By the Numbers - Maryland

By the Numbers - Maryland


By the Numbers - Maryland


By Trey McCurry.

Clemson hits the road Saturday in search of their seventh victory of the season.  TCI breaks down the matchup by the numbers.








Clem                       2011 Rankings                      UMD

Avg.            Rank                                       Rank                     Avg.

35.00           (31)    Scoring Offense   (91)             22.80

174.67         (43)    Rushing Offense  (51)             165.60

297.67         (23)    Passing Offense   (84)             211.20

472.33         (19)    Total Offense       (78)             376.80

19.50           (24)    Scoring Defense   (54)             24.60

160.33         (72)    Rushing Defense  (98)             196.40

196.00         (26)    Passing Defense  (44)             210.80

356.33         (48)    Total Defense      (84)             407.20

0.83             (21)    Turnover Margin  (T15)           1.00



0 – Number of Tigers that hail from the state of Maryland.


3 – Number of Terrapins from the state of South Carolina. The players are DL Justin Anderson (Blythewood), OL Stephen Grommer (Spartanburg), and WR Ronnie Tyler (Wagener).


5 – Field goals kicked by Chandler Catanzaro against Boston College. The sophomore made all five of his kicks (18, 20, 38, 42, 47) on his way to winning the Leather Helmet Award.


6 – Number of TD receptions by Sammy Watkins; tied with Florida State WR Rashad Greene for the FBS lead among freshman.   


13 – Number of undefeated teams left in FBS (10 of which play on the road this weekend); 7 teams are 6-0 and 6 teams are 5-0.


14 – Number of yards and receptions needed by Sammy Watkins to break the Clemson first-year freshman receiving record for yards (637) and receptions (52), both set by DeAndre Hopkins last season.


15 – Passing TDs for Clemson QB Tajh Boyd; tied for 9th in the nation and already the 7th best mark in Clemson history.


15 – Numbers of consecutive quarters in which Clemson has scored in 2011; overall the Tigers have scored in 22 of their 24 quarters.


20 – Number of tackles by Maryland DT Joe Vellano last week against Georgia Tech.


290.3 – Number of average passing yards per game for QB Tajh Boyd; good for the ACC lead and 16.4 yards ahead of the Clemson record of 273.9 set by Charlie Whitehurst in 2003.


623 – Number of receiving yards by Sammy Watkins; good for the nation’s lead among freshman.   


1952 – The first year of the Clemson/Maryland football series; the teams have played every year since, good for the longest active continuous rivalry against an ACC school for both programs.




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