Innovative Statistics
Football Outsiders exclusive statistics

2019 NCAA OFFENSIVE 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' 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 3.56 2 3.63 2 3.12 48 61.5% 4 100.0% 1 7.2% 4 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1
Akron 1.33 130 1.23 130 1.64 115 32.2% 127 50.0% 107 39.0% 130 11.9% 120 8.3% 108 15.1% 119
Alabama 2.70 58 2.66 57 3.05 52 44.1% 90 75.0% 55 17.0% 60 3.3% 35 1.7% 29 6.5% 60
Appalachian State 2.78 48 3.19 11 1.49 119 50.8% 45 100.0% 1 17.5% 65 6.5% 78 3.6% 59 11.1% 97
Arizona 2.63 67 2.62 64 2.68 73 49.6% 60 100.0% 1 16.2% 45 4.6% 55 1.9% 33 8.3% 81
Arizona State 2.16 115 2.13 112 2.23 96 42.1% 100 50.0% 107 26.3% 120 10.5% 112 16.3% 128 2.7% 25
Arkansas 2.91 30 2.83 38 3.24 40 54.2% 29 75.0% 55 14.6% 26 4.8% 60 3.3% 54 6.7% 62
Arkansas State 2.65 64 2.66 58 2.59 77 50.8% 46 100.0% 1 21.5% 97 3.8% 45 1.7% 30 6.5% 61
Army 2.61 69 2.85 34 1.56 117 45.3% 80 77.8% 53 17.7% 68 11.8% 117 0.0% 1 15.4% 120
Auburn 2.78 47 2.65 61 3.36 31 49.2% 63 83.3% 35 16.4% 47 3.5% 39 3.9% 62 2.9% 27
Ball State 2.46 83 2.51 72 2.19 99 44.6% 87 66.7% 80 18.5% 79 6.6% 79 6.6% 94 6.7% 62
Baylor 2.78 46 2.39 86 4.42 3 51.6% 43 100.0% 1 19.4% 82 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1
Boise State 2.56 75 2.43 82 3.22 42 46.0% 77 83.3% 35 15.9% 44 8.5% 95 4.8% 76 12.1% 105
Boston College 2.78 50 2.67 56 3.17 44 55.6% 23 85.7% 28 15.1% 35 2.5% 21 2.6% 45 2.4% 20
Bowling Green 2.37 90 2.41 84 2.23 98 42.7% 97 66.7% 80 22.7% 102 1.6% 11 3.0% 47 0.0% 1
Buffalo 2.66 61 2.35 92 3.63 21 44.8% 84 72.7% 64 18.1% 74 3.2% 33 3.2% 50 3.2% 29
BYU 2.33 94 2.16 108 2.87 58 48.8% 64 66.7% 80 17.1% 61 8.2% 92 10.0% 119 5.3% 47
California 2.66 62 2.57 67 2.92 56 49.6% 59 62.5% 93 19.7% 86 12.8% 122 7.1% 99 19.4% 128
Central Florida 2.64 65 2.30 98 3.92 6 58.6% 8 80.0% 45 19.5% 84 1.6% 12 0.0% 1 4.6% 39
Central Michigan 2.85 38 3.09 15 1.73 112 56.0% 21 83.3% 35 16.7% 50 3.4% 38 3.9% 62 2.8% 26
Charlotte 2.80 45 2.62 63 3.56 22 54.4% 27 75.0% 55 15.6% 41 6.8% 81 5.9% 89 8.7% 84
Cincinnati 2.53 78 2.53 71 2.53 82 36.8% 122 100.0% 1 18.4% 78 10.5% 113 8.8% 114 11.9% 103
Clemson 2.96 26 2.78 42 5.50 1 59.7% 5 66.7% 80 17.7% 71 2.3% 19 0.0% 1 5.4% 50
Coastal Carolina 2.80 44 2.72 53 3.29 38 50.0% 49 85.7% 28 15.8% 42 4.7% 58 1.9% 32 9.4% 88
