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College Football Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents average thru Week #6.


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.

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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.

Here is the breakdown of Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average through week 6.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
CLEMSON 6 163.8 2 200.5 364.3 1
ALABAMA 3 179.1 6 127.8 306.9 2
GEORGIA 10 120.8 4 143.2 264.0 3
MICHIGAN 47 41.3 1 215.2 256.5 4
OHIO ST 1 193.4 46 55.4 248.8 5
PENN ST 11 119.8 8 117.7 237.6 6
NC State 8 133.9 24 89.3 223.2 7
TEXAS A&M 21 80.8 5 128.9 209.7 8
WEST VIRGINIA 9 122.4 27 85.3 207.7 9
TEXAS TECH 4 172.5 59 35.0 207.4 10
MISSOURI 2 191.7 83 1.7 193.4 11
MIAMI FLA 69 10.0 3 168.7 178.7 12
WISCONSIN 12 115.6 41 63.1 178.7 13
S CAROLINA 22 77.2 18 95.5 172.7 14
BOISE ST 32 62.6 16 100.7 163.3 15
WASH ST 27 66.9 20 94.3 161.1 16
Appalachian St 44 45.2 10 110.9 156.1 17
NOTRE DAME 31 63.6 28 82.3 145.9 18
LSU 28 66.4 31 75.4 141.8 19
OKLAHOMA 7 149.7 88 -8.9 140.8 20
TEMPLE 45 44.5 21 92.8 137.3 21
NEBRASKA 18 99.9 63 30.6 130.5 22
KENTUCKY 70 8.4 7 119.8 128.3 23
ARMY 66 13.5 9 113.9 127.4 24
MISS ST 57 26.6 19 95.4 122.1 25
TCU 61 18.9 15 101.2 120.1 26
IOWA 67 12.8 13 104.0 116.8 27
WASHINGTON 36 54.9 42 60.1 115.0 28
UCF 19 99.8 74 10.4 110.2 29
INDIANA 49 38.9 33 67.8 106.7 30
CALIFORNIA 64 14.2 23 91.2 105.4 31
MISSISSIPPI 14 104.7 85 -3.8 100.9 32
COLORADO 24 72.3 64 28.5 100.8 33
OKLAHOMA ST 17 100.7 84 -0.9 99.7 34
TEXAS 42 48.1 49 48.9 97.0 35
FRESNO ST 91 -18.4 12 107.9 89.5 36
PURDUE 16 103.9 92 -16.2 87.7 37
FLORIDA 60 21.7 39 65.3 87.0 38
IOWA ST 94 -24.0 11 110.2 86.2 39
MICHIGAN ST 58 24.2 45 56.0 80.1 40
W MICHIGAN 15 104.0 99 -24.6 79.4 41
AUBURN 77 -2.1 29 80.7 78.6 42
VIRGINIA 83 -10.1 26 88.4 78.4 43
BAYLOR 13 107.7 101 -29.8 77.9 44
TENNESSEE 62 15.5 43 59.3 74.8 45
TULANE 72 4.6 32 69.7 74.3 46
HOUSTON 5 168.3 117 -94.5 73.9 47
UAB 73 3.8 37 66.0 69.8 48
ARIZONA ST 35 56.0 72 12.8 68.8 49
N CAROLINA 38 54.7 73 11.3 65.9 50
OREGON 25 68.9 86 -4.3 64.5 51
MARYLAND 63 15.5 50 48.3 63.8 52
NORTH TEXAS 46 42.7 70 18.7 61.4 53
ARKANSAS ST 40 54.0 79 6.2 60.1 54
NORTHWESTERN 53 37.3 67 22.2 59.5 55
S MISS 84 -10.3 36 66.3 56.0 56
GEORGIA TECH 30 64.6 89 -8.9 55.7 57
ARKANSAS 90 -16.1 34 67.6 51.5 58
EAST CAROLINA 89 -15.7 35 66.9 51.2 59
SYRACUSE 33 57.8 87 -6.8 51.0 60
USC 71 7.9 55 40.5 48.4 61
DUKE 106 -44.6 25 88.7 44.1 62
UCLA 76 -0.9 52 44.1 43.2 63
LOUISIANA TECH 75 2.1 57 38.5 40.6 64
MINNESOTA 82 -9.7 48 49.8 40.1 65
UTAH 79 -3.9 54 41.3 37.4 66
TULSA 92 -21.7 44 58.1 36.4 67
SAN DIEGO ST 111 -56.7 22 92.6 35.9 68
VANDERBILT 78 -3.2 60 33.7 30.5 69
Coastal Carolina 37 54.9 100 -27.2 27.7 70
CINCINNATI 120 -80.3 14 103.7 23.4 71
UTAH ST 39 54.5 102 -31.2 23.3 72
TROY ST 86 -14.3 58 36.8 22.6 73
VIRGINIA TECH 34 57.0 104 -36.0 20.9 74
OHIO U 23 73.9 110 -53.8 20.1 75
BUFFALO 52 37.4 95 -20.3 17.1 76
FLORIDA ST 109 -48.1 40 64.6 16.5 77
MIAMI (OH) 103 -36.0 47 52.2 16.3 78
STANFORD 65 14.2 81 2.1 16.3 79
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 29 66.2 108 -52.2 14.0 80
SOUTH FLORIDA 26 66.9 111 -55.0 11.9 81
W KENTUCKY 87 -14.5 69 21.6 7.1 82
AIR FORCE 102 -32.7 56 38.6 5.9 83
MEMPHIS 59 22.8 94 -18.1 4.6 84
E MICHIGAN 74 2.6 82 1.9 4.5 85
BOSTON COLL 81 -6.8 78 6.5 -0.3 86
NEVADA 95 -24.2 66 23.9 -0.3 87
PITTSBURGH 108 -46.7 51 45.9 -0.9 88
MIDDLE TENN 104 -37.4 61 33.1 -4.3 89
ARIZONA 88 -14.8 76 8.3 -6.5 90
BYU 117 -74.6 38 65.6 -9.0 91
KANSAS 93 -22.2 75 9.8 -12.4 92
Liberty 20 82.5 120 -99.0 -16.5 93
COLORADO ST 54 36.3 112 -57.9 -21.6 94
MARSHALL 68 12.6 103 -35.8 -23.2 95
WYOMING 124 -104.1 30 80.0 -24.1 96
BALL STATE 55 29.0 109 -53.2 -24.2 97
NEW MEXICO 110 -54.7 65 25.0 -29.7 98
SMU 107 -45.3 77 7.7 -37.6 99
KANSAS ST 96 -24.9 93 -17.7 -42.6 100
NAVY 121 -84.6 53 42.0 -42.6 101
Charlotte 128 -139.3 17 96.5 -42.7 102
LOUISVILLE 99 -27.5 96 -21.6 -49.1 103
HAWAII 48 39.7 116 -90.0 -50.3 104
Georgia St 98 -26.8 98 -24.3 -51.1 105
OREGON ST 43 46.7 121 -99.8 -53.1 106
WAKE FOREST 41 48.5 124 -103.5 -55.0 107
Old Dominion 50 38.1 118 -94.6 -56.5 108
Georgia Southern 114 -61.8 80 4.0 -57.9 109
N ILLINOIS 123 -102.6 62 31.8 -70.8 110
SOUTH ALABAMA 101 -29.1 106 -42.8 -71.9 111
LOUISIANNA 56 27.8 126 -112.6 -84.8 112
C MICHIGAN 118 -75.7 91 -15.3 -91.0 113
RICE 119 -79.1 90 -12.1 -91.2 114
UNLV 112 -57.6 107 -45.0 -102.6 115
SAN JOSE ST 127 -125.9 68 21.9 -104.0 116
TOLEDO 51 38.1 129 -142.6 -104.6 117
FLORIDA INT’L 116 -74.4 105 -36.2 -110.6 118
ILLINOIS 85 -13.5 122 -100.7 -114.2 119
BOWLING GREEN 105 -40.4 115 -88.2 -128.6 120
UTEP 113 -61.7 114 -67.5 -129.2 121
RUTGERS 126 -116.0 97 -22.3 -138.3 122
ULM 97 -25.7 127 -115.3 -141.0 123
KENT ST 115 -64.2 125 -104.1 -168.3 124
NEW MEXICO ST 125 -108.0 113 -61.7 -169.7 125
UMass 100 -29.0 128 -142.0 -171.0 126
UTSA 130 -189.4 71 15.3 -174.2 127
AKRON 122 -94.4 119 -97.6 -191.9 128
CONNECTICUT 80 -5.6 130 -210.6 -216.2 129
Texas St 129 -169.3 123 -101.4 -270.7 130