Innovative Statistics
Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2019 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 9/14/19

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.
Offense 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 1.79 15 1.74 17 2.10 35 39.1% 30 100.0% 106 17.4% 88 6.8% 73 11.1% 13 3.1% 113
Akron 2.74 94 2.73 94 2.75 81 41.5% 45 83.3% 90 13.8% 114 1.4% 125 2.3% 103 0.0% 124
Alabama 2.75 97 2.47 73 3.39 113 50.0% 92 40.0% 15 18.0% 77 7.3% 64 6.1% 58 9.1% 59
Appalachian State 1.65 11 1.12 3 3.16 102 35.5% 17 66.7% 40 25.8% 26 8.8% 40 6.7% 48 11.1% 39
Arizona 1.93 22 2.09 43 1.46 13 40.3% 41 70.0% 51 24.2% 38 1.5% 124 1.2% 114 2.1% 123
Arizona State 2.46 61 2.32 59 3.11 100 48.2% 84 55.6% 32 18.5% 73 6.4% 80 8.1% 32 4.2% 104
Arkansas 2.48 62 2.47 72 2.52 63 43.3% 55 75.0% 61 21.2% 55 9.1% 33 5.8% 64 12.8% 26
Arkansas State 2.68 91 2.58 82 3.02 94 44.1% 59 100.0% 106 13.1% 119 5.3% 92 5.7% 65 4.8% 98
Army 2.58 78 2.50 75 2.94 89 45.2% 68 50.0% 21 19.4% 65 10.3% 19 10.2% 18 10.5% 45
Auburn 1.95 24 1.85 23 2.32 49 40.3% 39 75.0% 61 22.1% 48 7.7% 56 8.8% 27 6.4% 90
Ball State 1.91 19 2.09 45 1.08 6 40.0% 35 85.7% 96 29.0% 17 2.9% 116 0.0% 115 7.0% 80
Baylor 1.93 21 1.57 9 2.70 76 46.9% 77 0.0% 1 21.9% 49 13.3% 7 15.0% 2 10.0% 49
Boise State 2.16 42 1.69 13 3.29 109 50.8% 103 50.0% 21 24.6% 34 13.4% 6 2.7% 100 22.2% 3
Boston College 2.36 56 2.19 50 3.03 96 50.5% 97 71.4% 53 25.7% 27 2.2% 120 0.0% 115 5.7% 95
Bowling Green 2.75 98 2.37 63 3.81 124 39.3% 32 100.0% 106 14.8% 104 17.0% 2 13.0% 7 20.8% 4
Buffalo 1.95 25 1.88 27 2.26 46 38.2% 26 80.0% 80 25.0% 31 7.0% 69 5.0% 74 11.8% 32
BYU 2.86 111 2.92 111 2.63 73 55.4% 121 60.0% 35 17.3% 91 3.7% 107 4.4% 81 2.8% 118
California 2.73 93 2.74 97 2.70 76 53.5% 115 75.0% 61 18.2% 75 6.9% 72 9.0% 26 4.1% 105
Central Florida 1.28 5 1.74 16 0.02 2 46.2% 73 100.0% 106 36.5% 4 5.0% 96 0.0% 115 8.9% 61
Central Michigan 1.91 20 2.16 47 1.07 5 41.9% 47 75.0% 61 32.3% 13 3.7% 107 0.0% 115 7.5% 77
Charlotte 3.01 118 3.35 128 1.72 20 56.6% 124 100.0% 106 14.5% 105 18.5% 1 14.3% 4 23.1% 1
Cincinnati 2.41 60 2.36 62 2.57 67 49.4% 91 85.7% 96 20.7% 58 11.9% 11 13.2% 5 10.3% 46
Clemson 1.86 17 1.72 14 2.25 45 37.7% 25 45.5% 20 23.2% 42 16.7% 3 21.1% 1 10.7% 43
Coastal Carolina 2.09 37 1.72 15 3.50 117 42.2% 50 33.3% 9 27.7% 24 8.2% 48 6.1% 60 10.7% 43
