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2017 Illinois advanced statistical profile

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Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten West)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 2-10 | Second-order wins (diff.): 2.2 (0.2) | S&P+ Rk: 118
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Ball State 122 24-21 W 55% 1.2 51% 40% 65%
9-Sep Western Kentucky 83 20-7 W 77% 6.7 68% 16% 89%
15-Sep at South Florida 15 23-47 L 4% -15.9 22% 46% 11%
29-Sep Nebraska 103 6-28 L 1% -22.4 10% 13% 37%
7-Oct at Iowa 49 16-45 L 1% -22.8 12% 40% 10%
14-Oct Rutgers 110 24-35 L 19% -8.0 30% 55% 25%
21-Oct at Minnesota 97 17-24 L 29% -5.2 37% 23% 64%
28-Oct Wisconsin 6 10-24 L 1% -21.5 16% 9% 43%
4-Nov at Purdue 41 10-29 L 0% -30.4 8% 11% 21%
11-Nov Indiana 51 14-24 L 32% -4.2 40% 41% 46%
18-Nov at Ohio State 2 14-52 L 0% -31.1 10% 15% 5%
25-Nov Northwestern 46 7-42 L 0% -31.4 8% 8% 23%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 18.9 124 30.3 89
Points Per Game 15.4 127 31.5 87
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 36.0% 120 46.6% 113 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.06 114 1.05 18 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 27.6 113 32.6 123 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 3.38 127 4.66 91 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -6.0 117 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-0.41
ACTUAL -7 105
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 103.5 60 84.7 119 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 39.9% 93 49.6% 123 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.86 83 0.85 42 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 101.7 64 84.8 122 100.0
Opportunity Rate 38.2% 70 43.5% 116 38.5%
Power Success Rate 67.6% 64 81.0% 126 67.7%
Stuff Rate 21.8% 105 15.9% 106 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Kendrick Foster RB 5'9, 190 SR 73 266 1 3.6 3.4 34.2% 3 (0)
Ra'Von Bonner RB 5'11, 210 FR 67 202 4 3.0 2.4 28.4% 2 (1)
Mike Epstein RB 6'0, 195 FR 57 346 3 6.1 5.2 49.1% 1 (0)
Cam Thomas QB 6'2, 190 FR 44 286 1 6.5 5.4 52.3% 2 (1)
Chayce Crouch TE 6'4, 230 JR 40 173 1 4.3 3.2 45.0% 4 (0)
Dre Brown RB 5'11, 215 SO 31 138 0 4.5 6.9 25.8% 1 (0)
Reggie Corbin RB 5'10, 190 SO 18 78 0 4.3 7.8 27.8% 0 (0)
Jeff George, Jr. QB 6'3, 215 SO 7 35 0 5.0 2.5 42.9% 6 (3)
Cam Miller QB 6'1, 215 FR 1 9 1 9.0 2.5 100.0% 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+ 84.3 117 94.8 90 100.0
Passing Success Rate 32.0% 121 42.4% 85 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.31 112 1.36 38 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 55.4 124 69.8 106 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Jeff George, Jr. 6'3, 215 SO 94 181 1273 7 10 51.9% 20 10.0% 5.8
Cam Thomas 6'2, 190 FR 28 66 375 0 5 42.4% 8 10.8% 4.4

