College football yards per play statistics

In college football statistics, sacks count as negative rushing yards even though they are pass plays. These rankings make the proper adjustment of sacks as pass plays in calculating yards per play for passing and rushing.

These statistics are up to date through last week’s games. The rushing numbers are below the passing numbers.

These numbers are not adjusted for strength of schedule. Members of The Power Rank have access to the adjusted numbers. To learn more, click here.

Passing

Team Off Rnk Yards per Att Def Rank Yards per Att
FBS Avg 6.45 6.45
Air Force 1 13.14 67 6.52
Oklahoma 2 10.47 22 5.49
Alabama 3 10.28 11 5.00
Navy 4 9.76 88 6.90
Utah 5 9.70 8 4.82
LSU 6 9.65 27 5.55
Memphis 7 9.10 32 5.65
Minnesota 8 8.80 33 5.66
UCF 9 8.25 10 4.93
Ohio State 10 8.17 1 3.71
Louisville 11 8.08 75 6.61
Southern Miss 12 8.00 85 6.86
Iowa State 13 7.97 39 5.82
Clemson 14 7.92 2 3.92
USC 15 7.90 45 5.99
Indiana 16 7.77 48 6.09
Charlotte 17 7.77 64 6.44
San Jose State 18 7.74 83 6.80
UAB 19 7.71 6 4.71
Arkansas State 20 7.70 65 6.51
SMU 21 7.69 55 6.24
Ohio 22 7.66 73 6.58
Wisconsin 23 7.62 3 4.56
Florida 24 7.56 14 5.08
Washington State 25 7.55 126 8.05
Wake Forest 26 7.47 76 6.63
Oregon 27 7.45 19 5.25
Virginia Tech 28 7.45 23 5.51
Colorado State 29 7.43 36 5.76
Eastern Michigan 30 7.42 98 7.17
Arizona State 31 7.42 82 6.77
Louisiana 32 7.39 34 5.67
Liberty 33 7.38 66 6.52
North Carolina 34 7.37 57 6.29
Hawaii 35 7.37 80 6.72
Georgia 36 7.36 4 4.64
Notre Dame 37 7.35 7 4.76
Baylor 38 7.35 9 4.87
Army 39 7.35 61 6.37
Oklahoma State 40 7.32 78 6.71
Boise State 41 7.32 44 5.95
Tennessee 42 7.25 31 5.64
Central Michigan 43 7.21 74 6.59
Michigan 44 7.20 18 5.24
Boston College 45 7.18 125 7.93
Brigham Young 46 7.17 68 6.53
Western Michigan 47 7.14 49 6.13
Appalachian State 48 7.14 13 5.07
East Carolina 49 7.09 115 7.57
Washington 50 7.06 29 5.58
Middle Tennessee 51 7.01 103 7.30
Texas 52 6.95 108 7.40
Troy 53 6.94 105 7.30
Louisiana Tech 54 6.91 59 6.35
Penn State 55 6.90 37 5.76
Texas Tech 56 6.88 127 8.23
Ball State 57 6.88 95 7.10
Florida Atlantic 58 6.83 53 6.19
Nebraska 59 6.79 38 5.77
Louisiana Monroe 60 6.79 106 7.33
North Texas 61 6.75 50 6.15
Kansas State 62 6.70 77 6.65
Tulane 63 6.68 56 6.26
Arizona 64 6.65 114 7.57
Florida State 65 6.64 63 6.42
Western Kentucky 66 6.62 60 6.36
Utah State 67 6.61 69 6.54
Temple 68 6.56 12 5.00
Florida International 69 6.55 35 5.74
Tulsa 70 6.48 84 6.85
Fresno State 71 6.47 71 6.56
Toledo 72 6.43 117 7.60
Oregon State 73 6.43 91 6.94
Houston 74 6.42 122 7.71
Purdue 75 6.40 87 6.87
New Mexico 76 6.39 129 8.51
Kansas 77 6.38 101 7.28
Marshall 78 6.37 52 6.15
Coastal Carolina 79 6.36 104 7.30
Stanford 80 6.35 99 7.20
Iowa 81 6.35 17 5.17
Kent State 82 6.29 116 7.59
Northern Illinois 83 6.29 92 6.95
Mississippi 84 6.29 81 6.76
Colorado 85 6.28 120 7.68
Virginia 86 6.27 46 5.99
Miami (OH) 87 6.26 26 5.53
Auburn 88 6.22 15 5.13
Michigan State 89 6.21 25 5.51
Missouri 90 6.19 24 5.51
Buffalo 91 6.17 40 5.86
Mississippi State 92 6.14 112 7.50
Miami (FL) 93 6.13 20 5.38
Georgia State 94 6.04 118 7.65
West Virginia 95 5.99 72 6.57
UCLA 96 5.95 128 8.27
Cincinnati 97 5.92 51 6.15
Texas A&M 98 5.90 28 5.57
Connecticut 99 5.73 119 7.68
Pittsburgh 100 5.72 5 4.68
South Alabama 101 5.67 102 7.29
Syracuse 102 5.66 70 6.55
San Diego State 103 5.60 21 5.47
Wyoming 104 5.60 58 6.33
Nevada 105 5.53 96 7.13
UNLV 106 5.53 93 7.00
Texas State 107 5.50 90 6.93
California 108 5.46 47 6.06
North Carolina State 109 5.45 62 6.38
UTEP 110 5.44 123 7.75
TCU 111 5.23 42 5.94
Illinois 112 5.16 89 6.90
Arkansas 113 5.13 100 7.26
Rice 114 5.12 121 7.70
South Carolina 115 5.11 54 6.21
UTSA 116 5.08 97 7.17
Bowling Green 117 5.07 124 7.87
Kentucky 118 5.06 16 5.17
New Mexico State 119 5.04 79 6.71
Rutgers 120 5.03 109 7.41
Duke 121 4.96 30 5.62
Georgia Tech 122 4.80 86 6.86
South Florida 123 4.80 41 5.90
Maryland 124 4.77 107 7.35
Georgia Southern 125 4.74 94 7.04
Vanderbilt 126 4.64 111 7.50
Massachusetts 127 4.46 130 9.45
Akron 128 4.41 110 7.44
Old Dominion 129 4.30 113 7.51
Northwestern 130 3.70 43 5.94

