1976 Nebraska football statistics


Overall Team Statistics


1976 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Overall Team Statistics
(includes bowl game)

                          NU    Opp.
First downs, rushing     149     115
First downs, passing     111      56
First downs, penalty      18      10
Total first downs        278     181
Rushing, att.            679     633
Yds. gained rushing     3078    2621
Yds. lost rushing        276     464
Net yds. rushing        2802    2157
Per game avg.          215.5   165.9
Passing, att.            306     210
Passes, complete         168      90
Passes, intercepted       13      13
Net yds                 2488    1375
Per game avg.          191.4   105.8
Total offense, att.      985     843
Net yds.                5290    3532
Per game avg.          406.9   271.7
Interceptions, No.        13      13
Net yds. returned         76     211
Punting, No.              57      88
Punts, blocked             0       2
Total yards             2322    3290
Per punt ave.           40.7    37.4
Punts returned, No.       45      14
Net yds.                 312      62
Kickoffs, returned, No.   34      71
Net yds                  654    1138
Penalties, No.            57      65
Total yds. penalized     584     626
Fumbles, No.              36      52
Fumbles, lost             28      31
Third down conv.      85/187  68/198
Scoring total points     416     181
Per game avg.           32.0    13.9


SCORING BY QUARTERS
       lst   2nd   3rd   4th   Total
NU      98   109   126    83     416
Opp.    53    45    27    56     181

AVG. SCORING BY QUARTERS
       lst   2nd   3rd   4th   Total
NU     7.5   8.4   9.7   6.4    32.0
Opp.   4.1   3.5   2.1   4.3    13.9



Overall Individual Statistics


1976 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Overall Individual Statistics
(includes bowl game)

RUSHING  Att.  Gn. Loss   Net  Avg.  TD
Anthony  148   624   30   594   4.0   5
Berns    182   992   20   972   5.3  11
Donnell  112   525    5   520   4.6   1
Stewart   39   234    5   229   5.9   3
Gillespie 15    57    1    56   3.7   2
Steward   14    68    0    68   4.9   0
Sorley     8    40    1    39   4.9   1
Craig     30   116    9   107   3.6   2
Zabrocki   6    25    0    25   4.2   2
Higgs     27   104    5    99   3.7   0
Garcia     7    19   18     1    .1   0
Walton     3     5    6    -1   ...   0
Kujath     3    13    0    13   4.3   0
Ferragamo 71   160  163    -3   ...   3
Shamblin   3    36    0    36  12.0   0
Thomas     2    13    2    11   5.5   1
Everett    7    29    2    27   3.9   0
Jacobs     2     9    0     9   4.5   0
Total    679  3069  267  2802   4.2  31
Opp.     633  2606  449  2157   3.4  13


TOTAL
OFFENSE      No.   Yds.   Avg.
Anthony      148    594    4.0
Berns        183    972    5.3
Donnell      112    520    4.6
Stewart       39    229    5.9
Gillespie     15     56    3.7
Steward       14     68    4.9
Sorley        16    140    8.8
Craig         31    156    5.0
Zabrocki       6     25    4.2
Higgs         27     99    3.7
Garcia        24     78    3.3
Walton         3     -1
Kujath         3     13    4.3
Ferragamo    348   2251    6.6
Burns          2      7    3.5
Shamblin       3     36   12.0
Thomas         2     11    5.5
Everett        7     27    3.9
Jacobs         2      9    4.5
Total        985   5290    5.4
Opp.         843   3532    4.2


PASSING   Att. Comp. Pct.  Int. Yds. TD
Berns        1    0  .000   0     0   0
Sorley       8    4  .500   2   101   1
Garcia      17    4  .235   1    77   0
Ferragamo  277  158  .570   9  2254  22
Burns        2    1  .500   1     7   0
Craig        1    1 1.000   0    49   0
Total      306  168  .549  13  2488  23
Opp.       210   90  .429  13  1375   5


