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

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