Inside the Numbers: No. 8 Clemson at Virginia

Inside the Numbers: No. 8 Clemson at Virginia


Inside the Numbers: No. 8 Clemson at Virginia


By Trey McCurry

No. 8 Clemson visits Virginia Saturday afternoon.  Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers. takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. Virginia.


Clemson            2013 Rankings                   Virginia

Avg.          Rank                         Rank         Avg.

37.4             (24)    Scoring Offense      (97)              22.6

175.6            (76)    Rushing Offense     (68)              162.6

319.9           (18)    Passing Offense      (75)              219.9

495.5            (18)    Total Offense         (83)              382.5

21.9             (30)    Scoring Defense     (T78)            29.3

144.1            (42)    Rushing Defense    (83)              182.0

230.6            (66)    Passing Defense     (29)              211.8

374.8            (38)    Total Defense        (64)              393.8

+0.9             (T17)  Turnover Margin    (T79)            -0.1



1.30 – Sacks by per game by Clemson DE Vic Beasley in eight games this season, tied for the nation’s lead. Beasley also leads the ACC in total tackles for loss (15.0).

7 – Consecutive wins away from home for Clemson, its longest streak since the late 1970s. The Tigers are one of just eight programs with at least a seven-game winning streak away from home.

10 – Consecutive weeks Clemson has been ranked in the top-10, tying the 1981 national championship squad for longest in school history.

12 – Clemson WR Sammy Watkins recorded the 12th 100-yard performance in his career with 163 yards on a school-record 14 receptions last weekend at Maryland.

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

112 – Career TD responsible for Boyd, tied for the ACC career record with former NC State QB Phillip Rivers. Boyd has thrown for 90 TDs and ran for another 22 scores.

197 – Career receptions for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, third in school history. Watkins trails former teammate DeAndre Hopkins (206) and Aaron Kelly (232).

376 – Passing yards for Virginia QB David Watford last weekend against Georgia Tech, a personal career-high and the fourth-best mark by a Cavalier QB in a single game.

2740 – Career receiving yards for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, second in Clemson history and only 280 yards behind leader DeAndre Hopkins (3020 yards).



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