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.
NEBRASKA

2-3 (0-2)

N’WESTERN

2-2 (0-1)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 198.2 38 214.0 24
Passing offense 275.2 36 174.2 111
Pass efficiency 156.00 37 118.94 104
Total offense 473.4 25 388.2 76
Scoring offense 27.6 79 25.8 90
Rushing defense 139.2 69 186.0 104
Pass defense 188.6 39 210.5 58
Pass eff. defense 118.52 42 119.30 44
Total defense 327.8 52 396.5 82
Scoring defense 17.2 26 20.0 45
Net punting 30.95 128 41.39 41
Punt returns 1.14 120 23.11 7
Kickoff returns 15.00 113 16.50 102
Turnover margin -0.20 80 0.00 71
Tackles for loss 6.6 51 4.5 109
Sacks 1.40 108 2.50 52
Sacks allowed 3.60 117 2.25 80
Third-down conversion 0.463 33 0.426 59
Third-down defense 0.371 66 0.367 64
Fourth-down conversion 0.727 32 0.625 45
Fourth-down defense 0.143 7 0.600 85
Red zone offense 0.792 92 0.722 111
Red zone defense 0.909 99 0.833 72
First downs offense 116 3 82 71
First downs defense 82 81 78 73
Fewest penalties 6.20 54 5.00 23
Fewest penalty yards 52.60 61 41.75 24
Time of possession 31:13 39 30:13 62
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