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1978 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (15th of 138) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 37.0 (3rd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 18.0 (51st of 138)
SRS: 21.07 (6th of 138) ▪ SOS: 9.65 (16th of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 31-24 versus Oklahoma

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 11.2 19.1 58.5 168.3 1.3 62.7 328.0 5.2 3.4
Defense 12 8.3 19.3 43.3 130.5 0.8 49.5 161.7 3.3 1.6
Difference +2.9 -0.2 +15.2 +37.8 +0.5 +13.2 +166.3 +1.9 +1.8

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Tom Sorley 120 205 58.5 1791 8.7 8.1 14 9 145.7
2 Tim Hager 10 16 62.5 185 11.6 12.8 1 0 180.3
3 Jeff Quinn 4 6 66.7 44 7.3 -0.2 0 1 94.9
4 Rick Berns 0 2 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 191 1002 5.2 7 9 72 8.0 0 200 1074 5.4 7
2 Rick Berns 183 1032 5.6 11 11 101 9.2 1 194 1133 5.8 12
3 Tom Sorley 87 110 1.3 6 87 110 1.3 6
4 Andra Franklin 86 428 5.0 3 3 4 1.3 0 89 432 4.9 3
5 Tim Wurth 55 373 6.8 4 2 19 9.5 0 57 392 6.9 4
6 Craig Johnson 40 370 9.3 4 2 81 40.5 1 42 451 10.7 5
7 Jeff Quinn 28 202 7.2 1 28 202 7.2 1
8 Kenny Brown 25 139 5.6 1 28 410 14.6 2 53 549 10.4 3
9 Jim Kotera 25 117 4.7 3 1 12 12.0 0 26 129 5.0 3
10 Tim Hager 17 61 3.6 1 17 61 3.6 1
11 Tim McCrady 9 70 7.8 0 5 58 11.6 0 14 128 9.1 0
12 Maurice McCloney 4 25 6.3 0 2 88 44.0 1 6 113 18.8 1
13 Chris Juehring 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
14 Tim Smith 1 3 3.0 0 22 303 13.8 2 23 306 13.3 2
15 Junior Miller 33 609 18.5 6 33 609 18.5 6
16 Frank Lockett 12 212 17.7 2 12 212 17.7 2
17 Jeff Finn 3 38 12.7 0 3 38 12.7 0
18 Steve Davies 1 13 13.0 0 1 13 13.0 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 Andy Means 3 51 17.0 0
2 Tim Fischer 2 3 1.5 0
3 George Andrews 1 0 0.0 0
4 Lawrence Cole 1 8 8.0 0
5 Bruce Dunning 1 23 23.0 0
6 Russell Gary 1 2 2.0 0
7 Jeff Hansen 1 0 0.0 0
8 Mark LeRoy 1 24 24.0 0
9 Paul Letcher 1 21 21.0 0
10 Derrie Nelson 1 8 8.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Kenny Brown 14 248 17.7 0 19 278 14.6 1
2 Frank Lockett 13 244 18.8 0 5 67 13.4 0
3 Rick Berns 3 61 20.3 0
4 Craig Johnson 2 22 11.0 0
5 Junior Miller 1 11 11.0 0
6 Dave Liegl 3 -4 -1.3 0
7 Derrie Nelson 1 16 16.0 0
8 Lawrence Cole 1 8 8.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Billy Todd 45 47 95.7 11 19 57.9 78 3 106 35.3
2 Dean Sukup 6 6 100.0
3 Tim Smith 47 1852 39.4