1977 Nebraska football statistics


Overall Team Statistics


1977 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Overall Team Statistics
(includes bowl game)

                           NU    Opp.
First downs, rushing      186     138
First downs, passing       63      59
First downs, penalty        9       6
Total first downs         258     203
Rushing, att.             707     629
Yds. gained rushing      3781    2751
Yds. lost rushing         247     302
Net yds. rushing         3534    2449
Per game avg.           294.5   204.1
Passing, att.             209     215
Passes, complete          100      97
Passes, intercepted         9      18
Net yds.                 1402    1130
Per game avg.           116.8    94.2
Total offense, att.       916     844
Net yds.                 4936    3579
Per game avg.           411.3   298.3
Interceptions, No.         18       9
Net yds. returned         170      50
Punting, No.               52      72
Punts, blocked              0       1
Total yds.               2124    2619
Per punt ave.            40.8    36.4
Punts returned, No.        30      19
Net yds.                  182     115
Kickoffs returned, No.     35      49
Net yds.                  617     897
Penalties, No.             59      47
Total yds. penalized      568     380
Fumbles, No.               33      31
Fumbles, lost              22      15
Scoring total points      315     200
Per game avg.            26.3    16.7


SCORING BY QUARTERS
       lst   2nd   3rd   4th   Total
NU      70    99    54    92     315
OPP.    41    87    26    46     200


AVG. SCORING BY QUARTERS
       lst   2nd   3rd   4th   Total
NU     5.8   8.3   4.5   7.7    26.3
OPP.   3.4   7.3   2.2   3.8    16.7



Overall Individual Statistics


1977 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Overall Individual Statistics
(includes bowl game)

RUSHING  Att. Gn. Loss  Net  Avg.  TD
Anthony   51  214    2  212   4.2   0
Berns    128  702    2  700   5.5   9
Brown      5   42    3   39   7.8   1
Burns      5    4   33  -29  -5.8   1
Craig     45  355   13  342   7.6   5
Donnell   74  354    3  351   4.7   2
Everett    1    4    0    4   4.0   0
Franklin  23  100    2   98   4.3   0
Garcia    45  112   69   43   1.0   0
Hager      2    3    3    0   0.0   0
Hipp     215 1394   41 1353   6.3  10
Lockett    1    6    0    6   6.0   0
Mauer      1    0    1   -1   1.0   0
Quinn      1    0    4   -4  -4.0   0
Sorley    57  246   66  180   3.2   3
Steward   15   49    2   47   3.1   0
Stewart    8   22    1   21   2.6   1
Wurth     30  174    2  172   5.7   0
TOTAL    707 3781  247 3534   5.0  32
OPP.     629 2751  302 2449   3.9  15


PASSING  Att  Comp.  Pct. Int.  Yds. TD
Berns      3    1    .333   0    36   0
Burns     12    5    .417   1    79   0
Garcia    97   41    .423   4   624   5
Smith, T.  1    0    .000   0     0   0
Sorley    96   53    .552   4   663   2
TOTAL    209  100    .478   9  1402   7
OPP.     215   97    .451  18  1130   8


TOTAL OFFENSE No.    Yds.    Avg.
Anthony       51     212      4.2
Berns        131     736      5.6
Brown          5      39      7.8
Burns         17      50      2.9
Craig         45     342      7.6
Donnell       74     351      4.7
Everett        1       4      4.0
Franklin      23      98      4.3
Garcia       142     668      4.7
Hager          2       0      0.0
Hipp         215    1352      6.3
Lockett        1       6      6.0
Mauer          1      -1     -1.0
Quinn          1      -4     -4.0
Smith, T.      1       0      0.0
Sorley       153     843      5.5
Steward       15      47      3.1
Stewart        8      21      2.6
Wurth         30     172      5.7
TOTAL        916    4936      5.4
OPP.         844    3579      4.2

PASS
RECEIVING   No.   Yds.     TD
Berns        11      88      1
Brown         6     149      1
Craig        13     173      1
Dufresne      2      18      0
Hipp          7     105      0
Lee, J.       1       6      0
Loken         3      13      0
Miller        5      79      0
Smith, T.    27     449      2
Spaeth       24     312      2
Steward       1      10      0
TOTAL       100    1402      7
OPP.         97    1130      8


PUNTING     No.  Yds.   Avg.  Blk
Smith, T.   52   2124   40.8   0
OPP.        72   2619   36.4   1


PUNT
RETURNS   No.   Yds.   Avg.  TD
Brown     10     -1   -0.1    0
Harvey     4     80   20.0    0
Lockett   13     65    5.0    0
Rick       1     32   32.0    0
Wurth      2      6    3.0    0
Young      0      0    0.0    1
TOTAL     30    182    6.1    1
OPP.      19    115    6.1    0


KICKOFF
RETURNS     No.   Yds.  Avg.  TD
Brown        3     40   13.3   0
Craig       15    298   19.9   0
Berns        1     18   18.0   0
Dufresne     1     13   13.0   0
Franklin     3     31   10.3   0
Harvey       1     21   21.0   0
Lockett      9    157   17.4   0
Stewart      1     28   28.0   0
Steward      1     11   11.0   0
TOTAL       35    617   17.6   0
OPP.        49    897   18.3   1


INTERCEPTIONS No.    Yds.    TD
Anderson       3      17      0
Andrews        1       4      0
Cotton         2       3      0
Fischer        1       0      0
Harvey         2      57      0
Kunz           2      11      0
Pillen         4      43      0
Samuel         1       0      0
Valasek        2      35      0
TOTAL         18     170      0
OPP.           9      50      0


SCORING  TD   Pat1  Pat2   FG  SF  TP
Todd      0  36-31       18-12     67
Hipp     10         1-1            62
Berns    10                        60
Craig     6         1-1            38
Sorley    3                        18
Brown     2                        12
Donnell   2                        12
Smith,T.  2                        12
Spaeth    2                        12
Burns     1                         6
Stewart   1                         6
Young     1                         6
Sukup     0   2-2                   2
Team      0                     1   2
TOTAL    40  38-33  2-2  18-12  1 315
OPP.     24  22-22 2-11  17-10  1 200



Overall Defensive Statistics (12 games)


TACKLES TFL BLOCKED
Linemen UT AT TT NO. YDS FR PI PBU PNT
Andrews 38 46 84 8 21 1 1 3
Barnett 5 11 16 1 1 1
Cole 1 1 2
Cotton 12 21 33 3 11 2
Horn 10 36 46 4 15 1
Lee, O. 11 16 27 5 33 2
Pensick 6 9 15 1 4 1
Poeschl 24 26 50 3 10
Pullen 3 10 13 2 2
Rick 5 10 15 1
Samuel 21 45 66 3 11 1 1 3
Weinmaster 29 28 57 7 32 1
Young 13 13 26 1 1 1
Thiessen 1 0 1
Hineline 0 1 1 1
Roehrs 1 0 1 1
Gast 0 0 0 1
Linebackers
Carpenter 19 51 70
Kunz 57 102 159 4 9 1 2 2
Vering 19 11 30 1 3 2
Wightman 16 30 46 1 6
Dunning 2 5 7 1
Backs
Anderson 21 15 36 1 4 3 7
Fischer 6 9 15 1 1 2
Hansen 9 11 20
Harvey 24 32 56 2 10 1 2 7
Pillen 44 35 79 4 18 1 4 3
Smith, K. 2 4 6 1
Valasek 21 30 51 4 13 2 2
Letcher 1 0 1
Payne 1 0 1
Walton 1 1 2 1 1
Sims 2 0 2
Off. Team 4 5 9