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NEBRASKA FOOTBALL: Statistically Speaking as of 11/28

By Huskerlocker @huskerlocker

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By Brandon Cavanaugh
At the end of this season, if current trends continue:
- Quarterback Taylor Martinez will complete 55.9% of his passes (165-295) throwing for 2137 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions ending 2011 with a passing efficiency rating of 125.9.
- Running back Rex Burkhead will finish the season with 283 carries for 1374 yards rushing (4.9 YPC) and 16 touchdowns.
- Wide receiver Kenny Bell will wrap up his year with 32 catches for 530 yards (16.6 YPC) and three touchdowns.
- Linebacker Lavonte David will have accumulated 132 tackles, 62 solo, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, two passes broken up, three quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
- Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard will have broken up at least one pass in all but two games he’s played.
- Specialist Brett Maher will have converted 21 of 24 field goals. He will have kicked 59 punts averaging 44.6 yards per punt, downing 26 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. On 75 kickoffs, he’ll have averaged 67 yards per kickoff, tally 21 touchbacks and have scored 107 points.
- Running back Ameer Abdullah will have piled up 896 yards in total return yardage (69 YPG).
- Nebraska will have fumbled the ball 34 times, but will have only lost 11.
- The Cornhuskers will have committed 82 penalties accumulating 683 yards of punishment (52 YPG).
- The third quarter will have been Nebraska’s finest as they will have outscored opponents 119-72.
- If the Huskers win the 2012 Capital One Bowl, about 771,463 fans will have seen Nebraska win live.
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