2012 National Leaders Rushing Defense - Games in August/September Only through 01/07/2013

Name G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
1 BYU 5 161 316 1.96 2 32.20 63.20
2 Alabama 5 161 329 2.04 3 32.20 65.80
3 Connecticut 5 174 371 2.13 5 34.80 74.20
4 South Carolina 5 173 388 2.24 2 34.60 77.60
5 Maryland 4 145 334 2.30 3 36.25 83.50
6 Stanford 4 111 259 2.33 5 27.75 64.75
7 Florida State 5 155 362 2.34 3 31.00 72.40
8 Rutgers 4 102 250 2.45 1 25.50 62.50
9 Texas Tech 4 131 342 2.61 1 32.75 85.50
10 LSU 5 155 415 2.68 3 31.00 83.00
11 Tulsa 5 192 523 2.72 8 38.40 104.60
12 North Carolina 5 174 478 2.75 6 34.80 95.60
13 West Virginia 4 174 485 2.79 7 43.50 121.25
14 TCU 4 112 315 2.81 1 28.00 78.75
15 UTSA 3 92 266 2.89 2 30.67 88.67
16 Utah State 5 183 532 2.91 1 36.60 106.40
17 Iowa State 4 130 394 3.03 1 32.50 98.50
18 Kansas State 4 122 372 3.05 3 30.50 93.00
18 Texas A&M 4 139 424 3.05 3 34.75 106.00
20 Louisiana-Lafayette 4 157 483 3.08 8 39.25 120.75
21 Missouri 5 180 556 3.09 6 36.00 111.20
21 Utah 4 144 445 3.09 3 36.00 111.25
21 Oklahoma State 4 157 485 3.09 8 39.25 121.25
24 Michigan State 5 153 481 3.14 2 30.60 96.20
25 USC 4 146 468 3.21 3 36.50 117.00
26 Illinois 5 177 574 3.24 9 35.40 114.80
27 Oregon 5 170 553 3.25 3 34.00 110.60
28 Purdue 4 128 421 3.29 3 32.00 105.25
29 Ohio 5 142 470 3.31 2 28.40 94.00
29 Notre Dame 4 136 450 3.31 0 34.00 112.50
29 San Jose State 5 194 643 3.31 5 38.80 128.60
32 Iowa 5 167 555 3.32 4 33.40 111.00
33 Northwestern 5 135 450 3.33 4 27.00 90.00
34 Oregon State 3 74 249 3.36 3 24.67 83.00
34 Arizona State 5 207 696 3.36 5 41.40 139.20
36 North Carolina State 5 166 561 3.38 6 33.20 112.20
37 Duke 5 173 593 3.43 7 34.60 118.60
38 Mississippi 5 182 626 3.44 6 36.40 125.20
39 Penn State 5 182 639 3.51 2 36.40 127.80
40 Wisconsin 5 164 582 3.55 2 32.80 116.40
41 Western Kentucky 5 162 577 3.56 5 32.40 115.40
42 East Carolina 5 174 621 3.57 4 34.80 124.20
43 Ohio State 5 140 504 3.60 3 28.00 100.80
44 San Diego State 5 174 630 3.62 5 34.80 126.00
45 Nebraska 5 210 764 3.64 3 42.00 152.80
46 Georgia 5 198 739 3.73 6 39.60 147.80
47 South Alabama 5 187 702 3.75 7 37.40 140.40
47 Louisiana Tech 4 173 649 3.75 7 43.25 162.25
49 Louisiana-Monroe 4 136 511 3.76 5 34.00 127.75
50 Florida 4 125 477 3.82 5 31.25 119.25
50 South Florida 5 216 825 3.82 8 43.20 165.00
52 SMU 4 147 574 3.90 6 36.75 143.50
53 Kent State 4 137 535 3.91 4 34.25 133.75
54 Temple 3 134 529 3.95 5 44.67 176.33
55 Louisville 5 149 591 3.97 3 29.80 118.20
55 Bowling Green 5 176 698 3.97 8 35.20 139.60
57 Cincinnati 3 102 407 3.99 3 34.00 135.67
58 Fresno State 5 211 843 4.00 9 42.20 168.60
59 UCF 4 141 566 4.01 6 35.25 141.50
60 Virginia Tech 5 209 841 4.02 4 41.80 168.20
61 Florida International 5 174 703 4.04 9 34.80 140.60
