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2016 Vanderbilt advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/13/2017

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2015 | 2016

Vanderbilt Commodores (SEC East)

2016 Schedule & Results
Record: 6-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 4.5 (-1.5) | S&P+ Rk: 71
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
1-Sep South Carolina 79 10-13 L 20% -6.7 31% 3% 61%
10-Sep Middle Tennessee 94 47-24 W 66% 3.3 61% 44% 84%
17-Sep at Georgia Tech 45 7-38 L 0% -31.8 9% 5% 16%
24-Sep at Western Kentucky 16 31-30 W 27% -4.9 66% 69% 76%
1-Oct Florida 15 6-13 L 15% -8.2 49% 35% 69%
8-Oct at Kentucky 67 13-20 L 11% -9.5 33% 6% 70%
15-Oct at Georgia 68 17-16 W 15% -8.2 36% 18% 61%
22-Oct Tennessee State N/A 35-17 W 95% 12.6 54% 68% 9%
5-Nov at Auburn 13 16-23 L 11% -9.6 54% 54% 55%
12-Nov at Missouri 69 17-26 L 10% -10.0 31% 35% 51%
19-Nov Ole Miss 27 38-17 W 100% 21.6 94% 68% 96%
26-Nov Tennessee 28 45-34 W 83% 7.6 81% 90% 40%
26-Dec vs. NC State 25 17-41 L 3% -15.2 35% 28% 38%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 25.8 90 26.2 40
Points Per Game 23.0 112 24.0 35
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.18 105 1.27 75 1.27
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 40.7% 84 42.8% 68 40.9%
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 26.8 122 32.5 117 29.7
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.60 56 3.47 6 4.47
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 3.64 40 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+0.14
ACTUAL 4 36
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 104.2 57 102.4 54 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 43.5% 66 43.2% 72 43.1%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.08 57 1.11 77 1.08
Adj. Line Yards 101.9 67 101.9 61 100.0
Opportunity Rate 38.2% 84 41.1% 88 39.7%
Power Success Rate 56.1% 121 62.9% 31 67.9%
Stuff Rate 17.2% 42 22.0% 29 18.9%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Ralph Webb RB 5'10, 202 JR 250 1283 13 5.1 5.5 36.4% 0 (0)
Khari Blasingame RB 6'1, 235 SO 97 449 10 4.6 2.9 38.1% 2 (1)
Darrius Sims WR 5'9, 191 SR 41 271 1 6.6 6.8 51.2% 2 (1)
Dallas Rivers RB 6'1, 225 JR 20 92 1 4.6 7.4 25.0% 0 (0)
Kyle Shurmur QB 6'4, 223 SO 18 96 0 5.3 2.4 50.0% 3 (0)
Josh Crawford RB 5'10, 202 SO 14 66 0 4.7 4.9 35.7% 0 (0)
Trent Sherfield WR 6'1, 200 JR 7 97 1 13.9 14.5 57.1% 0 (0)
Donaven Tennyson WR 5'10, 164 FR 4 28 0 7.0 7.3 50.0% 0 (0)
Wade Freebeck QB 6'5, 225 JR 3 9 0 3.0 1.5 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+ 93.0 87 107.4 40 100.0
Passing Success Rate 37.6% 97 42.4% 77 40.9%
Passing IsoPPP 1.33 112 1.44 55 1.49
Adj. Sack Rate 76.9 108 62.2 117 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Kyle Shurmur 6'4, 223 SO 204 375 2409 9 10 54.4% 32 7.9% 5.4
Wade Freebeck 6'5, 225 JR 6 13 77 0 1 46.2% 0 0.0% 5.9

