Innovative Statistics

Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2018 NCAA OFFENSIVE 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.
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 2.64 52 2.69 37 2.39 95 48.7% 50 71.4% 63 14.9% 11 4.7% 38 4.4% 52 4.9% 31
Akron 2.03 126 1.87 128 2.36 100 41.6% 118 72.2% 58 23.0% 114 7.7% 95 5.2% 69 11.0% 107
Alabama 3.28 2 3.35 2 2.89 46 56.8% 5 81.3% 15 10.5% 2 3.9% 23 2.7% 19 5.9% 40
Appalachian State 2.59 62 2.55 65 2.76 59 44.4% 90 73.7% 46 19.4% 76 4.6% 35 4.6% 58 4.7% 25
Arizona 2.75 30 2.59 57 3.34 9 50.9% 30 73.9% 44 15.6% 19 4.0% 26 1.3% 2 7.7% 63
Arizona State 2.61 56 2.55 66 2.91 42 47.7% 64 65.8% 94 19.8% 79 3.6% 20 3.7% 38 3.3% 11
Arkansas 2.52 72 2.47 75 2.72 63 48.4% 52 84.6% 7 19.0% 71 4.9% 44 4.4% 53 5.3% 36
Arkansas State 2.92 11 2.86 17 3.12 23 51.0% 29 67.9% 88 12.8% 6 5.5% 47 6.1% 87 4.3% 19
Army 2.92 13 2.87 16 3.10 25 48.4% 53 88.7% 5 11.5% 3 2.5% 5 2.8% 20 2.3% 5
Auburn 2.60 57 2.60 54 2.63 73 48.1% 57 70.8% 69 17.7% 46 5.7% 51 4.0% 45 8.6% 80
Ball State 2.71 36 2.65 45 2.97 33 49.8% 41 71.0% 68 15.4% 16 3.9% 24 3.2% 29 4.8% 30
Baylor 2.72 35 2.64 46 3.03 30 48.6% 51 90.0% 3 18.0% 51 6.5% 67 5.0% 64 8.4% 77
Boise State 2.50 75 2.50 71 2.51 84 46.6% 78 83.3% 9 20.1% 83 6.0% 55 4.9% 63 7.3% 55
Boston College 2.29 104 2.37 92 2.08 116 43.7% 93 70.6% 73 21.1% 97 6.8% 73 5.7% 81 7.7% 63
Bowling Green 1.90 129 2.07 119 1.32 129 39.8% 123 77.3% 26 24.9% 124 6.4% 62 5.7% 78 7.3% 54
Buffalo 2.51 74 2.43 81 2.72 64 46.0% 84 61.1% 109 19.0% 71 2.8% 9 1.8% 6 4.2% 18
BYU 2.56 70 2.80 19 1.71 125 49.5% 44 68.4% 81 19.1% 73 7.0% 82 4.9% 60 10.1% 100
California 2.82 22 2.65 43 3.39 7 50.2% 35 58.6% 118 16.5% 27 6.5% 67 6.0% 85 7.4% 58
Central Florida 3.04 6 2.88 14 3.50 3 53.5% 16 82.6% 12 14.3% 9 3.5% 19 2.3% 15 6.0% 41
Central Michigan 2.43 83 2.25 106 2.92 40 48.2% 56 65.4% 95 20.7% 91 9.0% 112 9.8% 126 8.1% 71
Charlotte 2.20 115 2.21 109 2.17 111 42.9% 101 71.4% 63 20.7% 91 10.3% 122 4.9% 62 15.2% 127
Cincinnati 2.65 50 2.52 70 3.17 19 47.6% 69 73.0% 54 17.0% 37 6.9% 79 6.9% 105 7.0% 47
Clemson 2.80 24 2.73 30 3.24 13 50.8% 31 60.0% 112 16.5% 28 4.4% 30 2.9% 23 6.7% 45
Coastal Carolina 2.79 26 2.67 41 3.39 8 52.0% 21 82.8% 11 16.6% 31 12.1% 126 13.9% 129 10.2% 102
Colorado 2.30 103 2.21 110 2.91 41 42.9% 103 69.6% 77 23.9% 119 6.6% 70 4.5% 55 9.2% 86
