@BTNStatsGuys: 5 things to know about Nebraska Cornhuskers

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@BTNStatsGuys: 5 things to know about Nebraska Cornhuskers

Our annual summer football tour is headed to Lincoln, Nebraska, to check out Mike Riley’s second Nebraska team.

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Before we head out to practice, here are five things to know about the Cornhuskers entering the 2016 season.

1. Six of Nebraska’s seven 2015 losses came by eight points or fewer, tied for the second-most such defeats in FBS behind Army (7).

2. Only five FBS players have more career yards than quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (7,999 total yards), who’s started 33 games, fifth-most in program history.

3. Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp has at least one reception in 26 consecutive games.

4. Three of Nebraska’s 2016 road games are versus teams that won at least 10 games in 2015 (Northwestern – 10; Wisconsin – 10; Ohio State – 12; Iowa – 12).

5. With the Foster Farms Bowl victory, Mike Riley joined Bo Pelini (2008), Tom Osborne (1973) and Bob Devaney (1962) as the only Nebraska coaches to win a bowl game in his first season.


Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher

Harold Shelton III is a BTN Studio Researcher who writes up weekly stats for BTN & BTN.com. Follow his work on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys.


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