1983 Nebraska football statistics


Overall Team Statistics



1983 Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska Overall Team Statistics (Final) Bowl game not included
TEAM STATISTICS NU Opp. First Downs 318 236 By Rushing 231 103 By Passing 75 118 By Penalty 12 15 Rushing 4820 1793 Avg. Per Game 401.7 149.4 Passing 1740 2627 Avg. Per Game 145.0 218.9 Total Offense 6560 4420 Total Plays 916 909 Avg. Per Play 7.2 4.9 Avg. Per Game 546.7 368.3 Fumbles/Lost 44/15 34/15 Penalties/Yards 63/561 63/525 Third-down Conversions 92/152 74/191 Percent 60.5 38.5 First-Down Avg. 7.3 4.5 Points Scored 624 186 Avg. Per Game 52.0 15.5 SCORING BY QUARTERS Total Nebraska 39 184 164 137 - 624 Opponents 19 72 38 57 - 186 Average Nebraska 11.6 15.3 13.7 11.4 - 52.0 Opponents 1.6 6.0 3.2 4.7 - 15.5

Individual Statistics



RUSHING Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. LG TD M. Rozier 275 2167 19 2148 7.8 71t 29 Gill 109 649 118 531 4.9 47 11 Schellen 77 454 4 450 5.8 65 9 J. Smith 78 441 2 439 5.6 28 5 Fryar 23 318 0 318 13.8 54t 2 Miles 29 281 0 281 9.7 78t 3 Mason 35 242 20 222 6.3 39 2 Rathman 26 143 0 143 5.5 28 0 Sundberg 18 108 22 86 4.8 44t 4 T. Brungardt 18 65 0 65 3.6 11 1 Porter 9 31 0 31 3.4 5 0 Divis 6 30 2 28 4.7 12 0 Swanson 3 25 0 25 8.3 9 0 Borer 4 24 0 24 6.0 14 0 Turner 3 19 0 19 6.3 14 0 Simmons 1 12 0 12 12.0 12 0 Lindstrom 1 11 0 11 11.0 11 0 Napier 1 4 0 4 4.0 4 0 Woodruff 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 0 Kingston 4 5 4 1 0.3 4 0 Thompson 2 3 7 -4 -2.0 3 0 Team 1 0 15 -15   Nebraska 724 5033 213 4820 6.7 78t 66 Opponents 538 2158 365 1793 3.3 64 11 Avg/ Avg/ Pct. Pct. NCAA PASSING Att. Comp. Pct. Yds. Att. Comp. Int. Int. TD TD LP Sacks Rating Gill 170 94 55.3 1516 8.9 16.1 4 2.4 14 8.2 70t 9/67 152.7 Sundberg 12 9 75.0 159 13.3 17.7 0 0.0 2 16.7 51t 1/4 241.3 Mason 9 4 44.0 65 7.2 16.3 1 11.1 2 22.2 33 0/0 156.2 M. Rozier 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0/0 Nebraska 192 107 55.7 1740 9.1 16.3 6 3.1 18 9.4 70t 10/71 156.5 Opponents 371 183 49.3 2627 7.1 14.4 21 5.7 11 3.0 73t 33/233 107.3 PASSERS' TOTAL OFFENSE: M. Rozier 276/2148, Gill 279/2047, Mason 44/287, Sundberg 30/245. SCORING TDR TDP TDRt PAT1 PAT2 FG TP M. Rozier 29 0 0 0 0 0 174 Gill 11 0 0 0 0-2 0 66 Fryar 2 8 0 0 2-2 0 64 Schellen 9 0 0 0 0 0 54 J. Smith 5 2 1 0 0 0 48 Livingston 0 0 0 35-37 0 2-3 41 D. Schneider 0 0 0 32-36 0 1-1 35 Sundberg 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 Frain 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 Miles 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 Mason 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 Hagerman 0 