2011 National Leaders Rushing Defense - On 1st Down through 01/09/2012

Name G Att Yards Avg. TD Long 1st 10+ 20+
1 LSU 14 221 562 2.54 4 29 18 21 1
2 Florida State 13 224 598 2.67 3 28 13 14 2
3 Michigan State 14 243 670 2.76 6 22 18 18 4
4 Connecticut 12 194 557 2.87 4 32 20 20 5
5 Arkansas State 13 214 639 2.99 5 43 24 24 5
6 Illinois 13 239 730 3.05 5 27 16 16 2
7 SMU 13 210 656 3.12 7 38 18 18 2
8 Texas A&M 13 223 697 3.13 9 43 20 21 3
9 Alabama 13 173 547 3.16 1 82 11 12 4
10 Boise State 13 195 626 3.21 2 30 19 19 4
11 Temple 13 208 694 3.34 3 33 16 15 3
11 Louisville 13 210 701 3.34 2 29 22 23 5
13 Stanford 13 188 631 3.36 8 61 18 19 5
14 Florida International 13 226 773 3.42 8 33 22 22 3
15 Cincinnati 13 241 827 3.43 6 36 23 25 8
16 Georgia 14 213 732 3.44 5 48 26 28 4
17 South Florida 12 210 728 3.47 5 31 23 24 6
18 Louisiana-Monroe 12 190 664 3.49 4 42 17 18 4
19 North Carolina 13 210 741 3.53 4 33 20 21 4
20 Virginia Tech 14 238 868 3.65 7 47 29 29 7
21 Southern Mississippi 14 250 917 3.67 6 46 21 22 6
22 Syracuse 12 214 806 3.77 9 63 22 23 6
23 Kansas State 13 209 797 3.81 11 61 25 26 5
23 Tulsa 13 242 921 3.81 9 69 18 18 5
25 Penn State 13 233 889 3.82 8 39 22 23 5
26 Florida 13 228 877 3.85 5 77 27 29 5
27 Louisiana-Lafayette 13 254 981 3.86 12 56 28 31 8
28 Texas 13 220 861 3.91 8 74 28 30 7
28 TCU 13 226 884 3.91 5 36 19 20 7
30 Pittsburgh 13 235 933 3.97 6 79 21 26 3
31 BYU 13 204 812 3.98 7 80 19 19 8
32 Boston College 12 201 803 4.00 9 79 16 16 5
32 San Diego State 13 260 1040 4.00 11 63 23 25 11
32 Oregon 14 274 1096 4.00 5 51 26 25 9
35 Louisiana Tech 13 231 927 4.01 5 32 20 23 4
35 Oklahoma 13 232 931 4.01 8 48 33 33 7
37 Utah 13 218 881 4.04 3 58 26 26 4
38 Tulane 13 225 911 4.05 14 56 23 23 8
39 Ohio State 13 245 999 4.08 4 54 23 25 8
40 Florida Atlantic 12 252 1031 4.09 9 35 36 36 8
41 South Carolina 13 221 907 4.10 3 47 23 24 4
42 Utah State 13 237 977 4.12 5 31 25 27 5
43 Kent State 12 231 953 4.13 8 69 23 23 10
44 Hawai'i 13 239 990 4.14 7 80 27 27 6
45 Ohio 14 244 1017 4.17 3 58 28 32 8
46 North Carolina State 13 233 976 4.19 9 77 27 31 7
47 Vanderbilt 13 233 978 4.20 5 69 32 32 6
48 Notre Dame 13 247 1040 4.21 3 42 32 35 6
48 Northern Illinois 14 292 1229 4.21 11 28 40 43 10
50 Central Michigan 12 252 1064 4.22 9 39 23 22 8
51 Missouri 13 217 921 4.24 9 80 24 24 6
51 West Virginia 13 231 980 4.24 9 65 22 23 9
53 Houston 14 291 1238 4.25 8 50 38 37 7
54 Eastern Michigan 12 209 898 4.30 6 52 29 30 4
55 Arkansas 13 247 1067 4.32 9 62 23 23 7
56 Iowa 13 269 1173 4.36 5 37 27 29 5
57 Duke 12 229 1003 4.38 9 48 26 27 6
58 Virginia 13 230 1013 4.40 3 60 30 30 11
58 Mississippi State 13 245 1077 4.40 4 52 28 29 4
60 Arizona State 13 230 1020 4.43 10 39 28 29 12
61 USC 12 195 869 4.46 15 70 22 22 5
62 Army 12 227 1027 4.52 10 67 25 25 8
63 Toledo 13 218 989 4.54 8 87 28 29 5
63 California 13 224 1016 4.54 9 68 30 31 15
65 Buffalo 12 254 1155 4.55 9 75 27 27 7
66 UCF 12 170 775 4.56 5 56 27 27 4
66 Miami (Ohio) 12 242 1104 4.56 6 67 36 36 12
68 Memphis 12 230 1050 4.57 13 46 34 39 9
69 East Carolina 12 228 1045 4.58 8 39 20 21 9
70 Michigan 13 203 938 4.62 5 41 31 35 8
70 Nevada 13 222 1025 4.62 4 62 32 32 8
70 Miami (Florida) 12 236 1090 4.62 3 47 37 38 4
73 Tennessee 12 213 987 4.63 4 65 28 31 8
73 UNLV 12 241 1117 4.63 8 67 29 31 8
75 Washington State 12 215 1000 4.65 8 59 26 26 7
76 Marshall 13 257 1202 4.68 7 82 36 39 11
76 Oklahoma State 13 266 1246 4.68 11 80 31 33 11
78 Kentucky 12 224 1058 4.72 8 61 33 31 9
78 Wake Forest 13 234 1104 4.72 8 72 30 30 12
80 Northwestern 13 255 1207 4.73 10 76 37 37 7
81 Western Kentucky 12 193 916 4.75 8 79 30 31 9
81 Nebraska 13 259 1229 4.75 12 63 37 40 7
83 Wisconsin 14 236 1141 4.83 5 64 30 31 10
84 Idaho 12 229 1112 4.86 13 80 29 32 5
85 Troy 12 261 1271 4.87 12 75 32 32 10
86 Colorado 13 238 1177 4.95 10 57 43 44 12
87 Purdue 13 275 1375 5.00 13 59 39 40 13
88 Maryland 12 274 1374 5.01 12 55 37 41 13
88 New Mexico 12 275 1379 5.01 20 45 38 39 15
90 Navy 12 232 1168 5.03 12 46 35 38 7
91 Clemson 14 270 1362 5.04 6 56 35 35 11
92 Minnesota 12 219 1107 5.05 7 82 34 34 5
93 Fresno State 13 231 1169 5.06 19 70 30 31 14
94 San Jose State 12 233 1188 5.10 10 77 31 31 9
95 Rutgers 13 237 1212 5.11 9 80 36 38 14
96 Georgia Tech 13 226 1161 5.14 6 77 27 28 12
96 Middle Tennessee 12 279 1433 5.14 13 48 36 39 15
98 Iowa State 13 275 1416 5.15 7 45 46 46 11
99 Washington 13 211 1088 5.16 14 89 30 32 12
100 Mississippi 12 256 1333 5.21 9 76 37 37 10
101 Rice 12 213 1114 5.23 5 47 30 31 10
102 Auburn 13 274 1438 5.25 9 92 45 44 8
103 Oregon State 12 243 1280 5.27 11 56 37 37 10
103 Indiana 12 279 1470 5.27 12 54 36 36 13
105 Air Force 13 276 1461 5.29 10 78 36 39 7
106 Arizona 12 214 1137 5.31 12 49 31 34 12
107 Texas Tech 12 291 1547 5.32 10 56 43 47 12
108 UCLA 14 255 1383 5.42 12 43 51 52 10
109 UTEP 12 217 1190 5.48 12 67 34 34 13
109 Bowling Green 12 246 1349 5.48 10 61 34 32 11
111 Baylor 13 244 1344 5.51 12 81 28 30 9
112 Ball State 12 274 1572 5.74 9 49 47 48 15
113 Akron 12 273 1578 5.78 15 58 41 44 18
114 Wyoming 13 301 1766 5.87 12 99 49 52 14
115 North Texas 12 205 1211 5.91 10 71 35 37 12
116 New Mexico State 13 277 1663 6.00 21 85 52 53 15
117 Western Michigan 13 274 1659 6.05 12 65 53 54 19
118 Colorado State 12 258 1607 6.23 13 66 47 48 16
119 UAB 12 247 1554 6.29 13 47 39 43 12
120 Kansas 12 257 1756 6.83 28 95 57 59 16
1st: First Downs; 10+: Rush attempts of 10 or more yards; 20+: Rush attempts of 20 or more yards