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2017 Notre Dame advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/2018

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2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 10-3 | Second-order wins (diff.): 9.3 (-0.7) | S&P+ Rk: 13
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Temple 78 49-16 W 100% 30.8 93% 90% 79%
9-Sep Georgia 3 19-20 L 12% -10.8 28% 10% 80%
16-Sep at Boston College 66 49-20 W 100% 24.1 89% 88% 60%
23-Sep at Michigan State 19 38-18 W 79% 7.5 68% 64% 62%
30-Sep Miami-OH 56 52-17 W 100% 31.1 94% 91% 75%
7-Oct at North Carolina 94 33-10 W 100% 28.9 90% 70% 92%
21-Oct USC 26 49-14 W 100% 27.9 92% 93% 67%
28-Oct NC State 38 35-14 W 98% 19.7 87% 50% 91%
4-Nov Wake Forest 37 48-37 W 94% 14.7 79% 91% 25%
11-Nov at Miami-FL 17 8-41 L 0% -26.8 11% 5% 42%
18-Nov Navy 69 24-17 W 93% 13.3 77% 53% 79%
25-Nov at Stanford 32 20-38 L 10% -11.6 26% 33% 31%
1-Jan vs. LSU 21 21-17 W 46% -0.9 49% 26% 70%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 33.6 26 22.5 27
Points Per Game 37.1 24 23.3 32
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 41.9% 61 36.2% 18 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.38 10 1.06 21 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.0 108 30.3 89 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.96 21 3.80 18 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 2.6 43 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+0.14
ACTUAL 3 45
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 130.8 5 125.5 13 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 47.3% 18 37.1% 25 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.23 5 0.85 38 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 124 5 114.4 28 100.0
Opportunity Rate 43.6% 12 35.4% 43 38.5%
Power Success Rate 71.4% 38 61.1% 24 67.7%
Stuff Rate 16.4% 22 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)
Josh Adams RB 6'2, 225 JR 206 1430 9 6.9 10.1 37.9% 0 (0)
Brandon Wimbush QB 6'1, 228 JR 116 923 14 8.0 7.3 54.3% 6 (4)
Deon McIntosh RB 5'10, 193 SO 65 368 5 5.7 6.8 33.8% 0 (0)
Tony Jones Jr. RB 5'11, 225 SO 44 232 3 5.3 4.1 40.9% 0 (0)
Dexter Williams RB 5'11, 215 JR 39 360 4 9.2 10.0 48.7% 0 (0)
Ian Book QB 6'1, 208 SO 32 237 0 7.4 6.2 53.1% 1 (0)
C.J. Holmes RB 6'1, 208 FR 8 32 0 4.0 2.4 37.5% 0 (0)
Kevin Stepherson WR 6'1, 185 SO 5 76 0 15.2 8.2 100.0% 0 (0)
Cameron Smith WR 5'10, 202 SR 2 5 0 2.5 5.9 50.0% 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+ 101.0 64 128.4 7 100.0
Passing Success Rate 34.5% 110 35.2% 21 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.65 18 1.30 21 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 103.6 65 102.6 64 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Brandon Wimbush 6'1, 228 JR 136 275 1870 16 6 49.5% 25 8.3% 5.8
Ian Book 6'1, 208 SO 46 75 456 4 4 61.3% 5 6.3% 5.3

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Equanimeous St. Brown WR 6'5, 203 JR 74 33 515 4 15.6 7.0 44.6% 36.5% 21.9%
Chase Claypool WR 6'4, 228 SO 45 29 402 2 13.9 8.9 64.4% 51.1% 13.3%
Alizé Mack TE 6'4, 251 JR 39 19 166 1 8.7 4.3 48.7% 35.9% 11.5%
Kevin Stepherson WR 6'1, 185 SO 38 19 359 5 18.9 9.5 50.0% 47.4% 11.2%
Durham Smythe TE 6'5, 257 SR 27 15 244 1 16.3 9.0 55.6% 51.9% 8.0%
Miles Boykin WR 6'4, 225 JR 23 12 253 2 21.1 11.0 52.2% 52.2% 6.8%
Josh Adams RB 6'2, 225 JR 21 13 101 0 7.8 4.8 61.9% 23.8% 6.2%
Cameron Smith WR 5'10, 202 SR 18 8 60 1 7.5 3.3 44.4% 16.7% 5.3%
Nic Weishar TE 6'4, 243 SR 13 9 52 2 5.8 4.0 69.2% 38.5% 3.8%
Chris Finke WR 5'9, 181 JR 10 6 102 0 17.0 10.2 60.0% 40.0% 3.0%
Tony Jones Jr. RB 5'11, 225 SO 8 6 12 0 2.0 1.5 75.0% 0.0% 2.4%
Michael Young WR 5'10, 190 FR 7 4 18 1 4.5 2.6 57.1% 28.6% 2.1%
Cole Kmet TE 6'5, 256 FR 4 2 14 0 7.0 3.5 50.0% 0.0% 1.2%
Deon McIntosh RB 5'10, 193 SO 4 3 8 0 2.7 2.0 75.0% 0.0% 1.2%
Freddy Canteen WR 6'0, 194 SR 3 1 7 0 7.0 2.3 33.3% 33.3% 0.9%
Dexter Williams RB 5'11, 215 JR 2 2 13 1 6.5 6.5 100.0% 50.0% 0.6%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 114.1 15 120.1 9 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 47.1% 61 42.5% 26 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.19 19 0.95 18 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.35 11 2.83 52 2.92
SD Sack Rate 4.5% 58 5.5% 57 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 122.7 14 141.8 4 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 30.9% 66 24.2% 8 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.97 3 1.43 41 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.67 20 2.64 19 3.22
PD Sack Rate 9.2% 88 5.8% 98 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 120.8 23 125.8 15
Q2 S&P+ 120.2 16 127.5 14
Q3 S&P+ 131.6 7 117.0 20
Q4 S&P+ 109.0 38 112.2 21
1st Down S&P+ 116.4 22 120.5 15
2nd Down S&P+ 119.9 17 126.6 8
3rd Down S&P+ 121.0 19 115.7 24
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 63.7% 38 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 44.2% 16 35.3%
Adj. Pace -2.8 17 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 68.7% 105 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 58.6% 81 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 39.8% 19 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.6% 66 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 5.0% 58 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.1% 43 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 5.5% 97 6.5%
PD to INC 32.1% 88 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Te'von Coney LB 6'1, 240 JR 86.0 12.5 (3) 16 0 (0) 1 37.8%
Drue Tranquill LB 6'2, 231 SR 64.5 10.5 (1.5) 11 1 (3) 1 35.9%
Nyles Morgan LB 6'1, 235 SR 63.5 7 (1.5) 17 0 (1) 1 35.9%
Greer Martini LB 6'3, 236 SR 57.0 3 (0) 7 1 (1) 2 37.3%
Julian Love CB 5'11, 193 SO 56.5 1 (0) 2 3 (20) 0 62.1%
Jerry Tillery DL 6'6, 306 JR 40.5 9 (4.5) 9 0 (0) 1 25.0%
Nick Coleman S 6'1, 192 JR 36.5 1 (0) 3 0 (3) 0 76.6%
Jalen Elliott S 6'1, 205 SO 33.5 0 (0) 0 0 (2) 0 74.4%
Shaun Crawford CB 5'9, 176 JR 26.0 1.5 (1.5) 0 2 (5) 1 62.1%
Nick Watkins CB 6'1, 207 SR 24.0 0 (0) 0 1 (8) 0 77.8%
Daelin Hayes DL 6'3, 258 SO 23.5 6.5 (3) 6 0 (1) 0 10.0%
Jonathan Bonner DL 6'3, 291 SR 22.5 3.5 (2) 3 0 (0) 0 30.0%
Andrew Trumbetti DL 6'4, 263 SR 20.5 4 (0.5) 7 0 (1) 0 18.5%
Jay Hayes DL 6'3, 290 SR 20.0 3.5 (1) 6 0 (2) 0 11.1%
Troy Pride Jr. CB 5'11, 187 SO 18.0 1 (0) 3 1 (2) 0 63.6%
Khalid Kareem DL 6'4, 266 SO 15.5 5.5 (3) 4 0 (2) 0 14.3%
Asmar Bilal LB 6'2, 230 JR 15.0 1.5 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 46.7%
Julian Okwara DL 6'4, 240 SO 13.5 4.5 (2.5) 4 1 (0) 1 25.0%
Jordan Genmark-Heath S 6'3, 220 FR 12.5 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 28.6%
Devin Studstill S 6'1, 195 SO 12.0 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 61.1%
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa DL 6'2, 293 FR 10.0 2 (0) 4 0 (0) 0 23.1%
Nicco Fertitta S 5'9, 175 JR 9.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%
Jonathan Jones LB 5'11, 222 SO 8.5 1 (0) 2 0 (1) 0 0.0%
Tony Jones Jr. RB 5'11, 225 SO 7.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Isaiah Robertson S 6'1, 195 FR 5.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 25.0%

* 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+ 0.1 59
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.34 18
Punt Success Rate 54.5% 86
Kickoff Success Rate 58.3% 117
Punt Return Success Rate 37.5% 93
Kick Return Success Rate 41.7% 76
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Justin Yoon 5'10, 192 JR 55-55 14-18 77.8%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Tyler Newsome 6'2, 210 SR 63 43.6 4 17 14 49.2%
Jeff Riney 5'10, 180 JR 1 20.0 0 0 0 0.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Justin Yoon 5'10, 192 JR 52 61.9 15 28.8% 0 2 0 0
Jonathan Doerer 6'3, 193 FR 32 61.2 9 28.1% 0 1 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Chris Finke 5'9, 181 JR 24 6.5 0 26 1 (1)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
C.J. Sanders 5'8, 181 JR 29 22.6 0 0 1 (1)
Kevin Stepherson 6'1, 185 SO 2 5.5 0 0 0 (0)
Tony Jones Jr. 5'11, 225 SO 2 9.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Julian Love CB 5'11, 193 SO 8.5 4.5 26.5
Nicco Fertitta S 5'9, 175 JR 8.0 27.8
Jordan Genmark-Heath S 6'3, 220 FR 7.5 24.7
Greer Martini LB 6'3, 236 SR 7.0 12.0 18.8
Robert Regan LB 6'2, 216 JR 5.5 18.1

Stats via SportSource Analytics