College Football Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents average thru Week #11.


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. Subscribe to Phil Steele Plus right now for just $39.00 through the Super Bowl on the PhilSteele.com Store.

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 11.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
ALABAMA 2 161.7 3 152.5 314.2 1
CLEMSON 4 134.2 2 166.2 300.4 2
MICHIGAN 37 47.2 1 196.8 244.0 3
OKLAHOMA 1 192.7 66 9.8 202.5 4
TEXAS A&M 19 70.7 12 102.0 172.7 5
GEORGIA 14 82.8 26 77.3 160.1 6
WASH ST 22 65.8 25 78.4 144.1 7
MISS ST 61 8.9 5 133.6 142.4 8
OHIO ST 5 127.0 63 14.7 141.7 9
UAB 39 42.2 17 96.8 139.0 10
NOTRE DAME 28 53.0 28 74.9 127.9 11
WEST VIRGINIA 12 89.8 47 37.5 127.3 12
BOISE ST 13 83.8 43 41.7 125.5 13
MIAMI FLA 87 -14.8 4 134.7 119.9 14
MISSOURI 7 111.7 70 4.0 115.7 15
TEMPLE 31 50.2 29 65.3 115.5 16
FRESNO ST 70 -0.8 10 106.2 105.4 17
CINCINNATI 96 -28.6 6 132.6 104.0 18
UTAH ST 11 102.7 72 1.0 103.7 19
IOWA 85 -13.0 8 114.9 102.0 20
Appalachian St 68 0.8 13 101.1 101.9 21
PENN ST 26 56.8 38 44.3 101.0 22
ARMY 88 -17.0 7 117.3 100.3 23
NORTH TEXAS 24 60.2 45 38.3 98.5 24
NC State 15 81.4 60 17.1 98.5 25
LSU 56 19.1 24 79.2 98.3 26
WASHINGTON 65 3.7 20 89.6 93.2 27
UTAH 47 32.6 31 59.9 92.4 28
UCF 8 110.6 91 -20.1 90.5 29
TEXAS TECH 10 110.1 93 -21.2 88.9 30
MICHIGAN ST 84 -12.5 15 101.0 88.5 31
GEORGIA TECH 38 43.3 39 44.2 87.5 32
S MISS 67 1.1 22 85.2 86.3 33
IOWA ST 92 -23.0 9 107.0 84.0 34
MISSISSIPPI 3 148.0 112 -64.8 83.2 35
BUFFALO 27 56.4 52 25.0 81.4 36
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 18 74.0 69 5.3 79.2 37
WISCONSIN 41 40.1 46 37.7 77.8 38
OHIO U 21 67.4 65 9.8 77.2 39
NEBRASKA 9 110.5 100 -35.4 75.1 40
PURDUE 17 78.6 81 -9.9 68.7 41
AIR FORCE 52 24.6 44 40.0 64.6 42
FLORIDA 50 31.3 49 32.6 63.8 43
OKLAHOMA ST 16 79.8 90 -19.8 60.0 44
ARKANSAS ST 40 41.5 64 14.4 55.9 45
MEMPHIS 25 60.2 80 -6.2 53.9 46
TEXAS 48 32.2 56 20.7 52.9 47
KENTUCKY 100 -35.7 21 86.9 51.3 48
ARIZONA ST 23 61.1 82 -10.6 50.6 49
CALIFORNIA 109 -52.9 14 101.1 48.2 50
EAST CAROLINA 66 3.6 40 44.1 47.7 51
TULANE 71 -1.2 37 45.6 44.4 52
BYU 106 -47.4 19 90.0 42.6 53
E MICHIGAN 79 -7.9 35 48.0 40.1 54
BOSTON COLL 81 -10.3 33 49.3 39.0 55
MIAMI (OH) 80 -9.4 36 48.0 38.6 56
S CAROLINA 51 30.6 68 5.6 36.1 57
SYRACUSE 30 51.7 87 -16.2 35.5 58
ARIZONA 43 37.0 76 -2.6 34.4 59
STANFORD 44 34.2 73 -0.4 33.8 60
SAN DIEGO ST 114 -69.4 11 102.4 33.0 61
TROY ST 94 -28.4 30 60.2 31.8 62
