College Football Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents average thru Week #8.


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 8.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
CLEMSON 4 154.9 2 186.3 341.2 1
ALABAMA 1 175.9 4 148.2 324.0 2
MICHIGAN 32 56.0 1 214.3 270.3 3
TEXAS A&M 13 92.6 7 122.7 215.2 4
NC State 10 112.3 26 75.3 187.6 5
MIAMI FLA 57 16.4 3 168.1 184.5 6
OKLAHOMA 2 170.5 71 10.9 181.4 7
OHIO ST 3 162.3 63 16.6 178.8 8
MISSOURI 5 148.3 61 18.9 167.1 9
LSU 28 64.1 17 102.7 166.8 10
WASH ST 20 71.0 22 86.8 157.8 11
WASHINGTON 42 45.7 15 106.1 151.8 12
IOWA 58 15.5 6 135.2 150.7 13
WISCONSIN 14 91.1 44 51.6 142.8 14
IOWA ST 70 5.5 5 136.8 142.3 15
GEORGIA 22 70.5 30 71.2 141.7 16
TEMPLE 45 38.5 19 96.3 134.8 17
TEXAS TECH 8 132.6 78 2.2 134.8 18
MISS ST 63 11.2 8 121.1 132.3 19
Appalachian St 62 11.6 9 120.5 132.1 20
BOISE ST 21 70.6 37 57.5 128.1 21
PURDUE 11 111.9 67 15.3 127.2 22
NORTH TEXAS 17 82.3 49 40.7 123.0 23
UTAH 48 36.5 25 77.5 114.0 24
UAB 50 30.5 24 81.7 112.2 25
S CAROLINA 43 43.5 32 67.5 111.0 26
NOTRE DAME 46 37.9 29 71.8 109.8 27
PENN ST 16 84.5 54 24.9 109.4 28
FLORIDA 31 56.0 45 51.6 107.5 29
EAST CAROLINA 80 -3.1 14 106.3 103.2 30
NEBRASKA 9 130.1 99 -27.3 102.8 31
KENTUCKY 86 -16.1 11 112.8 96.7 32
TCU 82 -9.0 16 104.0 95.0 33
ARMY 78 -1.1 20 94.7 93.6 34
MISSISSIPPI 7 141.1 110 -48.0 93.1 35
UCF 12 99.2 83 -7.8 91.5 36
INDIANA 26 64.4 53 26.4 90.9 37
FRESNO ST 87 -20.3 12 108.8 88.5 38
N CAROLINA 24 68.6 62 17.7 86.2 39
TEXAS 47 37.2 48 46.0 83.2 40
S MISS 53 25.4 40 55.1 80.4 41
CALIFORNIA 91 -22.6 18 97.6 75.0 42
VIRGINIA 77 -1.0 28 73.3 72.3 43
OREGON 30 58.2 70 11.5 69.7 44
COLORADO 55 17.0 43 51.9 68.9 45
WEST VIRGINIA 38 47.4 58 21.2 68.6 46
BUFFALO 40 46.6 65 16.3 62.9 47
AUBURN 67 6.4 41 54.7 61.1 48
ARKANSAS ST 36 48.1 69 13.0 61.0 49
MICHIGAN ST 76 -0.9 36 58.2 57.3 50
GEORGIA TECH 33 52.4 76 4.6 57.0 51
CINCINNATI 107 -52.7 13 108.7 56.0 52
OKLAHOMA ST 23 70.2 86 -14.1 56.0 53
W MICHIGAN 18 81.4 99 -27.3 54.1 54
BAYLOR 19 77.7 96 -25.0 52.7 55
SYRACUSE 25 64.6 87 -15.8 48.8 56
MARYLAND 97 -30.2 33 67.2 37.0 57
MIAMI (OH) 100 -37.7 27 74.0 36.3 58
HOUSTON 6 143.2 120 -107.9 35.3 59
UCLA 61 12.9 60 19.1 32.1 60
ARKANSAS 92 -22.9 42 53.8 30.9 61
DUKE 101 -37.9 31 68.7 30.8 62
ARIZONA ST 41 46.5 89 -17.4 29.2 63
TENNESSEE 73 0.5 52 27.4 27.9 64
NORTHWESTERN 69 5.8 59 20.7 26.5 65
E MICHIGAN 72 3.4 55 22.4 25.8 66
