Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Nebraska: By The Numbers


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After a 48-25 win by the Nebraska Cornhuskers over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, here are some notable numbers from the game.

464- Nebraska had 464 yards of offense on Saturday

366- Minnesota had 366 yards of offense during Saturday’s game

301- Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner set a career-high with 301 passing yards on Saturday

26- Leidner also set a career in completions with 26, and that is also the amount of rushing attempts Minnesota had in the game.

11- Gophers wide receiver KJ Maye had 11 receptions on Saturday, which is a career-high for him.

94- Maye had 94 receiving yards against Nebraska, which is also a career-high.

5.3- Nebraska averaged 5.2 yards per carry on Saturday, on their way to 203 rushing yards as team.

116- Cornhuskers’ tailback Terrell Newby had 116 rushing yards against Minnesota, including a 69-yard touchdown on Nebraska’s third offensive play.

2.5- Minnesota averaged just 2.5 yards per carry on Saturday, on their way to 65 rushing yards as a team.

51.0- Gophers’ punter Peter Mortell averaged 51 yards per punt on Saturday, on five punts, including a long of 66 yards and three downed inside the 20-yard line.

299- Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong had 299 total yards of offense against Minnesota (261 passing, 38 rushing)

7-for-13- Nebraska went 7-for-13 on third down on Saturday

6-for-15- Minnesota went 6-for-15 on third down on Saturday

3- Minnesota turned the ball over three times, including two interceptions thrown by Leidner. Armstrong also had three touchdowns passes in the game for Nebraska.

0- Nebraska did not turn the ball over on Saturday

0- Snaps taken by Gophers’ freshman backup quarterback Demry Croft

31:43- Nebraska’s time of possession on Saturday

28:17- Minnesota’s time of possession on Saturday

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