0 0 9-11 0 0 9 T. Brungardt 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 Burke 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 Casterline 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 Engebritson 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 Hiemer 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 Kimball 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 Knox 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 Rathman 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 Skow 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 Swanson 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 Wingard 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 1 Nebraska 66 18 5 77-85 2-4 3-4 624 Opponents 11 11 0 16-18 2-4 10-15 186* *�??Includes two safeties. PASS RECEIVING No. Yds. Avg. LG TD Fryar 40 780 19.5 70t 8 Simmons 13 137 10.5 18 0 Kimball 12 207 17.3 42 1 M. Rozier 10 106 10.6 26 0 Engebritson 7 95 13.6 29 1 J. Smith 6 146 24.3 68t 2 Frain 5 100 20.0 32 3 Swanson 5 66 13.2 31 1 Hiemer 2 31 15.5 20t 1 Rathman 2 26 13.0 17 1 Schellen 2 10 5.0 12 0 Miles 1 24 24.0 24 0 T. Brungardt 1 8 8.0 8 0 Thompson 1 4 4.0 4 0 Nebraska 107 1740 16.3 70t 18 Opponents 183 2627 14.4 73t 11 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Avg. LG TD M. Rozier 11 232 21.1 37 0 J. Smith 8 152 19.0 27 0 Fryar 2 56 28.0 34 0 Armstrong 1 20 20.0 20 0 Miles 1 19 19.0 19 0 Simmons 1 18 18.0 18 0 T. Brungardt 1 17 17.0 17 0 Frain 1 11 11.0 11 0 Muehling 1 0 0.0 0 0 Noel 1 0 0.0 0 0 Nebraska 28 525 18.8 37 0 Opponents 76 1297 17.1 36 0 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. LP Blk Livingston 34 1388 40.8 60 0 Wingard 1 46 46.0 46 0 Team 1 27 27.0 27 0 Nebraska 36 1461 40.6 60 0 Opponents 69 2732 39.6 68 1 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Avg. LG TD J. Smith 19 264 13.9 63t 1 Fryar 18 113 6.3 15 0 G. Rozier 1 23 23.0 23 0 Casterline 0 21 �??- 21t 1 Swanson 5 10 2.0 6 0 Fisher 2 2 1.0 1 0 Nebraska 45 433 9.6 63t 2 Opponents 16 60 3.8 18 0 FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Livingston 0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0 D. Schneider 0 0 1-1 0 0 Opponents 0 4-4 5-6 1-5 0 Nebraska FG (bold good): (DS 34), (0), (0), (0), (0), (0), (0), (0), (0), (L 29), (L 31), (0), (L 43). INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Avg. LG TD Clark 5 15 3.0 15 0 Knox 4 83 20.8 45 1 Burke 3 80 26.7 31t 1 McCashland 2 0 0.0 0 0 Proffitt 1 55 55.0 55 0 Skow 1 31 31.0 31t 1 Greene 1 21 21.0 21 0 Fisher 1 19 19.0 19 0 Stuckey 1 3 3.0 3 0 G. Schneider 1 2 2.0 2 0 S. Strasburger 1 0 0.0 0 0 Nebraska 21 309 14.7 55 3 Opponents 6 22 3.7 15 0

