Although the final score may not show it, No. 2 Clemson dominated Wake Forest on Saturday. The Clemson offense and defense were both able to rotate in subs and young talent in the 28-14 victory Saturday in Death Valley.
0: Both Clemson and Wake Forest failed to convert a field goal Saturday. Wake Forest’s Mike Weaver went 0-for-2 on the day while Clemson’s Alex Spence went 0-for-1. It was not a good day to be a kicker.
1: The Tigers’ offensive line did an excellent job protecting their quarterbacks.Throughout the whole game, with three different quarterbacks playing they only allowed one sack. Clemson quarterbacks totaled 41 pass attempts.
3: Punter Will Spiers had a very good performance for Clemson. He put three punts inside the 20-yard line. Not only was he able to pin point his punts, but he also had a solid average of 41.5 yards a punt while pin pointing the three.
6-0: With the win, Clemson ensured its third consecutive season with at least a 6-0 start. It is the first time that Clemson has started at least 6-0 for three straight years since doing so between 1928 and 1930.
8: The Tigers’ had eight tackles for loss on Saturday, resulting in a total of 25 lost yards. The defensive line led the way including Austin Bryant’s two tackles for loss. Clelin Ferrell had a big sack that resulted in a 10-yard loss.
9: Clemson won its ninth in a row over Wake Forest, marking Clemson’s longest winning streak over the Demon Deacons since a 15-game winning streak from 1977 to 1991.
11: Clemson won its 11th consecutive game, tied for the fifth-longest winning streak in school history. The record is 17 straight between November 22, 2014, and December 31, 2015. With Oklahoma’s loss today and the Tigers’ win, Clemson now owns the nation’s longest winning streak.
20: Clemson has been a power house in the ACC, recording their 20th straight victory against an ACC Atlantic team. The Tigers have dominated the ACC in back to back seasons and this season it looks to be the same. They have three more Atlantic Division games this season.
72: Kelly Bryant was incredibly efficient through the air completing 72 percent of his passes. With the good protection and calm poise in the pocket, Bryant was able to put together a solid performance. Bryant has been consistent with his completion percentage throughout the season.
35:05: The Tigers’ controlled a majority of the possession time today, resulting in them having a total of 35:05 minutes with the ball. They had the ball for 10:10 more than Wake Forest. The team that dominates possession is usually the team that comes out on top. That was also the case today.
81,500. Yet again, the Clemson faithful were out in full spirits. The games attendance reached 81,500 as the Tigers see themselves very consistently reaching that 80,000 mark.