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1986 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 105) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 5-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 37.2 (2nd of 105) ▪ PA/G: 13.8 (7th of 105)
SRS: 18.05 (6th of 105) ▪ SOS: 2.80 (36th of 105)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 30-15 versus Louisiana State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 6.1 14.0 43.5 89.5 0.9 54.7 280.0 5.1 3.3
Defense 12 10.3 22.2 46.2 128.3 0.8 36.8 87.8 2.4 0.6
Difference -4.2 -8.2 -2.7 -38.8 +0.1 +17.9 +192.2 +2.7 +2.7

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Steve Taylor 52 124 41.9 808 6.5 4.9 6 7 101.3
2 Clete Blakeman 19 37 51.4 242 6.5 6.3 4 2 131.2
3 McCathorn Clayton 2 6 33.3 24 4.0 -0.2 1 1 88.6
4 Tyreese Knox 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Keith Jones 161 830 5.2 14 2 18 9.0 0 163 848 5.2 14
2 Steve Taylor 130 537 4.1 9 130 537 4.1 9
3 Tyreese Knox 70 419 6.0 2 1 -3 -3.0 0 71 416 5.9 2
4 Ken Kaelin 68 380 5.6 2 68 380 5.6 2
5 Micah Heibel 54 302 5.6 2 54 302 5.6 2
6 Dana Brinson 37 286 7.7 2 14 208 14.9 1 51 494 9.7 3
7 Terry Rodgers 27 135 5.0 1 27 135 5.0 1
8 Clete Blakeman 26 110 4.2 4 26 110 4.2 4
9 Jon Kelley 22 133 6.0 2 1 6 6.0 0 23 139 6.0 2
10 McCathorn Clayton 22 66 3.0 1 22 66 3.0 1
11 Jeff Wheeler 16 74 4.6 1 1 3 3.0 0 17 77 4.5 1
12 Doug Dalton 9 52 5.8 0 9 52 5.8 0
13 Von Sheppard 7 29 4.1 0 3 61 20.3 1 10 90 9.0 1
14 Hendley Hawkins 3 13 4.3 0 1 5 5.0 0 4 18 4.5 0
15 Jerry Mlinar 2 4 2.0 0 2 4 2.0 0
16 Wendell Wooten 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 1.0 0
17 Rod Smith 1 -11 -11.0 0 12 190 15.8 1 13 179 13.8 1
18 Todd Millikan 11 230 20.9 4 11 230 20.9 4
19 Robb Schnitzler 8 122 15.3 1 8 122 15.3 1
20 Jason Gamble 8 111 13.9 0 8 111 13.9 0
21 Tom Banderas 6 70 11.7 2 6 70 11.7 2
22 Willie Griffin 3 42 14.0 1 3 42 14.0 1
23 Mark Diaz 1 11 11.0 0 1 11 11.0 0
24 Mark Cooper 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Charles Fryar 3 3 1.0 0
2 Bryan Siebler 3 10 3.3 0
3 Mark Blazek 2 26 13.0 0
4 Marc Munford 2 18 9.0 0
5 Chris Carr 1 0 0.0 0
6 Brian Davis 1 32 32.0 1
7 Cleo Miller 1 11 11.0 0
8 Jeff Tomjack 1 36 36.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Dana Brinson 13 280 21.5 0 27 330 12.2 0
2 Terry Rodgers 6 77 12.8 0 5 50 10.0 0
3 Von Sheppard 5 135 27.0 0 1 0 0.0 0
4 Doug Dalton 4 64 16.0 0
5 Jeff Wheeler 2 29 14.5 0
6 Rod Smith 12 227 18.9 1
7 Robb Schnitzler 1 70 70.0 1
8 Bryan Siebler 1 19 19.0 0
9 Morgan Gregory 1 6 6.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dale Klein 51 52 98.1 10 13 76.9 81 1 37 37.0
2 Craig Schnitzler 2 2 100.0
3 Gregg Barrios 1 1 100.0
4 John Kroeker 46 1824 39.7
5 Jim Toner 1 45 45.0