2.53 70 1.72 4 42.7% 24 82.9% 120 20.3% 45 4.7% 114 3.3% 109 6.3% 100