Colorado 3.03 119 2.92 113 3.47 115 53.9% 117 88.9% 102 11.1% 123 10.0% 22 7.4% 38 15.4% 15
Colorado State 3.05 121 2.91 109 3.84 125 51.9% 107 71.4% 53 13.6% 116 8.5% 44 8.2% 31 9.1% 59
Connecticut 2.31 51 2.31 57 2.29 48 40.0% 35 66.7% 40 18.0% 77 9.4% 31 3.0% 96 16.1% 11
Duke 2.06 33 1.87 24 2.92 88 35.0% 12 75.0% 61 28.3% 21 5.9% 87 5.4% 69 6.5% 89
East Carolina 2.78 101 2.85 106 2.40 54 50.7% 101 57.1% 33 14.3% 106 5.9% 87 6.7% 48 4.8% 98
Eastern Michigan 3.13 124 3.11 126 3.21 106 56.0% 122 100.0% 106 8.0% 128 7.2% 66 2.7% 99 13.5% 25
Florida 2.07 35 2.06 37 2.10 35 39.2% 31 50.0% 21 25.3% 29 14.9% 4 14.6% 3 15.1% 17
Florida Atlantic 2.55 74 2.72 93 1.87 24 52.8% 113 77.8% 75 18.7% 71 9.4% 29 8.7% 28 10.3% 48
Florida International 2.63 85 2.95 117 1.66 17 45.6% 71 100.0% 106 15.6% 99 1.1% 127 1.7% 110 0.0% 124
Florida State 2.76 99 2.71 90 2.99 92 43.0% 53 83.3% 90 14.9% 102 6.5% 77 4.6% 78 9.8% 51
Fresno State 2.60 81 2.74 96 1.83 23 50.6% 100 81.8% 87 16.9% 92 7.1% 67 7.0% 43 7.4% 79
Georgia 2.25 47 2.25 55 2.27 47 30.4% 7 75.0% 61 17.4% 88 12.3% 9 5.3% 71 20.0% 5
Georgia Southern 2.24 46 2.01 32 3.06 97 37.7% 24 37.5% 13 20.8% 56 6.4% 80 3.3% 94 10.0% 49
Georgia State 3.10 123 3.06 124 3.26 108 55.3% 120 66.7% 40 14.1% 112 8.0% 51 9.7% 22 3.9% 107
Georgia Tech 2.85 110 2.85 107 2.86 85 45.1% 67 88.9% 102 14.2% 109 8.9% 37 9.1% 25 8.7% 63
Hawaii 2.80 104 2.93 116 2.24 42 52.1% 108 83.3% 90 17.7% 84 4.0% 105 5.4% 70 2.3% 122
Houston 2.33 55 2.28 56 2.55 66 49.3% 88 100.0% 106 23.2% 42 2.1% 122 1.6% 112 2.9% 115
Illinois 1.58 8 1.63 11 1.21 8 35.0% 12 85.7% 96 35.0% 7 10.8% 17 10.6% 16 10.9% 42
Indiana 2.85 108 2.81 102 3.02 95 51.3% 104 50.0% 21 18.8% 70 9.0% 36 6.7% 48 12.1% 29
Iowa 2.64 87 2.88 108 1.90 26 46.0% 72 100.0% 106 18.0% 77 3.5% 112 1.8% 108 6.3% 91
Iowa State 1.72 13 1.84 22 1.41 11 31.8% 9 75.0% 61 36.5% 5 6.1% 84 4.4% 81 8.1% 67
Kansas 2.87 113 2.91 110 2.61 70 50.4% 96 80.0% 80 14.1% 113 7.6% 58 6.5% 53 8.7% 63
Kansas State 2.50 66 2.21 51 3.55 118 40.7% 42 100.0% 106 18.6% 72 4.3% 103 6.3% 56 3.2% 112
Kent State 3.16 125 3.00 119 3.67 120 52.2% 110 90.9% 105 9.7% 125 11.8% 12 11.9% 10 11.5% 35
Kentucky 2.53 72 2.04 36 3.85 126 43.2% 54 25.0% 7 20.3% 60 6.5% 79 8.3% 30 3.0% 114
Liberty 2.93 116 2.51 77 4.13 130 53.3% 114 61.5% 36 20.0% 61 6.2% 83 6.1% 58 6.3% 91
