Innovative Statistics
Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 11/9/19

Pulling the ideas mostly from Football Outsiders’ pro stats, below are the following offensive line stats for each of FBS' 130 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 3.09 5 3.18 2 2.60 75 54.5% 14 88.9% 5 10.9% 3 4.5% 32 2.5% 17 6.1% 46
Akron 1.55 130 1.34 130 2.13 115 37.5% 128 81.8% 18 29.2% 130 11.6% 124 9.9% 122 13.6% 115
Alabama 2.89 22 3.04 8 2.18 110 55.4% 7 73.7% 59 16.3% 36 3.5% 12 3.5% 32 3.5% 12
Appalachian State 2.64 52 2.60 47 2.79 59 48.1% 54 68.8% 86 17.4% 50 4.9% 41 3.5% 31 6.9% 55
Arizona 2.72 40 2.76 29 2.57 81 50.0% 36 87.0% 11 15.7% 24 7.3% 91 5.1% 70 10.0% 101
Arizona State 2.44 82 2.28 103 2.92 50 45.1% 89 65.2% 98 22.4% 103 7.3% 90 7.3% 110 7.2% 58
Arkansas 2.58 63 2.47 69 3.11 32 48.9% 48 64.7% 100 19.7% 72 4.2% 25 3.5% 32 5.1% 27
Arkansas State 2.63 56 2.56 55 2.81 55 48.9% 49 79.0% 33 19.8% 73 8.2% 106 8.1% 119 8.3% 76
Army 2.91 18 2.87 19 3.06 36 48.6% 50 84.6% 15 10.4% 1 10.6% 119 4.6% 62 15.0% 123
Auburn 2.69 42 2.61 44 3.06 37 47.2% 63 71.9% 70 14.3% 14 5.2% 49 3.6% 41 7.0% 57
Ball State 2.72 39 2.61 43 3.15 28 49.2% 43 72.2% 67 15.6% 23 7.4% 95 7.2% 108 7.8% 72
Baylor 2.53 68 2.35 91 3.46 7 47.1% 69 71.4% 72 21.3% 91 8.0% 103 7.6% 114 8.4% 78
Boise State 2.81 29 2.71 33 3.37 12 50.3% 34 66.7% 93 15.7% 26 6.7% 75 4.5% 61 9.8% 97
Boston College 2.88 23 2.78 26 3.35 14 52.7% 22 88.4% 8 13.7% 10 1.7% 1 0.9% 3 2.4% 3
Bowling Green 2.42 87 2.59 50 1.58 130 44.7% 94 55.6% 119 22.4% 103 5.5% 58 6.1% 89 5.0% 26
Buffalo 2.75 36 2.75 31 2.74 64 49.4% 41 78.8% 35 16.7% 38 3.1% 7 3.6% 36 2.4% 5
BYU 2.46 76 2.40 81 2.72 66 48.3% 52 61.1% 109 17.7% 59 6.9% 81 5.6% 77 8.9% 85
California 2.49 72 2.21 110 3.36 13 45.6% 84 54.2% 121 21.1% 89 12.5% 126 11.5% 124 13.6% 115
Central Florida 2.51 70 2.35 94 3.01 42 47.2% 64 71.4% 72 19.6% 70 6.5% 72 3.2% 25 11.7% 111
Central Michigan 2.89 21 2.95 12 2.65 72 53.1% 21 70.0% 80 14.5% 17 4.4% 28 3.6% 39 5.6% 38
Charlotte 2.86 24 2.81 23 3.04 39 55.2% 9 86.7% 12 14.2% 12 5.5% 57 4.6% 64 6.9% 55
Cincinnati 2.70 41 2.65 40 2.88 51 45.9% 81 69.2% 85 15.9% 30 7.2% 85 5.6% 76 9.4% 93
Clemson 3.32 1 3.11 4 4.37 1 60.7% 2 76.9% 40 11.6% 4 2.1% 3 0.7% 2 4.7% 22
Coastal Carolina 2.63 55 2.53 60 3.11 33 45.6% 83 77.4% 38 17.5% 51 5.4% 53 4.4% 59 6.8% 53
Colorado 2.76 35 2.64 41 3.44 9 49.1% 46 84.9% 14 15.8% 28 3.7% 18 3.9% 48 3.4% 11
Colorado State 2.32 103 2.41 76 2.01 120 44.6% 95 57.9% 118 21.2% 90 4.7% 37 3.2% 24 6.8% 54
Connecticut 2.32 100 2.40 79 2.04 118 42.6% 112 68.8% 86 23.6% 114 7.5% 99 7.1% 106 8.0% 74
Duke 2.65 47 2.49 68 3.17 26 44.1% 100 66.7% 93 14.4% 16 4.1% 22 3.8% 44 4.5% 19
East Carolina 2.27 109 2.22 108 2.45 95 42.0% 113 78.6% 37 24.2% 116 4.5% 34 4.1% 53 5.0% 25
Eastern Michigan 2.15 118 1.97 125 2.87 52 41.7% 115 76.5% 45 26.7% 127 5.1% 48 5.5% 75 4.5% 21
Florida 2.39 90 2.24 105 2.99 45 39.1% 125 55.0% 120 20.6% 80 6.1% 69 4.6% 63 9.0% 89
Florida Atlantic 2.08 123 2.01 123 2.27 107 41.4% 118 64.7% 100 25.6% 125 6.7% 75 3.9% 46 9.9% 99
Florida International 2.32 104 2.22 107 2.66 68 47.2% 65 69.6% 84 19.2% 66 4.4% 31 3.6% 36 5.5% 34
Florida State 2.14 121 2.01 122 2.53 86 46.7% 71 68.0% 91 24.3% 117 9.3% 112 5.8% 81 14.1% 119
Fresno State 2.77 34 2.66 38 3.16 27 49.3% 42 70.6% 76 17.5% 53 5.1% 46 3.3% 28 7.8% 70
Georgia 3.04 8 3.17 3 2.47 93 54.9% 12 72.2% 67 13.2% 7 2.2% 4 2.1% 11 2.3% 2
Georgia Southern 2.31 105 2.29 101 2.34 104 46.6% 72 75.0% 51 17.6% 54 16.3% 130 13.6% 130 18.8% 129
Georgia State 3.10 4 3.05 7 3.42 11 56.7% 5 81.0% 21 13.4% 8 4.7% 38 1.8% 8 9.4% 95
Georgia Tech 2.44 80 2.30 99 2.79 59 49.0% 47 41.2% 130 23.4% 112 10.0% 114 2.9% 21 17.2% 128
Hawaii 2.95 16 2.83 21 3.31 15 53.7% 15 76.9% 40 17.3% 49 3.3% 11 2.4% 14 5.3% 31
Houston 2.90 20 2.78 25 3.21 22 53.7% 16 73.3% 61 15.9% 29 10.8% 120 7.2% 109 15.9% 127
Illinois 2.41 89 2.27 104 2.92 49 47.7% 60 80.0% 26 19.4% 69 10.5% 118 6.4% 94 14.4% 121
Indiana 2.30 107 2.36 88 1.91 123 42.9% 109 81.0% 21 25.0% 122 3.5% 13 2.4% 13 5.2% 29
Iowa 2.60 59 2.52 64 3.00 44 47.5% 62 75.9% 50 19.0% 65 5.6% 61 5.4% 73 5.8% 45
Iowa State 2.65 50 2.66 39 2.60 78 50.0% 36 81.3% 19 19.9% 75 3.5% 14 4.2% 55 2.4% 3
Kansas 2.33 99 2.40 78 2.06 117 46.0% 80 60.0% 112 23.8% 115 4.6% 36 3.8% 45 5.5% 35
Kansas State 2.58 64 2.59 51 2.56 82 51.1% 29 73.3% 61 23.0% 109 7.4% 94 7.6% 113 7.2% 60
Kent State 2.43 84 2.34 95 2.65 69 51.4% 27 80.0% 26 22.1% 101 11.3% 122 11.0% 123 11.9% 112
Kentucky 2.65 48 2.51 65 3.14 30 49.6% 40 50.0% 122 17.5% 52 5.9% 65 0.9% 3 11.2% 107
Liberty 2.66 46 2.56 56 3.18 25 51.8% 25 68.8% 86 16.4% 37 6.6% 73 2.5% 16 13.8% 117
