Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 25 game in Iowa City. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 85.0, Iowa 56.5.
NEBRASKA

3-8 (2-6)

IOWA

7-4 (5-3)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 129.9 95 94.8 122
Passing offense 215.6 88 158.9 123
Pass efficiency 130.05 81 109.21 119
Total offense 345.5 101 253.7 130
Scoring offense 22.5 103 17.5 123
Rushing defense 195.0 117 108.9 17
Pass defense 232.2 79 164.4 6
Pass eff. defense 130.25 64 103.10 4
Total defense 427.2 108 273.3 6
Scoring defense 28.5 91 13.5 5
Net punting 39.55 43 41.13 17
Punt returns 16.50 7 10.00 30
Kickoff returns 17.32 109 22.41 23
Turnover margin -0.55 110 0.64 19
Tackles for loss 4.8 104 6.2 48
Sacks 1.64 97 2.55 34
Sacks allowed 2.77 96 3.09 112
Third-down conversion 0.404 53 0.289 126
Third-down defense 0.429 107 0.322 20
Fourth-down conversion 0.429 95 0.400 103
Fourth-down defense 0.750 128 0.630 112
Red zone offense 0.867 46 0.800 93
Red zone defense 0.900 110 0.800 40
First downs offense 200 102 152 129
First downs defense 258 115 176 14
Fewest penalties 5.36 38 4.00 5
Fewest penalty yards 42.73 23 31.82 4
Time of possession 26:19 125 28:32 101
Power index* -1.9 74 8.4 31
Efficiency: Offense* 40.7 84 25.8 112
Efficiency: Defense* 38.1 102 88.7 2
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 52.7 52 70.1 9
Efficiency: Overall* 37.5 96 70.4 74
Schedule strength* 47 47 8 8
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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