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2017 Nebraska advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/18

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Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten West)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 4-8 | Second-order wins (diff.): 4.1 (0.1) | S&P+ Rk: 103
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Arkansas State 25 43-36 W 75% 6.2 66% 80% 36%
9-Sep at Oregon 47 35-42 L 2% -18.4 18% 62% 7%
16-Sep Northern Illinois 54 17-21 L 80% 7.8 70% 21% 87%
23-Sep Rutgers 110 27-17 W 92% 12.8 74% 38% 83%
29-Sep at Illinois 118 28-6 W 99% 22.4 85% 63% 87%
7-Oct Wisconsin 6 17-38 L 1% -21.7 15% 19% 29%
14-Oct Ohio State 2 14-56 L 0% -35.9 8% 15% 11%
28-Oct at Purdue 41 25-24 W 52% 0.6 51% 54% 47%
4-Nov Northwestern 46 24-31 L 2% -18.2 18% 23% 30%
11-Nov at Minnesota 97 21-54 L 0% -33.9 6% 27% 6%
18-Nov at Penn State 4 44-56 L 2% -19.1 18% 77% 5%
24-Nov Iowa 49 14-56 L 0% -44.4 5% 9% 4%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 27.0 81 33.2 109
Points Per Game 25.8 94 36.4 114
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 39.2% 100 49.9% 129 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.13 81 1.09 30 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 28.6 92 30.1 83 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.43 71 5.05 116 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED -7.6 121 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+0.24
ACTUAL -7 105
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 108.2 51 86.5 116 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 38.7% 102 51.7% 128 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.75 125 0.95 82 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 112.9 23 93.7 92 100.0
Opportunity Rate 33.8% 112 46.8% 129 38.5%
Power Success Rate 75.0% 23 68.8% 75 67.7%
Stuff Rate 19.0% 56 12.8% 130 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Devine Ozigbo RB 6'0, 230 JR 129 493 3 3.8 3.2 31.0% 2 (1)
Mikale Wilbon RB 5'9, 200 JR 88 379 6 4.3 4.5 29.5% 2 (0)
Tre Bryant RB 5'11, 200 SO 51 299 2 5.9 4.2 49.0% 0 (0)
Jaylin Bradley RB 6'0, 180 FR 24 93 0 3.9 4.4 25.0% 0 (0)
Tanner Lee QB 6'4, 220 JR 14 34 2 2.4 0.9 28.6% 3 (0)
JD Spielman WR 5'9, 180 FR 10 73 0 7.3 6.8 60.0% 0 (0)
Patrick O'Brien QB 6'4, 230 FR 7 52 0 7.4 3.6 71.4% 1 (0)
Tyjon Lindsey WR 5'9, 160 FR 7 4 0 0.6 0.0 0.0% 0 (0)
Luke McNitt FB 6'2, 250 SR 6 10 0 1.7 0.0 0.0% 0 (0)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 111.7 31 90.1 102 100.0
Passing Success Rate 39.6% 77 47.7% 122 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.43 71 1.26 7 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 200.2 8 47.8 128 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Tanner Lee 6'4, 220 JR 246 428 3143 23 16 57.5% 17 3.8% 6.8
Patrick O'Brien 6'4, 230 FR 18 30 192 0 1 60.0% 7 18.9% 3.9

