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NCAAF Defensive Statistics

When comparing teams in college football matchups, defense is always an important factor to consider. It is often said that in NCAA football, defense wins championships. The current trends offer many examples to support this idea. In recent seasons, the biggest games have paired closely matched teams, and team defense has often determined the outcome.

College football involves changes in team makeup from season to season. For sports fans, strong defensive performance can help them choose teams to follow. For customers preparing to make bets or wagers, defense statistics are needed to get the complete picture. Team defensive performance can give an edge when making picks against point spreads and totals.

2017 College Football Defensive Statistics Report Sorted by Opp
Statistics to View: Offensive STATS | Defensive STATS
 Rushing StatisticsPassing StatisticsPenalty
TeamFDATTYardsRYPAYardsCOMPATTINTPCTPYPCPYPA#PYards
AIR FORCE17.737.6222.85.9171.111.220.20.455.56%15.28.44.238.1
AKRON23.440.6204.95.0238.120.332.81.461.87%11.77.36.462.4
ALABAMA16.934.894.82.7165.716.430.41.453.76%10.15.44.432.5
APPALACHIAN ST17.135.3137.63.9205.116.829.21.457.63%12.27.07.260.7
ARIZONA24.740.2184.54.6286.123.637.91.562.27%12.17.58.275.6
ARIZONA ST22.335.8177.55.0271.922.235.20.862.88%12.37.76.857.2
ARKANSAS21.439.1196.95.0242.217.128.80.759.25%14.28.45.446.0
ARKANSAS ST19.438.2137.33.6241.417.033.11.251.39%14.27.36.960.1
ARMY18.232.5172.95.3176.814.623.40.562.50%12.17.64.838.3
AUBURN16.637.8137.23.6182.616.630.60.454.21%11.06.06.048.5
BALL ST20.237.3188.05.0233.615.526.30.558.86%15.18.94.139.8
BAYLOR22.038.6189.94.9267.821.232.20.266.06%12.68.36.666.3
BOISE ST17.935.4120.23.4212.420.033.61.159.57%10.66.34.441.8
BOSTON COLLEGE18.139.8191.24.8191.616.231.51.451.34%11.96.14.737.8
BOWLING GREEN26.145.3253.25.6253.318.431.30.858.78%13.88.15.446.5
BUFFALO21.644.5195.24.4203.816.628.00.759.23%12.37.35.753.6
BYU20.540.0147.53.7225.419.529.70.665.80%11.57.65.349.0
C MICHIGAN19.242.8187.74.4185.516.930.91.554.73%11.06.06.965.2
CALIFORNIA22.439.6164.14.1265.822.234.41.264.65%11.97.77.667.9
CHARLOTTE23.543.1205.84.8248.821.230.80.269.11%11.78.15.041.7
CINCINNATI22.943.8192.44.4238.618.329.50.462.15%13.08.17.269.3
CLEMSON14.836.6114.93.1161.914.928.31.052.53%10.95.75.345.3
COASTAL CAROLINA21.839.1169.54.3241.218.228.80.463.29%13.28.45.652.1
COLORADO23.239.8209.05.2241.618.833.80.755.67%12.87.15.350.1
COLORADO ST21.336.5187.15.1244.518.232.20.956.70%13.47.65.648.7
CONNECTICUT25.737.2185.15.0333.926.539.40.567.23%12.68.59.081.2
DUKE16.338.3153.24.0179.412.825.41.250.61%14.07.15.753.5
E CAROLINA24.841.9246.95.9295.218.828.20.666.37%15.710.47.877.6
E MICHIGAN18.840.2174.94.4190.316.228.10.757.86%11.76.87.363.7
FLA ATLANTIC21.839.8158.94.0230.719.735.31.455.87%11.76.55.043.2
FLA INTERNATIONAL22.536.8171.34.7243.621.032.20.565.31%11.67.65.446.2
FLORIDA17.536.4153.94.2195.413.524.51.354.81%14.58.05.845.5
FLORIDA ST17.435.8135.63.8195.518.733.80.755.23%10.55.84.639.2
FRESNO ST17.133.0115.13.5207.119.632.90.659.65%10.56.35.140.5
GA SOUTHERN18.834.5180.35.2230.115.327.71.255.42%15.08.35.245.4
GEORGIA15.633.7126.03.7168.916.329.10.855.84%10.45.85.239.7
GEORGIA ST18.533.0137.14.2251.421.333.80.863.05%11.87.45.949.6
GEORGIA TECH18.333.9153.64.5200.617.830.30.558.86%11.36.63.836.0
HAWAII22.840.0210.25.3248.617.827.80.863.77%14.08.95.751.6
HOUSTON22.839.2147.93.8274.224.639.41.262.37%11.27.06.653.1
IDAHO20.438.6167.64.3223.218.931.00.861.02%11.87.24.945.7
ILLINOIS22.445.7218.54.8199.916.828.20.859.29%11.97.16.258.6
INDIANA17.541.4160.43.9179.715.127.70.454.52%11.96.57.665.5
IOWA18.835.0144.64.1212.819.835.31.655.99%10.86.06.154.7
IOWA ST19.935.4128.03.6238.221.832.50.967.06%10.97.37.267.5
KANSAS22.140.8172.54.2296.822.131.90.369.19%13.49.36.051.3
KANSAS ST20.932.8117.73.6309.125.240.50.962.17%12.37.65.747.2
KENT ST20.140.6214.95.3195.114.125.21.055.96%13.97.86.655.1
KENTUCKY22.235.8175.34.9251.621.132.80.864.17%11.97.77.060.5
LA LAFAYETTE25.244.8236.65.3256.119.730.20.865.19%13.08.55.346.2
LA MONROE25.141.6232.85.6299.319.731.80.861.94%15.29.47.165.6
LOUISIANA TECH21.237.8177.94.7209.518.231.21.558.37%11.56.75.341.2
LOUISVILLE20.539.5163.44.1224.717.229.61.058.18%13.07.65.755.3
LSU16.333.2128.53.9187.615.529.10.953.44%12.16.54.835.8
MARSHALL19.235.8121.23.4220.518.533.20.555.56%11.96.65.556.1
MARYLAND23.740.8190.84.7228.619.933.80.858.87%11.56.85.857.5
MASSACHUSETTS19.040.0197.44.9207.016.230.31.153.30%12.86.87.372.7
MEMPHIS24.543.7184.24.2282.121.837.41.258.23%13.07.57.564.6
MIAMI20.841.6145.83.5217.119.734.51.357.14%11.06.35.750.8
MIAMI OHIO18.837.4166.84.5200.816.030.40.952.60%12.66.65.755.2
MICHIGAN13.834.7120.93.5150.112.325.20.848.78%12.25.95.546.1
MICHIGAN ST15.828.395.43.4202.318.532.81.156.57%10.96.24.845.5
MIDDLE TENN ST19.638.8134.13.5223.220.733.50.461.84%10.86.75.756.3
MINNESOTA17.335.2172.24.9174.517.527.70.763.25%10.06.35.353.3
MISSISSIPPI ST13.534.5131.63.8174.712.224.21.050.64%14.37.24.948.2
MISSOURI20.540.1159.64.0254.520.233.90.959.64%12.67.55.949.8
N CAROLINA22.144.3213.04.8223.116.830.20.655.37%13.37.45.246.8
N ILLINOIS17.040.5120.03.0218.518.632.81.256.67%11.76.76.062.1
NAVY17.934.4154.54.5215.815.725.60.561.26%13.88.45.240.2
NC STATE19.533.5131.13.9253.220.135.61.156.37%12.67.15.949.2
NEBRASKA23.238.6214.85.6221.419.530.20.864.46%11.47.36.053.2
NEVADA24.947.1208.24.4263.120.029.90.766.85%13.28.87.572.3
NEW MEXICO19.633.8157.44.7240.618.531.10.559.52%13.07.75.349.9
NEW MEXICO ST21.939.9165.94.2234.420.334.81.258.28%11.56.76.958.5
NORTH TEXAS20.642.1202.54.8228.916.630.20.655.08%13.87.65.751.4
NORTHWESTERN19.233.1107.73.3249.521.838.11.357.17%11.56.65.248.9
NOTRE DAME20.138.9154.54.0214.719.434.20.856.63%11.16.36.555.2
OHIO ST16.835.8105.12.9195.917.631.90.955.03%11.16.15.951.5
OHIO U18.231.9112.13.5259.521.538.10.756.36%12.16.87.769.1
OKLAHOMA20.435.8156.44.4238.419.131.90.659.73%12.57.55.345.1
OKLAHOMA ST22.238.9140.73.6268.620.435.41.357.61%13.27.65.847.9
OLD DOMINION22.644.0204.34.6223.318.329.70.761.80%12.27.54.850.2
OLE MISS23.245.8245.85.4214.216.628.80.757.68%12.97.45.753.6
OREGON20.837.0128.53.5240.619.735.81.255.05%12.26.75.354.7
OREGON ST26.242.9235.85.5237.319.128.70.666.57%12.48.36.260.3
PENN ST17.434.5118.03.4211.520.234.50.858.35%10.56.16.257.8
PITTSBURGH19.833.9142.44.2254.218.032.60.855.24%14.17.84.838.4
PURDUE19.237.6131.93.5243.519.133.60.856.75%12.87.26.959.8
RICE21.838.5192.65.0224.919.327.80.269.67%11.68.14.133.8
RUTGERS20.239.7183.14.6215.817.130.01.056.94%12.67.26.856.4
S ALABAMA21.535.9151.84.2265.921.835.10.762.23%12.27.65.539.9
S CAROLINA20.437.2141.13.8226.019.933.81.158.86%11.36.75.540.5
S FLORIDA19.838.1126.93.3232.819.236.21.752.87%12.16.47.967.4
SAN DIEGO ST15.236.2136.03.8174.114.525.21.157.32%12.06.94.741.9
SAN JOSE ST24.152.8285.45.4213.917.027.60.561.56%12.67.76.453.4
SMU23.442.0207.74.9269.019.030.30.962.69%14.28.97.266.0
SOUTHERN MISS17.636.8138.53.8193.515.229.00.752.52%12.76.74.944.4
STANFORD20.936.9169.44.6236.119.630.91.363.28%12.17.66.663.4
SYRACUSE20.737.6196.75.2247.319.331.80.360.89%12.87.86.659.6
TCU16.634.3103.93.0227.516.431.10.952.52%13.97.34.842.6
TEMPLE20.540.9174.64.3206.817.029.80.857.11%12.26.97.163.0
TENNESSEE21.846.2251.25.4161.712.823.20.455.20%12.67.06.653.0
TEXAS17.635.5106.83.0258.820.134.91.257.49%12.97.46.852.0
TEXAS A&M19.840.8171.34.2237.218.931.70.859.71%12.57.55.444.8
TEXAS ST20.837.9142.23.8297.220.833.10.062.97%14.39.07.365.0
TEXAS TECH24.337.5161.64.3282.224.739.21.162.94%11.47.25.857.3
TOLEDO20.236.9177.74.8207.116.531.41.152.50%12.66.65.450.8
TROY19.036.8105.32.9231.320.233.61.359.95%11.56.96.457.5
TULANE20.238.7210.45.4225.715.126.61.156.74%15.08.56.256.2
TULSA24.445.2265.05.9263.917.827.10.665.54%14.99.78.280.2
UAB19.538.0175.94.6189.715.529.81.152.06%12.26.46.963.2
UCF21.538.3159.84.2268.120.136.21.555.41%13.47.48.374.5
UCLA24.649.9287.45.8196.315.627.30.657.18%12.67.27.567.1
UNLV24.044.1239.35.4219.317.929.00.661.78%12.27.65.554.3
USC20.136.4158.64.4237.018.433.91.154.32%12.97.06.756.0
UTAH17.532.8131.04.0207.118.933.91.155.78%10.96.15.349.5
UTAH ST21.248.2217.24.5182.516.128.91.055.59%11.36.37.156.9
UTEP23.843.3234.35.4212.217.928.20.563.42%11.87.56.456.5
UTSA15.134.1127.73.7160.111.623.71.249.04%13.86.75.254.1
VANDERBILT20.839.9198.55.0194.615.927.30.658.23%12.27.17.246.4
VIRGINIA18.842.8200.14.7165.813.224.81.253.42%12.56.75.145.3
VIRGINIA TECH15.535.5120.53.4199.113.327.51.048.46%15.07.26.348.2
W KENTUCKY19.238.5170.34.4206.817.529.80.858.51%11.86.95.859.0
W MICHIGAN18.736.8156.14.2222.417.430.20.857.58%12.87.46.861.9
W VIRGINIA21.541.5204.24.9241.418.031.20.857.78%13.47.77.265.5
WAKE FOREST24.142.1185.84.4271.522.840.21.156.70%11.96.84.843.6
WASHINGTON16.835.3100.82.9197.220.932.11.265.23%9.46.14.239.5
WASHINGTON ST16.436.1152.44.2170.914.627.01.254.13%11.76.35.850.7
WISCONSIN14.031.198.43.2163.613.728.21.448.61%11.95.85.447.1
WYOMING18.846.2160.23.5174.914.525.71.556.59%12.06.84.946.3
NCAA Men's Football Defensive Stats Impact

