Blackshirts’ black marks

A look at Nebraska’s national rankings in defending the pass:

 

22

Passing yards per game difference between 127th-ranked Bowling Green (326.5 yards) and 128th-ranked Nebraska (348.5). Not only is Nebraska giving up the most passing yards in the country, they’re “winning” that race by a big distance.

 

45

Passes per game opponents are averaging against Nebraska, clearly attacking a weakness. Only Oregon (46) faces more passes per game.

 

10

Touchdown passes against the Huskers, putting them in a tie for the 88th-best scoring defense against the pass.

 

80

Pass plays against Nebraska that have gone for 10 or more yards, tied for worst in the nation. Nebraska’s 34 pass plays of 20 or more yards is the worst by four.