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2015 Minnesota advanced statistical profile

Updated on 8/21/2016

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2015 | 2016

Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten West)

2015 Schedule & Results
Record: 6-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.2 (0.2) | S&P+ Rk: 37
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
3-Sep TCU 26 17-23 L 11% -9.6 87% 39% 76%
12-Sep at Colorado State 81 23-20 W 40% -2.0 83% 36% 80%
19-Sep Kent State 115 10-7 W 100% 24.6 87% 42% 85%
26-Sep Ohio 66 27-24 W 65% 3.1 91% 77% 32%
3-Oct at Northwestern 56 0-27 L 0% -21.7 33% 9% 34%
10-Oct at Purdue 86 41-13 W 100% 29.1 82% 75% 88%
17-Oct Nebraska 48 25-48 L 4% -13.9 15% 50% 10%
31-Oct Michigan 6 26-29 L 55% 1.0 83% 86% 67%
7-Nov at Ohio State 3 14-28 L 5% -13.3 49% 49% 73%
14-Nov at Iowa 47 35-40 L 78% 6.0 81% 95% 27%
21-Nov Illinois 61 32-23 W 86% 8.7 63% 71% 48%
28-Nov Wisconsin 31 21-31 L 6% -12.5 33% 53% 49%
28-Dec vs. Central Michigan 78 21-14 W 72% 4.6 67% 63% 69%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 30.1 58 20.9 23
Points Per Game 22.5 106 25.2 45
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.22 82 1.08 3 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 39.4% 92 42.0% 69 40.3%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.0 107 30.3 79 29.9
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.49 89 4.81 80 4.67
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -3.21 98 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-0.30
ACTUAL -4 92
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 98.2 81 96.2 81 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 37.2% 113 44.6% 88 42.3%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.14 32 0.98 35 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 110.2 24 94.9 87 100.0
Opportunity Rate 33.7% 113 38.8% 72 38.9%
Power Success Rate 60.5% 102 71.4% 98 66.3%
Stuff Rate 15.9% 12 17.4% 97 19.6%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Rodney Smith RB 5'11, 200 FR 157 670 2 4.3 3.5 36.3% 0 (0)
Shannon Brooks RB 6'0, 206 FR 119 709 7 6.0 9.8 30.3% 4 (2)
Mitch Leidner QB 6'4, 237 JR 91 369 6 4.1 3.4 35.2% 8 (5)
Rodrick Williams Jr. RB 5'11, 234 SR 33 108 1 3.3 1.7 24.2% 1 (1)
KJ Maye WR 5'10, 194 SR 9 46 1 5.1 2.4 55.6% 1 (1)
Demry Croft QB 6'5, 200 FR 6 55 0 9.2 10.6 50.0% 0 (0)
Berkley Edwards RB 5'9, 195 SO 5 29 0 5.8 13.5 20.0% 0 (0)
Chris Streveler QB 6'2, 223 SO 4 8 0 2.0 0.7 25.0% 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+ 113.1 33 116.9 17 100.0
Passing Success Rate 41.6% 55 38.9% 49 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.30 112 1.22 3 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 155.1 21 113.7 42 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Mitch Leidner 6'4, 237 JR 242 407 2701 14 11 59.5% 16 3.8% 6.2
Demry Croft 6'5, 200 FR 7 17 34 0 0 41.2% 3 15.0% 0.9