PASS
RECEIVING    No.   Yds.   TD
Anthony      14     84     0
Berns        13     82     0
Donnell       7     35     1
Stewart       2     43     0
Craig         7     71     1
Higgs         2     13     0
Shamblin     32    513     3
Thomas       30    561     7
Malito       33    722     5
Spaeth       19    265     4
Everett       1     17     0
Loken         3     26     0
Dufresne      5     56     2
Total       168   2488    23
Opp.         90   1375     5


PUNTING    No.   Yds.   Ave.   Blk.
Lessman    56    2286   40.8    0
Vanous      1      36   36.0    0
Total      57    2322   40.7    0
Opp.       88    3290   37.4    2


PUNT
RETURNS      No.  Yds.   Yds.  TD
Butterfield   32   213    6.7   1
Fischer        3    15    5.0   0
Harvey         3     2     .7   0
Phillips       1    16   16.0   0
Valasek        2    41   20.5   0
Thomas         3    19    6.3   0
Smith          0     0    0.0   1
Hansen         1     6    6.0   0
Total         45   312    6.9   2
Opp.          14    62    4.4   0


KICKOFF
RETURNS    No.   Yds.   Ave.  TD
Craig       13    258   19.8   0
Everett      2     45   22.5   0
Walton       2     15    7.5   0
Berns       11    255   23.2   0
Donnell      1     12   12.0   0
Stewart      5     69   13.8   0 
Total       34    654   19.2   0
Opp.        71   1138   16.0   1


INTERCEPTIONS  No.   Yds.    TD
Butterfield     4     11      0
Harvey          2      1      0
Phillips        1     13      0
Lehigh          1      6      0
Cabell          1      0      0
Valasek         2      0      0
Gast            1      7      0
Pillen, J.      1     38      0 
Total          13     76      0
Opp.           13    211      0


SCORING     TD  Patl  Pat2  FG    TP
Eveland        48-43       17-11  76
Anthony      5                    30
Berns       11                    66
Thomas       8                    48
Malito       5                    30
Spaeth       4                    24
Shamblin     3         1-1        20
Stewart      3                    18
Craig        3                    18
Ferragamo    3         4-0        18
Donnell      2                    12
Gillespie    2                    12
Zabrocki                          12
Dufresne     2                    12
Butterfield  1                     6
Sorley       1                     6
Smith        1                     6
VanderMeer      3-2                2
Team            1-0                0
Total       56 51-45   5-1 18-11 416
Opp.        19 16-14   3-1 27-17 181

Overall Defensive Statistics (13 games)


TACKLES TFL BLKD
Linemen UT AT TT NO. YDS FR PI PBU PNT FG
Andrews 26 23 49 6 36 2 2
Brock 10 10 20 3 37
Fultz 36 30 66 8 45 3 1
Gast 14 8 22 5 26 1 1
Phillips 23 26 49 8 38 1 1 1 1
Poeschl 9 5 14 2 7
Pruitt 33 34 67 8 36 2 1
Pullen 29 33 62 12 38 2 1
Rick 1 3 4 1 11
Ridder 3 0 3 1
Samuel 21 22 43 5 14 2 2
Weinmaster 14 5 19 6 38
Linebackers
Carpenter 14 11 25 1 2
Dunning 1 0 1
Eichelberger 24 18 42 1 3 1
Kunz 11 5 16 1 1 1
Markus 0 1 1
Pillen,C 73 64 137 1 1 1
Wightman 56 67 123 1 1 3
Backs
Pillen,J 7 6 13 2 13 1 1
Anderson 8 7 15 2 3
Butterfield 20 18 38 1 12 4 6 2
Cabell 1 1 1 1
Fischer 3 3 1
Hansen 9 3 12
Harvey 35 22 57 3 11 3 2 5
Lehigh 4 3 7 1
Smith 21 25 46 2 6 3 2
Valasek 29 21 50 2 9 1 2 5 1
Young 9 5 14 1 10
Payne 1 1 2 1 11 1
Off. team 10 5 15 5