Clemson Offense Up Almost 100 Yards Per Game


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Clemson has made a strong improvement in terms of offense
this year. The Tigers have gone from 295.6 yards per game in 2004
to 394.3 yards per game so far in 2005. That is an improvement of
98.7 yards per game over last season, the eighth best total offense
improvement in the nation, and the top improvement in the ACC . It
might surprise some that Southern Cal is the most improved team in the nation in terms of total offense so far this year. The Trojans were obviously good in 2004 with a 449.1 average, but they have trumped that with an average of 593.6 yards per game so far this year.



Clemson has improved by 64 places in the national rankings in total offense over last year. Clemson is currently 46th after ranking 110th at the end of the 2004 season.


A check to Clemson history shows that a 98.7- yard improvement would be the second biggest gain from one year to another
on record. Clemson improved by 107.3 yards per game from 1994 to
1995 under offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen. Like Rob Spence,
Christensen was in his first year at Clemson in 1995. He is now a
quarterbacks coach in the NFL. Christensen and Spence coached together at Maryland in 1992 and 1993.

A look to the ACC stats for this year shows that Clemson is second in the league in total offense at 394.3 yards per game, fourth in rushing at 157.3 yards per game, and fourth in passing at
237.0 yards per game. The Tigers are the only ACC team to rank in
the top four in the conference in rushing offense and passing offense.

Passing efficiency has also made a dramatic improvement this year under offensive coordinator Rob Spence. Clemson has a 135.8 team efficiency rating so far this year, second best in the ACC.
Clemson's team efficiency last year was just 96.0.


Most Improved Teams in Total Offense
Rk	School	        2004	2005	Improve
1.	Southern Cal	449.1	593.6	+144.5
2.	Notre Dame	345.1	474.0	+128.5
3.	Penn State	310.7	437.4	+126.7
4.	Washington St	368.6	491.1	+122.5
5.	Central Florida	280.0	401.2	+121.2
6.	New Mexico	298.0	410.8	+112.8
7.	Iowa	        312.7	419.6	+106.9
8.	Clemson 	295.6	394.3	+98.7
9.	Northwestern	409.5	508.1	+98.6
10.	Maryland	298.0	383.9	+85.9

Most Improved Total Offense Teams in Clemson History
Rk	First Year      Second year  	Impr
1.	1994 (272.4)	1995 (379.7)	+107.3
2.	2004 (295.6)	2005 (394.3)	+98.7
3.	1972 (266.2)	1973 (364.5)	+98.3
4.	1998 (304.9)	1999 (402.6)	+97.7
5.	1977 (339.6)	1978 (427.8)	+88.2
6.	1956 (251.2)	1957 (327.7)	+76.5
7.	1949 (312.4)	1950 (388.1)	+75.7
8.	1940 (265.7)	1941 (330.8)	+65.1


 


Category '05 National Rank Actual '04 National Rank Actual '03 National Rank Actual '05 Conf Rank
Rushing Offense 48 157.33 100 107.55 73 136.85 4
Passing Offense 39 237.00 78 188.09 16 283.62 4
Total Offense 46 394.33 110 295.64 30 420.46 2
Scoring Offense 60 27.67 90 21.45 45 28.08 5
Rushing Defense 40 129.00 41 135.64 35 131.85 10
Pass Efficiency Defense 54 120.90 11 103.39 36 116.05 10
Total Defense 38 344.67 26 327.27 29 336.31 8
Scoring Defense 29 19.78 29 20.82 20 19.23 7
Net Punting 107 30.31 66 35.29 50 36.27 12
Punt Returns 75 7.90 24 12.03 93 7.61 8
Kickoff Returns 43 22.05 3 26.29 2 27.69 5
Turnover Margin 18 .89 100 -.73 43 .31 2
Pass Defense 58 215.67 23 191.64 38 204.46 10
Passing Efficiency 38 135.81 113 95.99 40 134.59 2

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spacer Clemson Offense Up Almost 100 Yards Per Game
Crump®
spacer Holy ####......USC averages 590+ yds per game? And has
aztigerman
spacer Bad Comparison
CuFan21
spacer Talent defense is such teams as Duke, Temple, and wake?***
PeeDee83
spacer Comparing Wake to Temple and Duke is just foolish.***
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: Comparing Wake to Temple and Duke is just foolish.***
coyote_2323
spacer Wake beat Duke by 38 points.
BigCUFan®
spacer I don't think Wake has one of the top defenses in the
PeeDee83
spacer Turnovers cost Clemson that game.***
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: Turnovers cost Clemson that game.***
PeeDee83
spacer I didn't agree with the call...
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: I didn't agree with the call...
PeeDee83
spacer Becuae both turnovers led to Wake points.
BigCUFan®
spacer Wouldnt have even been in that postion
CuFan21
spacer Re: I don't think Wake has one of the top defenses in the
hunterr012000
spacer Maybe FSU, Miami, BC, A&M, GT, and NCST...
cugrad2000
spacer My bad...I didn't know you were talking about Southern Cal
PeeDee83
spacer South Carolina has only played one really good defense
civil engr
spacer Re: South Carolina has only played one really good defense
PeeDee83
spacer You lost me on Vandy. If their defesne is good, then you
civil engr
spacer You must have the coot aid to think the coots' O avg. 590+***
cugrad2000
spacer Re: You must have the coot aid to think the coots' O avg. 590+***
PeeDee83
spacer 27.67 in 2005 vs 21.45 in 2004 per chart at the bottom.***
cutigerbob®
spacer Wow 107th in Net Punting. Way down in punt returns and
cutigerbob®
spacer foolhardy to care about that stat after the Duke game,
CU''90
spacer Probably, but I think the improved offensive numbers
clemudelt
spacer Why do you have to be so negative? We are making obvious
TommyIsAGoodChristianMan
spacer Re: Clemson Offense Up Almost 100 Yards Per Game
dannyfan1981
spacer and yet danny will never come back***
clemtiger117
spacer Re: and yet danny will never come back***
1991tiger85
spacer AND WE'RE 5-4!!!!!!!!!!!***
TigerFan20
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