Just the Stats: Nebraska at Penn State

I'll keep the commentary to a minimum for today's edition of Just the Stats.

Penn St. Nittany Lions (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 3-2)
BIG TEN INTERDIVISIONAL GAME
12 p.m. ET, November 12, 2011
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,252)

Penn State Value (Nat'l Rank) Value (Nat'l Rank) Nebraska
Advantage
Rushing Offense (ypg) 162.44 (55)
160.78 (64)
Rushing Defense (ypg) NebraskaLogo_medium
Passing Offense (ypg) 194.22 (88)
188.67 (20)
Passing Defense (ypg) NebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_medium
Pass Efficiency 108.96 (106)
118.89 (33)
Pass Efficiency Defense NebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_medium
Total Offense (ypg) 356.67 (88)
349.44 (41)
Total Defense (ypg) NebraskaLogo_medium
Scoring Offense (ppg) 21.78 (100)
23.11 (40)
Scoring Defense (ppg) NebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_medium
Rushing Defense (ypg) 111.89 (24)
237.67 (13)
Rushing Offense (ypg) Push
Passing Defense (ypg) 170.44 (7)
174.56 (101)
Passing Offense (ypg) Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Pass Efficiency Defense 96.34 (3)
132.14 (65)
Pass Efficiency Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Total Defense (ypg) 282.33 (8)
412.22 (53)
Total Offense (ypg) Psulogo_medium
Scoring Defense (ppg) 12.44 (3)
34.67 (27)
Scoring Offense (ppg) Psulogo_medium
Net Punting Yds 34.94 (96)
9.14 (46)
Punt Return Yds NebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_medium
Punt Return Yds 6.34 (82)
38.12 (34)
Net Punting Yds NebraskaLogo_medium
Kickoff Return Yds 24.65 (20)
24.09 (99)
Kickoff Return Defense Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Kickoff Return Defense 21.61 (65)
27.13 (4)
Kickoff Return Yds NebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_medium
Turnover Margin +0.67 (23)
+0.11 (53)
Turnover Margin Psulogo_medium
Penalty Yds/Game 42.22 (28)
48.67 (57)
Penalty Yds/Game Psulogo_medium
Sacks 2.56 (28)
1.22 (T-24)
Sacks Allowed Push
Sacks Allowed 1.22 (T-24) 1.56 (81)
Sacks Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium
Redzone Offense (%) 78% (79)
78% (37)
Redzone Defense (%) NebraskaLogo_medium
Redzone Defense (%) 91% (112)
90% (15) Redzone Offense (%) NebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_mediumNebraskaLogo_medium
Redzone TD % 47%
63%
Redzone TD % Defense NebraskaLogo_medium
Redzone TD % Defense 54%
64%
Redzone TD % NebraskaLogo_medium
3rd Down Conv. % 37.12 (87)
43.70 (93)
3rd Down Defense % Push
3rd Down Defense % 35.42 (31)
45.80 (37)
3rd Down Conv. % Push
1st Downs Per Game 19.44 (78)
18.44 (34)
1st Downs Allowed PG NebraskaLogo_medium
1st Downs Allowed PG 15.78 (11)
21.22 (49)
1st Downs Per Game Psulogo_medium

 

Difference <25 in National Rank = Push

Difference >25 in National Rank =   Psulogo_medium

Difference >50 in National Rank =   Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Difference >75 in National Rank =   Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

Difference >100 in National Rank = Psulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_mediumPsulogo_medium

The "Old" Mike's note: The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.

 

Opponent comparison... I've subjectively listed each team's opponents in order, top to bottom, strongest to weakest.

Penn State Nebraska
#2 Alabama Crimson Tide (L) 11 - 27 #7 Wisconsin Badgers (L) 48-17
Illinois Fighting Illini (W) 10-7
#11 Michigan St. Spartans (W) 24-3
Iowa Hawkeyes (W) 13 - 3 Ohio St. Buckeyes (W) 34-27
Purdue Boilermakers (W) 23 - 18 Washington Huskies (W) 51-38
Temple Owls (W) 14 - 10 Northwestern Wildcats (L) 28-25
Northwestern Wildcats (W) 34-24 Wyoming Broncos (W) 38-14
Eastern Michigan Eagles (W) 34 - 6 Fresno St. Bulldogs (W) 42-29
Indiana Hoosiers (W) 16-10 Minnesota Golden Gophers (W) 41-14
Indiana St. Sycamores (FCS) (W) 41 - 7 UT-Chattanooga (FCS) (W) 40-7

Sorry kiddos, but no analysis of this today. You can discuss with me in the comments. But please, let's keep this particular comment thread about the game, not the scandal.

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