Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 NCAA DEFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 1/8/18

Pulling the ideas mostly from Football Outsiders’ pro stats, below are the following defensive line stats for each of FBS' 128 schools.

Run-blocking stats

  • Adjusted Line Yards: One of only two opponent-adjusted numbers on the page, this aligns with the ALY figure FO tracks for the NFL and is presented on a scale in which 100.0 is perfectly average, above 100 is good, below 100 is bad.
  • 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 five yards are available) that gain at least five 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

  • Adjusted Sack Rate: An opponent-adjusted version of a team's sack rate -- sacks divided by (sacks plus passes), presented on a scale in which 100 is perfectly average, above 100 is good, below 100 is bad.
  • Standard Downs Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for standard downs pass attempts.
  • Passing Downs Sack Rate: Unadjusted sack rate for passing downs pass attempts.
Defense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Air Force 98.2 68 3.25 108 3.19 71 37.2% 60 78.1% 118 18.6% 74 61.6 117 4.3 81 3.6 124
Akron 85.5 120 3.24 105 3.71 107 44.8% 125 64.4% 47 17.7% 83 65.2 114 2.8 113 5.4 102
Alabama 123.4 7 2.38 12 3.12 58 30.2% 4 76.7% 111 22.1% 38 122.7 29 7.5 17 10.2 18
Appalachian State 94.9 88 2.66 41 3.69 106 34.7% 31 63.2% 35 21.4% 48 115.2 41 7.0 23 9.9 22
Arizona 101.3 57 2.98 74 2.61 17 39.5% 83 71.0% 89 16.5% 99 97.4 73 6.1 42 6.1 93
Arizona State 97.7 71 3.11 94 3.43 87 40.1% 90 78.0% 117 18.0% 80 138.0 13 6.0 44 10.6 14
Arkansas 97.8 70 3.36 119 3.49 94 40.5% 96 83.0% 130 13.1% 129 90.2 86 2.8 113 8.8 36
Arkansas State 106.9 42 2.49 18 2.60 16 34.6% 30 65.7% 53 23.5% 18 137.5 14 7.5 17 7.8 62
Army 90.6 102 3.37 121 3.13 60 39.3% 80 77.1% 114 14.3% 124 104.1 58 4.3 81 10.9 11
Auburn 119.0 16 2.61 34 3.40 84 34.4% 27 63.8% 42 19.1% 67 136.0 16 9.0 5 7.9 57
Ball State 82.2 126 3.08 87 3.92 120 40.5% 96 75.0% 107 17.7% 83 112.2 46 7.4 19 8.1 51
Baylor 97.6 72 2.73 46 3.44 89 39.1% 77 65.7% 53 23.1% 25 104.5 55 5.5 58 6.5 87
Boise State 116.1 22 2.58 28 2.86 32 33.0% 14 68.4% 73 19.2% 65 142.0 6 6.4 36 8.9 33
Boston College 102.2 52 2.97 71 3.14 64 33.9% 22 64.0% 44 18.1% 78 91.4 84 5.1 67 5.9 97
Bowling Green 77.2 130 3.40 124 3.78 113 46.6% 128 66.7% 64 17.2% 91 56.9 123 2.4 119 4.9 114
Buffalo 92.9 94 3.16 98 3.68 105 39.6% 84 76.9% 113 14.4% 123 69.1 108 2.8 113 8.3 44
