2012 UAB Blazers Football: Statistical Profile

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2011 Schedule & Results

Record: 3-9 | Adj. Record: 2-10 | Final F/+ Rk: 111
Date Opponent Score W-L Adj. Score Adj. W-L
10-Sep at Florida 0-39 L 20.6 - 34.1 L
17-Sep Tulane 10-49 L 19.1 - 35.0 L
24-Sep at East Carolina 23-28 L 25.6 - 33.4 L
1-Oct at Troy 23-24 L 20.6 - 30.7 L
8-Oct Mississippi State 3-21 L 21.8 - 32.1 L
15-Oct at Tulsa 20-37 L 23.5 - 30.2 L
20-Oct Central Florida 26-24 W 37.4 - 28.9 W
29-Oct at Marshall 14-59 L 21.7 - 34.2 L
5-Nov Houston 13-56 L 26.6 - 31.1 L
12-Nov at Memphis 41-35 W 29.6 - 36.3 L
17-Nov Southern Miss 34-31 W 36.7 - 31.8 W
26-Nov at Florida Atlantic 35-38 L 32.1 - 35.7 L
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
Points Per Game 20.2 108 36.8 110
Adj. Points Per Game 26.3 85 32.8 120

2012 Schedule & Projection Factors

2012 Schedule
Date Opponent Proj. Rk
1-Sep Troy 100
15-Sep at South Carolina 15
22-Sep at Ohio State 20
29-Sep Tulsa 47
6-Oct SE Louisiana NR
13-Oct at Houston 29
20-Oct East Carolina 82
27-Oct at Tulane 111
3-Nov at Southern Miss 46
10-Nov Marshall 94
17-Nov Memphis 117
24-Nov at Central Florida 49
Five-Year F/+ Rk 105
Two-Year Recruiting Rk 89
TO Margin/Adj. TO Margin* -5 / -9.0
TO Luck/Game 1.7
Approx. Ret. Starters (Off. / Def.) 10 (6, 4)
Yds/Pt Margin** +4.8

Offense

Category Yards/
Game Rk
S&P+ Rk Success
Rt. Rk
PPP+ Rk
OVERALL 81 69 43 93
RUSHING 83 70 34 87
PASSING 60 69 47 84
Standard Downs 88 64 99
Passing Downs 62 34 80
Redzone 104 98 105
Q1 Rk 72 1st Down Rk 86
Q2 Rk 103 2nd Down Rk 54
Q3 Rk 54 3rd Down Rk 98
Q4 Rk 72
Adj. Line Yards Rk 38
Adj. Sack Rate Rk 35

Quarterback

Note: players in bold below are 2012 returnees. Players in italics are questionable with injury/suspension.

Player Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Comp Att Yards Comp
Rate
TD INT Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Jonathan Perry 6'2, 205 Jr. NR 174 300 2,042 58.0% 10 8 11 3.5% 6.4
Bryan Ellis


67 127 743 52.8% 2 5 4 3.1% 5.5
Joe Bento 6'2, 200 Sr. NR 5 13 30 38.5% 0 2 16 18.8% 0.9
Austin Brown 6'1, 208 RSFr. ** (5.3)








Josh Greer 6'4, 215 Fr. ** (5.4)








Running Back

Player Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Rushes Yards Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Carry
TD Adj.
POE
Greg Franklin RB 5'11, 180 Jr. *** (5.6) 84 430 5.1 1.6 2 +1.3
Jonathan Perry QB 6'2, 205 Jr. NR 81 358 4.4 1.4 3 -3.8
Darrin Reaves RB 5'10, 190 So. *** (5.5) 79 372 4.7 1.5 2 -0.4
Pat Shed RB 60 223 3.7 1.0 1 -6.6
Dontavius Jackson RB 5'10, 205 Sr. **** (5.9) 20 83 4.2 1.2 0 -1.9
Jackie Williams WR 5'11, 180 Jr. *** (5.5) 13 81 6.2 3.1 3 +4.8
Jamarcus Nelson WR-X 5'11, 160 So. ** (5.4) 10 23 2.3 0.8 1 -0.5
Bashr Coles RB 5'11, 212 RSFr. ** (5.4)





Receiving Corps

Player Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Targets Catches Yards Catch Rate Target
Rate
%SD Adj. Yds/
Target
Jackie Williams WR-Z 5'11, 180 Jr. *** (5.5) 93 58 607 62.4% 22.7% 66.7% 5.7
Nick Adams WR-X 58 29 390 50.0% 14.2% 53.4% 4.1
Patrick Hearn WR-H 6'1, 180 Sr. NR 57 31 364 54.4% 13.9% 61.4% 4.5
Greg Franklin RB 5'11, 180 Jr. *** (5.6) 36 21 284 58.3% 8.8% 55.6% 6.4
Jamarcus Nelson WR-X 5'11, 160 So. ** (5.4) 35 17 358 48.6% 8.6% 74.3% 7.7
Nolen Smith TE 6'3, 210 Jr. *** (5.5) 33 19 273 57.6% 8.1% 48.5% 6.3
Jay Davis WR-Z 6'1, 185 So. NR 25 18 174 72.0% 6.1% 64.0% 7.0
Pat Shed RB 31 23 146 74.2% 7.6% 48.4% 4.9
D.J. Vinson WR-H 5'10, 175 So. ** (5.4) 17 11 97 64.7% 4.2% 58.8% 5.0
Kennard Backman TE 6'3, 225 So. *** (5.5) 9 6 43 66.7% 2.2% 55.6% 3.8
Nyiakki Height WR 6'0, 180 Fr. *** (5.5)

Offensive Line

2011 Two-Deep Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals Career Starts/Honors/Notes
Matt McCants LT 43 career starts, 2011 1st All-CUSA
Terence Edge RG 44 career starts
Caleb Thomas LG 25 career starts
Greg Calhoun LT 24 career starts
Darion Smith C 24 career starts
Chris Hubbard RT 6'3, 275 Sr. *** (5.6) 13 career starts
Brian O'Leary LG 6'2, 275 So. ** (5.4)
Dominic Sylvester OL 6'3, 300 Jr. ** (5.2)
Cody Payne OL 6'6, 275 Sr. *

Defense

Category Yards/
Game Rk
S&P+ Rk Success
Rt. Rk
PPP+ Rk
OVERALL 114 119 120 115
RUSHING 103 120 120 117
PASSING 114 114 117 110
Standard Downs 119 120 112
Passing Downs 115 108 117
Redzone 120 120 112
Q1 Rk 120 1st Down Rk 119
Q2 Rk 105 2nd Down Rk 119
Q3 Rk 119 3rd Down Rk 117
Q4 Rk 117
Adj. Line Yards Rk 120
Adj. Sack Rate Rk 120

Defensive Line

Name Pos Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals GP Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Elliott Henigan DT 11 26.5 3.7% 3
Diaheem Watkins DE 6'4, 258 So. ** (5.4) 12 24.5 3.4% 2.5 1.5 1
Connor Boyett DT 6'5, 267 Jr. ** (5.3) 12 22.5 3.2% 3 0.5
Deric Scott DT 6'3, 285 Jr. ** (5.1) 12 13.5 1.9% 1
Adam Arthur DT 12 13.0 1.8% 1.5
Mickey Jackson DT 6'1, 320 So. *** (5.5) 11 12.5 1.8% 1.5 1
Chris Walton DE 6'3, 260 So. *** (5.5) 10 9.0 1.3% 2 1
Tyler Peppers DE


8 6.5 0.9% 0.5 1 1
Trey Grissett DE 6'5, 260 So. *** (5.5) 10 5.5 0.8% 0.5
Jose Casanova DT 6'2, 270 RSFr. NR








Linebackers

Name Pos Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals GP Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Marvin Burdette LB 5'11, 230 Sr. ** (5.2) 12 69.5 9.8% 4.5 1 1 1 1
Lamanski Ware LB 12 58.0 8.2% 7 3 1
Greg Irvin LB 5'11, 218 Sr. ** (4.9) 12 53.0 7.5% 3 1 1 5
D.A. Autry LB 6'0, 242 Sr. *** (5.6) 10 29.5 4.1% 1.5 1 1 1
Drew Luker LB 12 19.0 2.7% 1
Patrick Bastien LB 6'3, 227 Jr. ** (5.1) 12 17.0 2.4% 1 1
Jesse Parrish LB 6'0, 220 Jr. NR








Steven Banks LB 6'0, 224 Jr. NR








Secondary

Name Pos Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Rivals GP Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Jamie Bender S 12 94.0 13.2% 7.5 2 6 4
Cornelius Richards CB 6'1, 179 Sr. ** (5.1) 12 33.0 4.6% 3 1 4
Andre Hicks S 11 33.0 4.6% 1 1
Calvin Jones S 5'10, 187 Jr. ** (5.4) 10 27.0 3.8% 1 1
Terrell Springs CB 12 26.5 3.7% 1 1 2
Chase Daniel S 9 24.5 3.4% 2 1
T.J. Ballou CB 12 24.0 3.4% 2 3 1 4
Marquis Coleman CB 12 19.0 2.7% 2 2
Caleb Lester S 5'10, 190 Jr. ** (5.1) 12 7.0 1.0% 1
Lamar Johnson S 6'2, 205 Sr. *** (5.5)


Jamarious Crusoe S 6'0, 198 So. *** (5.6)








DeQuindre Adams CB 5'10, 190 RSFr. ** (5.4)








Kardeem Poole DB 6'1, 168 RSFr. ** (5.4)








Darius Powell DB 5'10, 181 RSFr. ** (5.4)








Shalin Waterford S 5'11, 190 RSFr. NR








Cortez Webb S 6'2, 189 Jr. ** (5.4)








