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2017 Middle Tennessee advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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MTSU Blue Raiders (Conference USA East)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 7-6 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.4 (-0.6) | S&P+ Rk: 68
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Vanderbilt 80 6-28 L 0% -37.1 5% 4% 21%
9-Sep at Syracuse 88 30-23 W 94% 14.0 75% 46% 83%
16-Sep at Minnesota 97 3-34 L 0% -33.1 6% 2% 56%
23-Sep Bowling Green 109 24-13 W 97% 17.0 80% 65% 79%
30-Sep at Florida Atlantic 11 20-38 L 3% -16.7 21% 33% 20%
7-Oct Florida International 92 37-17 W 100% 24.3 89% 79% 80%
14-Oct at UAB 76 23-25 L 5% -15.0 23% 14% 58%
20-Oct Marshall 52 10-38 L 0% -27.9 10% 6% 35%
4-Nov UTEP 130 30-3 W 100% 33.0 90% 49% 97%
11-Nov at Charlotte 124 35-21 W 94% 14.5 76% 71% 69%
17-Nov at Western Kentucky 83 38-41 L 11% -11.5 28% 68% 13%
25-Nov Old Dominion 115 41-10 W 100% 35.0 92% 84% 92%
16-Dec vs. Arkansas State 25 35-30 W 35% -3.6 44% 51% 36%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 25.6 95 25.0 47
Points Per Game 27.7 80 26.8 53
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 41.5% 67 39.2% 44 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.20 47 1.09 31 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 27.1 117 31.2 107 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 3.99 108 4.26 51 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -2.4 89 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-3.71
ACTUAL -12 122
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 97.3 80 100.5 63 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 43.3% 59 39.7% 42 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.90 65 0.82 24 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 96 95 106.9 42 100.0
Opportunity Rate 42.4% 22 35.4% 43 38.5%
Power Success Rate 76.2% 20 66.1% 61 67.7%
Stuff Rate 20.5% 86 20.8% 51 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Tavares Thomas LB 6'0, 238 JR 93 507 9 5.5 5.4 38.7% 0 (0)
Brad Anderson RB 5'8, 170 FR 89 491 0 5.5 4.4 47.2% 1 (1)
Terelle West RB 5'10, 193 SO 57 308 4 5.4 5.8 42.1% 1 (1)
Jocquez Bruce RB 5'10, 167 SO 42 206 1 4.9 4.6 40.5% 0 (0)
Ty Lee WR 5'9, 163 SO 39 109 1 2.8 3.3 35.9% 2 (1)
Brent Stockstill QB 6'0, 221 JR 25 149 0 6.0 6.1 48.0% 3 (1)
John Urzua QB 6'3, 189 SO 12 67 0 5.6 2.0 66.7% 3 (1)
Will Mitchell RB 5'6, 183 FR 11 64 0 5.8 2.8 54.5% 0 (0)
Richie James WR 5'9, 176 JR 10 57 0 5.7 5.3 40.0% 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+ 94.3 88 103.0 51 100.0
Passing Success Rate 40.2% 71 38.7% 50 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.43 70 1.35 33 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 105.5 60 115 42 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Brent Stockstill 6'0, 221 JR 138 239 1672 16 8 57.7% 13 5.2% 6.3
John Urzua 6'3, 189 SO 136 220 1522 7 9 61.8% 10 4.3% 6.3
Kyle Banks 6'2, 195 FR 6 11 49 0 0 54.5% 2 15.4% 3.0

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Ty Lee WR 5'9, 163 SO 119 79 955 5 12.1 8.0 66.4% 45.4% 26.6%
Richie James WR 5'9, 176 JR 56 31 290 3 9.4 5.2 55.4% 37.5% 12.5%
Patrick Smith WR 6'0, 177 JR 48 29 329 2 11.3 6.9 60.4% 43.8% 10.7%
CJ Windham WR 6'2, 201 SO 44 26 374 1 14.4 8.5 59.1% 50.0% 9.8%
Shane Tucker WR 6'0, 220 SR 41 25 381 2 15.2 9.3 61.0% 46.3% 9.2%
Brad Anderson RB 5'8, 170 FR 39 33 338 3 10.2 8.7 84.6% 51.3% 8.7%
Tavonn Salter WR 6'2, 200 JR 18 6 125 2 20.8 6.9 33.3% 33.3% 4.0%
Tyrese Johnson WR 5'8, 167 FR 13 8 86 0 10.8 6.6 61.5% 46.2% 2.9%
Jimmy Marshall WR 6'5, 216 FR 12 8 79 2 9.9 6.6 66.7% 58.3% 2.7%
Terelle West RB 5'10, 193 SO 11 9 48 0 5.3 4.4 81.8% 36.4% 2.5%
Ruben Garnett WR 5'9, 170 SO 10 5 71 1 14.2 7.1 50.0% 40.0% 2.2%
Jocquez Bruce RB 5'10, 167 SO 10 9 59 1 6.6 5.9 90.0% 30.0% 2.2%
Isiah Upton WR 6'0, 180 SO 8 2 44 0 22.0 5.5 25.0% 25.0% 1.8%
Tavares Thomas LB 6'0, 238 JR 5 5 54 0 10.8 10.8 100.0% 60.0% 1.1%
Tyshawn Brown WR 6'1, 174 SO 4 2 8 0 4.0 2.0 50.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Desmond Anderson RB 5'10, 176 JR 4 1 -2 0 -2.0 -0.5 25.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 96.2 86 103.5 48 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 45.6% 80 43.8% 42 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.04 70 1.00 37 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.92 63 2.60 31 2.92
