2021 Nebraska-Wisconsin football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Badgers match up statistically entering their Nov. 20th game in Madison. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 58.6, Wisconsin 43.8.
NEBRASKA

3-7 (1-6)

WISCONSIN

7-3 (5-2)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 194.4 34 227.1 11
Passing offense 264.8 34 162.9 117
Pass efficiency 149.24 36 121.19 101
Total offense 459.2 16 390.0 78
Scoring offense 28.6 62 26.2 79
Rushing defense 132.5 39 60.6 1
Pass defense 230.6 64 155.7 2
Pass eff. defense 126.07 42 100.68 2
Total defense 363.1 53 216.3 1
Scoring defense 20.9 27 14.6 2
Net punting 36.95 101 39.34 65
Punt returns 2.70 127 4.71 112
Kickoff returns 16.33 119 14.15 128
Turnover margin -0.20 89 -0.10 78
Tackles for loss 5.2 73 7.3 7
Sacks 1.70 97 3.00 20
Sacks allowed 2.70 93 1.40 25
Third-down conversion 0.406 64 0.333 117
Third-down defense 0.382 57 0.239 1
Fourth-down conversion 0.556 53 0.692 18
Fourth-down defense 0.333 8 0.417 34
Red zone offense 0.773 102 0.814 84
Red zone defense 0.889 100 0.706 12
First downs offense 220 48 212 65
First downs defense 195 50 118 1
Fewest penalties 5.30 34 5.60 44
Fewest penalty yards 44.70 32 44.20 30
Time of possession 30:01 63 34:40 7
Natl. rank* 28 28 9 9
Efficiency: Offense* 57.0 52 49.7 76
Efficiency: Defense* 70.4 15 94.1 2
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 28.6 126 38.2 116
Efficiency: Overall* 63.1 44 77.4 7
Schedule strength* 12 12 37 37
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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