2012 National Leaders Rushing Defense - All Games through 01/07/2013

Name G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
1 Alabama 14 440 1069 2.43 10 31.43 76.36
2 Connecticut 12 430 1175 2.73 10 35.83 97.92
3 BYU 13 412 1130 2.74 5 31.69 86.92
3 Florida State 14 469 1287 2.74 10 33.50 91.93
5 Rutgers 13 460 1263 2.75 6 35.38 97.15
6 Florida 13 413 1229 2.98 12 31.77 94.54
7 LSU 13 440 1321 3.00 14 33.85 101.62
7 Utah State 13 493 1479 3.00 6 37.92 113.77
9 Stanford 14 446 1358 3.04 15 31.86 97.00
10 South Carolina 13 504 1569 3.11 9 38.77 120.69
11 Tulsa 14 520 1674 3.22 20 37.14 119.57
12 TCU 13 422 1370 3.25 11 32.46 105.38
13 Michigan State 13 391 1282 3.28 6 30.08 98.62
14 Bowling Green 13 413 1385 3.35 14 31.77 106.54
15 Arkansas 12 440 1489 3.38 21 36.67 124.08
16 Notre Dame 13 396 1374 3.47 4 30.46 105.69
17 Mississippi 13 483 1681 3.48 17 37.15 129.31
18 Maryland 12 445 1552 3.49 13 37.08 129.33
18 Northern Illinois 14 587 2050 3.49 21 41.93 146.43
20 Penn State 12 435 1541 3.54 10 36.25 128.42
21 Ohio State 12 392 1393 3.55 14 32.67 116.08
22 San Diego State 13 486 1735 3.57 16 37.38 133.46
23 Virginia Tech 13 485 1743 3.59 13 37.31 134.08
24 San Jose State 13 442 1589 3.60 16 34.00 122.23
25 North Carolina 12 474 1712 3.61 20 39.50 142.67
26 South Florida 12 494 1799 3.64 21 41.17 149.92
27 UTSA 10 343 1254 3.66 16 34.30 125.40
28 SMU 13 418 1533 3.67 14 32.15 117.92
29 Utah 12 415 1538 3.71 19 34.58 128.17
29 Boise State 13 512 1900 3.71 20 39.38 146.15
31 Texas A&M 13 487 1814 3.72 18 37.46 139.54
31 Buffalo 12 501 1865 3.72 22 41.75 155.42
33 Oklahoma State 13 490 1842 3.76 19 37.69 141.69
34 Northwestern 13 440 1659 3.77 16 33.85 127.62
35 West Virginia 13 548 2079 3.79 23 42.15 159.92
36 Michigan 13 514 1957 3.81 9 39.54 150.54
37 Wisconsin 14 472 1805 3.82 14 33.71 128.93
37 Kent State 14 507 1936 3.82 15 36.21 138.29
39 Vanderbilt 13 482 1848 3.83 17 37.08 142.15
40 Kansas State 13 431 1654 3.84 13 33.15 127.23
40 Cincinnati 13 459 1763 3.84 10 35.31 135.62
42 Pittsburgh 13 461 1773 3.85 14 35.46 136.38
43 Western Kentucky 13 456 1779 3.90 15 35.08 136.85
44 Memphis 12 425 1675 3.94 15 35.42 139.58
45 Florida International 12 428 1690 3.95 23 35.67 140.83
45 Syracuse 13 473 1866 3.95 13 36.38 143.54
47 Louisiana-Monroe 13 467 1849 3.96 21 35.92 142.23
47 Louisiana-Lafayette 13 472 1870 3.96 20 36.31 143.85
49 Missouri 12 451 1791 3.97 26 37.58 149.25
50 Oregon State 13 422 1683 3.99 19 32.46 129.46
50 Virginia 12 436 1739 3.99 17 36.33 144.92
52 Washington State 12 490 1959 4.00 21 40.83 163.25
53 Oregon 13 470 1884 4.01 15 36.15 144.92
53 UCF 14 544 2182 4.01 21 38.86 155.86
55 Western Michigan 12 462 1862 4.03 21 38.50 155.17
55 Kentucky 12 481 1940 4.03 25 40.08 161.67
57 Fresno State 13 550 2227 4.05 20 42.31 171.31
58 North Carolina State 13 494 2012 4.07 20 38.00 154.77
58 USC 13 533 2171 4.07 17 41.00 167.00
60 Arkansas State 13 498 2033 4.08 15 38.31 156.38
