FBS defense Week 11-TUE1104

ON THIS POST:

  • Top, bottom defenses in scoring

    rushing, passing, total yards

  • Individual leaders in tackles,

    sacks, interceptions

  • Team turnover margin leaders;

    conference turnover


Top scoring defenses

4

FBS teams that have allowed

120 or fewer points in 9 games

109: UAB

111: Miss. St.

111: Fresno St.

120: Clemson

6

Teams that have allowed

more than 400 points

431: UConn

423: New Mexico St.

417: Bowling Green

414: UMass

403: Oregon St.

402: Hawaii

Bottom 5 scoring defenses

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE LEADERS
STAT TACKLE TEAM
134 Ben Burr-Kirven Washington
126 Malik Fountain Central Mich
123 Bryton Barr UMass
TACKLES PER GAME
14.3 Javahn Ferguson New Mex St
13.4 Ben Burr-Kirven Washington
13.0 Leon McQuaker New Mex St.
SOLO TACKLES
79 Joe Dineen Jr. Kansas
69 Malik Fountain Central Mich
69 Ben Burr-Kirven Washington
SOLO TACKLES PER GAME
8.8 Joe Dineen Jr. Kansas
7.6 Jordan Kunaszyk California
SACKS
12.5 Jaylon Ferguson LA Tech
10.0 Josh Allen Kentucky
9.5 Montez Sweat Miss. St.
9.5 Nate Harvey East Caro
INTERCEPTIONS
6 Juwan Foggie Charlotte
5 Grant Delpit LSU
5 Hamp Cheevers B.C.
PUNTING AVERAGE
51.3 Braden Mann Texas A&M
49.5 Ryan Stonehouse Colorado St.
48.4 Brandon Wright Georgia St.
47.3 Thomas Bennett Tulsa

Top 5 in total defense

9 in 9

Mississippi State defense

has held opponents to

9 touchdowns in 9 games

12: Fresno St.

14: Clemson

14: Auburn

15: UAB

15: Cincinnati

15: Appalachian St.

59

TDs allowed by UConn

58: Bowling Green

55: Oregon St.

54: UMass

54: New Mexico St.

Bottom 5 in total defense

3.73

Average yards per play

Michigan’s top-ranked

defense allows opponents

4.00: Clemson

4.06: Miami

4.29: Cincinnati

4.30: Miss. St.

7

Schools giving up more than

7-plus yards per play

8.91: UConn

7.66: Georgia St.

7.35: Oregon St.

7.12: Coastal Carolina

7.10: Rice

7.01: Illinois

7.00: Bowling Green

Top 5 rushing defenses

2.24

Clemson opponents’

yards per rushing attempt

2.47: San Diego St.

2.53: Michigan St.

2.59: Northern Illinois

2.81: Michigan

7.59: UConn (No. 129)

25

Teams that have allowed

9 or fewer rushing TDs,

led by Alabama’s 3

Bottom 5 rushing defenses

5

Teams that held opponents

to 100 or fewer yards

of offense in game

SINGLE-GAME DEFENSE
YDS TEAM OPPONENT DATE
59 Utah Weber St. 8/30
75 Air Force Stony Brook 9/1
78 Miami Savannah St. 9/8
94 Michigan Mich. St. 10/20
100 Mich. St. Maryland 11/3
115 Iowa Maryland 10/20
120 UAB UTEP 10/27

Top 5 in passing defenses

9.18

Yard per completion allowed

by Washington, lowest in FBS

4

Teams allowing more than

15 yards per completion

15.71: Bowling Green

15.64: Rice

15.29: UConn

Bottom 5 in passing defense

4

Fewest passing TDs

allowed in FBS by

Appalachian St., Miss. St.

26

Most passing TDs

allowed by UConn,

1 more than Oregon St

TURNOVER MARGIN
TAKEAWAY GIVEAWAY
TEAM NO TOT (FR-I) TOT (FL-1)
Ga. Southern +20 24 (10-14) 4 (4-0)
Kansas +15 23 (10-13) 8 (5-3)
Fresno St. +14 21 (6-15) 7 (3-4)
UCF +14 20 (9-11) 6 (1-5)
LSU +12 20 (5-15) 8 (4-4)
Syracuse +12 21 (9-12) 9 (4-5)
Alabama +11 18 (5-13) 7 (4-3)
FR/L-fumbles recovered;/lost; I-Interceptions
CONFERENCE TURNOVERS
TAKEAWAYS GIVEAWAYS
CONF TOT FR INT TOT FL INT
AAC 171 83 88 163 79 84
ACC 199 92 107 192 91 101
Big 12 119 45 74 117 50 67
Big Ten 207 73 134 198 76 122
C-USA 189 84 105 197 87 110
MAC 190 97 93 174 79 95
MWC 172 79 93 165 77 88
Pac-12 150 62 88 153 63 90
SEC 181 80 101 153 70 83
Sun 132 58 74 129 67 62
Indep 83 42 41 87 37 49

Source: ncaa.org.