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