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2016 Houston advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/13/2017

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2015 | 2016

Houston Cougars (American West)

2016 Schedule & Results
Record: 9-4 | Second-order wins (diff.): 8.8 (-0.2) | S&P+ Rk: 39
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
3-Sep vs. Oklahoma 10 33-23 W 65% 3.1 78% 47% 96%
10-Sep Lamar N/A 42-0 W 100% 58.8 93% 60% 96%
15-Sep at Cincinnati 85 40-16 W 88% 9.3 62% 74% 56%
24-Sep at Texas State 128 64-3 W 100% 51.3 82% 91% 87%
29-Sep Connecticut 123 42-14 W 100% 24.5 74% 97% 30%
8-Oct at Navy 52 40-46 L 64% 2.9 58% 54% 62%
15-Oct Tulsa 54 38-31 W 81% 6.8 72% 86% 68%
22-Oct at SMU 90 16-38 L 0% -24.1 5% 4% 20%
29-Oct Central Florida 75 31-24 W 96% 13.6 75% 53% 86%
12-Nov Tulane 106 30-18 W 54% 0.8 39% 33% 54%
17-Nov Louisville 12 36-10 W 100% 24.6 97% 80% 97%
25-Nov at Memphis 44 44-48 L 26% -5.0 44% 74% 16%
17-Dec vs. San Diego State 33 10-34 L 1% -17.4 22% 32% 81%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 28.9 69 22.8 25
Points Per Game 35.8 26 23.5 30
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.20 94 1.31 98 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 44.4% 39 35.5% 11 40.9%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 31.9 24 29.1 65 29.7
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.60 55 4.68 85 4.47
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 1.68 56 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-3.34
ACTUAL -7 107
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 96.4 91 132.1 5 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 40.9% 95 31.7% 3 43.1%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.01 89 1.12 82 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 87.7 114 139 2 100.0
Opportunity Rate 35.2% 112 30.8% 3 39.7%
Power Success Rate 63.2% 93 63.2% 32 67.9%
Stuff Rate 21.8% 108 27.1% 4 18.9%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Greg Ward Jr. QB 5'11, 190 SR 164 746 10 4.5 4.6 37.8% 6 (4)
Duke Catalon RB 6'0, 210 SO 145 528 4 3.6 4.0 31.0% 2 (0)
Dillon Birden DB 5'9, 172 JR 62 289 6 4.7 3.2 40.3% 1 (1)
Mulbah Car RB 5'11, 194 FR 49 206 2 4.2 3.9 30.6% 0 (0)
Kevrin Justice RB 5'11, 190 FR 34 149 2 4.4 4.1 26.5% 0 (0)
D'Eriq King QB 5'10, 170 FR 14 63 0 4.5 4.3 50.0% 0 (0)
Kyle Postma QB 6'3, 205 JR 13 144 4 11.1 9.7 69.2% 1 (0)
Josh Burrell RB 5'10, 247 FR 12 51 1 4.3 3.4 33.3% 0 (0)
Linell Bonner WR 6'0, 202 JR 5 6 0 1.2 2.7 20.0% 2 (1)
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+ 108.2 45 108.5 34 100.0
Passing Success Rate 47.4% 13 39.1% 49 40.9%
Passing IsoPPP 1.35 107 1.46 64 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 93.8 83 102.9 59 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Greg Ward Jr. 5'11, 190 SR 319 469 3557 22 13 68.0% 33 6.6% 6.6
Kyle Postma 6'3, 205 JR 29 46 210 0 2 63.0% 3 6.1% 4.1
D'Eriq King 5'10, 170 FR 2 3 20 1 0 66.7% 1 25.0% 3.3