Overall Defensive Statistics



DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Linemen UT AT TT TFL* SACKS FR PI PBU   BLOCKED
KICKS  
Bunger 1 1
Graeber 15 12 27 4/18 2/9 1
Herrmann 22 8 30 6/36 5/31 1
Keeler 17 23 40 1/6 1/6 1
Praeuner 10 3 13 4/15 1/8
Reinhardt 2 2 1/2
Reeves 3 3 6
Reynolds 5 1 6
Ridder 19 19 38 5/31 3/24
Shead 9 4 13 1/6 1/6
Skow 17 6 23 7/42 3/25 1
B. Smith 7 2 9 1/7 1/7 1
Strasburger 22 20 42 6/19 3/14 2 1 3
Stuckey 26 20 46 6/26 5/25 1 1
Tranmer 26 18 44 3/10 1/7
Tucker 4 1 5
Tyrer 1 1 2 1/4
Weber 24 10 34 4/25 1/14 1
White 1 1 1/10 1/10
Zierke 2 2 2/17
 
Linebackers
UT AT TT TFL* SACKS FR PI PBU   BLOCKED
KICKS  
Armstrong 2 2
Daffer 13 11 24 1/1 2
Daum 44 49 93 9/17 2/9 1 3
Forch 1 1
Gangwish 1 2 3
Holloway 8 4 12 1/1
Knox 64 61 125 7/24 1/16 4 6
McCoy 4 2 6
Munford 3 3
Parsons 2 1 3
Proffitt 17 6 23 2/17 2/17 1 1
Wade 1 1
 
Backs
UT AT TT TFL* SACKS FR PI PBU   BLOCKED
KICKS  
Biggers 1 1
Burke 32 21 53 4/5 3 4 1 FG (vs. ISU)
Casterline 7 4 11 1/7 1/7
Clark 37 9 46 1 5 5
Fisher 9 4 13 1/1 1 1 1 PAT (vs. PSU)
Greene 8 1 9 1 4
Harris 34 14 48 5
McCashland      33 24 57 4/13 2 2
Paige 2 1 3 1
Pokorny 1 1
G. Rozier 3 3 1 Punt (vs. KU)
G. Schneider 13 4 19 1/1 1
Thorell 3 3
 
*Tackles for loss include sacks

 


Records broken or tied


NEBRASKA RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED IN 1983
 
INDIVIDUAL
Most rushing yards, game:
 285, Mike Rozier vs. Kansas (Old record: 255, Rick Berns vs. Missouri, 1978).
Most rushing yards, season:
 2,148*, Mike Rozier (1,689, Rozier, 1982).
Most rushing yards per game, season:
 179.0, Mike Rozier (149.1, Bobby Reynolds, 1950).
Most rushing yards, career:
 4,780*, Mike Rozier, 1981-82-83 (2,814, I.M. Hipp, 1977-78-79).
Most rushing attempts, season:
 275, Mike Rozier (254, Tony Davis, 1973).
Most rushing attempts, career:
 668, Mike Rozier, 1981-82-83 (545, Jeff Kinney, 1969-70-71).
Best average per rushing attempt, season:
 7.81**, Mike Rozier (7.17, Jarvis Redwine, 1980).
Best average per rushing attempt, career:
 7.16**, Mike Rozier, 1981-82-83 (7.10, Jarvis Redwine, 1979-80).
Most 100-yard rushing games, season:
 11***, Mike Rozier (new record, ties NCAA and Big Eight records).
Most rushing yards, four consecutive games:
 929**, Mike Rozier, games 9-12 (new record, broke old NCAA record).
Most touchdowns rushing, season:
 29**, Mike Rozier (20, Bobby Reynolds, 1950).
Most touchdowns rushing, career:
 49, Mike Rozier, 1981-82-83 (30, Rick Berns, 1976-77-78).
Lowest pass interception percent, career:
 2.57, Turner Gill, 1980-81-82-83 (3.27, Jerry Tagge, 1969-70-71).
Most consecutive pass attempts without interception:
 125, Turner Gill, 1982-83 (88, Jerry Tagge, 1969).
Most points scored, season:
 174, Mike Rozier (157, Bobby Reynolds, 1950).
Most points scored, career:
 312, Mike Rozier, 1981-82-83 (270, Johnny Rodgers, 1970-71-72).
Most touchdowns scored, career:
 52, Mike Rozier, 1981-82-83 (45, Johnny Rodgers, 1970-71-72).
Most all-purpose yards, season:
 2,486, Mike Rozier (2,011, Johnny Rodgers, 1972).
 
TEAM
Most rushing yards, season:
 4,820 (4,732, 1982).
Most rushing yards per game, season:
 401.7 (394.3, 1982).
Most total offense yards, season:
 6,560 (6,223, 1982).
Most total offense yards per game, season:
 546.7 (518.6, 1982).
Most points scored, season:
 624** (493,1982).
Most points per game, season:
 52.0 (41.9, 1972).
 
OTHER NCAA TEAM RECORDS BROKEN
Most touchdowns rushing and passing per game, season:
 7.0 (6.4, Oklahoma, 1956).
Most touchdowns rushing per game, season:
 5.5 (5.1, Oklahoma, 1956; Texas, 1969, 1970).
Most extra points made by kicking per game, season:
 6.4 (5.9, San Diego State, 1969).
 
*Big Eight record. **NCAA record. ***Tied NCAA record.