Innovative Statistics
Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2018 NCAA OFFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 1/7/19

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 2.73 31 2.79 19 2.40 102 50.3% 29 74.2% 42 14.4% 11 4.0% 21 3.8% 35 4.3% 15
Akron 1.94 128 1.74 130 2.34 104 41.3% 122 70.0% 68 23.8% 118 8.4% 108 4.3% 50 13.5% 122
Alabama 3.18 2 3.21 2 3.02 28 56.2% 5 82.8% 6 12.1% 3 3.7% 14 2.3% 9 6.4% 38
Appalachian State 2.54 72 2.53 63 2.57 83 44.8% 91 67.9% 86 20.0% 84 5.7% 48 4.9% 64 6.6% 42
Arizona 2.75 26 2.54 62 3.48 3 51.0% 25 76.9% 32 16.2% 24 4.2% 24 2.0% 7 7.5% 53
Arizona State 2.58 63 2.53 64 2.77 56 47.1% 76 67.4% 89 19.2% 73 3.9% 18 3.8% 36 4.2% 13
Arkansas 2.38 95 2.44 85 2.14 113 48.5% 53 81.3% 12 20.7% 92 6.7% 72 5.6% 76 7.7% 57
Arkansas State 2.88 15 2.82 16 3.10 16 50.2% 30 67.7% 88 13.8% 6 5.6% 45 6.6% 94 3.8% 11
Army 2.90 14 2.89 12 2.95 35 48.3% 56 87.5% 4 11.1% 1 3.1% 8 2.5% 13 3.5% 8
Auburn 2.66 42 2.64 42 2.77 57 49.0% 46 71.9% 53 16.0% 22 5.9% 50 3.8% 38 9.2% 90
Ball State 2.64 50 2.58 53 2.89 42 49.5% 40 71.9% 53 17.1% 36 4.5% 27 4.4% 51 4.8% 20
Baylor 2.69 36 2.60 45 3.03 25 50.1% 32 81.8% 9 19.0% 69 7.2% 82 5.4% 71 9.4% 94
Boise State 2.62 57 2.60 46 2.68 67 46.9% 78 81.8% 9 18.3% 49 6.2% 58 5.5% 73 7.3% 49
Boston College 2.29 109 2.33 101 2.17 111 43.0% 104 68.4% 81 21.5% 102 6.3% 61 5.4% 71 7.0% 46
Bowling Green 2.05 125 2.19 118 1.56 130 42.5% 111 80.0% 17 24.1% 120 6.4% 65 4.9% 62 8.5% 73
Buffalo 2.59 58 2.53 67 2.80 54 47.1% 75 77.4% 27 18.4% 53 3.8% 16 3.0% 18 5.0% 25
BYU 2.56 69 2.69 34 2.04 118 50.7% 27 66.7% 90 19.1% 71 7.7% 94 5.8% 80 10.3% 103
California 2.74 29 2.57 56 3.26 9 48.9% 47 61.1% 113 17.9% 45 7.4% 85 7.1% 105 7.9% 61
Central Florida 2.98 8 2.78 20 3.64 2 54.5% 10 82.4% 7 14.8% 14 5.1% 36 2.6% 15 9.4% 94
Central Michigan 2.41 90 2.22 114 2.89 44 47.8% 67 66.7% 90 21.1% 100 9.0% 113 9.4% 127 8.6% 79
Charlotte 2.43 87 2.41 89 2.49 93 45.8% 84 66.7% 90 18.7% 60 10.8% 123 6.6% 93 14.9% 126
Cincinnati 2.71 33 2.58 51 3.17 12 48.0% 62 73.9% 43 17.0% 33 6.4% 65 5.8% 80 7.2% 48
Clemson 2.87 17 2.84 15 3.10 18 50.0% 33 67.9% 86 14.4% 10 3.7% 15 2.7% 17 5.3% 30
Coastal Carolina 2.66 40 2.53 66 3.31 7 50.4% 28 79.4% 20 17.2% 37 11.5% 126 12.7% 130 10.1% 102
Colorado 2.23 116 2.11 121 2.81 52 42.2% 113 68.0% 84 24.3% 123 7.5% 86 5.7% 78 9.5% 97