A team with a strong defense will almost always result in a lower scoring game. It will also most likely have more field goals, which should be considered against the point spreads with +-3.  Buying the hook in this case (buying a ½ point ) is best to help cover your bet. Certain factors such as a weak defense will allow for a team to score more points in a game contributing to the over or total points in a game. 

NCAA Football Defense Updates

Game statistics are important when preparing bets and wagers on NCAA football matchups. Our up to date information includes: injuries, recent changes in team personnel, and analysis of overall season trends.

At Lines we bring these useful pieces of information and far more to the table. Our goal is to give the sports betting user an in-depth set of statistics and information to use in selecting winners. We provide our customers with a betting advantage in the season's most important matchups by making expert reports available along with game results and team statistics.

When comparing teams and selecting likely winners, our customers can use alphabetical team listings and convenient links to team pages as a convenient way to review defensive game statistics. One can look at the season in a quick glance or make an in-depth review.

Betting information is also convenient at Lines.  We provide betting trends and even post some recent bets and wagers to get you started. Reports, current information on injuries and news can all be found on Lines.  This can help sports betting enthusiasts make the most of a quick look at matchups and team defense.

Additional Information

Sports betting and wagers on NCAA football often involve an in depth look at game statistics. For teams which depend upon shutting down an opponent's offense, defense performance is an important indicator. For teams which have an abundance of talent on defense, defense game statistics will usually reflect team success.

Lines offers updated rushing and passing defense statistics including the critical elements of takeaways: interceptions and fumbles. Defense and offense are closely related on successful teams. Scoring from turnovers is only part of the impact of team defense. Defensive excellence can consistently yield advantageous field position.

Dominance by college team defense will allow its offense an opportunity to play a low risk style and wear down an opposing defense. Superior defense often results in overall dominance in college football. Using team defense statistics, reports, and information often leads to successful bets and wagers.

 


 
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