Kelton Brackett DB 5'11, 186 Fr. *** (5.5)


Jake Ganus DB 6'3, 190 Fr. *** (5.5)


Special Teams

Punter Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Trey Ragland 55 40.6 7 15 18 60.0%
Hunter Mullins 6'3, 195 So. 2 41.5 0 1 1 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Kickoffs Avg TB TB%
Ty Long 6'2, 180 So. 51 39.5 0 0.0%
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt 2012
Year
PAT FG
(0-39)
Pct FG
(40+)
Pct
Ty Long 6'2, 180 So. 24-25 12-12 100.0% 4-7 57.1%
Returner Pos. Ht, Wt 2012
Year
Returns Avg. TD
Jamarcus Nelson KR 5'11, 160 So. 24 17.6 0
D.J. Vinson KR 5'10, 175 So. 22 21.5 0
Nick Adams KR 20 22.8 1
Jackie Williams PR 5'11, 180 Jr. 12 11.0 0
Category Rk
Special Teams F/+ 74
Net Punting 42
Net Kickoffs 119
Touchback Pct 118
Field Goal Pct 10
Kick Returns Avg 95
Punt Returns Avg 38

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Glossary

Adj. Line Yards: A line measure derived from the formula found here. The idea is to divvy credit for a given rush between both the runner and the blockers.

Adj. Pace: Part of the offensive footprint, this takes into account both the number of plays a team attempts and the type of play. Since passes, on average, take up less time (thanks to the fact that 30-50 percent of them are incomplete and stop the clock), pass-heavy offenses are prone to run more plays, therefore limiting the effectiveness of a general plays-per-game measure. Adj. Pace takes a team's run-pass ratio into account.

Adj. POE: An opponent-adjusted "Points Over Expected" measure for running backs that looks both at what a runner gained and what would have been expected given the opponents involved. For more information, start here.

Adj. Points: A look at how a team would have performed in a given week if playing a perfectly average team, with a somewhat average number of breaks and turnovers. The idea for the measure is simple: what if everybody in the country played exactly the same opponent every single week? Who would have done the best? It is an attempt to look at offensive and defensive consistency without getting sidetracked by easy or difficult schedules. And yes, with adjusted score you can allow a negative number of points. For more, start here.

Adj. Record: See Adj. Points.

Adj. Sack Rate: An opponent-adjusted measure of sack rates.

Adj. Score: See Adj. Points.

Adj. TO Margin: What a team's turnover margin would have been if they had recovered exactly 50 percent of all the fumbles that occurred in their games. If there is a huge difference between TO Margin and Adj. TO Margin (in other words, if fumbles, dropped interceptions, or other unlucky bounces were the main source of a good/bad TO margin), that suggests that a team's luck was particularly good or bad and might even out the next season.

Adj. Yards Per Target: A look at a receiver's total receiving yards divided by the number of times he was targeted. Slight adjustments are made for the percentage of times a receiver was targeted on standard ("%SD") and passing downs. Players targeted more on passing downs are likely to have a lower overall per-target average, since passing is more difficult on passing downs.

Bend-Don't-Break: Part of the defensive footprint, this is a comparison of a team's Def. Success Rate (efficiency) to its Def. PPP (explosiveness). The higher the number, the higher percentage of a team's overall S&P was made up by success rate, i.e. the more willing a team was to sacrifice efficiency to prevent big plays. (The lower the number, the more likely a team was to take aggressive risks.)

Covariance: Covariance is a statistical tool that provides a measure of the strength of the correlation between two or more sets of random variates. For these purposes, it is used to compare a team's performance (using opponent-adjusted Adj. Score) to the quality of the opponent at hand. Some teams play their best games against their worst opponents, and some teams do the opposite. This measure is used for both the offensive and defensive footprint. For more, go here.

Go After the Ball: Part of the defensive footprint, this looks at a team's forced fumbles, interceptions and passes broken up. In other words, it looks at their ability to go after the ball. The higher the number, the more they got their hands on the football.

Highlight Yards: The portion of a given run that is credit only to the running back; after a certain number of yards, the line has done its job, and most of the rest of the run will be determined by the running back himself. For more information, start here.

Need for Blitzes: Part of the defensive footprint, this compares a team's standard downs sack rate to its passing downs sack rate. The lower the number, the more they were able to generate pressure on standard downs, and the less need for blitzes.

Turnovers Luck: Presented in Points Per Game fashion, Turnovers Luck looks at the difference between a team's Turnover and Adj. TO Margins and, using the average point value of a turnover (~5.0 points), projects how many points a team gained or lost per game last season.

Yards Per Point: A measure long tracked by Phil Steele as a means of looking at teams that were a little too efficient or inefficient the previous season. A positive YPP Margin means a team's offense was less efficient than opponents' offenses, and to the extent that luck was involved, their luck might even out the next year.

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