Time of possession is one of the most meaningless statistics in football. Saturday will be an exception when Nebraska hosts 22nd ranked Oregon. The Husker offense will be looking to put together some lengthy drives to let the defense rest and keep the Ducks’ fast break offense on the sideline.
“I think part of that is sustaining drives and not giving them another crack at it because they do go fast and that tempo wears you down”, said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. “If you can establish the time of possession and sustain drives that will be good for the entire team.”
Good balance will help the Husker offense stay on the field. After running the ball for 292 yards in a season opening win over Fresno State the Huskers had a big day in the passing game with 412 yards in a victory over Wyoming.
“Being able to split up the offense like that and show you can run it and pass it makes you more diverse as an offense and way more dangerous”, said senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp. “Tommy can run the ball as well so it is just a dangerous offensive attack to have all those areas working well.”