Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. FSU

Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. FSU


Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. FSU


By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

No. 3 Clemson hosts No. 5 Florida State Saturday night in Death Valley.  Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers. takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. Florida State.


FSU                  2013 Rankings                   Clemson

Avg.          Rank                         Rank         Avg.

53.6             (3)      Scoring Offense      (T17)            40.8

228.2            (17)    Rushing Offense     (65)              172.5

320.8           (18)    Passing Offense      (10)              342.0

549.0            (4)      Total Offense         (13)              514.5

12.0             (3)      Scoring Defense     (10)              16.2

127.8            (27)    Rushing Defense    (64)              158.3

149.0            (2)      Passing Defense     (18)              186.5

276.8            (7)      Total Defense        (T21)            344.8

+0.8             (T24)  Turnover Margin    (4)               +1.5



.783 – Winning percentage for Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, in his fourth season as head coach of the Seminoles. Fisher is 10-4 (.714) against ACC foes on the road.

.900 – Winning percentage for Clemson in home ACC football games under Dabo Swinney, a record of 18-2.

.939 – Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro has made 31 of his 33 FG attempts, a .939 percentage.

4 – Saturday’s meeting between #3 Clemson & #5 Florida State is just the fourth time in ACC history that two ACC teams will both be ranked in the top-five of the AP Poll.

9 – Sacks by Clemson DE Vic Beasley in six games this season, tops in the ACC and second nationally.

11 – Clemson WR Sammy Watkins recorded the 10th 100-yard performance in his career last Saturday with 101 yards last weekend against Boston College. Watkins has topped 100 yards receiving in four of the Tigers six games this season.

109 – Career TD responsible for Boyd, second in ACC history and trailing only former NC State QB Philip Rivers (112 from 2000-03). Boyd also ranks second, behind Rivers (95 and 18), in passing TDs (88) and career 300-yard games (14).

153.12 – Career pass efficiency rating for Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, which if maintained would be an ACC career mark.

164 – Passing yards needed by Clemson QB Tajh Boyd to reach the 10,000 yard milestone for his career, something only two other ACC QBs have accomplished.

213.9 – Pass efficiency rating for Florida State QB Jameis Winston, second nationally.



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