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2017 Akron advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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Akron Zips (MAC East)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 7-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 4.3 (-2.7) | S&P+ Rk: 112
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep at Penn State 4 0-52 L 0% -51.4 6% 1% 6%
9-Sep UA-Pine Bluff N/A 52-3 W 100% 43.2 92% 90% 98%
16-Sep Iowa State 44 14-41 L 0% -29.0 9% 23% 11%
23-Sep at Troy 31 17-22 L 5% -14.7 24% 30% 34%
30-Sep at Bowling Green 109 34-23 W 29% -5.2 36% 56% 34%
7-Oct Ball State 122 31-3 W 91% 12.4 73% 46% 86%
15-Oct at Western Michigan 74 14-13 W
21-Oct at Toledo 30 21-48 L 0% -37.2 8% 14% 7%
28-Oct Buffalo 75 21-20 W 81% 8.2 69% 49% 70%
7-Nov at Miami-OH 56 14-24 L 0% -27.6 11% 6% 34%
14-Nov Ohio 22 37-34 W 86% 10.1 74% 85% 31%
21-Nov Kent State 126 24-14 W 40% -2.4 43% 19% 84%
2-Dec vs. Toledo 30 28-45 L 0% -28.9 11% 46% 4%
19-Dec at Florida Atlantic 11 3-50 L 0% -43.7 7% 4% 10%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 21.9 114 29.6 82
Points Per Game 23.8 104 30.2 78
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 35.3% 124 47.0% 119 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.16 68 1.09 31 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 29.7 69 30.8 102 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.37 77 4.16 41 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 0.9 54 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+3.24
ACTUAL 10 15
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 81.4 126 87.7 110 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 35.3% 124 48.9% 119 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.86 85 0.88 55 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 87.5 122 85.5 120 100.0
Opportunity Rate 36.3% 94 44.8% 125 38.5%
Power Success Rate 79.5% 7 64.4% 47 67.7%
Stuff Rate 20.4% 84 17.7% 83 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Manny Morgan RB 5'8, 200 SR 116 434 4 3.7 5.0 26.7% 2 (0)
Van Edwards, Jr. RB 5'9, 210 JR 94 343 2 3.6 2.5 34.0% 0 (0)
Warren Ball RB 6'1, 225 SR 75 332 4 4.4 3.4 42.7% 1 (0)
Kato Nelson QB 6'1, 205 FR 74 327 1 4.4 3.5 41.9% 2 (1)
Thomas Woodson QB 6'1, 224 SR 27 78 1 2.9 2.6 29.6% 2 (1)
Deltron Sands RB 5'8, 200 SO 25 173 2 6.9 5.4 56.0% 1 (1)
Chuck Turfe RB 5'11, 195 SO 7 31 0 4.4 1.5 42.9% 0 (0)
Andre Williams WR 5'10, 178 FR 1 7 0 7.0 1.5 100.0% 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+ 87.2 109 95.9 81 100.0
Passing Success Rate 35.4% 107 45.0% 108 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.41 78 1.34 29 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 77 104 65.2 114 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Thomas Woodson 6'1, 224 SR 159 278 1777 14 9 57.2% 16 5.4% 5.7
Kato Nelson 6'1, 205 FR 70 140 989 8 2 50.0% 21 13.0% 5.3
Robbie Kelley 6'2, 215 JR 12 26 179 2 0 46.2% 1 3.7% 6.3
Nick Johns 6'3, 225 SO 1 2 4 0 0 50.0% 0 0.0% 2.0

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Tra'Von Chapman WR 6'1, 215 SR 80 53 475 2 9.0 5.9 66.2% 42.5% 18.9%
A.J. Coney WR 5'8, 180 SR 68 43 551 3 12.8 8.1 63.2% 55.9% 16.1%
Kwadarrius Smith WR 5'9, 165 JR 64 34 726 7 21.4 11.3 53.1% 51.6% 15.1%
Austin Wolf WR 6'3, 210 SR 61 33 476 5 14.4 7.8 54.1% 44.3% 14.4%
Fransohn Bickley WR 5'6, 150 SR 25 12 155 1 12.9 6.2 48.0% 44.0% 5.9%
Anthony Young WR 6'0, 190 SR 22 7 60 0 8.6 2.7 31.8% 22.7% 5.2%
Manny Morgan RB 5'8, 200 SR 20 12 58 0 4.8 2.9 60.0% 15.0% 4.7%
Kevin Gladney WR 6'1, 210 SR 18 10 116 1 11.6 6.4 55.6% 38.9% 4.3%
Kobie Booker TE 6'0, 273 FR 13 8 126 4 15.8 9.7 61.5% 61.5% 3.1%
Van Edwards, Jr. RB 5'9, 210 JR 11 8 33 0 4.1 3.0 72.7% 36.4% 2.6%
Warren Ball RB 6'1, 225 SR 11 7 18 1 2.6 1.6 63.6% 18.2% 2.6%
Andre Williams WR 5'10, 178 FR 7 4 70 0 17.5 10.0 57.1% 42.9% 1.7%
Brandon Junk TE 6'2, 240 SO 5 2 14 0 7.0 2.8 40.0% 20.0% 1.2%
Nate Stewart WR 6'2, 210 FR 4 3 45 0 15.0 11.3 75.0% 50.0% 0.9%
Deltron Sands RB 5'8, 200 SO 4 3 2 0 0.7 0.5 75.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Newman Williams TE 6'2, 265 JR 4 2 -1 0 -0.5 -0.3 50.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 85.0 127 91.1 107 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 40.0% 124 52.8% 124 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.08 52 0.97 25 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.57 115 3.24 105 2.92
