By Trey McCurry.
Clemson gets a chance to take early control of the Atlantic Division when Florida State visits Death Valley Saturday afternoon.
Each week TCI will take a look at how the matchup breaks down by the numbers.
What do the numbers tell us about Clemson and Florida State?
Florida State 2011 Rankings CU
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
36.33 (T33) Scoring Offense (24) 38.67
96.33 (T100) Rushing Offense (27) 218.67
325.33 (13) Passing Offense (21) 306.00
421.67 (52) Total Offense (9) 522.67
11.00 (12) Scoring Defense (58) 23.33
77.00 (17) Rushing Defense (110) 224.67
118.00 (6) Passing Defense (46) 194.33
195.00 (5) Total Defense (97) 419.00
-0.67 (T90) Turnover Margin (32) 0.67
2 – Number of Seminoles from the Palmetto state. The players are: S Justin Bright and DT Everett Dawkins, both from Byrnes.
5 – Number of ranked opponents Florida State has faced in their last seven games, as well as the ranking nationally in total defense.
9 – National pass efficiency ranking of Clemson QB Tajh Boyd. The sophomore has completed 68 of 101 passes for 911 yards, 10 touchdowns, and one interception for a 173.8 efficiency rating.
10 – Number of Tigers that hail from the state of Florida, including three starters. The players are: Daniel Andrews, Tavaris Barnes, Mike Bellamy, Xavier Brewer, Cortez Davis, Rashard Hall, Carlton Lewis, Matt Sanders, Tony Steward, and Sammy Watkins.
13 – Consecutive FGs made by FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins, including the game-winner last season versus Clemson.
155 – Number of receiving yards for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, the most ever by a Clemson freshman.
308 – Number of weeks that Clemson has been ranked in the AP Poll all-time
416 – Number of yards of total offense by QB Tajh Boyd last weekend versus Auburn, the most in the 70-year history of Death Valley.
624 – Numbers of yards of total offense for Clemson last week against Auburn, the third-highest figure in school history.
1955 – The last time Clemson hosted AP-ranked teams in two straight games.