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2017 Utah advanced statistical profile

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Utah Utes (Pac-12 South)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 7-6 | Second-order wins (diff.): 7.8 (0.8) | S&P+ Rk: 33
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
31-Aug North Dakota N/A 37-16 W 100% 27.4 88% 82% 86%
9-Sep at BYU 101 19-13 W 98% 18.7 83% 61% 83%
16-Sep San Jose State 129 54-16 W 100% 35.9 91% 95% 85%
22-Sep at Arizona 48 30-24 W 45% -1.1 49% 40% 55%
7-Oct Stanford 32 20-23 L 21% -7.5 34% 25% 57%
14-Oct at USC 26 27-28 L 27% -5.5 39% 50% 33%
21-Oct Arizona State 81 10-30 L 20% -7.8 30% 18% 68%
28-Oct at Oregon 47 20-41 L 2% -19.2 17% 35% 18%
3-Nov UCLA 77 48-17 W 100% 34.5 93% 92% 79%
11-Nov Washington State 39 25-33 L 63% 3.1 58% 44% 65%
18-Nov at Washington 5 30-33 L 8% -13.0 25% 52% 17%
25-Nov Colorado 93 34-13 W 100% 26.7 90% 80% 84%
26-Dec vs. West Virginia 63 30-14 W 97% 17.8 84% 49% 78%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 29.5 55 23.3 34
Points Per Game 32.0 50 25.1 42
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 45.7% 19 37.6% 28 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.10 94 1.15 56 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 30.0 56 31.4 109 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.35 79 3.91 23 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -1.1 78 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+0.80
ACTUAL 1 59
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 110.9 35 112.2 32 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 49.2% 7 38.2% 32 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.80 114 0.99 96 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 96.8 92 109.6 34 100.0
Opportunity Rate 42.5% 19 34.9% 35 38.5%
Power Success Rate 68.3% 57 72.0% 95 67.7%
Stuff Rate 20.9% 90 21.6% 43 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Zack Moss RB 5'10, 210 SO 216 1170 10 5.4 4.7 41.7% 2 (2)
Tyler Huntley QB 6'1, 190 SO 138 720 6 5.2 3.9 45.7% 6 (4)
Devonta'e Henry-Cole RB 5'8, 192 SO 55 279 2 5.1 4.0 43.6% 0 (0)
Troy Williams QB 6'2, 208 SR 35 137 4 3.9 2.7 42.9% 4 (0)
Jordan Howard RB 5'10, 204 SR 12 41 0 3.4 1.8 25.0% 0 (0)
Troy McCormick, Jr. RB 5'9, 175 SR 10 60 0 6.0 11.0 40.0% 1 (1)
Kyle Fulks WR 5'9, 175 SR 5 29 0 5.8 3.9 60.0% 0 (0)
Demari Simpkins WR 5'10, 181 SO 4 -16 0 -4.0 7.5 25.0% 1 (1)
Mitch Wishnowsky P 6'2, 220 JR 2 5 0 2.5 14.3 50.0% 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+ 105.8 44 118.4 14 100.0
Passing Success Rate 42.1% 50 37.2% 37 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.46 59 1.29 16 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 79.2 98 83.3 94 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Tyler Huntley 6'1, 190 SO 199 312 2411 15 10 63.8% 30 8.8% 6.5
Troy Williams 6'2, 208 SR 60 110 812 2 4 54.5% 8 6.8% 6.5