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Stanley Morgan Jr. WR 6'1, 195 JR 109 61 986 10 16.2 9.1 56.0% 47.7% 24.8%
JD Spielman WR 5'9, 180 FR 97 55 830 2 15.1 8.6 56.7% 46.4% 22.1%
De'Mornay Pierson-El WR 5'9, 190 SR 64 45 623 5 13.8 9.7 70.3% 51.6% 14.6%
Tyler Hoppes TE 6'4, 245 SR 56 34 377 3 11.1 6.7 60.7% 44.6% 12.8%
Mikale Wilbon RB 5'9, 200 JR 27 21 80 0 3.8 3.0 77.8% 25.9% 6.2%
Tyjon Lindsey WR 5'9, 160 FR 21 12 76 0 6.3 3.6 57.1% 33.3% 4.8%
Devine Ozigbo RB 6'0, 230 JR 18 16 123 0 7.7 6.8 88.9% 44.4% 4.1%
Jack Stoll TE 6'4, 245 FR 11 8 89 2 11.1 8.1 72.7% 54.5% 2.5%
Bryan Reimers WR 6'5, 210 JR 7 2 25 1 12.5 3.6 28.6% 14.3% 1.6%
Conor Young WR 6'2, 180 SO 6 2 31 0 15.5 5.2 33.3% 33.3% 1.4%
Gabe Rahn WR 6'1, 195 SR 6 2 27 0 13.5 4.5 33.3% 33.3% 1.4%
Jaylin Bradley RB 6'0, 180 FR 4 4 38 0 9.5 9.5 100.0% 50.0% 0.9%
Luke McNitt FB 6'2, 250 SR 4 2 6 0 3.0 1.5 50.0% 25.0% 0.9%
Connor Ketter TE 6'5, 245 SR 4 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Keyan Williams WR 5'10, 195 JR 3 1 19 0 19.0 6.3 33.3% 33.3% 0.7%
Tre Bryant RB 5'11, 200 SO 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 114.0 16 89.6 115 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 46.3% 70 54.6% 129 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.06 58 1.01 41 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 2.77 87 3.50 126 2.92
SD Sack Rate 2.6% 12 2.4% 119 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 100.8 67 88.1 108 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 26.1% 112 36.4% 116 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.36 108 1.42 38 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.38 52 2.84 29 3.22
PD Sack Rate 4.1% 17 4.0% 120 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 103.4 63 88.4 101
Q2 S&P+ 122.3 15 77.3 124
Q3 S&P+ 111.7 41 87.6 108
Q4 S&P+ 112.6 28 99.1 66
1st Down S&P+ 111.8 31 86.3 117
2nd Down S&P+ 108.2 44 87.2 111
3rd Down S&P+ 112.7 37 86.4 111
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 54.7% 90 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 25.2% 116 35.3%
Adj. Pace +2.2 110 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 66.3% 114 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 60.7% 56 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 32.6% 91 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 10.4% 129 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 1.8% 125 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.6% 32 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 3.0% 130 6.5%
PD to INC 28.7% 116 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Chris Weber LB 6'3, 240 SR 63.0 6 (1) 12 1 (5) 0 42.5%
Dedrick Young II LB 6'1, 235 JR 56.5 3 (1) 9 0 (1) 0 54.2%
Marcus Newby LB 6'1, 235 SR 43.0 2.5 (0) 7 1 (2) 0 50.9%
Joshua Kalu DB 6'1, 195 SR 40.5 0 (0) 2 2 (6) 1 76.0%
Aaron Williams DB 5'11, 190 JR 39.5 0.5 (0) 1 2 (1) 0 75.0%
Antonio Reed DB 6'2, 210 JR 33.0 1 (0) 3 1 (0) 1 81.0%
Lamar Jackson DB 6'3, 210 SO 32.5 0 (0) 0 0 (3) 0 76.3%
Carlos Davis DL 6'2, 295 SO 30.0 3 (2.5) 2 0 (0) 0 19.0%
Luke Gifford LB 6'3, 235 JR 29.5 4 (1.5) 5 1 (1) 0 53.8%
Marquel Dismuke DB 6'2, 195 FR 27.0 0 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 77.4%
Mohamed Barry LB 6'1, 230 SO 26.5 1 (0) 1 0 (1) 0 57.9%
Eric Lee Jr. DB 6'0, 195 SO 24.0 1 (0) 0 0 (2) 0 70.0%
Mick Stoltenberg DL 6'5, 305 JR 22.5 2.5 (0) 5 0 (1) 0 21.2%
Freedom Akinmoladun DL 6'4, 280 JR 20.0 1.5 (1) 2 0 (2) 0 41.7%
Ben Stille LB 6'5, 255 FR 18.5 9.5 (3.5) 8 0 (1) 1 25.0%
Alex Davis LB 6'5, 255 SO 13.5 3 (1.5) 3 0 (0) 0 41.2%
Kieron Williams DB 6'1, 195 SR 13.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 1 72.7%
Dicaprio Bootle DB 5'10, 185 FR 13.0 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 64.3%
Khalil Davis DL 6'2, 290 SO 11.0 3 (2) 1 0 (1) 1 40.0%
Deontre Thomas DL 6'3, 280 FR 9.5 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 21.4%
Sedrick King LB 6'4, 245 JR 9.0 1.5 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 57.1%
Collin Miller LB 6'3, 235 FR 7.5 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 54.5%
Chris Jones DB 6'0, 195 SR 6.5 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 0 71.4%
Luke McNitt FB 6'2, 250 SR 5.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Drew Brown PK 5'11, 200 SR 3.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 0.3 47
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.21 38
Punt Success Rate 55.2% 79
Kickoff Success Rate 75.4% 56
Punt Return Success Rate 46.7% 66
Kick Return Success Rate 44.7% 68
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Drew Brown 5'11, 200 SR 37-37 12-14 85.7%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Caleb Lightbourn 6'3, 235 SO 59 42.1 4 23 20 72.9%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Drew Brown 5'11, 200 SR 60 62.2 28 46.7% 1 1 1 1
Caleb Lightbourn 6'3, 235 SO 1 61.0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
De'Mornay Pierson-El 5'9, 190 SR 13 7.1 0 14 2 (0)
Stanley Morgan Jr. 6'1, 195 JR 1 1.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tyjon Lindsey 5'9, 160 FR 1 0.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
JD Spielman 5'9, 180 FR 27 24.8 1 0 0 (0)
Jaylin Bradley 6'0, 180 FR 6 20.7 0 0 0 (0)
Luke McNitt 6'2, 250 SR 2 10.5 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Kieron Williams DB 6'1, 195 SR 5.5 9.5 19.8
Luke McNitt FB 6'2, 250 SR 5.0 14.0 18.4
Drew Brown PK 5'11, 200 SR 3.0 32.7
Avery Roberts LB 6'1, 230 FR 2.5 18.8
Marquel Dismuke DB 6'2, 195 FR 2.5 10.0 17.0

Stats via SportSource Analytics