Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. Citadel

Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. Citadel


Inside the Numbers: Clemson vs. Citadel


By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

No. 6 Clemson battles the Citadel in the Tiger’s final home game of the season.  Each week we will analyze how the game breaks down by the numbers. takes you inside the numbers for Clemson vs. Citadel.


The Citadel       2013 Rankings                   Clemson

Avg.          Rank                         Rank         Avg.

—–             (N/A)  Scoring Offense      (T11)            41.3

—–             (N/A)  Rushing Offense     (61)              174.2

—–             (N/A)  Passing Offense      (9)               337.7

—–             (N/A)  Total Offense         (9)               511.9

—–             (N/A)  Scoring Defense     (26)              21.6

—–             (N/A)  Rushing Defense    (46)              152.0

—–             (N/A)  Passing Defense     (43)              220.5

—–             (N/A)  Total Defense        (T38)            372.5

—–             (N/A)  Turnover Margin    (9)               +1.0



12 – Consecutive weeks Clemson has been ranked in the top-10, the longest streak in school history and fourth longest streak in the FBS.

14 – Clemson WR Sammy Watkins recorded the 14th 100-yard performance in his career, and seventh of the season, with 104 yards against Georgia Tech last Thursday.

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

20.5 – Average number of yards per catch for Clemson WR Martavis Bryant this season. Bryant has 34 catches for 698 yards and 4 TDs.

27 – Clemson wins, against zero losses, when facing FCS teams since the NCAA formed the division in 1978.

49 – Career wins for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. With a win over The Citadel, Swinney would be the second fastest Tiger coach to reach 50 wins (72 games), trailing only Danny Ford (65 games).

121 – Career TD responsible for Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, an ACC record. Boyd has thrown for an ACC-record 97 TDs and ran for another 24 scores.

210 – Career receptions for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, second in school history. Watkins trails only Aaron Kelly (232) on the Tigers career list.

386 – Career points for Clemson K Chandler Catanzaro, third on the ACC career-scoring list with 65 FGs and 191 PATs. Catanzaro needs just eight points this week to move into second place.

3013 – Career receiving yards for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, second in Clemson history and only 7 yards behind leader DeAndre Hopkins (3020 yards).



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