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2017 Ball State advanced statistical profile

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Ball State Cardinals (MAC West)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 2-10 | Second-order wins (diff.): 2.9 (0.9) | S&P+ Rk: 122
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep at Illinois 118 21-24 L 45% -1.2 46% 35% 60%
9-Sep UAB 76 51-31 W 33% -4.1 44% 76% 19%
16-Sep Tennessee Tech N/A 28-13 W 99% 22.5 85% 72% 82%
23-Sep at Western Kentucky 83 21-33 L 39% -2.5 47% 48% 44%
30-Sep at Western Michigan 74 3-55 L 0% -41.6 5% 3% 14%
7-Oct at Akron 112 3-31 L 9% -12.4 22% 14% 54%
21-Oct Central Michigan 79 9-56 L 0% -37.7 5% 4% 17%
26-Oct Toledo 30 17-58 L 0% -37.9 8% 18% 5%
2-Nov at Eastern Michigan 70 14-56 L 0% -35.2 7% 11% 9%
9-Nov at Northern Illinois 54 17-63 L 0% -35.4 8% 10% 13%
16-Nov Buffalo 75 24-40 L 7% -13.8 22% 61% 9%
21-Nov Miami-OH 56 7-28 L 54% 1.0 55% 24% 76%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 21.5 117 34.1 116
Points Per Game 17.9 122 40.7 125
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 40.0% 87 45.0% 100 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 0.97 127 1.36 125 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.3 102 34.0 128 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.02 106 4.98 112 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -5.1 106 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-1.61
ACTUAL -9 115
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 92.4 99 78.4 128 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 43.1% 61 45.4% 95 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.82 100 1.02 108 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 92 109 82.2 126 100.0
Opportunity Rate 40.4% 44 40.5% 96 38.5%
Power Success Rate 65.8% 82 75.0% 107 67.7%
Stuff Rate 17.9% 45 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)
Caleb Huntley RB 5'10, 225 FR 210 1003 3 4.8 3.7 40.0% 2 (2)
Malik Dunner RB 5'11, 200 SO 74 440 8 5.9 7.5 36.5% 2 (0)
James Gilbert RB 5'8, 200 JR 48 207 3 4.3 3.9 35.4% 0 (0)
Markice Hurt Jr. RB 5'8, 192 FR 30 111 0 3.7 2.0 43.3% 0 (0)
Jack Milas QB 6'1, 205 SR 25 117 0 4.7 2.3 48.0% 2 (0)
Drew Plitt QB 6'2, 220 FR 24 113 1 4.7 1.8 54.2% 2 (1)
Riley Neal QB 6'6, 225 JR 21 86 0 4.1 2.2 42.9% 0 (0)
Justin Hall WR 5'9, 160 FR 11 59 0 5.4 7.2 36.4% 2 (1)
Zack Blair QB 5'11, 195 SO 11 41 0 3.7 1.9 45.5% 1 (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+ 88.1 105 86.4 113 100.0
Passing Success Rate 36.9% 101 44.5% 101 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.13 130 1.71 121 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 73.6 110 112.2 46 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Jack Milas 6'1, 205 SR 110 207 970 2 8 53.1% 17 7.6% 4.0
Riley Neal 6'6, 225 JR 67 99 659 6 3 67.7% 3 2.9% 6.3
Drew Plitt 6'2, 220 FR 42 84 430 3 3 50.0% 10 10.6% 3.7
Zack Blair 5'11, 195 SO 9 15 67 0 0 60.0% 3 16.7% 2.3

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Justin Hall WR 5'9, 160 FR 116 78 801 3 10.3 6.9 67.2% 45.7% 29.9%
Riley Miller WR 6'1, 195 SO 50 30 300 1 10.0 6.0 60.0% 50.0% 12.9%
Antwan Davis WR 5'11, 206 SO 40 17 176 0 10.4 4.4 42.5% 30.0% 10.3%
Nolan Givan TE 6'2, 245 FR 39 25 159 4 6.4 4.1 64.1% 38.5% 10.1%
Malik Dunner RB 5'11, 200 SO 31 18 139 0 7.7 4.5 58.1% 25.8% 8.0%
Khalil Newton WR 6'1, 177 FR 29 12 183 1 15.3 6.3 41.4% 31.0% 7.5%
Corey Lacanaria WR 5'8, 170 SR 16 12 104 0 8.7 6.5 75.0% 62.5% 4.1%
Danny Pinter TE 6'4, 255 SO 11 6 46 1 7.7 4.2 54.5% 27.3% 2.8%
Caleb Huntley RB 5'10, 225 FR 9 6 26 0 4.3 2.9 66.7% 33.3% 2.3%
Keidren Davis TE 6'4, 245 FR 9 4 22 0 5.5 2.4 44.4% 22.2% 2.3%
Markice Hurt Jr. RB 5'8, 192 FR 7 4 39 0 9.8 5.6 57.1% 42.9% 1.8%
Hassan Littles WR 5'10, 172 FR 7 2 20 0 10.0 2.9 28.6% 28.6% 1.8%
Devin Reece WR 6'2, 211 JR 6 3 19 0 6.3 3.2 50.0% 16.7% 1.5%
Cody Rudy FB 5'11, 245 FR 4 2 16 0 8.0 4.0 50.0% 25.0% 1.0%
James Gilbert RB 5'8, 200 JR 3 2 24 1 12.0 8.0 66.7% 66.7% 0.8%
Luke Endsley WR 5'8, 154 FR 3 2 12 0 6.0 4.0 66.7% 66.7% 0.8%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 92.5 104 89.3 117 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 46.1% 72 46.9% 73 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 0.88 125 1.20 118 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.94 61 3.08 87 2.92
SD Sack Rate 6.9% 102 7.4% 18 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 88.4 104 70.9 128 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 28.2% 93 40.8% 126 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.23 125 1.74 115 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 2.79 107 3.92 120 3.22
PD Sack Rate 6.7% 56 8.1% 51 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 89.3 100 93.9 86
Q2 S&P+ 84.8 117 74.7 127
Q3 S&P+ 88.8 109 68.7 130
Q4 S&P+ 84.8 115 97.7 76
1st Down S&P+ 84.2 125 90.2 106
2nd Down S&P+ 87.7 111 78.1 126
3rd Down S&P+ 99.0 74 66.2 130
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 59.9% 57 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 28.7% 102 35.3%
Adj. Pace +0.9 83 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 65.2% 121 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 57.2% 97 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.7% 47 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.6% 68 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 6.1% 36 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 3.9% 80 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 5.6% 96 6.5%
PD to INC 30.0% 101 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Jacob White LB 6'0, 230 SO 55.0 5 (3) 4 0 (1) 0 46.2%
Bryce Cosby S 5'10, 180 FR 47.0 3 (0) 3 2 (1) 0 69.6%
Brandon Martin LB 6'0, 225 FR 41.5 1.5 (0) 3 0 (0) 0 57.1%
Anthony Winbush DE 6'1, 240 SR 39.5 16.5 (11.5) 12 0 (0) 5 19.6%
Damon Singleton LB 6'2, 240 JR 35.5 6 (0.5) 13 1 (3) 0 29.8%
Romero Wade S 6'0, 205 SO 33.0 0 (0) 3 0 (3) 0 52.6%
Josh Miller CB 5'11, 185 JR 30.5 2 (0) 3 1 (13) 0 75.0%
Jaylin Thomas LB 6'1, 230 FR 28.5 4 (1) 4 0 (0) 0 25.7%
David Rueth LB 6'0, 208 FR 28.5 2 (0) 5 1 (1) 1 35.5%
Lamar Anderson S 5'9, 187 SO 24.0 1 (0) 1 0 (1) 0 62.5%
Brett Anderson II S 6'0, 185 FR 23.0 1 (0) 2 0 (2) 0 86.2%
Kevin Willis DT 6'2, 300 SR 21.5 3 (1.5) 4 0 (0) 0 20.0%
Jeremiah Jackson LB 5'11, 230 JR 19.5 2.5 (0) 3 0 (0) 0 36.4%
Christian Albright DE 6'2, 225 FR 17.5 4 (2) 4 1 (1) 1 42.3%
John Swisher DT 6'2, 285 SR 17.5 2 (0) 8 0 (0) 0 3.7%
Chris Crumb DT 6'0, 285 SO 15.5 2.5 (0) 6 0 (0) 1 22.2%
Antonio Phillips CB 6'0, 177 FR 15.5 1.5 (1) 1 0 (4) 1 68.4%
David Moore CB 5'9, 165 SR 13.5 1.5 (1.5) 0 0 (0) 0 61.5%
Fred Schroeder DT 6'2, 280 JR 13.0 3 (0) 7 0 (0) 0 22.7%
Marc Walton CB 5'10, 191 JR 12.5 0 (0) 1 0 (2) 0 78.6%
Sean Hammonds Jr. DE 6'1, 248 SO 11.5 4 (1) 4 0 (1) 0 26.7%
Verenzo Holmes Jr. CB 5'11, 178 FR 8.0 1.5 (1) 0 0 (0) 1 80.0%
Reggie McGee DE 6'1, 240 SR 8.0 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 36.4%
James Jennette III DE 6'3, 245 FR 7.5 1 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 10.0%
Michael Robinson Jr. LB 6'0, 195 FR 7.0 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 1 20.0%

* 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+ -0.8 124
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.34 107
Punt Success Rate 30.8% 130
Kickoff Success Rate 61.7% 108
Punt Return Success Rate 40.0% 86
Kick Return Success Rate 52.1% 29
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Morgan Hagee 5'11, 175 JR 26-27 9-16 56.3%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Nathan Snyder 6'4, 218 FR 50 37.3 3 13 11 48.0%
Morgan Hagee 5'11, 175 JR 20 34.5 0 0 5 25.0%
Jack Milas 6'1, 205 SR 1 43.0 0 0 1 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Ryan Rimmler 5'10, 200 SO 47 59.4 8 17.0% 1 2 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Corey Lacanaria 5'8, 170 SR 5 14.8 0 1 0 (0)
Riley Miller 6'1, 195 SO 3 0.0 0 10 0 (0)
David Moore 5'9, 165 SR 1 13.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Malik Dunner 5'11, 200 SO 29 24.4 1 0 2 (0)
Justin Hall 5'9, 160 FR 8 20.9 0 0 1 (1)
Marc Walton 5'10, 191 JR 5 16.4 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
David Rueth LB 6'0, 208 FR 6.5 -1.0 20.0
Jacob White LB 6'0, 230 SO 5.5 19.7
Brandon Martin LB 6'0, 225 FR 4.0 1.3 11.3
Cody Rudy FB 5'11, 245 FR 3.5 17.3
Jeremiah Jackson LB 5'11, 230 JR 3.5 20.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics