Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Badgers match up statistically entering their Nov. 19 game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 85.2, Wisconsin 55.0.
NEBRASKA

3-7 (2-5)

WISCONSIN

5-5 (3-4)

Stat Rank Stat Rank
Rushing offense 136.4 85 170.1 54
Passing offense 226.6 74 200.0 105
Pass efficiency 129.53 86 144.86 37
Total offense 363.0 86 370.1 82
Scoring offense 23.3 94 28.7 66
Rushing defense 191.0 112 107.6 16
Pass defense 247.1 92 200.2 32
Pass eff. defense 132.30 77 119.85 28
Total defense 438.1 112 307.8 14
Scoring defense 29.9 98 20.9 27
Net punting 39.86 39 37.52 88
Punt returns 16.50 7 4.42 116
Kickoff returns 17.90 107 22.09 26
Turnover margin -0.70 117 0.40 34
Tackles for loss 4.9 103 6.2 46
Sacks 1.70 93 2.50 39
Sacks allowed 2.75 99 2.40 84
Third-down conversion 0.400 58 0.411 55
Third-down defense 0.418 101 0.319 21
Fourth-down conversion 0.429 95 0.364 114
Fourth-down defense 0.750 128 0.500 59
Red zone offense 0.857 54 0.848 65
Red zone defense 0.892 111 0.758 13
First downs offense 188 96 174 114
First downs defense 237 113 164 17
Fewest penalties 5.70 45 6.80 87
Fewest penalty yards 45.50 31 62.60 103
Time of possession 26:39 124 30:00 61
Power index* -2.2 76 9.5 23
Efficiency: Offense* 39.7 89 59.4 45
Efficiency: Defense* 38.2 102 70.2 22
Efficiency: Spec. Teams* 52.5 54 33.8 120
Efficiency: Overall* 37.0 98 65.1 36
Schedule strength* 41 41 21 21
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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