Clemson, SC – It’s Game Day in Death Valley where No. 8 Clemson battles Maryland in an ACC showdown.
Location: Death Valley
Kickoff: 3:32 PM
2012 Record: Clemson 8-1 Maryland 4-5
ACC Record: Clemson 5-1 Maryland 2-3
Series History: Clemson leads 32-26-2
Last Meeting: Clemson won 56-45 in 2011 at Maryland
Boyd with Ten TD’s Last Two Games
Tajh Boyd has shown five touchdowns in each of the last two games. He now has three of the five times in Clemson history where a quarterback threw for five touchdowns.
Clemson Gains 718 Yards
Clemson gained 718 yards of total offense against Duke. The Tigers had 334 rushing and 364 passing. It was just the second time in history that Clemson has over 300 yards in rushing and passing.
In the first half Clemson has 487 yards against the Devils. That is a Clemson record for yards in a half. Clemson averaged 11.3 yards per play in the half.
Boyd Fourth in Nation
Tajh Boys is fourth in the nation in passing efficiency. Tajh has consecutive games with a mark over 200 for passing efficiency.
Hopkins 82 Yards Short
DeAndre Hopkins needs just 82 yards to set the Clemson receiving yardage record. With 82 yards Hopkins will breakKelly’s all time record in that area. Kelly had 2733 from 2005-2008 while Hopkins has 2652.
Hopkins has 62 receptions for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games. He is second in the nation in touchdown catches.
Defense Continues to Improve
Clemson’s defense has held three straight opponents to 20 points or less. Over that time teams have averaged 16.7 points per game and 346 yards per game. The Tigers have only given up a total of six touchdowns in those three games.
Clemson Dominates on Homecoming
The Tigers are 65-20-3 on Homecoming. That includes a record of 35-4-2 since 1971.
Robert – Clemson 55 Maryland 13
Will – Clemson 31 Maryland 10
Heath – Clemson 48 Maryland 13
Ed – Clemson 44 Maryland 0