2021 Nebraska-Minnesota football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Oct. 16th game in Minneapolis. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 54.3, Minnesota 50.19.
NEBRASKA

3-4 (1-3)

MINNESOTA

3-2 (1-1)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 223.6 18 192.4 39
Passing offense 270.0 38 141.8 124
Pass efficiency 161.70 18 130.06 88
Total offense 493.6 13 334.2 110
Scoring offense 31.9 48 24.4 95
Rushing defense 133.9 56 77.0 5
Pass defense 207.7 43 230.8 71
Pass eff. defense 117.49 34 124.87 51
Total defense 341.6 42 307.8 21
Scoring defense 17.9 23 19.6 29
Net punting 35.08 121 41.09 44
Punt returns 1.14 126 10.00 43
Kickoff returns 15.00 120 22.11 46
Turnover margin -0.14 81 0.60 34
Tackles for loss 5.9 62 5.4 80
Sacks 1.71 101 2.60 42
Sacks allowed 2.71 102 1.60 33
Third-down conversion 0.451 35 0.448 38
Third-down defense 0.374 65 0.318 23
Fourth-down conversion 0.625 43 0.667 33
Fourth-down defense 0.200 4 0.500 53
Red zone offense 0.788 97 0.938 15
Red zone defense 0.889 96 0.778 40
First downs offense 163 1 90 124
First downs defense 125 88 83 12
Fewest penalties 5.86 53 4.80 17
Fewest penalty yards 47.00 39 51.00 52
Time of possession 32:58 13 33:54 6
Efficiency: Offense* 66.9 30 46.6 73
Efficiency: Defense* 72.1 20 58.5 50
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 24.0 127 55.0 56
Efficiency: Overall* 68.8 29 54.1 62
Schedule strength* # 6 # 45
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.

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