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2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of Saturday 12/7/19

Pulling the ideas mostly from Football Outsiders’ NFL 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 NFL 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 NFL 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 2.97 9 3.09 2 2.34 104 52.8% 14 90.2% 1 12.1% 3 3.5% 13 1.9% 7 4.7% 17
Akron 1.77 129 1.59 129 2.29 108 40.7% 123 64.3% 100 26.8% 130 13.5% 128 10.3% 125 17.2% 129
Alabama 2.85 18 2.95 9 2.42 98 54.6% 5 76.0% 40 17.1% 44 3.3% 9 3.7% 39 2.7% 4
Appalachian State 2.68 47 2.57 56 3.05 35 49.3% 49 75.0% 45 16.2% 29 4.7% 31 3.1% 25 6.9% 57
Arizona 2.72 37 2.80 20 2.46 94 49.5% 47 79.3% 21 15.2% 17 6.9% 82 4.5% 62 9.9% 97
Arizona State 2.54 67 2.49 65 2.69 69 46.8% 72 73.3% 56 20.7% 86 7.8% 98 8.0% 115 7.6% 66
Arkansas 2.60 54 2.47 69 3.07 32 49.7% 46 68.2% 83 18.8% 60 4.2% 25 3.1% 25 5.6% 35
Arkansas State 2.53 71 2.42 84 2.89 48 46.6% 77 67.9% 88 21.3% 96 8.3% 104 7.6% 112 9.3% 93
Army 3.03 4 3.00 5 3.14 23 51.4% 29 84.5% 13 9.8% 1 9.8% 117 5.3% 77 13.6% 115
Auburn 2.62 51 2.50 64 3.15 22 47.2% 65 71.4% 69 14.9% 15 4.3% 30 2.6% 16 6.4% 47
Ball State 2.74 33 2.66 35 3.11 26 49.7% 45 72.5% 64 16.2% 30 7.1% 87 7.3% 108 6.9% 59
Baylor 2.59 57 2.43 81 3.29 15 47.4% 62 76.9% 32 21.5% 100 8.4% 106 8.4% 118 8.4% 78
Boise State 2.85 17 2.74 25 3.50 7 52.3% 17 76.5% 36 15.2% 18 6.4% 72 4.2% 56 9.2% 92
Boston College 2.83 21 2.74 27 3.18 18 51.5% 27 89.8% 2 14.4% 9 3.3% 7 2.3% 10 4.1% 12
Bowling Green 2.35 99 2.60 45 1.23 130 45.9% 83 57.9% 117 21.4% 98 4.7% 32 5.7% 82 3.8% 9
Buffalo 2.78 29 2.76 23 2.83 54 50.0% 39 79.6% 19 16.5% 37 2.4% 1 2.8% 21 1.9% 1
BYU 2.63 50 2.57 54 2.83 56 51.3% 30 65.0% 95 15.8% 25 6.7% 77 5.0% 70 9.4% 94
California 2.53 70 2.28 105 3.40 9 45.2% 91 62.1% 106 20.4% 81 11.3% 122 10.5% 126 12.1% 107
Central Florida 2.48 80 2.27 107 3.10 29 48.0% 58 73.0% 60 20.3% 80 5.4% 50 3.0% 23 8.9% 87
Central Michigan 2.85 19 2.90 13 2.60 82 52.1% 21 74.4% 50 14.8% 12 4.3% 28 3.9% 44 4.9% 21
Charlotte 2.81 25 2.76 24 3.02 37 54.4% 7 88.9% 4 16.4% 35 4.8% 34 4.1% 53 5.9% 39
Cincinnati 2.69 43 2.65 37 2.86 52 47.3% 63 73.3% 56 16.6% 38 8.4% 105 6.6% 101 10.2% 99
Clemson 3.22 1 3.13 1 3.75 1 61.5% 1 75.0% 45 11.9% 2 2.9% 4 1.5% 6 5.3% 26
Coastal Carolina 2.68 45 2.58 52 3.16 21 46.7% 75 74.0% 53 15.9% 26 5.9% 61 5.9% 86 6.0% 41
Colorado 2.79 28 2.69 32 3.31 14 50.1% 38 85.3% 10 15.7% 24 4.3% 27 3.9% 43 4.7% 19
Colorado State 2.34 101 2.38 89 2.19 114 43.4% 107 50.0% 125 20.8% 89 5.4% 53 3.8% 40 7.9% 73
Connecticut 2.33 103 2.32 98 2.35 102 42.2% 114 57.9% 117 23.5% 117 7.3% 90 6.6% 100 8.1% 74
Duke 2.47 83 2.38 90 2.72 66 42.4% 113 64.7% 98 16.6% 39 6.9% 81 6.4% 97 7.4% 65
East Carolina 2.21 117 2.14 118 2.49 92 42.0% 116 75.0% 45 24.9% 124 3.6% 15 3.2% 28 4.0% 10
Eastern Michigan 2.31 106 2.23 111 2.65 76 46.5% 79 64.0% 101 24.5% 121 4.3% 29 4.5% 61 4.1% 12
Florida 2.33 102 2.14 117 3.11 27 39.3% 125 60.0% 112 21.8% 102 5.8% 58 4.4% 59 8.5% 81
Florida Atlantic 2.21 118 2.08 120 2.53 90 43.3% 109 68.0% 85 24.7% 122 5.9% 60 3.0% 23 9.4% 94
Florida International 2.28 111 2.20 113 2.53 89 46.5% 78 68.0% 85 19.4% 71 3.8% 20 2.8% 19 5.1% 23
Florida State 2.19 120 2.07 122 2.57 86 45.9% 83 65.5% 94 23.1% 113 9.4% 114 6.1% 90 13.9% 117
Fresno State 2.66 49 2.55 59 3.06 34 47.9% 59 56.5% 121 18.7% 59 5.8% 58 4.6% 63 7.8% 69
Georgia 2.84 20 3.05 3 2.12 116 52.3% 18 76.2% 38 15.5% 22 3.2% 6 2.4% 13 4.3% 14
Georgia Southern 2.36 97 2.36 92 2.36 101 46.1% 82 68.0% 85 19.1% 66 14.8% 129 13.5% 130 16.2% 127
Georgia State 2.93 11 2.90 14 3.08 31 53.5% 11 80.0% 17 14.9% 14 4.8% 34 1.4% 5 10.1% 98
Georgia Tech 2.36 98 2.25 110 2.64 77 47.7% 60 48.0% 129 23.0% 111 8.6% 108 2.4% 11 15.4% 126
Hawaii 2.73 35 2.63 40 3.07 33 51.6% 25 77.5% 29 19.3% 68 3.3% 8 3.2% 29 3.6% 7
Houston 2.70 42 2.59 47 3.03 36 49.8% 44 65.0% 95 18.3% 56 10.0% 119 7.3% 107 13.8% 116
Illinois 2.41 92 2.29 102 2.85 53 47.1% 67 85.7% 8 19.3% 69 10.3% 120 6.4% 96 14.1% 119
Indiana 2.37 96 2.39 87 2.24 112 42.0% 115 72.4% 65 23.1% 115 5.0% 42 4.6% 65 5.6% 32
Iowa 2.49 74 2.44 80 2.76 62 47.0% 69 80.6% 16 21.0% 92 4.9% 39 4.4% 60 5.5% 30
Iowa State 2.48 81 2.46 75 2.54 87 48.1% 57 68.2% 83 20.9% 90 3.0% 5 3.5% 32 2.3% 2
Kansas 2.26 112 2.31 99 2.10 118 44.8% 93 50.0% 125 25.5% 127 4.9% 37 3.3% 30 6.8% 56
Kansas State 2.45 86 2.46 78 2.44 96 48.8% 52 79.0% 22 22.9% 109 7.0% 84 6.9% 104 7.1% 63
Kent State 2.55 63 2.42 83 2.90 47 52.2% 19 77.8% 26 20.4% 82 11.3% 123 9.5% 122 14.4% 120
Kentucky 2.83 22 2.66 34 3.41 8 53.3% 12 53.1% 122 16.0% 27 5.9% 63 0.8% 1 11.3% 104
Liberty 2.80 26 2.71 30 3.34 11 54.1% 8 76.2% 38 15.7% 23 6.1% 69 2.6% 15 12.1% 106
Louisiana Tech 2.49 77 2.59 49 2.03 121 44.4% 100 67.9% 88 19.1% 65 5.9% 64 4.0% 48 8.5% 84
Louisville 2.42 90 2.17 116 3.12 24 49.8% 43 70.8% 72 24.0% 119 11.4% 124 10.1% 124 12.7% 111
LSU 2.92 13 2.97 8 2.60 84 52.2% 20 79.0% 22 17.3% 46 6.0% 65 5.5% 81 7.0% 62
Marshall 2.76 31 2.73 28 2.91 44 51.4% 28 72.7% 61 17.0% 42 6.4% 74 4.9% 68 8.5% 83
Maryland 2.46 85 2.47 73 2.43 97 49.8% 42 62.1% 106 22.1% 106 9.9% 118 6.3% 95 14.8% 124
Massachusetts 2.23 116 2.27 106 2.10 117 41.7% 118 50.0% 125 24.3% 120 4.0% 23 2.0% 8 6.3% 45
Memphis 2.34 100 2.36 93 2.29 109 49.9% 41 72.2% 66 21.2% 95 5.3% 47 3.6% 36 7.7% 68
Miami-FL 2.49 73 2.44 79 2.73 64 44.8% 94 45.8% 130 23.1% 113 10.9% 121 8.1% 117 14.4% 121
Miami-OH 2.17 121 2.27 108 1.93 125 41.3% 119 59.4% 115 25.4% 126 7.8% 97 6.5% 98 9.6% 96
Michigan 2.57 59 2.53 61 2.79 59 46.3% 81 74.2% 51 17.7% 49 5.9% 61 4.2% 55 8.4% 80
Michigan State 2.15 122 2.05 125 2.53 88 40.7% 122 64.7% 98 22.9% 109 3.5% 14 4.1% 51 2.9% 6
Middle Tennessee 2.73 34 2.71 29 2.81 57 50.8% 32 85.0% 12 18.8% 64 5.3% 46 5.9% 87 4.3% 14
Minnesota 2.68 46 2.62 41 2.90 46 48.2% 56 75.8% 42 18.3% 55 9.1% 112 4.3% 58 14.7% 123
Mississippi State 3.00 6 2.80 18 3.71 2 51.2% 31 77.3% 31 14.4% 10 9.7% 116 7.9% 114 12.0% 105
Missouri 2.47 84 2.30 101 3.01 38 43.4% 106 75.8% 42 19.5% 72 7.0% 85 6.2% 92 8.2% 77
Navy 2.82 23 2.66 36 3.34 12 50.4% 36 70.6% 74 17.2% 45 16.1% 130 13.5% 129 20.0% 130
NC State 2.25 113 2.46 76 1.31 129 45.7% 85 61.3% 109 23.7% 118 3.6% 16 1.3% 4 6.7% 53
Nebraska 2.43 89 2.33 97 2.77 60 48.2% 55 78.1% 25 20.2% 79 7.7% 96 4.0% 46 12.6% 110
Nevada 2.24 115 2.11 119 2.62 80 41.0% 121 75.8% 42 21.4% 97 5.6% 56 3.6% 37 7.8% 70
New Mexico 2.61 53 2.59 46 2.66 75 51.8% 24 73.1% 59 18.4% 57 4.9% 36 3.5% 32 6.6% 51
New Mexico State 2.44 87 2.58 53 1.96 122 47.0% 71 77.8% 26 20.6% 85 6.4% 73 5.5% 80 7.6% 67
North Carolina 2.53 72 2.48 66 2.68 72 50.6% 34 68.8% 81 22.0% 104 8.8% 110 7.4% 110 10.6% 101
North Texas 2.31 104 2.30 100 2.33 106 43.2% 110 60.9% 111 22.4% 108 5.4% 52 5.0% 71 6.0% 40
Northern Illinois 2.21 119 2.29 104 1.96 124 43.6% 103 73.9% 54 22.0% 103 6.8% 78 4.8% 67 8.9% 88
Northwestern 2.53 69 2.46 77 2.70 67 46.8% 73 56.7% 120 19.7% 74 7.3% 89 8.0% 116 6.5% 48
Notre Dame 2.58 58 2.47 70 2.93 41 46.7% 74 66.7% 90 19.6% 73 3.6% 16 3.2% 27 4.3% 14
Ohio 3.00 5 3.04 4 2.80 58 56.4% 3 77.8% 26 13.8% 6 6.0% 65 6.0% 88 6.0% 41
Ohio State 3.03 3 2.89 16 3.57 5 53.8% 9 87.5% 5 14.3% 7 7.9% 100 4.9% 69 13.0% 112
Oklahoma 2.98 8 2.89 15 3.32 13 60.3% 2 89.5% 3 16.7% 40 6.7% 75 6.5% 99 7.0% 61
Oklahoma State 2.69 44 2.62 42 2.93 40 49.3% 48 70.0% 76 18.5% 58 6.7% 75 6.8% 102 6.5% 48
Old Dominion 2.04 127 1.74 128 2.73 65 44.0% 102 50.0% 125 24.7% 123 11.5% 125 8.4% 121 15.3% 125
Ole Miss 2.49 78 2.47 74 2.59 85 44.4% 99 70.6% 74 21.2% 93 6.2% 70 5.8% 85 6.6% 50
Oregon 2.72 38 2.74 26 2.61 81 50.0% 39 70.0% 76 13.7% 5 5.3% 47 5.2% 75 5.4% 27
Oregon State 2.72 36 2.57 55 3.36 10 50.3% 37 75.9% 41 18.2% 54 6.1% 68 6.3% 94 5.9% 37
Penn State 2.54 66 2.53 63 2.60 83 47.3% 64 83.3% 15 14.8% 13 7.8% 99 2.8% 18 14.6% 122
Pittsburgh 2.43 88 2.33 96 2.76 61 45.7% 85 72.7% 61 20.7% 86 5.5% 54 5.7% 83 5.2% 24
Purdue 2.09 125 2.06 124 2.24 113 39.1% 126 60.0% 112 23.2% 116 5.1% 43 2.7% 17 8.2% 76
Rice 2.30 108 2.17 115 2.67 74 41.9% 117 69.6% 79 20.9% 91 9.6% 115 4.0% 45 16.3% 128
Rutgers 2.49 75 2.38 91 2.88 49 45.7% 87 75.0% 45 19.2% 67 7.7% 94 8.4% 120 6.9% 58
San Diego State 2.29 109 2.21 112 2.63 78 41.3% 119 73.5% 55 22.0% 104 4.9% 41 4.1% 50 5.7% 36
San Jose State 2.13 124 2.07 123 2.34 103 42.8% 112 52.2% 123 25.2% 125 2.8% 3 1.3% 3 5.3% 25
SMU 2.41 93 2.53 62 1.65 127 43.3% 108 71.1% 71 18.8% 62 3.8% 19 1.2% 2 6.6% 52
South Alabama 2.54 65 2.57 57 2.48 93 45.4% 89 66.7% 90 18.8% 61 9.0% 111 6.2% 91 12.3% 108
South Carolina 2.62 52 2.61 43 2.62 79 43.6% 104 52.0% 124 17.6% 48 5.4% 51 4.3% 57 6.8% 55
South Florida 2.90 15 2.80 19 3.27 17 51.5% 26 87.5% 5 16.3% 31 12.4% 127 11.0% 128 13.9% 118
Southern Miss 2.05 126 1.95 126 2.50 91 38.3% 127 65.0% 95 23.1% 112 5.3% 47 3.6% 35 7.1% 64
Stanford 2.59 56 2.56 58 2.69 70 43.5% 105 69.2% 80 16.3% 33 6.3% 71 6.0% 89 6.9% 59
Syracuse 2.48 82 2.34 95 2.91 43 43.0% 111 72.0% 67 20.1% 77 12.0% 126 10.8% 127 13.5% 114
TCU 2.79 27 2.70 31 3.17 19 48.8% 53 85.7% 8 16.3% 31 6.8% 78 5.1% 73 8.7% 86
Temple 2.25 114 2.29 103 2.08 120 44.5% 97 62.2% 105 20.8% 88 3.9% 22 2.9% 22 5.4% 27
Tennessee 2.53 68 2.48 67 2.69 71 46.3% 80 72.0% 67 20.1% 77 5.2% 45 4.6% 63 5.9% 38
Texas 2.94 10 2.93 11 2.98 39 52.3% 16 63.0% 103 14.8% 11 7.0% 83 6.3% 93 8.1% 75
Texas A&M 2.60 55 2.77 22 1.64 128 47.0% 68 78.3% 24 17.0% 41 7.7% 93 5.2% 74 11.1% 102
Texas State 1.82 128 1.77 127 1.96 123 37.8% 128 66.7% 90 26.0% 128 6.8% 80 7.4% 110 6.1% 43
Texas Tech 2.82 24 2.59 50 3.70 3 48.4% 54 76.9% 32 16.5% 36 3.4% 10 2.5% 14 5.1% 22
Toledo 2.93 12 2.88 17 3.09 30 53.7% 10 62.9% 104 15.2% 19 7.7% 95 5.4% 79 11.2% 103
Troy 2.70 41 2.64 39 3.12 25 49.1% 50 85.2% 11 16.1% 28 5.5% 55 4.0% 49 8.4% 79
Tulane 2.90 16 2.94 10 2.74 63 52.8% 15 86.1% 7 15.2% 16 7.2% 88 7.6% 113 6.7% 54
Tulsa 2.14 123 2.08 121 2.33 105 37.5% 129 76.6% 35 21.4% 99 7.6% 92 7.3% 109 7.9% 71
UAB 2.37 95 2.40 86 2.26 111 44.7% 96 59.3% 116 21.2% 94 5.7% 57 3.6% 37 7.9% 71
UCLA 2.54 64 2.59 48 2.40 99 47.6% 61 57.1% 119 19.8% 76 7.9% 101 7.2% 106 9.0% 90
UL-Lafayette 3.09 2 2.98 7 3.60 4 55.8% 4 68.8% 81 12.2% 4 3.8% 21 2.8% 20 5.6% 33
UL-Monroe 2.98 7 2.92 12 3.17 20 52.9% 13 71.4% 69 15.4% 20 3.4% 12 3.8% 41 2.7% 5
UNLV 2.72 39 2.58 51 3.28 16 47.2% 66 63.9% 102 15.5% 21 7.1% 86 5.8% 84 8.5% 82
USC 2.39 94 2.41 85 2.29 107 50.5% 35 76.7% 34 18.8% 62 4.9% 37 4.1% 54 6.3% 46
Utah 2.76 32 2.78 21 2.70 68 54.5% 6 61.0% 110 18.2% 53 6.0% 67 6.8% 103 4.7% 18
Utah State 2.41 91 2.47 71 2.09 119 45.3% 90 75.0% 45 21.6% 101 3.4% 10 2.2% 9 4.8% 20
UTEP 2.31 105 2.20 114 2.68 73 45.6% 88 70.8% 72 20.6% 84 9.1% 113 9.6% 123 8.6% 85
UTSA 2.49 76 2.34 94 2.93 42 46.7% 75 74.2% 51 17.9% 51 8.2% 103 5.3% 77 12.5% 109
Vanderbilt 2.48 79 2.55 60 2.27 110 48.9% 51 60.0% 112 22.1% 107 7.4% 91 5.1% 72 10.3% 100
Virginia 2.66 48 2.61 44 2.83 55 47.0% 69 72.7% 61 18.1% 52 7.9% 102 7.2% 105 9.2% 91
Virginia Tech 2.30 107 2.25 109 2.46 95 44.5% 97 80.0% 17 19.7% 75 8.6% 109 8.4% 119 9.0% 89
Wake Forest 2.56 62 2.47 72 2.87 50 40.5% 124 66.7% 90 17.9% 50 3.7% 18 3.5% 31 4.0% 11
Washington 2.71 40 2.68 33 2.87 51 52.0% 22 70.0% 76 17.5% 47 5.1% 44 4.7% 66 5.5% 30
Washington State 2.77 30 2.65 38 3.52 6 50.6% 33 61.5% 108 17.1% 43 2.7% 2 2.4% 11 3.7% 8
West Virginia 1.72 130 1.57 130 2.13 115 36.3% 130 76.5% 36 26.7% 129 4.8% 33 4.1% 52 5.6% 34
Western Kentucky 2.28 110 2.39 88 1.88 126 45.1% 92 83.9% 14 20.5% 83 4.2% 26 3.5% 32 5.4% 29
Western Michigan 2.56 61 2.48 68 2.90 45 44.8% 95 77.5% 29 19.4% 70 4.1% 24 5.2% 76 2.6% 3
Wisconsin 2.91 14 3.00 6 2.36 100 51.9% 23 79.5% 20 14.4% 8 4.9% 40 3.9% 42 6.3% 44
Wyoming 2.57 60 2.42 82 3.11 28 44.0% 101 73.2% 58 16.4% 34 8.5% 107 4.0% 46 13.2% 113