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
C.J. Duncan WR 5'11, 203 JR 69 44 494 0 11.2 7.2 63.8% 50.7% 18.9%
Kalija Lipscomb WR 6'1, 190 FR 63 27 319 2 11.8 5.1 42.9% 31.7% 17.2%
Trent Sherfield WR 6'1, 200 JR 57 34 472 1 13.9 8.3 59.6% 47.4% 15.6%
Jared Pinkney TE 6'4, 250 FR 41 22 274 2 12.5 6.7 53.7% 48.8% 11.2%
Caleb Scott WR 6'2, 202 JR 36 24 466 0 19.4 12.9 66.7% 66.7% 9.8%
Ralph Webb RB 5'10, 202 JR 32 21 166 0 7.9 5.2 65.6% 31.2% 8.7%
Nathan Marcus TE 6'5, 244 JR 17 11 73 1 6.6 4.3 64.7% 47.1% 4.6%
Bailey McElwain FB 6'1, 238 FR 12 6 35 2 5.8 2.9 50.0% 33.3% 3.3%
Sam Dobbs TE 6'4, 220 SO 8 7 86 1 12.3 10.8 87.5% 62.5% 2.2%
Darrius Sims WR 5'9, 191 SR 8 5 61 0 12.2 7.6 62.5% 25.0% 2.2%
Latevius Rayford WR 6'1, 201 SR 6 3 26 0 8.7 4.3 50.0% 33.3% 1.6%
Dallas Rivers RB 6'1, 225 JR 6 2 13 0 6.5 2.2 33.3% 33.3% 1.6%
Khari Blasingame RB 6'1, 235 SO 6 4 8 0 2.0 1.3 66.7% 0.0% 1.6%
Josh Crawford RB 5'10, 202 SO 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Sean Dowling TE 6'5, 265 SR 1 1 6 0 6.0 6.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.3%
Donaven Tennyson WR 5'10, 164 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+ 106.6 44 103.8 47 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 47.7% 64 47.9% 70 47.3%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.10 72 1.14 85 1.12
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.15 40 2.99 70 2.98
SD Sack Rate 3.3% 26 1.6% 125 5.1%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 78.9 123 106.6 48 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 26.6% 111 32.0% 75 31.1%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.50 122 1.70 51 1.76
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.06 87 3.63 105 3.24
PD Sack Rate 13.2% 124 6.0% 98 7.9%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 86.3 106 104.3 49
Q2 S&P+ 104.5 60 109.3 37
Q3 S&P+ 110.7 38 96.4 79
Q4 S&P+ 83.7 120 115.6 23
1st Down S&P+ 106.4 45 103.6 54
2nd Down S&P+ 95.9 91 117.9 22
3rd Down S&P+ 83.0 115 97.3 78
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 61.7% 58 60.2%
Pass Downs Run Rate 35.8% 43 34.6%
Adj. Pace -3.3 92 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 76.9% 40 74.2%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.7% 95 60.2%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.8% 44 34.5%
Overall Havoc Rate 16.0% 55 15.8%
DL Havoc Rate 3.0% 109 5.0%
LB Havoc Rate 5.4% 31 4.3%
DB Havoc Rate 7.5% 27 6.4%
PD to INC 37.0% 24 33.1%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles % of Team TFL Sacks Int PBU FF
Zach Cunningham ILB 6'4, 230 JR 98.0 14.0% 16.5 0.0 0 3 2
LaDarius Wiley S 6'1, 205 JR 63.0 9.0% 2.5 1.0 0 4 2
Ryan White S 5'9, 190 JR 62.0 8.9% 3.5 0.0 0 6 2
Oren Burks LB 6'3, 222 JR 49.5 7.1% 6.5 3.5 1 6 1
Torren McGaster CB 6'0, 198 SR 48.0 6.9% 3.0 0.0 1 10 0
Ja'karri Thomas ILB 6'1, 225 SR 45.0 6.4% 3.5 0.0 0 0 0
Taurean Ferguson CB 5'9, 190 JR 45.0 6.4% 3.0 0.0 1 6 2
Tre Herndon CB 6'1, 188 JR 35.5 5.1% 0.5 0.0 2 8 0
Arnold Tarpley S 6'1, 200 JR 34.5 4.9% 3.0 0.5 0 2 2
Adam Butler DL 6'5, 295 SR 24.5 3.5% 7.5 4.0 0 1 0
Jonathan Wynn DE 6'4, 255 JR 24.0 3.4% 2.0 1.0 0 3 0
Nifae Lealao DT 6'5, 312 JR 18.5 2.6% 4.0 2.5 0 3 0
Joejuan Williams CB 6'3, 203 FR 16.5 2.4% 1.5 0.0 0 2 0
Jordan Griffin ILB 6'0, 224 SO 16.5 2.4% 1.5 0.0 0 0 0
Dare Odeyingbo DE 6'2, 262 SO 15.5 2.2% 4.0 1.0 0 1 0
Landon Stokes OLB 6'4, 240 JR 12.5 1.8% 0.5 0.5 0 1 0
Charles Wright OLB 6'3, 237 SO 11.0 1.6% 3.5 0.0 0 0 1
Nigel Bowden ILB 6'1, 240 JR 9.5 1.4% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Bryce Lewis DB 6'0, 185 SO 8.5 1.2% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Donovan Sheffield CB 5'11, 190 SO 5.5 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Torey Agee DL 6'4, 285 SR 5.5 0.8% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Smith S 6'2, 219 JR 5.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 1 0
Dallas Rivers RB 6'1, 225 JR 5.0 0.7% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Jay Woods DL 6'3, 285 JR 4.0 0.6% 0.5 0.5 0 0 0
Caleb Peart OLB 6'1, 234 FR 4.0 0.6% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ -0.1 70
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.24 35
Punt Success Rate 47.3% 102
Kickoff Success Rate 66.1% 89
Punt Return Success Rate 61.1% 33
Kick Return Success Rate 41.7% 75
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Tommy Openshaw 6'2, 195 JR 36-36 15-19 78.9%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Sam Loy 6'1, 195 FR 68 41.6 6 15 17 47.1%
Reid Nelson 6'2, 215 JR 2 28.0 0 0 0 0.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Tommy Openshaw 6'2, 195 JR 51 62.0 14 27.5% 0 8 0 0
Sam Loy 6'1, 195 FR 8 61.1 1 12.5% 0 0 0 0
Ryley Guay 5'10, 170 FR 3 53.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Kalija Lipscomb 6'1, 190 FR 10 14.9 0 11 0 (0)
Ryan White 5'9, 190 JR 5 -2.0 0 4 2 (1)
C.J. Duncan 5'11, 203 JR 2 2.0 0 5 1 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Darrius Sims 5'9, 191 SR 27 27.0 0 0 1 (0)
C.J. Duncan 5'11, 203 JR 5 9.6 0 0 0 (0)
Ralph Webb 5'10, 202 JR 2 24.5 0 0 0 (0)

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