2021 Nebraska-Michigan football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Wolverines match up statistically entering their Oct. 9th game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 52.1, Michigan 34.3.
NEBRASKA

3-3 (1-2)

MICHIGAN

5-0 (2-0)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 237.5 14 255.0 7
Passing offense 266.5 40 181.8 110
Pass efficiency 158.61 25 161.29 20
Total offense 504.0 11 436.8 40
Scoring offense 32.3 50 39.8 11
Rushing defense 122.2 44 115.2 34
Pass defense 199.8 43 170.6 17
Pass eff. defense 119.75 38 114.10 27
Total defense 322.0 43 285.8 15
Scoring defense 15.5 13 12.8 6
Net punting 33.36 124 42.80 18
Punt returns 1.14 125 15.92 13
Kickoff returns 15.00 119 21.45 59
Turnover margin 0.00 68 1.00 15
Tackles for loss 6.5 48 5.2 93
Sacks 1.83 89 3.80 6
Sacks allowed 3.00 108 0.20 2
Third-down conversion 0.473 28 0.431 50
Third-down defense 0.369 65 0.351 48
Fourth-down conversion 0.692 31 0.667 32
Fourth-down defense 0.200 5 0.400 37
Red zone offense 0.800 88 0.950 13
Red zone defense 0.833 70 0.889 96
First downs offense 144 3 100 75
First downs defense 99 73 80 25
Fewest penalties 5.83 49 5.00 22
Fewest penalty yards 47.00 41 44.40 30
Time of possession 34:12 5 31:01 40
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