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.

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4-3 (2-2)

Rushing offense212.62274.3129
Passing offense266.436317.612
Pass efficiency156.4524139.6563
Total offense479.012391.972
Scoring offense30.85022.1106
Rushing defense139.951141.153
Pass defense208.542160.45
Pass eff. defense123.4841104.027
Total defense348.444301.613
Scoring defense19.42516.39
Net punting36.0711537.4792
Punt returns1.751277.1773
Kickoff returns15.0012314.00127
Turnover margin0.1267-0.71116
Tackles for loss5.0605.352
Sacks allowed2.62963.00109
Third-down conversion0.439420.43345
Third-down defense0.370490.32719
Fourth-down conversion0.556560.42997
Fourth-down defense0.273100.2222
Red zone offense0.7631060.778100
Red zone defense0.9001000.71415
First downs offense1831715852
First downs defense147681036
Fewest penalties5.50384.147
Fewest penalty yards44.252538.579
Time of possession31:362731:2033
Natl. rank*21214343
Efficiency: Offense*65.83150.566
Efficiency: Defense*69.62170.819
Efficiency: Spec. Teams*27.112840.2102
Efficiency: Overall*67.32960.449
Schedule strength*13134242
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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