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2017 Virginia advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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Virginia Cavaliers (ACC Coastal)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 6-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.1 (0.1) | S&P+ Rk: 85
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep William & Mary N/A 28-10 W 95% 15.6 78% 47% 86%
9-Sep Indiana 51 17-34 L 6% -14.3 21% 13% 58%
16-Sep Connecticut 119 38-18 W 100% 25.8 87% 87% 63%
22-Sep at Boise State 23 42-23 W 100% 28.8 93% 93% 69%
7-Oct Duke 65 28-21 W 95% 15.5 81% 41% 82%
14-Oct at North Carolina 94 20-14 W 94% 14.4 76% 44% 86%
21-Oct Boston College 66 10-41 L 1% -22.7 12% 14% 28%
28-Oct at Pittsburgh 82 14-31 L 19% -8.1 31% 18% 71%
4-Nov Georgia Tech 73 40-36 W 35% -3.7 42% 53% 39%
11-Nov at Louisville 16 21-38 L 1% -20.1 17% 38% 11%
18-Nov at Miami-FL 17 28-44 L 62% 2.8 57% 75% 33%
24-Nov Virginia Tech 29 0-10 L 0% -31.0 10% 1% 77%
28-Dec vs. Navy 69 7-49 L 0% -40.2 5% 7% 10%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 23.2 109 24.7 43
Points Per Game 24.4 99 30.8 81
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 38.1% 111 39.8% 54 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.09 98 1.14 51 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 30.3 46 30.0 81 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.14 94 4.43 69 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -5.3 108 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+1.63
ACTUAL -1 71
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 86.2 112 104.7 50 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 37.5% 108 42.3% 76 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.75 126 0.97 94 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 93.5 105 97.6 72 100.0
Opportunity Rate 33.1% 116 39.1% 77 38.5%
Power Success Rate 61.2% 102 69.6% 80 67.7%
Stuff Rate 20.9% 90 15.3% 113 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Jordan Ellis TB 5'10, 215 JR 215 836 6 3.9 3.6 28.8% 1 (0)
Kurt Benkert QB 6'4, 215 SR 35 127 0 3.6 2.2 42.9% 11 (3)
Olamide Zaccheaus HB 5'8, 190 JR 27 182 1 6.7 8.6 37.0% 4 (2)
Daniel Hamm TB 5'9, 200 SR 26 99 1 3.8 3.0 38.5% 4 (2)
Joe Reed WR 6'1, 215 SO 21 112 1 5.3 5.3 38.1% 0 (0)
Chris Sharp TB 6'1, 195 SO 11 40 1 3.6 1.8 54.5% 2 (1)
PK Kier TB 6'0, 225 FR 6 32 0 5.3 2.2 50.0% 0 (0)
De'Vante Cross QB 6'2, 200 FR 5 27 0 5.4 4.0 40.0% 0 (0)
Ben Hogg WR 5'10, 175 JR 2 -20 0 -10.0 0.0 0.0% 0 (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+ 97.7 78 105.0 40 100.0
Passing Success Rate 38.5% 90 36.1% 28 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.31 114 1.42 58 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 105.8 59 116.4 40 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Kurt Benkert 6'4, 215 SR 298 509 3207 25 9 58.5% 31 5.7% 5.6
Lindell Stone 6'0, 200 FR 2 9 26 0 2 22.2% 0 0.0% 2.9

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Olamide Zaccheaus HB 5'8, 190 JR 140 85 895 5 10.5 6.4 60.7% 46.4% 27.8%
Doni Dowling WR 6'1, 220 SR 108 51 674 5 13.2 6.2 47.2% 35.2% 21.5%
Andre Levrone WR 6'3, 225 SR 73 34 689 7 20.3 9.4 46.6% 39.7% 14.5%
Evan Butts TE 6'4, 250 JR 39 32 266 2 8.3 6.8 82.1% 48.7% 7.8%
Joe Reed WR 6'1, 215 SO 30 23 244 2 10.6 8.1 76.7% 56.7% 6.0%
Jordan Ellis TB 5'10, 215 JR 28 22 137 1 6.2 4.9 78.6% 39.3% 5.6%
Daniel Hamm TB 5'9, 200 SR 27 22 100 1 4.6 3.7 81.5% 37.0% 5.4%
Hasise Dubois WR 6'3, 210 SO 21 16 120 1 7.5 5.7 76.2% 52.4% 4.2%
Warren Craft WR 6'2, 210 SO 8 5 55 0 11.0 6.9 62.5% 50.0% 1.6%
Terrell Jana WR 6'0, 185 FR 7 2 21 0 10.5 3.0 28.6% 14.3% 1.4%
De'Vante Cross QB 6'2, 200 FR 6 1 8 0 8.0 1.3 16.7% 16.7% 1.2%
Ben Hogg WR 5'10, 175 JR 4 2 16 0 8.0 4.0 50.0% 50.0% 0.8%
Tanner Cowley TE 6'4, 235 SO 4 2 16 0 8.0 4.0 50.0% 50.0% 0.8%
Richard Burney TE 6'4, 265 SO 3 2 8 1 4.0 2.7 66.7% 66.7% 0.6%
Lamont Atkins TB 5'10, 200 FR 2 1 11 0 11.0 5.5 50.0% 50.0% 0.4%
Chris Sharp TB 6'1, 195 SO 2 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 50.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 95.8 89 105.8 40 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 44.2% 100 44.8% 49 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.00 95 1.02 47 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.64 104 3.10 91 2.92
