By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
No. 9 Clemson hosts South Carolina Saturday night 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. South Carolina!
S. Carolina 2012 Rankings Clemson
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
31.82 (41) Scoring Offense (4) 44.64
143.73 (81) Rushing Offense (30) 203.64
222.18 (74) Passing Offense (9) 332.00
365.91 (93) Total Offense (6) 535.64
17.45 (13) Scoring Defense (47) 24.73
116.64 (16) Rushing Defense (72) 163.09
194.18 (22) Passing Defense (74) 244.91
310.82 (13) Total Defense (69) 408.00
+0.18 (T48) Turnover Margin (45) +0.36
.889 – The home winning percentage for Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney in four and half seasons with the Tigers. Swinney has compiled a 16-2 home field record at Death Valley and his winning percentage is the second best in league history for three or more seasons, trailing only former Clemson head coach Ken Hatfield who was 12-1-1 (.893) in four seasons in Tigertown.
8 – Clemson QB Tajh Boyd set an ACC single-game record for TD responsibility against NC State. Boyd threw for five TD passes and ran for three more scores against the Wolfpack.
15 – The number of TD receptions for Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins total is already tied for third best in ACC history and only two from the ACC record.
15 – The number of consecutive regular season non-conference games won by the Gamecocks. South Carolina’s last regular season non-conference loss came at Clemson in 2008.
34 – The average number of sacks by South Carolina in 2012, tops in the SEC and eighth in the nation.
37 – With a 45-point outing against Maryland, Clemson became the only team in ACC history to score 37 or more points in 10 consecutive games. The Tigers have averaged 46.5 points per game during the streak.
64 – The number of wins by Steve Spurrier as South Carolina’s head coach, tied for first in school history. Spurrier has taken South Carolina to six bowl games after no previous Gamecock coach had taken the team to more than three bowl appearances.
109 – The number of previous meetings between the in-state rivals in a series that began in 1896 and was played in Columbia until 1960. Clemson leads the all-time series 65-40-4, including a 16-9-1 mark at Death Valley.
754 – Total yards of offense by Clemson against NC State last weekend. QB Tajh Boyd set a single-game record for yards of total offense in the game with 529 (426 passing, 103 rushing).