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2017 BYU advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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BYU Cougars (Independents)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 4-9 | Second-order wins (diff.): 5.4 (1.4) | S&P+ Rk: 101
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
26-Aug Portland State N/A 20-6 W 96% 15.8 79% 38% 88%
2-Sep vs. LSU 21 0-27 L 0% -36.0 8% NULL 26%
9-Sep Utah 33 13-19 L 2% -18.7 17% 17% 39%
16-Sep Wisconsin 6 6-40 L 0% -42.4 7% 3% 10%
29-Sep at Utah State 57 24-40 L 91% 12.6 77% 58% 69%
6-Oct Boise State 23 7-24 L 10% -11.5 27% 23% 57%
14-Oct at Mississippi State 28 10-35 L 0% -29.6 10% 7% 22%
21-Oct at East Carolina 123 17-33 L 15% -9.4 30% 42% 34%
28-Oct San Jose State 129 41-20 W 100% 23.8 86% 87% 77%
4-Nov at Fresno State 24 13-20 L 16% -9.2 32% 15% 69%
10-Nov at UNLV 95 31-21 W 95% 14.9 80% 80% 63%
18-Nov Massachusetts 84 10-16 L 13% -10.3 29% 14% 71%
25-Nov at Hawaii 121 30-20 W 97% 17.5 81% 66% 78%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 19.6 121 24.8 46
Points Per Game 17.1 124 24.7 39
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 39.7% 90 43.0% 85 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.02 121 1.00 7 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 29.3 82 30.6 96 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 3.81 118 4.07 32 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -5.5 112 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-1.72
ACTUAL -10 118
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 99.0 73 108.5 42 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 43.8% 52 41.8% 66 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.82 104 0.68 4 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 105.8 40 100.3 61 100.0
Opportunity Rate 39.7% 51 36.9% 57 38.5%
Power Success Rate 73.0% 34 72.5% 98 67.7%
Stuff Rate 15.0% 10 17.0% 92 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Squally Canada RB 5'11, 205 JR 120 710 6 5.9 5.3 40.8% 0 (0)
Ula Tolutau RB 6'1, 250 FR 72 303 2 4.2 2.5 38.9% 3 (3)
Austin Kafentzis RB 6'1, 195 SO 42 227 1 5.4 4.0 50.0% 2 (1)
KJ Hall RB 5'9, 175 SO 30 206 1 6.9 9.1 36.7% 0 (0)
Riley Burt RB 6'1, 205 SO 23 104 1 4.5 3.9 39.1% 0 (0)
Tanner Mangum QB 6'3, 220 JR 21 81 0 3.9 3.2 28.6% 2 (0)
Kavika Fonua RB 6'0, 215 JR 18 87 0 4.8 4.5 38.9% 0 (0)
Brayden El-Bakri RB 6'0, 240 JR 17 67 1 3.9 2.8 29.4% 0 (0)
Beau Hoge QB 6'1, 210 SO 9 53 0 5.9 2.1 66.7% 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+ 88.1 106 90.5 99 100.0
Passing Success Rate 35.9% 105 44.4% 100 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.25 126 1.35 34 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 94.6 79 64.8 115 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Tanner Mangum 6'3, 220 JR 147 257 1540 8 9 57.2% 13 4.8% 5.4
Joe Critchlow 6'4, 200 FR 55 101 642 3 4 54.5% 10 9.0% 5.2
Beau Hoge 6'1, 210 SO 19 39 257 2 3 48.7% 3 7.1% 5.5
Koy Detmer Jr. 5'10, 175 SO 7 20 91 0 3 35.0% 0 0.0% 4.6

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Matt Bushman TE 6'5, 230 FR 78 49 520 3 10.6 6.7 62.8% 50.0% 20.2%
Aleva Hifo WR 5'10, 187 SO 58 37 437 2 11.8 7.5 63.8% 39.7% 15.0%
Micah Simon WR 6'1, 190 SO 50 27 386 3 14.3 7.7 54.0% 38.0% 13.0%
Jonah Trinnaman WR 6'0, 190 SR 46 24 305 0 12.7 6.6 52.2% 37.0% 11.9%
Talon Shumway WR 6'3, 205 SO 45 25 257 0 10.3 5.7 55.6% 37.8% 11.7%
Beau Tanner WR 6'0, 185 JR 27 12 135 1 11.3 5.0 44.4% 33.3% 7.0%
Neil Pau'u WR 6'4, 205 FR 22 14 139 2 9.9 6.3 63.6% 45.5% 5.7%
KJ Hall RB 5'9, 175 SO 11 10 111 0 11.1 10.1 90.9% 63.6% 2.8%
Brayden El-Bakri RB 6'0, 240 JR 11 9 80 1 8.9 7.3 81.8% 45.5% 2.8%
Trey Dye RB 5'9, 184 JR 11 9 77 1 8.6 7.0 81.8% 45.5% 2.8%
Squally Canada RB 5'11, 205 JR 5 3 9 0 3.0 1.8 60.0% 20.0% 1.3%
Tanner Balderree TE 6'3, 250 SR 4 2 26 0 13.0 6.5 50.0% 50.0% 1.0%
Ula Tolutau RB 6'1, 250 FR 3 2 11 0 5.5 3.7 66.7% 33.3% 0.8%
Austin Kafentzis RB 6'1, 195 SO 3 1 8 0 8.0 2.7 33.3% 33.3% 0.8%
Riley Burt RB 6'1, 205 SO 3 1 3 0 3.0 1.0 33.3% 0.0% 0.8%
Kavika Fonua RB 6'0, 215 JR 2 2 14 0 7.0 7.0 100.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 95.6 91 100.9 60 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 46.2% 71 48.0% 86 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 0.92 117 0.91 7 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.26 20 3.07 84 2.92
