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2015 Houston advanced statistical profile

Updated on 8/21/2016

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2015 | 2016

Houston Cougars (American West)

2015 Schedule & Results
Record: 13-1 | Second-order wins (diff.): 10.2 (-2.8) | S&P+ Rk: 44
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
5-Sep Tennessee Tech N/A 52-24 W 99% 19.2 54% 56% 18%
12-Sep at Louisville 28 34-31 W 24% -5.7 67% 61% 43%
26-Sep Texas State 112 59-14 W 100% 36.7 91% 90% 76%
3-Oct at Tulsa 94 38-24 W 96% 14.1 93% 51% 92%
8-Oct SMU 104 49-28 W 99% 18.4 43% 62% 45%
16-Oct at Tulane 120 42-7 W 100% 26.5 74% 70% 72%
24-Oct at Central Florida 125 59-10 W 100% 30.0 57% 92% 21%
31-Oct Vanderbilt 83 34-0 W 100% 28.4 79% 61% 94%
7-Nov Cincinnati 74 33-30 W 15% -8.1 18% 42% 41%
14-Nov Memphis 55 35-34 W 48% -0.4 36% 58% 62%
21-Nov at Connecticut 87 17-20 L 13% -9.1 14% 27% 28%
27-Nov Navy 20 52-31 W 63% 2.7 81% 99% 26%
5-Dec Temple 49 24-13 W 95% 13.5 79% 81% 86%
31-Dec vs. Florida State 7 38-24 W 69% 4.0 78% 87% 78%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 34.8 29 27.2 59
Points Per Game 40.4 10 20.7 20
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.31 42 1.26 71 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 43.7% 43 38.8% 41 40.3%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 31.2 39 26.2 5 29.9
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 5.72 3 4.03 23 4.67
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 9.82 7 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+3.99
ACTUAL 21 2
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 107.1 44 112.8 29 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 42.9% 62 37.1% 22 42.3%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.18 23 0.95 20 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 101.7 65 100.6 58 100.0
Opportunity Rate 39.8% 54 34.3% 27 38.9%
Power Success Rate 66.1% 63 73.7% 105 66.3%
Stuff Rate 17.1% 27 23.0% 26 19.6%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Kenneth Farrow RB 5'10, 220 SR 186 958 12 5.2 5.6 33.9% 1 (0)
Greg Ward Jr. QB 5'11, 185 JR 173 1253 21 7.2 6.9 51.4% 9 (3)
Ryan Jackson RB 5'10, 205 SR 84 407 4 4.8 4.5 36.9% 1 (0)
Javin Webb RB 5'10, 190 SO 70 277 4 4.0 3.4 30.0% 0 (0)
Brandon Wilson CB 5'11, 200 JR 37 188 2 5.1 3.6 43.2% 0 (0)
Demarcus Ayers WR 5'11, 190 JR 25 147 1 5.9 9.4 36.0% 3 (2)
Kyle Postma QB 6'3, 205 SO 24 202 1 8.4 8.1 54.2% 2 (1)
Kaliq Kokuma RB 5'11, 210 FR 18 92 0 5.1 5.9 27.8% 0 (0)
Adam Schulz QB 6'2, 210 SR 3 16 1 5.3 3.5 33.3% 0 (0)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 106.9 45 95.7 80 100.0
Passing Success Rate 44.7% 28 40.3% 63 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.47 70 1.51 81 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 87.8 80 89.2 83 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Greg Ward Jr. 5'11, 185 JR 232 345 2828 17 6 67.2% 25 6.8% 7.3
Kyle Postma 6'3, 205 SO 43 68 453 3 1 63.2% 3 4.2% 6.3
Adam Schulz 6'2, 210 SR 7 13 129 0 0 53.8% 0 0.0% 9.9

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Demarcus Ayers WR 5'11, 190 JR 129 98 1222 6 12.5 9.5 76.0% 56.6% 31.0%
Chance Allen WR 6'3, 215 JR 88 56 752 6 13.4 8.6 63.6% 51.1% 21.2%
Steven Dunbar WR 6'3, 210 SO 54 31 382 3 12.3 7.1 57.4% 37.0% 13.0%
Linell Bonner WR 6'0, 200 SO 39 25 317 5 12.7 8.1 64.1% 48.7% 9.4%
Tyler McCloskey TE 6'2, 245 JR 23 14 157 1 11.2 6.8 60.9% 52.2% 5.5%
Ryan Jackson RB 5'10, 205 SR 18 12 111 0 9.3 6.2 66.7% 33.3% 4.3%
Kenneth Farrow RB 5'10, 220 SR 10 10 119 0 11.9 11.9 100.0% 60.0% 2.4%
Kyle Postma QB 6'3, 205 SO 9 6 145 1 24.2 16.1 66.7% 66.7% 2.2%
Donald Gage WR 5'11, 190 SO 9 6 19 0 3.2 2.1 66.7% 22.2% 2.2%
Isaiah Johnson WR 6'4, 205 FR 7 6 43 0 7.2 6.1 85.7% 57.1% 1.7%
John Leday WR 6'0, 200 SO 7 4 41 0 10.3 5.9 57.1% 42.9% 1.7%
Hayden Daniels TE 6'4, 225 SR 6 4 59 0 14.8 9.8 66.7% 66.7% 1.4%
Brandon Wilson CB 5'11, 200 JR 6 6 49 0 8.2 8.2 100.0% 66.7% 1.4%
Javin Webb RB 5'10, 190 SO 6 5 37 0 7.4 6.2 83.3% 66.7% 1.4%
Tyreik Gray RB 6'0, 195 FR 3 2 24 0 12.0 8.0 66.7% 66.7% 0.7%
Greg Ward Jr. QB 5'11, 185 JR 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 101.9 58 99.1 67 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 47.2% 59 44.5% 50 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.15 45 1.11 71 1.11
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.87 69 2.63 29 2.90
SD Sack Rate 5.8% 83 5.8% 39 5.0%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 117.7 27 104.8 54 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 35.6% 27 28.6% 42 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.79 61 1.70 50 1.77
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.74 21 2.68 18 3.20
PD Sack Rate 7.4% 64 5.8% 92 7.5%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 107.3 55 103.1 51
Q2 S&P+ 103.8 62 110.6 39
Q3 S&P+ 111.9 33 112.2 38
Q4 S&P+ 100.9 73 90.2 108
1st Down S&P+ 92.0 102 103.0 54
2nd Down S&P+ 110.7 41 108.0 44
3rd Down S&P+ 124.6 14 100.3 69
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 63.6% 39 60.4%
Pass Downs Run Rate 39.4% 29 34.0%
Adj. Pace +8.2 11 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 74.0% 75 74.9%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 54.5% 114 60.3%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 29.6% 104 33.9%
Overall Havoc Rate 18.7% 25 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 2.7% 121 5.1%
LB Havoc Rate 7.0% 9 4.5%
DB Havoc Rate 9.0% 7 6.3%
PD to INC 39.2% 16 32.8%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Elandon Roberts ILB 6'0, 235 SR 115.0 15.2% 19.0 6.0 1 5 2 0
Steven Taylor OLB 6'1, 225 JR 76.5 10.1% 18.5 10.0 2 3 2 0
Adrian McDonald S 5'11, 205 SR 75.5 10.0% 3.5 1.0 4 2 2 1
Trevon Stewart S 5'10, 195 SR 64.0 8.5% 10.5 6.0 4 2 1 0
Brandon Wilson CB 5'11, 200 JR 54.5 7.2% 2.0 0.0 1 8 2 1
Lee Hightower CB 6'2, 200 SR 43.5 5.8% 0.0 0.0 1 2 1 0
Tyus Bowser OLB 6'3, 240 JR 38.5 5.1% 6.5 5.5 1 3 1 0
Matthew Adams ILB 6'1, 230 SO 38.5 5.1% 2.5 2.0 0 0 0 0
William Jackson III CB 6'2, 195 SR 38.5 5.1% 1.5 0.0 5 23 0 1
Cameron Malveaux DE 6'6, 270 JR 28.0 3.7% 8.5 2.5 0 3 0 0
Tomme Mark DT 6'2, 305 SR 27.5 3.6% 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Nick Thurman DL 6'4, 290 SO 21.5 2.8% 5.0 0.5 0 1 0 0
B.J. Singleton DT 6'4, 305 JR 15.5 2.1% 2.0 1.0 0 3 0 0
Jeremy Winchester CB 6'0, 190 FR 15.0 2.0% 0.0 0.0 0 3 0 0
Khalil Williams S 6'0, 200 SO 14.5 1.9% 1.0 0.0 1 4 0 0
Emeke Egbule LB 6'3, 230 FR 10.0 1.3% 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0
Jerard Carter DE 6'3, 290 FR 10.0 1.3% 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0
D'Juan Hines ILB 6'1, 225 SO 9.5 1.3% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Ryan Jackson RB 5'10, 205 SR 6.5 0.9% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Earl Foster S 5'11, 200 SR 6.0 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Garrett Davis S 6'1, 200 FR 5.5 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Rasheed Tynes LB 5'11, 220 JR 5.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Howard Wilson CB 6'1, 185 SO 5.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0
Tyler White CB 5'11, 195 SR 5.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Doubenmier ILB 5'11, 220 SO 5.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Note: It appears "Fumble Returns" are getting pulled instead of "Fumble Recoveries." My apologies. Will try to get that corrected.
Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 0.4 55
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.02 74
Punt Success Rate 65.6% 20
Kickoff Success Rate 75.0% 49
Punt Return Success Rate 44.8% 81
Kick Return Success Rate 39.4% 86
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Ty Cummings 6'0, 185 JR 51-51 8-8 100.0%
Kyle Bullard 6'1, 190 SR 23-23 5-9 55.6%
Logan Piper 6'0, 200 SR 1-1 0-0 #DIV/0!
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Logan Piper 6'0, 200 SR 64 40.4 3 23 20 67.2%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Ty Cummings 6'0, 185 JR 100 62.7 30 30.0% 0 2 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Demarcus Ayers 5'11, 190 JR 28 10.4 1 32 0 (0)
Joeal Williams 5'10, 185 FR 1 12.0 0 0 0 (0)
Javin Webb 5'10, 190 SO 0 0.0 0 2 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Brandon Wilson 5'11, 200 JR 23 26.6 2 0 0 (0)
Javin Webb 5'10, 190 SO 7 15.0 0 0 0 (0)
Steven Dunbar 6'3, 210 SO 1 37.0 0 0 0 (0)

Stats via SportSource Analytics