Tale of the Tape: Tennessee vs. Nebraska

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    dobbsarmstrongA quick glance at how Tennessee and Nebraska stack up against each other:

    Overall:

    Tennessee
    Record: 8-4 (4-4 SEC)
    Wins: Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee Tech, Kentucky, Missouri
    Losses: Texas A&M, Alabama, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
    Rankings: 21st (College Football Playoff)
    SOS: 40th (Sagarin)

    Nebraska
    Record: 9-3 (6-3 Big Ten)
    Wins: Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon, Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland
    Losses: Wisconsin, Ohio State, Iowa
    Rankings: 24th (AP Poll)
    SOS: 55th (Sagarin)

    Statistical Rankings:

    Total Offense

    Tennessee: 437.3 ypg (8th in SEC)
    Nebraska: 386.1 ypg (8th in Big Ten)

    Scoring Offense

    Tennessee: 36.3 ppg (2nd)
    Nebraska: 26.8 ppg (6th)

    Rushing Offense

    Tennessee: 203.2 ypg (8th)
    Nebraska: 178.2 ypg (6th)

    Passing Offense

    Tennessee: 234.1 ypg (5th)
    Nebraska: 207.9 ypg (8th)

    Total Defense

    Tennessee: 460.2 ypg (11th)
    Nebraska: 350.6 (4th)

    Scoring Defense

    Tennessee: 29.3 ppg (9th)
    Nebraska: 22.8 ppg (6th)

    Rushing Defense

    Tennessee: 231.7 ypg (12th)
    Nebraska: 141 ypg (6th)

    Passing Defense

    Tennessee: 228.5 ypg (10th)
    Nebraska: 209.6 ypg (10th)

    Turnover Margin

    Tennessee: -2 (10th)
    Nebraska: +5 (7th)

    Individual leaders:

    Tennessee:

    Passing: Joshua Dobbs (202-for-319 (63.3%) for 2,655 yards, 26 TDs and 12 INTs
    Rushing:
    Joshua Dobbs (139 carries for 713 yards, 9 TDs)
    Receiving: Josh Malone (45 catches, 852 yards, 10 TDs)
    Tackles: Todd Kelly Jr. (67)
    Interceptions: Todd Kelly Jr./Micah Abernathy (2)
    Sacks: Derek Barnett (12)
    Kicking: Aaron Medley (10-15 FG)
    Punting: Trevor Daniel (44.7 yards/punt)
    Kick Returns: Evan Berry (32.9 yards/return) *out for the year
    Punt Returns: Alvin Kamara (10.2 yards/return)

    Nebraska:

    Passing: Tommy Armstrong Jr. (151-for-294 (51.4%) for 2,180 yards, 14 TDs and 8 INTs *Questionable for Music City Bowl
    Rushing:
    Terrell Newby (181 carries for 864 yards, 7 TDs)
    Receiving: Jordan Westerkamp (38 catches, 526 yards, 5 TDs)
    Tackles: Josh Banderas (89)
    Interceptions: Kieron Williams (5)
    Sacks: Ross Dzuris (5.5)
    Kicking: Drew Brown (11-13 FG)
    Punting: Caleb Lightbourn (39.3 yards/punt)
    Kick Returns: Tre Bryant (22.1 yards/return) *out for the year*
    Punt Returns: De’Mornay Pierson-El (7.3 yards/return)