Innovative Statistics

Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2018 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 11/10/18

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 1.98 6 2.06 12 1.75 10 37.5% 4 64.7% 35 20.9% 40 5.9% 76 3.3% 107 9.1% 46
Akron 2.52 70 2.56 78 2.38 33 46.2% 65 70.8% 70 20.1% 50 5.0% 102 5.4% 58 4.4% 118
Alabama 1.82 3 1.61 2 2.48 42 37.5% 4 55.6% 10 27.9% 4 12.6% 3 10.6% 2 14.6% 3
Appalachian State 2.35 37 2.19 22 2.81 90 44.2% 40 55.0% 9 20.7% 44 6.4% 64 7.6% 18 4.6% 116
Arizona 2.44 52 2.43 56 2.48 41 45.9% 60 66.7% 44 22.3% 26 6.0% 75 8.1% 13 3.8% 122
Arizona State 2.56 76 2.46 63 3.02 115 53.0% 120 73.9% 84 19.7% 54 6.4% 62 5.0% 70 8.7% 53
Arkansas 2.66 89 2.68 97 2.61 59 47.5% 78 68.4% 60 15.2% 118 7.3% 34 5.6% 52 10.3% 25
Arkansas State 2.28 29 2.10 16 2.77 79 44.5% 43 61.3% 24 24.8% 13 9.2% 12 5.9% 45 12.4% 13
Army 2.78 113 2.69 99 3.10 120 55.1% 126 47.1% 3 16.7% 101 5.1% 99 3.8% 95 7.2% 75
Auburn 2.36 38 2.31 36 2.51 45 44.1% 37 66.7% 44 24.2% 16 7.6% 30 6.0% 42 9.1% 46
Ball State 2.83 121 2.78 113 3.03 116 50.3% 108 60.0% 18 14.3% 122 5.7% 80 5.3% 62 6.3% 92
Baylor 2.73 105 2.66 93 2.96 104 45.9% 61 71.4% 72 16.0% 109 6.3% 67 3.7% 97 9.9% 33
Boise State 2.23 21 2.39 49 1.59 5 41.8% 21 65.0% 39 22.3% 28 11.2% 4 8.6% 11 14.1% 4
Boston College 2.57 77 2.42 52 3.13 121 44.6% 46 75.0% 90 16.8% 100 7.2% 38 5.6% 51 9.5% 42
Bowling Green 3.23 130 3.22 130 3.28 124 60.1% 130 76.9% 97 12.0% 130 5.3% 91 6.7% 28 3.5% 125
Buffalo 2.59 80 2.59 79 2.59 55 46.2% 64 74.2% 87 15.5% 115 9.2% 13 8.1% 14 10.6% 22
BYU 2.74 107 2.77 111 2.60 58 46.2% 63 81.0% 114 14.7% 120 5.3% 93 5.8% 47 4.5% 117
California 2.40 43 2.23 27 2.89 97 49.5% 99 66.7% 44 18.4% 81 6.5% 61 5.4% 56 7.9% 61
Central Florida 2.48 59 2.48 68 2.48 40 49.0% 92 63.2% 28 22.1% 30 5.2% 95 3.9% 93 6.5% 89
Central Michigan 2.48 61 2.67 96 1.90 14 46.6% 69 74.2% 87 18.9% 70 9.2% 11 8.8% 9 9.8% 35
Charlotte 2.23 19 2.22 24 2.26 25 44.2% 40 66.7% 44 22.3% 27 6.4% 62 9.3% 6 3.2% 126
Cincinnati 2.16 15 2.15 18 2.19 23 40.1% 10 52.9% 5 20.7% 46 6.7% 53 3.4% 104 9.9% 31
Clemson 1.18 1 1.39 1 0.65 1 34.0% 1 52.9% 5 28.1% 3 11.2% 5 9.7% 5 12.5% 11
Coastal Carolina 2.78 115 2.83 120 2.58 54 54.5% 124 77.8% 102 17.2% 95 7.1% 43 6.5% 35 8.0% 60
Colorado 2.51 69 2.36 45 3.05 118 44.6% 45 73.7% 83 22.6% 24 6.5% 58 6.1% 40 7.0% 78
