Stacking up - two weeks ago to today

Here are some stats from two weeks ago, prior to the Washington game and the stats as of today. Nebraska has steadily climbed in almost every major statistic in the country.

Seeing as how I missed all of last week, this is a comparison in national and conference rank for the Huskers from before the Washington game to today as they get ready to face South Dakota State.

As you might figure, Nebraska hasn't gained ground in passing offense, because the rushing offense has been so good. They moved down one spot in the conference rankings to 11th, while they have dropped 10 spots nationally.

They also dropped one spot on the national stage in rushing offense, but remain at the top in conference play.

In scoring offense the Huskers made a big climb across the FBS as they went from 12th in total offense and tied for 17th in scoring offense to 8th and 5th, respectively.

On the defensive side the Huskers climbed there as well in league play, Nebraska now ranked as the number one pass efficiency defense versus a ranking of 3rd two weeks ago. In rush defense they went from 7th to 6th, and they went from 7th in rush defense to 6th and in total defense they went from 6th to 3rd.

On a national level their biggest jump on the defensive side was in scoring defense, as they ranked 35th in the country two weeks ago and jump 13 spots to 22 right now.

The biggest drop statistically, is in tackles for loss. Two weeks ago Nebraska tied for 75th in the country, whereas they are now tied for 102nd. In sacks they went from 5th to 22nd. But when you look at the Washington team they faced and their penchant to run, especially in that game, the drop in both TFLs and sacks should be expected.

Taylor Martinez' efficiency in the passing game has helped the Huskers jump from 42nd two weeks ago to 24th this week.

Nebraska currently ranks 2nd in the country in interceptions, only behind Florida.

(First image is two weeks ago. Second image is today)

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