Charlotte 123 -91.1 10 116.5 25.4 67
BOSTON COLL 75 -0.1 57 22.1 21.9 68
MINNESOTA 71 4.2 68 14.4 18.6 69
TULANE 96 -29.7 47 47.3 17.6 70
COLORADO ST 34 49.5 103 -33.1 16.4 71
FLORIDA ST 103 -47.5 35 62.4 14.9 72
LOUISIANNA 15 85.8 115 -72.1 13.7 73
MEMPHIS 49 33.7 93 -20.2 13.5 74
BYU 106 -52.3 34 65.5 13.2 75
USC 90 -21.9 51 33.6 11.7 76
AIR FORCE 83 -11.3 56 22.4 11.0 77
NEVADA 74 0.1 72 10.5 10.6 78
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 35 48.4 107 -38.2 10.2 79
LOUISIANA TECH 79 -2.5 75 7.9 5.4 80
SOUTH FLORIDA 39 46.8 108 -43.5 3.3 81
SAN DIEGO ST 121 -81.0 23 84.2 3.2 82
OHIO U 29 59.5 112 -56.6 3.0 83
TROY ST 109 -54.0 39 56.4 2.4 84
UTAH ST 54 19.6 98 -26.0 -6.4 85
STANFORD 66 7.1 88 -16.6 -9.4 86
VIRGINIA TECH 44 38.7 111 -53.9 -15.2 87
WYOMING 126 -108.7 21 92.3 -16.4 88
Coastal Carolina 68 6.2 95 -24.7 -18.5 89
ARIZONA 59 14.2 102 -33.1 -18.9 90
TULSA 110 -59.8 50 38.6 -21.2 91
KANSAS ST 89 -20.9 80 -2.6 -23.6 92
VANDERBILT 81 -6.8 90 -17.6 -24.5 93
PITTSBURGH 119 -76.7 46 48.8 -27.9 94
MARSHALL 88 -20.6 84 -8.4 -29.0 95
N ILLINOIS 122 -89.6 38 56.7 -32.8 96
Liberty 27 64.2 119 -102.3 -38.1 97
BALL STATE 56 17.0 113 -59.6 -42.7 98
MIDDLE TENN 112 -67.4 64 16.4 -51.0 99
NAVY 111 -64.4 73 9.4 -55.0 100
FLORIDA INT’L 108 -52.8 81 -4.1 -56.9 101
C MICHIGAN 117 -73.3 66 16.3 -57.0 102
W KENTUCKY 95 -29.3 101 -29.9 -59.2 103
KANSAS 102 -41.5 91 -18.2 -59.7 104
Georgia Southern 114 -68.2 79 -1.2 -69.3 105
SMU 118 -74.1 77 2.5 -71.5 106
LOUISVILLE 105 -51.3 94 -21.0 -72.3 107
WAKE FOREST 37 47.9 127 -120.7 -72.8 108
HAWAII 51 26.6 117 -101.7 -75.0 109
Georgia St 98 -32.0 109 -47.9 -79.8 110
NEW MEXICO 116 -69.4 85 -14.0 -83.4 111
ULM 85 -15.8 116 -72.2 -88.0 112
TOLEDO 64 10.6 118 -102.0 -91.4 113
Old Dominion 52 25.4 128 -120.8 -95.3 114
OREGON ST 60 13.1 121 -108.8 -95.7 115
SOUTH ALABAMA 99 -32.3 114 -69.7 -102.1 116
SAN JOSE ST 127 -118.0 74 9.1 -108.9 117
UMass 65 7.2 126 -120.4 -113.2 118
UTEP 120 -77.5 106 -37.1 -114.6 119
UNLV 84 -14.3 123 -113.1 -127.3 120
AKRON 124 -94.6 105 -35.2 -129.8 121
RICE 125 -100.2 104 -33.4 -133.6 122
BOWLING GREEN 93 -23.4 125 -115.1 -138.4 123
RUTGERS 128 -135.6 92 -19.3 -154.9 124
ILLINOIS 104 -51.0 122 -110.8 -161.8 125
UTSA 129 -156.3 82 -6.8 -163.1 126
KENT ST 113 -68.0 124 -113.4 -181.4 127
Texas St 130 -163.2 97 -25.5 -188.7 128
NEW MEXICO ST 115 -69.1 129 -125.9 -195.0 129
CONNECTICUT 94 -24.1 130 -200.8 -224.9 130