60 Wake Forest 12 489 1993 4.08 22 40.75 166.08
62 Iowa 12 473 1945 4.11 16 39.42 162.08
63 UCLA 14 561 2315 4.13 20 40.07 165.36
64 Georgia 14 616 2550 4.14 17 44.00 182.14
65 South Alabama 13 513 2138 4.17 21 39.46 164.46
66 Clemson 13 486 2030 4.18 16 37.38 156.15
67 Arizona State 13 559 2377 4.25 17 43.00 182.85
68 California 12 477 2032 4.26 18 39.75 169.33
69 Mississippi State 13 504 2153 4.27 16 38.77 165.62
70 Georgia Tech 14 472 2019 4.28 27 33.71 144.21
71 Louisville 13 449 1924 4.29 14 34.54 148.00
72 East Carolina 13 467 2015 4.31 21 35.92 155.00
73 Iowa State 13 531 2299 4.33 19 40.85 176.85
74 Texas Tech 13 523 2282 4.36 20 40.23 175.54
75 Hawai'i 12 522 2281 4.37 34 43.50 190.08
76 Washington 13 471 2081 4.42 17 36.23 160.08
77 Houston 12 521 2313 4.44 23 43.42 192.75
78 Ohio 13 467 2077 4.45 12 35.92 159.77
79 Air Force 13 575 2584 4.49 27 44.23 198.77
80 Illinois 12 514 2327 4.53 28 42.83 193.92
81 Baylor 13 511 2323 4.55 28 39.31 178.69
82 UAB 12 477 2187 4.58 33 39.75 182.25
82 Arizona 13 585 2680 4.58 33 45.00 206.15
84 UNLV 13 585 2692 4.60 29 45.00 207.08
85 Middle Tennessee 12 490 2259 4.61 21 40.83 188.25
86 Texas 13 538 2488 4.62 29 41.38 191.38
87 Marshall 12 526 2439 4.64 30 43.83 203.25
88 Boston College 12 550 2559 4.65 20 45.83 213.25
89 Minnesota 13 478 2236 4.68 22 36.77 172.00
89 Colorado State 12 521 2440 4.68 19 43.42 203.33
91 Temple 11 468 2193 4.69 21 42.55 199.36
92 Purdue 13 500 2365 4.73 24 38.46 181.92
93 Troy 12 469 2222 4.74 17 39.08 185.17
93 Louisiana Tech 12 470 2228 4.74 25 39.17 185.67
95 Tennessee 12 477 2266 4.75 25 39.75 188.83
96 Nebraska 14 566 2695 4.76 26 40.43 192.50
97 Navy 13 523 2516 4.81 23 40.23 193.54
97 Florida Atlantic 12 504 2425 4.81 23 42.00 202.08
99 UTEP 12 481 2332 4.85 24 40.08 194.33
100 Central Michigan 13 511 2492 4.88 28 39.31 191.69
101 Rice 13 506 2479 4.90 30 38.92 190.69
101 Auburn 12 484 2371 4.90 23 40.33 197.58
101 Akron 12 517 2533 4.90 22 43.08 211.08
104 North Texas 12 394 1959 4.97 22 32.83 163.25
104 Miami (Florida) 12 526 2615 4.97 29 43.83 217.92
106 Southern Mississippi 12 500 2490 4.98 34 41.67 207.50
107 Duke 13 524 2625 5.01 26 40.31 201.92
107 Indiana 12 554 2776 5.01 29 46.17 231.33
109 Tulane 12 528 2675 5.07 30 44.00 222.92
110 Nevada 13 539 2754 5.11 27 41.46 211.85
111 Idaho 12 459 2364 5.15 37 38.25 197.00
112 Ball State 13 522 2692 5.16 24 40.15 207.08
113 Oklahoma 13 485 2509 5.17 27 37.31 193.00
114 Kansas 12 451 2352 5.22 26 37.58 196.00
115 Wyoming 12 531 2788 5.25 23 44.25 232.33
116 Massachusetts 12 511 2697 5.28 33 42.58 224.75
117 New Mexico 13 428 2274 5.31 19 32.92 174.92
118 Toledo 13 445 2370 5.33 19 34.23 182.31
119 Miami (Ohio) 12 529 2893 5.47 35 44.08 241.08
120 Army 12 509 2788 5.48 35 42.42 232.33
121 New Mexico State 12 470 2657 5.65 27 39.17 221.42
122 Texas State 12 490 2782 5.68 25 40.83 231.83
123 Colorado 12 458 2712 5.92 28 38.17 226.00
124 Eastern Michigan 12 510 3199 6.27 34 42.50 266.58