By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
No. 8 Clemson hosts Maryland Saturday afternoon in Death Valley. Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers.
TheClemsonInsider.com takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. Maryland!
Maryland 2012 Rankings Clemson
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
19.89 (106) Scoring Offense (7) 42.67
97.22 (113) Rushing Offense (32) 198.00
198.67 (94) Passing Offense (10) 324.44
295.89 (119) Total Offense (9) 522.44
21.67 (33) Scoring Defense (44) 23.78
110.11 (18) Rushing Defense (76) 172.33
191.56 (20) Passing Defense (61) 240.00
301.67 (11) Total Defense (70) 412.33
-1.11 (108) Turnover Margin (37) +0.44
5 – When Maryland started true freshman Shawn Petty at QB last Saturday, it marked the fifth different starting QB for the Terps since they began fall camp due to an unprecedented run of injuries. Original starter C.J. Brown was lost for the season in pre-season camp. True freshman Perry Hills started seven games before suffering a knee injury against NC State. His backup, WR convert Devin Burns, suffered a foot injury in the same game. A week later, Caleb Rowe also suffered a knee injury in his first career start. Petty, who was playing linebacker until the injuries to Hills and Burns, made his first start last week.
6 – Clemson QB Tajh Boyd tied an ACC single-game record for TD responsibility for the second time in his career, throwing for 5 TDs and running for a sixth in the Tigers win over Duke. Boyd originally tied the record last year against North Carolina, but this year tied the record in the FIRST HALF!
7 – Maryland true freshman WR Stefon Diggs ranks seventh nationally in all-purpose yards and has the most of any freshman nationally. Diggs per-game average of 174.9 yards per game is better than the ACC season record of 171.4 (set last year by Clemson WR Sammy Watkins).
13 – With three TD catches last week at Duke, Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins now leads the ACC with 13 TD receptions this season and is only four away from tying the ACC single-season record.
37 – With a 56-point outing against Duke, Clemson became the only team in ACC history to score 37 or more points in eight consecutive games. The Tigers have averaged 44.8 points per game during the streak.
240.85 – The pass efficiency rating for Clemson QB Tajh Boyd in the Tigers’ 56-20 win at Duke. Boyd threw five TD in the first half alone for the second straight week. He completed 16 of 23 passes for 344 yards with the 5 TDs and 3 INTs.
718 – Clemson’s 718 yards of total offense at Duke is the most by an ACC team this year and the 10th highest figure in ACC history (ninth highest in a conference game).