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2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE LINE STATS

through games of 10/12/19

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 3.01 11 3.10 5 2.45 89 52.0% 30 90.5% 6 11.7% 4 4.5% 37 3.2% 32 5.6% 40
Akron 1.72 130 1.37 130 2.91 52 36.9% 129 80.0% 33 27.1% 127 9.8% 116 8.7% 118 11.2% 102
Alabama 3.13 6 3.11 4 3.30 22 56.0% 9 83.3% 23 14.7% 19 3.5% 19 3.6% 40 3.3% 15
Appalachian State 2.73 44 2.73 37 2.72 67 47.3% 73 75.0% 51 16.7% 43 6.6% 76 5.5% 83 8.3% 76
Arizona 2.53 69 2.62 55 2.21 108 47.5% 70 93.8% 4 16.3% 39 4.9% 48 3.4% 35 7.1% 59
Arizona State 2.52 75 2.52 71 2.51 85 47.7% 65 66.7% 87 21.8% 99 7.9% 97 8.6% 116 6.7% 51
Arkansas 2.75 42 2.65 45 3.20 28 52.0% 31 64.3% 95 19.6% 70 4.3% 31 3.7% 48 5.2% 35
Arkansas State 2.69 50 2.64 46 2.84 58 52.6% 22 75.0% 51 21.9% 100 6.9% 85 5.4% 80 9.0% 85
Army 2.89 24 2.95 18 2.61 78 50.7% 40 82.8% 26 13.0% 9 10.5% 118 4.2% 55 15.2% 120
Auburn 2.78 38 2.71 41 3.11 38 49.8% 47 73.7% 56 16.6% 42 4.6% 39 4.6% 67 4.6% 29
Ball State 2.47 85 2.36 94 2.88 53 43.5% 105 81.8% 28 17.0% 50 6.1% 67 5.5% 84 7.1% 59
Baylor 2.52 74 2.32 100 3.39 15 48.5% 61 69.2% 75 20.5% 84 4.2% 28 4.7% 69 3.7% 19
Boise State 2.71 47 2.62 53 3.19 29 46.5% 82 57.1% 110 16.0% 33 6.2% 69 3.2% 31 9.9% 92
Boston College 2.82 30 2.76 34 3.10 39 52.9% 19 84.6% 20 14.9% 22 1.2% 1 1.2% 12 1.2% 1
Bowling Green 2.51 77 2.55 68 2.33 98 45.7% 88 50.0% 120 21.0% 91 4.7% 42 6.6% 96 3.0% 10
Buffalo 2.70 48 2.68 42 2.77 64 48.0% 63 81.8% 28 17.7% 57 4.1% 25 4.4% 63 3.7% 20
BYU 2.37 98 2.13 114 3.18 31 49.4% 51 69.2% 75 19.0% 65 8.5% 104 7.0% 104 10.8% 100
California 2.51 76 2.36 92 3.02 44 47.7% 66 53.3% 117 19.9% 79 11.4% 122 11.1% 125 11.6% 108
Central Florida 2.36 101 2.00 119 3.66 4 47.6% 67 72.2% 64 22.0% 102 6.4% 73 2.9% 26 11.6% 107
Central Michigan 2.82 32 2.94 19 2.43 93 53.2% 18 71.4% 66 16.3% 38 4.4% 33 2.9% 26 6.5% 49
Charlotte 2.77 41 2.82 28 2.62 76 55.3% 13 80.0% 33 14.9% 23 6.8% 82 3.7% 43 11.8% 110
Cincinnati 2.49 80 2.47 78 2.56 81 43.1% 107 60.0% 104 19.9% 77 8.4% 102 4.8% 72 12.5% 113
Clemson 3.18 4 2.98 14 4.32 1 59.7% 4 66.7% 87 13.7% 11 1.9% 4 0.0% 1 5.1% 34
Coastal Carolina 2.81 35 2.72 39 3.31 20 49.3% 53 73.7% 56 16.4% 40 4.9% 46 4.1% 50 6.0% 45
