College Football Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents average thru Week #9.


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 9.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
CLEMSON 5 145.0 2 175.9 320.9 1
ALABAMA 2 165.5 4 144.9 310.4 2
MICHIGAN 31 51.3 1 217.5 268.8 3
OKLAHOMA 1 180.3 58 20.1 200.4 4
TEXAS A&M 16 81.1 12 107.8 188.9 5
OHIO ST 3 161.9 61 15.1 177.0 6
NC State 10 114.9 35 51.2 166.1 7
IOWA ST 65 10.7 3 148.5 159.2 8
LSU 27 57.5 20 94.1 151.6 9
GEORGIA 19 72.8 25 76.9 149.7 10
IOWA 69 2.2 5 144.2 146.4 11
MIAMI FLA 71 1.1 6 141.3 142.4 12
WASHINGTON 49 27.9 11 110.8 138.7 13
MISS ST 64 11.0 7 127.6 138.6 14
WASH ST 23 67.4 31 65.5 132.8 15
TEMPLE 47 30.9 14 101.2 132.2 16
MISSOURI 8 119.0 66 9.7 128.7 17
BOISE ST 14 87.5 45 40.9 128.3 18
TEXAS TECH 9 118.8 76 -0.2 118.6 19
NORTH TEXAS 15 84.8 51 33.0 117.7 20
NOTRE DAME 35 43.4 29 72.2 115.6 21
UAB 58 19.2 19 95.1 114.3 22
WISCONSIN 22 67.9 42 44.9 112.8 23
ARMY 73 -1.6 10 112.4 110.8 24
UTAH 44 36.5 28 73.2 109.7 25
FRESNO ST 76 -4.1 9 113.6 109.5 26
S MISS 40 41.0 30 67.9 109.0 27
PENN ST 20 70.5 53 32.9 103.4 28
KENTUCKY 91 -21.1 8 124.3 103.2 29
WEST VIRGINIA 28 55.6 44 42.6 98.2 30
NEBRASKA 7 126.4 98 -29.4 97.0 31
EAST CAROLINA 80 -9.4 13 106.2 96.8 32
TCU 68 2.4 22 93.3 95.7 33
PURDUE 12 95.1 78 -1.9 93.1 34
UCF 11 98.9 82 -6.3 92.6 35
FLORIDA 36 43.3 38 48.0 91.3 36
MISSISSIPPI 6 139.6 111 -50.4 89.2 37
Appalachian St 79 -8.9 16 97.6 88.7 38
S CAROLINA 45 34.1 37 49.4 83.6 39
CALIFORNIA 97 -25.3 15 101.1 75.8 40
MICHIGAN ST 72 -0.5 27 73.4 72.9 41
VIRGINIA 86 -14.3 24 84.4 70.1 42
GEORGIA TECH 46 31.6 48 37.3 68.9 43
TEXAS 52 23.5 41 45.2 68.7 44
HOUSTON 4 158.2 119 -91.0 67.1 45
CINCINNATI 98 -25.7 23 92.1 66.4 46
BUFFALO 32 51.3 62 15.0 66.3 47
BOSTON COLL 51 23.8 46 39.4 63.2 48
AUBURN 66 8.5 34 51.4 60.0 49
UTAH ST 29 55.4 73 4.4 59.8 50
INDIANA 30 53.7 72 5.1 58.8 51
N CAROLINA 33 49.1 68 8.3 57.5 52
OKLAHOMA ST 24 66.0 83 -9.1 56.9 53
OHIO U 18 74.7 92 -19.8 54.9 54
COLORADO 61 14.5 49 34.6 49.1 55
SYRACUSE 17 76.9 96 -27.8 49.1 56
ARKANSAS ST 37 42.9 77 -1.7 41.3 57
MINNESOTA 63 13.6 55 27.2 40.8 58
NORTHWESTERN 70 2.0 47 37.5 39.6 59
MIAMI (OH) 101 -36.9 26 74.7 37.8 60
MARYLAND 83 -12.0 43 44.1 32.1 61
W MICHIGAN 25 65.8 103 -34.4 31.4 62
UCLA 60 14.9 63 14.1 28.9 63
ARIZONA ST 34 45.9 90 -17.9 28.0 64
LOUISIANNA 13 92.1 114 -64.9 27.2 65
TULANE 93 -22.6 36 49.8 27.2 66