Louisiana Tech 2.77 33 2.80 24 2.62 74 47.1% 67 76.5% 45 17.6% 57 5.3% 51 3.6% 42 7.6% 67
Louisville 2.35 95 2.11 119 3.05 38 50.3% 35 58.8% 115 25.5% 124 11.6% 125 11.8% 125 11.4% 110
LSU 2.95 15 3.08 6 2.30 105 52.4% 24 76.7% 44 16.7% 40 6.2% 70 5.8% 82 7.5% 64
Marshall 2.77 32 2.77 28 2.77 61 52.7% 23 76.0% 47 17.2% 46 5.5% 56 5.4% 72 5.6% 39
Maryland 2.43 85 2.39 82 2.54 85 48.3% 53 64.3% 103 21.5% 95 8.9% 111 6.7% 99 12.4% 113
Massachusetts 2.34 97 2.44 73 2.03 119 43.6% 104 47.1% 128 22.4% 105 4.5% 33 2.4% 15 7.2% 60
Memphis 2.33 98 2.33 97 2.35 101 47.8% 57 62.5% 105 21.5% 94 6.0% 67 4.0% 51 9.0% 88
Miami-FL 2.34 96 2.28 102 2.59 79 42.9% 110 44.4% 129 24.4% 119 10.3% 116 6.4% 94 15.1% 124
Miami-OH 2.06 124 2.20 111 1.72 126 40.2% 123 66.7% 93 26.9% 128 8.1% 105 6.7% 100 10.0% 101
Michigan 2.65 51 2.57 54 3.02 41 47.2% 66 75.0% 51 16.1% 32 5.7% 62 4.6% 64 7.3% 62
Michigan State 2.19 116 2.12 117 2.46 94 44.2% 99 66.7% 93 23.5% 113 3.7% 17 4.2% 56 3.0% 10
Middle Tennessee 2.96 14 2.94 13 3.03 40 55.1% 11 100.0% 1 16.7% 40 6.0% 67 7.5% 112 3.9% 15
Minnesota 2.68 44 2.63 42 2.85 54 48.4% 51 76.0% 47 17.9% 60 8.0% 102 2.8% 20 14.0% 118
Mississippi State 2.96 13 2.82 22 3.51 6 50.7% 31 75.0% 51 15.0% 20 10.3% 117 7.3% 111 14.1% 120
Missouri 2.64 53 2.53 61 3.07 35 45.1% 88 76.0% 47 17.1% 44 6.6% 74 5.2% 71 8.9% 86
Navy 2.90 19 2.72 32 3.45 8 51.4% 26 83.3% 16 15.7% 25 11.5% 123 12.8% 128 9.1% 90
NC State 2.25 111 2.37 86 1.66 128 44.6% 96 50.0% 122 24.4% 120 3.8% 19 1.8% 9 6.6% 49
Nebraska 2.32 102 2.31 98 2.38 98 46.3% 78 76.9% 40 20.7% 82 7.2% 87 4.4% 60 11.0% 106
Nevada 2.15 119 2.11 118 2.27 108 41.1% 119 73.1% 63 22.1% 101 5.6% 59 3.0% 23 8.3% 77
New Mexico 2.58 65 2.59 52 2.56 83 49.8% 38 80.0% 26 18.8% 64 3.9% 20 2.7% 19 5.6% 36
New Mexico State 2.37 93 2.59 48 1.71 127 46.5% 77 88.9% 5 20.8% 83 7.9% 101 6.9% 103 9.2% 91
North Carolina 2.46 77 2.41 77 2.65 70 47.7% 59 70.4% 79 22.8% 107 8.7% 110 7.7% 116 9.9% 100
North Texas 2.38 91 2.43 74 2.18 113 45.1% 90 61.9% 107 21.3% 92 3.6% 16 4.1% 52 3.0% 9
Northern Illinois 2.20 115 2.15 116 2.36 100 43.7% 103 68.8% 86 21.9% 99 7.2% 86 5.8% 84 8.8% 84
Northwestern 2.42 86 2.35 89 2.60 76 44.3% 98 47.4% 127 21.0% 86 6.8% 78 7.9% 118 5.7% 40
Notre Dame 2.54 67 2.38 85 3.00 43 44.8% 93 60.9% 111 20.2% 76 3.9% 21 3.7% 43 4.3% 18
