Zac Spavital

Texas State

Defensive Coordinator

Conference: Sun Belt

Coach Stats

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Zac Spavital has turned around the Texas State defense this year, jumping 60 spots in the nation’s total defense rankings (through Nov. 6). With a defensive unit featuring 7 different players who have played 100+ snaps this year, the Bobcats are also among the nation’s best in rushing defense (26th), first down defense (29th), sacks (32nd), tackles for loss (37th), and red zone defense (37th). Texas State has forced 19 turnovers, which are 13th best in the country and the most by a Texas State team since 2014. In PFF Defense Ratings, Texas State is 3rd in the country and 1st in rush defense grades (through Nov. 6).
Coach's Past Performance
Fourth season at Texas State as the defensive coordinator … Spent 4 seasons at Texas Tech (2015-18) prior Texas State, serving as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator in 2018 … Also coached at Houston for 7 seasons prior to Texas Tech … Teams have consistently ranked in the top-30 in the country in turnovers gained
Team Record and Standings

3-6 overall record

1-4 Sun Belt

Team/Unit Stats

Total defense: 358.2 yards/game

Turnovers gained: 19

Sacks: 23.0

TFLs: 58.0

3rd down defense: 36.36 percent

Individual Player Stats

MLB Sione Tupou: 57 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, 2 INTs, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, 2 pass breakups

OLB Jordan Revels: 55 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 7 quarterback hurries, 1 fumble recovery

DL LevI Bell: 52 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 6 quarterback hurries

DL Nelson Mbanasor: 26 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles

DL Nico Ezidore: 29 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, 3.0 sacks, 2 pass breakups

CB Kordell Rodgers: 24 tackles, 4 INTS, 1 pass breakup