1981 Nebraska football statistics


 
 
 
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Overall Team Statistics


1981 Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska Overall Team Statistics (Final) Bowl game not included

TEAM STATISTICS NU Opp. First Downs Total 250 154 By Rushing 187 94 By Passing 57 51 By Penalty 6 9 Rushing Yards Gained 3635 1544 Avg. Per Game 330.5 140.4 Passing Net Yardage 1177 1101 Avg. Per Game 107.0 100.1 Total Offense Net Yardage 4812 2645 Total Plays 842 728 Avg. Per Play 5.7 3.6 Avg. Per Game 437.5 240.5 Penalties Number 58 42 Yards Penalized 567 347 Fumbles Number 43 41 Lost 24 23 Points Scored 349 103 Avg. Per Game 31.7 9.4 SCORING BY QUARTERS TOTAL AVERAGE Nebraska 65 72 111 101 = 349 Nebraska 5.9 6.5 10.1 9.2 = 31.7 Opponents 23 37 23 20 = 103 Opponents 2.1 3.4 2.1 1.8 = 9.4


Individual Statistics


RUSHING Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. LG TD Craig 173 1070 10 1060 6.1 94t 6 Rozier 151 949 6 943 6.2 93t 5 Bates 94 559 4 555 5.9 39 7 Gill 76 335 72 263 3.5 30 3 Brungardt 29 155 2 153 5.3 13 0 Steels 19 140 22 118 6.2 29 0 Mathison 16 118 1 117 7.3 22 2 Wilkening 14 92 0 92 6.6 19 0 Moravec 15 90 0 90 6.0 11 2 Mason 25 101 15 86 3.4 14 1 Mauer 27 90 34 56 2.1 14 0 Fryar 7 30 4 26 3.7 9t 1 Rathman 4 20 0 20 5.0 6 0 P. Smith 4 18 0 18 4.5 6 0 Patterson 2 16 0 16 8.0 11 0 Hill 3 16 0 16 5.3 8 0 Rogan 2 6 0 6 3.0 4 0 Nebraska 661 3805 170 3635 5.5 94t 27 Opponents 503 1959 415 1544 3.1 56 6 Avg/ Avg/ Pct. NCAA PASSING Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. Att. Comp. Int. Int. TD TD LG Rating Gill 91 47 51.6 619 6.8 13.2 4 4.4 9 9.9 45t 132.6 Mauer 69 35 50.7 460 6.7 13.1 4 5.8 5 7.2 49t 119.0 Mason 14 5 35.7 91 6.5 18.2 2 14.3 0 0.0 55 61.7 Mathison 4 1 25.0 7 1.8 7.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 7 Rozier 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 Fryar 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0   Nebraska 181 88 48.6 1177 6.5 13.4 11 6.1 14 7.7 55 116.6 Opponents 225 103 45.8 1101 4.9 10.7 19 8.4 3 1.3 42 74.4 PASSER'S TOTAL OFFENSE: (Att./Yards) Gill 167/882, Rozier 154/975, Mauer 96/516, Mason 39/177, Mathison 20/124, Fryar 8/26. RECEIVING No. Yds. Avg. LG TD Williams, Ja. 22 282 12.8 55 4 Steels 15 187 12.5 21 2 Brown 14 277 19.8 45t 3 Craig 12 87 7.3 17 0 Krenk 9 126 14.0 24 2 Woodard 5 60 12.0 17 1 Rozier 4 64 16.0 32 0 Fryar 3 70 23.1 49t 1 Bates 2 7 3.5 9t 1 Brungardt 1 10 10.0 10 0 Wilkening 1 7 7.0 7 0 Nebraska 88 1177 13.4 55 14 Opponents 103 1101 10.7 42 3 SCORING TDR TDP TDRt PATl PAT2 FG TP Seibel 43-44 3-10 52 Bates 7 1 48 Craig 6 36 Rozier 5 l 36 Fryar 1 1 2 24 Neil 8-9 24 Williams, Ja. 4 24 Brown 3 18 Gill 3 18 Krenk 2 12 Mathison 2 12 Moravec 2 12 Steels 2 12 Felici 1 6 Mason 1 6 Woodard 1 6 Hagerman 1-1 1 Nebraska 27 14 4 44-45 0 11-19 349* Opponents 6 3 0 8-8 1-1 13-20 103 *Includes one safety. KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Avg. LG TD Rozier 5 162 32.4 93t 1 Steels 6 140 23.3 44 0 Fryar 3 55 18.3 22 0 Wilkening 1 21 21.0 21 0 Krenk 1 5 5.0 5 0 Craig 1 0 0.0 0 0 Nebraska 17 383 22.5 93t 1 Opponents 29 406 14.0 30 0 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Avg. LG TD Fryar 24 318 13.3 82t 2 Lyday 9 79 8.8 29 0 Lindquist 1 18 18.0 18 0 Steels 1 16 16.0 16 0 Craig 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0 Nebraska 36 428 11.9 82t 2 Opponents 10 84 8.4 17 0 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. LP Blkd Campbell 42 1821 43.4 68 1 Team 1 11 11.0 11 1 Nebraska 43 1832 42.6 68 1 Opponents 75 3204 42.7 63 0 INTERCEPTION RETURNS No. Yds. Avg. LG TD Krejci 4 19 4.8 11 0 Van Norman 3 49 16.3 34 0 Lyday 3 48 16.0 20 0 Lindquist 3 26 8.7 23 0 Felici 2 13 6.5 13t 1 Williams, Ji. 2 0 0.0 0 0 Lewis 1 31 31.0 31 0 Sims 1 18 18.0 18 0 Waechter, H. 1 2 2.0 2 0 Weber 1 0 0.0 0 0 Nebraska 21 206 9.8 31 1 Opponents 10 106 10.6 32 0 FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50 + Neil 0 3-3 4-5 1-1 0 Seibel 0 1-4 2-3 0-3 0 Nebraska 0 4-7 6-8 1-4 0 Opponents 0 4-7 4-5 4-7 1-1 Neil FGs (bold good): (0) (21) (30,37) (0) (0) (0) (0) (37) (27) (49) (38,37,24). Seibel FGs: (46,37) (24,27) (0) (39) (37) (24) (26,42,40) (0) (0) (0) (0).


Overall Defensive Statistics


DEFENSIVE STATISTICS TACKLES FOR LOSS SACKS BLOCKED Linemen UT AT TT NO YDS NO YDS FR PI PBU SAF FG PAT P Felici 39 27 66 9 30 8 63 3 - 3 - - - - Gdowski 3 10 13 2 4 1 9 - - - - - - - Herrmann 6 2 8 1 5 3 34 - - - ½ - - - Hineline 14 14 28 - - - - 1 - - - - - - Keeler 5 5 10 - - 1 7 - - - - - - - Lindstrom 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Merrell 30 29 59 4 10 5 32 2 - - - - - - Praeuner 8 - 8 - - 1 7 - - - - - - - Ridder 15 11 26 5 21 - - - - - - - - - Sculley 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Stromath 9 4 13 1 5 - - - - - - - - - Waechter,H. 41 25 66 4 7 3 23 - 1 - - - - - Weber 8 6 14 1 3 - - - 1 - - - - - Williams,Ji. 41 20 61 8 17 10 52 1 2 - - - - - Williams,T. 20 24 44 2 6 3 25 - - 3 - - - - Linebackers Damkroger 59 57 116 7 17 2 18 - - 3 - - - - Evans 54 53 107 4 9 1 17 3 - - - - - - Heath 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Knox 6 7 13 2 2 - - 1 - 1 - - - - McWhirter 11 16 27 - - 1 6 - - - - - - - Spratte 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - Wade 2 1 3 - - - - - - - - - - - Backs Fischer - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Holbrook 5 4 9 - - 2 33 - - - ½ - - - Iodence 4 1 5 - - - - - - - - - - - Krejci 34 29 63 - - - - 1 4 6 - - - - Lewis 25 14 39 2 2 - - 2 1 3 - - - - Lindquist 22 8 30 - - - - 2 3 2 - - - - Lyday 14 3 17 - - - - 1 3 4 - - - - Murphy 1 2 3 - - - - - - - - - - - Sims 16 13 29 1 1 - - 1 1 2 - - - - Van Norman 7 1 8 - - - - - 3 - - - - -

 


Records broken or tied


NEBRASKA RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED IN 1981
 
INDIVIDUAL
Longest touchdown run:
94 yards; Roger Craig vs. Florida State (ties record set by Craig Johnson vs. Kansas, 1979).
Most touchdown passes thrown (game):
4; Turner Gill vs. Colorado (ties record set by Dave Humm vs. Kansas, 1972, and tied by Vince Ferragamo twice, vs. Texas Christian, 1976, and Kansas State, 1976).
Highest PAT conversion percentage (season):
.977; Kevin Seibel (43-44) (old record, .960 by Seibel, 1980, on 48-of-50).
Most consecutive PAT conversions:
56; Seibel from 1980 Kansas game through 1981 Missouri game (old record, 35 by Mike Coyle from 1974 Kansas game through 1975 Missouri game).
Most field goals (game):
3; Eddie Neil vs. Oklahoma (ties record held by several).
Most consecutive field goals:
7; Eddie Neil.
Highest field goal percentage (season):
.889; Neil (8-9) (old record, .750 by Dean Sukup, 1979, on 12-of-16).
Highest punting average (season):
43.4; Grant Campbell (42 punts) (old record, 42.7 by Jack Pesek, 1947, on 42 punts).
Most kickoff return touchdowns (season and career):
1; Mike Rozier, 93 yards vs. Oklahoma State (ties record held by several most recently by Johnny Rodgers vs. Texas A&M, 1971).
 
TEAM
Most first downs (game):
42; Colorado (NCAA record) (old Nebraska record, 35 four times, most recently vs. Kansas, 1980; old NCAA record, 40, Vanderbilt vs. Davidson, 1969).
Most consecutive games scored in:
98; 1974 Cotton Bowl to present (old record, 59, Game 10 of 1961 through Game 3 of 1967).
Fewest touchdowns allowed (season):
9 (old record, 10 in 1967).