Ohio 2.98 10 3.02 10 2.79 57 55.4% 8 80.0% 26 13.9% 11 7.1% 83 7.1% 106 7.2% 58
Ohio State 3.25 2 3.19 1 3.43 10 57.3% 4 92.3% 3 10.7% 2 7.5% 98 5.8% 83 10.6% 104
Oklahoma 2.94 17 2.87 18 3.26 18 61.5% 1 100.0% 1 17.3% 47 5.0% 42 5.5% 74 4.1% 17
Oklahoma State 2.75 37 2.68 36 2.96 46 49.2% 44 80.0% 26 17.1% 45 7.4% 93 8.3% 120 6.3% 47
Old Dominion 1.86 127 1.60 128 2.42 96 40.5% 120 47.6% 126 26.1% 126 13.1% 127 8.3% 121 19.2% 130
Ole Miss 2.45 79 2.39 84 2.68 67 43.3% 107 72.4% 65 21.8% 98 5.9% 63 6.0% 85 5.8% 43
Oregon 2.61 57 2.57 53 2.81 56 48.1% 55 75.0% 51 13.1% 6 4.7% 38 4.3% 57 5.3% 32
Oregon State 2.85 27 2.60 46 3.80 3 53.4% 17 81.0% 21 18.3% 61 6.9% 82 7.8% 117 5.8% 44
Penn State 2.46 78 2.45 71 2.49 90 46.9% 70 81.3% 19 15.9% 30 5.4% 52 2.0% 10 10.8% 105
Pittsburgh 2.43 83 2.41 75 2.52 88 45.4% 85 71.4% 72 21.1% 88 5.2% 50 5.6% 78 4.7% 23
Purdue 2.02 125 2.03 121 1.99 122 39.7% 124 68.8% 86 22.9% 108 5.5% 55 3.0% 22 8.7% 81
Rice 2.21 114 2.16 115 2.38 99 41.6% 116 64.3% 103 21.9% 100 10.0% 115 4.7% 67 15.7% 126
Rutgers 2.42 88 2.33 96 2.74 65 44.0% 101 75.0% 51 20.4% 78 7.3% 89 6.7% 101 7.8% 71
San Diego State 2.32 101 2.21 109 2.76 63 43.6% 105 72.4% 65 23.3% 111 5.9% 64 5.0% 69 6.6% 50
San Jose State 2.09 122 1.97 124 2.48 92 42.7% 111 62.5% 105 25.1% 123 2.5% 5 0.4% 1 5.7% 41
SMU 2.38 92 2.49 67 1.64 129 43.3% 106 71.4% 72 19.8% 74 3.6% 15 0.9% 5 6.7% 52
South Alabama 2.30 106 2.35 92 2.18 111 40.5% 120 60.0% 112 21.7% 97 9.5% 113 6.6% 98 12.6% 114
South Carolina 2.68 45 2.70 34 2.58 80 44.6% 97 50.0% 122 17.1% 43 5.6% 60 4.3% 58 7.4% 63
South Florida 3.06 7 2.85 20 3.83 2 53.1% 19 88.9% 5 14.2% 13 13.3% 128 12.0% 126 14.8% 122
Southern Miss 2.00 126 1.86 126 2.60 77 39.0% 126 75.0% 51 23.1% 110 4.9% 40 2.1% 12 7.9% 73
Stanford 2.60 58 2.59 49 2.64 73 45.0% 91 73.7% 59 16.7% 39 6.7% 75 6.2% 91 7.6% 66
Syracuse 2.44 81 2.18 113 3.12 31 41.6% 117 70.6% 76 20.2% 76 13.6% 129 12.2% 127 15.4% 125
TCU 2.85 26 2.76 30 3.26 19 49.7% 39 80.0% 26 16.2% 35 6.9% 79 5.0% 68 9.2% 92
Temple 2.24 112 2.30 100 2.00 121 43.1% 108 67.7% 92 21.4% 93 5.1% 47 4.0% 50 6.7% 51
Tennessee 2.49 71 2.40 80 2.76 62 45.7% 82 70.0% 80 21.0% 86 6.0% 66 4.6% 66 7.6% 67
Texas 2.98 11 3.01 11 2.86 53 53.1% 20 70.0% 80 13.5% 9 6.9% 80 6.0% 87 8.4% 78
Texas A&M 2.64 54 2.68 37 2.38 97 47.7% 58 82.4% 17 16.8% 42 7.4% 95 5.7% 80 9.8% 98
