Statistically Speaking


by - Senior Writer -
Cordrea Tankersley had a second half interception Thursday
Cordrea Tankersley had a second half interception Thursday

The regular season is 25 percent complete, and Clemson is excelling in several national categories while struggling in a few others.

TigerNet took a few minutes Monday to see where the Tigers stand nationally in several categories and were able to do that thanks to www.cfbstats.com.

If you’ve watched the season’s first three games, you aren’t surprised that Clemson’s defense is trending toward the top nationally, the offense is in the middle of the pack and special teams are struggling.

Where does Clemson rank out of 128 FBS teams?

*Clemson is 36th in scoring offense (36.7 points per game), 59th in rushing offense (188.0 yards per game), 52nd in passing offense (254.0 yards per game) and 50th in total offense at 442.0 yards per game.

*The Tigers are 120th in punt returns, with nine returns for a paltry 12 yards.

*The Tigers are 9th in kickoff returns, with five returns for 153 yards, a 30.60 yards per return average.

*Clemson is 116th in punting, with 17 kicks for 632 yards (37.18 yards per punt).

*Clemson is 8th in tackles for loss, with 28 tackles for loss for a total of 83 yards. That’s an average of 9.33 tackles for loss per game.

*The Tigers are tied for 13th nationally with five interceptions and tied for last nationally with just one forced fumble.

*The Tigers are 98th nationally in red zone conversions, with seven scores in nine attempts (five touchdowns and two field goals).

*Clemson is tied for 98th nationally with just four touchbacks in 21 attempts.

*The Tigers are 11th nationally in scoring defense, giving up just 12.3 points per game.

*Clemson is 33rd in rushing defense (114.67 yards per game), 14th in passing defense (146 yards per game), and 12th in total defense at 260.7 yards per game.

*The Tigers are 120th nationally in kickoff returns allowed, giving up 17 returns for a whopping 478 yards and a touchdown. That’s an average of 28.12 yards per return.

*Clemson is 79th in sacks allowed, giving up six sacks in three games.

*Clemson’s defense is 8th in opponents’ third down conversions – opponents have converted just nine of 46 attempts.

* Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS So. Running Back
#9 6-1, 210
Loganville, GA

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is 37th nationally in rushing at 103.3 yards per game.

* Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 207
Gainesville, GA

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is 5th nationally in completion percentage – he’s completed 58-of-78 passes for a 74.4 completion percentage. Watson is 18th in QBR at 165.31

* Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
Jr. Defensive End
#90 6-3, 272
Central, SC

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is 39th nationally with 2.5 sacks. Lawson is 20th nationally with 5.0 tackles for loss.

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