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2017 Western Kentucky advanced statistical profile

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WKU Hilltoppers (Conference USA East)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 6-7 | Second-order wins (diff.): 6.8 (0.8) | S&P+ Rk: 83
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Eastern Kentucky N/A 31-17 W 95% 14.8 78% 67% 70%
9-Sep at Illinois 118 7-20 L 23% -6.7 34% 11% 84%
16-Sep Louisiana Tech 71 22-23 L 78% 7.0 66% 50% 65%
23-Sep Ball State 122 33-21 W 61% 2.5 54% 56% 52%
7-Oct at UTEP 130 15-14 W 39% -2.6 47% 13% 83%
14-Oct Charlotte 124 45-14 W 100% 34.9 91% 90% 90%
20-Oct at Old Dominion 115 35-31 W 86% 10.0 69% 83% 41%
28-Oct Florida Atlantic 11 28-42 L 15% -9.5 31% 53% 23%
4-Nov at Vanderbilt 80 17-31 L 1% -22.2 12% 16% 30%
11-Nov at Marshall 52 23-30 L 71% 5.0 63% 57% 55%
17-Nov Middle Tennessee 68 41-38 W 89% 11.5 75% 87% 32%
24-Nov at Florida International 92 17-41 L 6% -14.1 22% 34% 27%
16-Dec vs. Georgia State 96 17-27 L 17% -8.9 31% 29% 48%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 27.3 77 28.9 76
Points Per Game 27.6 82 29.1 70
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 44.4% 35 42.1% 77 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.06 113 1.10 35 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 29.5 77 29.6 68 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.26 84 4.38 61 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -1.4 82 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-2.55
ACTUAL -8 111
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 86.2 113 91.1 97 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 43.0% 62 40.7% 53 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.59 130 0.87 52 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 73.8 129 96.3 85 100.0
Opportunity Rate 33.0% 117 35.3% 40 38.5%
Power Success Rate 64.3% 91 67.3% 66 67.7%
Stuff Rate 22.7% 116 21.4% 48 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
D'Andre Ferby RB 6'1, 225 JR 117 373 3 3.2 2.2 29.1% 0 (0)
Jakairi Moses RB 5'9, 185 FR 67 268 2 4.0 2.0 41.8% 0 (0)
Quinton Baker RB 5'9, 185 SO 65 233 1 3.6 2.6 35.4% 2 (2)
Marquez Trigg RB 6'0, 225 SO 51 167 2 3.3 2.0 31.4% 0 (0)
Mike White QB 6'4, 225 SR 19 43 6 2.3 2.9 21.1% 12 (6)
Drew Eckels QB 6'3, 215 JR 10 34 0 3.4 2.5 40.0% 0 (0)
Deon Yelder TE 6'4, 255 SR 2 15 1 7.5 6.5 50.0% 0 (0)
Jahcour Pearson WR 5'9, 180 FR 2 14 0 7.0 10.1 50.0% 1 (1)
Cameron Echols-Luper WR 6'0, 195 SR 2 6 0 3.0 0.0 0.0% 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+ 102.8 56 82.7 123 100.0
Passing Success Rate 45.2% 23 43.9% 98 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.31 111 1.37 40 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 77.9 103 48 127 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Mike White 6'4, 225 SR 368 560 4177 26 8 65.7% 45 7.4% 6.4
Drew Eckels 6'3, 215 JR 8 11 86 0 1 72.7% 2 15.4% 6.1
Steven Duncan 6'4, 235 FR 2 2 2 0 0 100.0% 0 0.0% 1.0

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Nacarius Fant WR 5'9, 185 SR 105 74 704 4 9.5 6.7 70.5% 51.4% 18.8%
Deon Yelder TE 6'4, 255 SR 69 52 688 7 13.2 10.0 75.4% 68.1% 12.3%
Lucky Jackson WR 6'1, 185 SO 62 39 600 3 15.4 9.7 62.9% 46.8% 11.1%
Cameron Echols-Luper WR 6'0, 195 SR 62 42 473 4 11.3 7.6 67.7% 56.5% 11.1%
Quin Jernighan WR 6'3, 210 SO 56 36 393 3 10.9 7.0 64.3% 51.8% 10.0%
Xavier Lane WR 6'4, 200 FR 50 27 336 0 12.4 6.7 54.0% 50.0% 8.9%
Jacquez Sloan WR 5'9, 185 FR 26 12 175 2 14.6 6.7 46.2% 26.9% 4.6%
Jakairi Moses RB 5'9, 185 FR 26 20 158 0 7.9 6.1 76.9% 46.2% 4.6%
Kylen Towner WR 5'8, 175 SR 23 18 286 2 15.9 12.4 78.3% 56.5% 4.1%
Mik'Quan Deane TE 6'4, 240 JR 19 11 143 1 13.0 7.5 57.9% 36.8% 3.4%
D'Andre Ferby RB 6'1, 225 JR 15 13 84 0 6.5 5.6 86.7% 40.0% 2.7%
Marquez Trigg RB 6'0, 225 SO 13 11 59 0 5.4 4.5 84.6% 38.5% 2.3%
Jahcour Pearson WR 5'9, 180 FR 11 7 47 0 6.7 4.3 63.6% 45.5% 2.0%
Kyle Fourtenbary TE 6'2, 240 FR 9 8 96 0 12.0 10.7 88.9% 66.7% 1.6%
Quinton Baker RB 5'9, 185 SO 9 9 91 1 10.1 10.1 100.0% 44.4% 1.6%
Devin Nixon WR 6'0, 190 SO 3 1 7 0 7.0 2.3 33.3% 33.3% 0.5%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 98.2 77 95.0 94 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 48.9% 39 45.5% 58 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 0.93 114 0.95 19 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.53 118 2.60 31 2.92
SD Sack Rate 8.3% 117 2.0% 125 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 97.0 76 73.5 126 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 34.2% 28 35.1% 113 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.49 75 1.50 67 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 1.72 129 3.42 86 3.22
PD Sack Rate 6.6% 53 3.5% 125 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 105.7 54 90.3 98
Q2 S&P+ 100.6 74 96.3 82
Q3 S&P+ 92.8 93 81.2 120
Q4 S&P+ 104.5 52 92.8 99
1st Down S&P+ 105.4 47 96.2 85
2nd Down S&P+ 96.6 84 83.8 116
3rd Down S&P+ 100.8 69 86.9 110
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 47.1% 124 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 10.0% 130 35.3%
Adj. Pace +0.2 70 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 74.9% 59 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 63.6% 28 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 38.4% 32 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 15.0% 78 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 3.5% 98 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 3.5% 93 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 8.1% 17 6.5%
PD to INC 36.0% 43 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Joel Iyiegbuniwe LB 6'1, 230 JR 85.5 11.5 (2) 18 0 (1) 3 43.0%
Devon Key DB 6'1, 205 FR 71.5 5 (0) 8 1 (2) 0 62.8%
Ta'Corian Darden DB 5'9, 180 SO 56.5 6.5 (0) 6 0 (6) 0 53.1%
Drell Greene DB 5'11, 200 JR 52.0 3.5 (0) 6 2 (2) 1 55.6%
Masai Whyte LB 6'0, 225 JR 49.0 1 (0) 4 0 (3) 1 47.5%
DeAndre Farris DB 5'10, 190 JR 46.5 1.5 (0) 4 1 (13) 0 72.2%
Heath Wiggins DL 6'2, 265 SO 30.0 1 (0) 7 0 (0) 0 38.3%
Derik Overstreet DL 6'2, 250 SR 29.5 8 (3) 13 0 (1) 0 25.5%
Chris Johnson DL 6'1, 285 SR 29.5 6 (1) 16 0 (1) 0 15.2%
Joe Brown DB 5'10, 195 SR 29.5 1.5 (1) 3 2 (4) 0 75.0%
Daeshawn Bertram LB 5'8, 225 SR 24.5 3.5 (0) 8 0 (0) 0 35.1%
Ben Holt LB 5'10, 220 SO 24.5 2.5 (1.5) 8 0 (1) 0 32.3%
Antwon Kincade DB 5'11, 190 FR 20.0 1 (0) 2 1 (2) 1 50.0%
Juwan Gardner DB 6'0, 195 SR 19.5 2 (0) 2 1 (1) 0 76.0%
Leverick Johnson DB 6'0, 185 SR 18.0 3 (0) 1 1 (3) 0 45.5%
Julien Lewis DL 6'3, 300 JR 18.0 2 (0) 5 0 (2) 0 27.6%
DeAngelo Malone DL 6'4, 215 FR 16.5 1.5 (1.5) 4 0 (1) 0 34.8%
Roger Cray DB 5'10, 170 FR 12.5 0 (0) 1 0 (2) 0 53.8%
Jeremy Darvin DL 6'1, 305 FR 12.0 1.5 (0) 5 0 (0) 0 29.4%
Kyle Bailey DB 6'0, 205 FR 12.0 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 63.6%
Evan Sayner DL 6'3, 300 JR 10.5 3.5 (1) 8 0 (0) 0 38.9%
Nicholas Coffey DL 6'3, 265 SO 6.5 1 (0) 3 0 (0) 1 33.3%
Demetrius Cain LB 6'0, 240 FR 5.0 1.5 (1) 2 0 (2) 0 0.0%
Marcus Ward DB 6'3, 220 SR 3.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%
Der'Quione Mobley LB 6'1, 240 JR 3.0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 100.0%

* 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+ -0.2 83
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.32 106
Punt Success Rate 62.5% 37
Kickoff Success Rate 74.2% 62
Punt Return Success Rate 42.9% 78
Kick Return Success Rate 51.1% 34
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Ryan Nuss 5'8, 200 JR 39-40 10-16 62.5%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Jake Collins 6'1, 210 JR 57 40.2 4 15 18 57.9%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Alex Rinella 6'1, 220 SO 62 62.3 24 38.7% 0 2 1 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Nacarius Fant 5'9, 185 SR 12 3.6 0 28 2 (0)
Cameron Echols-Luper 6'0, 195 SR 1 -2.0 0 1 1 (0)
Devin Nixon 6'0, 190 SO 1 -2.0 0 0 1 (1)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Cameron Echols-Luper 6'0, 195 SR 18 21.7 0 0 0 (0)
Kylen Towner 5'8, 175 SR 13 24.4 0 0 0 (0)
Jacquez Sloan 5'9, 185 FR 5 17.4 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Antwon Kincade DB 5'11, 190 FR 6.0 0.5 18.5
Ta'Corian Darden DB 5'9, 180 SO 6.0 1.3 22.3
Kyle Bailey DB 6'0, 205 FR 5.5 1.0 16.8
Alex Rinella K 6'1, 220 SO 3.0 27.6
Drell Greene DB 5'11, 200 JR 3.0 6.0 18.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics