1987 Nebraska football statistics


 
 
 
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Overall Team Statistics


1987 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Overall Team Statistics (Final)
(does not include bowl game)
TEAM STATISTICS                 NU     Opp. 
Time of Possession..........356:28   303:32 
  Avg. Time of Possession....32:23    27:37 
Total First Downs..............266      172 
  By Rush......................214       71 
  By Pass.......................46       85 
  By Penalty.....................6       16 
Total Offensive Yards.........5379     2912 
  Avg. Gain Per Game.........489.0    264.7 
  Total Plays..................835      734 
  Avg. Plays Per Game.........75.9     66.5 
  Avg. Gain Per Play...........6.4      4.0 
Net Yards Rushing.............4108     1177 
  Avg. Gain Per Game.........373.5    107.0 
  Rushing Attempts.............673      423 
  Avg. Gain Per Rush...........6.1      2.8 
  Yards Gained Rushing........4351     1563 
  Yards Lost Rushing...........243      386 
Net Yards Passing.............1271     1735 
  Avg. Gain Per Game.........115.5    157.7 
  Avg. Gain Per Attempt........7.9      5.6 
  Avg. Gain Per Completion....15.7     12.6 
  Attempts.....................162      311 
  Completions...................81      138 
  Percentage..................50.0     44.4 
  Had Intercepted...............11       17 
Passes Intercepted by...........17       11 
  Yards Returned...............117       85 
  Avg. Return..................6.9      7.1 
Punting Average...............37.6     38.1 
  Yards.......................1428     2893 
  Had Blocked....................2        2
                                NU     Opp.
Punts Returned..................40       16 
  Yards Returned...............454      110 
  Average Return..............11.4      6.9 
Kickoffs Returned...............25       46 
  Yards Returned...............514      808 
  Average Return..............20.6     17.6
Penalties-Yards.............73-616   79-465 
  Avg. Yards Per Game.........56.0     42.3 
Fumbles-Lost.................32-19    31-13 
Touchdowns......................58       15 
  By Rush.......................40       10 
  By Pass.......................16        5 
  By Return......................2        0 
Field Goals made/attempts......6-8     8-16 
Extra Points made/attempts...56-58    14-15 
  By Kick....................55-56    11-11 
  By Rush......................1-2      2-2 
  By Pass......................0-0      1-2 
Safeties.........................0        1 
Total Points...................423      133 
  Avg. Per Game...............38.5     12.1 
Third Down Conversions......72-137   64-154 
  Percentage..................52.6     41.6 
Fourth Down Conversions......11-16     4-14 
  Percentage..................68.8     28.6 
Quarterback Sacks by............37       15


ATTENDANCE      TOTAL           AVG.
HOME:          533,107         76,158 
AWAY:          305,436         61,087

                                SCORING BY QUARTERS
                  TOTAL                                            AVERAGE
        1     2    3    4     F                        1     2     3     4       F
NEB    83   142   98   100   423              NEB     7.5  12.9   8.9   9.1    38.5
OPP     7    29   63    34   133              OPP     0.6   2.6   5.7   3.1    12.1


Overall Individual Statistics


1987 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Overall Individual Statistics (Final)
(does not include bowl game)
RUSHING        G   Att   Gain  Loss    Net   Play   Game   LP   TD 
Jones, K.      10  170   1245    13   1232    7.2  123.2   69   13 
Taylor, S.     10  130    794   135    659    5.1   65.9   58    8 
Knox, T.       11   62    435     7    428    6.9   38.9   50    3 
Heibel, M.     11   64    356     0    356    5.6   32.4   27    4 
Clark, K.       9   64    356    12    344    5.4   38.2   28    5 
Brinson, D.    10   33    267    17    250    7.6   25.0   27    0 
Carpenter, B.  10   40    185     2    183    4.6   18.3   39    1 
Gdowski, G.     6   18    141    10    131    7.3   21.8   28    2 
Bell, R.       11   13    129     9    120    9.2   10.9   46    1 
Kelley, J.     10   14    112     0    112    8.0   11.2   52    1 
Blakeman, C.   11   27    122    32     90    3.3    8.2   29    2 
Schmidt, S.    11   12     73     0     73    6.1    6.6   17    0 
Dalton, D.      4    4     41     0     41   10.3   10.3   23    0 
Hawkins, H.    10    3     19     3     16    5.3    1.9   12    0 
Clare, D.       4    4     15     0     15    3.8    3.8    5    0 
Sheppard, V.    4    1     12     0     12   12.0    3.0   12    0 
Johnk, T.       1    1     11     0     11   11.0   11.0   11    0 
Harchelroad,B.  4    3     10     0     10    3.3    2.5    6    0 
Preston, M.     4    1      9     0      9    9.0    2.3    9    0 
Coleman, R.     4    4      9     2      7    1.8    1.8    6    0 
Kitrell, B.     3    3      6     1      5    1.7    1.7    5    0 
Achola, G.      1    2      4     0      4    2.0    4.0    4    0 
Nebraska       11  673   4351   243   4108    6.1  373.5   69   40 
Opponents      11  423   1563   386   1177    2.8  107.0   65   10


                                                           Yds/ 
PASSING       G    Att.  Cmp.  Pct.    Yds.  Int. TD  LP   Game   Rtng. 
Blakeman, C.  11    37    23   .622     361   2    3  40   32.8   160.1 
Taylor, S.    10   123    57   .463     902   9   13  78   90.2   128.2 
Gdowski, G.    6     2     1   .500       8   0    0   8    1.3    83.6 
Nebraska      11   162    81   .500    1271  11   16  78  115.5   134.9 
Opponents     11   311   138   .444    1735  17    5  80  157.7    85.6


                              Yds/   Yds/ 
RECEIVING     G   No.   Yds.  Play   Game  LP  TD 
Smith, R.     10  21    329   15.7   32.9  48   3 
Millikan, T.  11  13    287   22.1   26.1  54   3 
Brinson, D.   10  13    189   14.5   18.9  31   1 
Banderas, T.  11   8     86   10.8    7.8  22   6 
Bell, R.      11   6    142   23.7   12.9  78   1 
Gregory, M.   11   6     58    9.7    5.3  15   0 
Hawkins, H.   10   5     76   15.2    7.6  40   1 
Bahe, C.       4   2     32   16.0    8.0  24   0 
Neubert, K.   11   2     28   14.0    2.5  15   0 
Sheppard, V.   4   2     12    6.0    3.0   8   0 
McCoy, T.      4   1     18   18.0    4.5  18   0 
Clark, K.      9   1     11   11.0    1.2  11   1 
Jones, K.     10   1      3    3.0    0.3   3   0 
Nebraska      11   81  1271   15.7  115.5  78  16 
Opponents     11  138  1735   12.6  157.7  80   5


                        PAT   PAT 
SCORING        G   TD  Kick   R/P  FG-A   Points 
Jones, K.      10  13    0    1-2    0      80 
Drennan, C.    11   0  53-53   0    6-8     71 
Taylor, S.     10   8    0     0     0      48 
Clark, K.       9   6    0     0     0      36 
Banderas, T.   11   6    0     0     0      36 
Smith, R.      10   4    0     0     0      24 
Heibel, M.     11   4    0     0     0      24 
Knox, T.       11   3    0     0     0      18 
Millikan, T.   11   3    0     0     0      18 
Gdowski, G.     6   2    0     0     0      12 
Blakeman, C.   11   2    0     0     0      12 
Bell, R.       11   2    0     0     0      12 
Brinson, D.    10   2    0     0     0      12 
Carpenter, B.  10   1    0     0     0       6 
Kelley, J.     10   1    0     0     0       6 
Hawkins, H.    10   1    0     0     0       6 
Schnitzler, C.  3   0   2-2    0     0       2 
Cheloha, D.     4   0   0-1    0     0       0


INTERCEPTIONS   G   No.  Yds  Avg.  LP  TD 
Blazek, M.      11   3    48  16.0  46   0 
Hicks, L.       11   2    20  10.0  19   0 
Forch, S.       11   2     6   3.0   6   0 
Washington, B.  11   2     4   2.0   3   0 
Wooten, W.       4   1    29  29.0  29   0 
Thomas, B.      11   1     7   7.0   7   0 
Tomjack, J.     11   1     3   3.0   3   0 
Fryar, C.       11   1     0   0.0   0   0 
Lewis, T.        7   1     0   0.0   0   0 
Jamrog, J.      11   1     0   0.0   0   0 
Marco, J.       11   1     0   0.0   0   0 
Smith, N.       10   1     0   0.0   0   0 
Nebraska        11  17   117   6.9  46   0 
Opponents       11  12    85   7.1  24   0


PUNT RETURNS   G  No. Yds  Avg.  LP  TD 
Smith, R.     10  10  161  16.1  80   1 
Bell, R.      11   4   43  10.8  20   0 
Gregory, M.   11   3   31  10.3  15   0 
Brinson, D.   10  22  222  10.1  57   1 
Hawkins, H.   10   1   -3  -3.0  -3   0 
Nebraska      11  40  454  11.4  80   2 
Opponents     11  16  110   6.9  24   0


KICKOFF RETURNS   G   No. Yds  Avg.  LP  TD 
Brinson, D.       10  14  329  23.5  47   0 
Clark, K.          9   6  135  22.5  38   0 
Jones, K.         10   1   21  21.0  21   0 
Bell, R.          11   1   11  11.0  11   0 
Sheppard, V.       4   2   17   8.5  15   0 
Schmidt, S.       11   1    1   1.0   1   0 
Nebraska          11  25  514  20.6  47   0 
Opponents         11  46  808  17.6  28   0


PUNTING      G   No. Yards  Avg.  Blk  LP 
Kroeker, J.  10  36  1428   39.7   1   56 
Team         11   2     0    0.0   1    0 
Nebraska     11  38  1428   37.6   2   60 
Opponents    11  76  2893   38.1   2   60


ALL-PURPOSE
YARDAGE      Rush  Recv. PRtn  KRtn   Tot.-Avg. 
Jones, K.    1232    3     0    21   1256-125.6 
Brinson,D.    250  189   222   329    990- 99.0 
Taylor, S.    659    0     0     0    659- 65.9 
Clark, K.     344   11     0   135    490- 54.4


FIELD GOALS    G   1-19  20-29  30-39  40-49  50 + 
Drennan, C.    11  0-0    1-2    1-1    3-4    1-1 
Opponents      11  0-0    6-6    1-5    1-3    0-1 

DRENNAN FG's (underlined good): (0), (0), (0), (27, 36, 43),
   (40, 43), (43), (0), (29), (0), (0), (50). 
OPPONENTS FG's: (42, 29, 26), (23), (36, 28), (0), (0), (0),
   (37, 29), (0), (39, 44), (44, 27, 35), (39, 50).


Overall Defensive Statistics


DEFENSE 
Etienne, L. 
Forch, S. 
Thomas, B. 
Smith, N. 
Blazek, M. 
Pete, L. 
Jamrog, J. 
Rother, T. 
Fryar, C. 
Murray, M. 
Hicks, L. 
Washington, B. 
Welniak, D. 
Jackson, T. 
Marco, J. 
Jobman, R. 
Tomjack, J. 
Jones, L. 
Croel, M. 
Valladao, R. 
Ferguson, B. 
Caliendo, C. 
Mills, J. 
Cooper, R. 
Sanders, M. 
Walker, C. 
Clayton, M. 
Lewis, T. 
Vampola, S. 
Wooten, W. 
Griffin, W. 
Custard, J. 
Wells, K. 
Opie, H. 
Palmer, T. 
Broer, K. 
Haage, M. 
Buchanan, P. 
D'Alesio, J. 
Long, J. 
Miller, K. 
Skradis, K.
G
11
11
11
10
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
10
11
10
10
11
9
5
10
10
8
8
8
7
4
4
8
1
5
6
2
4
4
2
1
4
1
4
UT
39
37
41
36
26
25
28
23
25
21
25
16
17
16
19
10
5
10
6
6
5
3
2
6
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
1
0
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
AT
36
37
32
29
19
20
15
18
10
13
8
17
12
13
9
10
11
5
4
3
2
4
5
1
2
2
1
1
0
1
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
TOT
75
74
73
65
45
45
43
41
35
34
33
33
29
29
28
20
16
15
10
9
7
7
7
7
5
5
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
TL/Yards
3-5
3-7
9-58
12-63
0
2-4
5-23
13-97
1-3
5-16
0
1-1
4-13
2-6
6-23
0
1-2
3-10
2-11
3-10
0
1-1
0
0
1-1
1-11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sacks/Yds
1-1
0
6.5-43
7.5-50
0
1-3
3-18
10-84
0
2-10
0
0
1-5
0
2-15
0
0
2-8
1-10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
FCSD
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
FREC
1
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
BlkKick
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PBU
2
8
3
3
5
0
0
2
7
1
6
5
0
0
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Int
0
2
1
1
3
0
1
0
1
0
2
2
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

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