Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 11/18/17

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

Run-blocking stats

  • Adjusted Line Yards: One of only two opponent-adjusted numbers on the page, this aligns with the ALY figure FO tracks for the NFL and is presented on a scale in which 100.0 is perfectly average, above 100 is good, below 100 is bad.
  • 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 five yards are available) that gain at least five 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

  • Adjusted Sack Rate: An opponent-adjusted version of a team's sack rate -- sacks divided by (sacks plus passes), presented on a scale in which 100 is perfectly average, above 100 is good, below 100 is bad.
  • 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 Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Air Force 99.8 63 3.29 113 3.07 59 37.3% 60 78.1% 117 18.4% 76 65.6 112 4.0 81 4.1 119
Akron 86.6 119 3.31 114 3.72 109 44.0% 120 64.9% 42 17.3% 86 49.5 124 2.4 116 3.2 125
Alabama 122.1 14 2.51 22 2.62 22 29.3% 3 71.4% 89 22.7% 32 120.8 35 5.4 50 11.6 12
Appalachian State 94.9 90 2.64 34 3.91 119 35.4% 36 62.5% 31 21.8% 42 123.4 30 7.3 20 11.2 14
Arizona 99.4 66 2.93 66 2.69 27 40.1% 91 70.6% 84 16.4% 100 90.7 81 5.9 41 4.8 106
Arizona State 99.5 65 3.12 90 3.32 77 40.6% 95 80.0% 122 17.4% 82 135.1 18 5.5 48 11.0 16
Arkansas 98.1 70 3.38 120 3.33 79 41.9% 106 85.0% 130 13.7% 126 79.2 101 3.2 103 7.6 57
Arkansas State 100.1 61 2.58 28 2.55 15 35.8% 43 73.1% 101 22.9% 28 156.9 4 9.0 8 9.9 28
Army 90.8 104 3.32 115 2.83 37 39.5% 79 81.2% 128 15.3% 114 110.6 49 3.8 90 11.8 10
Auburn 130.3 5 2.35 13 3.22 67 31.7% 10 63.4% 33 20.4% 57 147.3 8 9.7 5 8.7 45
Ball State 81.4 126 3.12 90 3.90 117 41.9% 106 75.9% 109 18.2% 80 122.3 34 8.0 14 8.6 47
Baylor 99.9 62 2.80 53 3.38 83 40.3% 94 66.7% 59 21.9% 41 91.8 78 5.2 57 5.5 99
Boise State 115.4 22 2.59 30 2.80 36 32.9% 15 71.4% 89 19.4% 67 138.8 15 7.9 15 8.3 49
Boston College 104.0 50 2.95 67 3.30 72 33.7% 20 65.2% 46 16.9% 94 87.0 87 4.3 74 5.9 89
Bowling Green 77.8 128 3.44 124 3.62 99 46.8% 127 64.9% 42 17.4% 82 50.5 123 2.6 113 3.5 123
Buffalo 93.1 98 3.19 102 3.68 106 39.7% 83 77.8% 115 14.0% 123 66.3 110 3.0 107 7.9 54
BYU 101.4 57 3.13 93 2.46 11 37.2% 59 72.5% 95 16.8% 95 63.9 115 1.6 127 7.6 57
California 95.3 87 3.41 122 2.85 38 41.9% 106 80.5% 125 17.0% 92 99.8 66 5.3 54 7.3 64
Central Florida 95.9 85 2.76 48 3.28 71 38.2% 67 59.0% 22 19.8% 64 66.2 111 2.4 116 4.4 112
Central Michigan 84.7 122 2.96 70 3.99 121 38.7% 72 75.6% 106 15.5% 110 110.3 51 6.1 36 8.4 48
Charlotte 75.9 129 3.27 111 3.64 102 41.7% 103 79.5% 120 14.4% 121 47.4 127 1.9 124 4.2 117
Cincinnati 93.8 95 3.03 76 3.02 56 35.8% 43 63.4% 33 19.2% 69 65.1 113 3.7 92 3.0 126
Clemson 115.9 21 2.54 26 2.74 31 30.7% 6 66.7% 59 22.2% 37 184.5 1 12.4 1 10.4 23
Coastal Carolina 97.3 72 2.95 67 2.55 15 37.9% 64 81.1% 127 20.0% 61 60.4 120 2.2 122 6.6 82
Colorado 89.2 109 3.20 106 3.75 112 41.1% 99 74.4% 104 14.0% 123 69.5 106 2.5 115 5.6 96
Colorado State 90.2 106 3.25 109 3.22 67 42.7% 112 78.4% 118 16.8% 95 91.4 79 6.6 33 5.1 104
Connecticut 88.9 110 2.77 50 4.61 130 40.0% 87 63.9% 35 17.4% 82 101.8 62 4.0 81 4.5 111
Duke 103.9 51 2.87 58 3.17 63 36.1% 48 65.8% 57 22.2% 37 120.1 36 9.2 7 8.0 52
East Carolina 80.7 127 3.51 126 3.60 97 43.4% 115 73.1% 101 13.4% 128 57.7 121 2.3 120 5.3 103
Eastern Michigan 99.6 64 3.10 87 3.61 98 41.5% 101 60.7% 28 14.9% 120 145.2 10 9.0 8 7.8 55
Florida 117.5 18 2.78 51 2.88 40 36.5% 52 52.6% 6 20.9% 51 113.1 45 4.8 65 11.5 13
Florida Atlantic 88.3 112 3.06 81 3.90 117 40.0% 87 69.4% 82 15.2% 117 90.4 82 4.0 81 5.5 99
Florida International 100.9 59 2.70 41 2.98 49 39.8% 85 59.3% 23 23.0% 26 97.4 74 3.6 94 8.8 43
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Florida State 118.2 15 2.69 38 3.23 69 35.4% 36 65.6% 54 22.8% 29 97.8 71 6.8 30 3.6 122
Fresno State 109.6 35 2.90 61 2.75 32 36.5% 52 52.8% 7 22.8% 29 103.3 58 3.9 87 12.2 6
Georgia 111.5 34 3.03 76 2.29 10 34.9% 29 58.6% 20 16.7% 97 92.1 77 4.8 65 6.7 79
Georgia Southern 85.5 121 3.02 74 3.30 72 39.8% 85 65.4% 48 23.0% 26 109.5 52 5.4 50 7.5 61
Georgia State 95.0 89 2.34 11 3.40 84 32.8% 13 68.0% 72 20.7% 54 49.4 126 2.4 116 4.6 107
Georgia Tech 98.4 68 3.14 95 3.17 63 42.7% 112 59.4% 24 16.5% 98 69.2 107 3.1 105 6.4 85
Hawaii 90.2 106 3.18 99 2.71 30 39.5% 79 68.3% 74 17.3% 86 102.7 59 5.5 48 7.1 70
Houston 118.1 16 2.39 17 3.40 84 35.0% 31 64.4% 39 23.2% 24 98.9 69 2.7 112 7.3 64
Idaho 97.2 73 2.85 56 3.18 65 37.3% 60 75.8% 108 22.7% 32 128.4 25 5.8 43 9.1 38
Illinois 87.0 117 3.34 117 4.22 127 43.3% 114 80.0% 122 16.1% 106 63.3 116 4.7 68 2.5 127
Indiana 114.7 24 2.59 30 3.05 57 37.7% 62 68.2% 73 19.9% 63 149.0 7 5.8 43 16.4 1
Iowa 96.1 82 3.06 81 3.56 96 40.9% 98 51.3% 5 17.3% 86 112.8 47 4.5 73 10.7 19
Iowa State 108.1 38 2.69 38 2.77 33 33.2% 17 64.7% 41 23.4% 21 85.2 92 4.1 79 6.3 86
Kansas 102.1 55 2.82 54 3.33 79 35.6% 42 62.2% 30 24.2% 15 123.4 30 4.0 81 10.1 24
Kansas State 107.9 40 2.91 62 1.86 4 33.7% 20 48.7% 4 20.0% 61 80.2 98 3.0 107 7.2 67
Kent State 98.4 68 2.88 60 3.20 66 40.0% 87 58.6% 20 22.7% 32 131.1 22 1.5 128 13.2 3
Kentucky 91.8 101 3.19 102 3.99 121 44.2% 122 75.7% 107 15.6% 109 126.3 27 3.4 99 11.9 9
Louisiana Tech 82.8 125 3.19 102 4.14 126 44.2% 122 77.1% 111 15.9% 108 80.6 96 4.0 81 5.7 95
Louisville 97.0 77 2.95 67 2.49 13 39.4% 78 68.8% 78 19.6% 66 96.5 75 5.1 60 6.5 84
LSU 105.5 47 3.15 96 3.48 92 36.2% 50 65.5% 50 17.0% 92 135.4 17 8.4 11 10.8 18
Marshall 125.8 10 2.43 18 1.84 3 30.8% 7 60.0% 26 23.8% 18 120.1 36 7.2 24 7.0 72
Maryland 88.0 113 3.28 112 3.30 72 39.6% 82 78.9% 119 16.4% 100 61.4 118 4.6 69 2.1 128
Massachusetts 101.7 56 2.62 33 3.49 93 39.1% 74 66.7% 59 23.4% 21 86.8 89 5.4 50 4.4 112
Memphis 102.4 54 2.72 42 3.51 94 36.1% 48 72.7% 98 21.2% 49 89.6 83 3.5 96 6.6 82
Miami-FL 106.7 45 2.58 28 3.32 77 39.1% 74 62.5% 31 23.6% 20 137.4 16 9.0 8 9.5 31
Miami-OH 94.0 93 2.50 21 3.37 82 34.7% 27 56.2% 13 21.6% 47 104.1 57 4.1 79 7.6 57
Michigan 125.2 12 2.20 6 2.68 26 33.4% 18 47.8% 3 27.3% 4 171.5 3 10.6 3 11.7 11
Michigan State 117.7 17 2.55 27 2.85 38 32.8% 13 70.6% 84 20.2% 60 99.2 67 5.8 43 8.0 52
Middle Tennessee 108.0 39 2.69 38 2.24 9 35.4% 36 66.7% 59 20.7% 54 111.2 48 6.0 37 7.6 57
Minnesota 90.3 105 3.13 93 2.98 49 41.9% 106 65.4% 48 17.9% 81 89.3 84 6.0 37 4.6 107
Mississippi State 128.6 7 2.38 15 3.40 84 37.8% 63 66.7% 59 21.8% 42 114.2 44 9.8 4 9.5 31
Missouri 107.3 42 2.75 45 3.07 59 34.9% 29 67.9% 71 24.9% 13 86.1 90 4.9 63 8.8 43
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Navy 117.5 18 2.87 58 2.01 6 38.4% 69 56.2% 13 23.7% 19 106.2 56 2.1 123 9.4 33
NC State 113.1 30 2.73 44 2.62 22 34.7% 27 66.7% 59 22.6% 35 100.7 64 5.4 50 6.8 75
Nebraska 97.1 76 3.56 127 2.61 20 47.0% 129 69.0% 80 12.9% 130 52.8 122 2.6 113 4.2 117
Nevada 92.8 99 3.05 79 3.74 111 40.7% 97 70.0% 83 20.4% 57 71.4 105 2.3 120 6.8 75
New Mexico 109.1 36 2.91 62 1.94 5 33.7% 20 67.7% 69 20.9% 51 88.2 86 4.3 74 5.8 92
New Mexico State 95.3 87 3.07 83 3.01 55 40.1% 91 65.5% 50 20.7% 54 94.9 76 6.3 34 6.7 79
North Carolina 102.9 52 2.99 73 3.66 104 39.3% 77 72.9% 99 18.6% 73 108.8 54 5.3 54 8.7 45
North Texas 97.2 73 3.05 79 3.73 110 40.0% 87 71.4% 89 16.5% 98 82.8 94 4.2 77 4.6 107
Northern Illinois 126.6 9 2.07 3 2.60 18 30.4% 5 58.1% 17 26.4% 7 143.7 11 6.9 28 9.0 40
Northwestern 117.3 20 2.38 15 2.93 43 35.0% 31 57.6% 16 21.7% 46 85.6 91 3.9 87 6.1 87
Notre Dame 115.3 23 2.76 48 2.51 14 35.3% 34 67.7% 69 19.8% 64 109.0 53 4.9 63 5.9 89
Ohio 94.1 92 2.37 14 3.45 90 35.5% 40 61.3% 29 25.1% 10 80.0 100 3.7 92 7.2 67
Ohio State 135.4 1 2.10 4 2.96 46 27.2% 2 56.0% 12 25.0% 11 122.5 33 7.3 20 7.5 61
Oklahoma 96.8 78 3.12 90 2.70 28 38.5% 70 75.0% 105 19.2% 69 114.3 43 3.4 99 10.6 20
Oklahoma State 128.7 6 2.51 22 1.73 2 31.8% 11 76.3% 110 24.4% 14 126.4 26 7.2 24 6.8 75
Old Dominion 87.5 115 2.82 54 4.01 124 39.5% 79 77.5% 113 18.6% 73 130.6 24 7.4 19 10.0 27
Ole Miss 88.5 111 3.19 102 3.42 87 43.5% 116 70.8% 87 16.1% 106 130.8 23 7.1 26 13.3 2
Oregon 108.5 37 2.67 36 2.96 46 33.0% 16 65.5% 50 22.1% 39 133.7 20 6.0 37 9.9 28
Oregon State 87.7 114 3.39 121 3.42 87 44.2% 122 82.1% 129 13.0% 129 74.6 102 3.1 105 5.6 96
Penn State 105.2 48 2.72 42 3.06 58 34.3% 26 73.0% 100 21.4% 48 102.1 61 4.6 69 7.1 70
Pittsburgh 83.4 124 3.42 123 3.83 114 41.9% 106 72.5% 95 17.3% 86 81.8 95 4.3 74 6.7 79
Purdue 132.0 2 2.34 11 3.00 53 29.8% 4 64.9% 42 24.0% 16 99.2 67 3.4 99 9.0 40
Rice 83.9 123 3.69 130 3.86 116 41.8% 105 70.7% 86 14.0% 123 139.1 14 6.0 37 9.2 35
Rutgers 92.7 100 3.11 88 3.62 99 38.9% 73 65.5% 50 14.1% 122 67.0 109 3.9 87 4.6 107
San Diego State 106.5 46 2.75 45 3.24 70 36.5% 52 65.6% 54 17.4% 82 124.8 28 6.8 30 7.5 61
San Jose State 85.8 120 3.32 115 4.13 125 43.8% 118 68.5% 77 13.6% 127 47.2 128 1.4 129 4.3 114
SMU 98.6 67 3.09 85 2.66 24 38.1% 65 58.1% 17 18.7% 72 150.6 6 6.7 32 8.1 51
South Alabama 97.2 73 3.11 88 2.98 49 36.8% 56 65.9% 58 17.2% 91 72.7 103 2.9 110 6.9 73
South Carolina 105.2 48 2.97 72 2.79 34 38.1% 65 80.8% 126 20.9% 51 98.3 70 3.8 90 9.0 40
South Florida 114.3 25 2.14 5 2.95 45 30.9% 8 58.3% 19 28.1% 2 155.8 5 9.3 6 11.0 16
Southern Miss 131.9 3 1.86 1 3.71 108 33.7% 20 59.5% 25 29.4% 1 97.7 73 4.0 81 9.2 35
Stanford 93.6 96 3.23 108 4.00 123 42.2% 111 65.2% 46 15.5% 110 106.6 55 5.2 57 10.1 24
Syracuse 107.9 40 2.92 64 2.70 28 40.6% 95 53.3% 9 21.8% 42 68.0 108 5.7 47 1.4 130
Offense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
TCU 131.0 4 2.49 20 1.72 1 26.0% 1 64.3% 38 25.0% 11 135.0 19 5.8 43 9.4 33
Temple 106.9 43 2.75 45 2.79 34 35.4% 36 72.4% 94 23.3% 23 122.6 32 7.3 20 6.8 75
Tennessee 91.1 103 3.60 128 3.96 120 46.8% 127 77.1% 111 15.1% 118 102.4 60 6.2 35 10.5 22
Texas 113.9 27 2.26 10 3.54 95 35.5% 40 43.6% 2 27.5% 3 116.6 39 5.2 57 7.2 67
Texas A&M 112.3 32 3.04 78 2.91 42 36.9% 58 65.6% 54 21.8% 42 132.4 21 8.3 13 12.1 7
Texas State 96.5 79 2.92 64 2.47 12 35.8% 43 60.4% 27 21.0% 50 100.9 63 4.2 77 8.3 49
Texas Tech 97.5 71 3.07 83 2.89 41 36.5% 52 68.9% 79 15.4% 113 72.2 104 3.2 103 5.8 92
Toledo 90.0 108 3.09 85 3.31 75 39.2% 76 68.4% 75 18.5% 75 97.8 71 3.4 99 7.8 55
Troy 112.9 31 2.23 9 2.60 18 34.0% 24 74.3% 103 26.0% 9 114.9 41 11.1 2 5.1 104
Tulane 100.2 60 3.18 99 3.31 75 41.7% 103 64.1% 36 18.4% 76 64.4 114 3.5 96 1.8 129
Tulsa 91.4 102 3.15 96 4.31 128 41.3% 100 55.8% 11 16.4% 100 61.0 119 1.7 126 5.8 92
UAB 106.8 44 2.51 22 3.36 81 38.3% 68 55.3% 10 22.8% 29 62.8 117 3.6 94 4.3 114
UCLA 96.4 80 3.25 109 3.84 115 43.9% 119 80.0% 122 15.5% 110 80.1 99 4.8 65 4.3 114
UL-Lafayette 87.5 115 3.37 119 2.02 7 43.7% 117 77.5% 113 16.2% 104 83.2 93 4.6 69 6.9 73
UL-Monroe 74.7 130 3.45 125 3.62 99 44.3% 125 66.7% 59 15.3% 114 87.0 87 5.1 60 6.1 87
UNLV 93.5 97 3.34 117 2.97 48 47.1% 130 66.7% 59 15.3% 114 44.8 130 1.4 129 5.9 89
USC 94.5 91 3.18 99 3.67 105 41.5% 101 65.0% 45 15.0% 119 142.5 12 7.5 18 10.6 20
Utah 111.7 33 2.86 57 2.99 52 35.2% 33 71.4% 89 22.4% 36 80.6 96 5.1 60 3.8 120
Utah State 96.0 84 3.17 98 3.45 90 40.1% 91 66.7% 59 18.3% 78 110.5 50 2.9 110 11.1 15
UTEP 86.9 118 3.60 128 4.35 129 46.4% 126 78.0% 116 16.3% 103 49.5 124 2.4 116 3.7 121
UTSA 123.0 13 2.20 6 2.05 8 35.3% 34 66.7% 59 26.2% 8 124.2 29 5.9 41 9.1 38
Vanderbilt 96.1 82 3.21 107 3.78 113 44.0% 120 72.5% 95 18.3% 78 99.9 65 7.3 20 7.3 64
Virginia 96.3 81 3.02 74 3.68 106 38.5% 70 64.5% 40 16.2% 104 118.0 38 7.1 26 9.2 35
Virginia Tech 125.4 11 2.21 8 3.14 61 34.1% 25 40.7% 1 26.8% 6 116.2 40 7.8 16 5.4 101
Wake Forest 113.3 29 2.78 51 2.67 25 36.3% 51 71.1% 88 23.1% 25 114.8 42 3.5 96 9.8 30
Washington 113.7 28 2.51 22 2.61 20 32.2% 12 64.1% 36 19.1% 71 147.0 9 7.8 16 10.1 24
Washington State 127.9 8 2.04 2 3.14 61 31.5% 9 52.9% 8 27.0% 5 177.6 2 8.4 11 12.6 4
West Virginia 93.9 94 2.60 32 3.64 102 39.7% 83 57.5% 15 22.0% 40 88.4 85 4.6 69 5.4 101
Western Kentucky 95.4 86 2.65 35 3.43 89 36.8% 56 69.2% 81 20.4% 57 46.0 129 1.8 125 3.4 124
Western Michigan 102.5 53 2.47 19 3.00 53 35.8% 43 72.2% 93 23.9% 17 91.4 79 5.3 54 5.6 96
Wisconsin 114.2 26 2.68 37 2.59 17 35.9% 47 68.4% 75 19.4% 67 142.5 12 6.9 28 12.1 7
Wyoming 101.4 57 2.96 70 2.93 43 33.4% 18 79.6% 121 17.3% 86 112.9 46 3.0 107 12.5 5