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1979 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (12th of 140) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 31.7 (9th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 10.9 (8th of 140)
SRS: 19.67 (7th of 140) ▪ SOS: 5.17 (53rd of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 17-14 versus Houston

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 8.8 17.2 51.0 117.3 1.0 63.0 327.7 5.2 3.0
Defense 12 10.0 22.2 45.1 123.2 0.6 39.9 102.5 2.6 0.6
Difference -1.2 -5.0 +5.9 -5.9 +0.4 +23.1 +225.2 +2.6 +2.4

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Jeff Quinn 57 110 51.8 702 6.4 5.2 5 5 111.3
2 Tim Hager 46 91 50.5 680 7.5 6.8 6 4 126.3
3 Mark Mauer 1 3 33.3 13 4.3 11.0 1 0 179.7
4 Jarvis Redwine 1 1 100.0 13 13.0 13.0 0 0 209.2
5 Junior Miller 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 Jarvis Redwine 165 1100 6.7 9 7 35 5.0 1 172 1135 6.6 10
2 I.M. Hipp 128 585 4.6 4 5 13 2.6 0 133 598 4.5 4
3 Andra Franklin 110 583 5.3 4 2 19 9.5 0 112 602 5.4 4
4 Craig Johnson 96 544 5.7 6 2 12 6.0 0 98 556 5.7 6
5 Jeff Quinn 75 247 3.3 3 1 13 13.0 0 76 260 3.4 3
6 Tim Wurth 44 221 5.0 3 1 10 10.0 0 45 231 5.1 3
7 Tim Hager 33 37 1.1 2 33 37 1.1 2
8 Kenny Brown 26 168 6.5 1 15 164 10.9 1 41 332 8.1 2
9 Jim Kotera 17 119 7.0 2 1 9 9.0 0 18 128 7.1 2
10 Randy Landwehr 10 47 4.7 0 10 47 4.7 0
11 Mark Mauer 10 17 1.7 0 10 17 1.7 0
12 Junior Miller 8 80 10.0 0 23 435 18.9 7 31 515 16.6 7
13 Anthony Steels 8 29 3.6 1 7 91 13.0 0 15 120 8.0 1
14 Tim McCrady 7 59 8.4 0 1 15 15.0 0 8 74 9.3 0
15 Roger Craig 7 31 4.4 0 7 31 4.4 0
16 Doug Wilkening 5 19 3.8 0 5 19 3.8 0
17 Dennis Rogan 4 13 3.3 0 4 13 3.3 0
18 Randy Schleusener 1 15 15.0 1 1 15 15.0 1
19 Ricky Simmons 1 5 5.0 0 1 5 5.0 0
20 Nate Mason 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
21 Tim Smith 31 487 15.7 1 31 487 15.7 1
22 Jeff Finn 5 64 12.8 1 5 64 12.8 1
23 Scott Woodard 2 22 11.0 1 2 22 11.0 1
24 Steve Davies 1 19 19.0 0 1 19 19.0 0
25 Gary Saalfeld 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 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 Mark LeRoy 5 25 5.0 0
2 Ric Lindquist 3 13 4.3 0
3 Andy Means 3 18 6.0 0
4 Lawrence Cole 2 60 30.0 1
5 Bill Barnett 1 0 0.0 0
6 Russell Gary 1 24 24.0 0
7 Jeff Krejci 1 0 0.0 0
8 Dan Lindstrom 1 0 0.0 0
9 Steve McWhirter 1 11 11.0 0
10 Sammy Sims 1 0 0.0 0
11 Tom Vering 1 6 6.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Anthony Steels 16 313 19.6 0 2 39 19.5 0
2 Kenny Brown 11 230 20.9 0 23 125 5.4 1
3 Jarvis Redwine 1 26 26.0 0
4 Ricky Simmons 1 21 21.0 0
5 Jim Kotera 1 20 20.0 0
6 Dave Liegl 16 112 7.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dean Sukup 40 44 90.9 12 17 70.6 76
2 Tim Seibel 2 2 100.0
3 Tim Bergkamp 0 2 0.0
4 Tim Smith 51 2029 39.8
5 Scott Gemar 2 64 32.0