Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average thru week #4.

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Every year I am adding to new features and articles to my College Football Preview and PhilSteele.com and for all 130 teams I have added a couple extra columns to the Game-by-Game Stats that you will find for every team. A lot of people have been asking me what those columns stand for and I thought I would explain it further in today’s blog.

Sample below of Alabama’s Game by Game Stats as a subscriber to Phil Steele Plus on Philsteele.com.

A couple years ago during the season I was wondering how certain offensive and defensive performances that a team had vs a particular opponent stacked up on how the other opponents fared against that team. Not every performance as far as yards gained and given up is created equal due to the quality of opponent played. So to the right of the net yards and points columns, you will see an offensive vs foe and defensive vs foe numbers. The first # is what that performance ranked compared to every other team their opponent allowed throughout the year (#1 being the best, with #12 being the worst since most teams play 12 games) while the second column contains the number of yards positive or negative against their opponent’s average.

I have broke down the offensive and defensive averages and in today’s blog I took all those averages (both offense and defense) and combined them to come up with the most impressive teams in the country compared to how they fared against their opponent. Here is a ranking of all 130 teams and how they did. This list does take out Garbage yards that may occur during overtime and/or blowout wins/losses. You you may see a difference in rankings from the Game by Game Stats listed on the actual Teams Pages. The team page game by game stats include garbage yards.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
CLEMSON 12 158.8 5 201.9 360.7 1
UCF 7 182.8 9 172.0 354.8 2
MIAMI FLA 1 217.3 18 123.7 341.0 3
ALABAMA 10 174.5 11 165.1 339.6 4
OHIO ST 5 195.8 16 133.0 328.9 5
WISCONSIN 14 146.2 15 141.3 287.6 6
GEORGIA 40 67.4 2 217.8 285.2 7
OKLAHOMA 2 214.6 39 62.7 277.3 8
MICHIGAN 50 56.0 3 208.4 264.4 9
AUBURN 72 19.1 1 239.5 258.6 10
GEORGIA TECH 13 155.8 23 99.5 255.3 11
TCU 18 131.9 20 108.9 240.8 12
OKLAHOMA ST 9 175.7 41 57.8 233.4 13
FLORIDA ST 70 21.2 4 206.3 227.5 14
VIRGINIA TECH 26 99.6 17 125.7 225.2 15
LOUISVILLE 3 202.9 59 19.5 222.4 16
MICHIGAN ST 54 48.2 10 171.0 219.2 17
S MISS 64 35.0 8 177.2 212.2 18
BAYLOR 15 144.1 40 62.6 206.7 19
USC 25 101.5 21 104.5 206.0 20
DUKE 90 -5.2 6 199.6 194.4 21
BOISE ST 66 31.1 12 160.1 191.2 22
UTSA 62 36.8 14 152.8 189.7 23
PENN ST 24 102.2 29 84.3 186.5 24
WASHINGTON 28 95.6 31 80.4 176.0 25
MINNESOTA 83 2.4 13 157.2 159.7 26
TEXAS TECH 4 197.8 96 -38.6 159.2 27
OREGON 16 138.6 58 20.6 159.1 28
LSU 35 76.0 32 79.9 155.9 29
MISS ST 27 98.6 46 52.3 150.9 30
WEST VIRGINIA 6 188.4 95 -38.0 150.4 31
HOUSTON 56 45.8 22 103.3 149.1 32
SMU 11 174.1 90 -26.9 147.2 33
PURDUE 49 56.2 26 88.8 145.0 34
SAN DIEGO ST 107 -52.7 7 194.8 142.2 35
SOUTH FLORIDA 20 117.1 60 19.4 136.5 36
ARIZONA ST 23 103.5 54 31.5 135.0 37
WASH ST 47 58.0 34 75.3 133.3 38
CALIFORNIA 63 35.1 24 97.3 132.4 39
NEBRASKA 57 44.9 27 87.0 131.9 40
NAVY 21 115.3 62 15.0 130.3 41
ARIZONA 48 56.3 37 65.9 122.2 42
NOTRE DAME 17 138.5 92 -27.9 110.5 43
KANSAS ST 68 22.2 28 86.8 109.0 44
MARYLAND 76 12.3 25 90.3 102.5 45
VIRGINIA 71 19.1 30 82.7 101.8 46
HAWAII 38 72.3 55 29.3 101.6 47
WAKE FOREST 53 50.3 47 50.4 100.8 48
SYRACUSE 31 84.3 61 15.3 99.7 49
UCLA 8 178.7 120 -83.1 95.6 50
TEXAS 44 61.1 53 34.2 95.4 51
COLORADO ST 22 105.6 82 -15.9 89.7 52
NC State 19 120.7 97 -40.0 80.7 53
NEW MEXICO ST 33 81.3 80 -10.0 71.3 54
PITTSBURGH 67 26.9 50 40.8 67.7 55
IOWA 82 4.2 44 52.7 56.9 56
COLORADO 79 7.4 48 46.2 53.7 57
ARKANSAS 93 -18.0 36 71.5 53.5 58
MISSISSIPPI 43 63.0 81 -10.8 52.2 59
AIR FORCE 86 -3.5 45 52.5 49.0 60
TEXAS A&M 77 10.2 51 37.7 47.9 61
STANFORD 42 64.9 85 -21.3 43.7 62
NORTH TEXAS 40 67.4 88 -25.1 42.3 63
NEW MEXICO 114 -73.6 19 114.6 41.0 64
Appalachian St 65 34.7 68 5.9 40.6 65
UTAH ST 61 38.3 71 1.8 40.0 66
E MICHIGAN 84 1.0 52 36.3 37.3 67
ULM 45 58.9 91 -27.8 31.1 68
OREGON ST 51 54.1 87 -25.1 29.1 69
CINCINNATI 39 69.2 98 -41.1 28.1 70
TROY ST 81 5.0 56 21.7 26.7 71
N CAROLINA 36 73.3 103 -50.0 23.3 72
MIDDLE TENN 98 -32.5 43 55.0 22.5 73
C MICHIGAN 30 84.4 110 -64.9 19.6 74
IOWA ST 29 89.0 113 -70.5 18.5 75
UTAH 87 -3.5 57 21.2 17.6 76
Texas St 80 5.9 64 10.2 16.1 77
INDIANA 59 40.4 89 -25.4 14.9 78
MIAMI (OH) 110 -62.7 33 76.3 13.7 79
BOSTON COLL 75 13.2 74 -2.9 10.3 80
LOUISIANA TECH 37 72.7 109 -64.4 8.2 81
OHIO U 91 -5.4 66 8.2 2.8 82
TULANE 115 -73.8 35 73.2 -0.6 83
NORTHWESTERN 58 43.2 101 -46.6 -3.3 84
BUFFALO 88 -4.6 72 1.0 -3.6 85
RUTGERS 109 -61.7 42 57.6 -4.1 86
UAB 89 -4.8 73 -1.4 -6.3 87
Georgia St 85 -2.2 78 -8.8 -11.0 88
UNLV 46 58.3 115 -72.3 -14.0 89
TOLEDO 55 46.6 112 -68.1 -21.6 90
VANDERBILT 112 -65.4 49 43.3 -22.1 91
FLORIDA 78 9.9 94 -35.9 -26.0 92
TENNESSEE 73 17.6 99 -44.5 -26.9 93
FRESNO ST 94 -23.5 75 -5.0 -28.5 94
MEMPHIS 99 -35.0 69 3.9 -31.1 95
ARKANSAS ST 34 78.0 122 -109.5 -31.5 96
BALL STATE 92 -15.4 86 -23.8 -39.2 97
ARMY 103 -50.2 65 9.8 -40.4 98
KENTUCKY 105 -51.6 67 7.4 -44.2 99
KANSAS 52 50.4 121 -95.7 -45.2 100
W MICHIGAN 100 -40.8 79 -8.8 -49.7 101
TULSA 32 82.2 125 -134.1 -51.9 102
S CAROLINA 108 -59.3 70 3.8 -55.6 103
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 69 21.4 119 -78.7 -57.3 104
SOUTH ALABAMA 116 -88.3 63 14.6 -73.7 105
FLORIDA INT’L 95 -23.7 104 -50.2 -73.8 106
ILLINOIS 106 -52.0 93 -30.3 -82.3 107
MARSHALL 97 -32.4 106 -56.8 -89.2 108
IDAHO 104 -51.4 102 -49.1 -100.5 109
UMass 102 -46.1 105 -55.7 -101.7 110
MISSOURI 96 -29.8 116 -73.2 -103.0 111
NEVADA 117 -101.0 77 -6.7 -107.7 112
W KENTUCKY 119 -107.5 76 -6.7 -114.2 113
EAST CAROLINA 74 14.8 126 -138.1 -123.3 114
AKRON 111 -64.5 117 -75.3 -139.8 115
WYOMING 130 -223.4 38 63.7 -159.8 116
LOUISIANNA 101 -41.3 123 -119.2 -160.5 117
BYU 123 -144.7 84 -17.6 -162.2 118
TEMPLE 120 -108.6 107 -57.5 -166.2 119
N ILLINOIS 126 -153.2 83 -16.0 -169.2 120
Old Dominion 125 -152.5 100 -46.1 -198.6 121
CONNECTICUT 60 40.2 130 -239.2 -199.0 122
Charlotte 122 -142.8 111 -66.2 -209.0 123
Coastal Carolina 118 -106.3 128 -139.3 -245.5 124
SAN JOSE ST 121 -119.3 127 -138.4 -257.7 125
RICE 127 -194.4 108 -63.3 -257.8 126
BOWLING GREEN 113 -68.6 129 -193.6 -262.2 127
Georgia Southern 124 -145.5 124 -127.4 -272.9 128
KENT ST 128 -214.4 114 -71.1 -285.6 129
UTEP 129 -219.8 118 -75.5 -295.3 130