2021 Nebraska-Purdue football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Boilermakers match up statistically entering their Oct. 30th game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 53.50, Purdue 53.58.
NEBRASKA

3-5 (1-4)

PURDUE

4-3 (2-2)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 212.6 22 74.3 129
Passing offense 266.4 36 317.6 12
Pass efficiency 156.45 24 139.65 63
Total offense 479.0 12 391.9 72
Scoring offense 30.8 50 22.1 106
Rushing defense 139.9 51 141.1 53
Pass defense 208.5 42 160.4 5
Pass eff. defense 123.48 41 104.02 7
Total defense 348.4 44 301.6 13
Scoring defense 19.4 25 16.3 9
Net punting 36.07 115 37.47 92
Punt returns 1.75 127 7.17 73
Kickoff returns 15.00 123 14.00 127
Turnover margin 0.12 67 -0.71 116
Tackles for loss 5.0 60 5.3 52
Sacks 1.62 103 2.00 78
Sacks allowed 2.62 96 3.00 109
Third-down conversion 0.439 42 0.433 45
Third-down defense 0.370 49 0.327 19
Fourth-down conversion 0.556 56 0.429 97
Fourth-down defense 0.273 10 0.222 2
Red zone offense 0.763 106 0.778 100
Red zone defense 0.900 100 0.714 15
First downs offense 183 17 158 52
First downs defense 147 68 103 6
Fewest penalties 5.50 38 4.14 7
Fewest penalty yards 44.25 25 38.57 9
Time of possession 31:36 27 31:20 33
Natl. rank* 21 21 43 43
Efficiency: Offense* 65.8 31 50.5 66
Efficiency: Defense* 69.6 21 70.8 19
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 27.1 128 40.2 102
Efficiency: Overall* 67.3 29 60.4 49
Schedule strength* 13 13 42 42
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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