Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Boilermakers match up statistically entering their Oct. 15 game in West Lafayette. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 82.3, Purdue 49.9.

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Rushing offense160.262119.2103
Passing offense255.355300.520
Pass efficiency140.3161139.0566
Total offense415.561419.757
Scoring offense28.57832.548
Rushing defense186.011096.717
Pass defense263.0106230.870
Pass eff. defense122.5345129.8165
Total defense449.0116327.528
Scoring defense29.39022.044
Net punting38.837338.5677
Punt returns16.50116.8577
Kickoff returns16.5511320.7561
Turnover margin-0.3390-0.1783
Tackles for loss4.51124.896
Sacks allowed2.671031.8361
Third-down conversion0.466280.44837
Third-down defense0.413880.30223
Fourth-down conversion0.2501240.55650
Fourth-down defense0.625980.37525
Red zone offense0.833640.9608
Red zone defense0.857850.70614
First downs offense1432214127
First downs defense13610510744
Fewest penalties7.331006.6780
Fewest penalty yards57.507069.67111
Time of possession29:466931:2440
Natl. rank*-1.9769.722
Efficiency: Offense*42.38867.829
Efficiency: Defense*31.311469.731
Efficiency: Spec. Teams*51.16850.869
Efficiency: Overall*33.710572.725
Schedule strength*1171172121
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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