At season's midpoint, Tigers and Seminoles dominating ACC statistics

Both Clemson and FSU lead the conference in 15 team or individual categories

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is tackled by Florida State defensive back Terrence Brooks in the second quarter.

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Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is tackled by Florida State defensive back Terrence Brooks in the second quarter.

At the midway point of the ACC football season, Clemson and Florida State have emerged as the league's dominant teams in terms of statistical performance.

Clemson and Florida State each lead the conference in 15 team or individual statistical categories. North Carolina is a distant third with six top-spots, and is followed by Duke with four, and by Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College and N.C. State with three each.

Four Clemson players lead the conference in seven individual categories, paced by Nuk Hopkins, who holds the top spot in receptions per game (8.2), reception yardage (128.8), and touchdown receptions (8).

Chandler Catanzaro paces the ACC in field goals made with 11 (1.83 per game) and is tied for the top spot in field goal accuracy at 100 percent (11-of-11).

Tajh Boyd leads the conference in total offense with 328.7 yards per game - 15 yards per game more than second-place Stephen Morris of Miami.

Andre Ellington continues to lead the league in rushing (99.5) by a small margin over Florida State's Chris Thompson (95.3).

Boyd also ranks second to FSU EJ Manuel in passing efficiency and second to UNC's Bryn Renner in touchdown passes. Rashard Hall is tied for second in interceptions, and Ellington is third in all-purpose running yardage.

In team statistics, Clemson holds the ACC's top spots in eight categories.

The Tigers lead the league in total offense (525.8 yards per game) and passing yardage (324.7). Clemson also leads in touchdown passes (16), first downs (26.2 per game), third-down conversions (54.0 percent) and fourth-down conversions (85.7 percent).

Clemson leads the league both offensively and defensively in the red zone. The Tiger offense has converted 28 of 29 red zone chances (96.6 percent), with 20 touchdowns and eight field goals. The defense is allowing a 70.8 percent conversion rate (17-of-24, with 11 touchdowns and six field goals).

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