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1976 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 9-3-1, .731 W-L% (26th of 137) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3-1)

PS/G: 32.0 (6th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.9 (28th of 137)
SRS: 17.63 (12th of 137) ▪ SOS: 7.79 (24th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 27-24 versus Texas Tech

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 13 12.9 23.5 54.9 191.4 1.8 52.2 215.5 4.1 2.4
Defense 13 6.9 16.2 42.9 105.8 0.4 48.7 165.9 3.4 1.0
Difference +6.0 +7.3 +12.0 +85.6 +1.4 +3.5 +49.6 +0.7 +1.4

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Vince Ferragamo 158 277 57.0 2254 8.1 8.3 22 9 145.1
2 Randy Garcia 4 17 23.5 77 4.5 1.9 0 1 49.8
3 Tom Sorley 4 8 50.0 101 12.6 3.9 1 2 147.3
4 Ed Burns 1 2 50.0 7 3.5 -19.0 0 1 -20.6
5 Curtis Craig 1 1 100.0 49 49.0 49.0 0 0 511.6
6 Rick Berns 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Rick Berns 182 972 5.3 11 13 82 6.3 0 195 1054 5.4 11
2 Monte Anthony 148 594 4.0 5 14 84 6.0 0 162 678 4.2 5
3 Dodie Donnell 112 520 4.6 1 7 35 5.0 1 119 555 4.7 2
4 Vince Ferragamo 71 -3 0.0 3 71 -3 0.0 3
5 Byron Stewart 39 229 5.9 3 2 43 21.5 0 41 272 6.6 3
6 Curtis Craig 30 107 3.6 2 7 71 10.1 1 37 178 4.8 3
7 Gary Higgs 27 99 3.7 0 2 13 6.5 0 29 112 3.9 0
8 Dave Gillespie 15 56 3.7 2 15 56 3.7 2
9 Keith Steward 14 68 4.9 0 14 68 4.9 0
10 Tom Sorley 8 39 4.9 1 8 39 4.9 1
11 Earl Everett 7 27 3.9 0 1 17 17.0 0 8 44 5.5 0
12 Randy Garcia 7 1 0.1 0 7 1 0.1 0
13 Dale Zabrocki 6 25 4.2 2 6 25 4.2 2
14 Dave Shamblin 3 36 12.0 0 32 513 16.0 3 35 549 15.7 3
15 Kim Kujath 3 13 4.3 0 3 13 4.3 0
16 Darrell Walton 3 -1 -0.3 0 3 -1 -0.3 0
17 Bobby Thomas 2 11 5.5 1 30 561 18.7 7 32 572 17.9 8
18 Jacobs 2 9 4.5 0 2 9 4.5 0
19 Chuck Malito 33 722 21.9 5 33 722 21.9 5
20 Ken Spaeth 19 265 13.9 4 19 265 13.9 4
21 Mark Dufresne 5 56 11.2 2 5 56 11.2 2
22 Rocke Loken 3 26 8.7 0 3 26 8.7 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Ted Harvey 2 1 0.5 0
2 Larry Valasek 2 0 0.0 0
3 Jake Cabell 1 0 0.0 0
4 Reg Gast 1 7 7.0 0
5 Pat Lehigh 1 6 6.0 0
6 Ray Phillips 1 13 13.0 0
7 Jim Pillen 1 38 38.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Curtis Craig 13 258 19.8 0
2 Rick Berns 11 255 23.2 0
3 Byron Stewart 5 69 13.8 0
4 Earl Everett 2 45 22.5 0
5 Darrell Walton 2 15 7.5 0
6 Dodie Donnell 1 12 12.0 0
7 Dave Butterfield 32 213 6.7 1
8 Bobby Thomas 3 19 6.3 0
9 Tim Fischer 3 15 5.0 0
10 Ted Harvey 3 2 0.7 0
11 Larry Valasek 2 41 20.5 0
12 Ray Phillips 1 16 16.0 0
13 Jeff Hansen 1 6 6.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Al Eveland 43 48 89.6 11 17 64.7 76
2 Ron Vandermeer 2 3 66.7
3 Randy Lessman 56 2286 40.8
4 Russ Vanous 1 36 36.0