Colorado 2.54 67 2.36 93 3.63 8 44.0% 104 80.0% 33 17.1% 52 2.9% 12 3.4% 36 2.3% 4
Colorado State 2.31 105 2.35 96 2.19 109 45.0% 99 57.1% 110 21.5% 97 5.5% 60 3.2% 30 9.4% 89
Connecticut 2.13 119 2.30 102 1.40 128 39.6% 120 66.7% 87 24.8% 120 9.7% 115 9.4% 122 10.0% 94
Duke 2.73 45 2.57 63 3.18 30 45.1% 98 69.6% 72 11.9% 5 2.8% 10 0.9% 6 6.3% 48
East Carolina 2.51 79 2.49 75 2.57 80 44.6% 101 85.7% 12 22.0% 103 5.2% 54 4.9% 73 5.5% 38
Eastern Michigan 1.91 126 1.70 128 2.83 59 38.8% 124 75.0% 51 31.2% 130 4.7% 45 5.9% 87 3.3% 13
Florida 2.35 102 2.26 108 2.76 65 39.1% 122 42.9% 125 20.7% 87 6.2% 71 6.0% 89 6.8% 53
Florida Atlantic 1.92 125 1.86 123 2.11 115 39.0% 123 72.7% 61 27.2% 128 6.9% 87 1.0% 9 13.3% 117
Florida International 2.72 46 2.48 77 3.59 11 51.5% 32 80.0% 33 15.8% 31 4.9% 48 3.6% 41 6.8% 54
Florida State 2.01 123 2.06 116 1.83 121 46.8% 77 76.9% 46 24.3% 118 9.4% 111 4.8% 71 15.5% 121
Fresno State 2.69 49 2.60 59 3.06 41 51.0% 35 77.8% 42 17.0% 49 6.5% 74 2.8% 24 11.7% 109
Georgia 3.34 1 3.28 1 3.61 9 60.6% 2 60.0% 104 12.2% 6 2.5% 5 1.9% 17 3.6% 18
Georgia Southern 2.13 120 2.05 117 2.33 99 45.7% 87 83.3% 23 16.7% 45 11.9% 124 7.4% 108 15.6% 122
Georgia State 2.97 16 2.91 22 3.32 19 53.5% 15 83.3% 23 14.8% 21 5.7% 64 2.6% 23 10.1% 95
Georgia Tech 2.37 97 2.38 89 2.36 97 48.7% 59 38.5% 129 25.4% 124 11.2% 121 4.2% 60 19.1% 129
Hawaii 2.74 43 2.63 50 3.15 34 50.9% 37 73.3% 59 20.2% 80 3.4% 17 2.8% 25 4.8% 31
Houston 3.16 5 3.06 7 3.44 12 57.5% 8 77.8% 42 15.0% 25 8.1% 100 7.5% 109 9.0% 84
Illinois 2.48 82 2.42 83 2.71 68 49.5% 50 87.5% 9 18.8% 64 9.2% 109 6.1% 90 12.5% 113
Indiana 2.36 100 2.40 84 2.03 117 46.7% 80 73.3% 59 25.0% 121 2.8% 10 1.0% 10 5.3% 36
Iowa 2.78 40 2.83 26 2.52 83 51.4% 33 80.0% 33 16.0% 35 6.5% 75 6.9% 100 6.0% 43
Iowa State 2.82 33 2.86 24 2.62 75 50.3% 45 72.7% 61 17.0% 47 4.7% 42 5.8% 86 2.7% 8
Kansas 2.33 104 2.37 90 2.22 107 46.7% 79 28.6% 130 25.2% 122 5.1% 52 3.7% 43 7.3% 65
Kansas State 2.89 23 2.78 33 3.32 18 52.4% 26 60.0% 104 19.4% 68 7.8% 95 7.1% 105 8.7% 80
Kent State 2.52 71 2.32 98 3.09 40 49.4% 52 80.0% 33 21.3% 96 14.8% 129 14.3% 130 15.7% 124
Kentucky 2.62 57 2.61 56 2.65 72 52.1% 28 38.9% 128 20.2% 81 5.2% 55 0.0% 1 10.8% 99
Liberty 2.64 56 2.55 67 3.15 35 52.8% 20 71.4% 66 16.2% 37 9.5% 112 4.4% 62 18.8% 127
Louisiana Tech 2.88 25 3.01 9 1.94 120 50.3% 42 70.0% 69 17.2% 53 5.8% 65 3.7% 46 8.6% 79
Louisville 2.42 92 2.09 115 3.38 17 50.6% 41 61.5% 101 25.3% 123 8.5% 105 10.8% 124 5.6% 42
LSU 2.99 13 3.03 8 2.78 63 52.5% 25 85.7% 12 14.2% 15 4.9% 47 5.2% 78 3.9% 22
Marshall 3.02 9 3.01 10 3.05 43 55.8% 10 64.3% 95 14.4% 17 4.7% 44 4.2% 58 5.3% 36
Maryland 2.25 111 2.28 105 2.18 112 45.5% 92 66.7% 87 24.0% 113 6.0% 66 4.2% 58 8.9% 83
Massachusetts 2.47 83 2.54 70 2.26 104 46.9% 76 50.0% 120 19.8% 76 5.6% 61 3.3% 34 8.6% 78
Memphis 2.38 95 2.38 87 2.41 94 48.9% 56 68.8% 82 19.6% 72 6.7% 79 3.0% 28 12.7% 115
Miami-FL 2.34 103 2.28 104 2.57 79 45.1% 97 45.5% 123 26.4% 126 12.7% 127 8.8% 119 18.4% 126
Miami-OH 2.23 114 2.43 81 1.71 125 41.0% 115 68.8% 82 23.5% 111 9.7% 114 8.5% 114 11.5% 105
Michigan 2.82 31 2.75 35 3.22 27 52.1% 28 72.2% 64 14.7% 20 6.6% 77 4.7% 68 9.2% 87
Michigan State 2.28 106 2.23 111 2.45 88 44.4% 103 68.4% 84 22.5% 107 4.2% 28 4.4% 64 4.0% 24
Middle Tennessee 2.87 26 2.74 36 3.39 16 52.6% 21 100.0% 1 19.6% 70 6.8% 83 7.6% 111 5.6% 40
Minnesota 2.67 54 2.62 54 2.85 56 49.0% 55 73.7% 56 17.6% 56 11.0% 119 4.1% 53 18.8% 127
Mississippi State 2.99 14 2.83 25 3.65 5 52.5% 24 75.0% 51 14.5% 18 11.0% 120 7.3% 107 15.6% 122
Missouri 2.67 53 2.62 52 2.87 54 45.7% 85 76.2% 50 15.6% 28 4.5% 36 5.1% 75 3.3% 14
Navy 2.83 29 2.78 32 3.01 45 48.8% 57 81.8% 28 16.0% 33 12.2% 126 13.0% 129 11.1% 101
NC State 2.60 59 2.64 48 2.43 91 48.0% 64 44.4% 124 18.3% 60 3.6% 22 1.5% 14 6.7% 51
Nebraska 2.25 112 2.25 109 2.23 106 44.9% 100 80.0% 33 22.0% 105 8.8% 106 4.1% 50 15.1% 119
Nevada 2.45 87 2.39 86 2.61 77 47.5% 68 76.9% 46 19.7% 74 4.4% 35 2.0% 19 6.9% 55
New Mexico 2.54 68 2.56 65 2.48 87 49.6% 49 85.7% 12 17.8% 58 2.6% 7 3.5% 37 1.4% 2
New Mexico State 2.55 65 2.65 44 2.29 101 51.1% 34 85.7% 12 18.4% 61 7.7% 94 6.7% 98 9.2% 86
North Carolina 2.44 88 2.36 95 2.76 66 45.8% 84 70.0% 69 22.0% 103 9.1% 108 7.0% 103 11.4% 104
North Texas 2.40 94 2.49 74 2.01 118 46.4% 83 69.2% 75 20.5% 86 3.8% 24 4.1% 50 3.5% 16
Northern Illinois 2.19 115 2.23 110 2.07 116 43.2% 106 42.9% 125 22.8% 109 7.1% 90 4.2% 55 10.3% 97
Northwestern 2.52 73 2.38 88 2.85 57 46.6% 81 50.0% 120 21.3% 94 6.9% 86 6.7% 97 7.1% 62
Notre Dame 2.81 34 2.72 38 3.11 37 50.3% 44 64.7% 94 16.0% 32 4.1% 26 3.7% 49 4.8% 31
Ohio 3.04 8 3.10 6 2.69 69 55.6% 11 82.4% 27 10.6% 2 8.4% 103 9.2% 120 7.5% 71
Ohio State 3.19 3 3.16 3 3.31 20 55.6% 11 88.9% 7 10.5% 1 7.6% 93 6.4% 94 9.8% 91
Oklahoma 2.92 20 2.95 17 2.78 62 61.2% 1 100.0% 1 17.0% 48 3.2% 15 2.4% 21 4.6% 29
Oklahoma State 2.86 27 2.71 40 3.42 13 52.5% 23 84.2% 21 16.7% 44 7.9% 98 8.5% 114 7.1% 62
Old Dominion 2.14 118 1.77 127 2.92 49 40.9% 117 52.9% 118 24.0% 115 15.0% 130 11.7% 126 19.5% 130
Ole Miss 2.36 99 2.30 103 2.66 71 40.9% 116 69.6% 72 22.3% 106 6.7% 78 5.4% 81 7.8% 74
Oregon 2.60 61 2.40 85 3.64 6 47.5% 69 66.7% 87 11.4% 3 4.5% 38 5.3% 79 3.1% 11
Oregon State 2.79 36 2.49 76 3.91 2 52.2% 27 80.0% 33 19.5% 69 4.3% 30 3.7% 46 5.1% 33
Penn State 2.51 78 2.57 64 2.26 103 50.0% 46 76.9% 46 15.6% 29 5.6% 61 2.1% 20 12.2% 112
Pittsburgh 2.52 70 2.56 66 2.43 92 45.6% 91 66.7% 87 19.9% 78 4.3% 31 4.4% 66 4.2% 25
Purdue 1.88 127 1.80 124 2.18 111 35.5% 130 42.9% 125 24.2% 117 6.1% 68 3.0% 29 9.9% 93
Rice 2.28 107 2.32 97 2.15 113 43.0% 108 55.6% 115 21.5% 98 8.0% 99 4.9% 73 11.8% 110
Rutgers 2.19 116 1.97 120 2.91 50 39.7% 119 62.5% 99 23.7% 112 6.7% 80 7.5% 110 6.0% 45
San Diego State 2.17 117 1.96 122 2.98 48 40.8% 118 68.4% 84 26.3% 125 5.4% 58 5.2% 77 5.5% 39
San Jose State 1.84 129 1.66 129 2.40 95 38.4% 125 57.1% 110 28.1% 129 2.9% 12 0.7% 4 6.5% 49
SMU 2.42 90 2.61 57 1.36 130 46.7% 78 69.2% 75 19.2% 66 3.1% 14 0.9% 7 6.0% 43
South Alabama 2.42 91 2.63 49 1.82 122 41.5% 114 81.8% 28 20.5% 84 10.2% 117 6.4% 92 13.9% 118
South Carolina 2.93 19 3.00 11 2.53 82 49.7% 48 54.6% 116 13.9% 12 6.2% 69 5.5% 82 7.3% 67
South Florida 3.00 12 2.82 29 3.72 3 51.0% 36 92.3% 5 15.7% 30 13.0% 128 9.6% 123 16.7% 125
Southern Miss 2.00 124 1.97 121 2.13 114 39.5% 121 72.7% 61 22.8% 108 4.2% 27 0.0% 1 8.8% 81
Stanford 2.48 81 2.50 73 2.43 90 42.9% 109 85.7% 12 17.5% 55 6.4% 72 5.6% 85 7.4% 68
Syracuse 2.47 84 2.22 113 3.13 36 42.4% 113 64.3% 95 20.4% 82 12.1% 125 12.5% 128 11.4% 103
TCU 2.96 17 3.00 12 2.80 61 50.3% 43 85.7% 12 12.7% 7 5.5% 59 3.7% 43 7.8% 75
Temple 2.37 96 2.64 47 1.49 126 45.7% 86 70.6% 68 18.6% 63 2.5% 6 1.6% 15 3.9% 21
Tennessee 2.67 52 2.68 43 2.66 70 50.9% 37 69.2% 75 20.5% 83 6.8% 84 5.2% 76 9.4% 89
Texas 2.85 28 2.91 21 2.64 73 50.8% 39 70.0% 69 14.3% 16 8.2% 101 7.1% 105 10.1% 95
Texas A&M 2.24 113 2.32 99 1.76 123 45.2% 96 81.8% 28 21.0% 90 7.2% 91 6.2% 91 8.5% 77
Texas State 2.10 122 1.79 126 3.24 26 37.4% 127 69.2% 75 24.5% 119 6.9% 88 7.0% 102 6.9% 55
Texas Tech 2.57 64 2.27 107 3.64 7 45.5% 92 84.2% 21 21.2% 93 3.7% 23 3.2% 32 4.5% 28
Toledo 2.99 15 2.88 23 3.26 24 53.4% 17 52.9% 118 14.0% 13 9.3% 110 6.9% 101 13.1% 116
Troy 2.78 39 2.82 27 2.18 110 47.4% 71 88.9% 7 14.9% 23 5.0% 51 2.4% 22 9.3% 88
Tulane 3.19 2 3.25 2 2.91 51 58.6% 6 87.5% 9 13.3% 10 4.4% 34 6.0% 88 1.9% 3
Tulsa 1.85 128 1.79 125 2.00 119 37.3% 128 80.0% 33 24.1% 116 7.3% 92 7.6% 111 7.0% 58
UAB 2.28 108 2.22 112 2.48 86 42.5% 112 58.8% 109 19.6% 73 2.6% 8 1.2% 11 4.4% 27
UCLA 2.42 89 2.46 79 2.30 100 48.7% 58 56.0% 114 21.3% 95 6.8% 81 6.4% 92 7.4% 68
UL-Lafayette 3.09 7 2.99 13 3.60 10 60.3% 3 61.5% 101 12.9% 8 5.3% 56 4.1% 54 7.3% 65
UL-Monroe 2.91 21 2.78 31 3.30 23 47.3% 72 77.8% 42 16.9% 46 3.6% 21 4.3% 61 2.5% 6
UNLV 2.68 51 2.60 60 2.99 46 45.7% 89 60.0% 104 16.2% 36 9.6% 113 8.6% 117 10.7% 98
USC 2.58 63 2.60 61 2.52 84 53.5% 15 77.8% 42 17.3% 54 4.6% 40 4.7% 70 4.3% 26
Utah 2.95 18 2.97 16 2.85 55 59.2% 5 60.0% 104 16.5% 41 3.2% 16 3.6% 41 2.3% 5
Utah State 2.46 86 2.60 58 1.39 129 45.6% 90 76.9% 46 23.1% 110 1.6% 2 0.9% 7 2.5% 7
UTEP 2.55 66 2.63 51 2.27 102 49.0% 54 66.7% 87 18.5% 62 11.8% 123 12.1% 127 11.5% 105
UTSA 2.59 62 2.37 91 3.17 32 48.6% 60 62.5% 99 18.1% 59 7.8% 96 8.4% 113 6.9% 57
Vanderbilt 2.42 93 2.43 82 2.39 96 48.1% 62 64.3% 95 24.0% 114 5.6% 61 4.4% 64 7.1% 59
Virginia 2.60 58 2.55 69 2.83 60 47.3% 74 61.5% 101 21.9% 101 9.1% 107 9.2% 121 8.8% 82
Virginia Tech 2.27 109 2.03 118 3.05 42 45.2% 95 85.0% 19 21.1% 92 7.0% 89 6.5% 95 7.6% 73
Wake Forest 2.65 55 2.58 62 2.99 47 42.7% 111 69.0% 81 17.1% 51 3.5% 20 3.5% 37 3.6% 17
Washington 3.01 10 2.97 15 3.26 25 58.1% 7 69.6% 72 14.1% 14 5.2% 53 3.5% 39 7.5% 71
Washington State 2.90 22 2.80 30 3.42 14 54.0% 14 100.0% 1 19.7% 75 1.8% 3 1.5% 13 2.8% 9
West Virginia 2.26 110 2.27 106 2.24 105 37.9% 126 75.0% 51 20.9% 89 5.0% 50 4.2% 55 6.1% 47
Western Kentucky 2.13 121 2.30 101 1.49 127 42.9% 110 86.7% 11 20.7% 88 3.4% 18 0.8% 5 7.2% 64
Western Michigan 2.52 72 2.50 72 2.63 74 45.3% 94 56.3% 113 19.3% 67 5.3% 57 6.9% 99 3.2% 12
Wisconsin 2.79 37 2.93 20 1.74 124 47.0% 75 85.7% 12 15.1% 26 2.8% 9 1.8% 16 3.9% 22
Wyoming 2.60 60 2.43 80 3.16 33 44.4% 102 68.4% 84 15.4% 27 4.6% 41 1.9% 17 7.4% 68