61 Michigan 4 180 728 4.04 6 45.00 182.00
63 Navy 4 148 601 4.06 5 37.00 150.25
64 Western Michigan 5 188 765 4.07 6 37.60 153.00
65 Arizona 5 204 834 4.09 6 40.80 166.80
65 Northern Illinois 5 244 997 4.09 10 48.80 199.40
67 Washington 4 144 592 4.11 6 36.00 148.00
68 Arkansas 5 195 804 4.12 12 39.00 160.80
68 California 5 212 874 4.12 6 42.40 174.80
68 Buffalo 4 194 800 4.12 8 48.50 200.00
71 Mississippi State 4 130 546 4.20 3 32.50 136.50
71 Pittsburgh 4 132 554 4.20 3 33.00 138.50
73 Minnesota 5 165 696 4.22 7 33.00 139.20
74 Kentucky 5 227 969 4.27 15 45.40 193.80
75 Middle Tennessee 4 165 706 4.28 7 41.25 176.50
75 Vanderbilt 4 174 745 4.28 9 43.50 186.25
77 Washington State 5 188 808 4.30 9 37.60 161.60
78 Boise State 4 168 731 4.35 7 42.00 182.75
79 Houston 4 184 809 4.40 8 46.00 202.25
80 Akron 5 219 966 4.41 9 43.80 193.20
81 UCLA 5 174 778 4.47 6 34.80 155.60
81 Baylor 4 153 684 4.47 7 38.25 171.00
83 Miami (Florida) 5 251 1128 4.49 14 50.20 225.60
84 UNLV 5 194 873 4.50 8 38.80 174.60
84 Boston College 4 171 769 4.50 7 42.75 192.25
86 Colorado 5 183 828 4.52 8 36.60 165.60
86 Ball State 5 186 841 4.52 7 37.20 168.20
88 Idaho 5 189 859 4.54 14 37.80 171.80
89 Oklahoma 3 108 491 4.55 2 36.00 163.67
90 North Texas 5 166 757 4.56 7 33.20 151.40
91 Air Force 4 133 608 4.57 8 33.25 152.00
92 Georgia Tech 5 169 776 4.59 8 33.80 155.20
93 Troy 5 205 944 4.60 6 41.00 188.80
94 Syracuse 4 152 705 4.64 4 38.00 176.25
95 Nevada 5 162 762 4.70 7 32.40 152.40
95 Kansas 4 158 743 4.70 5 39.50 185.75
97 Memphis 4 181 854 4.72 8 45.25 213.50
98 Toledo 5 170 805 4.74 5 34.00 161.00
99 Texas 4 151 720 4.77 4 37.75 180.00
100 Auburn 4 173 833 4.82 4 43.25 208.25
101 New Mexico State 5 205 990 4.83 10 41.00 198.00
101 Colorado State 5 229 1106 4.83 9 45.80 221.20
103 Clemson 5 182 880 4.84 9 36.40 176.00
104 Virginia 5 183 901 4.92 11 36.60 180.20
105 Marshall 5 225 1124 5.00 10 45.00 224.80
106 Indiana 4 170 854 5.02 8 42.50 213.50
107 Southern Mississippi 4 176 888 5.05 8 44.00 222.00
108 Arkansas State 5 222 1124 5.06 9 44.40 224.80
109 Wake Forest 5 233 1185 5.09 14 46.60 237.00
110 Wyoming 4 198 1012 5.11 7 49.50 253.00
111 Florida Atlantic 5 209 1071 5.12 8 41.80 214.20
112 Tennessee 5 180 931 5.17 11 36.00 186.20
113 New Mexico 5 158 835 5.28 7 31.60 167.00
114 Massachusetts 5 232 1252 5.40 15 46.40 250.40
115 Hawai'i 4 161 876 5.44 13 40.25 219.00
116 UTEP 5 197 1079 5.48 10 39.40 215.80
117 UAB 4 159 886 5.57 15 39.75 221.50
118 Miami (Ohio) 5 211 1184 5.61 15 42.20 236.80
119 Texas State 4 123 694 5.64 4 30.75 173.50
120 Tulane 4 184 1041 5.66 13 46.00 260.25
121 Army 4 165 970 5.88 13 41.25 242.50
122 Central Michigan 4 166 983 5.92 14 41.50 245.75
123 Eastern Michigan 4 194 1206 6.22 14 48.50 301.50
124 Rice 5 215 1452 6.75 19 43.00 290.40