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2017 Vanderbilt advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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Vanderbilt Commodores (SEC East)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 5-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 5.8 (0.8) | S&P+ Rk: 80
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep at Middle Tennessee 68 28-6 W 100% 37.1 95% 79% 96%
9-Sep Alabama A&M N/A 42-0 W 100% 39.5 92% 85% NULL
16-Sep Kansas State 64 14-7 W 72% 5.4 63% 13% 92%
23-Sep Alabama 1 0-59 L 0% -49.0 7% NULL 2%
30-Sep at Florida 86 24-38 L 2% -19.7 14% 31% 15%
7-Oct Georgia 3 14-45 L 0% -28.6 11% 29% 4%
14-Oct at Ole Miss 42 35-57 L 1% -22.2 14% 66% 4%
28-Oct at South Carolina 60 27-34 L 57% 1.7 54% 67% 33%
4-Nov Western Kentucky 83 31-17 W 99% 22.2 89% 70% 84%
11-Nov Kentucky 90 21-44 L 35% -3.6 39% 66% 15%
18-Nov Missouri 35 17-45 L 11% -11.5 28% 24% 50%
25-Nov at Tennessee 107 42-24 W 100% 26.9 88% 92% 70%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 27.5 73 27.9 67
Points Per Game 24.6 98 31.3 85
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 43.0% 51 41.1% 66 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.19 49 1.28 110 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.3 103 30.5 94 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 5.10 12 4.75 99 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -4.7 102 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-0.13
ACTUAL -5 97
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 94.2 93 92.3 91 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 38.5% 104 46.3% 99 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.86 84 1.06 120 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 93.8 102 95.2 86 100.0
Opportunity Rate 32.7% 121 43.7% 119 38.5%
Power Success Rate 60.0% 108 71.4% 91 67.7%
Stuff Rate 22.8% 118 18.9% 71 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Ralph Webb RB 5'10, 202 SR 193 841 10 4.4 5.1 30.1% 3 (1)
Khari Blasingame RB 6'1, 235 JR 45 147 0 3.3 3.7 26.7% 1 (1)
Jamauri Wakefield RB 6'1, 220 FR 28 115 0 4.1 2.3 39.3% 0 (0)
Dallas Rivers RB 6'1, 225 SR 24 78 0 3.3 2.2 33.3% 0 (0)
Kyle Shurmur QB 6'4, 227 JR 16 39 3 2.4 3.9 25.0% 6 (1)
Trent Sherfield WR 6'1, 205 SR 8 92 1 11.5 11.5 62.5% 0 (0)
Donaven Tennyson WR 5'10, 170 SO 3 63 0 21.0 22.0 66.7% 0 (0)
Sam Dobbs TE 6'4, 230 JR 3 37 0 12.3 5.3 100.0% 0 (0)
Kalija Lipscomb WR 6'1, 200 SO 3 17 0 5.7 2.0 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+ 118.0 20 115.7 17 100.0
Passing Success Rate 47.0% 12 35.1% 20 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.44 64 1.61 106 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 139.3 25 103.6 59 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Kyle Shurmur 6'4, 227 JR 220 380 2823 26 10 57.9% 19 4.8% 6.8
Deuce Wallace 6'2, 210 FR 11 22 94 1 0 50.0% 0 0.0% 4.3
Shawn Stankavage 6'2, 205 JR 1 1 6 0 0 100.0% 0 0.0% 6.0

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
C.J. Duncan WR 5'11, 203 SR 74 52 517 5 9.9 7.0 70.3% 58.1% 19.3%
Trent Sherfield WR 6'1, 205 SR 70 50 729 5 14.6 10.4 71.4% 61.4% 18.3%
Kalija Lipscomb WR 6'1, 200 SO 68 37 610 8 16.5 9.0 54.4% 47.1% 17.8%
Jared Pinkney TE 6'4, 255 SO 40 22 279 3 12.7 7.0 55.0% 45.0% 10.4%
Caleb Scott WR 6'2, 202 SR 36 18 178 2 9.9 4.9 50.0% 38.9% 9.4%
Ralph Webb RB 5'10, 202 SR 22 13 188 1 14.5 8.6 59.1% 31.8% 5.7%
Sam Dobbs TE 6'4, 230 JR 18 8 79 0 9.9 4.4 44.4% 38.9% 4.7%
Nathan Marcus TE 6'5, 242 SR 15 7 68 1 9.7 4.5 46.7% 26.7% 3.9%
Donaven Tennyson WR 5'10, 170 SO 11 8 116 0 14.5 10.6 72.7% 54.5% 2.9%
Khari Blasingame RB 6'1, 235 JR 9 6 52 1 8.7 5.8 66.7% 33.3% 2.3%
Trey Ellis WR 5'9, 170 SR 8 5 70 1 14.0 8.8 62.5% 62.5% 2.1%
Dallas Rivers RB 6'1, 225 SR 4 2 19 0 9.5 4.8 50.0% 25.0% 1.0%
Jamauri Wakefield RB 6'1, 220 FR 4 3 5 0 1.7 1.3 75.0% 25.0% 1.0%
Chris Pierce WR 6'4, 208 FR 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Jackson Winrow WR 6'1, 195 FR 1 1 13 0 13.0 13.0 100.0% 100.0% 0.3%
Jaire George FB 6'1, 230 SO 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 110.4 33 100.0 65 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 49.2% 36 48.4% 91 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.16 28 1.15 103 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.98 56 3.14 96 2.92
