By Trey McCurry.
By Trey McCurry
No. 4 Clemson travels to Columbia Saturday to face No. 9 South Carolina. TCI takes a look at how the Palmetto showdown looks by the numbers.
Clemson 2013 Rankings South Carolina
Avg. Rank Rank Avg.
42.3 (9) Scoring Offense (T32) 34.4
176.8 (61) Rushing Offense (25) 211.2
338.8 (8) Passing Offense (39) 254.6
515.6 (10) Total Offense (25) 465.8
20.2 (18) Scoring Defense (20) 20.3
153.7 (53) Rushing Defense (T32) 143.6
200.1 (16) Passing Defense (17) 200.7
353.8 (27) Total Defense (T19) 344.4
+0.9 (T12) Turnover Margin (T34) +0.5
6 – Number of wins for Dabo Swinney over SEC schools, the most in the nation among non-SEC coaches.
14 – Consecutive weeks Clemson has been ranked in the top-10, the longest streak in school history and third longest streak in the FBS.
19 – Combined wins for Clemson & South Carolina entering Saturday’s game, tied for the highest ever. It also marks the first time in series history that both team’s enter the game ranked in the top-10.
104 – Number of uninterrupted played games in the Clemson/Carolina series (dating to 1909), the third highest all-time and second-highest active.
105 – Tackles for loss for this season for the Clemson defense, best in the nation and 14 more than any other team.
126 – Career TD responsible for Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, an ACC record. Boyd has thrown for an ACC-record 102 TDs and ran for another 24 scores.
217 – Career receptions for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, second in school history and fourth in ACC history. Watkins trails only Aaron Kelly (232) on the Tigers career list.
395 – Career points for Clemson K Chandler Catanzaro, second on the ACC career scoring list with 66 FGs and 197 PATs.
3071 – Career receiving yards for Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, the most in Clemson history and sixth-highest in ACC history (Conner Vernon holds the ACC record with 3749 yards).