Clemson by the numbers: Tigers in top-10 in total and scoring offense, defense


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Clemson by the numbers: Tigers in top-10 in total and scoring offense, defense

You could say Clemson’s on a roll right now.

No week has featured more top-25 stats for the Tigers (21), including 10 in the top-10 as a team.

Clemson remains the only team ranked in the top-10 on offense (8th; 522.6 YPG) and defense (3rd; 263.9) and now adds top-10 ranks in scoring offense (6th; 44.1 PPG) and scoring defense (1st; 13 PPG).

Freshman QB Trevor Lawrence jumped back into the top-25 in passing TDs (19th; 16) after his four-touchdown day and maintained his No. 10 spot in pass efficiency (164.2).

Clemson top 25 national rankings

Kickoff return defense - 1 (14.1 YPG), scoring defense – 1 (13 PPG), total defense – 3 (263.9 YPG), TFL per game – 3 (10), third down defense - 3 (.262), scoring offense – 6 (44.1), TFL allowed - 6 (3.75 per game), rushing defense – 7 (91.63), total offense – 8 (522.6), sacks per game – 8 (3.25), fourth down defense - 10 (.273), kickoff returns – 12 (26.3), passing defense - 14 (172.3), rushing offense - 14 (237), red zone TD percentage – 17 (73.7), red zone defense – 20 (.750), passing efficiency – 21 (154.72), red zone defense TD percentage – 21 (50), passing offense - 21 (285.6), fewest penalties per game - 22 (5), pass efficiency defense - 24 (111.75 rating).

Other key stats

Red zone offense – 28 (.895), sacks allowed - 32 (1.5), third down offense – 38 (.430), turnover margin – 53 (.25), punt returns – 66 (9.17).

Top individual national ranks

Travis Etienne – Total touchdowns 1 (15), rushing touchdowns 2 (14), rushing yards per carry 3 (7.82), rushing yards 13 (845), rushing yards per game 15 (105.6).

Trevor Lawrence – Pass efficiency 10 (164.2), passing TDs 19 (16), yards per attempt 23 (8.47), completion percentage 27 (.653).

Clelin Ferrell – Sacks 12 (0.88 per game), tackles for loss 19 (1.5).

Justyn Ross – Yards per reception 15 (20.1).

Amari Rodgers – Punt returns 24 (10.5).

Tee Higgins - receiving TDs 30 (6).

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

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