Innovative Statistics
Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2019 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 10/12/19

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 2.20 27 1.99 18 2.99 95 40.0% 20 75.0% 72 18.1% 79 4.9% 95 4.7% 78 5.1% 99
Akron 2.83 111 2.79 110 2.98 94 48.0% 78 82.6% 104 15.4% 107 1.8% 130 1.8% 120 1.8% 130
Alabama 2.49 66 2.51 71 2.46 46 43.6% 40 72.7% 67 15.4% 107 8.5% 30 4.8% 73 12.9% 18
Appalachian State 2.29 35 2.10 23 2.97 92 42.1% 31 60.0% 32 18.9% 71 8.3% 34 8.1% 18 8.6% 58
Arizona 2.56 75 2.57 85 2.50 50 48.6% 86 57.7% 28 17.0% 90 2.1% 127 1.3% 124 3.3% 122
Arizona State 2.47 61 2.26 40 3.52 123 46.1% 58 72.2% 66 17.0% 89 4.3% 107 5.6% 59 2.2% 129
Arkansas 2.36 44 2.36 52 2.33 35 44.5% 48 55.6% 21 25.8% 18 7.5% 49 6.4% 45 8.7% 57
Arkansas State 2.60 79 2.51 73 3.09 108 44.2% 46 88.2% 116 17.1% 88 4.3% 107 3.7% 94 5.0% 101
Army 2.75 99 2.76 105 2.71 67 46.8% 68 73.7% 69 14.6% 115 7.9% 40 7.5% 23 8.3% 65
Auburn 1.89 9 1.73 6 2.46 47 36.4% 10 66.7% 46 23.1% 33 7.5% 48 6.9% 33 8.2% 71
Ball State 2.09 19 2.17 28 1.77 12 40.3% 24 69.2% 53 25.4% 20 3.2% 121 1.6% 123 5.4% 96
Baylor 2.13 23 1.84 12 2.81 77 44.1% 45 66.7% 46 28.0% 8 10.6% 12 10.1% 6 11.3% 30
Boise State 2.52 72 2.37 53 2.97 91 48.6% 88 50.0% 7 19.4% 64 10.5% 13 4.5% 81 17.8% 3
Boston College 2.25 30 2.07 22 2.96 88 41.4% 28 81.3% 96 26.0% 17 2.0% 128 1.8% 120 2.3% 128
Bowling Green 2.68 92 2.36 51 3.60 126 46.5% 62 63.6% 41 18.1% 80 10.8% 11 8.3% 14 15.2% 7
Buffalo 1.95 11 2.37 54 0.40 1 42.8% 34 73.7% 69 22.2% 44 8.4% 32 7.0% 31 11.1% 31
BYU 2.98 122 3.02 127 2.81 76 54.4% 121 75.0% 72 13.9% 120 3.4% 118 2.4% 115 4.7% 106
California 2.67 91 2.54 80 3.07 105 52.1% 109 73.9% 71 17.8% 82 6.2% 78 7.4% 24 4.4% 110
Central Florida 2.16 25 2.25 38 1.93 16 49.7% 95 50.0% 7 24.5% 26 4.6% 102 3.7% 95 5.5% 93
Central Michigan 2.09 18 2.14 24 1.91 15 43.9% 42 57.1% 26 30.4% 5 6.6% 68 3.3% 103 11.1% 31
Charlotte 3.12 129 3.13 129 3.08 106 55.3% 128 100.0% 126 13.2% 122 12.9% 5 7.4% 27 20.8% 1
Cincinnati 2.39 46 2.23 37 2.79 75 45.1% 54 81.3% 96 22.0% 49 7.9% 40 8.6% 10 6.9% 82
Clemson 2.26 32 2.28 43 2.20 25 43.0% 37 44.4% 6 20.3% 61 13.3% 4 15.5% 1 10.5% 38
Coastal Carolina 2.60 78 2.38 55 3.51 122 50.8% 100 58.8% 31 19.7% 62 7.0% 57 5.3% 66 9.4% 46
