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2017 Utah State advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/4/18

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Utah State Aggies (MWC Mountain)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 6-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.9 (0.9) | S&P+ Rk: 57
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
1-Sep at Wisconsin 6 10-59 L 0% -29.1 11% 16% 12%
7-Sep Idaho State N/A 51-13 W 100% 35.5 91% 92% 87%
16-Sep at Wake Forest 37 10-46 L 0% -38.8 6% 7% 10%
23-Sep at San Jose State 129 61-10 W 100% 42.5 93% 93% 94%
29-Sep BYU 101 40-24 W 9% -12.6 23% 31% 42%
7-Oct Colorado State 45 14-27 L 6% -14.5 23% 20% 39%
14-Oct Wyoming 53 23-28 L 78% 7.1 67% 43% 75%
21-Oct at UNLV 95 52-28 W 100% 35.9 94% 98% 51%
28-Oct Boise State 23 14-41 L 0% -29.6 9% 15% 17%
4-Nov at New Mexico 104 24-10 W 20% -7.6 32% 16% 64%
18-Nov Hawaii 121 38-0 W 100% 41.5 93% 90% 95%
25-Nov at Air Force 100 35-38 L 90% 11.6 73% 76% 46%
29-Dec vs. New Mexico State 72 20-26 L 85% 9.6 72% 43% 79%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 27.3 78 24.7 42
Points Per Game 32.7 49 29.2 73
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 39.3% 99 40.4% 60 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.20 45 1.05 16 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 31.5 25 29.0 54 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.59 55 4.21 45 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 1.4 52 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+1.39
ACTUAL 5 30
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 97.4 79 95.3 84 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 39.7% 95 44.5% 92 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.01 28 0.85 37 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 99.1 81 91.7 99 100.0
Opportunity Rate 42.3% 23 40.3% 92 38.5%
Power Success Rate 69.8% 48 66.0% 58 67.7%
Stuff Rate 17.4% 34 17.0% 92 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
LaJuan Hunt RB 5'8, 195 SR 169 828 11 4.9 5.2 36.1% 1 (1)
Eltoro Allen RB 5'9, 180 JR 68 284 1 4.2 3.5 33.8% 3 (3)
Kent Myers QB 6'0, 205 SR 60 424 5 7.1 6.0 55.0% 1 (0)
Jordan Love QB 6'3, 215 FR 39 212 2 5.4 3.7 56.4% 3 (3)
Tre Miller RB 6'1, 215 FR 30 116 0 3.9 3.0 33.3% 1 (1)
Gerold Bright WR 5'9, 190 SO 29 249 2 8.6 10.7 48.3% 1 (1)
Justen Hervey RB 5'10, 215 JR 25 110 1 4.4 1.7 52.0% 0 (0)
Jordan Nathan WR 5'9, 175 FR 7 30 0 4.3 5.7 42.9% 0 (0)
Aaren Vaughns WR 5'8, 185 JR 6 99 1 16.5 18.4 66.7% 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+ 92.3 92 112.8 23 100.0
Passing Success Rate 38.9% 85 34.6% 16 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.38 87 1.41 56 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 98 73 96.5 76 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Jordan Love 6'3, 215 FR 129 235 1631 8 6 54.9% 7 2.9% 6.5
Kent Myers 6'0, 205 SR 124 197 1278 8 7 62.9% 21 9.6% 5.3

