From last week to today

As ugly wins go, this one was just that...ugly. Turnovers, missed opportunities and another exhibition of how not to tackle. Add that up, and Nebraska is just lucky to call itself the winner. But at least in regard to the stats, they dropped in more categories than they didn't.

Following a pretty lackluster performance by the Huskers, and on both sides of the ball, the stats took a bit of a hit going into this next week. The most notable dip was in Pass Efficiency defense, a stat which Nebraska has owned for much of the year. But Iowa State's 200+ plus yards passing as well as the three TDs through the air, took Nebraska from the top spot in the country to number four overall.

The battle against the wind obviously hurt the kicking game. That was very true for senor Alex Henery as he spent much of his time punting into a stiff wind. That took the the team average of 37.70 yards per to 37.15, the Huskers slipping from 40th in the country to 49th this week.

On the positive side, the Huskers actually won the turnover battle in this game, despite the two turnovers by the Huskers. The Huskers had five fumbles with two lost to Iowa State's one loss on two fumbles and two interceptions as well. That was good enough to jump them from 38th to 31st in turnover margin.

And Nebraska continues its slow climb up the Tackles for Loss chart as the 11 they notched against Iowa State was enough to propel them from 115th to 107th.

The largest mover outside of punting was the passing offense as the Huskers dropped eight spots to land at 110th in the country. This comes off a game where Nebraska only threw it 12 times and of those, completed seven for just 79 yards on the day.


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