SD Sack Rate 6.6% 94 7.0% 22 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 87.4 111 110.2 40 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 25.7% 115 28.8% 47 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.42 102 1.55 82 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 2.95 96 3.44 88 3.22
PD Sack Rate 5.7% 40 8.7% 37 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 89.2 101 106.3 46
Q2 S&P+ 92.0 101 117.0 30
Q3 S&P+ 105.4 58 89.7 99
Q4 S&P+ 80.9 123 98.4 72
1st Down S&P+ 94.2 94 99.7 70
2nd Down S&P+ 87.3 113 111.4 32
3rd Down S&P+ 95.3 87 98.7 77
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 44.6% 127 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 28.6% 103 35.3%
Adj. Pace +2.0 104 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 66.5% 113 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 69.4% 4 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 36.1% 53 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.1% 76 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 2.5% 119 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.8% 24 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 6.7% 63 6.5%
PD to INC 36.7% 36 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Quin Blanding FS 6'2, 210 SR 99.5 3.5 (0) 11 4 (2) 0 55.6%
Micah Kiser ILB 6'2, 240 SR 97.5 9.5 (5) 14 0 (4) 0 39.9%
Jordan Mack ILB 6'2, 225 SO 76.0 7 (3) 9 0 (0) 2 45.5%
Juan Thornhill SS 6'0, 200 JR 55.0 4.5 (0.5) 6 4 (12) 0 58.9%
Chris Peace OLB 6'2, 245 JR 50.0 10.5 (7.5) 8 1 (2) 2 25.4%
Brenton Nelson FS 5'11, 180 FR 49.5 2 (0) 5 4 (6) 0 60.3%
Eli Hanback DT 6'4, 305 SO 39.0 5.5 (1.5) 10 0 (0) 0 19.0%
Bryce Hall CB 6'1, 200 SO 38.0 3 (1) 4 1 (9) 1 59.6%
Malcolm Cook OLB 6'1, 230 JR 33.0 4 (2) 1 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Andrew Brown DE 6'4, 285 SR 32.0 10.5 (3.5) 10 0 (0) 1 15.2%
Chris Moore OLB 6'0, 210 SO 30.5 2 (0) 4 1 (2) 0 51.2%
Joey Blount FS 6'1, 180 FR 24.0 0.5 (0) 1 0 (1) 0 42.1%
Juwan Moye DE 6'3, 285 SO 12.5 1.5 (0.5) 5 0 (0) 0 11.8%
Mandy Alonso DL 6'2, 290 FR 10.0 0.5 (0.5) 0 0 (0) 0 35.7%
Charles Snowden LB 6'7, 205 FR 9.5 2 (1.5) 1 0 (0) 1 20.0%
C.J. Stalker ILB 6'2, 240 JR 6.5 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 25.0%
Steven Wright DE 6'3, 280 SO 6.0 2 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 0.0%
Lamont Atkins TB 5'10, 200 FR 4.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Daniel Hamm TB 5'9, 200 SR 4.5 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Chris Sharp TB 6'1, 195 SO 3.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 1
James Trucilla DT 6'0, 280 SO 2.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0.0%
De'Vante Cross QB 6'2, 200 FR 2.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%
Zane Zandier LB 6'3, 215 FR 2.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0.0%
Joe Reed WR 6'1, 215 SO 2.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Tanner Cowley TE 6'4, 235 SO 2.0 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+ -0.4 96
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.30 103
Punt Success Rate 59.0% 59
Kickoff Success Rate 65.5% 94
Punt Return Success Rate 63.6% 24
Kick Return Success Rate 51.2% 32
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
A.J. Mejia 5'8, 180 FR 37-37 8-12 66.7%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Lester Coleman 6'5, 225 JR 75 43.7 9 14 25 52.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Brian Delaney 5'10, 220 FR 56 62.9 20 35.7% 0 2 2 0
Andrew King 5'9, 185 JR 1 65.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
A.J. Mejia 5'8, 180 FR 1 55.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Daniel Hamm 5'9, 200 SR 22 4.5 0 24 2 (2)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Joe Reed 6'1, 215 SO 29 29.7 2 0 0 (0)
Olamide Zaccheaus 5'8, 190 JR 7 20.7 0 0 1 (0)
Daniel Hamm 5'9, 200 SR 4 17.0 0 0 1 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Joey Blount FS 6'1, 180 FR 12.5 11.8 29.1
Juan Thornhill SS 6'0, 200 JR 5.5 2.0 24.8
Daniel Hamm TB 5'9, 200 SR 4.5 0.0 22.0
Lamont Atkins TB 5'10, 200 FR 4.5 13.7 19.7
Chris Sharp TB 6'1, 195 SO 3.0 18.3

Stats via SportSource Analytics