By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
No. 13 Clemson travels to Wake Forest in an ACC showdown Thursday night in Winston-Salem. Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers.
TheClemsonInsider.com takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. Wake Forest!
Clemson 2012 Rankings Wake
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
40.86 (15) Scoring Offense (94) 22.00
191.71 (40) Rushing Offense (98) 120.57
301.14 (20) Passing Offense (95) 195.57
492.86 (16) Total Offense (109) 316.14
25.86 (62) Scoring Defense (74) 28.00
202.14 (99) Rushing Defense (85) 183.71
237.71 (74) Passing Defense (53) 221.29
439.86 (91) Total Defense (73) 405.00
+1.00 (18) Turnover Margin (31) +0.71
2 – National ranking (in receiving yards) for Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins leads the ACC in receptions per game (7.4), is averaging 120.7 yards per game, and has caught a TD pass in each of his last four games.
4 – Wins by Wake Forest on ESPN’s Thursday Night package, the Deacons are 4-0 in those contests.
10 – Number of appearances by Clemson on ESPN’s Thursday Night package. The Tigers are 1-9 in those contests.
20 – Number of consecutive FG made by Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro, a Clemson record. His streak is fourth longest in ACC history (the record is 27).
52 – Number of career TD passes by Clemson QB Tajh Boyd. Boyd, who holds the Clemson record, is 17th on the ACC’s career list and 11th among active FBS QBs.
59 – Clemson wins over Wake Forest in history, its second highest victory total over any opponent.
60 – Number of rushing yards that the Wake Forest defense has held its opponent under the past two games (48 yards on 32 carries by Virginia and 53 yards on 43 carries by Maryland).
106 – Number of career catches by Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. Watkins reached the mark in just 17 games, the fewest games required to reach 100 catches in Clemson history.
360 – Rushing yards this season, in two games, by Clemson RB Andre Ellington on artificial surfaces (Wake Forest has an artificial surface). Ellington had a career-high 228 yards on 25 attempts against Auburn in the Georgia Dome and then 132 yards with a TD in 25 attempts at Boston College.