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 Syracuse
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
43.0 (16) Scoring Offense (35) 37.5
179.3 (61) Rushing Offense (71) 159.8
312.5 (18) Passing Offense (41) 263.8
491.8 (22) Total Offense (54) 423.5
17.3 (26) Scoring Defense (46) 22.0
133.3 (44) Rushing Defense (24) 109.3
213.3 (51) Passing Defense (63) 228.5
346.5 (38) Total Defense (32) 337.8
+1.5 (T5) Turnover Margin (44) +0.5
.968 – Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro has made 30 of his 31 FG attempts, a .968 percentage.
3 – Number of players Clemson on its roster from the state of New York (Chad Kelly, Isaiah Battle, & Ebenezer Ogundeko).
6.0 – Number of QB sacks for Clemson DE Vic Beasley, tied for the ACC lead (averaging 1.5 per game) and tied for second nationally.
10.5 – Number of points per game for Syracuse RB Jerome Smith. Smith leads the ACC in touchdowns with seven (six rushing) and his scoring average is the best of any non-kicker.
17 – Number of different Orange receivers that have caught at least one pass in 2013, tied for sixth-most in the FBS.
43 – Passes without an INT for Terrell Hunt, the second-lonest streak for a Syracuse QB to start his career.
82 – Career TD passes for Boyd, second in ACC history trailing only Philip Rivers ACC record of 95.
102 – Career TD responsible for Boyd, second in ACC history and trailing only former NC State QB Philip Rivers (112 from 2000-03).
221.89 – Pass efficiency rating for Syracuse QB Terrell Hunt after just one game as a starter. He would lead the ACC but has not had enough pass attempts to qualify.
337 – Career points for Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro, a school record and tied for fifth in ACC history.