TCU 104 -46.6 27 77.2 30.6 63
NEVADA 60 9.9 58 19.5 29.4 64
VIRGINIA 110 -53.4 23 82.7 29.4 65
USC 98 -33.2 32 57.0 23.8 66
INDIANA 36 47.9 94 -24.4 23.5 67
TENNESSEE 86 -14.0 48 36.8 22.7 68
BAYLOR 42 37.3 85 -14.7 22.6 69
W MICHIGAN 33 49.9 96 -28.0 21.9 70
MARSHALL 90 -21.3 41 42.7 21.5 71
NORTHWESTERN 78 -7.7 50 28.6 20.9 72
HOUSTON 6 117.9 123 -97.6 20.3 73
AUBURN 75 -3.1 54 23.0 19.9 74
MARYLAND 97 -29.3 34 48.9 19.6 75
PITTSBURGH 72 -1.3 59 19.2 17.8 76
LOUISIANNA 20 70.1 107 -53.0 17.1 77
COLORADO 69 0.0 62 15.1 15.1 78
UCLA 58 14.6 74 -1.6 13.0 79
N CAROLINA 35 47.9 101 -35.9 12.1 80
OREGON 46 32.8 92 -20.9 11.8 81
MINNESOTA 83 -11.6 55 20.7 9.1 82
DUKE 53 23.7 86 -15.1 8.6 83
Charlotte 123 -89.1 16 97.3 8.2 84
FLORIDA ST 101 -41.1 42 42.6 1.5 85
SOUTH FLORIDA 49 31.6 97 -31.9 -0.3 86
WYOMING 125 -99.5 18 95.1 -4.4 87
ARKANSAS 99 -35.6 53 23.0 -12.6 88
Coastal Carolina 74 -2.8 84 -13.9 -16.7 89
ULM 55 19.7 102 -36.8 -17.0 90
VANDERBILT 73 -2.0 89 -19.2 -21.2 91
LOUISIANA TECH 91 -22.5 77 -2.8 -25.3 92
TOLEDO 32 50.1 118 -80.9 -30.8 93
MIDDLE TENN 89 -19.6 83 -11.3 -30.9 94
WAKE FOREST 34 49.8 119 -86.0 -36.2 95
N ILLINOIS 112 -66.6 51 26.4 -40.2 96
SMU 105 -46.8 78 -3.8 -50.6 97
VIRGINIA TECH 63 8.0 108 -60.0 -52.0 98
FLORIDA INT’L 107 -49.2 79 -5.3 -54.5 99
Liberty 29 52.2 127 -112.8 -60.6 100
NAVY 117 -73.0 67 7.6 -65.3 101
Georgia Southern 115 -69.5 71 2.3 -67.2 102
Old Dominion 45 33.0 126 -102.1 -69.1 103
TULSA 124 -92.7 57 20.1 -72.6 104
COLORADO ST 76 -3.6 114 -69.6 -73.2 105
KANSAS ST 116 -72.5 75 -2.4 -74.9 106
Georgia St 82 -10.9 111 -64.5 -75.4 107
BALL STATE 77 -4.8 115 -72.3 -77.1 108
KANSAS 108 -52.1 95 -27.7 -79.8 109
HAWAII 57 18.9 125 -101.2 -82.3 110
UNLV 62 8.4 122 -92.1 -83.6 111
UMass 64 5.2 120 -88.8 -83.7 112
W KENTUCKY 102 -41.1 105 -49.0 -90.1 113
LOUISVILLE 95 -28.5 110 -62.9 -91.4 114
C MICHIGAN 128 -119.0 61 16.3 -102.7 115
UTEP 121 -81.7 99 -34.5 -116.2 116
BOWLING GREEN 103 -43.0 116 -73.2 -116.2 117
OREGON ST 59 10.0 128 -128.7 -118.7 118
RICE 118 -78.1 104 -48.7 -126.8 119
ILLINOIS 54 23.6 129 -152.2 -128.7 120
RUTGERS 127 -112.1 88 -17.4 -129.5 121
SOUTH ALABAMA 113 -68.9 113 -66.2 -135.0 122
NEW MEXICO 119 -78.6 109 -60.9 -139.4 123
AKRON 126 -101.1 106 -51.7 -152.7 124
NEW MEXICO ST 111 -57.1 124 -99.8 -156.9 125
SAN JOSE ST 122 -83.5 117 -73.9 -157.3 126
Texas St 129 -132.4 98 -33.7 -166.2 127
KENT ST 120 -79.8 121 -90.9 -170.8 128
UTSA 130 -146.4 103 -47.2 -193.6 129
CONNECTICUT 93 -23.8 130 -188.0 -211.8 130