Colorado 2.53 77 2.35 93 3.77 11 45.5% 78 83.3% 35 18.8% 80 4.6% 57 6.9% 96 2.0% 16
Colorado State 2.77 52 2.83 37 2.55 81 52.0% 41 100.0% 1 13.0% 15 4.0% 49 2.9% 46 6.3% 57
Connecticut 2.33 96 2.54 68 0.95 125 41.5% 105 75.0% 55 20.7% 90 11.9% 119 9.1% 115 15.4% 120
Duke 2.88 34 2.65 62 3.55 23 50.0% 49 33.3% 126 13.4% 21 1.2% 7 0.0% 1 3.9% 34
East Carolina 2.63 66 2.46 79 3.27 39 40.9% 110 100.0% 1 18.2% 75 2.8% 23 0.0% 1 5.6% 53
Eastern Michigan 1.88 124 1.74 122 2.48 86 38.5% 118 66.7% 80 33.0% 128 4.1% 51 7.0% 98 0.0% 1
Florida 2.09 118 1.94 118 2.82 60 36.8% 121 40.0% 123 26.3% 120 3.5% 40 5.2% 81 0.0% 1
Florida Atlantic 1.45 129 1.62 126 1.01 124 38.3% 119 66.7% 80 35.1% 129 8.7% 102 0.0% 1 17.7% 124
Florida International 2.18 112 1.76 121 3.32 36 41.7% 102 66.7% 80 21.7% 98 5.6% 67 4.6% 72 6.3% 57
Florida State 2.07 120 1.79 120 3.05 53 50.0% 49 83.3% 35 23.5% 109 7.5% 87 3.1% 49 12.7% 108
Fresno State 2.87 36 2.77 44 3.35 32 51.7% 42 80.0% 45 16.7% 50 8.6% 98 6.3% 91 12.1% 105
Georgia 3.85 1 3.85 1 3.81 9 64.7% 1 50.0% 107 5.9% 2 1.9% 15 0.0% 1 7.7% 75
Georgia Southern 1.62 126 1.58 129 1.73 113 45.2% 81 50.0% 107 21.2% 93 8.0% 90 0.0% 1 13.3% 111
Georgia State 3.10 13 3.09 14 3.11 49 56.9% 14 80.0% 45 14.7% 30 7.2% 85 1.9% 33 16.1% 123
Georgia Tech 2.26 104 2.34 95 2.04 104 47.6% 69 36.4% 125 26.7% 122 12.2% 121 7.1% 99 19.1% 127
Hawaii 2.82 41 2.73 50 3.15 45 52.9% 38 70.0% 74 17.7% 68 3.8% 46 3.3% 53 5.0% 45
Houston 3.24 8 2.95 23 4.10 5 59.0% 6 60.0% 95 13.7% 22 10.5% 113 8.7% 111 13.3% 111
Illinois 2.68 60 2.74 49 2.44 89 49.5% 61 85.7% 28 14.7% 31 9.1% 106 5.8% 87 12.8% 109
Indiana 2.31 99 2.66 60 0.36 130 41.7% 103 83.3% 35 25.0% 114 2.4% 20 0.0% 1 5.4% 50
Iowa 2.84 39 2.90 26 2.60 76 50.0% 49 75.0% 55 16.3% 46 3.2% 31 4.6% 72 0.0% 1
Iowa State 2.92 28 3.18 12 1.58 116 54.1% 30 100.0% 1 14.8% 32 3.8% 44 4.0% 66 3.5% 31
Kansas 2.32 97 2.30 99 2.39 93 48.6% 66 28.6% 127 24.8% 113 5.1% 62 2.0% 35 10.3% 95
Kansas State 3.26 7 3.24 10 3.37 29 56.2% 19 66.7% 80 12.4% 13 3.9% 47 3.0% 47 5.3% 47
Kent State 2.23 109 2.15 110 2.47 87 48.1% 68 66.7% 80 23.4% 108 15.1% 129 15.8% 127 14.3% 116
Kentucky 2.72 55 2.76 46 2.55 80 53.9% 32 45.5% 122 16.5% 49 3.0% 26 0.0% 1 7.1% 72
Liberty 2.44 86 2.49 77 2.02 106 45.0% 82 100.0% 1 16.7% 50 13.2% 124 3.3% 52 33.3% 130
Louisiana Tech 2.37 91 2.66 59 0.53 128 41.9% 101 50.0% 107 20.3% 88 8.5% 96 4.4% 69 13.5% 115
