2022 Nebraska-Rutgers football stats matchup

Category: Football
Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Scarlet Knights match up statistically entering their Oct. 7 game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 81.6, Rutgers 65.8.
NEBRASKA

2-3 (1-1)

RUTGERS

3-2 (0-2)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 177.8 48 170.0 55
Passing offense 260.0 50 161.2 117
Pass efficiency 144.06 56 116.05 109
Total offense 437.8 46 331.2 106
Scoring offense 31.4 66 24.8 98
Rushing defense 200.2 119 95.6 18
Pass defense 269.0 111 186.6 29
Pass eff. defense 127.99 61 122.81 52
Total defense 469.2 124 282.2 18
Scoring defense 32.6 107 23.6 61
Net punting 40.63 45 42.85 9
Punt returns 16.50 11 6.33 88
Kickoff returns 17.75 99 20.82 60
Turnover margin -0.60 101 0.20 50
Tackles for loss 4.0 119 6.6 34
Sacks 1.40 104 2.00 68
Sacks allowed 3.00 112 1.80 62
Third-down conversion 0.507 13 0.324 116
Third-down defense 0.447 110 0.302 27
Fourth-down conversion 0.000 129 0.500 66
Fourth-down defense 0.625 102 0.500 47
Red zone offense 0.824 75 0.722 116
Red zone defense 0.850 80 1.000 126
First downs offense 125 19 94 91
First downs defense 122 117 80 28
Fewest penalties 7.00 86 8.00 112
Fewest penalty yards 55.60 59 63.60 88
Time of possession 29:24 74 32:02 25
Natl. rank* -1.4 74 -3.5 84
Efficiency: Offense* 48.0 72 32.7 101
Efficiency: Defense* 22.7 120 56.1 61
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 57.5 51 65.6 23
Efficiency: Overall* 31.9 108 47.2 81
Schedule strength* 108 108 10 10
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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