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 2.35 102 2.23 112 2.75 59 39.9% 127 80.0% 17 17.9% 44 5.0% 35 3.2% 21 7.5% 52
Connecticut 2.51 75 2.44 84 2.69 66 49.7% 37 69.6% 71 20.2% 87 7.7% 92 9.0% 124 5.9% 33
Duke 2.57 67 2.46 80 2.88 45 44.9% 89 65.8% 98 20.4% 89 6.1% 55 5.4% 69 7.3% 50
East Carolina 2.22 118 2.01 123 2.86 46 41.0% 123 65.4% 99 23.3% 116 4.0% 20 3.3% 23 4.7% 19
Eastern Michigan 2.33 105 2.33 100 2.32 106 42.7% 109 41.9% 130 21.1% 99 9.1% 114 7.2% 108 12.0% 110
Florida 2.90 12 2.87 13 3.02 27 52.3% 17 73.8% 45 15.6% 20 4.1% 23 5.8% 79 0.9% 1
Florida Atlantic 2.42 88 2.47 77 2.26 110 47.3% 71 56.7% 122 21.7% 105 3.1% 9 1.6% 3 4.9% 22
Florida International 2.49 78 2.51 69 2.45 98 43.7% 98 73.9% 43 18.7% 61 2.0% 2 2.5% 13 1.3% 2
Florida State 1.91 130 1.89 129 2.00 119 40.5% 126 62.5% 110 24.9% 125 6.7% 75 6.0% 84 7.4% 51
Fresno State 2.49 79 2.49 72 2.46 96 43.8% 97 73.7% 46 19.1% 70 2.9% 7 1.6% 4 4.9% 23
Georgia 2.98 7 2.98 7 2.99 32 53.4% 12 76.7% 33 17.3% 39 5.6% 45 3.8% 37 8.5% 75
Georgia Southern 2.74 28 2.70 33 2.90 38 51.7% 22 60.7% 115 17.5% 41 14.1% 129 6.8% 99 20.3% 130
Georgia State 2.50 77 2.25 110 3.37 6 48.5% 50 68.0% 84 22.4% 109 7.5% 88 6.0% 86 9.0% 89
Georgia Tech 3.03 6 3.16 3 2.50 90 55.8% 6 75.5% 40 12.2% 4 12.7% 127 7.8% 117 17.0% 127
Hawaii 2.80 21 2.71 25 3.09 20 53.0% 15 70.8% 62 18.7% 62 8.2% 104 7.5% 114 9.3% 93
Houston 2.73 30 2.61 44 3.15 13 52.0% 19 77.8% 25 17.4% 40 5.4% 44 3.6% 31 8.0% 67
Illinois 2.74 27 2.49 73 3.65 1 55.4% 8 76.0% 35 18.8% 65 7.1% 81 5.3% 68 9.5% 100
Indiana 2.69 37 2.59 50 3.08 21 47.8% 66 73.7% 46 16.5% 28 5.3% 41 5.5% 74 5.0% 24
Iowa 2.63 52 2.49 71 3.12 14 47.9% 64 81.0% 15 16.5% 28 3.5% 11 2.6% 16 4.7% 18
Iowa State 2.36 97 2.27 105 2.73 61 46.0% 83 77.8% 25 21.0% 98 7.1% 80 6.7% 95 7.6% 54
Kansas 2.28 111 2.51 70 1.69 127 48.5% 50 64.7% 102 19.1% 71 7.5% 89 6.5% 92 8.7% 80
Kansas State 2.62 54 2.48 75 3.22 11 48.0% 58 50.0% 127 19.5% 79 9.3% 117 7.3% 110 11.6% 109
Kent State 2.29 108 2.20 115 2.50 91 49.7% 36 66.7% 90 26.3% 128 8.9% 112 6.3% 90 12.9% 118
Kentucky 2.83 18 2.89 11 2.54 86 52.7% 16 71.4% 57 15.5% 18 8.7% 109 5.9% 83 12.9% 118
Liberty 2.46 84 2.39 92 2.71 65 42.6% 110 71.4% 57 16.9% 32 4.0% 21 3.6% 28 4.6% 16
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