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
Colorado State 2.21 114 2.11 117 2.57 77 38.0% 126 84.6% 7 20.0% 81 4.6% 36 2.4% 16 7.7% 63
Connecticut 2.71 37 2.68 38 2.78 55 51.2% 27 66.7% 91 17.7% 47 7.0% 81 9.7% 125 3.2% 9
Duke 2.60 58 2.48 74 2.96 35 45.8% 86 61.5% 107 20.3% 88 5.8% 52 5.3% 73 6.5% 44
East Carolina 2.15 121 1.99 123 2.68 71 40.0% 122 68.2% 84 24.5% 121 3.9% 25 3.9% 42 4.0% 17
Eastern Michigan 2.29 105 2.26 104 2.39 96 42.9% 103 42.3% 129 21.6% 104 9.7% 121 7.9% 116 12.3% 117
Florida 2.89 15 2.88 13 2.91 43 52.3% 19 76.5% 31 14.9% 11 3.8% 22 5.4% 75 1.1% 1
Florida Atlantic 2.58 65 2.61 52 2.49 87 49.9% 39 58.3% 119 20.3% 89 3.5% 18 1.9% 7 5.3% 35
Florida International 2.44 82 2.47 77 2.36 99 42.9% 103 72.2% 58 18.0% 51 2.8% 8 3.6% 36 1.7% 3
Florida State 1.75 130 1.67 130 2.04 118 37.3% 127 65.2% 98 27.3% 127 6.1% 56 6.2% 91 6.0% 42
Fresno State 2.39 90 2.28 103 3.74 1 41.5% 119 71.4% 63 20.9% 95 2.7% 7 1.6% 5 4.6% 24
Georgia 3.03 7 3.00 6 3.16 20 53.6% 14 70.8% 69 17.6% 44 6.2% 58 3.9% 43 9.9% 98
Georgia Southern 2.67 46 2.62 50 2.81 52 50.1% 38 59.1% 116 19.2% 74 16.0% 129 6.1% 88 24.6% 130
Georgia State 2.49 79 2.30 99 3.21 14 47.7% 65 76.2% 34 22.0% 108 8.1% 103 6.3% 93 9.9% 99
Georgia Tech 3.08 5 3.22 3 2.51 83 58.0% 4 73.2% 52 12.3% 5 10.6% 123 7.5% 111 13.3% 123
Hawaii 2.92 12 2.78 22 3.49 5 55.5% 8 68.4% 81 18.2% 54 7.1% 83 6.6% 98 8.0% 68
Houston 2.74 33 2.64 48 3.06 27 51.8% 23 80.0% 18 16.6% 30 3.4% 17 2.5% 18 4.7% 25
Illinois 2.82 21 2.57 60 3.73 2 56.3% 6 75.0% 37 18.2% 54 8.0% 100 6.0% 86 10.5% 105
Indiana 2.62 54 2.57 61 2.83 50 47.3% 74 72.7% 55 17.8% 49 5.5% 48 6.0% 83 4.7% 27
Iowa 2.60 60 2.39 87 3.26 11 48.0% 62 79.0% 21 16.7% 32 3.1% 11 2.1% 13 4.4% 21
Iowa State 2.35 99 2.20 113 2.97 34 43.4% 94 75.0% 37 20.9% 94 6.3% 61 6.9% 104 5.7% 39
Kansas 2.18 117 2.35 93 1.74 124 47.3% 73 58.3% 119 18.5% 66 8.0% 101 6.7% 99 9.5% 94
Kansas State 2.59 61 2.37 90 3.41 6 47.5% 70 48.2% 128 20.1% 82 9.5% 120 6.7% 99 12.6% 120
Kent State 2.17 118 2.07 120 2.41 94 48.2% 55 65.4% 95 28.1% 129 9.3% 117 5.7% 80 14.6% 124
Kentucky 2.79 25 2.87 15 2.45 91 51.8% 24 74.2% 43 15.4% 15 8.3% 107 6.2% 90 11.2% 109
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
Liberty 2.43 86 2.34 95 2.79 54 41.9% 115 70.8% 69 17.1% 38 4.1% 28 3.4% 33 5.1% 32
