2021 Nebraska-Michigan State football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Spartans match up statistically entering their Sept. 25th game in East Lansing. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 63.2, Michigan State 52.8.
NEBRASKA

2-2 (0-1)

MICH. ST.

3-0 (1-0)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 201.0 32 263.7 11
Passing offense 280.2 35 256.3 48
Pass efficiency 166.98 20 173.29 16
Total offense 481.2 25 520.0 14
Scoring offense 29.5 70 39.3 29
Rushing defense 156.2 81 112.0 46
Pass defense 190.0 45 269.3 107
Pass eff. defense 115.94 44 120.28 57
Total defense 346.2 59 381.3 80
Scoring defense 15.8 26 17.3 35
Net punting 36.07 106 39.83 64
Punt returns 1.50 112 11.33 38
Kickoff returns 16.25 104 22.00 46
Turnover margin 0.00 70 1.00 20
Tackles for loss 6.0 65 6.3 55
Sacks 1.00 111 3.00 30
Sacks allowed 2.75 107 1.67 43
Third-down conversion 0.500 20 0.429 52
Third-down defense 0.424 92 0.404 82
Fourth-down conversion 0.667 40 1.000 1
Fourth-down defense 0.167 13 0.846 115
Red zone offense 0.789 92 0.933 25
Red zone defense 0.875 87 0.750 39
First downs offense 90 3 71 32
First downs defense 70 106 69 102
Fewest penalties 6.25 62 7.00 89
Fewest penalty yards 55.75 74 62.00 90
Time of possession 29:39 69 26:47 113
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