2012 National Leaders Rushing Defense - Games vs. FBS (I-A) Teams Only through 01/07/2013

Name G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
1 Alabama 13 412 999 2.42 10 31.69 76.85
2 Connecticut 12 430 1175 2.73 10 35.83 97.92
3 BYU 12 369 1015 2.75 3 30.75 84.58
4 Rutgers 12 422 1189 2.82 6 35.17 99.08
5 LSU 12 400 1133 2.83 12 33.33 94.42
6 Florida State 12 419 1229 2.93 10 34.92 102.42
7 South Carolina 12 444 1310 2.95 8 37.00 109.17
8 Stanford 14 446 1358 3.04 15 31.86 97.00
9 Utah State 12 466 1423 3.05 6 38.83 118.58
10 Tulsa 13 474 1452 3.06 19 36.46 111.69
11 Florida 12 384 1181 3.08 12 32.00 98.42
12 Michigan State 13 391 1282 3.28 6 30.08 98.62
13 Bowling Green 12 381 1289 3.38 13 31.75 107.42
14 TCU 12 389 1326 3.41 11 32.42 110.50
15 Notre Dame 13 396 1374 3.47 4 30.46 105.69
16 Arkansas 11 396 1394 3.52 20 36.00 126.73
17 Mississippi 12 448 1581 3.53 15 37.33 131.75
18 Penn State 12 435 1541 3.54 10 36.25 128.42
19 Ohio State 12 392 1393 3.55 14 32.67 116.08
20 Virginia Tech 12 444 1584 3.57 12 37.00 132.00
21 Maryland 11 404 1448 3.58 13 36.73 131.64
22 Northern Illinois 13 554 1987 3.59 21 42.62 152.85
23 UTSA 8 294 1075 3.66 15 36.75 134.38
23 San Diego State 12 459 1680 3.66 15 38.25 140.00
25 Boise State 13 512 1900 3.71 20 39.38 146.15
26 SMU 12 392 1458 3.72 14 32.67 121.50
27 San Jose State 12 406 1531 3.77 15 33.83 127.58
27 Buffalo 11 441 1664 3.77 20 40.09 151.27
29 Syracuse 12 435 1649 3.79 12 36.25 137.42
29 West Virginia 12 499 1891 3.79 22 41.58 157.58
31 Michigan 13 514 1957 3.81 9 39.54 150.54
31 North Carolina 11 438 1670 3.81 20 39.82 151.82
33 Utah 11 391 1503 3.84 19 35.55 136.64
34 Kansas State 12 405 1559 3.85 13 33.75 129.92
35 Northwestern 12 417 1608 3.86 15 34.75 134.00
35 Memphis 11 387 1494 3.86 14 35.18 135.82
37 Wisconsin 13 452 1764 3.90 14 34.77 135.69
37 Western Kentucky 12 419 1636 3.90 14 34.92 136.33
37 South Florida 11 449 1750 3.90 20 40.82 159.09
40 Kent State 13 477 1866 3.91 13 36.69 143.54
41 Texas A&M 11 405 1589 3.92 14 36.82 144.45
42 Florida International 12 428 1690 3.95 23 35.67 140.83
43 Louisiana-Monroe 13 467 1849 3.96 21 35.92 142.23
44 Oklahoma State 12 449 1784 3.97 19 37.42 148.67
45 Pittsburgh 11 386 1537 3.98 13 35.09 139.73
46 Cincinnati 11 404 1611 3.99 9 36.73 146.45
47 North Carolina State 12 453 1813 4.00 18 37.75 151.08
48 UCF 14 544 2182 4.01 21 38.86 155.86
49 Vanderbilt 12 448 1801 4.02 17 37.33 150.08
50 Oregon State 12 405 1634 4.03 19 33.75 136.17
50 Georgia 13 558 2248 4.03 15 42.92 172.92
52 Washington State 11 460 1869 4.06 20 41.82 169.91
53 USC 13 533 2171 4.07 17 41.00 167.00
54 Western Michigan 11 429 1762 4.11 19 39.00 160.18
55 Virginia 11 415 1711 4.12 16 37.73 155.55
55 Iowa 11 449 1851 4.12 15 40.82 168.27
57 UCLA 14 561 2315 4.13 20 40.07 165.36
58 Fresno State 12 521 2160 4.15 20 43.42 180.00
59 Missouri 11 417 1733 4.16 26 37.91 157.55
59 Arkansas State 12 465 1935 4.16 15 38.75 161.25
