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Travis Etienne has scored three rushing touchdowns in each of the last three games, to move to the top of college football.
Travis Etienne has scored three rushing touchdowns in each of the last three games, to move to the top of college football.

Clemson by the numbers: Etienne No. 1 in rushing, total TDs


by - Staff Writer -

While not his best game in yards, Travis Etienne ascended to the top of college football with his third-straight contest with three rushing touchdowns.

With 49 fewer rushing attempts, Etienne is tied with Florida Atlantic’s Devin Singletary with 14 rushing scores. The super sophomore is also No. 1 in total touchdowns (rushing/receiving) and No. 2 in yards per carry (8.16).

Another standout defensive performance only strengthened Clemson's spot in the national rankings - in the top-10 in scoring defense (3rd; 13.4 PPG), total defense (4th; 266.3 YPG), passing defense (5th; 158.6), third down defense (6th; .266) and fourth down defense (8th; .273).

After a spot early in the season in the triple-digits nationally, Clemson is now in the top-25 in pass efficiency defense (24th; 112.27), matching the ranking on the offensive side for Trevor Lawrence and company (152.83).

Clemson top 25 national rankings

Kickoff return defense - 1 (13.5 YPG), scoring defense – 3 (13.4 PPG), total defense – 4 (266.3 YPG), TFL per game – 3 (9.6), passing defense - 5 (158.6), third down defense - 6 (.266), fourth down defense - 8 (.273), total offense – 9 (522.4), rushing offense - 10 (253.7), TFL allowed - 10 (4.1 per game), scoring offense – 12 (42), kickoff returns – 13 (26.1), rushing defense – 14 (107.7), red zone defense – 17 (.737), sacks per game – 19 (3), fewest penalties per game - 20 (5), pass efficiency defense - 24 (112.27 rating), passing efficiency – 24 (152.83).

Other key stats

Passing offense - 31 (268.7), red zone defense TD percentage – 34 (52.6), red zone TD percentage – 34 (71), third down offense – 41 (.429), sacks allowed - 44 (1.71), red zone offense – 44 (.871), turnover margin – 55 (.14), punt returns – 71 (8.39).

Top individual national ranks

Travis Etienne – Rushing touchdowns 1 (14), total touchdowns 1 (15), rushing yards per carry 2 (8.16), rushing yards per game 8 (114.3), rushing yards 9 (800).

Trevor Lawrence – Pass efficiency 10 (165), completion percentage 14 (.683), yards per attempt 23 (8.46).

Clelin Ferrell – Sacks 19 (0.86 per game), tackles for loss 23 (1.5).

Justyn Ross – Yards per reception 22 (19).

Amari Rodgers – Punt returns 29 (8.7).

(National and individual stats per NCAA and CFBStats.com)

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