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Ricky Smalling WR 6'1, 205 FR 64 31 489 2 15.8 7.6 48.4% 39.1% 20.1%
Malik Turner WR 6'3, 200 SR 64 31 342 0 11.0 5.3 48.4% 34.4% 20.1%
Louis Dorsey TE 6'6, 225 FR 45 22 395 3 18.0 8.8 48.9% 37.8% 14.1%
Mike Dudek WR 5'11, 185 JR 36 24 262 1 10.9 7.3 66.7% 52.8% 11.3%
Dominic Thieman WR 6'3, 190 SO 26 11 144 0 13.1 5.5 42.3% 34.6% 8.2%
Trenard Davis WR 6'0, 190 SO 16 10 152 0 15.2 9.5 62.5% 43.8% 5.0%
Reggie Corbin RB 5'10, 190 SO 13 9 27 0 3.0 2.1 69.2% 7.7% 4.1%
Carmoni Green WR 6'1, 190 FR 11 8 75 0 9.4 6.8 72.7% 72.7% 3.4%
Kendrick Foster RB 5'9, 190 SR 10 6 67 0 11.2 6.7 60.0% 30.0% 3.1%
Caleb Reams WR 6'2, 250 SO 9 4 32 1 8.0 3.6 44.4% 33.3% 2.8%
Mike Epstein RB 6'0, 195 FR 6 4 59 1 14.8 9.8 66.7% 50.0% 1.9%
Ra'Von Bonner RB 5'11, 210 FR 4 2 5 0 2.5 1.3 50.0% 25.0% 1.3%
Nathan Echard TE 6'2, 230 SR 3 2 19 0 9.5 6.3 66.7% 66.7% 0.9%
Dre Brown RB 5'11, 215 SO 3 1 8 0 8.0 2.7 33.3% 33.3% 0.9%
Henry McGrew TE 6'3, 245 JR 2 1 8 0 8.0 4.0 50.0% 50.0% 0.6%
Bobby Walker TE 6'4, 230 SO 2 1 7 0 7.0 3.5 50.0% 50.0% 0.6%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 98.4 76 91.6 104 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 41.9% 116 50.8% 106 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.01 89 0.97 24 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.63 105 3.37 121 2.92
SD Sack Rate 10.7% 126 4.8% 73 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 83.9 118 86.6 112 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 25.2% 120 34.9% 112 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.22 129 1.39 25 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.34 60 4.08 126 3.22
PD Sack Rate 12.9% 122 3.2% 126 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 82.7 118 90.1 99
Q2 S&P+ 99.3 77 92.0 99
Q3 S&P+ 73.0 126 93.7 88
Q4 S&P+ 116.4 17 96.7 82
1st Down S&P+ 102.9 55 97.7 80
2nd Down S&P+ 76.4 126 91.7 98
3rd Down S&P+ 98.8 76 93.3 90
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.3% 76 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 38.3% 41 35.3%
Adj. Pace +3.0 123 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 71.6% 89 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 65.1% 17 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 35.9% 55 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 13.0% 113 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 5.1% 52 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 2.3% 118 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 5.3% 102 6.5%
PD to INC 32.6% 78 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Del'Shawn Phillips LB 6'2, 220 JR 65.5 4 (1) 10 0 (2) 0 46.4%
Stanley Green DB 5'11, 195 SO 53.5 0 (0) 1 1 (1) 3 68.6%
Tré Watson LB 6'2, 235 JR 50.5 4.5 (1.5) 5 1 (2) 0 52.3%
Bennett Williams DB 6'0, 200 FR 49.0 1.5 (0) 5 3 (2) 1 63.5%
Patrick Nelson DB 6'2, 210 SO 48.5 2.5 (0) 8 0 (2) 2 52.3%
Nate Hobbs DB 6'0, 180 FR 39.5 2 (1) 0 0 (2) 1 75.0%
Bobby Roundtree DL 6'5, 245 FR 39.0 4 (4) 1 0 (3) 1 44.0%
Cameron Watkins DB 6'0, 190 SO 31.5 3.5 (0) 6 1 (3) 1 47.2%
Tymir Oliver DL 6'4, 285 SO 26.0 4.5 (3) 5 0 (2) 0 24.2%
Dele Harding LB 6'1, 235 SO 24.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 64.3%
Jaylen Dunlap DB 6'1, 190 SR 24.0 0.5 (0) 0 1 (5) 1 62.5%
Julian Jones LB 6'2, 220 JR 22.5 1 (0) 5 1 (0) 0 35.7%
James Crawford DL 6'2, 235 SR 21.0 5.5 (4) 6 0 (4) 3 19.2%
Tito Odenigbo DL 6'3, 300 JR 18.5 3.5 (0) 9 0 (2) 0 14.3%
Jamal Woods DL 6'2, 265 FR 18.0 3.5 (0) 4 0 (0) 0 41.7%
Jamal Milan DL 6'3, 300 SO 17.0 1.5 (0) 7 0 (0) 0 17.4%
Isaiah Gay DL 6'3, 215 FR 16.0 4 (1) 4 0 (0) 0 25.0%
Kenyon Jackson DL 6'0, 290 SO 14.5 2 (1.5) 4 0 (1) 0 31.8%
Jimmy Marchese LB 6'2, 220 SO 12.5 1 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 23.1%
Chris James DB 5'11, 195 JR 12.0 0.5 (0) 0 0 (2) 0 63.6%
Ayo Shogbonyo LB 6'2, 230 FR 11.5 1 (0) 1 0 (1) 1 58.3%
Harvey Clayton Jr. DB 6'2, 215 FR 9.5 0.5 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 76.9%
Sean Adesanya DL 6'3, 250 JR 8.5 1 (1) 2 0 (0) 0 20.0%
Christion Abercrombie LB 6'1, 230 FR 8.5 0 (0) 3 0 (0) 0 54.5%
Dawson DeGroot DB 6'1, 190 FR 8.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 76.9%

* 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+ 0.4 35
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.07 85
Punt Success Rate 65.4% 30
Kickoff Success Rate 88.1% 14
Punt Return Success Rate 50.0% 57
Kick Return Success Rate 47.2% 51
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Chase McLaughlin 6'1, 180 JR 17-17 12-17 70.6%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Blake Hayes 6'6, 230 FR 77 42.0 2 16 23 50.6%
Chase McLaughlin 6'1, 180 JR 1 37.0 1 0 0 0.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Chase McLaughlin 6'1, 180 JR 42 64.6 31 73.8% 0 0 3 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Mike Dudek 5'11, 185 JR 6 10.8 0 4 1 (0)
Nate Hobbs 6'0, 180 FR 4 1.3 0 8 1 (1)
Malik Turner 6'3, 200 SR 1 8.0 0 5 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Kendrick Foster 5'9, 190 SR 15 16.9 0 0 2 (0)
Nate Hobbs 6'0, 180 FR 10 22.3 0 0 0 (0)
Dre Brown 5'11, 215 SO 6 27.8 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Dele Harding LB 6'1, 235 SO 4.0 1.5 9.0
Jimmy Marchese LB 6'2, 220 SO 4.0 5.3 27.0
Ayo Shogbonyo LB 6'2, 230 FR 3.5 5.7 14.0
Caleb Reams WR 6'2, 250 SO 3.0 9.3
Marc Mondesir LB 6'2, 220 FR 2.5 3.0 21.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics