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Nebraska Football

How the Ducks Hung On

September 10, 2017

“It’s been a pretty common fact for the games that I coach in that if you lose the turnover battle and you don’t rush for as many yards as the other guy, you lose the game,” Mike Riley said not long after Nebraska lost to the “other guy,” Oregon, in Autzen Stadium.

I don’t have the numbers to support that statement, but I also have no reason to doubt it. Turnovers alone are a very good indicator of which team won. Over the first two weeks in college football, 53 of the 60 teams (88.

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