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 2.89 124 2.87 124 2.95 102 54.1% 122 59.1% 16 15.6% 113 5.5% 85 4.6% 82 6.8% 84
Connecticut 3.01 126 2.92 125 3.44 128 59.4% 129 81.0% 114 18.4% 81 4.5% 109 3.1% 110 7.2% 74
Duke 2.77 112 2.69 101 2.98 109 49.9% 102 71.4% 72 17.0% 98 5.6% 81 8.7% 10 2.1% 128
East Carolina 2.28 26 2.24 28 2.39 34 41.4% 15 66.7% 44 20.9% 41 9.6% 9 6.6% 32 13.3% 9
Eastern Michigan 2.72 103 2.72 106 2.73 73 50.6% 110 65.9% 43 17.7% 91 7.6% 31 5.6% 52 10.2% 26
Florida 2.49 62 2.46 64 2.57 53 46.8% 73 60.0% 18 21.4% 34 8.4% 22 10.0% 4 6.3% 93
Florida Atlantic 2.67 91 2.66 91 2.72 71 47.8% 84 69.6% 67 19.9% 51 4.5% 110 3.7% 96 5.5% 108
Florida International 2.77 111 2.79 116 2.68 66 52.1% 116 78.3% 104 15.7% 112 6.3% 68 5.4% 55 7.3% 68
Florida State 2.35 36 2.18 21 2.99 110 43.9% 36 71.4% 72 20.8% 43 6.2% 69 4.2% 92 8.8% 52
Fresno State 2.61 82 2.55 76 2.78 82 44.1% 39 60.9% 21 15.8% 111 4.9% 103 4.2% 90 5.8% 100
Georgia 2.69 95 2.62 86 2.95 101 50.0% 104 60.9% 21 18.4% 83 4.7% 107 3.4% 105 7.1% 77
Georgia Southern 2.63 84 2.59 82 2.78 84 46.9% 74 69.7% 68 19.2% 66 6.3% 66 6.0% 44 6.8% 85
Georgia State 2.78 116 2.79 115 2.77 81 44.8% 51 77.4% 101 12.7% 129 4.0% 120 2.4% 120 6.9% 82
Georgia Tech 2.55 73 2.45 62 2.87 95 45.6% 58 68.0% 56 19.1% 68 4.1% 119 2.8% 112 5.8% 100
Hawaii 2.72 102 2.70 102 2.81 89 50.8% 111 77.1% 99 16.1% 106 7.2% 37 5.3% 61 9.6% 41
Houston 2.28 28 2.38 46 1.91 15 42.9% 27 81.8% 118 19.6% 59 4.8% 104 1.6% 129 8.6% 54
Illinois 3.18 129 3.13 129 3.33 126 56.3% 127 80.0% 111 13.6% 127 4.8% 106 3.2% 108 7.0% 79
Indiana 2.65 87 2.61 85 2.81 87 49.2% 94 69.2% 63 16.5% 102 4.6% 108 4.3% 87 5.0% 113
Iowa 2.32 31 2.48 67 1.57 4 46.8% 72 77.3% 100 17.0% 97 8.5% 20 4.8% 75 13.6% 6
Iowa State 2.35 35 2.25 32 2.73 74 43.9% 35 85.7% 123 19.7% 56 7.8% 29 7.8% 17 7.8% 62
Kansas 2.43 50 2.18 20 3.35 127 46.8% 71 64.3% 32 19.7% 54 5.7% 79 6.3% 36 4.7% 115
Kansas State 2.70 97 2.85 122 2.14 20 52.3% 117 70.0% 69 18.5% 78 3.8% 122 1.8% 127 7.5% 66
Kent State 2.67 90 2.72 103 2.52 47 48.5% 88 67.7% 54 15.9% 110 7.1% 43 6.2% 39 8.6% 55
Kentucky 2.41 45 2.33 41 2.63 63 44.6% 44 62.1% 27 19.3% 63 7.4% 32 7.5% 21 7.3% 72
Liberty 2.99 125 3.05 128 2.74 75 53.3% 121 73.1% 82 13.9% 124 6.7% 52 3.3% 106 11.4% 17
