2021 Nebraska-Northwestern football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 2nd game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 61.7, Northwestern 67.5.

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Rushing offense198.238214.024
Passing offense275.236174.2111
Pass efficiency156.0037118.94104
Total offense473.425388.276
Scoring offense27.67925.890
Rushing defense139.269186.0104
Pass defense188.639210.558
Pass eff. defense118.5242119.3044
Total defense327.852396.582
Scoring defense17.22620.045
Net punting30.9512841.3941
Punt returns1.1412023.117
Kickoff returns15.0011316.50102
Turnover margin-0.20800.0071
Tackles for loss6.6514.5109
Sacks allowed3.601172.2580
Third-down conversion0.463330.42659
Third-down defense0.371660.36764
Fourth-down conversion0.727320.62545
Fourth-down defense0.14370.60085
Red zone offense0.792920.722111
Red zone defense0.909990.83372
First downs offense11638271
First downs defense82817873
Fewest penalties6.20545.0023
Fewest penalty yards52.606141.7524
Time of possession31:133930:1362
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