SD Sack Rate 5.3% 72 6.2% 41 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 95.6 80 101.9 64 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 32.7% 40 28.5% 43 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.66 30 1.41 34 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.01 92 2.83 26 3.22
PD Sack Rate 3.9% 13 7.9% 57 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 95.5 82 97.0 77
Q2 S&P+ 106.7 53 112.0 38
Q3 S&P+ 80.8 122 112.9 28
Q4 S&P+ 107.0 45 95.8 88
1st Down S&P+ 96.5 79 105.1 46
2nd Down S&P+ 97.2 80 97.8 78
3rd Down S&P+ 99.9 72 111.5 34
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 50.2% 115 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 26.5% 109 35.3%
Adj. Pace +0.7 78 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 82.0% 10 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 55.5% 112 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 33.7% 84 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 16.7% 53 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.0% 87 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.8% 22 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.8% 54 6.5%
PD to INC 33.1% 74 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Jovante Moffatt S 6'0, 200 JR 82.5 4.5 (0) 7 1 (3) 1 61.4%
D.J. Sanders LB 6'0, 233 SR 68.0 7.5 (3.5) 9 0 (2) 0 45.5%
Khalil Brooks LB 5'11, 200 SO 61.5 17 (7.5) 14 0 (1) 1 34.7%
Darius Harris LB 6'2, 227 JR 56.5 7.5 (4.5) 7 0 (6) 1 32.8%
Reed Blankenship S 6'1, 175 FR 56.0 7 (1) 6 2 (0) 0 60.3%
Mike Minter Jr. CB 6'0, 175 SR 44.5 4 (0) 5 1 (10) 0 58.0%
Charvarius Ward CB 6'1, 195 SR 41.0 3 (1) 1 0 (14) 0 48.9%
Darryl Randolph CB 5'11, 181 JR 38.0 6 (1) 6 0 (2) 1 52.1%
Walter Brady DE 6'3, 267 JR 31.5 5 (3.5) 6 0 (4) 0 21.1%
Jordan Ferguson DT 6'2, 280 FR 28.0 5.5 (1) 7 1 (0) 0 36.7%
Chris Melton LB 6'1, 211 JR 25.5 4 (1) 6 0 (1) 0 28.6%
Jahmal Jones DE 6'3, 253 SR 24.0 5 (1.5) 6 0 (1) 0 30.3%
Malik Manciel DT 6'3, 257 SO 22.5 5 (1) 7 0 (1) 0 17.2%
Myles Harges LB 6'2, 236 SR 20.5 2.5 (1.5) 0 0 (1) 0 43.5%
Tyshun Render DE 6'4, 253 SO 20.0 1 (0.5) 4 0 (0) 0 45.8%
Wesley Bush DB 6'1, 191 JR 18.5 0 (0) 2 0 (1) 0 55.6%
Rosheem Collins DL 6'1, 303 JR 14.0 2.5 (0) 6 0 (0) 0 38.9%
Darrius Liggins DE 6'4, 233 JR 11.5 3 (1.5) 5 0 (0) 1 21.4%
Alex Dale S 5'10, 200 SR 11.0 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 80.0%
O.J. Johnson DB 6'0, 195 JR 10.0 0 (0) 0 0 (3) 0 54.5%
DQ Thomas LB 6'2, 200 FR 8.0 2.5 (2) 1 0 (0) 1 50.0%
Trae Philpots DE 6'4, 243 SO 6.5 1 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 20.0%
Dale Craig LB 6'0, 214 SO 5.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Vernon Walker S 6'0, 184 SO 3.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0.0%
Peter Bailey DE 6'4, 265 SR 3.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 50.0%

* 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+ 0.3 45
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.57 3
Punt Success Rate 52.3% 96
Kickoff Success Rate 73.5% 66
Punt Return Success Rate 33.3% 104
Kick Return Success Rate 36.0% 104
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Canon Rooker 5'11, 192 SR 39-41 14-17 82.4%
Crews Holt 5'11, 180 FR 0-0 1-1 100.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Matt Bonadies 6'1, 197 JR 59 39.6 5 26 16 71.2%
Brent Stockstill 6'0, 221 JR 4 41.0 0 0 4 100.0%
John Urzua 6'3, 189 SO 2 32.5 0 0 1 50.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Canon Rooker 5'11, 192 SR 67 63.3 37 55.2% 1 1 0 0
Crews Holt 5'11, 180 FR 1 60.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Richie James 5'9, 176 JR 7 5.3 0 3 1 (0)
Reed Blankenship 6'1, 175 FR 6 11.5 0 17 0 (0)
Ty Lee 5'9, 163 SO 4 1.0 0 7 2 (1)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Desmond Anderson 5'10, 176 JR 12 19.6 0 0 1 (0)
Shane Tucker 6'0, 220 SR 7 29.6 0 0 0 (0)
Ruben Garnett 5'9, 170 SO 6 14.8 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Alex Dale S 5'10, 200 SR 6.0 29.9
Dale Craig LB 6'0, 214 SO 5.5 20.3
Wesley Bush DB 6'1, 191 JR 3.5 19.5
Trae Philpots DE 6'4, 243 SO 2.5 25.3
Tyshun Render DE 6'4, 253 SO 2.0 -4.0 23.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics