Clemson now has the No. 2 defense in the country


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Clemson now has the No. 2 defense in the country

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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