Louisiana Tech 2.38 93 2.28 100 2.82 51 43.2% 95 67.9% 88 19.0% 69 6.8% 75 2.8% 21 11.3% 110
Louisville 2.41 88 2.40 86 2.45 90 46.5% 81 73.7% 46 21.2% 98 9.4% 118 6.7% 101 13.2% 121
LSU 2.46 81 2.33 96 2.89 45 42.7% 107 75.0% 37 20.2% 87 8.0% 99 7.0% 106 9.2% 87
Marshall 2.65 51 2.71 34 2.39 97 48.1% 61 76.7% 30 18.2% 58 5.5% 48 4.2% 48 7.3% 53
Maryland 2.60 59 2.72 31 2.12 115 48.8% 49 76.5% 31 20.1% 83 8.8% 110 7.8% 115 9.7% 95
Massachusetts 2.54 71 2.56 63 2.50 85 47.4% 72 58.8% 117 20.1% 86 8.9% 111 9.1% 123 8.5% 79
Memphis 2.67 45 2.71 32 2.52 82 50.2% 34 88.9% 4 18.2% 54 6.5% 66 4.9% 61 8.7% 82
Miami-FL 2.66 48 2.55 64 2.99 32 45.8% 87 62.1% 105 18.0% 50 7.4% 87 7.2% 108 7.6% 60
Miami-OH 2.35 98 2.25 105 2.59 75 42.5% 108 70.8% 69 21.6% 105 4.8% 40 6.4% 96 2.7% 8
Michigan 2.58 66 2.53 67 2.79 53 42.9% 100 69.8% 76 17.4% 41 4.8% 39 4.5% 54 5.2% 33
Michigan State 2.24 109 2.23 107 2.33 102 41.4% 120 64.0% 101 21.7% 107 5.1% 46 3.4% 34 7.0% 48
Middle Tennessee 2.22 112 2.09 118 2.70 66 43.9% 91 85.0% 6 22.5% 110 7.3% 86 4.5% 55 11.2% 108
Minnesota 2.90 14 2.96 10 2.69 69 48.3% 54 75.0% 37 11.7% 4 7.5% 90 7.6% 112 7.3% 56
Mississippi State 3.10 4 3.01 5 3.50 4 59.4% 2 66.7% 91 14.9% 10 9.2% 114 9.2% 124 9.1% 85
Missouri 2.84 19 2.98 7 2.13 114 51.5% 25 83.3% 9 13.7% 8 3.3% 13 2.9% 22 3.9% 14
Navy 2.67 43 2.65 44 2.73 62 49.7% 43 71.8% 62 15.9% 22 20.3% 130 17.7% 130 22.5% 129
NC State 1.94 127 1.86 129 2.38 98 36.6% 129 71.4% 63 22.8% 113 1.5% 2 1.5% 3 1.5% 2
Nebraska 2.80 23 2.71 33 3.19 18 53.7% 13 70.4% 74 18.5% 66 6.6% 69 5.5% 77 8.4% 75
Nevada 2.37 96 2.43 80 2.14 113 47.2% 76 59.4% 115 21.4% 100 3.3% 14 3.8% 39 2.7% 7
New Mexico 2.43 85 2.45 78 2.34 101 42.2% 113 69.6% 77 21.1% 96 9.2% 115 6.3% 95 12.3% 115
New Mexico State 2.56 69 2.47 76 2.87 47 46.3% 82 72.2% 58 21.7% 106 6.7% 72 5.5% 76 8.2% 73
North Carolina 2.28 107 2.39 88 2.01 120 42.3% 111 65.2% 98 24.7% 122 2.7% 6 2.1% 10 3.5% 12
North Texas 2.59 64 2.61 51 2.44 93 47.5% 71 60.9% 111 21.2% 99 5.1% 45 3.6% 37 7.2% 52
Northern Illinois 2.59 63 2.76 24 2.06 117 51.1% 28 77.8% 23 15.5% 18 8.5% 109 6.0% 84 12.4% 119
Northwestern 2.18 116 2.37 91 1.50 127 42.3% 110 73.5% 50 22.7% 111 5.9% 54 5.0% 65 7.1% 49
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
Notre Dame 2.39 91 2.44 79 2.23 108 42.2% 112 78.3% 22 21.5% 103 4.5% 34 4.3% 49 4.8% 29
Ohio 2.83 20 2.77 23 3.08 26 52.6% 17 72.0% 61 17.3% 40 6.4% 63 4.6% 59 9.2% 88