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Darren Carrington II WR 6'3, 205 SR 101 71 990 6 13.9 9.8 70.3% 61.4% 25.2%
Raelon Singleton WR 6'3, 212 JR 56 36 531 4 14.8 9.5 64.3% 50.0% 14.0%
Samson Nacua WR 6'3, 189 FR 41 29 294 1 10.1 7.2 70.7% 58.5% 10.2%
Demari Simpkins WR 5'10, 181 SO 40 29 354 1 12.2 8.9 72.5% 47.5% 10.0%
Siaosi Wilson WR 6'2, 193 SO 39 20 393 1 19.7 10.1 51.3% 46.2% 9.7%
Zack Moss RB 5'10, 210 SO 37 29 243 0 8.4 6.6 78.4% 45.9% 9.2%
Troy McCormick, Jr. RB 5'9, 175 SR 33 25 183 2 7.3 5.6 75.8% 30.3% 8.2%
Bryan Thompson WR 6'2, 181 FR 13 5 77 0 15.4 5.9 38.5% 38.5% 3.2%
Siale Fakailoatonga TE 6'4, 257 SR 11 3 67 0 22.3 6.1 27.3% 27.3% 2.7%
Harrison Handley TE 6'5, 250 SR 8 3 16 0 5.3 2.0 37.5% 12.5% 2.0%
Kyle Fulks WR 5'9, 175 SR 7 3 31 0 10.3 4.4 42.9% 42.9% 1.7%
Jake Jackson TE 6'3, 230 SO 6 3 46 0 15.3 7.7 50.0% 16.7% 1.5%
Cody Ippolito LB 5'10, 250 SR 3 2 9 1 4.5 3.0 66.7% 66.7% 0.7%
Jameson Field WR 5'11, 180 SR 2 2 12 0 6.0 6.0 100.0% 50.0% 0.5%
Devonta'e Henry-Cole RB 5'8, 192 SO 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Troy Williams QB 6'2, 208 SR 1 1 5 1 5.0 5.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.2%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 104.6 51 112.3 25 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 49.5% 31 43.5% 39 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 0.97 108 1.05 65 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.90 67 2.86 59 2.92
SD Sack Rate 6.1% 89 6.0% 44 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 120.6 20 118.5 22 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 36.4% 14 26.4% 22 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.53 62 1.46 52 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.19 72 3.02 50 3.22
PD Sack Rate 10.9% 110 3.8% 122 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 106.6 49 120.7 25
Q2 S&P+ 113.8 34 118.9 23
Q3 S&P+ 104.6 59 116.3 22
Q4 S&P+ 96.0 92 114.6 14
1st Down S&P+ 98.7 67 122.3 12
2nd Down S&P+ 117.0 26 118.8 17
3rd Down S&P+ 96.1 83 112.3 32
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 58.8% 65 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 29.1% 99 35.3%
Adj. Pace +0.9 79 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 74.6% 62 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 52.6% 121 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 29.1% 114 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.8% 65 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.8% 63 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 4.0% 74 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.7% 60 6.5%
PD to INC 31.8% 93 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Kavika Luafatasaga LB 6'4, 235 SR 60.5 3.5 (1.5) 13 1 (4) 1 37.8%
Sunia Tauteoli LB 6'0, 227 SR 46.0 10 (1) 13 1 (3) 0 35.9%
Julian Blackmon DB 6'1, 187 SO 43.0 0.5 (0) 2 4 (6) 0 62.5%
Marquise Blair DB 6'2, 190 JR 41.5 3 (0) 4 0 (2) 0 47.9%
Chase Hansen DB 6'3, 220 JR 41.0 2.5 (1) 2 1 (2) 0 51.0%
Corrion Ballard DB 6'3, 205 JR 38.0 1 (0) 2 2 (2) 0 77.8%
Cody Barton LB 6'2, 230 JR 34.0 4.5 (4) 8 0 (1) 0 30.2%
Bradlee Anae DE 6'3, 265 SO 32.0 10 (7) 9 0 (0) 3 17.9%
Casey Hughes DB 6'0, 185 JR 30.0 2.5 (1) 1 0 (1) 2 67.6%
Donavan Thompson LB 5'10, 222 SO 28.0 2 (0) 4 0 (3) 0 37.8%
Boobie Hobbs DB 5'10, 180 SR 28.0 1 (0) 1 1 (5) 0 74.2%
Javelin K. Guidry DB 5'9, 188 FR 26.0 1 (0) 1 1 (4) 0 56.7%
Jaylon Johnson DB 6'0, 181 FR 24.0 0 (0) 2 1 (6) 0 68.0%
Filipo Mokofisi DT 6'4, 295 SR 20.0 3.5 (2) 4 1 (2) 0 18.5%
Kylie Fitts DE 6'4, 260 SR 18.5 3 (3) 3 0 (1) 1 21.7%
Leki Fotu DT 6'5, 323 SO 18.0 3.5 (0) 7 0 (1) 1 4.5%
Terrell Burgess DB 6'0, 188 SO 14.0 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 46.7%
Philip Afia DB 6'1, 195 SO 12.5 1.5 (0) 1 0 (2) 0 61.5%
Lowell Lotulelei DT 6'2, 320 SR 11.0 3.5 (1.5) 2 0 (1) 0 12.5%
Kenric Young DB 6'1, 189 SR 8.0 0 (0) 0 1 (1) 0 60.0%
Nick Heninger DE 6'2, 240 FR 7.5 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 36.4%
Pita Tonga DT 6'1, 287 FR 7.0 0.5 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 7.7%
Caleb Repp DE 6'5, 222 SO 5.5 1 (1) 1 0 (0) 2 0.0%
Mitch Wishnowsky P 6'2, 220 JR 5.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Trevor Horlacher LB 6'2, 222 FR 4.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 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+ 0.7 10
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.39 11
Punt Success Rate 69.2% 19
Kickoff Success Rate 78.0% 45
Punt Return Success Rate 37.0% 96
Kick Return Success Rate 38.9% 90
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Matt Gay 6'1, 220 JR 40-40 30-34 88.2%
Chayden Johnston 6'0, 160 FR 0-0 0-1 0.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Mitch Wishnowsky 6'2, 220 JR 52 43.9 3 22 19 78.8%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Mitch Wishnowsky 6'2, 220 JR 65 62.3 44 67.7% 0 2 1 1
Hayes Hicken 5'11, 188 SO 16 55.4 4 25.0% 0 1 0 0
Matt Gay 6'1, 220 JR 1 65.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Boobie Hobbs 5'10, 180 SR 26 11.2 0 17 1 (0)
Philip Afia 6'1, 195 SO 1 0.0 0 0 0 (0)
Cody Barton 6'2, 230 JR 0 0.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Demari Simpkins 5'10, 181 SO 9 23.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kyle Fulks 5'9, 175 SR 4 16.5 0 0 0 (0)
Kenric Young 6'1, 189 SR 3 11.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Trevor Horlacher LB 6'2, 222 FR 4.5 19.8
Mitch Wishnowsky P 6'2, 220 JR 4.0 31.5
Kenric Young DB 6'1, 189 SR 3.5 -1.5 26.5
Philip Afia DB 6'1, 195 SO 2.5 8.7 22.5
Terrell Burgess DB 6'0, 188 SO 2.0 21.3

Stats via SportSource Analytics