By Trey McCurry.
Furman makes the short trip from Greenville to Death Valley Saturday afternoon for a Palmetto state showdown. Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers.
TheClemsonInsider.com takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. Furman!
2012 Rankings Clemson
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
33.00 (T27) Scoring Offense (27) 39.00
150.50 (50) Rushing Offense (25) 237.00
248.50 (25) Passing Offense (29) 290.00
399.00 (33) Total Offense (19) 527.00
35.50 (80) Scoring Defense (62) 23.00
131.00 (44) Rushing Defense (98) 216.00
254.00 (90) Passing Defense (20) 161.00
385.00 (65) Total Defense (58) 377.00
-1.50 (92) Turnover Margin (18) +1.50
8 – Number of consecutive home wins for Clemson. The Tigers were 7-0 at home in 2011 and are off to a 1-0 start in 2012.
12 – Number of 100-yard receiving games for DeAndre Hopkins in his career, including the first two games of 2012.
14 – Number of seasons (1938-51) that the Tigers spent as SoCon members.
28 – Number of times Furman has faced a FBS (formerly Division I-A) school since reclassification in 1982. The Paladins are 5-22-1 in those contests and 1-20 since 1987 with the only win coming at North Carolina in 1999.
29 – Number of consecutive wins in the series by Clemson. Overall, the Tigers lead the series 41-10-4 (18-0 in Memorial Stadium) and the Paladins last win in the series came in 1936.
45 – Number of points the Tigers scored in the first half against Ball State last week, the most points Clemson had scored in a half since 1981.
50 – Number of consecutive wins by Clemson over teams currently in the SoCon. The last time the Tigers lost to a current SoCon member was a 12-0 setback to Furman in 1936.
61 – Length of the field goal that Spencer Benton booted at the end of the first half against Ball State, setting a Clemson & ACC record.
102.5 – Number of receiving yards per game for Furman WR Will King, tops in the SoCon and tied for eighth in the FCS.
527 – Average total yards for Clemson in its first two games. The Tigers have opened the season with consecutive 500-yard games for the first time in school history & have never recorded three consecutive 500-yard games.