Where the Stats Lie
This early into the season, gleaning information from statistics about a college football team is a dangerous proposition. The low number of data points cannot tell the full picture. But the beginning of a trend might be visible. Looking at the NCAA's numbers right now, some figures appear to be on the right path for Nebraska. The Huskers Rushing Offense and Scoring Offense are ranked 14th in the nation. In contrast the Rushing Defense is 86th and Scoring Defense is 107th. But will these numbers play out into the conference schedule? Based on the stats for the Illini, the chances for Nebraska to move up in the Defensive numbers might be there, but a significant jump is unlikely.