2012 National Leaders Rushing Defense - On 1st Down through 01/07/2013

Name G Att Yards Avg. TD Long 1st 10+ 20+
1 Connecticut 12 210 556 2.65 5 33 12 12 5
2 BYU 13 203 573 2.82 4 30 19 19 5
3 Alabama 14 208 585 2.81 3 22 8 8 3
4 Rutgers 13 221 597 2.70 2 24 20 21 3
5 Maryland 12 209 609 2.91 6 25 14 15 2
6 LSU 13 213 623 2.92 8 58 15 15 2
7 UTSA 10 172 672 3.91 7 68 13 16 3
8 Florida 13 214 688 3.21 8 20 20 22 3
9 TCU 13 200 707 3.54 4 47 16 16 4
10 Bowling Green 13 202 712 3.52 7 74 21 22 6
11 Michigan State 13 193 722 3.74 1 59 24 24 6
12 Florida State 14 208 751 3.61 4 37 17 17 4
13 South Carolina 13 234 757 3.24 5 50 26 28 3
14 Northwestern 13 226 765 3.38 9 25 20 25 4
15 Penn State 12 209 766 3.67 2 52 20 21 4
16 Notre Dame 13 192 771 4.02 2 55 16 17 5
17 SMU 13 211 775 3.67 9 48 21 21 4
18 Utah State 13 235 781 3.32 2 33 15 15 2
19 Louisiana-Monroe 13 229 786 3.43 9 29 30 31 5
20 San Diego State 13 228 801 3.51 2 38 22 23 5
21 San Jose State 13 209 805 3.85 6 50 19 19 4
22 Pittsburgh 13 219 838 3.83 10 77 19 19 7
23 Florida International 12 227 859 3.78 7 73 23 25 3
24 North Carolina 12 252 862 3.42 13 29 25 25 4
25 Stanford 14 222 889 4.00 6 77 33 34 10
26 Tulsa 14 251 890 3.55 10 54 24 27 5
27 Arkansas 12 216 891 4.13 8 60 26 27 7
28 Wisconsin 14 236 901 3.82 11 81 19 20 5
29 Louisville 13 232 908 3.91 2 42 29 28 6
30 Memphis 12 216 912 4.22 6 83 25 26 7
31 Boise State 13 242 915 3.78 5 58 18 18 7
32 Virginia 12 206 925 4.49 6 60 23 22 6
33 Oklahoma State 13 240 931 3.88 6 76 28 32 5
34 Northern Illinois 14 257 936 3.64 4 60 22 21 3
35 Vanderbilt 13 238 944 3.97 7 70 31 32 8
36 Utah 12 221 953 4.31 9 57 30 28 10
37 Oregon State 13 194 965 4.97 8 64 28 29 13
38 Michigan 13 240 966 4.03 2 64 29 29 4
39 Washington State 12 244 973 3.99 12 80 30 32 4
40 Ohio State 12 200 978 4.89 5 81 21 21 10
41 Clemson 13 234 980 4.19 10 57 31 33 10
42 Louisiana-Lafayette 13 239 986 4.13 7 41 33 34 6
43 Missouri 12 233 987 4.24 8 44 30 33 7
44 Syracuse 13 239 992 4.15 6 80 26 30 6
45 East Carolina 13 232 996 4.29 9 33 32 35 7
45 Texas A&M 13 228 996 4.37 7 47 27 28 8
47 Buffalo 12 235 997 4.24 7 55 25 25 7
48 Kansas State 13 205 998 4.87 5 80 29 30 7
49 Arkansas State 13 237 1001 4.22 7 45 25 27 10
50 Virginia Tech 13 243 1020 4.20 7 65 29 31 8
51 South Florida 12 256 1021 3.99 11 44 34 37 6
52 Georgia Tech 14 251 1025 4.08 13 32 29 33 4
53 Mississippi 13 240 1030 4.29 12 69 28 29 10
54 Iowa 12 236 1043 4.42 6 72 25 25 4
55 North Texas 12 201 1047 5.21 9 75 23 24 9
56 Kentucky 12 232 1057 4.56 15 47 27 27 6
57 California 12 248 1060 4.27 11 49 34 34 5
58 Western Kentucky 13 235 1063 4.52 5 68 36 36 11
59 North Carolina State 13 248 1066 4.30 7 67 32 32 11
60 Washington 13 239 1069 4.47 7 57 24 26 9
61 Cincinnati 13 243 1072 4.41 5 44 34 35 8
62 Mississippi State 13 245 1073 4.38 5 34 33 36 7