Louisiana Tech 2.63 84 2.66 87 2.54 65 44.3% 60 62.5% 37 17.9% 81 3.7% 107 1.6% 113 6.8% 86
Louisville 2.50 65 2.38 66 2.78 82 44.9% 66 16.7% 5 18.0% 80 9.4% 29 5.6% 67 16.1% 11
LSU 2.54 73 2.34 61 3.31 110 47.6% 79 33.3% 9 19.1% 69 6.7% 74 6.0% 62 7.7% 74
Marshall 2.66 89 2.64 85 2.71 79 50.0% 92 75.0% 61 15.6% 99 6.3% 82 5.0% 74 7.5% 77
Maryland 1.63 10 1.61 10 1.66 17 40.0% 35 40.0% 15 23.1% 44 8.6% 42 10.0% 19 6.7% 87
Massachusetts 3.16 126 3.01 121 3.93 127 50.6% 99 83.3% 90 6.9% 129 5.6% 91 7.0% 43 3.5% 109
Memphis 2.06 32 1.96 29 2.40 54 35.6% 19 100.0% 106 29.9% 16 11.3% 16 11.1% 13 11.4% 37
Miami-FL 1.40 6 1.20 4 2.39 53 34.8% 11 100.0% 106 34.8% 9 8.2% 47 5.0% 74 12.1% 29
Miami-OH 2.83 107 2.93 115 2.44 59 49.4% 89 71.4% 53 14.3% 106 7.4% 61 6.0% 62 9.7% 53
Michigan 2.51 67 2.57 80 2.16 38 42.5% 52 77.8% 75 16.3% 97 9.1% 33 8.7% 28 9.5% 55
Michigan State 0.42 2 -0.04 1 1.39 10 30.2% 5 50.0% 21 34.0% 10 10.0% 22 11.8% 11 6.9% 81
Middle Tennessee 2.86 112 2.81 103 3.35 112 52.2% 109 57.1% 33 16.8% 93 2.2% 119 0.0% 115 5.1% 97
Minnesota 2.65 88 2.77 98 2.17 40 47.7% 81 75.0% 61 13.6% 115 7.9% 52 4.0% 87 15.4% 15
Mississippi State 2.40 59 2.46 71 2.09 34 47.7% 80 50.0% 21 16.3% 96 5.3% 92 2.5% 102 8.3% 66
Missouri 1.95 26 2.09 42 1.51 14 30.0% 4 50.0% 21 30.0% 15 8.6% 41 3.5% 91 13.8% 22
Navy 2.06 31 1.97 31 2.36 51 41.7% 46 0.0% 1 30.6% 14 8.1% 49 0.0% 115 15.8% 14
NC State 2.59 80 2.42 69 2.98 91 41.9% 47 100.0% 106 19.4% 65 4.9% 98 1.9% 107 7.8% 72
Nebraska 1.73 14 1.77 19 1.56 16 35.1% 14 83.3% 90 24.7% 32 7.7% 56 5.7% 65 9.4% 57
Nevada 1.83 16 1.81 21 1.89 25 35.7% 20 75.0% 61 24.3% 37 2.1% 121 0.0% 115 4.6% 101
New Mexico 2.07 34 2.08 40 2.00 31 44.7% 64 40.0% 15 23.4% 40 4.8% 99 0.0% 115 11.8% 32
New Mexico State 3.54 129 3.52 129 3.63 119 63.6% 130 100.0% 106 10.6% 124 0.0% 128 0.0% 115 0.0% 124
North Carolina 2.82 106 2.84 105 2.73 80 49.1% 86 42.9% 18 21.3% 53 7.8% 54 6.9% 45 8.9% 61
North Texas 2.38 58 2.37 64 2.43 58 44.4% 61 71.4% 53 22.2% 47 11.8% 12 6.7% 48 17.5% 9
Northern Illinois 2.01 28 2.01 33 2.02 32 44.7% 65 37.5% 13 32.9% 12 1.3% 126 0.0% 115 2.9% 116
Northwestern 2.51 68 2.47 74 2.68 75 41.2% 44 78.6% 79 17.7% 86 10.5% 18 7.5% 37 14.8% 18
Notre Dame 2.51 69 1.93 28 3.49 116 55.2% 119 100.0% 106 25.4% 28 8.3% 45 11.5% 12 4.6% 101