Louisville 2.78 49 2.41 85 3.87 7 57.9% 12 71.4% 67 22.8% 104 10.3% 111 13.2% 124 6.7% 62
LSU 2.75 54 2.77 43 2.61 75 50.8% 46 87.5% 27 16.9% 59 5.4% 65 5.6% 85 4.8% 42
Marshall 3.07 16 2.86 31 3.85 8 53.9% 31 50.0% 107 14.6% 27 4.1% 50 0.0% 1 9.7% 91
Maryland 2.48 80 2.37 89 2.81 63 46.6% 76 50.0% 107 20.6% 89 5.5% 66 5.1% 79 6.3% 57
Massachusetts 2.68 59 2.88 28 2.04 105 50.0% 49 50.0% 107 17.9% 72 8.7% 99 5.1% 80 13.3% 111
Memphis 2.47 82 2.30 101 3.01 54 50.0% 49 70.0% 74 18.4% 77 4.3% 53 2.4% 39 6.9% 69
Miami-FL 2.44 87 2.35 91 2.81 62 44.9% 83 50.0% 107 25.6% 117 14.0% 126 10.9% 122 17.8% 125
Miami-OH 2.57 74 2.46 80 2.90 57 41.0% 108 85.7% 28 16.7% 50 9.0% 105 7.9% 106 10.3% 95
Michigan 2.89 32 2.90 26 2.81 61 48.8% 64 55.6% 104 14.6% 28 8.7% 99 8.1% 107 9.4% 88
Michigan State 2.57 73 2.53 70 2.74 69 43.0% 94 72.7% 64 15.2% 36 2.0% 17 1.7% 30 2.4% 21
Middle Tennessee 3.06 17 3.17 13 2.58 78 56.7% 15 100.0% 1 18.3% 76 7.1% 83 9.4% 117 3.1% 28
Minnesota 2.32 98 2.21 105 2.80 64 42.8% 96 71.4% 67 19.9% 87 13.3% 125 5.7% 86 18.8% 126
Mississippi State 3.35 4 3.25 8 3.78 10 57.5% 13 50.0% 107 10.6% 8 7.6% 88 6.7% 95 8.8% 87
Missouri 2.89 33 2.85 33 3.17 43 50.6% 48 83.3% 35 15.3% 37 4.6% 55 4.8% 76 4.0% 35
Navy 3.28 6 3.29 7 3.23 41 58.3% 9 83.3% 35 11.9% 12 15.4% 130 25.0% 130 0.0% 1
NC State 2.87 35 2.97 21 2.18 100 54.6% 26 57.1% 102 13.0% 15 2.9% 25 1.5% 28 5.4% 50
Nebraska 2.23 108 2.51 74 1.28 121 46.6% 75 81.8% 44 23.3% 107 9.8% 108 6.3% 91 14.7% 118
Nevada 2.43 88 2.41 83 2.47 88 53.1% 37 100.0% 1 21.0% 92 5.7% 70 3.5% 57 7.7% 75
New Mexico 1.57 128 1.87 119 0.95 126 35.7% 124 66.7% 80 32.1% 127 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1
New Mexico State 2.22 110 1.70 124 3.10 50 42.9% 95 100.0% 1 25.7% 118 11.8% 118 15.4% 126 8.1% 80
North Carolina 2.24 107 2.20 107 2.40 91 44.6% 85 70.0% 74 25.9% 119 14.1% 127 8.7% 111 19.6% 129
North Texas 2.81 42 2.94 24 2.29 95 46.9% 72 66.7% 80 14.8% 33 5.2% 64 7.8% 105 2.2% 19
Northern Illinois 2.19 111 2.36 90 1.79 110 35.5% 125 40.0% 123 22.4% 101 8.6% 97 3.8% 61 13.5% 114
Northwestern 3.05 18 2.83 35 3.74 15 55.7% 22 57.1% 102 13.9% 23 7.1% 84 8.6% 110 4.8% 42
Notre Dame 2.71 57 2.49 76 3.52 25 50.0% 49 25.0% 128 16.7% 50 8.7% 99 9.1% 115 7.7% 75
Ohio 3.01 23 3.25 9 1.99 107 53.2% 36 100.0% 1 10.1% 6 8.8% 103 7.3% 102 10.3% 93