Ohio State 2.47 80 2.52 69 2.20 109 49.1% 46 68.0% 85 19.9% 80 3.3% 14 3.2% 28 3.5% 12
Oklahoma 3.19 3 3.21 4 3.11 24 59.3% 3 61.5% 107 16.1% 24 4.5% 33 2.5% 17 8.4% 77
Oklahoma State 2.52 73 2.37 89 3.06 28 50.1% 36 69.2% 80 19.7% 78 7.2% 84 5.2% 70 10.3% 104
Old Dominion 2.32 100 2.32 98 2.30 105 43.0% 98 61.1% 109 23.1% 115 6.4% 63 4.1% 46 9.8% 96
Ole Miss 2.74 32 2.73 27 2.78 56 53.9% 11 65.4% 95 17.6% 45 6.2% 59 2.9% 23 13.2% 121
Oregon 2.49 77 2.42 83 2.85 48 45.3% 88 77.8% 23 17.0% 36 4.8% 41 4.2% 47 5.6% 38
Oregon State 2.30 102 2.06 122 3.21 16 43.8% 92 80.0% 18 22.8% 112 11.7% 125 11.4% 128 12.1% 113
Penn State 2.67 47 2.67 39 2.64 72 52.4% 18 81.0% 16 16.8% 33 7.8% 96 5.1% 66 12.3% 115
Pittsburgh 2.93 10 2.96 9 2.84 49 54.7% 10 95.7% 1 16.0% 23 7.6% 92 5.2% 70 10.3% 103
Purdue 2.61 55 2.52 68 3.14 22 46.7% 77 75.9% 36 18.3% 62 4.4% 32 2.2% 14 7.7% 63
Rice 2.16 120 1.97 125 2.60 74 36.1% 130 75.0% 37 19.6% 77 5.9% 53 5.1% 66 6.7% 46
Rutgers 2.35 97 2.28 102 2.56 78 41.8% 116 76.9% 28 18.8% 68 3.6% 21 3.4% 31 3.9% 15
San Diego State 2.37 95 2.28 101 2.74 61 45.2% 89 68.0% 85 22.5% 109 9.4% 119 5.7% 79 11.9% 112
San Jose State 1.94 128 1.91 127 2.02 119 36.8% 128 50.0% 125 24.8% 123 8.1% 102 8.2% 119 8.0% 68
SMU 2.04 123 2.06 121 1.96 121 40.4% 121 72.7% 55 27.5% 128 5.6% 50 3.1% 26 8.1% 72
South Alabama 2.29 106 2.16 115 2.69 70 39.7% 124 56.0% 123 20.4% 90 7.6% 93 7.6% 113 7.6% 60
South Carolina 2.62 53 2.67 40 2.45 89 47.6% 67 62.5% 103 16.6% 29 4.7% 37 5.1% 68 3.9% 16
South Florida 2.71 39 2.60 53 3.15 21 50.1% 36 79.3% 20 17.4% 42 7.5% 91 4.0% 44 12.3% 117
Southern Miss 2.04 124 1.97 126 2.27 106 39.2% 125 64.3% 100 26.2% 126 7.7% 94 6.7% 102 8.8% 84
Stanford 2.14 122 2.14 116 2.17 112 42.1% 114 63.2% 102 25.8% 125 4.4% 30 4.4% 51 4.3% 20
Syracuse 2.77 28 2.66 42 3.27 10 47.8% 63 73.2% 52 13.0% 7 6.6% 70 3.1% 27 12.2% 114
TCU 2.38 94 2.59 55 1.66 126 49.0% 48 76.0% 35 20.1% 85 3.1% 10 1.6% 4 5.2% 34
Temple 2.43 84 2.41 85 2.53 81 46.5% 79 77.8% 23 19.0% 70 3.2% 12 2.0% 9 4.8% 28
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
Tennessee 2.03 125 1.98 124 2.24 107 43.0% 99 56.3% 122 31.8% 130 8.2% 105 8.0% 118 8.4% 75
Texas 2.75 31 2.74 25 2.77 57 48.1% 57 67.9% 88 17.4% 43 4.9% 42 3.1% 25 7.7% 63
Texas A&M 2.57 67 2.59 58 2.49 86 49.1% 45 69.6% 77 18.4% 63 9.2% 116 9.0% 122 9.4% 93
