Archive for September, 2012

Opening Up

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

I’m happy to announce the first open release of college football data from

This release includes game-level statistics for the 2005-2012 seasons, comprising 5892 games through 9/29/2012.  The plan is to update the data file for 2012 each week for the rest of the season.  As time allows, future releases will also include more in-depth data, including play-level data.  I had hoped to get some play-level data into this first release, but my primary goal was to release something this week and I did not have time.

While I’d like this first release to be perfect, I don’t expect it.  I do expect there be an iterative process of improvement in each release based on your feedback.  Please send any comments or questions to