Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Nov. 5 game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 86.8, Minnesota 42.1.

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Rushing offense142.972222.812
Passing offense259.250198.2105
Pass efficiency139.5260138.1065
Total offense402.166421.050
Scoring offense27.17831.950
Rushing defense190.1115106.216
Pass defense268.5110168.16
Pass eff. defense131.3974113.7615
Total defense458.6120274.47
Scoring defense30.610014.44
Net punting39.025637.6583
Punt returns16.5085.8692
Kickoff returns18.0610225.189
Turnover margin-0.751120.3842
Tackles for loss4.11213.9127
Sacks allowed2.69980.887
Third-down conversion0.422470.5981
Third-down defense0.4321040.2452
Fourth-down conversion0.2501280.62526
Fourth-down defense0.7001170.688113
Red zone offense0.833710.89233
Red zone defense0.871950.929124
First downs offense1677318937
First downs defense1921121189
Fewest penalties6.38714.3810
Fewest penalty yards51.885337.5010
Time of possession27:0511935:173
Power index*-1.97410.919
Efficiency: Offense*42.88467.929
Efficiency: Defense*35.210572.021
Efficiency: Spec. Teams*55.55139.7106
Efficiency: Overall*36.99972.719
Schedule strength*91916161
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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