By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
No. 3 Clemson visits NC State Thursday night to open ACC play for both teams. Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers.
TheClemsonInsider.com takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. NC State.
Clemson 2013 Rankings NC State
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
45.00 (16) Scoring Offense (59) 31.50
190.00 (55) Rushing Offense (42) 212.50
299.50 (25) Passing Offense (35) 280.50
489.50 (35) Total Offense (31) 493.00
24.00 (T61) Scoring Defense (32) 17.50
154.00 (64) Rushing Defense (8) 79.50
239.00 (T76) Passing Defense (T76) 239.00
393.00 (69) Total Defense (29) 318.50
+1.50 (T11) Turnover Margin (T47) +0.50
.966 – Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro has made 28 of his 29 FG attempts, a .966 percentage.
3.5 – NC State PK Niklas Sade is tied for the nation’s lead in field goals made per game, having made all seven of his attempts in the first two games.
8 – Combined TDs by Clemson QB Tajh Boyd last season against the Wolfpack (five passing & three rushing).
8 – Points needed by Catanzaro to become Clemson’s career scoring leader.
13 – Number of players on its roster from the state of North Carolina.
14 – Number of wins (against zero losses) for NC State head coach Dave Doeren in home games (12-0 at Northern Illinois, 2-0 with NC State).
52 – Clemson wins against NC State, the third most victories for the Tigers over a school.
76 – Career TD passes for Boyd, tied for third in ACC history with former NC State QB Russell Wilson.
95 – Career TD responsible for Boyd, second in ACC history and trailing only former Wolfpack great Philip Rivers (112 from 2000-03).
110 – Combined number of points in last season’s Clemson/NC State game( a 62-48 Tiger win), the Tigers highest scoring game in ACC play in terms of combined points.