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1987 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 104) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (10-2)

PS/G: 37.6 (3rd of 104) ▪ PA/G: 13.7 (8th of 104)
SRS: 19.18 (3rd of 104) ▪ SOS: 5.09 (17th of 104)

Bowl Game: Lost Fiesta Bowl 31-28 versus Florida State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 6.8 13.5 50.0 105.9 1.3 56.1 342.3 6.1 3.3
Defense 12 11.5 25.9 44.4 144.6 0.4 35.3 98.1 2.8 0.8
Difference -4.7 -12.4 +5.6 -38.7 +0.9 +20.8 +244.2 +3.3 +2.5

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Steve Taylor 57 123 46.3 902 7.3 6.2 13 9 128.2
2 Clete Blakeman 23 37 62.2 361 9.8 8.9 3 2 160.1
3 Gerry Gdowski 1 2 50.0 8 4.0 4.0 0 0 83.6

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Keith Jones 170 1232 7.2 13 1 3 3.0 0 171 1235 7.2 13
2 Steve Taylor 130 659 5.1 8 130 659 5.1 8
3 Micah Heibel 64 356 5.6 4 64 356 5.6 4
4 Ken Clark 64 344 5.4 5 1 11 11.0 1 65 355 5.5 6
5 Tyreese Knox 62 428 6.9 3 62 428 6.9 3
6 Bryan Carpenter 40 183 4.6 1 40 183 4.6 1
7 Dana Brinson 33 250 7.6 0 13 189 14.5 1 46 439 9.5 1
8 Clete Blakeman 27 90 3.3 2 27 90 3.3 2
9 Gerry Gdowski 18 131 7.3 2 18 131 7.3 2
10 Jon Kelley 14 112 8.0 1 14 112 8.0 1
11 Richard Bell 13 120 9.2 1 6 142 23.7 1 19 262 13.8 2
12 Sam Schmidt 12 73 6.1 0 12 73 6.1 0
13 Doug Dalton 4 41 10.3 0 4 41 10.3 0
14 David Clare 4 15 3.8 0 4 15 3.8 0
15 Ray Coleman 4 7 1.8 0 4 7 1.8 0
16 Hendley Hawkins 3 16 5.3 0 5 76 15.2 1 8 92 11.5 1
17 Brian Harchelroad 3 10 3.3 0 3 10 3.3 0
18 Barry Kitrell 3 5 1.7 0 3 5 1.7 0
19 George Achola 2 4 2.0 0 2 4 2.0 0
20 Von Sheppard 1 12 12.0 0 2 12 6.0 0 3 24 8.0 0
21 Tim Johnk 1 11 11.0 0 1 11 11.0 0
22 Mike Preston 1 9 9.0 0 1 9 9.0 0
23 Rod Smith 21 329 15.7 3 21 329 15.7 3
24 Todd Millikan 13 287 22.1 3 13 287 22.1 3
25 Tom Banderas 8 86 10.8 6 8 86 10.8 6
26 Morgan Gregory 6 58 9.7 0 6 58 9.7 0
27 Chip Bahe 2 32 16.0 0 2 32 16.0 0
28 Keith Neubert 2 28 14.0 0 2 28 14.0 0
29 Tim McCoy 1 18 18.0 0 1 18 18.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Mark Blazek 3 48 16.0 0
2 Steve Forch 2 6 3.0 0
3 Lorenzo Hicks 2 20 10.0 0
4 Brian Washington 2 4 2.0 0
5 Charles Fryar 1 0 0.0 0
6 Jeff Jamrog 1 0 0.0 0
7 Tahaun Lewis 1 0 0.0 0
8 Jon Marco 1 0 0.0 0
9 Neil Smith 1 0 0.0 0
10 Broderick Thomas 1 7 7.0 0
11 Jeff Tomjack 1 3 3.0 0
12 Wendell Wooten 1 29 29.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Dana Brinson 14 329 23.5 0 22 222 10.1 1
2 Ken Clark 6 135 22.5 0
3 Von Sheppard 2 17 8.5 0
4 Keith Jones 1 21 21.0 0
5 Richard Bell 1 11 11.0 0 4 43 10.8 0
6 Sam Schmidt 1 1 1.0 0
7 Rod Smith 10 161 16.1 1
8 Morgan Gregory 3 31 10.3 0
9 Hendley Hawkins 1 -3 -3.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Chris Drennan 53 53 100.0 6 8 75.0 71
2 Craig Schnitzler 2 2 100.0
3 Dave Cheloha 0 1 0.0
4 John Kroeker 36 1428 39.7