Clemson now has the No. 2 defense in the country


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After FSU's win over Louisville Thursday night, Clemson moved up to No. 2 in total defense behind Stanford. FSU racked up 574 yards on Louisville to drop them from No. 1 to No. 6 overall.

Clemson will have a chance to be the No. 1 defense after this weekend with Stanford playing at Oregon while the Tigers are off.

Clemson is also ranked the No. 11 team in the nation in terms of scoring defense at 18.3 points per game.


Total Defense

RANK	TEAM		G	PLAYS	YDS	YDS/PLAY	OFF TDS	OPP TDS	YPG
1	Stanford	8	539	2005	3.72		10	11	250.6
2	Clemson		8	508	2149	4.23		17	19	268.6
3	Wisconsin	7	414	1891	4.57		13	13	270.1
4	Alabama		8	498	2218	4.45		10	12	277.3
5	Michigan St.	8	479	2235	4.67		20	21	279.4
6	Louisville	9	582	2525	4.34		14	17	280.6

Scoring Defense

RANK	TEAM		G	TDS	OPP XP	2PT	OPP DXP	OPP FGM	OPP SAF	PTS	AVG
1	Ole Miss	8	8	7	0	0	9	1	84	10.5
2	Stanford	8	11	10	0	0	8	0	100	12.5
3	Alabama		8	12	10	0	0	10	0	112	14.0
4	Duke		7	12	7	0	0	9	0	106	15.1
5	LSU		9	17	17	0	0	8	0	143	15.9
6	Wisconsin	7	13	12	1	0	7	0	113	16.1
7	Marshall	8	16	15	0	0	7	0	132	16.5
8	Penn St.	7	14	12	0	0	8	1	122	17.4
9	Louisville	9	17	15	0	0	14	0	159	17.7
10	Houston		7	15	15	0	0	6	1	125	17.9
11	Clemson		8	19	17	0	0	5	0	146	18.3
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