SD Sack Rate 6.8% 96 2.8% 113 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 89.7 100 97.7 78 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 27.8% 97 33.2% 97 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.35 112 1.53 76 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 2.73 112 3.71 107 3.22
PD Sack Rate 9.0% 85 5.4% 102 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 90.1 98 91.7 93
Q2 S&P+ 101.8 70 88.9 104
Q3 S&P+ 72.1 128 96.7 83
Q4 S&P+ 88.8 108 97.7 77
1st Down S&P+ 88.5 113 93.1 97
2nd Down S&P+ 77.4 125 82.3 120
3rd Down S&P+ 103.9 62 122.5 14
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 50.0% 116 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 38.8% 38 35.3%
Adj. Pace +1.7 97 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 62.5% 126 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 57.8% 88 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 39.8% 22 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 13.9% 99 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.1% 84 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 4.0% 79 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 5.8% 90 6.5%
PD to INC 33.1% 73 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Ulysees Gilbert III LB 6'1, 225 JR 102.5 9.5 (5) 17 3 (4) 0 54.3%
Alvin Davis CB 5'9, 170 SO 69.0 1 (0) 0 1 (2) 1 77.1%
Jordan George DB 6'0, 205 JR 57.0 3 (0) 3 5 (3) 1 59.0%
Jamal Davis II DE 6'4, 235 JR 54.0 15.5 (2) 17 0 (0) 1 39.7%
Shawn Featherstone DB 6'2, 195 JR 52.5 2 (0) 7 2 (2) 1 62.7%
John Lako LB 6'2, 230 SO 52.0 4.5 (1) 10 2 (0) 2 47.8%
Brian Bell LB 6'3, 225 JR 44.0 4.5 (0) 6 0 (0) 0 52.8%
Kyron Brown CB 6'1, 190 JR 42.5 2 (0) 1 2 (11) 1 59.6%
Andrew Hauser LB 6'1, 230 SR 39.5 2.5 (0) 4 1 (0) 1 52.9%
Darian Dailey CB 5'11, 180 JR 36.0 1 (0) 1 1 (7) 0 81.0%
Brian Reinke DL 6'4, 255 JR 34.5 7.5 (3.5) 11 0 (1) 0 20.0%
Denzel Butler DB 5'9, 180 SO 31.5 2 (1) 3 1 (2) 0 70.3%
Ibrahima Camara DL 6'3, 285 SR 28.0 2 (1) 2 0 (1) 1 54.1%
Brock Boxen DL 6'3, 290 JR 22.5 0 (0) 5 0 (0) 0 21.2%
Josh Ward LB 6'2, 240 SO 18.5 1 (0) 4 0 (1) 0 25.0%
Zach Guiser S 6'1, 195 SR 15.0 1 (0) 1 1 (1) 0 75.0%
Nathan Bischof LB 6'2, 215 JR 14.5 2 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 41.7%
Deon'Tae Moore DE 6'2, 220 SR 10.5 3 (3) 0 0 (0) 0 46.2%
Brennan Williams DL 6'1, 285 JR 9.0 2 (0.5) 3 0 (0) 0 23.1%
Darius Copeland DL 6'1, 275 SR 9.0 1 (0) 2 0 (1) 1 40.0%
Travonte Junius LB 6'3, 210 JR 8.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Jamal Baggett S 5'11, 195 JR 7.0 0.5 (0.5) 1 0 (1) 0 70.0%
Justin Sampson DE 6'2, 210 FR 5.5 2.5 (2.5) 1 0 (0) 1 33.3%
DeMarcus Lloyd LB 6'0, 220 SR 5.5 2 (0.5) 2 0 (0) 0 0.0%
DeMarkus Glover LB 6'1, 220 FR 4.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ -0.7 122
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.77 125
Punt Success Rate 56.0% 74
Kickoff Success Rate 43.1% 130
Punt Return Success Rate 100.0% 1
Kick Return Success Rate 46.9% 55
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Tom O'Leary 5'11, 195 JR 26-27 3-7 42.9%
Nick Gasser 6'0, 175 JR 13-14 3-6 50.0%
Zach Gingerich 6'3, 200 SR 1-1 0-0 #DIV/0!
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Nick Gasser 6'0, 175 JR 83 42.3 3 27 23 60.2%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Nick Gasser 6'0, 175 JR 60 58.2 12 20.0% 1 1 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
A.J. Coney 5'8, 180 SR 4 1.5 0 21 0 (0)
Shawn Featherstone 6'2, 195 JR 2 3.0 0 4 1 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Van Edwards, Jr. 5'9, 210 JR 19 19.7 0 0 0 (0)
Deltron Sands 5'8, 200 SO 8 23.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kobie Booker 6'0, 273 FR 2 14.5 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Shawn Featherstone DB 6'2, 195 JR 8.0 22.0 18.7
Jordan George DB 6'0, 205 JR 6.5 22.6
Alvin Davis CB 5'9, 170 SO 6.5 17.0 30.8
Travonte Junius LB 6'3, 210 JR 5.0 19.2
Kyron Brown CB 6'1, 190 JR 4.0 2.3 29.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics