2021 Nebraska-Iowa football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 26th game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 59.6, Iowa 55.4.
NEBRASKA

3-8 (1-7)

  IOWA  

9-2 (6-2)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 185.9 43 115.3 113
Passing offense 272.6 23 177.9 113
Pass efficiency 149.10 38 115.76 110
Total offense 458.5 17 293.2 124
Scoring offense 28.5 64 25.5 90
Rushing defense 143.4 56 103.6 12
Pass defense 222.8 57 211.0 37
Pass eff. defense 127.34 46 104.32 4
Total defense 366.2 56 314.6 12
Scoring defense 22.2 38 16.9 9
Net punting 36.55 108 41.43 26
Punt returns 2.70 127 8.29 65
Kickoff returns 15.58 123 26.07 15
Turnover margin -0.36 96 1.09 2
Tackles for loss 4.9 86 4.6 98
Sacks 1.64 103 2.45 54
Sacks allowed 2.45 85 2.64 94
Third-down conversion 0.408 62 0.333 115
Third-down defense 0.379 57 0.358 36
Fourth-down conversion 0.524 69 0.385 112
Fourth-down defense 0.316 5 0.429 34
Red zone offense 0.760 110 0.784 96
Red zone defense 0.867 92 0.875 98
First downs offense 242 49 179 122
First downs defense 211 49 188 15
Fewest penalties 5.27 33 4.00 3
Fewest penalty yards 44.55 30 35.45 5
Time of possession 30:19 50 30:19 49
Power index* 8.9 28 9.1 26
Efficiency: Offense* 63.0 37 31.1 104
Efficiency: Defense* 67.6 22 81.6 5
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 29.7 126 69.9 6
Efficiency: Overall* 64.9 36 66.5 32
Schedule strength* 4 4 48 48
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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