61 Oregon 12 424 1769 4.17 15 35.33 147.42
61 Wake Forest 11 456 1902 4.17 22 41.45 172.91
63 Louisiana-Lafayette 12 435 1832 4.21 20 36.25 152.67
64 Mississippi State 12 483 2044 4.23 16 40.25 170.33
65 Georgia Tech 13 442 1874 4.24 27 34.00 144.15
66 Clemson 12 449 1920 4.28 16 37.42 160.00
66 Kentucky 11 454 1942 4.28 25 41.27 176.55
68 South Alabama 12 488 2116 4.34 21 40.67 176.33
69 East Carolina 12 435 1896 4.36 20 36.25 158.00
70 Louisville 12 418 1825 4.37 14 34.83 152.08
70 Arizona State 12 524 2289 4.37 17 43.67 190.75
72 California 11 443 1953 4.41 18 40.27 177.55
73 Houston 12 521 2313 4.44 23 43.42 192.75
74 Iowa State 12 493 2196 4.45 19 41.08 183.00
75 Washington 12 447 1998 4.47 16 37.25 166.50
75 Middle Tennessee 11 439 1961 4.47 20 39.91 178.27
77 Hawai'i 11 494 2237 4.53 34 44.91 203.36
78 Ohio 12 432 1967 4.55 11 36.00 163.92
79 Texas Tech 12 495 2269 4.58 20 41.25 189.08
80 Air Force 12 547 2518 4.60 26 45.58 209.83
81 Texas 13 538 2488 4.62 29 41.38 191.38
81 Illinois 11 483 2231 4.62 28 43.91 202.82
83 UNLV 12 558 2601 4.66 28 46.50 216.75
84 Temple 10 424 1981 4.67 20 42.40 198.10
84 Marshall 11 491 2295 4.67 28 44.64 208.64
86 Baylor 12 467 2197 4.70 27 38.92 183.08
86 Arizona 12 556 2615 4.70 33 46.33 217.92
88 Troy 12 469 2222 4.74 17 39.08 185.17
88 Louisiana Tech 12 470 2228 4.74 25 39.17 185.67
90 UAB 11 447 2140 4.79 33 40.64 194.55
90 Colorado State 11 470 2252 4.79 18 42.73 204.73
92 Purdue 12 469 2260 4.82 23 39.08 188.33
92 Boston College 11 519 2500 4.82 20 47.18 227.27
94 UTEP 12 481 2332 4.85 24 40.08 194.33
95 Minnesota 12 446 2168 4.86 21 37.17 180.67
96 Rice 13 506 2479 4.90 30 38.92 190.69
96 Florida Atlantic 11 469 2296 4.90 23 42.64 208.73
98 Central Michigan 12 469 2304 4.91 26 39.08 192.00
99 Navy 12 491 2426 4.94 23 40.92 202.17
100 Nebraska 13 537 2664 4.96 26 41.31 204.92
101 Southern Mississippi 12 500 2490 4.98 34 41.67 207.50
101 Indiana 11 522 2600 4.98 28 47.45 236.36
103 Tennessee 11 436 2179 5.00 24 39.64 198.09
104 Nevada 12 503 2526 5.02 25 41.92 210.50
105 Miami (Florida) 11 473 2382 5.04 28 43.00 216.55
106 Akron 11 479 2426 5.06 22 43.55 220.55
107 Tulane 12 528 2675 5.07 30 44.00 222.92
108 Auburn 11 459 2349 5.12 22 41.73 213.55
109 Kansas 11 418 2148 5.14 25 38.00 195.27
110 Ball State 13 522 2692 5.16 24 40.15 207.08
111 Duke 12 485 2527 5.21 24 40.42 210.58
112 North Texas 11 369 1928 5.22 22 33.55 175.27
113 Idaho 11 419 2212 5.28 36 38.09 201.09
113 Massachusetts 12 511 2697 5.28 33 42.58 224.75
115 Wyoming 11 463 2463 5.32 21 42.09 223.91
116 Oklahoma 12 457 2448 5.36 27 38.08 204.00
117 New Mexico 12 398 2191 5.51 18 33.17 182.58
118 Miami (Ohio) 11 492 2739 5.57 33 44.73 249.00
119 Toledo 12 411 2294 5.58 18 34.25 191.17
120 Army 11 450 2515 5.59 33 40.91 228.64
121 Texas State 11 463 2662 5.75 23 42.09 242.00
122 New Mexico State 11 439 2568 5.85 27 39.91 233.45
123 Colorado 11 423 2558 6.05 27 38.45 232.55
124 Eastern Michigan 11 457 2983 6.53 31 41.55 271.18