By the Numbers: No. 2 Clemson 61, The Citadel 3

By the Numbers: No. 2 Clemson 61, The Citadel 3

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By the Numbers: No. 2 Clemson 61, The Citadel 3

Clemson drilled The Citadel for Military Appreciation Day winning 61-3 in front of 80,618 in Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers racked up a season high 662 yards, including 479 passing yards. The defense also held the Bulldogs to 216 total yards.

Here are some of the numbers that stood out from Saturday’s game.

3: Kelly Bryant had a tremendous day through the air, passing for a career-high three touchdowns. The junior quarterback looked commanding in his five possessions and seemed to garner more confidence moving forward.

7: Saturday Clemson improved to 10-1 on the season marking the 7th consecutive campaign it has won at least 10 games. It is the second longest active streak of 10-win seasons behind Alabama (10) and the 5th longest streak in college football history.

9.9: The Tigers averaged a whopping 9.9 yards per play on Saturday thanks to an impressive passing attack and solid run game.

11: Freshman running back Travis Etienne rushed for a pair of touchdowns on Saturday taking him to 11 on the season. That mark took him past C.J. Spiller’s freshman record 10 touchdowns.

27-1: The 2016 Clemson senior class has compiled an impressive résumé over its four years. The Tigers have gone 27-1 at home with the most wins of any team in program history.

27: The Tiger offense racked up 27 total first downs on Saturday in rout to their win over the Bulldogs.

32-0: Saturday’s win moved Clemson to 32-0 over teams from the Football Championship Subdivision with 31 of those wins coming by double digits.

54: After holding the Bulldogs to 3 points in the win Saturday Clemson has now won 54 straight games when holding opponents to less than 23 points.

59: Clemson won its 59th game in the last five years, the second most of any program during that span.

100-percent: Clemson was a perfect 6-for-6 in the red zone on the afternoon. It entered the game 30th in the country in red zone efficiency.

178: Freshman wide receiver Tee Higgins had an outstanding day with 178 yards receiving a pair of touchdowns. The 178 yards is the most by a Clemson wide out this season.

479: The passing game was clicking all afternoon for Clemson as they racked up 479 yards, a season high for the Tigers.

2014: The last time the Tigers scored at least 60 points was September 6, 2014 when they steam rolled South Carolina State 73-7.

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