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1997 Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats

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Record: 13-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 112) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 12 (North Division) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (13-0)

PS/G: 46.7 (1st of 112) ▪ PA/G: 16.5 (12th of 112)
SRS: 22.30 (2nd of 112) ▪ SOS: 2.53 (41st of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 42-17 versus Tennessee

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 13 7.6 14.0 54.4 111.8 0.4 58.1 362.4 6.2 5.1
Defense 13 11.2 23.8 46.8 169.8 1.0 31.3 67.8 2.2 0.9
Difference -3.6 -9.8 +7.6 -58.0 -0.6 +26.8 +294.6 +4.0 +4.2

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Scott Frost 88 159 55.3 1237 7.8 7.3 5 4 126.0
2 Frankie London 10 22 45.5 201 9.1 9.1 0 0 122.2
3 Bobby Newcombe 1 1 100.0 15 15.0 15.0 0 0 226.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Ahman Green 278 1877 6.8 22 14 105 7.5 0 292 1982 6.8 22
2 Scott Frost 176 1095 6.2 19 176 1095 6.2 19
3 Joel Makovicka 105 685 6.5 9 5 60 12.0 1 110 745 6.8 10
4 Correll Buckhalter 54 311 5.8 6 3 6 2.0 0 57 317 5.6 6
5 Frankie London 42 198 4.7 3 42 198 4.7 3
6 James Sims 27 125 4.6 2 1 16 16.0 0 28 141 5.0 2
7 Bobby Newcombe 16 156 9.8 1 7 173 24.7 1 23 329 14.3 2
8 Dan Alexander 16 68 4.3 0 16 68 4.3 0
9 Billy Legate 12 74 6.2 0 2 18 9.0 0 14 92 6.6 0
10 Willie Miller 10 49 4.9 1 10 49 4.9 1
11 Josh Cobb 6 27 4.5 1 6 27 4.5 1
12 Ben Kingston 3 6 2.0 0 3 6 2.0 0
13 Monte Christo 2 17 8.5 0 2 17 8.5 0
14 Lance Brown 2 12 6.0 1 12 226 18.8 0 14 238 17.0 1
15 Jay Runty 2 8 4.0 0 2 8 4.0 0
16 Shevin Wiggins 1 6 6.0 0 6 76 12.7 0 7 82 11.7 0
17 Jeremy Stanislav 1 5 5.0 0 1 5 5.0 0
18 Travis Soucie 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0
19 Ted Retzlaff 1 -8 -8.0 0 1 -8 -8.0 0
20 Kenny Cheatham 14 191 13.6 0 14 191 13.6 0
21 Matt Davison 11 232 21.1 1 11 232 21.1 1
22 Sheldon Jackson 11 189 17.2 2 11 189 17.2 2
23 Vershan Jackson 4 72 18.0 0 4 72 18.0 0
24 Jeff Lake 4 40 10.0 0 4 40 10.0 0
25 John Gibson 2 18 9.0 0 2 18 9.0 0
26 Billy Haafke 1 15 15.0 0 1 15 15.0 0
27 Sean Applegate 1 9 9.0 0 1 9 9.0 0
28 T.J. DeBates 1 7 7.0 0 1 7 7.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Mike Brown 2 26 13.0 0
2 Ralph Brown 2 28 14.0 0
3 Erwin Swiney 2 2 1.0 0
4 Joe Walker 2 71 35.5 1
5 Eric Warfield 2 26 13.0 0
6 Demond Finister 1 0 0.0 0
7 Jerome Peterson 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Joe Walker 15 389 25.9 0 7 39 5.6 0
2 Shevin Wiggins 9 243 27.0 0 19 220 11.6 0
3 Kenny Cheatham 1 23 23.0 0
4 Lance Brown 1 21 21.0 0 3 27 9.0 0
5 Bobby Newcombe 1 16 16.0 0 12 244 20.3 1
6 Sheldon Jackson 1 13 13.0 0
7 Brandon Harrison 8 40 5.0 0
8 Erwin Swiney 1 28 28.0 0
9 Willie Miller 1 3 3.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Kris Brown 62 62 100.0 18 21 85.7 116
2 Ted Retzlaff 7 7 100.0
3 Dan Hadenfeldt 2 2 100.0
4 Jesse Kosch 30 1179 39.3
5 Bill Lafleur 1 40 40.0