By the Numbers

There is no arguing that Nebraska is a much better team through four games than a year ago. A quick glance at the NCAA statistics provides further evidence of this improvement.

Offense

Total Offense: #6 with 472.5 yards/game.
Rushing Offense: #10 with 224.25 yards/game
Passing Offense: #26 with 248.3 yards/game
Scoring Offense: #2 behind Louisville at 42.8 points/game. Nebraska leads the nation with 24 touchdowns.

Defense

Total Defense: #21 giving up 257.8 yards/game
Rushing Defense: #49 giving up 111.00 yards/game
Passing Defense: #17 giving up 146.8 yards/game
Scoring Defense: #15 giving up 11.8 points/game

Best Individual Numbers – Zac Taylor

QB Rating: #3 nationally at 178.3
Touchdowns: Tied for 15th nationally with 8

Most Surprising Statistics

In the battle of Big 12 sophomore running backs:

Player………….G….ATT….YDS……AVG….TD……ATT/G…..YDS/G
Marlon Lucky…….4….51…..365…..7.16…..5……12.75……91.25
Jamaal Charles…..4….55…..334…..6.07…..3……13.75……83.50

And, after leading the nation in sacks with 50 in 2005, the Huskers have managed just 7 sacks in 4 games in 2006.

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