SD Sack Rate 4.8% 62 1.9% 126 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 83.1 121 99.6 72 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 25.4% 118 30.5% 75 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.42 101 1.35 18 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.52 35 2.48 8 3.22
PD Sack Rate 7.8% 72 7.6% 65 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 89.9 99 107.6 39
Q2 S&P+ 95.0 93 95.0 87
Q3 S&P+ 77.8 124 101.9 63
Q4 S&P+ 92.7 98 103.9 45
1st Down S&P+ 91.4 106 87.6 110
2nd Down S&P+ 88.3 110 122.2 14
3rd Down S&P+ 87.3 107 104.0 55
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 55.2% 86 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 34.1% 70 35.3%
Adj. Pace +1.5 93 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 74.5% 64 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 61.2% 47 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 34.1% 82 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 12.7% 115 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.8% 62 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 3.4% 95 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 4.2% 126 6.5%
PD to INC 37.1% 31 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Fred Warner LB 6'4, 230 SR 67.5 9 (1) 17 1 (5) 1 33.7%
Sione Takitaki DL 6'2, 245 JR 61.0 12.5 (5) 14 0 (2) 0 30.8%
Butch Pau'u LB 6'0, 230 JR 55.5 3 (0) 5 0 (2) 0 40.5%
Corbin Kaufusi DL 6'9, 285 JR 51.5 7.5 (6) 5 0 (1) 2 37.3%
Zayne Anderson DB 6'2, 200 JR 51.0 0 (0) 0 2 (2) 3 80.4%
Dayan Ghanwoloku DB 5'11, 195 SO 47.5 1 (0) 3 2 (6) 0 69.6%
Adam Pulsipher LB 6'1, 220 JR 41.5 1 (0) 4 0 (0) 1 42.6%
Micah Hannemann DB 6'0, 190 SR 38.0 1 (0) 5 1 (2) 1 72.0%
Troy Warner DB 6'1, 195 SO 28.0 1 (0) 1 0 (5) 0 74.3%
Chris Wilcox DB 6'2, 185 SO 27.5 1 (0) 1 0 (5) 0 82.8%
Handsome Tanielu DL 6'2, 315 SR 21.5 1 (0) 3 0 (0) 0 33.3%
Tanner Jacobson DB 5'10, 185 JR 21.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 68.0%
Kesni Tausinga DL 6'1, 300 SR 20.0 1.5 (0) 4 0 (2) 0 3.6%
Merrill Taliauli DL 6'2, 305 JR 19.0 0 (0) 4 0 (2) 0 37.0%
Matt Hadley LB 6'0, 215 SR 18.0 1.5 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 39.1%
Khyiris Tonga DL 6'4, 340 FR 14.0 4 (2) 6 0 (3) 1 10.5%
Morgan Unga LB 6'5, 220 JR 14.0 1 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 50.0%
Marvin Hifo DB 5'10, 195 SR 13.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 76.9%
Trajan Pili DL 6'2, 245 SO 12.5 3 (1) 3 0 (0) 0 12.5%
Austin Lee DB 6'0, 202 SO 12.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 66.7%
Johnny Tapusoa LB 5'10, 230 SO 11.0 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0 42.9%
Michael Shelton DB 5'8, 180 JR 10.5 1 (0) 0 1 (2) 0 90.0%
Solomone Wolfgramm DL 6'5, 285 JR 9.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 63.6%
Grant Jones LB 6'6, 205 SR 8.0 2.5 (1) 2 1 (0) 0 30.0%
Isaiah Kaufusi LB 6'2, 210 FR 8.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 63.6%

* 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+ -0.1 78
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.17 98
Punt Success Rate 75.0% 5
Kickoff Success Rate 71.4% 75
Punt Return Success Rate 25.0% 122
Kick Return Success Rate 28.9% 121
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Rhett Almond 6'4, 203 JR 22-23 13-19 68.4%
Andrew Mikkelsen 6'0, 200 JR 2-2 1-1 100.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Jonny Linehan 6'0, 205 SR 59 42.9 2 20 20 67.8%
Corey Edwards 6'0, 210 SR 1 39.0 0 0 0 0.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Andrew Mikkelsen 6'0, 200 JR 31 62.9 10 32.3% 0 1 1 0
Corey Edwards 6'0, 210 SR 18 61.9 5 27.8% 0 1 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Michael Shelton 5'8, 180 JR 17 6.7 0 11 1 (1)
Tanner Jacobson 5'10, 185 JR 6 0.7 0 5 0 (0)
Hiva Lee 5'10, 190 SR 1 0.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jonah Trinnaman 6'0, 190 SR 17 19.5 0 0 0 (0)
Michael Shelton 5'8, 180 JR 13 19.9 0 0 0 (0)
Squally Canada 5'11, 205 JR 1 6.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Dayan Ghanwoloku DB 5'11, 195 SO 10.0 -1.3 18.4
Zayne Anderson DB 6'2, 200 JR 7.5 2.2 19.0
Brayden El-Bakri RB 6'0, 240 JR 4.0 19.8
Marvin Hifo DB 5'10, 195 SR 4.0 21.8
Va'a Niumatalolo LB 6'2, 235 SR 3.0 13.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics