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2017 Rice advanced statistical profile

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Rice Owls (Conference USA West)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 1-11 | Second-order wins (diff.): 2.3 (1.3) | S&P+ Rk: 128
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
27-Aug vs. Stanford 32 7-62 L 0% -42.8 5% 8% 3%
9-Sep at UTEP 130 31-14 W 99% 21.4 84% 78% 82%
16-Sep at Houston 36 3-38 L 0% -43.6 6% 2% 13%
23-Sep Florida International 92 7-13 L 11% -11.5 26% 5% 87%
30-Sep at Pittsburgh 82 10-42 L 0% -40.0 4% 10% 4%
7-Oct Army 59 12-49 L 18% -8.5 33% 63% 16%
21-Oct at UTSA 55 7-20 L 3% -16.7 21% 7% 69%
28-Oct Louisiana Tech 71 28-42 L 29% -5.2 39% 73% 25%
4-Nov at UAB 76 21-52 L 1% -20.7 16% 40% 10%
11-Nov Southern Miss 40 34-43 L 5% -15.1 23% 55% 11%
18-Nov at Old Dominion 115 21-24 L 61% 2.6 54% 52% 52%
25-Nov North Texas 62 14-30 L 4% -16.6 19% 10% 67%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 21.8 115 36.1 122
Points Per Game 16.3 125 35.8 111
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 39.1% 102 49.5% 127 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.09 97 1.15 60 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 25.5 130 31.4 110 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.06 103 5.13 123 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -9.1 127 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-5.81
ACTUAL -23 129
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 100.9 65 81.6 125 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 44.1% 48 50.8% 126 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.90 68 1.03 110 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 104.2 49 83.2 125 100.0
Opportunity Rate 44.4% 8 42.7% 110 38.5%
Power Success Rate 65.6% 85 69.8% 82 67.7%
Stuff Rate 20.1% 77 14.5% 122 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Nahshon Ellerbe RB 5'9, 205 SO 85 409 6 4.8 4.9 40.0% 3 (1)
Austin Walter RB 5'8, 200 JR 69 400 4 5.8 7.6 39.1% 1 (1)
Samuel Stewart RB 5'9, 205 JR 58 230 0 4.0 2.2 44.8% 1 (1)
Emmanuel Esukpa RB 5'11, 230 SO 57 261 1 4.6 4.9 35.1% 0 (0)
Miklo Smalls QB 6'0, 202 FR 51 378 3 7.4 5.9 56.9% 3 (2)
Jordan Myers WR 6'2, 225 FR 42 199 1 4.7 3.5 40.5% 0 (0)
Sam Glaesmann QB 6'3, 210 FR 33 200 3 6.1 5.8 51.5% 6 (4)
Jackson Tyner QB 6'5, 245 SO 16 102 1 6.4 4.7 56.3% 2 (1)
Austin Trammell WR 5'10, 174 FR 14 82 0 5.9 5.7 57.1% 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+ 72.7 128 79.4 128 100.0
Passing Success Rate 29.7% 126 48.0% 125 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.63 23 1.30 20 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 42.7 129 143 5 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Jackson Tyner 6'5, 245 SO 46 97 598 2 5 47.4% 6 5.8% 5.2
Miklo Smalls 6'0, 202 FR 43 75 623 1 5 57.3% 13 14.8% 6.3
Sam Glaesmann 6'3, 210 FR 32 72 500 3 6 44.4% 9 11.1% 5.8

