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

Name G Rush Yards Pass Yards Plays Total Yards Yards/Play Yards/G
1 Oregon State 3 249 947 207 1196 5.78 398.7
2 Rutgers 4 250 990 244 1240 5.08 310.0
3 Stanford 4 259 1006 287 1265 4.41 316.3
4 UTSA 3 266 699 184 965 5.24 321.7
5 TCU 4 315 708 245 1023 4.18 255.8
6 BYU 5 316 817 314 1133 3.61 226.6
7 Alabama 5 329 629 290 958 3.30 191.6
8 Maryland 4 334 711 246 1045 4.25 261.3
9 Texas Tech 4 342 328 215 670 3.12 167.5
10 Florida State 5 362 642 304 1004 3.30 200.8
11 Connecticut 5 371 842 321 1213 3.78 242.6
12 Kansas State 4 372 1057 272 1429 5.25 357.3
13 South Carolina 5 388 1056 330 1444 4.38 288.8
14 Iowa State 4 394 841 287 1235 4.30 308.8
15 Cincinnati 3 407 671 205 1078 5.26 359.3
16 LSU 5 415 674 303 1089 3.59 217.8
17 Purdue 4 421 992 286 1413 4.94 353.3
18 Texas A&M 4 424 930 297 1354 4.56 338.5
19 Utah 4 445 873 270 1318 4.88 329.5
20 Notre Dame 4 450 715 263 1165 4.43 291.3
20 Northwestern 5 450 1445 350 1895 5.41 379.0
22 USC 4 468 918 297 1386 4.67 346.5
23 Ohio 5 470 1331 365 1801 4.93 360.2
24 Florida 4 477 743 279 1220 4.37 305.0
25 North Carolina 5 478 1002 341 1480 4.34 296.0
26 Michigan State 5 481 836 304 1317 4.33 263.4
27 Louisiana-Lafayette 4 483 1300 326 1783 5.47 445.8
28 Oklahoma State 4 485 971 305 1456 4.77 364.0
28 West Virginia 4 485 1411 330 1896 5.75 474.0
30 Oklahoma 3 491 376 183 867 4.74 289.0
31 Ohio State 5 504 1378 361 1882 5.21 376.4
32 Louisiana-Monroe 4 511 984 281 1495 5.32 373.8
33 Tulsa 5 523 1167 361 1690 4.68 338.0
34 Temple 3 529 661 215 1190 5.53 396.7
35 Utah State 5 532 872 348 1404 4.03 280.8
36 Kent State 4 535 1158 281 1693 6.02 423.3
37 Mississippi State 4 546 854 280 1400 5.00 350.0
38 Oregon 5 553 1253 397 1806 4.55 361.2
39 Pittsburgh 4 554 742 237 1296 5.47 324.0
40 Iowa 5 555 1020 320 1575 4.92 315.0
41 Missouri 5 556 1109 344 1665 4.84 333.0
42 North Carolina State 5 561 1393 326 1954 5.99 390.8
43 UCF 4 566 822 278 1388 4.99 347.0
44 Illinois 5 574 1107 322 1681 5.22 336.2
44 SMU 4 574 1252 329 1826 5.55 456.5
46 Western Kentucky 5 577 877 312 1454 4.66 290.8
47 Wisconsin 5 582 1162 348 1744 5.01 348.8
48 Louisville 5 591 1016 304 1607 5.29 321.4
49 Washington 4 592 671 253 1263 4.99 315.8
50 Duke 5 593 1179 343 1772 5.17 354.4
51 Navy 4 601 840 259 1441 5.56 360.3
52 Air Force 4 608 1135 279 1743 6.25 435.8
53 East Carolina 5 621 1402 362 2023 5.59 404.6
54 Mississippi 5 626 1172 349 1798 5.15 359.6
55 San Diego State 5 630 1532 355 2162 6.09 432.4
56 Penn State 5 639 1129 355 1768 4.98 353.6
57 San Jose State 5 643 903 328 1546 4.71 309.2
58 Louisiana Tech 4 649 1470 362 2119 5.85 529.8
59 Baylor 4 684 1601 348 2285 6.57 571.3
60 Texas State 4 694 1287 314 1981 6.31 495.3
61 Arizona State 5 696 685 343 1381 4.03 276.2
61 Minnesota 5 696 908 342 1604 4.69 320.8