Louisiana Tech 2.34 103 2.24 111 2.78 55 42.7% 107 64.1% 104 19.4% 77 6.6% 71 3.1% 20 10.7% 104
Louisville 2.43 86 2.40 91 2.53 87 46.6% 79 66.7% 90 20.8% 93 9.8% 119 7.4% 113 13.2% 121
LSU 2.48 81 2.36 96 2.92 36 43.8% 96 78.3% 23 20.6% 91 8.0% 101 6.8% 100 9.5% 99
Marshall 2.66 41 2.70 30 2.52 88 47.6% 69 73.2% 48 18.2% 48 4.6% 30 3.5% 25 6.3% 36
Maryland 2.46 83 2.54 59 2.14 114 48.4% 55 80.0% 17 22.3% 108 10.8% 124 9.3% 126 12.2% 113
Massachusetts 2.59 59 2.59 49 2.57 82 48.0% 61 63.2% 107 19.3% 75 8.8% 110 8.9% 123 8.6% 77
Memphis 2.69 34 2.70 28 2.65 70 50.7% 26 93.1% 1 18.3% 50 6.1% 56 4.2% 47 8.5% 76
Miami-FL 2.58 61 2.41 90 3.10 15 44.3% 93 60.0% 117 19.2% 74 6.9% 77 6.3% 89 7.7% 59
Miami-OH 2.39 93 2.31 104 2.59 80 43.2% 100 71.4% 57 20.8% 94 5.3% 40 6.1% 88 4.2% 14
Michigan 2.63 51 2.60 47 2.80 53 43.5% 99 69.2% 74 16.6% 30 5.4% 43 4.5% 54 6.5% 41
Michigan State 2.29 107 2.27 107 2.43 99 41.6% 116 68.3% 82 20.9% 96 5.0% 34 4.0% 44 6.0% 34
Middle Tennessee 2.29 110 2.22 113 2.51 89 43.2% 102 73.1% 49 21.7% 106 8.1% 103 4.8% 61 12.8% 117
Minnesota 2.91 11 2.91 9 2.89 40 49.7% 38 75.0% 41 12.7% 5 7.5% 87 7.1% 105 8.0% 66
Mississippi State 3.15 3 3.08 5 3.46 4 58.8% 2 70.3% 67 14.4% 13 8.0% 99 7.4% 112 8.7% 83
Missouri 2.88 16 2.93 8 2.62 77 51.9% 20 77.1% 28 13.8% 6 2.9% 6 2.3% 9 3.8% 10
Navy 2.65 45 2.65 39 2.67 68 48.0% 60 75.9% 36 15.7% 21 16.1% 130 12.0% 129 19.4% 129
NC State 2.05 126 1.91 128 2.75 58 39.3% 128 69.0% 77 22.6% 112 2.2% 4 1.8% 6 2.8% 5
Nebraska 2.78 22 2.70 29 3.05 24 53.8% 11 68.8% 79 18.5% 58 6.3% 62 4.9% 63 8.7% 80
Nevada 2.33 104 2.35 98 2.27 109 45.6% 86 55.0% 124 21.0% 97 3.4% 10 3.9% 41 2.6% 4
New Mexico 2.42 89 2.39 93 2.56 85 41.5% 118 73.1% 49 21.6% 103 10.4% 121 6.7% 95 14.1% 124
New Mexico State 2.54 71 2.46 79 2.83 49 46.3% 81 64.0% 105 22.6% 111 6.7% 74 5.5% 75 8.2% 68
North Carolina 2.37 96 2.45 81 2.10 115 42.7% 107 69.0% 77 23.2% 114 2.5% 5 1.7% 5 3.5% 9
North Texas 2.46 85 2.45 82 2.48 94 46.5% 80 58.1% 120 21.3% 101 5.2% 39 3.5% 27 7.7% 58
Northern Illinois 2.62 55 2.72 24 2.30 108 49.3% 41 81.1% 14 14.2% 9 9.7% 118 8.5% 120 11.5% 108
Northwestern 2.19 120 2.31 103 1.78 125 41.3% 119 71.4% 57 23.4% 117 6.1% 53 4.8% 60 7.9% 64
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 2.30 106 2.41 88 1.98 120 42.3% 112 78.3% 23 24.1% 121 5.2% 38 5.7% 77 4.6% 16
Ohio 2.95 9 2.86 14 3.38 5 55.6% 7 77.1% 28 15.5% 19 6.5% 69 5.4% 69 8.3% 69
Ohio State 2.57 65 2.60 48 2.41 101 49.0% 45 62.9% 109 18.8% 66 3.9% 17 4.4% 52 3.0% 6
Oklahoma 3.12 4 3.15 4 2.97 34 58.3% 3 63.2% 107 16.5% 27 4.5% 25 3.2% 22 6.8% 43
Oklahoma State 2.56 68 2.46 78 2.90 37 50.2% 31 68.8% 79 20.0% 84 6.3% 60 4.4% 52 9.2% 91
Old Dominion 2.39 92 2.37 95 2.47 95 44.2% 94 57.1% 121 21.7% 104 6.1% 53 4.6% 55 8.4% 70
Ole Miss 2.67 38 2.68 36 2.63 74 53.0% 14 60.7% 115 19.9% 82 6.2% 58 3.5% 26 11.4% 107
Oregon 2.57 64 2.57 54 2.56 84 47.3% 71 79.4% 20 17.0% 35 5.3% 41 4.6% 57 6.2% 35
Oregon State 2.21 119 1.98 124 3.09 19 43.1% 103 81.0% 15 23.2% 115 10.4% 122 9.9% 128 10.9% 105
Penn State 2.81 19 2.81 18 2.81 51 54.9% 9 83.9% 5 17.0% 34 7.6% 90 4.6% 56 12.8% 116
Pittsburgh 2.76 23 2.75 22 2.82 50 51.1% 24 90.6% 3 18.9% 68 9.2% 116 6.7% 95 12.0% 112
Purdue 2.58 62 2.51 68 3.02 26 44.7% 92 71.8% 55 18.8% 63 5.2% 37 2.4% 11 9.5% 97
Rice 2.18 121 2.01 122 2.59 81 37.1% 130 75.9% 37 20.0% 83 6.9% 76 5.3% 67 8.6% 78
Rutgers 2.35 101 2.25 109 2.65 71 41.8% 115 79.0% 22 19.7% 81 4.6% 28 3.7% 32 5.4% 32
San Diego State 2.40 91 2.27 106 2.85 47 45.6% 87 64.7% 102 22.5% 110 9.2% 115 5.2% 66 12.0% 110
San Jose State 1.93 129 1.97 127 1.82 122 37.3% 129 50.0% 127 25.4% 126 7.9% 98 8.1% 119 7.8% 60
SMU 2.10 123 2.11 120 2.07 116 40.7% 125 70.4% 66 26.6% 129 6.4% 67 3.7% 32 9.3% 92
South Alabama 2.47 82 2.42 87 2.63 75 43.0% 105 66.7% 90 18.6% 59 6.6% 70 6.7% 95 6.4% 39
South Carolina 2.65 44 2.67 37 2.60 79 46.1% 82 59.1% 118 16.4% 25 4.8% 31 4.7% 59 4.8% 20
South Florida 2.64 49 2.54 61 3.07 22 47.5% 70 69.1% 76 18.5% 57 7.6% 91 4.1% 45 12.4% 114
Southern Miss 2.09 124 1.98 125 2.46 97 40.7% 124 70.6% 64 25.5% 127 8.1% 102 7.3% 111 8.9% 87
Stanford 2.23 114 2.26 108 2.14 112 43.2% 100 65.2% 100 24.3% 124 4.8% 32 4.6% 58 5.2% 29
Syracuse 2.76 25 2.70 32 3.06 23 47.8% 65 77.1% 31 14.1% 8 7.7% 93 3.6% 29 13.9% 123
TCU 2.36 99 2.55 58 1.71 126 48.4% 54 72.2% 52 20.9% 95 3.5% 13 2.2% 8 5.3% 30
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
Temple 2.36 98 2.32 102 2.49 92 44.8% 90 70.6% 64 19.4% 78 3.5% 12 2.4% 12 5.1% 26
Tennessee 1.97 127 1.97 126 1.95 121 41.3% 119 56.3% 123 32.6% 130 8.2% 106 8.9% 122 7.6% 55
Texas 2.71 32 2.74 23 2.63 75 47.7% 68 75.6% 39 18.4% 52 5.6% 47 4.2% 47 7.9% 62
Texas A&M 2.58 60 2.55 57 2.71 64 49.3% 42 71.0% 61 19.3% 76 7.9% 97 7.0% 103 8.9% 85