Ohio State 3.13 12 3.31 5 2.40 91 58.0% 11 66.7% 80 11.1% 10 6.5% 76 7.1% 99 5.0% 45
Oklahoma 3.14 11 2.83 36 4.46 2 63.5% 2 100.0% 1 16.5% 48 3.3% 36 2.4% 39 5.3% 47
Oklahoma State 2.91 29 2.72 54 3.76 12 56.0% 20 90.0% 26 15.5% 40 3.1% 29 0.0% 1 8.3% 81
Old Dominion 2.56 76 2.23 104 3.36 30 50.0% 49 71.4% 67 17.1% 62 10.0% 109 7.7% 103 14.3% 116
Ole Miss 2.10 117 2.05 114 2.35 94 36.5% 123 71.4% 67 27.8% 123 8.8% 103 3.3% 54 12.0% 104
Oregon 2.59 71 2.43 81 3.72 17 40.5% 112 60.0% 95 10.8% 9 3.6% 42 3.5% 58 3.7% 33
Oregon State 3.08 15 2.75 47 4.13 4 54.2% 28 83.3% 35 18.1% 73 2.2% 18 2.0% 35 2.5% 22
Penn State 2.41 89 2.53 69 2.08 103 42.2% 99 60.0% 95 12.5% 14 5.8% 72 4.4% 69 8.3% 81
Pittsburgh 2.29 101 2.13 111 2.75 68 39.3% 115 50.0% 107 23.8% 110 5.8% 73 5.1% 78 6.9% 69
Purdue 1.58 127 1.59 127 1.54 118 28.3% 130 50.0% 107 25.0% 114 3.1% 27 0.0% 1 7.4% 74
Rice 2.44 85 2.32 96 2.73 70 44.6% 86 60.0% 95 23.0% 105 8.2% 92 7.7% 103 8.7% 84
Rutgers 3.05 19 2.98 19 3.33 33 46.7% 73 100.0% 1 6.7% 3 3.6% 43 3.2% 50 4.2% 37
San Diego State 2.16 113 1.97 117 2.82 59 39.1% 116 50.0% 107 28.1% 125 3.4% 37 5.6% 83 1.9% 15
San Jose State 2.35 93 2.30 99 2.56 79 41.5% 104 60.0% 95 24.5% 112 3.2% 32 2.5% 41 4.4% 38
SMU 2.81 43 2.82 39 2.77 67 50.0% 49 72.7% 64 13.4% 20 3.1% 29 0.0% 1 6.8% 68
South Alabama 2.29 102 2.60 66 1.30 120 40.2% 114 100.0% 1 22.3% 100 7.3% 86 3.3% 54 10.3% 93
South Carolina 3.30 5 3.44 3 2.72 71 56.5% 17 80.0% 45 13.0% 17 5.8% 71 5.4% 82 6.7% 62
South Florida 2.08 119 1.59 128 3.73 16 31.6% 129 80.0% 45 28.1% 124 10.8% 116 10.3% 120 11.4% 101
Southern Miss 2.02 121 2.04 115 1.98 108 40.3% 113 71.4% 67 19.5% 83 4.7% 58 0.0% 1 11.1% 97
Stanford 2.33 95 2.39 87 2.14 101 41.0% 108 77.8% 53 16.7% 50 4.4% 54 5.6% 83 2.6% 24
Syracuse 2.46 84 2.34 94 2.80 66 42.7% 97 66.7% 80 21.3% 94 14.3% 128 17.3% 129 9.4% 88
TCU 3.47 3 3.44 4 3.75 14 56.5% 18 75.0% 55 4.8% 1 6.2% 74 2.6% 43 11.5% 102
Temple 2.25 105 2.26 103 2.23 97 49.2% 62 75.0% 55 22.2% 99 1.4% 9 0.0% 1 4.0% 35
Tennessee 2.87 37 2.96 22 2.51 84 54.6% 25 70.0% 74 17.5% 66 5.7% 69 6.9% 96 3.3% 30
Texas 3.03 22 2.93 25 3.41 27 53.4% 35 71.4% 67 15.1% 34 5.6% 67 3.9% 65 9.7% 91
Texas A&M 2.62 68 2.61 65 2.80 64 47.4% 70 85.7% 28 17.5% 67 3.3% 34 2.5% 41 4.8% 42
Texas State 2.16 114 1.67 125 3.64 19 31.8% 128 60.0% 95 25.0% 114 8.4% 94 8.7% 111 8.0% 79
Texas Tech 2.82 40 2.72 51 3.32 35 46.7% 73 90.9% 25 14.7% 29 1.4% 10 1.1% 25 2.1% 17
Toledo 3.19 9 3.04 17 3.52 24 56.6% 16 100.0% 1 11.3% 11 7.8% 89 10.3% 121 4.6% 39
Troy 3.15 10 3.29 6 0.90 127 45.5% 79 100.0% 1 9.1% 5 8.1% 91 4.2% 67 15.4% 120
Tulane 2.77 51 2.71 55 3.01 55 52.8% 39 100.0% 1 16.9% 58 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1
Tulsa 1.78 125 1.74 123 1.89 109 41.3% 106 85.7% 28 24.0% 111 6.7% 80 6.4% 93 7.0% 71
UAB 2.11 116 2.20 106 1.74 111 38.0% 120 0.0% 129 17.7% 70 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1
UCLA 1.90 123 2.12 113 1.23 123 43.2% 93 62.5% 93 29.6% 126 9.6% 107 8.5% 109 11.1% 97
UL-Lafayette 3.04 21 2.88 29 3.64 20 62.0% 3 75.0% 55 10.1% 6 2.7% 22 4.3% 68 0.0% 1
UL-Monroe 2.94 27 2.72 52 3.75 13 47.1% 71 71.4% 67 14.3% 25 1.6% 12 2.6% 43 0.0% 1
UNLV 2.98 24 2.81 41 3.64 18 50.0% 49 84.6% 34 13.1% 18 12.9% 123 14.7% 125 11.1% 97
USC 2.72 56 2.76 45 2.50 85 53.5% 34 69.2% 78 15.8% 43 3.5% 41 2.4% 38 6.7% 62
Utah 2.90 31 2.97 20 2.52 83 58.9% 7 53.9% 105 19.6% 85 0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.0% 1
Utah State 2.76 53 2.81 40 2.43 90 44.2% 88 60.0% 95 15.4% 38 1.2% 8 0.0% 1 3.6% 32
UTEP 2.29 100 2.86 32 0.37 129 51.5% 44 0.0% 129 22.7% 103 10.0% 109 11.8% 123 8.7% 84
UTSA 2.61 70 2.32 97 3.37 28 52.2% 40 75.0% 55 18.8% 81 10.6% 115 9.4% 117 12.5% 107
Vanderbilt 2.28 103 2.01 116 3.14 47 41.3% 107 80.0% 45 17.4% 64 6.5% 77 2.2% 37 12.9% 110
Virginia 2.97 25 2.87 30 3.31 37 55.6% 23 100.0% 1 16.7% 50 5.1% 63 4.7% 75 5.9% 55
Virginia Tech 2.37 92 2.29 102 2.72 72 43.6% 91 91.7% 24 21.4% 95 6.8% 82 5.8% 87 7.8% 78
Wake Forest 2.52 79 2.49 75 2.66 74 43.5% 92 52.9% 106 21.4% 95 3.9% 47 4.6% 74 2.6% 23
Washington 3.09 14 3.05 16 3.33 33 58.1% 10 80.0% 45 14.0% 24 6.2% 75 5.9% 89 6.7% 62
Washington State 2.65 63 2.74 48 2.10 102 48.6% 67 100.0% 1 17.1% 63 1.9% 16 1.2% 26 5.6% 53
West Virginia 2.25 106 2.51 73 1.65 114 33.9% 126 50.0% 107 21.0% 91 4.8% 60 3.7% 60 5.9% 55
Western Kentucky 1.95 122 2.15 109 1.28 122 40.7% 111 80.0% 45 23.1% 106 1.7% 14 1.5% 27 2.1% 17
Western Michigan 2.47 81 2.37 88 3.14 46 38.9% 117 50.0% 107 16.7% 50 3.1% 27 4.4% 69 0.0% 1
Wisconsin 3.05 20 3.01 18 3.50 26 53.9% 33 100.0% 1 15.4% 38 2.9% 24 0.0% 1 7.1% 72
Wyoming 2.58 72 2.47 78 3.07 51 44.1% 89 69.2% 78 13.2% 19 4.2% 52 3.9% 62 4.6% 39