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1977 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (26th of 145) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 26.2 (26th of 145) ▪ PA/G: 16.7 (50th of 145)
SRS: 17.75 (11th of 145) ▪ SOS: 9.42 (7th of 145)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 21-17 versus North Carolina

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 8.3 17.4 47.8 116.8 0.6 58.9 294.5 5.0 2.7
Defense 12 8.1 17.9 45.1 94.2 0.7 52.4 204.1 3.9 1.3
Difference +0.2 -0.5 +2.7 +22.6 -0.1 +6.5 +90.4 +1.1 +1.4

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Randy Garcia 41 97 42.3 624 6.4 5.6 5 4 105.1
2 Tom Sorley 53 96 55.2 663 6.9 5.4 2 4 111.8
3 Ed Burns 5 12 41.7 79 6.6 2.8 0 1 80.3
4 Rick Berns 1 3 33.3 36 12.0 12.0 0 0 134.1
5 Tim Smith 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 I.M. Hipp 215 1353 6.3 10 7 105 15.0 0 222 1458 6.6 10
2 Rick Berns 128 700 5.5 9 11 88 8.0 1 139 788 5.7 10
3 Dodie Donnell 74 351 4.7 2 74 351 4.7 2
4 Tom Sorley 57 180 3.2 3 57 180 3.2 3
5 Monte Anthony 51 212 4.2 0 51 212 4.2 0
6 Curtis Craig 45 342 7.6 5 13 173 13.3 1 58 515 8.9 6
7 Randy Garcia 45 43 1.0 0 45 43 1.0 0
8 Tim Wurth 30 172 5.7 0 30 172 5.7 0
9 Andra Franklin 23 98 4.3 0 23 98 4.3 0
10 Keith Steward 15 47 3.1 0 1 10 10.0 0 16 57 3.6 0
11 Byron Stewart 8 21 2.6 1 8 21 2.6 1
12 Kenny Brown 5 39 7.8 1 6 149 24.8 1 11 188 17.1 2
13 Ed Burns 5 -29 -5.8 1 5 -29 -5.8 1
14 Tim Hager 2 0 0.0 0 2 0 0.0 0
15 Frank Lockett 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
16 Earl Everett 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
17 Mark Mauer 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0
18 Jeff Quinn 1 -4 -4.0 0 1 -4 -4.0 0
19 Tim Smith 27 449 16.6 2 27 449 16.6 2
20 Ken Spaeth 24 312 13.0 2 24 312 13.0 2
21 Junior Miller 5 79 15.8 0 5 79 15.8 0
22 Rocke Loken 3 13 4.3 0 3 13 4.3 0
23 Mark Dufresne 2 18 9.0 0 2 18 9.0 0
24 Jeff Lee 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 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 Jim Pillen 4 43 10.8 0
2 Rene Anderson 3 17 5.7 0
3 Barney Cotton 2 3 1.5 0
4 Ted Harvey 2 57 28.5 0
5 Lee Kunz 2 11 5.5 0
6 Larry Valasek 2 35 17.5 0
7 George Andrews 1 4 4.0 0
8 Tim Fischer 1 0 0.0 0
9 Tony Samuel 1 0 0.0 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 15 298 19.9 0
2 Frank Lockett 9 157 17.4 0 13 65 5.0 0
3 Kenny Brown 3 40 13.3 0 10 -1 -0.1 0
4 Andra Franklin 3 31 10.3 0
5 Byron Stewart 1 28 28.0 0
6 Ted Harvey 1 21 21.0 0 4 80 20.0 0
7 Rick Berns 1 18 18.0 0
8 Mark Dufresne 1 13 13.0 0
9 Keith Steward 1 11 11.0 0
10 Tim Wurth 2 6 3.0 0
11 Randy Rick 1 32 32.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Billy Todd 31 36 86.1 12 18 66.7 67
2 Dean Sukup 2 2 100.0
3 Tim Smith 52 2124 40.8