SD Sack Rate 4.2% 48 8.2% 9 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 97.6 75 110.0 41 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 29.3% 81 25.8% 18 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.33 115 1.80 122 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 1.95 128 3.74 112 3.22
PD Sack Rate 5.4% 33 7.5% 68 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 117.5 31 87.2 104
Q2 S&P+ 101.8 69 117.5 25
Q3 S&P+ 114.2 36 98.8 76
Q4 S&P+ 93.8 97 102.7 51
1st Down S&P+ 117.5 21 105.1 48
2nd Down S&P+ 85.1 116 99.8 67
3rd Down S&P+ 108.7 45 99.9 74
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 53.9% 96 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 31.7% 80 35.3%
Adj. Pace +3.3 126 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 77.2% 36 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 65.8% 14 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 28.5% 118 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 17.0% 47 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 4.4% 73 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.3% 38 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 7.3% 35 6.5%
PD to INC 40.1% 14 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
LaDarius Wiley S 6'1, 210 JR 73.0 1 (0) 3 1 (5) 1 68.6%
Oren Burks LB 6'3, 230 SR 63.5 7 (1) 9 1 (3) 0 44.4%
Ryan White S 5'10, 190 SR 50.5 4 (0) 6 2 (3) 0 55.9%
Jordan Griffin LB 6'0, 223 JR 47.0 8.5 (1) 10 0 (1) 1 45.2%
Emmanuel Smith LB 6'2, 240 SR 43.0 4 (1.5) 11 0 (0) 0 38.6%
Joejuan Williams CB 6'3, 208 SO 36.0 2.5 (0) 3 0 (10) 1 66.7%
Charles Wright LB 6'3, 240 JR 30.5 10.5 (9) 5 0 (0) 0 16.3%
Dare Odeyingbo DL 6'2, 272 JR 29.5 11 (4.5) 9 0 (2) 1 25.6%
Taurean Ferguson CB 5'9, 190 SR 26.0 2 (0) 4 1 (3) 0 51.7%
Tre Herndon CB 6'1, 188 SR 25.0 1 (1) 0 0 (11) 1 76.7%
Arnold Tarpley III S 6'1, 203 SR 23.5 0 (0) 2 0 (3) 0 50.0%
Jonathan Wynn DL 6'5, 265 SR 19.0 3.5 (1.5) 4 0 (2) 0 27.3%
Josh Smith LB 6'4, 240 JR 16.0 4 (2) 6 0 (0) 0 20.0%
Nifae Lealao DL 6'5, 312 SR 15.5 4 (0) 6 0 (3) 0 30.4%
Dayo Odeyingbo DL 6'6, 250 FR 15.0 4.5 (2.5) 4 1 (0) 0 25.0%
Cameron Tidd DL 6'3, 290 FR 11.5 1 (1) 3 0 (0) 1 25.0%
Jay Woods DL 6'3, 285 SR 11.5 1 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 33.3%
Donovan Sheffield CB 6'0, 190 JR 10.5 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0 58.3%
Bryce Lewis CB 6'0, 185 JR 8.5 1 (1) 0 1 (0) 1 60.0%
Zaire Jones S 6'0, 200 FR 8.0 1 (0) 3 0 (0) 1 54.5%
Caleb Peart LB 6'1, 235 SO 6.0 1 (0) 3 0 (0) 0 36.4%
Tae Daley DB 6'0, 185 FR 5.0 0.5 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 25.0%
Andre Mintze LB 6'3, 235 FR 4.5 1.5 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 25.0%
Jay Hockaday LB 6'3, 230 SO 3.5 0.5 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 0.0%
Andrew Rector S 6'0, 205 JR 3.5 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+ -0.8 128
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.79 127
Punt Success Rate 45.5% 117
Kickoff Success Rate 85.7% 19
Punt Return Success Rate 37.5% 93
Kick Return Success Rate 33.3% 108
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Tommy Openshaw 6'2, 200 SR 39-40 3-7 42.9%
Ryley Guay 5'10, 190 SO 1-1 0-0 #DIV/0!
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Sam Loy 6'1, 190 SO 64 40.2 4 19 12 48.4%
Reid Nelson 6'2, 215 SR 2 24.5 0 0 1 50.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Tommy Openshaw 6'2, 200 SR 54 63.7 36 66.7% 0 2 1 0
Ryley Guay 5'10, 190 SO 2 65.0 2 100.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Kalija Lipscomb 6'1, 200 SO 14 5.9 0 17 1 (0)
Frank Coppet 5'11, 185 FR 1 1.0 0 0 1 (1)
Andrew Rector 6'0, 205 JR 1 29.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Jamauri Wakefield 6'1, 220 FR 22 23.8 0 0 0 (0)
C.J. Duncan 5'11, 203 SR 3 16.7 0 0 0 (0)
Kalija Lipscomb 6'1, 200 SO 3 16.3 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Chris Pierce WR 6'4, 208 FR 3.5 39.8
Khari Blasingame RB 6'1, 235 JR 3.0 16.0 16.0
Kalija Lipscomb WR 6'1, 200 SO 2.5 -1.0 11.0
LaDarius Wiley S 6'1, 210 JR 2.0 12.5
Tae Daley DB 6'0, 185 FR 1.5 18.5

Stats via SportSource Analytics