By-The-Numbers: Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - By-The-Numbers was ready to take a holiday, until the Washington Huskies decided to take one of their own - literally. They face Nebraska for the second time this year Thursday in the Holiday Bowl, and just like that September matchup in Seattle, the numbers don't look pretty for UW. Good thing... games aren't played on paper.

Nebraska vs Washington


NEBRASKA VS. WASHINGTON

Thru, Dec 30 7:00 pm PST
TV: ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA
Field: Grass

NEBRASKA

WASHINGTON
Overall Record 10-3(.769) 6-6(.500)
Location Record 0-1(.000) at neutral site 0-0(.0) at neutral site
Scoring/G: PF&PA(Rank) 32.7(28) 17.2(8) 22.1(93) 31.2(93)
Yardage/G: YF&YA(Rank) 414.2(35) 304.2(10) 364.4(75) 401.2(84)
Rushing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 259.6(9) 144.3(53) 164.2(45) 198.8(103)
Passing/G: YF&YA(Rank) 154.6(109) 159.9(7) 200.2(77) 202.4(34)
Turnover Margin +0.1 +0.3
AP Poll 17 NR
Coaches Poll 16 NR
Sagarin Rating 14(86.55) 43(75.70)
Schedule/Results
Sat 09/04 WESTERN KY. (W 49-10) Sat 09/04 @ BYU (L 17-23)
Sat 09/11 IDAHO (W 38-17) Sat 09/11 SYRACUSE (W 41-20)
Sat 09/18 @ Washington (W 56-21) Sat 09/18 NEBRASKA (L 21-56)
Sat 09/25 SOUTH DAKOTA ST. (W 17-3) Sat 9/27 B-Y-E (NP)
Sat 10/02 B-Y-E (NP) Sat 10/02 @ Southern California (W 32-31)
Thu 10/07 @ Kansas St. (W 48-13) Sat 10/09 ARIZONA ST. (L 14-24)
Sat 10/16 TEXAS (L 13-20) Sat 10/16 OREGON ST. (L 35-34ot)
Sat 10/23 @ Oklahoma St. (W 51-41) Sat 10/23 @ Arizona (L 14-44)
Sat 10/30 MISSOURI (W 31-17) Sat 10/30 STANFORD (L 0-41)
Sat 11/06 @ Iowa St. (L 31-30ot) Sat 11/06 @ Oregon (L 16-53)
Sat 11/13 KANSAS (W 20-3) Sat 11/13 B-Y-E (NP)
Sat 11/20 @ Texas A&M (L 6-9) Thu 11/18 UCLA (W 24-7)
Fri 11/26 COLORADO (W 45-17) Sat 11/27 @ California (W 16-13)
Sat 12/04 # Oklahoma (L 20-23) Sat 12/04 @ Washington St. (W 35-28)
Last Meeting
2010
Nebraska 56
Washington 21
* Rank shown is for pass efficiency defense.
Stats appearing in BLUE are the better of the 2 teams.

More Statistics

Statistic NEBRASKA WASHINGTON Diff Last Year
UNL OPP DIFF UW OPP DIFF UNL-UW UW
Pts / G 32.7 17.2 15.5 22.1 31.2 -9.1 10.6 26.1
Yds / G 414.2 304.2 110.0 364.4 401.2 -36.8 49.8 375.5
Rushing Yds / G 259.6 144.3 115.3 164.2 198.8 -34.6 95.4 139.0
Passing Yds / G 154.6 159.9 -5.3 200.3 202.4 -2.2 -45.6 236.5
Yds / Play 6.3 4.6 1.8 5.6 5.8 -0.3 0.7 5.7
Rushing Yds / Car 5.7 3.8 1.9 4.6 4.9 -0.3 1.1 4.3
Passing Yds / Att 7.7 5.6 2.1 6.7 7.2 -0.5 1.0 7.1
Passing Yds / Cmp 13.1 11.3 1.8 12.1 11.8 0.3 1.1 12.3
Passing Cmp % 58.6 49.6 9.0 55.7 60.9 -5.2 2.9 58.2
Punt Return Avg 12.9 10.2 2.8 4.9 10.1 -5.2 8.0 9.5
Yds / 7 Pts 88.7 123.6 34.9 115.5 90.1 -25.4 26.8 100.8
Plays / 7 Pts 14.1 27.2 13.1 20.8 15.5 -5.3 6.7 17.6
Rushing Play % 69.4 57.3 12.1 54.6 59.1 -4.5 14.9 49.6
Passing Play % 30.6 42.7 -12.1 45.4 40.9 4.5 -14.9 50.4
Plays/Game 65.7 66.8 -1.2 65.5 68.9 -3.4 0.0 65.6
Turnovers / G 1.7 1.8 0.1 1.3 1.6 0.3 -0.4 2.0
Fumbles / G 1.2 0.3 -0.8 0.5 0.7 0.2 -0.7 1.1
Intercept / G 0.5 1.5 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.7
Penalties: No/G 7.5 4.6 -2.8 6.7 6.7 0.0 -0.8 6.9
Penalties: Yards/G 68.5 40.2 -28.4 60.5 58.4 -2.1 -8.0 58.7
A positive(+) differential (DIFF) means that a team is better than its year-to-date opponents for a given statistic while a
negative(-) differential (shown in red) means that it is worse. Blue in last year's column means current year is better in given statistic.

Top Players

NEBRASKA
Rank Category Player Value
22 Punt Rtn Niles Paul 11.43 YPG
23 Field Goals Alex Henery 1.38 PG
24 Punting Alex Henery 43.86 YPP
25 INTs Eric Hagg 0.38 IPG
32 Rushing Roy Helu Jr. 93.15 YPG
34 INTs Alfonzo Dennard 0.33 IPG
36 Scoring Alex Henery 8.23 PPG
38 Pass Eff. Taylor Martinez 138.64
45 Kick Rtn Niles Paul 25.19 YPR
WASHINGTON
Rank Category Player Value
16 Rushing Chris Polk 103.17 YPG
23 Punting Kiel Rasp 44.02 YPP
34 INTs Nate Fellner 0.33 IPG
47 Receptions Jermaine Kearse 5.17 RPG
47 Receiving Jermaine Kearse 5.17 YPR

Team Profiles

Category NEBRASKA WASHINGTON
Average height 6'2" 6'1"
Average weight 228lbs 229lbs
%Seniors(including 5th years) 16% 21%
Average Experience 1.44 yrs 1.52 yrs
%In-state 46% 46%
Top states NE-66 WA-48
TX-25 CA-41
CA-13 HI-9
Total Players 144 106
RTN Offensive Starters 9 10
RTN Defensive Starters 6 8
RTN Lettermen 59 50
Lost Lettermen 15 19


And you can look here for the first By-The-Numbers when these two teams met up in Seattle back on September 18.


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