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Ron'quavion Tarver WR 6'3, 215 JR 83 48 569 7 11.9 6.9 57.8% 43.4% 20.5%
Dax Raymond TE 6'5, 245 SO 60 41 453 1 11.1 7.6 68.3% 55.0% 14.9%
Braelon Roberts WR 6'3, 200 SR 39 21 285 3 13.6 7.3 53.8% 46.2% 9.7%
Jordan Nathan WR 5'9, 175 FR 37 25 314 2 12.6 8.5 67.6% 45.9% 9.2%
LaJuan Hunt RB 5'8, 195 SR 36 30 195 1 6.5 5.4 83.3% 36.1% 8.9%
Savon Scarver WR 6'0, 190 FR 21 11 240 1 21.8 11.4 52.4% 47.6% 5.2%
Aaren Vaughns WR 5'8, 185 JR 21 14 155 0 11.1 7.4 66.7% 52.4% 5.2%
Zach Van Leeuwen WR 6'0, 185 JR 19 13 136 0 10.5 7.2 68.4% 31.6% 4.7%
Gerold Bright WR 5'9, 190 SO 16 10 186 2 18.6 11.6 62.5% 50.0% 4.0%
Eltoro Allen RB 5'9, 180 JR 16 8 61 0 7.6 3.8 50.0% 43.8% 4.0%
Carson Terrell TE 6'4, 235 FR 15 11 124 0 11.3 8.3 73.3% 40.0% 3.7%
Jaren Colston-Green WR 6'1, 185 SR 14 7 124 0 17.7 8.9 50.0% 28.6% 3.5%
Damion Hobbs TE 6'2, 245 SR 8 4 23 0 5.8 2.9 50.0% 25.0% 2.0%
Alex Byers WR 6'2, 185 SR 7 4 30 0 7.5 4.3 57.1% 28.6% 1.7%
DJ Nelson QB 5'9, 200 JR 3 2 29 0 14.5 9.7 66.7% 66.7% 0.7%
Tonny Lindsey, Jr. RB 5'9, 195 SR 3 2 16 0 8.0 5.3 66.7% 33.3% 0.7%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 96.2 85 100.8 61 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 45.8% 78 45.6% 59 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.12 37 0.98 28 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.79 82 3.20 102 2.92
SD Sack Rate 3.6% 34 2.3% 122 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 90.5 98 106.5 54 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 25.8% 114 29.3% 55 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.47 83 1.27 8 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.66 22 3.62 101 3.22
PD Sack Rate 9.5% 92 10.1% 19 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 104.2 57 92.0 92
Q2 S&P+ 94.7 96 113.3 34
Q3 S&P+ 96.9 82 107.1 43
Q4 S&P+ 89.3 106 123.8 7
1st Down S&P+ 88.5 114 104.8 50
2nd Down S&P+ 101.1 67 104.7 51
3rd Down S&P+ 96.1 82 119.0 15
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 56.2% 78 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 32.3% 77 35.3%
Adj. Pace -2.8 18 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 68.7% 106 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 67.6% 7 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 39.4% 24 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 14.0% 95 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 3.2% 108 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 4.0% 75 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.8% 59 6.5%
PD to INC 34.1% 64 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Suli Tamaivena LB 6'0, 230 JR 77.0 6.5 (3) 8 0 (2) 0 45.0%
Gaje Ferguson S 6'0, 210 JR 65.0 2 (1) 9 0 (1) 1 57.1%
Dallin Leavitt S 5'10, 205 SR 64.5 0.5 (0) 3 4 (5) 0 66.7%
Chase Christiansen LB 6'1, 230 JR 52.0 4 (1) 6 0 (1) 3 44.6%
Baron Gajkowski S 6'1, 205 FR 37.5 2.5 (1) 2 1 (1) 1 73.8%
Ja'Marcus Ingram CB 6'1, 185 FR 34.0 0 (0) 1 1 (5) 0 69.0%
Adewale Adeoye DE 6'3, 270 JR 30.5 4.5 (1) 8 0 (0) 1 27.9%
Jacoby Wildman DE 6'2, 265 SO 30.0 1.5 (1) 5 0 (0) 0 25.6%
Jalen Davis CB 5'10, 185 SR 28.5 5 (4) 5 5 (15) 1 57.6%
Devon Anderson DE 6'1, 285 SO 25.5 3.5 (1) 6 0 (0) 2 21.9%
Cameron Haney CB 5'11, 180 SO 24.5 2 (0) 0 0 (6) 0 55.6%
Justus Te'i LB 6'3, 240 SO 24.5 0.5 (0) 2 0 (1) 2 37.8%
Christopher 'Unga NG 6'0, 300 SO 24.0 4.5 (0) 7 0 (0) 0 18.8%
David Woodward LB 6'2, 220 FR 22.0 3 (1) 3 1 (3) 0 51.7%
Mason Tobeck LB 6'2, 225 SO 20.5 1 (0) 3 0 (0) 1 28.6%
Dalton Baker LB 6'4, 255 SO 20.0 1 (0) 8 0 (0) 0 35.7%
Derek Larsen LB 6'3, 240 JR 17.0 2.5 (1) 7 0 (0) 0 31.8%
Mohelika Uasike NG 6'1, 300 SO 17.0 2 (0) 5 0 (0) 2 26.1%
Ian Togiai DE 6'2, 280 SR 16.0 4 (1) 5 0 (0) 1 15.8%
Ofa Latu LB 6'1, 220 JR 16.0 2.5 (1) 3 1 (0) 0 26.1%
Deante Fortenberry CB 5'11, 195 JR 15.5 4 (3) 2 0 (1) 0 45.0%
Gasetoto Schuster NG 6'0, 295 JR 15.5 2 (0) 6 0 (0) 2 34.8%
Kevin Meitzenheimer LB 5'11, 225 FR 13.5 0 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 33.3%
Maika Magalei LB 6'2, 220 FR 13.0 2.5 (2.5) 1 0 (0) 0 37.5%
Alex Huerta LB 6'3, 235 SR 12.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 27.8%

* 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 56
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.08 58
Punt Success Rate 62.0% 42
Kickoff Success Rate 76.6% 51
Punt Return Success Rate 53.3% 47
Kick Return Success Rate 28.6% 122
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Dominik Eberle 6'2, 180 SO 47-47 18-24 75.0%
Michael Smith 5'10, 190 SO 0-0 1-1 100.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Aaron Dalton 6'4, 225 JR 76 42.0 9 34 22 73.7%
Kent Myers 6'0, 205 SR 2 32.5 0 0 1 50.0%
Zach Lee 5'11, 195 SO 1 36.0 0 1 0 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Dominik Eberle 6'2, 180 SO 73 60.7 38 52.1% 1 1 3 1
Connor Coles 6'1, 185 FR 3 64.3 0 0.0% 1 0 1 1
Aaron Dalton 6'4, 225 JR 1 62.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jordan Nathan 5'9, 175 FR 23 8.5 0 20 0 (0)
Zach Van Leeuwen 6'0, 185 JR 4 4.0 0 5 0 (0)
Louy Compton 6'3, 230 JR 2 16.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Savon Scarver 6'0, 190 FR 26 24.0 1 0 1 (0)
Tonny Lindsey, Jr. 5'9, 195 SR 4 18.8 0 0 0 (0)
Aaren Vaughns 5'8, 185 JR 1 20.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Aaren Vaughns WR 5'8, 185 JR 6.0 15.5
Baron Gajkowski S 6'1, 205 FR 5.5 1.0 19.5
Gaje Ferguson S 6'0, 210 JR 5.0 0.0
DJ Nelson QB 5'9, 200 JR 4.5 17.0 16.0
Ron'quavion Tarver WR 6'3, 215 JR 4.0 75.0 15.3

Stats via SportSource Analytics