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 42 38.3 86 -12.4 25.9 67
OREGON 56 20.4 71 5.4 25.8 68
SAN DIEGO ST 118 -71.2 18 95.8 24.6 69
ARIZONA 50 26.7 80 -4.4 22.3 70
AIR FORCE 67 2.9 60 17.4 20.3 71
TENNESSEE 74 -2.5 57 21.9 19.4 72
ARKANSAS 87 -14.8 52 32.9 18.2 73
BYU 106 -46.0 32 63.6 17.6 74
Charlotte 121 -81.7 17 96.9 15.1 75
MEMPHIS 43 37.8 94 -23.6 14.2 76
USC 90 -20.4 50 33.2 12.7 77
BAYLOR 39 41.8 101 -30.5 11.3 78
STANFORD 55 20.5 87 -12.8 7.7 79
DUKE 75 -2.5 67 8.8 6.2 80
LOUISIANA TECH 85 -12.7 59 18.8 6.1 81
E MICHIGAN 82 -12.0 64 13.3 1.3 82
FLORIDA ST 111 -53.4 33 54.0 0.6 83
TROY ST 108 -48.2 40 46.3 -1.9 84
WYOMING 127 -101.7 21 93.7 -8.0 85
NEVADA 81 -9.6 74 0.9 -8.6 86
COLORADO ST 48 28.2 107 -41.3 -13.0 87
SOUTH FLORIDA 38 41.8 112 -55.3 -13.4 88
PITTSBURGH 95 -24.2 70 6.5 -17.7 89
Georgia Southern 107 -48.1 56 26.8 -21.2 90
Coastal Carolina 59 17.3 106 -40.3 -23.0 91
VIRGINIA TECH 62 13.9 105 -39.6 -25.7 92
MARSHALL 94 -23.7 79 -4.4 -28.1 93
VANDERBILT 77 -4.3 95 -24.3 -28.6 94
Liberty 21 68.4 120 -98.4 -29.9 95
TULSA 120 -76.8 54 31.2 -45.6 96
FLORIDA INT’L 112 -54.7 69 7.5 -47.2 97
N ILLINOIS 126 -97.4 39 46.6 -50.8 98
SMU 110 -52.7 75 0.1 -52.7 99
TOLEDO 53 22.0 117 -85.2 -63.1 100
W KENTUCKY 104 -41.9 93 -21.9 -63.8 101
C MICHIGAN 119 -76.6 65 11.7 -64.9 102
MIDDLE TENN 113 -59.1 81 -5.9 -65.1 103
WAKE FOREST 26 65.0 128 -130.5 -65.5 104
Georgia St 99 -25.7 109 -44.0 -69.7 105
NAVY 114 -61.1 85 -11.4 -72.5 106
KANSAS ST 105 -44.3 97 -29.3 -73.6 107
KANSAS 103 -40.3 104 -35.7 -76.0 108
BALL STATE 84 -12.4 115 -66.4 -78.8 109
LOUISVILLE 102 -38.5 108 -42.3 -80.8 110
HAWAII 57 20.4 121 -105.3 -84.9 111
OREGON ST 54 21.6 124 -109.2 -87.6 112
ULM 88 -18.3 116 -71.6 -89.9 113
SOUTH ALABAMA 100 -26.7 113 -63.4 -90.0 114
Old Dominion 41 38.3 127 -130.2 -91.8 115
UTEP 123 -88.3 89 -17.0 -105.2 116
NEW MEXICO 115 -63.1 110 -45.5 -108.6 117
UMass 89 -20.3 118 -90.1 -110.4 118
SAN JOSE ST 125 -97.3 91 -19.7 -117.0 119
AKRON 122 -87.0 100 -30.3 -117.3 120
RICE 124 -88.5 99 -29.8 -118.3 121
UNLV 78 -8.2 126 -121.7 -129.9 122
BOWLING GREEN 96 -25.1 122 -105.5 -130.6 123
RUTGERS 128 -143.7 84 -11.3 -155.0 124
NEW MEXICO ST 109 -51.4 123 -108.1 -159.6 125
ILLINOIS 92 -21.9 129 -150.7 -172.7 126
UTSA 130 -161.9 88 -16.2 -178.0 127
KENT ST 117 -66.7 125 -114.9 -181.6 128
Texas St 129 -158.1 102 -30.8 -189.0 129
CONNECTICUT 116 -65.3 130 -170.3 -235.5 130