Texas State 1.67 129 1.65 127 1.73 125 34.9% 130 65.0% 99 27.8% 129 6.3% 71 6.2% 90 6.5% 48
Texas Tech 2.78 31 2.52 63 3.75 4 48.0% 56 78.8% 35 17.6% 55 3.1% 6 2.6% 18 4.0% 16
Toledo 2.97 12 2.94 14 3.08 34 54.6% 13 59.3% 114 14.3% 14 8.1% 104 6.0% 87 11.2% 108
Troy 2.82 28 2.77 27 3.25 21 50.6% 32 87.5% 10 14.9% 19 5.0% 42 3.4% 30 8.2% 75
Tulane 3.06 6 3.03 9 3.19 24 56.4% 6 90.9% 4 14.8% 18 5.0% 44 6.0% 86 3.7% 14
Tulsa 2.14 120 2.08 120 2.34 103 37.6% 127 80.5% 25 20.7% 81 7.8% 100 6.9% 103 8.6% 80
UAB 2.18 117 2.16 114 2.28 106 42.0% 114 61.1% 109 21.7% 96 4.6% 35 3.6% 36 5.6% 36
UCLA 2.48 73 2.55 57 2.25 109 49.1% 45 58.8% 115 20.9% 85 7.3% 92 6.5% 96 8.7% 82
UL-Lafayette 3.17 3 3.09 5 3.58 5 58.8% 3 75.0% 51 11.6% 5 4.1% 23 3.5% 34 5.1% 28
UL-Monroe 3.00 9 2.91 15 3.27 17 51.3% 28 79.0% 33 15.4% 22 3.1% 8 3.4% 29 2.8% 8
UNLV 2.65 49 2.53 62 3.15 29 46.5% 74 61.3% 108 16.2% 34 8.2% 107 6.9% 102 9.6% 96
USC 2.47 75 2.46 70 2.49 89 50.9% 30 76.9% 40 17.7% 58 4.4% 27 4.2% 54 4.8% 24
Utah 2.68 43 2.69 35 2.65 71 53.2% 18 65.4% 97 18.6% 62 5.0% 44 6.5% 97 2.6% 7
Utah State 2.48 74 2.55 58 2.08 116 45.0% 91 72.7% 64 22.7% 106 3.2% 9 1.7% 7 5.2% 30
UTEP 2.26 110 2.19 112 2.52 87 46.5% 75 72.2% 67 19.4% 68 11.1% 121 13.3% 129 8.7% 83
UTSA 2.51 69 2.35 93 2.92 48 47.6% 61 75.0% 51 18.6% 62 8.4% 109 6.3% 92 11.4% 109
Vanderbilt 2.36 94 2.36 87 2.34 102 46.3% 79 58.8% 115 24.3% 118 7.5% 97 6.3% 93 8.9% 87
Virginia 2.59 61 2.54 59 2.79 58 47.1% 68 70.0% 80 19.7% 71 8.3% 108 7.7% 115 9.4% 94
Virginia Tech 2.30 108 2.24 106 2.49 91 45.4% 86 80.8% 24 19.4% 67 7.2% 87 7.0% 105 7.6% 65
Wake Forest 2.54 66 2.44 72 2.95 47 40.3% 122 64.5% 102 17.6% 56 3.2% 10 3.9% 47 2.2% 1
Washington 2.85 25 2.90 16 2.55 84 55.2% 10 70.6% 76 15.7% 27 4.2% 24 3.9% 49 4.5% 20
Washington State 2.59 60 2.50 66 3.20 23 50.4% 33 50.0% 122 20.9% 84 2.1% 2 1.6% 6 3.5% 12
West Virginia 1.76 128 1.59 129 2.17 114 36.0% 129 80.0% 26 24.6% 121 4.2% 26 3.3% 27 5.4% 33
Western Kentucky 2.22 113 2.35 90 1.78 124 45.4% 86 88.0% 9 20.5% 79 4.4% 29 3.6% 35 5.7% 42
Western Michigan 2.73 38 2.60 45 3.29 16 46.5% 76 77.4% 38 17.3% 48 4.4% 29 5.7% 79 2.5% 6
Wisconsin 2.79 30 2.89 17 2.18 112 46.6% 72 85.7% 13 15.1% 21 5.4% 54 3.2% 26 7.7% 69
Wyoming 2.59 62 2.39 83 3.26 20 43.9% 102 71.9% 70 16.1% 33 7.1% 83 3.6% 39 10.6% 103