1983 Nebraska football statistics


Overall Team Statistics



1983 Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska Overall Team Statistics 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/                                  NCAA
PASSING  Att  Cmp   Pct   Yds   Att  Comp Int  Int%  TD   TD%  LP  Sacks   Rat.
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        
NEB      192  107  55.7  1740   9.1  16.3   6   3.1  18   9.4  70t 10/71  156.5
OPP      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.


                               Avg/  Avg/
PASSING  Att  Cmp  Pct.   Yds   Att  Comp
Gill     170   94  55.3  1516   8.9  16.1
Sundberg  12    9  75.0   159  13.3  17.7
Mason      9    4  44.0    65   7.2  16.3
M.Rozier   1    0   0.0     0   0.0   0.0
NEB      192  107  55.7  1740   9.1  16.3
OPP      371  183  49.3  2627   7.1  14.4

                                        NCAA
PASSING  Int Int%  TD   TD%  LP  Sacks   Rat.
Gill      4   2.4  14   8.2  70t  9/67  152.7
Sundberg  0   0.0   2  16.7  51t  1/4   241.3
Mason     1  11.1   2  22.2  33   0/0   156.2
M.Rozier  1 100.0   0   0.0   0   0/0        
NEB       6   3.1  18   9.4  70t 10/71  156.5
OPP      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  21.0  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 BLK
KICK
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 BLK
KICK
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 BLK
KICK
Biggers 1 1
Burke 32 21 53 4/5 3 4 1 FG
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
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
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.