Texas State 2.23 111 2.21 111 2.31 103 42.9% 103 50.0% 125 23.9% 118 8.4% 108 7.5% 110 9.4% 91
Texas Tech 2.25 108 2.21 108 2.44 92 42.9% 101 75.0% 37 23.8% 117 4.0% 27 3.8% 40 4.4% 22
Toledo 3.02 8 2.96 8 3.20 17 56.1% 7 52.9% 124 15.5% 17 7.4% 87 5.2% 72 10.2% 101
Troy 2.31 101 2.43 82 1.93 122 43.1% 96 81.8% 14 20.7% 93 6.8% 76 4.4% 50 11.4% 111
Tulane 2.49 78 2.41 84 2.70 67 43.1% 97 50.0% 125 18.2% 60 11.4% 124 7.7% 114 14.7% 126
Tulsa 2.68 41 2.59 56 3.00 31 48.1% 59 71.4% 63 16.9% 34 12.4% 128 10.4% 127 14.6% 124
UAB 2.85 17 2.92 12 2.47 88 52.1% 20 73.9% 44 17.3% 39 4.2% 29 3.9% 41 4.5% 23
UCLA 2.69 40 2.56 62 3.04 29 52.0% 22 73.7% 46 18.2% 59 7.4% 89 6.8% 103 8.3% 74
UL-Lafayette 2.84 18 2.82 18 2.93 38 51.5% 25 76.9% 28 16.5% 26 6.9% 78 6.6% 97 7.3% 56
UL-Monroe 3.00 9 2.92 11 3.24 12 53.9% 12 68.4% 81 15.7% 21 3.3% 16 2.1% 11 5.4% 37
UNLV 2.68 42 2.62 49 2.90 44 50.5% 32 80.8% 17 18.4% 64 6.9% 77 3.5% 35 9.8% 97
USC 2.22 113 2.21 112 2.31 104 46.2% 83 60.0% 112 21.5% 102 6.8% 73 4.5% 55 9.4% 92
Utah 2.76 29 2.79 21 2.58 76 53.6% 15 72.4% 57 18.2% 60 8.3% 106 7.9% 117 8.7% 81
Utah State 2.50 76 2.49 73 2.54 80 46.5% 79 66.7% 91 19.3% 75 2.1% 3 2.1% 11 2.1% 4
UTEP 2.24 110 2.35 94 1.88 123 42.4% 109 68.0% 85 24.1% 120 12.4% 127 6.2% 89 18.3% 128
UTSA 2.17 119 2.17 114 2.18 110 41.7% 117 57.1% 121 23.3% 116 7.9% 97 5.3% 74 10.9% 106
Vanderbilt 2.41 89 2.73 29 1.14 130 47.7% 65 41.2% 130 21.5% 101 4.9% 42 3.3% 30 7.1% 49
Virginia 2.89 16 2.80 20 3.21 15 55.2% 9 90.9% 2 15.7% 20 9.1% 113 8.9% 121 9.4% 90
Virginia Tech 2.42 87 2.32 97 2.75 60 47.3% 75 77.3% 26 18.2% 54 6.4% 65 5.8% 82 7.2% 51
Wake Forest 2.78 27 2.73 28 2.93 37 49.7% 42 73.3% 51 15.2% 14 7.3% 85 7.1% 107 7.6% 59
Washington 2.57 68 2.49 72 2.94 36 49.9% 40 73.7% 46 18.1% 53 6.1% 57 3.4% 31 9.2% 89
Washington State 2.39 92 2.59 59 1.36 128 46.0% 85 76.5% 31 15.0% 13 1.4% 1 0.9% 1 2.4% 6
West Virginia 2.71 38 2.70 36 2.77 58 50.2% 33 62.5% 103 17.7% 48 6.2% 60 6.2% 92 6.3% 43
Western Kentucky 2.73 34 2.74 26 2.71 65 48.1% 60 61.9% 106 17.0% 35 7.0% 80 6.3% 94 7.7% 62
Western Michigan 2.67 44 2.70 35 2.55 79 47.6% 68 70.0% 75 16.4% 25 2.4% 4 1.9% 7 3.3% 10
Wisconsin 3.41 1 3.47 1 2.92 39 61.0% 1 82.6% 12 9.1% 1 7.9% 98 7.3% 109 8.7% 82
Wyoming 2.65 49 2.64 47 2.69 68 49.0% 47 60.0% 112 18.5% 65 8.1% 104 8.3% 120 8.0% 68