Texas State 2.23 115 2.19 117 2.36 103 43.9% 95 53.9% 125 24.2% 122 8.3% 107 7.6% 116 9.0% 88
Texas Tech 2.26 112 2.16 119 2.72 63 42.8% 106 75.9% 37 22.2% 107 4.6% 29 4.2% 49 5.2% 28
Toledo 3.08 5 3.02 6 3.30 8 56.8% 4 62.5% 110 15.1% 16 6.3% 63 3.9% 39 9.9% 101
Troy 2.24 113 2.43 86 1.80 124 41.9% 114 82.1% 8 20.3% 88 6.4% 64 3.9% 39 10.9% 105
Tulane 2.55 70 2.48 74 2.73 62 45.5% 88 53.3% 126 17.8% 43 10.1% 120 5.9% 82 14.4% 125
Tulsa 2.53 73 2.45 83 2.85 48 45.7% 85 71.7% 56 18.4% 51 10.8% 125 9.2% 125 12.7% 115
UAB 2.69 35 2.70 31 2.67 69 50.0% 33 69.4% 73 18.9% 67 5.7% 49 3.5% 24 7.7% 56
UCLA 2.62 56 2.53 65 2.89 42 51.8% 21 69.6% 71 18.5% 55 7.8% 95 7.1% 104 8.8% 84
UL-Lafayette 2.80 20 2.78 21 2.89 41 50.0% 33 77.1% 28 16.8% 31 7.1% 78 6.4% 91 8.0% 65
UL-Monroe 2.95 10 2.90 10 3.10 17 52.2% 18 70.8% 62 16.1% 23 4.5% 26 3.1% 19 6.9% 44
UNLV 2.64 48 2.62 43 2.74 60 48.2% 57 76.3% 34 17.6% 42 6.7% 73 3.6% 29 9.4% 96
USC 2.36 100 2.34 99 2.42 100 47.3% 73 61.5% 112 20.1% 86 6.0% 52 4.2% 46 8.5% 72
Utah 2.64 47 2.71 27 2.33 105 51.2% 23 66.7% 90 18.8% 64 7.4% 83 7.0% 102 7.9% 63
Utah State 2.51 76 2.57 55 2.30 107 48.0% 59 65.0% 101 19.7% 80 2.0% 3 1.5% 1 3.0% 7
UTEP 2.22 117 2.36 97 1.80 123 41.5% 117 69.2% 74 24.0% 119 12.8% 128 6.9% 101 18.4% 128
UTSA 2.17 122 2.20 116 2.05 117 41.3% 121 60.9% 114 23.1% 113 8.8% 111 5.0% 65 13.0% 120
Vanderbilt 2.48 80 2.69 35 1.60 129 48.8% 48 48.0% 129 20.4% 90 5.0% 33 4.0% 42 6.4% 39
Virginia 2.90 13 2.81 17 3.23 10 53.1% 13 92.6% 2 14.4% 12 8.0% 100 7.5% 115 8.9% 86
Virginia Tech 2.53 74 2.38 94 3.01 30 48.6% 49 69.7% 70 17.2% 38 6.2% 57 6.0% 84 6.4% 37
Wake Forest 2.76 24 2.71 26 2.90 39 48.5% 52 72.7% 51 15.2% 17 7.1% 78 7.1% 105 7.0% 45
Washington 2.57 66 2.47 76 3.01 29 49.5% 39 81.3% 12 18.2% 47 5.9% 51 3.7% 34 8.4% 71
Washington State 2.38 94 2.54 60 1.63 128 47.0% 77 70.0% 68 15.0% 15 1.9% 1 1.6% 2 2.5% 3
West Virginia 2.66 43 2.58 52 2.99 33 49.3% 43 64.0% 105 18.4% 53 6.4% 67 7.3% 109 5.1% 27
Western Kentucky 2.66 39 2.67 38 2.64 73 47.2% 74 66.7% 90 18.0% 46 7.4% 83 6.1% 87 8.7% 82
Western Michigan 2.65 46 2.65 40 2.64 72 48.0% 63 68.2% 83 16.4% 26 4.0% 19 4.0% 43 4.0% 12
Wisconsin 3.36 1 3.41 1 3.00 31 60.7% 1 81.5% 11 11.7% 2 8.2% 104 7.8% 117 8.5% 74
Wyoming 2.63 53 2.64 41 2.61 78 49.2% 44 58.3% 119 18.5% 56 7.8% 95 8.5% 121 7.1% 47