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Aaron Cephus WR 6'4, 205 FR 54 25 622 5 24.9 11.5 46.3% 42.6% 24.0%
Austin Walter RB 5'8, 200 JR 38 18 219 1 12.2 5.8 47.4% 26.3% 16.9%
Kylen Granson WR 6'3, 220 SO 29 18 241 0 13.4 8.3 62.1% 41.4% 12.9%
Robby Wells III TE 6'6, 260 SR 19 12 82 0 6.8 4.3 63.2% 36.8% 8.4%
Jordan Myers WR 6'2, 225 FR 18 11 119 0 10.8 6.6 61.1% 33.3% 8.0%
Samuel Stewart RB 5'9, 205 JR 17 12 138 0 11.5 8.1 70.6% 47.1% 7.6%
Parker Smith WR 6'2, 210 SR 10 7 95 0 13.6 9.5 70.0% 50.0% 4.4%
Nahshon Ellerbe RB 5'9, 205 SO 9 4 47 0 11.8 5.2 44.4% 33.3% 4.0%
Lance Wright WR 6'3, 205 JR 9 4 42 0 10.5 4.7 44.4% 33.3% 4.0%
Austin Trammell WR 5'10, 174 FR 8 4 51 0 12.8 6.4 50.0% 50.0% 3.6%
Emmanuel Esukpa RB 5'11, 230 SO 6 3 37 0 12.3 6.2 50.0% 33.3% 2.7%
Will Phillips TE 6'4, 250 FR 3 2 22 0 11.0 7.3 66.7% 33.3% 1.3%
Justin Bickham CB 6'1, 195 SO 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Jackson Tyner QB 6'5, 245 SO 1 1 17 0 17.0 17.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.4%
Cameron Johnson WR 6'1, 185 SO 1 1 6 0 6.0 6.0 100.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Nicholas Sorensen WR 6'0, 180 FR 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 89.7 117 83.3 127 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 43.1% 112 54.2% 127 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 0.93 114 1.06 70 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.77 87 3.67 130 2.92
SD Sack Rate 10.6% 125 6.6% 33 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 92.5 92 79.0 121 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 31.5% 57 38.4% 122 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.51 68 1.47 57 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.86 7 3.90 119 3.22
PD Sack Rate 15.9% 128 9.9% 22 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 67.5 130 75.4 128
Q2 S&P+ 82.7 122 81.0 119
Q3 S&P+ 104.3 60 80.4 123
Q4 S&P+ 121.2 11 100.0 65
1st Down S&P+ 86.7 121 86.9 115
2nd Down S&P+ 106.7 49 77.7 127
3rd Down S&P+ 90.0 101 82.3 120
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 72.4% 15 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 51.4% 8 35.3%
Adj. Pace +2.1 105 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 77.7% 29 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 59.3% 74 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 35.5% 59 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 14.2% 92 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 6.3% 30 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 1.9% 125 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.0% 81 6.5%
PD to INC 35.6% 47 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Emmanuel Ellerbee LB 6'1, 235 SR 94.0 6.5 (1.5) 10 0 (2) 0 49.2%
Brian Womac DE 6'2, 250 SR 48.0 22 (10) 12 0 (0) 0 28.0%
DJ Green LB 6'1, 220 SR 38.0 2 (0) 6 0 (0) 0 37.5%
Destri White S 6'0, 215 SR 38.0 0 (0) 0 0 (2) 0 70.8%
J.T. Ibe S 6'0, 200 JR 37.0 1 (0) 2 0 (3) 1 73.8%
Martin Nwakamma S 6'1, 210 JR 34.5 1 (0) 1 0 (1) 0 53.8%
Zach Abercrumbia DT 6'2, 300 SO 30.5 4 (2) 6 0 (0) 0 27.0%
Brandon Douglas-Dotson CB 5'9, 180 JR 28.5 3 (0) 0 1 (7) 0 83.9%
Roe Wilkins DT 6'3, 265 SO 26.5 8.5 (6.5) 3 0 (0) 1 34.4%
Preston Gordon DT 6'1, 280 JR 26.0 4.5 (1) 5 0 (2) 0 26.5%
Houston Robert S 6'0, 185 SO 26.0 1 (0) 1 0 (1) 0 63.3%
Justin Bickham CB 6'1, 195 SO 24.5 2 (1) 3 1 (7) 0 74.1%
Jorian Clark CB 5'10, 185 JR 20.0 3 (0) 6 0 (0) 0 46.2%
Christian Bertrand DB 5'11, 200 JR 15.5 2.5 (1) 2 0 (1) 1 61.1%
Graysen Schantz DE 6'3, 230 SR 15.0 1.5 (1.5) 0 0 (0) 0 26.3%
Parker Hanusa DL 6'4, 260 JR 13.5 1.5 (1) 3 0 (0) 0 16.7%
Nick Uretsky LB 6'0, 240 SR 13.5 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 61.5%
D Angelo Ellis DB 5'11, 165 SO 13.5 0 (0) 0 0 (3) 0 73.3%
Myles Adams DL 6'2, 280 SO 12.5 1 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 31.3%
Cole Thomas S 6'1, 200 SR 10.0 1 (0) 0 1 (3) 0 84.6%
Anthony Ekpe LB 6'0, 225 FR 9.0 3 (1) 2 0 (0) 0 55.6%
Blain Padgett DE 6'5, 250 JR 8.0 2.5 (1.5) 0 0 (1) 0 10.0%
Brady Wright DE 6'3, 250 JR 7.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 62.5%
Nahshon Ellerbe RB 5'9, 205 SO 6.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
V.J. Banks CB 6'1, 195 SR 5.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 85.7%

* 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+ -0.7 116
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.54 116
Punt Success Rate 56.1% 71
Kickoff Success Rate 82.1% 31
Punt Return Success Rate 35.7% 101
Kick Return Success Rate 32.4% 113
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Will Harrison 5'10, 176 FR 21-21 2-4 50.0%
Haden Tobola 6'1, 190 JR 2-3 1-1 100.0%
Jack Fox 6'1, 215 JR 1-1 0-0 #DIV/0!
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Jack Fox 6'1, 215 JR 57 44.2 7 19 13 56.1%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Jack Fox 6'1, 215 JR 39 64.3 27 69.2% 0 3 3 1
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Austin Trammell 5'10, 174 FR 10 7.8 0 6 0 (0)
Nahshon Ellerbe 5'9, 205 SO 3 10.0 0 4 0 (0)
Dasharm Newsome 5'11, 185 FR 1 -5.0 0 0 1 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Austin Trammell 5'10, 174 FR 17 19.5 0 0 0 (0)
Nahshon Ellerbe 5'9, 205 SO 11 18.9 0 0 1 (0)
Austin Walter 5'8, 200 JR 6 13.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
George Nyakwol DB 6'0, 176 FR 5.0 8.8 26.0
Nick Uretsky LB 6'0, 240 SR 3.5 11.8 22.0
Nahshon Ellerbe RB 5'9, 205 SO 3.0 6.3
Parker Hanusa DL 6'4, 260 JR 3.0 13.7
Garrett Grammer LB 6'0, 217 FR 2.5 5.3

Stats via SportSource Analytics