BYU 100.3 61 3.07 84 2.48 8 36.9% 57 72.5% 98 17.0% 92 64.8 115 1.9 126 7.6 65
California 96.4 83 3.30 114 2.56 15 41.1% 102 79.5% 122 17.8% 81 104.6 54 6.1 42 7.1 75
Central Florida 99.5 63 2.69 45 3.71 107 37.8% 65 61.4% 27 19.6% 64 96.0 77 3.4 99 7.7 63
Central Michigan 84.7 123 3.02 78 3.59 99 37.8% 65 73.5% 102 16.1% 103 117.3 37 7.0 23 8.3 44
Charlotte 80.4 128 3.27 110 3.52 96 42.9% 111 72.7% 99 14.6% 121 44.6 129 1.8 127 3.9 121
Cincinnati 92.0 98 2.97 71 3.19 71 35.4% 42 68.0% 71 19.1% 67 61.0 118 3.7 94 3.1 127
Clemson 118.0 19 2.50 21 3.13 60 31.9% 8 69.4% 79 22.0% 39 175.5 1 11.7 1 10.6 14
Coastal Carolina 98.3 66 2.85 57 2.75 22 38.1% 67 82.9% 129 20.0% 60 59.2 120 2.1 124 6.8 81
Colorado 84.7 123 3.28 112 3.99 123 43.1% 114 75.0% 107 15.0% 119 65.5 112 2.4 119 6.0 95
Colorado State 87.3 112 3.26 109 3.15 65 42.6% 108 79.5% 122 16.8% 95 103.2 61 6.9 27 5.3 105
Connecticut 87.1 114 2.84 55 4.58 130 40.6% 98 61.5% 28 17.3% 90 102.8 62 4.1 85 4.8 115
Duke 104.6 48 2.82 50 3.09 52 34.8% 33 63.4% 38 21.8% 41 118.3 35 7.9 13 8.2 49
East Carolina 81.1 127 3.55 127 3.71 107 44.5% 123 74.1% 106 13.3% 128 58.6 122 2.2 123 5.1 109
Eastern Michigan 96.8 78 3.11 94 3.63 103 41.5% 105 59.4% 18 15.2% 116 130.0 23 8.1 11 7.0 78
Florida 116.4 21 2.64 39 3.01 47 35.6% 47 47.6% 4 22.3% 37 113.5 44 5.2 64 11.2 10
Florida Atlantic 89.4 106 2.97 71 3.84 116 39.4% 81 64.4% 47 15.4% 111 108.5 51 6.6 33 5.5 101
Florida International 96.8 78 2.68 44 2.99 42 39.2% 79 59.0% 16 22.0% 39 80.4 97 3.4 99 8.0 54
Defense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Florida State 121.0 9 2.58 28 3.09 52 35.6% 47 61.5% 28 24.3% 12 93.4 81 6.9 27 3.8 122
Fresno State 107.5 39 2.83 52 2.83 26 35.3% 40 55.3% 10 22.6% 32 111.2 48 3.1 108 13.3 4
Georgia 111.4 29 2.98 74 3.07 50 35.5% 45 61.1% 24 16.7% 96 99.5 71 5.7 51 8.4 41
Georgia Southern 86.6 116 3.14 96 3.09 52 40.7% 101 67.9% 70 22.4% 34 121.2 32 6.9 27 8.0 54
Georgia State 90.5 103 2.73 46 3.07 50 32.7% 12 69.7% 81 16.9% 94 69.7 107 3.6 96 6.9 79
Georgia Tech 95.2 86 3.23 103 3.31 77 43.5% 116 61.1% 24 15.3% 113 63.9 116 3.0 109 6.1 93
Hawaii 88.8 107 3.27 110 2.79 24 39.6% 84 70.8% 87 16.4% 100 104.7 53 5.6 55 7.3 70
Houston 120.2 13 2.43 17 3.36 80 35.2% 37 63.3% 37 23.2% 22 101.2 67 2.7 117 7.9 57
Idaho 93.2 93 2.92 68 3.09 52 38.6% 69 78.4% 119 22.9% 29 122.3 30 5.5 58 8.2 49
Illinois 84.8 122 3.37 121 4.08 126 43.5% 116 81.0% 126 15.9% 106 69.8 106 4.8 73 3.2 126
Indiana 110.0 32 2.66 41 3.18 68 38.8% 72 68.9% 78 20.0% 60 140.2 10 5.7 51 15.0 1
Iowa 94.6 89 3.03 80 3.55 98 39.0% 74 51.2% 5 17.4% 88 112.2 46 4.7 74 9.6 25
Iowa State 107.2 40 2.65 40 2.76 23 32.2% 10 65.8% 55 23.7% 16 97.5 72 4.4 76 8.1 51
Kansas 101.5 56 2.74 48 3.26 75 35.2% 37 63.0% 34 24.1% 14 110.6 49 3.6 96 9.4 28
Kansas State 101.2 58 2.90 63 2.18 5 33.8% 21 52.2% 6 20.1% 57 78.2 100 2.9 112 6.6 84
Kent State 96.8 78 2.83 52 3.18 68 39.7% 86 60.0% 19 22.8% 30 148.9 4 3.4 99 14.3 2
Kentucky 91.5 101 3.28 112 4.00 124 44.4% 122 73.5% 102 15.1% 117 118.8 34 3.4 99 11.9 7
Louisiana Tech 87.2 113 3.10 91 3.83 115 42.9% 111 70.8% 87 18.1% 78 87.6 90 5.0 69 5.8 98
Louisville 97.0 77 3.04 82 2.89 38 39.8% 87 76.7% 111 17.8% 81 102.7 63 5.6 55 6.4 88
LSU 103.6 50 3.09 90 3.48 93 36.1% 52 62.9% 33 17.4% 88 135.8 17 8.2 9 10.8 12
Marshall 120.7 11 2.49 18 2.02 2 32.2% 10 63.6% 39 23.1% 25 124.4 28 7.0 23 6.7 83
Maryland 85.6 118 3.33 117 3.37 82 41.6% 106 82.2% 127 15.8% 108 58.8 121 4.4 76 2.1 128
Massachusetts 102.0 54 2.63 36 3.73 111 40.1% 90 65.8% 55 23.0% 28 89.3 88 5.5 58 4.8 115
Memphis 107.2 40 2.56 25 2.87 34 35.5% 45 73.3% 100 21.5% 46 100.2 70 3.9 91 6.2 91
Miami-FL 114.5 27 2.55 24 3.02 48 36.8% 56 64.7% 49 23.5% 18 126.5 26 8.0 12 8.4 41
Miami-OH 97.1 75 2.57 26 2.95 39 36.2% 54 58.3% 14 20.6% 55 92.6 83 4.0 88 7.3 70
Michigan 132.8 1 2.18 3 2.63 18 34.3% 26 46.7% 3 28.9% 1 173.6 2 9.8 3 12.6 5
Michigan State 115.4 23 2.54 23 2.96 40 33.2% 15 70.6% 84 20.1% 57 101.2 67 5.7 51 8.5 38
Middle Tennessee 106.9 42 2.60 31 2.83 26 35.4% 42 66.1% 61 20.8% 51 115.0 42 6.2 41 7.9 57
Minnesota 92.7 95 3.16 98 2.88 36 41.7% 107 65.5% 52 17.7% 83 82.7 96 5.7 51 4.4 118
Mississippi State 130.1 3 2.42 16 3.49 94 38.7% 70 67.6% 68 22.4% 34 142.0 6 11.6 2 10.0 21
Missouri 109.2 36 2.63 36 3.18 68 35.2% 37 66.1% 61 25.7% 7 86.4 92 5.8 49 7.6 65
Defense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
Navy 119.5 14 2.86 59 2.12 3 37.7% 64 63.6% 39 23.3% 21 104.4 56 3.5 98 8.0 54
NC State 109.6 34 2.80 49 2.52 11 34.7% 31 63.2% 35 21.4% 48 96.6 75 5.2 64 7.2 73
Nebraska 93.7 92 3.50 126 2.84 29 46.8% 129 68.8% 75 12.8% 130 47.8 128 2.4 119 4.0 120
Nevada 96.7 81 2.95 70 3.82 114 40.3% 93 66.1% 61 20.8% 51 78.6 99 3.2 105 6.9 79
New Mexico 103.3 51 3.02 78 2.13 4 35.1% 36 68.8% 75 20.1% 57 92.8 82 5.6 55 5.4 102
New Mexico State 96.4 83 2.91 64 3.11 56 38.9% 73 60.5% 23 21.5% 46 118.2 36 7.2 22 10.3 17
North Carolina 99.0 64 3.00 76 3.62 101 39.9% 89 73.5% 102 19.1% 67 100.7 69 4.9 71 7.7 63
North Texas 99.6 62 3.07 84 3.36 80 39.0% 74 73.3% 100 16.3% 101 90.3 85 3.7 94 6.8 81
Northern Illinois 120.6 12 2.15 2 2.85 31 30.0% 3 64.1% 45 25.3% 9 133.7 20 6.3 38 8.5 38
Northwestern 117.5 20 2.32 10 3.00 45 34.4% 27 53.7% 7 22.8% 30 89.9 87 4.9 71 6.2 91
Notre Dame 114.4 28 2.83 52 2.64 19 35.4% 42 61.1% 24 20.8% 51 102.6 64 5.5 58 5.8 98
Ohio 98.0 69 2.39 14 3.38 83 34.8% 33 64.7% 49 23.8% 15 78.2 100 3.2 105 7.6 65
Ohio State 132.8 1 2.18 3 3.15 65 27.9% 1 63.6% 39 24.6% 10 134.4 19 8.4 6 8.4 41
Oklahoma 97.1 75 3.08 87 2.83 26 37.5% 62 71.7% 92 19.8% 63 104.2 57 4.0 88 9.0 32
Oklahoma State 114.8 26 2.62 35 2.22 6 33.3% 16 75.6% 110 23.1% 25 120.0 33 6.0 44 7.4 69
Old Dominion 87.7 110 2.84 55 3.98 122 40.1% 90 78.6% 120 18.6% 74 125.2 27 7.6 16 9.4 28
Ole Miss 91.7 99 3.23 103 3.12 58 43.6% 118 72.2% 97 16.0% 104 141.3 9 6.6 33 13.8 3
Oregon 108.7 37 2.57 26 2.99 42 31.8% 7 61.5% 28 23.2% 22 114.9 43 5.1 67 9.2 30
Oregon State 87.4 111 3.44 125 3.41 85 44.2% 121 82.6% 128 13.8% 127 66.0 111 3.0 109 5.2 107
Penn State 106.6 45 2.63 36 3.13 60 33.7% 20 71.1% 90 22.4% 34 113.4 45 5.0 69 8.9 33
Pittsburgh 85.9 117 3.33 117 3.84 116 40.6% 98 73.8% 105 17.7% 83 94.0 80 4.4 76 7.9 57
Purdue 125.9 5 2.39 14 3.00 45 30.2% 4 58.7% 15 23.5% 18 102.2 65 4.6 75 8.3 44
Rice 83.2 125 3.67 130 3.90 119 42.7% 110 69.8% 82 14.5% 122 143.0 5 6.6 33 9.9 22
Rutgers 90.2 105 3.10 91 3.72 110 38.7% 70 67.6% 68 14.2% 125 71.7 105 4.1 85 4.8 115
San Diego State 105.7 46 2.85 57 3.44 89 36.9% 57 66.0% 58 15.8% 108 109.4 50 6.4 36 6.4 88
San Jose State 85.3 121 3.24 105 4.11 127 43.0% 113 68.8% 75 14.1% 126 49.7 126 1.3 129 5.1 109
SMU 102.1 53 3.03 80 2.67 20 38.1% 67 56.1% 11 19.2% 65 131.9 22 6.3 38 8.5 38
South Alabama 98.3 66 3.05 83 2.88 36 36.6% 55 67.4% 67 17.6% 87 73.0 104 3.3 103 6.4 88
South Carolina 108.4 38 2.91 64 2.84 29 37.6% 63 78.8% 121 19.9% 62 88.4 89 4.0 88 8.1 51
South Florida 110.5 31 2.29 8 3.13 60 31.9% 8 55.2% 9 26.5% 6 138.9 12 6.8 30 9.6 25
Southern Miss 122.8 8 2.00 1 3.59 99 33.6% 18 62.5% 32 28.2% 2 83.3 94 3.2 105 8.3 44
Stanford 97.4 74 3.24 105 3.64 104 42.6% 108 64.3% 46 16.0% 104 96.7 74 4.1 85 9.9 22
Syracuse 106.7 44 2.91 64 2.69 21 39.8% 87 56.8% 12 21.8% 41 67.8 110 6.0 44 1.3 130
Defense Adj. LY Rk Std. Downs Line Yards Rk Pass. Downs Line Yards Rk Opp. Rate Rk Power Success Rate Rk Stuff Rate Rk Adj Sack Rate Rk Std. Downs Sack Rate Rk Pass. Downs Sack Rate Rk
TCU 127.1 4 2.49 18 1.68 1 28.0% 2 68.6% 74 25.5% 8 136.6 15 6.7 31 9.2 30
Temple 104.2 49 2.89 62 2.96 40 37.2% 60 70.6% 84 21.6% 43 132.3 21 8.4 6 7.2 73
Tennessee 87.8 109 3.59 128 4.00 124 46.5% 127 75.4% 109 15.0% 119 102.0 66 6.0 44 9.5 27
Texas 118.3 17 2.22 6 3.34 79 34.4% 27 46.3% 2 27.1% 4 107.5 52 5.4 62 6.0 95
Texas A&M 111.2 30 2.93 69 3.16 67 35.8% 50 65.1% 51 20.7% 54 128.1 24 8.3 8 10.8 12
Texas State 98.4 65 2.91 64 2.51 9 35.6% 47 59.2% 17 20.2% 56 94.8 78 3.8 92 7.9 57
Texas Tech 94.3 91 3.01 77 3.28 76 36.1% 52 61.7% 31 15.7% 110 59.4 119 2.6 118 5.2 107
Toledo 90.5 103 3.08 87 3.43 87 39.4% 81 66.0% 58 19.0% 70 86.7 91 3.3 103 7.1 75
Troy 110.0 32 2.30 9 2.52 11 34.2% 25 68.3% 72 26.8% 5 116.8 38 9.6 4 7.1 75
Tulane 102.0 54 3.17 100 3.22 74 40.6% 98 65.9% 57 18.4% 77 65.4 113 4.3 81 1.6 129
Tulsa 88.7 108 3.18 101 4.28 129 41.2% 104 57.4% 13 15.9% 106 55.8 124 1.6 128 5.3 105
UAB 104.8 47 2.58 28 3.32 78 39.0% 74 55.0% 8 22.6% 32 68.3 109 3.8 92 5.1 109
UCLA 92.1 97 3.30 114 3.93 121 43.8% 120 80.4% 125 15.1% 117 76.0 102 4.4 76 5.6 100
UL-Lafayette 85.6 118 3.36 119 2.51 9 44.5% 123 77.6% 116 16.2% 102 78.7 98 4.2 84 7.3 70
UL-Monroe 80.2 129 3.39 123 3.47 92 43.1% 114 72.0% 95 16.7% 96 75.6 103 5.2 64 5.1 109
UNLV 92.3 96 3.32 116 2.99 42 46.9% 130 66.7% 64 15.4% 111 41.5 130 1.2 130 5.4 102
USC 96.5 82 3.07 84 3.86 118 41.1% 102 60.0% 19 15.3% 113 141.6 8 7.8 15 10.4 16
Utah 109.6 34 2.86 59 3.02 48 34.9% 35 72.0% 95 21.6% 43 83.3 94 6.0 44 3.8 122
Utah State 91.7 99 3.20 102 3.62 101 40.3% 93 66.0% 58 17.0% 92 96.5 76 2.3 122 10.1 19
UTEP 87.1 114 3.61 129 4.21 128 45.5% 126 80.0% 124 16.7% 96 52.7 125 2.8 113 4.2 119
UTSA 118.3 17 2.32 10 2.37 7 37.0% 59 70.6% 84 24.4% 11 116.5 39 6.3 38 8.9 33
Vanderbilt 95.2 86 3.14 96 3.74 112 43.7% 119 71.4% 91 18.9% 71 103.6 59 8.2 9 7.5 68
Virginia 97.6 72 3.10 91 3.44 89 39.1% 77 69.6% 80 15.3% 113 116.4 40 7.0 23 8.7 37
Virginia Tech 124.1 6 2.21 5 2.86 32 32.9% 13 44.8% 1 27.2% 3 127.2 25 7.9 13 6.6 84
Wake Forest 120.9 10 2.60 31 2.52 11 33.6% 18 70.4% 83 24.2% 13 94.8 78 3.0 109 8.3 44
Washington 115.4 23 2.38 12 2.87 34 31.4% 6 63.8% 42 18.9% 71 134.8 18 7.4 19 10.1 19
Washington State 119.2 15 2.26 7 3.20 73 34.0% 23 60.0% 19 23.6% 17 153.5 3 7.3 21 11.5 9
West Virginia 94.6 89 2.66 41 3.54 97 40.3% 93 60.0% 19 21.6% 43 103.3 60 5.8 49 6.6 84
Western Kentucky 96.3 85 2.60 31 3.42 86 35.3% 40 67.3% 66 21.4% 48 48.0 127 2.0 125 3.5 125
Western Michigan 100.9 60 2.50 21 3.11 56 35.8% 50 71.8% 93 23.2% 22 83.4 93 5.4 62 5.1 109
Wisconsin 115.1 25 2.82 50 2.54 14 34.1% 24 71.9% 94 18.8% 73 139.6 11 6.7 31 11.8 8
Wyoming 101.0 59 2.86 59 2.82 25 33.3% 16 77.4% 115 18.5% 76 121.4 31 4.4 76 12.0 6