2010 Nebraska Football - By The Numbers

Things are looking really good early in the first quarter of the season. Really good.

It's always interesting to take a few minutes throughout a season and see where your team stacks up with the rest of the nation.

Right now, Nebraska's offense is kicking butt, both on the field and in the statistics. That's a pretty amazing statement considering where it was last at the end of last season. I suspect that's one reason why the rest of the nation has been somewhat skeptical of our Huskers. The first two games were on PPV - no one but Husker fans saw those games. Last week was the first time the rest of the nation got to see Taylor Martinez' speed, and while they may have been aware of Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu, they were not aware of how explosive the pair could be.

Everyone was aware of the prowess of the Blackshirt defense, but this year it seems to be representing itself in a different way. Rather than Ndamukong Suh tearing up opposing offensive lines, it's the secondary confounding opposing quarterbacks.

(If the formatting looks a little weird, I apologize, trying to get accustomed to a different table generator. Probably could have added some color and made things look a little nicer, but trust me, after you screw around with something that's supposed to be simple for a while, you have a tendency to give up and go on to other things.)

Still, rather interesting stuff nonetheless. We'll take a comparative look further down the road.

 

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Nebraska's national rank in rushing TDs - 15

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Nebraska's national rank in interception TDs – 3

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Taylor Martinez' national rank in plays over 20 yards - 7 (tied with Daniel Thomas, Kansas State)

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Nebraska's national rank in interceptions - 8 (tied with three other teams)

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Taylor Martinez' national rank in scoring - 16 ppg (tied with one other)

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Rex Burkheads's national rank in plays over 20 yards - 5 (tied with nine others)

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Nebraska's national rank in rushing offense - 344 yards per game

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Nebraska's national rank in scoring offense

5,6

TDs given up so far by Texas, Nebraska, respectively

5,6, 13

Taylor Martinez, Roy Helu, and Rex Burkhead's national ranking in yards per carry

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Nebraska's national ranking in opponents yard per attempted pass - 5.1 (tied with two others)

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Nebraska' national ranking in yardage per pass attempt

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Baker Steinkuher's national rank in sacks - 3.5 - (tied with eight others)

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Nebraska's national ranking in sacks – nine

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Nebraska's national ranking in average kickoff return yardage - 27.75

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Nebraska's national ranking in opponent third down conversions – 28.57

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Nebraska's national rank in total defense

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Nebraska's national rank in average punt return yardage – 12.89

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Nebraska's national ranking in run defense

56

Lavonte David's national ranking in tackles

101, 97, 107

Western Kentucky, Idaho, and Washington's national rankings in run defense

83, 1, 54, 81

Kansas State, Texas, Oklahoma State and Missouri's national rankings in run defense

95

Nebraska's national ranking in pass offense yardage per game

114

Nebraska's national ranking in penalty yardage per game

116, 38, 96

Western Kentucky, Idaho, and Washington's total defense ranks nationally

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