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2016 Minnesota advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/13/2017

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2015 | 2016

Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten West)

2016 Schedule & Results
Record: 9-4 | Second-order wins (diff.): 8.7 (-0.3) | S&P+ Rk: 42
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
1-Sep Oregon State 65 30-23 W 80% 6.6 61% 30% 75%
10-Sep Indiana State N/A 58-28 W 100% 26.3 75% 90% 29%
24-Sep Colorado State 38 31-24 W 98% 15.5 87% 74% 84%
1-Oct at Penn State 8 26-29 L 15% -8.3 51% 58% 49%
8-Oct Iowa 30 7-14 L 32% -3.7 50% 26% 77%
15-Oct at Maryland 87 31-10 W 96% 13.9 70% 37% 86%
22-Oct Rutgers 114 34-32 W 80% 6.7 40% 35% 24%
29-Oct at Illinois 95 40-17 W 98% 15.9 69% 42% 72%
5-Nov Purdue 105 44-31 W 91% 10.4 54% 60% 33%
12-Nov at Nebraska 46 17-24 L 9% -10.7 31% 38% 34%
19-Nov Northwestern 49 29-12 W 96% 14.1 81% 60% 91%
26-Nov at Wisconsin 11 17-31 L 5% -13.0 39% 41% 48%
27-Dec vs. Washington State 41 17-12 W 71% 4.4 67% 28% 92%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 26.9 84 22.3 23
Points Per Game 29.3 63 22.1 21
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.16 113 1.20 33 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 41.7% 78 36.2% 15 40.9%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 34.6 2 28.1 38 29.7
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.77 41 4.22 44 4.47
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 7.15 14 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+0.33
ACTUAL 8 18
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 91.8 101 117.3 19 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 43.0% 70 38.1% 28 43.1%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.99 101 1.00 28 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 92.7 104 113.9 16 100.0
Opportunity Rate 39.9% 66 34.7% 23 39.7%
Power Success Rate 61.4% 105 75.0% 102 67.9%
Stuff Rate 20.3% 92 24.3% 14 18.9%

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, 205 SO 240 1158 16 4.8 4.6 38.8% 1 (1)
Shannon Brooks RB 6'0, 210 SO 138 650 5 4.7 4.4 35.5% 0 (0)
Mitch Leidner QB 6'4, 230 SR 95 464 10 4.9 2.9 49.5% 2 (1)
Kobe McCrary RB 6'1, 235 JR 39 242 3 6.2 5.8 46.2% 0 (0)
Carlton Djam RB 5'11, 215 SO 7 33 0 4.7 8.9 28.6% 0 (0)
Conor Rhoda QB 6'3, 215 JR 6 -11 0 -1.8 0.0 0.0% 2 (0)
Drew Wolitarsky WR 6'3, 220 SR 3 6 0 2.0 2.3 33.3% 2 (2)
Rashad Still WR 6'5, 205 SO 1 8 0 8.0 2.0 100.0% 1 (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+ 98.2 71 113.7 24 100.0
Passing Success Rate 39.8% 76 34.6% 14 40.9%
Passing IsoPPP 1.45 74 1.39 25 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 126.7 31 114.9 38 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Mitch Leidner 6'4, 230 SR 173 307 2169 8 12 56.4% 16 5.0% 6.4
Conor Rhoda 6'3, 215 JR 8 16 88 1 0 50.0% 1 5.9% 5.2

