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2015 Notre Dame advanced statistical profile

Updated on 8/20/2016

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2015 | 2016

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independents)

2015 Schedule & Results
Record: 10-3 | Second-order wins (diff.): 10.0 (0.0) | S&P+ Rk: 8
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
5-Sep Texas 72 38-3 W 100% 39.5 90% 86% 89%
12-Sep at Virginia 73 34-27 W 81% 7.1 86% 81% 24%
19-Sep Georgia Tech 68 30-22 W 99% 20.3 91% 72% 77%
26-Sep Massachusetts 97 62-27 W 97% 15.2 94% 96% 7%
3-Oct at Clemson 2 22-24 L 46% -0.7 99% 60% 98%
10-Oct Navy 20 41-24 W 94% 12.2 99% 94% 95%
17-Oct USC 17 41-31 W 68% 3.7 66% 81% 46%
31-Oct at Temple 49 24-20 W 91% 10.6 84% 84% 68%
7-Nov at Pittsburgh 40 42-30 W 87% 9.1 84% 86% 44%
14-Nov Wake Forest 92 28-7 W 98% 15.8 63% 68% 54%
21-Nov vs. Boston College 67 19-16 W 84% 8.0 70% 80% 48%
28-Nov at Stanford 10 36-38 L 53% 0.7 76% 94% 36%
1-Jan vs. Ohio State 3 28-44 L 2% -15.8 36% 76% 40%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 42.4 7 23.7 35
Points Per Game 34.2 34 24.1 39
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.40 10 1.27 76 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 45.7% 23 40.0% 56 40.3%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.7 97 26.6 9 29.9
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 5.06 38 4.35 36 4.67
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -0.28 71 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-2.20
ACTUAL -6 102
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 130.4 1 102.9 56 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 45.9% 33 42.5% 75 42.3%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.27 8 1.12 84 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 124.1 2 113 21 100.0
Opportunity Rate 45.4% 4 36.7% 48 38.9%
Power Success Rate 66.7% 58 70.5% 96 66.3%
Stuff Rate 20.5% 87 22.1% 38 19.6%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
C.J. Prosise RB 6'1, 220 SR 160 1048 11 6.6 6.9 48.1% 5 (2)
Josh Adams RB 6'1, 212 FR 116 838 6 7.2 7.8 46.6% 2 (1)
DeShone Kizer QB 6'4, 230 SO 113 654 10 5.8 5.5 43.4% 5 (2)
Dexter Williams RB 5'11, 200 FR 21 81 1 3.9 2.0 38.1% 0 (0)
Malik Zaire QB 6'0, 222 JR 17 118 0 6.9 8.2 47.1% 0 (0)
Brandon Wimbush QB 6'1, 216 FR 6 108 1 18.0 19.8 66.7% 1 (1)
Amir Carlisle WR 5'10, 195 SR 6 38 0 6.3 7.6 33.3% 0 (0)
Torii Hunter Jr. WR 6'0, 195 JR 5 16 0 3.2 2.4 20.0% 1 (1)
Tarean Folston RB 5'9, 214 JR 3 19 0 6.3 7.5 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+ 126.7 10 108.7 39 100.0
Passing Success Rate 45.4% 22 36.8% 28 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.54 48 1.51 78 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 105.4 52 93.4 77 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
DeShone Kizer 6'4, 230 SO 210 334 2880 21 10 62.9% 23 6.4% 7.7
Malik Zaire 6'0, 222 JR 26 40 428 4 0 65.0% 2 4.8% 9.8
Brandon Wimbush 6'1, 216 FR 3 5 17 0 0 60.0% 1 16.7% 0.8

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Will Fuller WR 6'0, 184 JR 95 62 1258 14 20.3 13.2 65.3% 54.7% 25.9%
Chris Brown WR 6'1, 195 SR 78 48 597 4 12.4 7.7 61.5% 52.6% 21.3%
Amir Carlisle WR 5'10, 195 SR 44 31 351 1 11.3 8.0 70.5% 54.5% 12.0%
Torii Hunter Jr. WR 6'0, 195 JR 42 28 363 2 13.0 8.6 66.7% 61.9% 11.4%
C.J. Prosise RB 6'1, 220 SR 36 27 325 1 12.0 9.0 75.0% 36.1% 9.8%
Corey Robinson WR 6'4, 215 JR 29 16 200 1 12.5 6.9 55.2% 48.3% 7.9%
Alizé Jones TE 6'4, 240 FR 18 13 190 0 14.6 10.6 72.2% 61.1% 4.9%
Nic Weishar TE 6'4, 241 SO 8 3 19 0 6.3 2.4 37.5% 25.0% 2.2%
Josh Adams RB 6'1, 212 FR 7 7 42 1 6.0 6.0 100.0% 57.1% 1.9%
Durham Smythe TE 6'4, 245 JR 5 3 18 1 6.0 3.6 60.0% 40.0% 1.4%
Tyler Luatua TE 6'2, 255 SO 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Equanimeous St. Brown WR 6'4, 205 FR 1 1 8 0 8.0 8.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.3%
Chase Hounshell TE 6'4, 255 SR 1 1 6 0 6.0 6.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.3%
C.J. Sanders WR 5'8, 185 FR 1 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 100.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 119.0 11 103.0 53 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 48.4% 40 47.1% 74 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.18 34 1.09 59 1.11
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.07 36 2.84 60 2.90
SD Sack Rate 6.2% 88 5.6% 46 5.0%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 153.2 3 110.5 34 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 39.4% 6 25.7% 22 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 2.03 14 1.97 115 1.77
PD Line Yards per Carry 4.07 3 2.63 14 3.20
PD Sack Rate 7.4% 64 7.4% 64 7.5%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 123.6 13 100.9 57
Q2 S&P+ 119.7 21 107.7 53
Q3 S&P+ 157.2 1 111.9 39
Q4 S&P+ 134.4 2 103.3 57
1st Down S&P+ 122.1 13 100.9 64
2nd Down S&P+ 145.3 2 111.3 37
3rd Down S&P+ 132.8 7 111.9 36
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.0% 85 60.4%
Pass Downs Run Rate 36.9% 40 34.0%
Adj. Pace -4.8 106 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 73.7% 78 74.9%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 65.6% 19 60.3%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.6% 41 33.9%
Overall Havoc Rate 16.0% 57 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 6.3% 36 5.1%
LB Havoc Rate 4.3% 65 4.5%
DB Havoc Rate 5.4% 91 6.3%
PD to INC 27.5% 110 32.8%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF FR
Jaylon Smith LB 6'2, 240 JR 91.5 13.0% 9.0 1.0 0 5 1 1
Elijah Shumate S 6'0, 224 SR 61.0 8.7% 6.5 0.0 1 2 0 0
Joe Schmidt LB 6'1, 235 SR 60.0 8.5% 4.0 1.0 1 3 0 0
KeiVarae Russell CB 5'11, 196 SR 54.0 7.7% 3.5 1.0 2 4 2 0
Max Redfield S 6'1, 205 JR 51.5 7.3% 2.0 1.0 1 2 0 0
Isaac Rochell DL 6'3, 287 JR 47.0 6.7% 7.5 1.0 0 2 0 0
Romeo Okwara DL 6'4, 270 SR 40.5 5.8% 13.5 9.0 0 0 1 0
Sheldon Day DL 6'2, 285 SR 39.0 5.5% 15.5 4.0 0 4 2 0
Cole Luke CB 5'11, 193 JR 35.0 5.0% 1.0 0.0 2 5 0 0
Matthias Farley CB 5'11, 210 SR 34.0 4.8% 0.0 0.0 1 1 1 0
James Onwualu LB 6'1, 232 JR 29.5 4.2% 6.0 3.0 0 2 1 0
Greer Martini LB 6'2, 245 SO 27.0 3.8% 2.5 1.0 0 0 0 0
Jarrett Grace LB 6'2, 253 SR 20.5 2.9% 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Trumbetti DL 6'3, 260 SO 13.5 1.9% 2.5 1.0 1 0 0 0
Daniel Cage DL 6'1, 315 SO 13.0 1.8% 4.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Nyles Morgan LB 6'1, 240 SO 13.0 1.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0
Jerry Tillery DL 6'6, 305 FR 10.5 1.5% 2.0 1.0 0 0 0 0
Te'von Coney LB 6'1, 235 FR 9.5 1.4% 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0
Devin Butler CB 6'1, 200 JR 8.5 1.2% 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0
Drue Tranquill S 6'1, 225 SO 7.5 1.1% 2.5 0.0 0 2 0 0
Nick Watkins CB 6'1, 200 SO 6.5 0.9% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Nicky Baratti S 6'1, 210 SR 6.0 0.9% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Doug Randolph DL 6'2, 255 JR 4.5 0.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Newsome P 6'2, 205 SO 3.5 0.5% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Nick Coleman DB 5'11, 185 FR 3.5 0.5% 0.0 0.0 0 2 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+ 0.8 35
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.46 7
Punt Success Rate 56.1% 59
Kickoff Success Rate 69.4% 72
Punt Return Success Rate 44.4% 83
Kick Return Success Rate 35.9% 104
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Justin Yoon 5'9, 185 FR 50-52 15-17 88.2%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Tyler Newsome 6'2, 205 SO 55 44.5 8 7 19 47.3%
DeShone Kizer 6'4, 230 SO 2 40.5 0 0 2 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Tyler Newsome 6'2, 205 SO 84 61.6 21 25.0% 0 5 0 0
Justin Yoon 5'9, 185 FR 0 0.0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
C.J. Sanders 5'8, 185 FR 25 7.3 1 19 3 (0)
Equanimeous St. Brown 6'4, 205 FR 1 18.0 0 0 0 (0)
Will Fuller 6'0, 184 JR 1 10.0 0 1 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
C.J. Sanders 5'8, 185 FR 28 22.9 1 0 1 (1)
Amir Carlisle 5'10, 195 SR 8 19.5 0 0 0 (0)
Dexter Williams 5'11, 200 FR 1 20.0 0 0 0 (0)

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