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1985 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 110) ▪ Rank: 11th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 35.1 (4th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 13.6 (11th of 110)
SRS: 15.23 (13th of 110) ▪ SOS: 3.73 (32nd of 110)

Bowl Game: Lost Fiesta Bowl 27-23 versus Michigan

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 4.6 12.0 38.2 90.0 0.5 58.1 343.1 5.9 3.3
Defense 12 12.8 26.6 48.0 144.8 0.7 37.2 111.1 3.0 0.7
Difference -8.2 -14.6 -9.8 -54.8 -0.2 +20.9 +232.0 +2.9 +2.6

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 McCathorn Clayton 28 78 35.9 602 7.7 4.4 3 7 95.5
2 Travis Turner 21 55 38.2 418 7.6 6.2 3 3 109.1
3 Steve Taylor 3 6 50.0 38 6.3 -1.2 0 1 69.9
4 Clete Blakeman 3 5 60.0 22 4.4 4.4 0 0 97.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Doug DuBose 203 1161 5.7 8 5 65 13.0 0 208 1226 5.9 8
2 Tom Rathman 118 881 7.5 8 3 44 14.7 0 121 925 7.6 8
3 Paul Miles 102 689 6.8 5 1 -2 -2.0 0 103 687 6.7 5
4 McCathorn Clayton 83 290 3.5 5 83 290 3.5 5
5 Keith Jones 38 240 6.3 3 38 240 6.3 3
6 Travis Turner 24 4 0.2 1 24 4 0.2 1
7 Jon Kelley 22 93 4.2 1 22 93 4.2 1
8 Von Sheppard 21 295 14.0 4 9 281 31.2 2 30 576 19.2 6
9 Ken Kaelin 17 137 8.1 2 1 3 3.0 0 18 140 7.8 2
10 Clete Blakeman 15 65 4.3 0 15 65 4.3 0
11 Steve Taylor 14 103 7.4 2 14 103 7.4 2
12 Dan Casterline 8 29 3.6 1 8 29 3.6 1
13 Jeff Taylor 7 31 4.4 0 7 31 4.4 0
14 Ray Nelson 5 38 7.6 0 5 38 7.6 0
15 Tyreese Knox 4 21 5.3 0 4 21 5.3 0
16 Roger Lindstrom 4 18 4.5 0 3 59 19.7 0 7 77 11.0 0
17 Dana Brinson 2 14 7.0 0 1 5 5.0 0 3 19 6.3 0
18 Micah Heibel 2 5 2.5 0 2 5 2.5 0
19 Mike Hedlund 2 2 1.0 0 2 2 1.0 0
20 Jerry Mlinar 2 2 1.0 0 2 2 1.0 0
21 Robb Schnitzler 2 -2 -1.0 0 16 382 23.9 2 18 380 21.1 2
22 Rod Smith 8 121 15.1 0 8 121 15.1 0
23 Todd Frain 3 59 19.7 0 3 59 19.7 0
24 Hendley Hawkins 2 26 13.0 0 2 26 13.0 0
25 Tom Banderas 2 26 13.0 2 2 26 13.0 2
26 Jeff Krantz 1 11 11.0 0 1 11 11.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Chris Carr 3 97 32.3 1
2 Brian Washington 3 4 1.3 0
3 Mike Carl 2 23 11.5 0
4 Brian Davis 2 27 13.5 0
5 Mike Knox 2 3 1.5 0
6 Marc Munford 2 26 13.0 0
7 Chris Spachman 2 114 57.0 2
8 Brian Pokorny 1 12 12.0 0
9 Gregg Reeves 1 8 8.0 0
10 Guy Rozier 1 25 25.0 0
11 Brad Smith 1 0 0.0 0
12 Dennis Watkins 1 24 24.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Doug DuBose 9 262 29.1 0
2 Keith Jones 4 164 41.0 1
3 Paul Miles 4 55 13.8 0
4 Jon Kelley 3 72 24.0 0
5 Von Sheppard 2 45 22.5 0 5 34 6.8 0
6 Dana Brinson 1 35 35.0 0 7 19 2.7 0
7 Todd Frain 1 0 0.0 0
8 Robb Schnitzler 16 207 12.9 0
9 Bryan Siebler 4 7 1.8 0
10 Jeff Tomjack 1 11 11.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dale Klein 38 38 100.0 13 20 65.0 77 2 67 33.5
2 Craig Schnitzler 7 7 100.0 1 2 50.0 10
3 Chris Drennan 1 2 50.0
4 Dave Cheloha 3 3 100.0
5 Dan Wingard 1 1 100.0 46 1934 42.0