63 Bowling Green 5 698 1044 315 1742 5.53 348.4
64 South Alabama 5 702 1049 334 1751 5.24 350.2
65 Florida International 5 703 1383 361 2086 5.78 417.2
66 Syracuse 4 705 725 263 1430 5.44 357.5
67 Middle Tennessee 4 706 924 279 1630 5.84 407.5
68 Texas 4 720 841 252 1561 6.19 390.3
69 Michigan 4 728 618 269 1346 5.00 336.5
70 Boise State 4 731 531 265 1262 4.76 315.5
71 Georgia 5 739 1112 367 1851 5.04 370.2
72 Kansas 4 743 1013 298 1756 5.89 439.0
73 Vanderbilt 4 745 567 267 1312 4.91 328.0
74 North Texas 5 757 992 327 1749 5.35 349.8
75 Nevada 5 762 1391 368 2153 5.85 430.6
76 Nebraska 5 764 940 370 1704 4.61 340.8
77 Western Michigan 5 765 1170 346 1935 5.59 387.0
78 Boston College 4 769 975 336 1744 5.19 436.0
79 Georgia Tech 5 776 1209 350 1985 5.67 397.0
80 UCLA 5 778 1217 365 1995 5.47 399.0
81 Buffalo 4 800 815 289 1615 5.59 403.8
82 Arkansas 5 804 1747 402 2551 6.35 510.2
83 Toledo 5 805 1533 378 2338 6.19 467.6
84 Washington State 5 808 1547 403 2355 5.84 471.0
85 Houston 4 809 1143 339 1952 5.76 488.0
86 South Florida 5 825 1136 377 1961 5.20 392.2
87 Colorado 5 828 1544 370 2372 6.41 474.4
88 Auburn 4 833 844 312 1677 5.38 419.3
89 Arizona 5 834 1422 417 2256 5.41 451.2
90 New Mexico 5 835 1471 335 2306 6.88 461.2
91 Virginia Tech 5 841 966 359 1807 5.03 361.4
91 Ball State 5 841 1588 381 2429 6.38 485.8
93 Fresno State 5 843 934 362 1777 4.91 355.4
94 Indiana 4 854 941 316 1795 5.68 448.8
94 Memphis 4 854 1096 334 1950 5.84 487.5
96 Idaho 5 859 1418 342 2277 6.66 455.4
97 UNLV 5 873 1360 353 2233 6.33 446.6
98 California 5 874 1256 399 2130 5.34 426.0
99 Hawai'i 4 876 841 266 1717 6.45 429.3
100 Clemson 5 880 1313 348 2193 6.30 438.6
101 UAB 4 886 893 267 1779 6.66 444.8
102 Southern Mississippi 4 888 801 274 1689 6.16 422.3
103 Virginia 5 901 1112 351 2013 5.74 402.6
104 Tennessee 5 931 1198 364 2129 5.85 425.8
105 Troy 5 944 1035 336 1979 5.89 395.8
106 Akron 5 966 1399 387 2365 6.11 473.0
107 Kentucky 5 969 985 364 1954 5.37 390.8
108 Army 4 970 929 252 1899 7.54 474.8
109 Central Michigan 4 983 872 279 1855 6.65 463.8
110 New Mexico State 5 990 1270 355 2260 6.37 452.0
111 Northern Illinois 5 997 902 384 1899 4.95 379.8
112 Wyoming 4 1012 796 328 1808 5.51 452.0
113 Tulane 4 1041 922 287 1963 6.84 490.8
114 Florida Atlantic 5 1071 1152 320 2223 6.95 444.6
115 UTEP 5 1079 1186 360 2265 6.29 453.0
116 Colorado State 5 1106 1029 371 2135 5.75 427.0
117 Arkansas State 5 1124 796 345 1920 5.57 384.0
117 Marshall 5 1124 1355 419 2479 5.92 495.8
119 Miami (Florida) 5 1128 1345 389 2473 6.36 494.6
120 Miami (Ohio) 5 1184 1402 392 2586 6.60 517.2
121 Wake Forest 5 1185 1105 387 2290 5.92 458.0
122 Eastern Michigan 4 1206 765 317 1971 6.22 492.8
123 Massachusetts 5 1252 1222 370 2474 6.69 494.8
124 Rice 5 1452 1343 381 2795 7.34 559.0