Colorado 2.85 113 2.73 104 3.38 116 54.5% 123 84.6% 109 10.6% 126 4.7% 101 3.2% 106 7.3% 78
Colorado State 2.98 121 2.89 116 3.43 119 52.1% 110 68.2% 51 15.6% 104 7.5% 46 8.3% 14 6.5% 87
Connecticut 3.05 127 2.93 119 3.58 124 55.0% 125 84.6% 109 14.3% 118 8.1% 35 5.5% 62 12.1% 24
Duke 1.93 10 1.81 8 2.34 36 39.0% 12 63.6% 41 23.4% 31 7.0% 59 5.3% 67 9.0% 54
East Carolina 2.47 59 2.48 67 2.42 42 44.4% 47 52.9% 14 20.9% 57 7.1% 56 6.9% 33 7.3% 78
Eastern Michigan 3.01 124 3.02 126 2.99 96 51.8% 105 94.1% 124 9.9% 128 6.3% 75 4.6% 80 9.1% 50
Florida 2.37 45 2.27 42 2.67 65 45.0% 53 53.3% 15 21.3% 54 11.1% 9 8.7% 9 13.5% 16
Florida Atlantic 2.11 21 2.02 20 2.36 39 46.7% 66 80.0% 90 25.0% 22 7.3% 51 5.8% 53 9.1% 50
Florida International 2.82 109 3.16 130 1.53 6 52.8% 114 91.7% 121 15.4% 107 1.9% 129 1.1% 128 3.1% 123
Florida State 2.76 101 2.60 87 3.36 113 48.6% 87 50.0% 7 15.4% 105 6.8% 64 5.7% 55 8.4% 64
Fresno State 2.83 110 2.84 114 2.75 71 52.9% 116 84.2% 108 16.0% 99 5.5% 88 6.5% 44 4.2% 112
Georgia 2.32 39 2.18 29 2.87 80 34.8% 6 54.6% 18 18.8% 73 6.2% 79 2.0% 119 11.1% 31
Georgia Southern 2.47 60 2.32 45 2.95 86 43.7% 41 41.7% 5 20.4% 60 5.6% 85 3.7% 95 8.1% 72
Georgia State 2.77 104 2.61 89 3.38 117 50.3% 98 62.5% 36 18.4% 76 6.6% 70 8.2% 17 3.3% 121
Georgia Tech 2.66 89 2.56 83 3.04 100 43.5% 39 89.5% 119 15.9% 102 4.8% 97 4.1% 90 5.5% 94
Hawaii 2.88 116 2.87 115 2.92 83 51.2% 102 80.0% 90 16.3% 96 3.4% 117 3.4% 100 3.4% 120
Houston 2.46 58 2.52 76 2.23 29 53.2% 119 69.2% 53 24.6% 24 4.7% 98 4.5% 83 5.1% 99
Illinois 2.31 38 2.30 44 2.36 40 48.6% 85 88.2% 116 24.9% 23 7.7% 42 5.4% 64 10.5% 38
Indiana 2.46 57 2.42 59 2.63 62 47.3% 74 62.5% 36 22.6% 40 8.6% 29 7.9% 20 9.3% 49
Iowa 2.67 90 2.72 103 2.49 49 54.9% 124 100.0% 126 16.9% 91 6.3% 73 3.3% 101 10.6% 37
Iowa State 2.12 22 2.15 25 2.02 18 39.8% 17 76.9% 82 26.5% 13 6.6% 68 8.0% 19 5.0% 101
Kansas 2.73 97 2.84 112 2.25 31 49.6% 94 78.6% 86 15.9% 101 6.6% 71 5.7% 56 7.5% 75
Kansas State 2.62 80 2.39 57 3.26 112 46.6% 63 100.0% 126 19.1% 68 5.1% 94 6.7% 37 3.7% 115
Kent State 3.02 125 2.93 120 3.38 115 53.1% 118 85.7% 113 10.4% 127 9.6% 19 11.6% 5 6.0% 91
Kentucky 2.78 105 2.55 81 3.65 128 49.2% 92 62.5% 36 19.0% 69 8.0% 38 7.6% 22 8.6% 58
Liberty 2.85 112 2.53 77 3.76 129 49.7% 96 61.1% 35 18.5% 75 7.5% 47 8.6% 10 6.0% 92
Louisiana Tech 2.49 63 2.64 94 1.87 14 47.2% 73 69.2% 53 18.3% 77 4.4% 105 3.3% 103 6.1% 90
Louisville 2.65 86 2.62 90 2.74 69 49.5% 93 53.3% 15 16.0% 99 5.8% 84 3.2% 107 9.8% 43
LSU 2.40 49 2.35 50 2.59 60 46.6% 63 30.0% 1 22.1% 46 5.4% 89 3.6% 97 8.2% 70
Marshall 2.72 96 2.63 92 3.07 104 45.7% 56 70.0% 59 13.1% 123 10.8% 10 6.7% 37 16.4% 4
Maryland 1.98 13 1.90 15 2.23 28 39.1% 13 30.0% 1 22.5% 42 5.9% 83 6.4% 47 5.2% 98
Massachusetts 3.17 130 3.00 125 4.21 130 52.0% 108 83.3% 105 8.6% 130 3.7% 115 4.3% 84 2.8% 126
Memphis 2.42 52 2.32 47 2.70 66 42.3% 32 79.0% 88 23.7% 29 6.6% 67 5.0% 71 8.3% 65
Miami-FL 1.99 14 1.65 5 3.05 102 40.3% 23 70.0% 59 28.9% 7 8.7% 27 5.1% 70 12.2% 22
Miami-OH 2.74 98 2.84 113 2.32 33 50.0% 97 81.8% 101 14.8% 113 8.1% 35 7.1% 30 9.4% 48
Michigan 2.19 26 2.22 33 2.06 19 39.6% 16 81.3% 96 21.4% 52 11.2% 8 7.9% 20 14.5% 11
Michigan State 1.61 3 1.59 3 1.69 9 35.4% 9 56.3% 23 27.4% 9 6.6% 66 6.5% 42 6.7% 85
Middle Tennessee 2.93 120 2.98 121 2.67 64 55.2% 127 65.4% 45 15.3% 112 2.6% 125 1.8% 122 3.8% 114
Minnesota 2.66 88 2.63 91 2.74 70 48.4% 84 80.0% 90 13.8% 121 7.4% 50 6.7% 37 8.6% 58
Mississippi State 2.57 76 2.69 99 2.11 22 47.2% 72 62.5% 36 17.6% 83 6.0% 82 2.6% 111 9.5% 45
Missouri 2.09 20 2.16 26 1.85 13 33.6% 4 50.0% 7 27.1% 10 6.8% 64 4.8% 77 8.9% 55
Navy 1.54 1 1.79 7 0.42 2 31.2% 2 85.7% 113 25.4% 19 8.6% 28 4.3% 85 11.6% 28
NC State 2.28 34 2.00 19 2.93 84 39.9% 19 100.0% 126 23.1% 33 9.0% 21 5.4% 65 13.9% 13
Nebraska 2.50 68 2.48 68 2.57 58 48.3% 80 90.9% 120 18.2% 78 7.0% 58 6.7% 36 7.3% 77
Nevada 1.97 12 1.82 10 2.59 59 39.3% 14 70.0% 59 23.5% 30 3.4% 119 1.0% 129 6.3% 89
New Mexico 2.14 24 2.26 41 1.70 10 49.1% 91 54.6% 18 22.3% 43 5.2% 92 1.3% 125 12.2% 23
New Mexico State 3.04 126 3.03 128 3.06 103 58.6% 130 94.1% 124 13.1% 124 2.6% 123 2.5% 114 2.9% 124
North Carolina 2.62 81 2.51 72 3.03 98 46.9% 69 50.0% 7 23.0% 35 6.9% 62 4.8% 75 9.5% 44
North Texas 2.28 33 2.25 39 2.35 38 40.2% 22 69.2% 53 20.7% 59 6.9% 61 3.5% 98 11.1% 31
Northern Illinois 2.35 42 2.32 46 2.46 48 44.7% 49 50.0% 7 25.1% 21 4.4% 104 4.8% 73 4.0% 113
Northwestern 2.34 40 2.34 48 2.31 32 42.7% 33 80.0% 90 21.1% 55 7.3% 51 6.4% 46 8.3% 65
Notre Dame 2.65 84 2.34 49 3.51 121 53.4% 120 83.3% 105 23.9% 28 9.8% 17 12.5% 4 6.3% 88
Ohio 2.87 115 2.90 117 2.73 68 50.9% 101 81.8% 101 14.5% 116 4.2% 112 2.6% 112 6.7% 86
Ohio State 1.64 5 1.85 14 1.07 4 28.0% 1 50.0% 7 35.0% 1 13.9% 2 8.8% 8 18.5% 2
Oklahoma 2.50 69 2.51 74 2.50 50 42.9% 35 60.0% 32 22.7% 37 14.0% 1 13.9% 2 14.0% 12
Oklahoma State 2.55 74 2.42 58 2.92 82 45.9% 57 70.6% 63 21.5% 51 4.4% 106 3.8% 93 5.2% 97
Old Dominion 2.25 31 2.44 63 1.53 5 39.4% 15 78.6% 86 24.5% 25 5.2% 93 7.0% 31 3.5% 118
Ole Miss 2.59 77 2.63 93 2.43 43 45.0% 52 68.2% 51 18.7% 74 6.3% 76 8.2% 16 3.7% 116
Oregon 2.35 43 2.17 27 2.96 89 46.5% 61 72.7% 67 21.8% 50 8.8% 24 5.8% 54 12.1% 26
Oregon State 2.49 65 2.42 60 2.76 74 48.4% 82 80.0% 90 19.4% 65 6.0% 81 4.8% 75 7.9% 73
Penn State 1.67 6 1.42 1 2.35 37 33.3% 3 75.0% 72 31.2% 3 10.0% 15 5.6% 60 13.7% 15
Pittsburgh 2.50 67 2.42 61 2.75 72 45.5% 55 71.4% 64 17.6% 83 11.4% 7 7.4% 25 15.8% 5
Purdue 2.63 82 2.72 102 2.22 27 53.1% 117 76.9% 82 17.1% 87 5.3% 90 3.3% 103 8.4% 61
Rice 2.41 51 2.38 56 2.55 54 40.8% 25 76.2% 78 21.4% 52 3.9% 114 3.3% 101 4.7% 106
Rutgers 2.71 94 2.77 108 2.41 41 48.4% 81 92.9% 122 16.3% 94 3.4% 116 1.1% 127 6.9% 83
San Diego State 1.81 7 1.82 11 1.76 11 38.4% 11 35.7% 3 31.5% 2 6.2% 77 5.7% 57 6.8% 84
San Jose State 2.64 83 2.65 96 2.57 56 49.1% 89 81.5% 100 16.5% 93 2.5% 126 0.9% 130 4.8% 105
SMU 2.41 50 2.51 75 2.07 20 41.7% 29 69.2% 53 18.0% 81 7.6% 44 4.2% 87 11.5% 29
South Alabama 2.45 55 2.54 78 2.09 21 44.8% 50 83.3% 105 19.5% 63 5.3% 91 4.0% 91 7.0% 80
South Carolina 2.51 70 2.48 70 2.57 57 47.8% 77 54.6% 18 16.3% 95 6.8% 63 5.5% 63 8.3% 69
South Florida 2.34 41 2.42 62 1.98 17 47.5% 76 80.0% 90 26.0% 16 7.9% 39 2.5% 113 13.9% 13
Southern Miss 2.92 118 2.80 111 3.40 118 52.7% 113 75.0% 72 15.3% 110 8.4% 31 5.7% 57 12.5% 19
Stanford 2.65 85 2.56 84 3.00 97 52.6% 112 84.6% 109 18.8% 72 7.3% 53 6.3% 48 9.1% 50
Syracuse 2.44 54 2.48 69 2.22 26 42.9% 35 66.7% 46 22.1% 46 8.8% 25 4.2% 87 15.1% 8
TCU 1.88 8 2.21 30 0.70 3 35.2% 8 55.6% 21 22.7% 38 4.8% 96 2.9% 110 7.4% 76
Temple 2.01 16 1.95 16 2.18 24 43.9% 44 56.3% 23 26.5% 14 7.6% 45 6.5% 42 9.0% 53
Tennessee 2.76 102 2.71 101 2.96 87 50.5% 99 76.5% 80 16.1% 98 9.9% 16 8.5% 13 12.1% 24
Texas 2.47 62 2.46 65 2.53 52 47.0% 70 77.8% 84 20.8% 58 4.2% 110 5.2% 68 2.7% 127
Texas A&M 2.39 47 2.21 31 3.23 111 46.4% 59 100.0% 126 22.9% 36 4.7% 99 4.5% 81 4.9% 103
Texas State 2.80 108 2.76 106 3.04 99 47.1% 71 77.8% 84 14.0% 119 2.6% 123 1.2% 126 4.6% 108
Texas Tech 2.65 87 2.54 79 3.09 107 47.4% 75 75.0% 72 17.2% 86 9.0% 20 7.2% 28 11.0% 35
Toledo 2.71 95 2.65 95 2.98 93 51.7% 104 53.9% 17 18.9% 70 4.7% 100 6.1% 51 2.9% 125
Troy 2.25 29 2.05 21 2.86 79 43.0% 37 63.6% 41 22.7% 38 8.0% 37 6.2% 50 10.5% 38
Tulane 2.49 64 2.59 86 2.14 23 46.4% 59 75.0% 72 17.3% 85 4.3% 107 4.2% 86 4.3% 111
Tulsa 2.55 73 2.46 66 2.84 78 43.9% 42 69.2% 53 19.3% 67 3.0% 122 2.4% 115 3.7% 117
UAB 2.00 15 1.85 13 2.45 44 40.1% 21 38.5% 4 26.5% 12 10.1% 14 7.4% 26 13.1% 17
UCLA 2.31 37 2.23 36 2.56 55 42.1% 30 84.6% 109 24.4% 27 4.2% 111 4.7% 79 3.5% 118
UL-Lafayette 3.00 123 2.99 123 3.04 101 51.5% 103 85.7% 113 9.2% 129 8.4% 33 6.1% 52 12.5% 19
UL-Monroe 2.70 93 2.77 107 2.45 45 54.5% 122 81.8% 101 19.3% 66 5.5% 86 3.5% 98 8.4% 61
UNLV 2.86 114 2.99 122 2.32 34 52.0% 106 64.7% 44 16.8% 92 4.0% 113 2.2% 118 7.0% 80
USC 2.77 103 2.55 82 3.59 125 52.9% 115 70.0% 59 15.4% 105 6.3% 74 5.2% 68 7.8% 74
Utah 1.64 4 1.63 4 1.66 7 39.8% 18 71.4% 64 29.6% 6 5.5% 87 2.9% 109 8.8% 56
Utah State 2.45 56 2.44 64 2.53 53 46.6% 65 56.5% 25 22.2% 45 6.1% 80 4.1% 89 8.4% 61
UTEP 2.79 107 2.66 98 3.37 114 48.0% 79 88.9% 118 14.5% 117 3.3% 120 2.3% 117 4.9% 104
UTSA 2.52 71 2.60 88 2.24 30 49.1% 90 62.5% 36 22.5% 41 6.4% 72 3.0% 108 10.2% 42
Vanderbilt 2.75 100 2.78 109 2.60 61 52.0% 106 66.7% 46 16.2% 97 4.6% 103 3.9% 92 5.5% 94
Virginia 2.24 28 1.96 17 2.96 90 41.2% 26 58.3% 30 26.7% 11 12.0% 6 9.2% 7 15.3% 6
Virginia Tech 2.43 53 2.23 34 3.20 110 44.9% 51 81.3% 96 21.0% 56 8.9% 22 6.6% 40 11.8% 27
Wake Forest 2.30 36 2.21 32 2.66 63 41.2% 26 57.9% 29 26.1% 15 7.0% 60 4.9% 72 9.4% 47
Washington 2.78 106 2.69 100 3.19 109 48.4% 83 92.9% 122 15.3% 111 7.7% 42 5.5% 61 10.5% 41
Washington State 3.09 128 2.99 124 3.43 120 56.5% 129 66.7% 46 11.9% 125 7.1% 55 8.6% 12 4.6% 108
West Virginia 2.88 117 2.90 118 2.76 73 55.1% 126 76.5% 80 14.7% 114 8.7% 26 6.5% 41 12.5% 19
Western Kentucky 2.39 48 2.23 35 2.90 81 46.8% 67 79.0% 88 22.0% 48 8.8% 23 7.2% 28 10.9% 36
Western Michigan 2.93 119 2.66 97 3.64 127 52.5% 111 57.1% 26 15.7% 103 9.8% 18 6.9% 33 15.0% 9
Wisconsin 1.55 2 1.46 2 1.69 8 33.8% 5 60.0% 32 31.0% 4 13.7% 3 12.7% 3 14.8% 10
Wyoming 2.05 17 1.81 9 2.95 85 34.9% 7 76.2% 78 23.3% 32 7.2% 54 6.3% 49 8.3% 68