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Drew Wolitarsky WR 6'3, 220 SR 102 66 860 5 13.0 8.4 64.7% 54.9% 33.3%
Rashad Still WR 6'5, 205 SO 39 19 348 0 18.3 8.9 48.7% 43.6% 12.7%
Brian Smith WR 6'4, 210 JR 36 17 279 1 16.4 7.8 47.2% 44.4% 11.8%
Rodney Smith RB 5'11, 205 SO 26 23 188 0 8.2 7.2 88.5% 50.0% 8.5%
Tyler Johnson WR 6'2, 185 FR 25 14 141 1 10.1 5.6 56.0% 40.0% 8.2%
Eric Carter WR 5'11, 195 JR 23 9 125 0 13.9 5.4 39.1% 21.7% 7.5%
Nate Wozniak TE 6'10, 275 JR 22 13 135 0 10.4 6.1 59.1% 31.8% 7.2%
Shannon Brooks RB 6'0, 210 SO 12 8 92 2 11.5 7.7 66.7% 50.0% 3.9%
Colton Beebe TE 6'3, 270 FR 9 6 48 0 8.0 5.3 66.7% 55.6% 2.9%
Brandon Lingen TE 6'5, 250 JR 5 3 28 0 9.3 5.6 60.0% 40.0% 1.6%
Kobe McCrary RB 6'1, 235 JR 3 2 17 0 8.5 5.7 66.7% 66.7% 1.0%
Nick Hart TE 6'5, 245 JR 2 1 5 0 5.0 2.5 50.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Hunter Register WR 6'5, 215 FR 1 1 6 0 6.0 6.0 100.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Bryce Witham TE 6'4, 250 FR 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 97.6 83 122.6 7 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 49.1% 43 41.1% 15 47.3%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.04 106 0.92 1 1.12
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.94 74 2.45 14 2.98
SD Sack Rate 2.8% 18 7.1% 19 5.1%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 83.9 116 100.3 68 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 25.9% 117 27.9% 28 31.1%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.67 94 1.90 109 1.76
PD Line Yards per Carry 2.79 103 2.65 19 3.24
PD Sack Rate 7.7% 61 7.4% 72 7.9%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 95.7 88 100.0 67
Q2 S&P+ 97.6 81 136.0 7
Q3 S&P+ 91.5 99 115.7 21
Q4 S&P+ 98.1 80 105.4 47
1st Down S&P+ 96.4 83 124.1 7
2nd Down S&P+ 88.3 112 122.6 12
3rd Down S&P+ 108.2 53 87.0 109
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 69.2% 14 60.2%
Pass Downs Run Rate 42.6% 17 34.6%
Adj. Pace -2.2 84 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 69.9% 102 74.2%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 55.2% 107 60.2%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 27.0% 121 34.5%
Overall Havoc Rate 18.3% 24 15.8%
DL Havoc Rate 5.6% 43 5.0%
LB Havoc Rate 6.1% 15 4.3%
DB Havoc Rate 6.6% 53 6.4%
PD to INC 26.3% 119 33.1%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF
Damarius Travis DB 6'2, 215 SR 69.5 9.8% 5.0 0.0 2 4 0
Jonathan Celestin LB 6'1, 220 JR 66.5 9.4% 7.0 2.5 0 4 1
Jack Lynn LB 6'3, 240 SR 60.0 8.5% 6.5 0.5 0 0 0
Antoine Winfield Jr. DB 5'10, 195 FR 44.5 6.3% 2.5 0.0 1 3 0
Duke McGhee DB 6'1, 205 JR 43.5 6.1% 1.0 0.0 1 3 0
Blake Cashman LB 6'2, 225 SO 38.0 5.4% 10.5 7.5 0 0 1
Jalen Myrick DB 5'10, 205 SR 35.0 4.9% 3.5 0.0 1 11 0
KiAnte Hardin DB 5'10, 175 SO 31.5 4.4% 3.0 0.0 2 4 0
Nick Rallis LB 5'11, 240 SR 30.0 4.2% 6.5 1.0 0 0 2
Antonio Shenault DB 5'11, 180 SO 29.5 4.2% 0.5 0.0 0 2 0
Steven Richardson DL 6'0, 300 JR 24.0 3.4% 11.0 7.0 0 1 2
Julian Huff LB 6'0, 225 SO 23.0 3.2% 2.5 0.0 0 1 2
Hendrick Ekpe DL 6'5, 240 SR 22.0 3.1% 7.5 3.5 0 0 2
Carter Coughlin LB 6'4, 220 FR 20.0 2.8% 4.0 2.0 0 0 0
Cody Poock LB 6'2, 230 JR 18.5 2.6% 3.5 1.0 0 1 0
Adekunle Ayinde DB 6'0, 205 JR 18.0 2.5% 2.0 0.0 1 4 0
Andrew Stelter DL 6'4, 290 JR 14.0 2.0% 3.0 1.5 0 1 0
Scott Ekpe DL 6'4, 285 SR 13.0 1.8% 4.5 1.0 0 0 0
Ray Buford DB 6'2, 200 FR 13.0 1.8% 0.0 0.0 0 3 0
Gaelin Elmore DL 6'6, 275 JR 12.5 1.8% 4.0 1.5 0 1 0
Winston DeLattiboudere DL 6'3, 240 FR 10.5 1.5% 3.5 1.5 0 0 0
Thomas Barber LB 6'1, 240 FR 10.5 1.5% 0.0 0.0 0 0 1
Kamal Martin LB 6'3, 225 FR 8.5 1.2% 0.5 0.5 1 1 0
Merrick Jackson DL 6'2, 320 JR 7.0 1.0% 2.0 1.0 0 0 0
Jaylen Waters LB 6'3, 255 FR 6.5 0.9% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0
Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 1.5 5
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.66 6
Punt Success Rate 59.2% 46
Kickoff Success Rate 75.3% 54
Punt Return Success Rate 66.7% 22
Kick Return Success Rate 57.9% 13
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Emmit Carpenter 6'0, 199 SO 43-44 22-24 91.7%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Ryan Santoso 6'6, 250 JR 77 40.9 6 17 18 45.5%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Emmit Carpenter 6'0, 199 SO 76 61.8 38 50.0% 0 8 0 0
Ryan Santoso 6'6, 250 JR 1 62.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jalen Myrick 5'10, 205 SR 9 4.9 0 9 0 (0)
Drew Wolitarsky 6'3, 220 SR 6 4.7 0 1 2 (2)
Antonio Shenault 5'11, 180 SO 5 6.4 0 2 1 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jalen Myrick 5'10, 205 SR 13 22.1 0 0 1 (1)
KiAnte Hardin 5'10, 175 SO 10 26.0 0 0 0 (0)
Rodney Smith 5'11, 205 SO 8 32.9 1 0 0 (0)

Stats via SportSource Analytics