Clemson leads nation in fewest penalties, second in tackles for loss


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According to the stats on the NCAA website Sunday, Clemson is the least penalized team in the country. The Tigers lead the nation in all four penalty categories - Fewest Penalties, Fewest Penalties Per Game, Fewest Penalty Yards, and Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game.

In four games this season, Clemson has 11 penalties for 94 yards (23.50/game). For contrast the last place team, BYU, has 44 penalties for 422 yards (105.50/game).

Clemson is also tied for second in the nation in team tackles for a loss at 9.5 per game. Linebacker Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
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#42 6-2, 244
Polkton, NC

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and defensive end Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Sr. Defensive End
#3 6-2, 236
Adairsville, GA

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are tied at 7th in the nation with 1.8 tackles for loss per game.

Other rankings (out of 125 teams):
Scoring Offense - 25
Scoring Defense - 76

Red Zone Offense - 101
Red Zone Defense - 27

Rushing Offense - 88
Rushing Defense - 27

Passing Offense - 9
Passing Yards Allowed - 35

Total Offense - 26
Total Defense - 28

First Downs Offense - 71
First Downs Defense - 11

3rd Down Conversion Pct - 39
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense - 22

Turnover Margin - 52
Turnovers Gained - 85
Turnovers Lost - 16

Kickoff Returns - 121
Kickoff Return Defense - 75

Punt Returns - 120
Punt Return Defense - 72

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