63 Minnesota 13 224 1086 4.85 8 44 29 29 11
64 Kent State 14 255 1111 4.36 9 68 24 24 9
65 Wake Forest 12 241 1113 4.62 11 80 23 23 7
65 Oregon 13 237 1113 4.70 8 35 33 35 8
67 Temple 11 240 1124 4.68 8 43 31 33 9
68 Ohio 13 231 1126 4.87 6 68 32 33 6
69 Marshall 12 255 1134 4.45 8 70 28 31 6
70 UCLA 14 274 1136 4.15 10 43 27 28 10
71 Fresno State 13 259 1141 4.41 12 57 29 29 8
72 UCF 14 260 1149 4.42 10 69 31 34 5
73 West Virginia 13 275 1152 4.19 8 67 31 31 6
74 Auburn 12 221 1154 5.22 11 49 34 33 14
75 Texas 13 272 1161 4.27 14 50 44 44 13
76 Western Michigan 12 246 1165 4.74 14 45 37 41 12
77 Middle Tennessee 12 254 1166 4.59 13 44 28 28 8
78 USC 13 268 1170 4.37 4 41 34 37 5
79 Arizona State 13 268 1181 4.41 6 53 41 42 9
80 Southern Mississippi 12 254 1196 4.71 15 64 34 37 7
81 Troy 12 238 1207 5.07 8 98 26 28 10
81 Rice 13 238 1207 5.07 15 75 27 29 8
83 Central Michigan 13 239 1208 5.05 6 55 27 28 11
84 Hawai'i 12 246 1213 4.93 13 76 37 37 10
85 Kansas 12 220 1216 5.53 11 99 39 39 14
86 Texas Tech 13 245 1219 4.98 10 69 39 40 10
87 New Mexico 13 221 1237 5.60 9 71 38 38 11
88 Louisiana Tech 12 249 1245 5.00 9 64 31 33 7
89 Iowa State 13 257 1258 4.89 9 77 39 39 9
90 UTEP 12 246 1261 5.13 13 46 33 34 9
91 Purdue 13 254 1264 4.98 17 59 39 39 10
92 South Alabama 13 270 1268 4.70 8 85 35 35 15
93 Houston 12 275 1273 4.63 10 73 35 36 10
94 Baylor 13 264 1281 4.85 14 84 38 38 8
95 Illinois 12 259 1290 4.98 12 63 34 35 8
96 Ball State 13 258 1291 5.00 8 45 38 38 11
97 Tennessee 12 239 1302 5.45 12 80 33 33 14
98 Air Force 13 265 1317 4.97 9 68 34 35 9
99 UAB 12 250 1329 5.32 17 55 42 43 12
100 Georgia 14 291 1332 4.58 9 46 45 47 8
101 Toledo 13 231 1336 5.78 12 73 32 39 10
102 Boston College 12 249 1341 5.39 6 56 29 31 9
103 UNLV 13 280 1348 4.81 15 35 41 42 9
104 Florida Atlantic 12 255 1359 5.33 13 77 33 33 17
105 Nevada 13 265 1366 5.15 14 76 37 39 10
106 Colorado State 12 251 1367 5.45 10 80 35 37 11
107 New Mexico State 12 236 1371 5.81 12 83 38 42 14
108 Oklahoma 13 249 1376 5.53 10 71 39 40 14
109 Texas State 12 255 1386 5.44 11 51 38 39 10
110 Navy 13 255 1392 5.46 11 56 41 41 9
111 Idaho 12 243 1403 5.77 19 71 38 37 14
112 Arizona 13 303 1404 4.63 20 55 36 40 5
113 Tulane 12 278 1406 5.06 12 48 49 48 11
114 Akron 12 261 1426 5.46 7 44 48 48 13
115 Eastern Michigan 12 240 1440 6.00 15 75 30 33 12
116 Massachusetts 12 272 1454 5.35 13 74 40 42 8
117 Miami (Florida) 12 275 1458 5.30 13 55 47 49 12
118 Indiana 12 279 1466 5.25 13 67 45 50 11
119 Wyoming 12 262 1477 5.64 9 82 36 37 11
120 Army 12 258 1510 5.85 19 99 44 44 13
121 Duke 13 260 1518 5.84 13 86 38 38 13
122 Nebraska 14 294 1630 5.54 16 72 35 38 15
123 Miami (Ohio) 12 285 1649 5.79 16 65 48 50 14
124 Colorado 12 243 1657 6.82 17 71 49 50 22
1st: First Downs; 10+: Rush attempts of 10 or more yards; 20+: Rush attempts of 20 or more yards