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Linell Bonner WR 6'0, 202 JR 134 98 1118 3 11.4 8.3 73.1% 56.0% 26.8%
Chance Allen WR 6'3, 215 SR 95 56 815 6 14.6 8.6 58.9% 54.7% 19.0%
Steven Dunbar WR 6'3, 210 JR 88 54 666 5 12.3 7.6 61.4% 42.0% 17.6%
Duke Catalon RB 6'0, 210 SO 51 45 324 3 7.2 6.4 88.2% 39.2% 10.2%
D'Eriq King QB 5'10, 170 FR 32 29 264 1 9.1 8.3 90.6% 40.6% 6.4%
Tyler McCloskey TE 6'2, 245 SR 28 23 233 4 10.1 8.3 82.1% 67.9% 5.6%
Isaiah Johnson WR 6'4, 205 SO 28 15 154 0 10.3 5.5 53.6% 35.7% 5.6%
Keith Corbin WR 6'2, 175 FR 12 6 68 0 11.3 5.7 50.0% 33.3% 2.4%
Dillon Birden RB 5'9, 172 JR 10 7 60 1 8.6 6.0 70.0% 60.0% 2.0%
Brandon Wilson CB 5'11, 200 SR 5 5 52 0 10.4 10.4 100.0% 40.0% 1.0%
Mulbah Car RB 5'11, 194 FR 4 4 37 0 9.3 9.3 100.0% 75.0% 0.8%
Terry Mark WR 6'1, 190 FR 4 3 8 0 2.7 2.0 75.0% 0.0% 0.8%
Courtney Lark WR 6'1, 163 FR 3 3 26 0 8.7 8.7 100.0% 33.3% 0.6%
Romello Brooker TE 6'4, 240 SO 2 2 10 1 5.0 5.0 100.0% 50.0% 0.4%
Byron Simpson TE 6'5, 260 JR 1 1 15 0 15.0 15.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Chris Johnson TE 6'5, 235 JR 1 1 9 0 9.0 9.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 101.0 65 110.6 30 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 48.1% 54 42.1% 22 47.3%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.06 90 1.19 102 1.12
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.50 119 2.31 8 2.98
SD Sack Rate 4.7% 61 7.2% 17 5.1%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 111.1 39 129.3 11 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 36.7% 14 24.2% 11 31.1%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.59 112 1.67 37 1.76
PD Line Yards per Carry 2.97 92 1.72 2 3.24
PD Sack Rate 7.6% 59 6.2% 92 7.9%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 102.8 63 114.4 26
Q2 S&P+ 118.8 23 112.0 34
Q3 S&P+ 96.9 80 135.1 6
Q4 S&P+ 86.5 112 116.9 20
1st Down S&P+ 96.9 81 117.0 16
2nd Down S&P+ 97.9 84 121.0 15
3rd Down S&P+ 114.3 32 114.2 33
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 52.6% 101 60.2%
Pass Downs Run Rate 36.0% 42 34.6%
Adj. Pace +11.1 6 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 77.4% 38 74.2%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.9% 93 60.2%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 34.7% 64 34.5%
Overall Havoc Rate 19.8% 10 15.8%
DL Havoc Rate 6.3% 30 5.0%
LB Havoc Rate 5.7% 23 4.3%
DB Havoc Rate 7.7% 25 6.4%
PD to INC 32.1% 73 33.1%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF
Matthew Adams ILB 6'1, 230 JR 69.5 10.3% 7.5 2.0 0 0 2
Khalil Williams S 6'0, 200 JR 60.5 9.0% 6.5 2.0 0 3 1
Steven Taylor OLB 6'1, 225 SR 57.5 8.6% 12.0 8.5 1 3 2
Ed Oliver DT 6'2, 290 FR 56.5 8.4% 22.5 5.0 0 9 3
Garrett Davis S 6'1, 200 SO 55.5 8.3% 7.0 3.0 0 5 1
Howard Wilson CB 6'1, 185 SO 49.5 7.4% 2.5 0.0 5 10 0
Jeremy Winchester CB 6'0, 190 SO 39.5 5.9% 2.0 1.0 0 8 0
D'Juan Hines ILB 6'1, 225 JR 37.5 5.6% 1.5 0.0 0 1 0
Tyus Bowser OLB 6'3, 240 SR 37.0 5.5% 12.0 8.5 0 3 1
Brandon Wilson CB 5'11, 200 SR 36.0 5.4% 4.0 2.0 1 5 1
Terrell Williams S 6'3, 210 JR 26.5 3.9% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Nick Thurman DE 6'4, 290 JR 19.5 2.9% 5.5 2.0 0 2 0
Emeke Egbule LB 6'3, 230 SO 18.5 2.8% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0
Cameron Malveaux DE 6'6, 270 SR 17.0 2.5% 8.0 1.0 0 1 0
Jerard Carter DE 6'3, 297 SO 15.0 2.2% 1.5 0.0 0 0 0
B.J. Singleton DT 6'4, 314 SR 10.5 1.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Collin Wilder S 5'11, 175 FR 6.5 1.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Aymiel Fleming DE 6'2, 284 FR 6.0 0.9% 1.0 1.0 0 0 0
Zach Vaughan DE 6'4, 270 SO 5.0 0.7% 1.5 0.0 0 0 0
Nomluis Fruge OLB 6'0, 225 JR 4.5 0.7% 1.0 1.0 0 0 0
Isaiah Johnson WR 6'4, 205 SO 4.0 0.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Tyler McCloskey TE 6'2, 245 SR 4.0 0.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Austin Robinson S 6'3, 220 JR 3.5 0.5% 1.5 1.0 0 0 0
Jordan Milburn LB 6'1, 225 FR 3.5 0.5% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Dillon Birden RB 5'9, 172 JR 3.0 0.4% 0.0 0.0 0 0 1
Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 0.9 29
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.14 46
Punt Success Rate 62.7% 33
Kickoff Success Rate 64.3% 92
Punt Return Success Rate 33.3% 116
Kick Return Success Rate 58.3% 12
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Ty Cummings 6'0, 185 SR 55-58 16-20 80.0%
Joel Scarbrough 5'10, 182 FR 1-1 0-0 #DIV/0!
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Dane Roy 6'7, 230 FR 59 40.6 3 26 17 72.9%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Ty Cummings 6'0, 185 SR 84 63.6 37 44.0% 0 4 2 1
Dane Roy 6'7, 230 FR 0 0.0 0 0.0% 0 0 2 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Collin Wilder 5'11, 175 FR 9 4.4 0 20 3 (0)
D'Eriq King 5'10, 170 FR 6 4.8 0 26 0 (0)
Steven Dunbar 6'3, 210 JR 2 3.0 0 5 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Brandon Wilson 5'11, 200 SR 21 24.3 0 0 0 (0)
D'Eriq King 5'10, 170 FR 10 25.4 1 0 0 (0)
Terrell Williams 6'3, 210 JR 1 -2.0 0 0 1 (1)

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