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