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 2.55 74 2.65 90 2.14 21 48.7% 90 74.2% 87 20.4% 49 8.7% 16 6.6% 33 11.2% 20
Louisville 3.02 127 3.04 127 2.91 98 52.6% 118 92.3% 130 13.9% 125 4.3% 115 3.4% 103 5.4% 109
LSU 2.68 94 2.60 84 2.93 99 47.2% 76 60.0% 18 19.1% 67 6.1% 71 3.1% 109 9.9% 31
Marshall 2.14 14 1.98 7 2.56 50 42.4% 24 56.5% 11 25.8% 9 8.4% 23 4.2% 88 13.6% 7
Maryland 2.55 75 2.55 75 2.57 52 43.7% 34 90.5% 128 17.9% 88 5.6% 82 5.0% 72 6.3% 93
Massachusetts 2.54 72 2.63 87 2.16 22 48.5% 87 65.6% 42 23.2% 20 3.5% 125 1.5% 130 6.0% 97
Memphis 2.38 42 2.25 31 2.75 76 41.8% 19 61.9% 25 19.9% 52 7.1% 43 5.0% 72 9.7% 36
Miami-FL 2.02 9 2.11 17 1.78 12 39.8% 8 63.6% 29 28.2% 2 10.6% 6 11.0% 1 10.1% 28
Miami-OH 2.46 56 2.27 34 3.01 114 47.7% 80 88.0% 127 19.5% 62 7.1% 40 7.2% 23 7.0% 80
Michigan 1.95 4 2.04 10 1.69 8 34.8% 3 75.0% 90 26.1% 8 13.0% 1 8.2% 12 17.7% 1
Michigan State 1.75 2 1.76 5 1.69 7 34.7% 2 64.7% 35 29.4% 1 5.8% 77 5.8% 48 5.9% 99
Middle Tennessee 2.50 66 2.55 77 2.33 28 44.1% 37 72.0% 79 19.5% 60 6.9% 48 2.8% 114 11.8% 16
Minnesota 2.34 33 2.28 35 2.60 56 45.2% 56 65.2% 40 24.9% 12 4.5% 110 4.6% 83 4.3% 121
Mississippi State 2.38 41 2.38 47 2.35 32 43.3% 32 77.8% 102 23.9% 18 8.5% 19 5.1% 67 11.9% 15
Missouri 2.50 65 2.39 50 2.85 94 43.0% 29 39.1% 1 19.5% 61 3.4% 126 4.8% 79 1.5% 130
Navy 2.79 118 2.74 107 3.00 112 49.3% 96 75.0% 90 16.0% 107 2.6% 128 1.7% 128 4.4% 120
NC State 2.33 32 2.04 9 3.32 125 41.7% 17 58.8% 14 19.7% 53 7.9% 27 6.0% 41 10.5% 23
Nebraska 2.73 104 2.66 92 3.04 117 47.5% 79 69.2% 63 16.1% 105 5.4% 88 5.2% 64 5.6% 104
Nevada 2.37 39 2.24 30 2.75 77 44.8% 50 69.2% 63 20.5% 47 7.4% 33 5.4% 57 9.8% 34
New Mexico 2.78 114 2.78 112 2.76 78 47.7% 81 64.3% 32 15.0% 119 5.5% 86 2.6% 118 9.2% 45
New Mexico State 2.81 119 2.77 110 2.97 105 48.6% 89 79.2% 108 18.8% 73 8.8% 15 8.0% 15 9.7% 38
North Carolina 2.85 122 2.81 119 2.99 111 51.6% 114 82.1% 119 15.2% 117 8.3% 24 7.8% 16 8.8% 49
North Texas 2.06 12 2.05 11 2.12 18 39.9% 9 71.4% 72 26.9% 6 6.5% 58 5.0% 70 8.5% 57
Northern Illinois 2.23 20 2.16 19 2.44 38 42.3% 23 66.7% 44 18.3% 84 9.6% 10 7.3% 22 12.4% 12
Northwestern 2.26 25 2.24 29 2.34 30 41.7% 18 71.9% 78 21.3% 35 3.7% 123 1.9% 126 6.4% 90
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 2.40 44 2.40 51 2.41 36 41.4% 14 71.4% 72 20.9% 42 6.2% 70 5.1% 68 7.8% 63
Ohio 2.49 64 2.44 59 2.65 65 50.0% 104 83.3% 120 21.3% 35 5.0% 101 4.6% 81 5.6% 107
Ohio State 1.96 5 1.63 3 3.15 122 41.4% 16 66.7% 44 26.6% 7 6.9% 48 5.0% 69 9.1% 46
Oklahoma 2.66 88 2.64 88 2.72 72 46.7% 70 87.5% 125 16.3% 104 5.4% 88 2.3% 121 9.7% 38
Oklahoma State 2.62 83 2.53 73 2.98 108 50.0% 104 72.7% 80 17.5% 93 9.0% 14 6.7% 27 12.1% 14
Old Dominion 2.71 101 2.69 100 2.84 93 49.1% 93 78.3% 104 18.4% 80 4.8% 104 4.8% 78 4.8% 114
Ole Miss 2.73 106 2.72 104 2.79 85 51.0% 113 72.7% 80 17.0% 96 4.3% 116 2.1% 124 7.4% 67
Oregon 2.50 67 2.49 69 2.57 51 48.3% 86 68.2% 58 18.6% 75 5.4% 90 4.2% 90 7.3% 69
Oregon State 3.09 128 2.98 126 3.73 129 59.3% 128 68.2% 58 14.2% 123 2.1% 130 2.1% 123 2.1% 127
Penn State 2.42 48 2.31 37 2.77 80 48.1% 85 66.7% 44 22.9% 21 8.0% 26 6.8% 25 9.3% 43
Pittsburgh 2.47 58 2.43 57 2.56 49 46.4% 67 87.5% 125 19.2% 64 7.1% 40 5.5% 54 9.7% 40
Purdue 2.45 55 2.46 65 2.40 35 44.7% 47 60.9% 21 18.8% 72 5.1% 98 2.5% 119 8.8% 51
Rice 2.60 81 2.59 80 2.63 62 49.2% 95 83.3% 120 18.4% 79 4.0% 121 2.7% 115 5.8% 100
Rutgers 2.70 98 2.75 109 2.52 46 54.2% 123 75.9% 95 16.8% 99 4.4% 112 3.6% 100 5.4% 110
San Diego State 2.04 11 1.98 8 2.27 26 39.2% 7 66.7% 44 21.0% 38 6.1% 72 6.6% 31 5.6% 104
San Jose State 2.65 86 2.52 72 3.16 123 47.2% 77 76.9% 97 18.5% 77 2.4% 129 2.7% 117 2.0% 129
SMU 2.49 63 2.45 60 2.64 64 46.5% 68 78.8% 107 21.0% 38 7.9% 28 4.2% 88 12.7% 10
South Alabama 2.26 24 2.32 38 2.03 16 44.3% 42 44.4% 2 23.6% 19 5.3% 92 1.9% 125 11.2% 19
South Carolina 2.51 68 2.85 121 0.89 2 52.7% 119 78.3% 104 18.1% 87 6.0% 74 3.7% 98 9.2% 44
South Florida 2.58 79 2.49 70 2.88 96 47.7% 83 69.2% 63 19.2% 64 8.7% 17 8.9% 8 8.5% 57
Southern Miss 2.19 16 2.32 39 1.75 9 42.6% 26 85.7% 123 25.1% 11 6.7% 54 4.8% 79 8.5% 56
Stanford 2.71 100 2.69 98 2.80 86 50.2% 107 70.8% 70 15.5% 114 6.6% 56 5.7% 49 7.8% 63
Syracuse 2.46 57 2.45 61 2.51 44 44.7% 49 68.8% 62 17.8% 90 8.6% 18 6.8% 25 11.3% 18
TCU 2.23 23 2.22 25 2.29 27 42.9% 28 61.9% 25 22.7% 23 7.2% 36 6.7% 28 7.7% 65
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
Temple 2.53 71 2.51 71 2.60 57 45.4% 57 68.4% 60 17.8% 89 7.0% 47 6.7% 28 7.3% 69
Tennessee 2.76 109 2.78 114 2.68 67 50.9% 112 73.9% 84 16.0% 107 6.8% 51 5.7% 50 8.8% 49
Texas 2.42 47 2.33 40 2.84 92 49.4% 97 54.6% 8 22.1% 30 4.4% 112 3.6% 101 5.7% 103
Texas A&M 1.99 7 2.06 13 1.78 13 38.1% 6 71.4% 72 25.1% 10 8.2% 25 6.2% 38 10.5% 23
Texas State 2.67 92 2.59 81 2.97 107 46.1% 62 52.4% 4 18.1% 86 3.7% 124 3.6% 102 3.8% 122
Texas Tech 2.58 78 2.65 89 2.33 29 49.5% 100 68.0% 56 19.6% 57 5.2% 96 5.2% 65 5.2% 112
Toledo 2.69 96 2.67 94 2.81 88 51.8% 115 59.5% 17 17.5% 92 6.5% 60 4.5% 84 10.1% 28
Troy 2.21 17 2.20 23 2.23 24 43.1% 31 64.7% 35 22.9% 21 9.8% 8 9.0% 7 10.7% 21
Tulane 2.48 60 2.34 42 3.01 113 43.6% 33 63.6% 29 18.6% 76 7.1% 39 6.3% 36 8.1% 59
Tulsa 2.70 99 2.67 95 2.82 91 47.7% 82 79.2% 108 15.3% 116 3.1% 127 2.8% 113 3.6% 124
UAB 2.00 8 1.74 4 2.62 61 40.2% 11 53.9% 7 24.1% 17 12.9% 2 10.2% 3 15.3% 2
UCLA 2.83 120 2.81 118 2.95 103 49.5% 98 75.0% 90 13.5% 128 4.1% 117 2.7% 116 6.5% 88
UL-Lafayette 2.79 117 2.80 117 2.70 68 49.5% 100 83.3% 120 13.7% 126 5.6% 82 5.3% 59 5.9% 98
UL-Monroe 2.74 108 2.47 66 3.91 130 50.5% 109 75.0% 90 18.8% 71 10.0% 7 7.5% 20 13.8% 5
UNLV 2.23 18 2.42 55 1.41 3 45.9% 59 80.0% 111 18.9% 69 6.4% 64 6.0% 43 7.0% 81
USC 2.43 51 2.34 43 2.71 69 45.1% 53 74.1% 86 22.2% 29 6.6% 55 3.7% 98 9.9% 30
Utah 2.10 13 2.09 14 2.13 19 42.0% 22 58.8% 14 24.8% 14 6.5% 57 5.9% 46 7.2% 73
Utah State 2.44 53 2.44 58 2.45 39 41.2% 13 79.2% 108 18.6% 74 7.3% 34 5.3% 62 9.7% 36
UTEP 2.77 110 2.72 105 2.94 100 48.9% 91 65.2% 40 18.1% 85 5.2% 94 3.9% 94 7.1% 76
UTSA 2.38 40 2.35 44 2.49 43 41.1% 12 66.7% 44 22.1% 32 6.9% 50 6.5% 34 7.3% 69
Vanderbilt 2.85 123 2.86 123 2.78 83 54.8% 125 75.9% 95 14.6% 121 5.5% 84 5.1% 66 6.1% 95
Virginia 2.44 54 2.38 48 2.62 60 42.6% 25 64.5% 34 19.6% 58 7.1% 40 4.8% 77 10.2% 27
Virginia Tech 2.34 34 2.42 54 2.08 17 47.2% 75 57.9% 13 22.4% 25 7.0% 46 7.6% 18 6.4% 91
Wake Forest 2.31 30 2.23 26 2.54 48 43.0% 30 81.0% 114 20.7% 45 5.0% 100 5.0% 74 5.2% 111
Washington 2.64 85 2.55 74 3.06 119 45.2% 55 67.9% 55 16.5% 103 4.3% 114 2.3% 122 6.6% 86
Washington State 2.41 46 2.27 33 2.97 106 45.1% 54 81.0% 114 21.1% 37 8.4% 21 4.8% 76 13.5% 8
West Virginia 2.03 10 1.91 6 2.41 37 44.7% 47 64.7% 35 27.7% 5 5.2% 97 4.4% 86 6.1% 96
Western Kentucky 2.68 93 2.74 108 2.35 31 49.9% 102 91.7% 129 17.3% 94 5.4% 87 4.5% 85 6.6% 87
Western Michigan 2.23 22 2.10 15 2.72 70 46.3% 66 57.1% 12 24.5% 15 6.1% 73 5.3% 59 6.9% 82
Wisconsin 2.43 49 2.60 83 1.76 11 44.9% 52 64.0% 31 20.4% 48 5.8% 78 6.8% 24 4.4% 119
Wyoming 2.28 27 2.42 53 1.61 6 41.8% 19 80.0% 111 22.1% 32 4.1% 118 2.9% 111 5.6% 106