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
KJ Maye WR 5'10, 194 SR 125 73 773 5 10.6 6.2 58.4% 46.4% 30.4%
Drew Wolitarsky WR 6'3, 218 JR 62 39 524 3 13.4 8.5 62.9% 48.4% 15.1%
Brandon Lingen TE 6'5, 247 SO 49 33 428 3 13.0 8.7 67.3% 55.1% 11.9%
Rashad Still WR 6'5, 202 FR 36 18 194 3 10.8 5.4 50.0% 38.9% 8.8%
Eric Carter WR 5'11, 189 SO 35 23 255 1 11.1 7.3 65.7% 45.7% 8.5%
Rodney Smith RB 5'11, 200 FR 22 16 124 0 7.8 5.6 72.7% 31.8% 5.4%
Shannon Brooks RB 6'0, 206 FR 21 17 167 0 9.8 8.0 81.0% 47.6% 5.1%
Nate Wozniak TE 6'10, 271 SO 15 8 75 0 9.4 5.0 53.3% 40.0% 3.6%
Nick Hart TE 6'5, 250 SO 13 9 84 0 9.3 6.5 69.2% 30.8% 3.2%
Melvin Holland Jr. WR 6'3, 196 FR 9 2 8 0 4.0 0.9 22.2% 0.0% 2.2%
Miles Thomas FB 5'11, 250 SR 8 4 42 0 10.5 5.3 50.0% 37.5% 1.9%
Rodrick Williams Jr. RB 5'11, 234 SR 7 4 58 0 14.5 8.3 57.1% 42.9% 1.7%
Isaiah Gentry WR 6'4, 206 FR 4 2 36 0 18.0 9.0 50.0% 50.0% 1.0%
Mitch Leidner QB 6'4, 237 JR 1 1 16 0 16.0 16.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Noah Scarver TE 6'5, 274 SO 1 1 5 0 5.0 5.0 100.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Chris Streveler QB 6'2, 223 SO 1 1 4 0 4.0 4.0 100.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 107.7 39 105.3 46 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 43.9% 104 46.5% 64 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.14 51 0.97 5 1.11
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.88 66 3.08 93 2.90
SD Sack Rate 4.4% 55 2.7% 114 5.0%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 101.8 66 110.0 36 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 30.3% 66 31.9% 82 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.48 124 1.47 3 1.77
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.29 59 3.34 76 3.20
PD Sack Rate 3.6% 8 9.0% 34 7.5%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 98.3 83 96.8 78
Q2 S&P+ 110.4 39 113.2 33
Q3 S&P+ 105.0 59 112.7 33
Q4 S&P+ 110.3 32 104.5 50
1st Down S&P+ 105.9 47 103.7 51
2nd Down S&P+ 105.6 54 113.0 32
3rd Down S&P+ 112.5 35 99.1 75
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 61.7% 54 60.4%
Pass Downs Run Rate 27.7% 95 34.0%
Adj. Pace -5.2 114 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 74.4% 71 74.9%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 62.8% 38 60.3%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.5% 42 33.9%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.9% 62 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.5% 71 5.1%
LB Havoc Rate 5.1% 44 4.5%
DB Havoc Rate 6.3% 66 6.3%
PD to INC 34.1% 51 32.8%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Antonio Johnson DB 6'0, 206 SR 80.0 10.8% 2.0 0.0 1 3 0 0
Cody Poock LB 6'2, 230 SO 77.5 10.4% 5.5 0.0 0 0 1 0
De'Vondre Campbell LB 6'5, 239 SR 72.5 9.8% 6.5 4.0 1 3 1 0
Jack Lynn LB 6'3, 238 JR 59.0 7.9% 11.0 1.5 0 2 1 0
Eric Murray DB 6'0, 199 SR 56.5 7.6% 4.0 1.0 1 7 3 0
Briean Boddy-Calhoun DB 5'11, 190 SR 42.5 5.7% 1.5 0.5 4 6 0 0
Adekunle Ayinde DB 6'0, 203 SO 35.0 4.7% 2.5 0.0 0 5 0 0
Jonathan Celestin LB 6'1, 224 SO 33.0 4.4% 4.0 0.0 0 1 1 0
Duke McGhee DB 6'1, 207 SO 32.0 4.3% 1.0 0.0 0 2 0 0
Theiren Cockran DL 6'6, 258 SR 22.5 3.0% 7.0 3.0 0 2 0 0
Jalen Myrick DB 5'10, 205 JR 22.5 3.0% 3.5 0.5 3 3 0 0
Steven Richardson DT 6'0, 291 SO 20.0 2.7% 8.0 3.5 0 2 1 0
Andrew Stelter DE 6'4, 277 SO 19.5 2.6% 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Alex Keith DL 6'3, 254 SR 18.5 2.5% 2.5 0.0 0 2 0 0
Julian Huff LB 5'11, 220 FR 16.5 2.2% 3.5 2.5 0 1 0 0
Nick Rallis LB 5'11, 228 JR 14.5 2.0% 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Scott Ekpe DL 6'4, 290 JR 14.0 1.9% 2.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Antonio Shenault DB 5'11, 175 FR 13.0 1.7% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
KiAnte Hardin DB 5'10, 170 FR 11.0 1.5% 1.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Yoshoub Timms DL 6'2, 290 JR 10.0 1.3% 2.5 1.0 0 0 0 0
Ace Rogers DB 6'1, 211 JR 10.0 1.3% 1.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Gaelin Elmore DL 6'6, 266 SO 9.0 1.2% 3.5 1.5 0 2 0 0
Everett Williams LB 6'1, 231 SO 8.5 1.1% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Hendrick Ekpe DL 6'5, 243 JR 7.5 1.0% 2.5 2.5 0 2 0 0
Damarius Travis DB 6'2, 208 SR 7.5 1.0% 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+ 1.5 3
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.40 16
Punt Success Rate 65.3% 21
Kickoff Success Rate 74.6% 55
Punt Return Success Rate 33.3% 112
Kick Return Success Rate 60.0% 12
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Ryan Santoso 6'6, 250 SO 31-31 17-21 81.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Peter Mortell 6'2, 200 SR 74 43.4 2 17 27 59.5%
Ryan Santoso 6'6, 250 SO 1 29.0 0 0 0 0.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Ryan Santoso 6'6, 250 SO 58 59.9 27 46.6% 0 6 1 0
Andrew Harte 6'0, 181 SO 1 19.0 0 0.0% 0 1 1 0
Emmit Carpenter 6'0, 190 FR 0 0.0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Craig James 5'10, 189 SO 12 -0.6 0 7 4 (1)
KiAnte Hardin 5'10, 170 FR 9 6.8 0 6 0 (0)
KJ Maye 5'10, 194 SR 3 10.0 0 5 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jalen Myrick 5'10, 205 JR 12 21.4 0 0 0 (0)
KiAnte Hardin 5'10, 170 FR 11 24.3 0 0 1 (0)
KJ Maye 5'10, 194 SR 7 12.9 0 0 0 (0)

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