Here’s how the Cornhuskers and Boilermakers match up statistically entering their Oct. 28 game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 68.1, Purdue 75.5.

4-3 (2-2)


2-5 (1-3)

Rushing offense195.120139.189
Passing offense133.7125232.163
Pass efficiency107.67123120.32100
Total offense328.9105371.378
Scoring offense18.711923.099
Rushing defense76.64153.680
Pass defense237.081241.991
Pass eff. defense122.0337130.7264
Total defense313.621395.491
Scoring defense19.32629.998
Net punting38.797235.52120
Punt returns3.3311311.0037
Kickoff returns23.583030.002
Turnover margin-1.14125-0.1475
Tackles for loss6.4356.435
Sacks allowed2.00632.4388
Third-down conversion0.372900.41065
Third-down defense0.371580.455115
Fourth-down conversion0.500600.312116
Fourth-down defense0.462530.50062
Red zone offense0.6501280.692124
Red zone defense0.9091120.85780
First downs offense11811915552
First downs defense1263014880
Fewest penalties5.86576.1474
Fewest penalty yards50.005754.8682
Time of possession30:474230:2856
Power index*0.0670.563
Efficiency: Offense*28.811045.085
Efficiency: Defense*72.92154.558
Efficiency: Spec. Teams*50.47243.896
Efficiency: Overall*52.26631.2105
Schedule strength*66662626
*ESPN FPI analytics. Schedule strength does not include future opponents.
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