Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. Maryland

Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. Maryland


Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. Maryland


By Trey McCurry.

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.


Clemson            2013 Rankings                   Maryland

Avg.          Rank                         Rank         Avg.

37.0             (26)    Scoring Offense      (78)              28.0

165.4            (67)    Rushing Offense     (76)              159.3

322.1           (17)    Passing Offense      (29)              280.6

487.5            (22)    Total Offense         (52)              439.9

21.1             (26)    Scoring Defense     (T45)            23.4

153.0            (56)    Rushing Defense    (27)              123.7

223.3            (50)    Passing Defense     (65)              230.7

376.3            (46)    Total Defense        (25)              354.4

+0.9             (T18)  Turnover Margin    (T85)            -0.3



8 – Number of passing yards needed by Clemson QB Tajh Boyd to reach 10,000 or more for his career. Boyd, who has 9,992 passing yards, is currently third on the ACC career list trailing only NC State’s Phillip Rivers (13,484) and Duke’s Thaddeus Lewis (10,065).

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

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

11 – Number of different players that have caught a TD pass for Clemson in 2013, already a school record.

14 – Number of consecutive wins by double digits versus unranked teams for Clemson.

20 – Career receiving TDs for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, tied with Aaron Kelly for second place in Clemson history and trailing former teammate DeAndre Hopkins (27).

110 – 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 (89) and career 300-yard games (14).

2577 – Career receiving yards for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, fourth in Clemson history and only 443 yards behind leader DeAndre Hopkins (3020 yards).


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