By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
South Carolina State visits Death Valley Saturday afternoon to face the No. 4 Tigers. 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 State!
SC State 2013 Rankings Clemson
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
——- (NR) Scoring Offense (T32) 48.00
——- (NR) Rushing Offense (T43) 197.00
——- (NR) Passing Offense (41) 270.00
——- (NR) Total Offense (39) 467.00
——- (NR) Scoring Defense (T82) 35.00
——- (NR) Rushing Defense (92) 222.00
——- (NR) Pass Eff Defense (83) 155.60
——- (NR) Total Defense (102) 545.00
——- (NR) Turnover Margin (T22) +1.00
.964 – Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro has made 27 of his 28 FG attempts, a .964 percentage.
1st – Clemson became the first non-SEC team in history to defeat Top-10 SEC teams in back-to-back games with it’s 38-35 win over #5 Georgia, following their 25-24 win over #9 LSU in the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
4 – Clemson’s rank in the AP Poll, it’s highest ranking since September 1988. The Tigers also received a first-place vote for the first time since the preseason poll of 1991.
26 – Number of wins (against zero losses) for Clemson against FCS competition since the division was formed prior to the 1978 season. The Tigers have won 25 of the 26 games by at least double digits.
27 – Yards per reception for SC State WR Tyler McDonald in the opener against Coastal Carolina. McDonald caught four passes for 108 yards with a TD.
46.0 – Average yards per punt for SC State senior punter Nick Belcher in the Bulldogs season opener against Coastal Carolina. Belcher booted a 61-yard punt and landed three punts inside the 20.
77 – Length of a catch-and-run TD reception for Sammy Watkins in the opener against #5 Georgia, the longest pass play of Watkins’ career.
94 – Number of TDs Tajh Boyd has passed & run for in his career, the second-best career mark in ACC history (trailing only Phillip Rivers – 112).
132 – Number of rushing yards for Roderick McDowell on 22 carries against Georgia, a career high.