Rushing

Team Off Rnk Yards per Att Def Rank Yards per Att
FBS Avg 4.96 4.96
Louisiana 1 6.94 93 5.19
Clemson 2 6.88 7 3.77
Oklahoma 3 6.84 91 5.19
Kentucky 4 6.74 95 5.24
Ohio State 5 6.38 6 3.74
Navy 6 6.24 12 4.05
Mississippi State 7 6.21 79 4.99
Ohio 8 5.99 100 5.33
Maryland 9 5.97 51 4.70
Louisiana Monroe 10 5.97 126 6.25
Tulane 11 5.88 68 4.82
Western Michigan 12 5.87 111 5.58
Hawaii 13 5.85 124 6.03
Oklahoma State 14 5.82 61 4.78
Wisconsin 15 5.82 70 4.84
Toledo 16 5.81 116 5.79
Baylor 17 5.81 44 4.59
Mississippi 18 5.81 50 4.70
LSU 19 5.79 42 4.58
Texas A&M 20 5.74 67 4.82
Georgia State 21 5.73 118 5.85
Houston 22 5.71 117 5.81
Louisville 23 5.69 125 6.13
Appalachian State 24 5.67 49 4.70
Middle Tennessee 25 5.66 92 5.19
UCF 26 5.60 16 4.12
Fresno State 27 5.58 71 4.84
Army 28 5.57 62 4.78
Washington State 29 5.56 108 5.52
TCU 30 5.56 41 4.58
Ball State 31 5.51 57 4.74
Charlotte 32 5.51 120 5.90
Texas 33 5.49 59 4.77
Oregon 34 5.49 14 4.08
Liberty 35 5.47 101 5.35
Georgia 36 5.46 2 3.40
South Florida 37 5.45 82 5.04
New Mexico State 38 5.44 129 6.50
Memphis 39 5.42 58 4.75
Georgia Southern 40 5.40 28 4.36
Arizona 41 5.40 87 5.15
North Carolina 42 5.40 60 4.78
Marshall 43 5.40 36 4.51
Central Michigan 44 5.40 15 4.11
Oregon State 45 5.39 86 5.14
Miami (FL) 46 5.39 13 4.07
Alabama 47 5.38 43 4.59
Louisiana Tech 48 5.35 21 4.24
New Mexico 49 5.33 74 4.92
Utah 50 5.32 1 3.24
Arkansas 51 5.31 123 5.98
Kent State 52 5.30 109 5.54
Boston College 53 5.29 81 5.03
UNLV 54 5.28 107 5.51
South Carolina 55 5.27 69 4.84
Auburn 56 5.22 17 4.15
Cincinnati 57 5.22 25 4.29
Notre Dame 58 5.20 46 4.62
Kansas 59 5.19 99 5.32
Wyoming 60 5.19 4 3.46
Air Force 61 5.19 19 4.22
Boise State 62 5.15 31 4.38
Buffalo 63 5.14 9 3.82
Penn State 64 5.12 5 3.51
Troy 65 5.06 83 5.09
Brigham Young 66 5.05 52 4.72
UTSA 67 5.05 122 5.96
Nebraska 68 5.04 106 5.46
Texas Tech 69 4.96 80 5.02
Vanderbilt 70 4.96 119 5.85
Coastal Carolina 71 4.95 78 4.99
Kansas State 72 4.93 112 5.59
Virginia 73 4.90 39 4.55
Florida State 74 4.90 22 4.24
North Carolina State 75 4.89 55 4.73
UTEP 76 4.86 121 5.95
SMU 77 4.83 84 5.10
North Texas 78 4.83 103 5.37
Iowa State 79 4.81 40 4.57
USC 80 4.81 105 5.46
Florida 81 4.79 34 4.49
Georgia Tech 82 4.79 88 5.15
Washington 83 4.78 47 4.65
Florida Atlantic 84 4.76 63 4.80
Syracuse 85 4.76 113 5.60
Colorado State 86 4.75 104 5.45
Utah State 87 4.73 64 4.81
Iowa 88 4.72 26 4.29
Illinois 89 4.71 54 4.72
Minnesota 90 4.71 45 4.60
Florida International 91 4.70 110 5.55
Colorado 92 4.69 94 5.22
UCLA 93 4.67 76 4.96
Michigan 94 4.61 8 3.80
Tennessee 95 4.61 37 4.52
California 96 4.59 32 4.40
Northwestern 97 4.59 23 4.25
South Alabama 98 4.59 56 4.74
Virginia Tech 99 4.50 66 4.82
Eastern Michigan 100 4.46 90 5.17
Arkansas State 101 4.45 115 5.76
Connecticut 102 4.44 127 6.44
Missouri 103 4.44 24 4.26
Stanford 104 4.44 96 5.27
UAB 105 4.35 10 3.84
Western Kentucky 106 4.35 30 4.37
Arizona State 107 4.32 11 3.95
Rice 108 4.30 29 4.37
Wake Forest 109 4.27 72 4.86
East Carolina 110 4.27 114 5.63
Temple 111 4.26 35 4.50
Northern Illinois 112 4.26 102 5.36
Pittsburgh 113 4.22 18 4.16
Bowling Green 114 4.21 128 6.46
Indiana 115 4.20 48 4.65
Nevada 116 4.20 73 4.88
Southern Miss 117 4.16 33 4.41
Duke 118 4.16 85 5.12
Miami (OH) 119 4.13 77 4.96
Massachusetts 120 4.11 130 6.71
Tulsa 121 4.10 65 4.81
Texas State 122 4.10 75 4.94
Rutgers 123 4.05 98 5.32
San Jose State 124 3.98 89 5.16
Michigan State 125 3.87 27 4.32
Purdue 126 3.85 97 5.29
San Diego State 127 3.80 3 3.42
Old Dominion 128 3.78 20 4.22
Akron 129 3.32 53 4.72
West Virginia 130 3.25 38 4.55