Ohio 2.74 95 2.82 104 2.49 62 50.5% 98 66.7% 40 13.1% 118 3.2% 114 3.6% 90 2.6% 119
Ohio State 1.15 4 1.36 7 0.73 3 15.0% 1 50.0% 21 40.0% 1 13.9% 5 6.9% 45 19.4% 6
Oklahoma 2.74 96 2.63 84 3.09 98 46.3% 75 66.7% 40 20.4% 59 12.9% 8 9.8% 20 19.1% 7
Oklahoma State 2.61 82 2.38 65 3.10 99 46.5% 76 80.0% 80 21.8% 51 7.0% 71 4.4% 81 9.8% 52
Old Dominion 2.02 29 2.09 44 1.72 19 30.3% 6 100.0% 106 28.8% 19 5.0% 96 9.7% 22 0.0% 124
Ole Miss 2.53 71 2.51 76 2.60 69 44.6% 63 66.7% 40 18.5% 74 7.0% 69 8.1% 32 5.8% 94
Oregon 2.11 38 2.02 34 2.45 60 42.5% 51 87.5% 100 23.3% 41 6.6% 76 5.3% 71 7.9% 69
Oregon State 2.55 75 2.45 70 2.98 90 52.5% 112 85.7% 96 18.2% 75 5.9% 87 3.8% 88 9.4% 57
Penn State 1.51 7 1.23 5 2.24 44 29.3% 3 66.7% 40 33.3% 11 8.0% 50 4.2% 85 11.5% 35
Pittsburgh 2.80 102 2.92 112 2.52 64 53.7% 116 66.7% 40 13.4% 117 11.7% 15 10.7% 15 12.8% 26
Purdue 3.03 120 3.00 120 3.15 101 56.2% 123 83.3% 90 12.4% 120 4.6% 102 2.8% 98 6.9% 81
Rice 2.52 70 2.69 89 1.76 21 43.5% 56 81.8% 87 21.3% 53 0.0% 128 0.0% 115 0.0% 124
Rutgers 2.62 83 2.73 95 2.10 35 40.8% 43 100.0% 106 14.3% 106 3.3% 113 2.7% 100 4.4% 103
San Diego State 1.71 12 1.76 18 1.53 15 38.3% 28 20.0% 6 35.0% 7 7.8% 54 9.4% 24 6.0% 93
San Jose State 2.63 86 2.56 79 2.87 86 46.2% 73 100.0% 106 16.5% 95 5.3% 92 2.2% 105 9.7% 53
SMU 2.57 77 2.55 78 2.64 74 42.0% 49 62.5% 37 17.4% 88 6.0% 85 4.6% 79 7.8% 72
South Alabama 2.04 30 2.25 54 1.05 4 43.8% 58 71.4% 53 27.0% 25 4.8% 100 2.9% 97 6.9% 81
South Carolina 2.48 63 2.63 83 2.02 33 50.0% 92 66.7% 40 19.4% 64 7.2% 65 6.7% 48 7.9% 69
South Florida 2.14 40 2.32 58 1.31 9 40.0% 35 77.8% 75 28.4% 20 5.6% 90 0.0% 115 11.8% 32
Southern Miss 2.87 115 2.72 92 3.68 122 50.7% 102 33.3% 9 15.9% 98 10.2% 20 3.7% 89 18.2% 8
Stanford 2.32 53 2.23 53 2.70 76 49.4% 90 71.4% 53 25.3% 29 4.8% 100 3.5% 91 7.7% 74
Syracuse 2.80 103 2.80 99 2.83 84 51.7% 106 80.0% 80 16.7% 94 9.5% 27 1.7% 111 22.9% 2
TCU 1.95 23 1.97 30 1.91 27 37.5% 22 0.0% 1 17.5% 87 7.8% 53 3.5% 91 13.6% 23
Temple 0.97 3 0.58 2 1.79 22 30.9% 8 42.9% 18 36.4% 6 7.4% 63 7.9% 35 6.7% 87
Tennessee 2.58 79 2.69 88 2.17 39 47.9% 82 90.0% 104 19.2% 68 8.8% 39 10.3% 17 6.9% 81
Texas 2.32 52 2.65 86 1.41 12 39.6% 34 100.0% 106 20.8% 57 7.5% 59 7.4% 38 7.7% 74
Texas A&M 2.08 36 1.66 12 4.00 128 44.4% 61 0.0% 1 24.4% 35 6.0% 86 6.3% 56 5.7% 95
Texas State 3.08 122 3.04 123 3.41 114 52.3% 111 72.7% 60 9.4% 126 1.9% 123 0.0% 115 4.8% 98
Texas Tech 2.32 54 2.12 46 3.00 93 43.6% 57 66.7% 40 20.0% 61 6.7% 75 0.0% 115 11.4% 37
Toledo 2.37 57 2.40 67 2.24 43 54.4% 118 33.3% 9 22.8% 45 3.6% 110 6.1% 60 0.0% 124
Troy 2.15 41 2.08 41 2.32 50 35.9% 21 71.4% 53 21.9% 49 9.6% 25 7.1% 41 12.5% 28
Tulane 2.14 39 2.18 49 1.98 29 35.2% 15 75.0% 61 19.7% 63 3.0% 115 3.1% 95 2.9% 116
Tulsa 2.50 64 2.41 68 2.92 87 39.6% 33 66.7% 40 17.7% 84 2.3% 118 2.2% 106 2.5% 120
UAB 1.59 9 1.38 8 2.41 57 34.0% 10 25.0% 7 38.0% 3 10.1% 21 12.2% 8 7.9% 69
UCLA 2.17 44 2.08 39 2.46 61 35.3% 16 100.0% 106 24.4% 36 5.1% 95 7.9% 35 2.5% 120
UL-Lafayette 3.62 130 3.84 130 2.40 54 60.6% 129 100.0% 106 4.6% 130 7.4% 61 5.6% 67 11.1% 39
UL-Monroe 2.85 109 2.99 118 2.37 52 58.9% 126 80.0% 80 17.8% 83 2.7% 117 2.3% 103 3.5% 109
UNLV 2.78 100 3.03 122 1.91 28 51.5% 105 77.8% 75 14.1% 111 4.0% 106 4.4% 81 3.3% 111
USC 2.67 90 2.33 60 3.67 121 48.0% 83 62.5% 37 15.0% 101 7.1% 68 6.4% 55 8.0% 68
Utah 1.91 18 1.87 26 1.99 30 39.0% 29 75.0% 61 28.8% 18 9.1% 33 7.3% 40 11.1% 39
Utah State 2.28 49 2.21 52 2.62 72 38.2% 26 50.0% 21 23.5% 39 4.2% 104 4.6% 79 3.7% 108
UTEP 2.69 92 2.57 81 3.20 104 45.3% 69 100.0% 106 11.3% 122 3.6% 110 1.8% 108 6.9% 81
UTSA 2.56 76 2.93 114 1.13 7 47.0% 78 100.0% 106 21.7% 52 6.5% 77 0.0% 115 13.6% 23
Vanderbilt 2.87 114 2.80 101 3.20 104 50.0% 92 50.0% 21 14.8% 103 0.0% 128 0.0% 115 0.0% 124
Virginia 2.01 27 1.81 20 2.59 68 40.3% 40 100.0% 106 27.8% 22 11.7% 14 8.0% 34 15.9% 13
Virginia Tech 2.29 50 2.03 35 3.18 103 45.5% 70 76.9% 74 22.8% 46 12.1% 10 12.2% 8 11.9% 31
Wake Forest 2.28 48 2.18 48 2.61 71 37.6% 23 50.0% 21 24.7% 33 8.9% 37 4.8% 77 14.0% 20
Washington 2.81 105 2.71 91 3.25 107 49.3% 87 87.5% 100 17.9% 82 9.5% 28 5.1% 73 14.3% 19
Washington State 3.23 127 2.80 100 4.10 129 57.0% 125 75.0% 61 11.4% 121 9.5% 26 13.2% 5 4.0% 106
West Virginia 2.95 117 3.06 125 2.23 41 59.4% 127 81.8% 87 14.2% 110 9.2% 32 6.5% 54 13.9% 21
Western Kentucky 2.23 45 2.07 38 2.80 83 48.7% 85 70.0% 51 27.7% 23 10.0% 22 9.8% 20 10.3% 46
Western Michigan 3.33 128 3.17 127 3.71 123 59.7% 128 80.0% 80 8.8% 127 8.3% 45 4.2% 85 16.7% 10
Wisconsin -0.35 1 1.25 6 -2.90 1 15.4% 2 100.0% 106 38.5% 2 8.6% 42 7.1% 41 9.5% 55
Wyoming 2.17 43 1.87 25 3.33 111 35.5% 17 80.0% 80 19.4% 65 7.5% 60 6.7% 47 8.6% 65