Top-end balance: Leading 3 rushers combined for 2,052 yards, top 6 receivers for 3,390

Andre Ellington, DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins all topped 100 yards per-game all-purpose

Andre Ellington

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Andre Ellington

The top-end talent and depth of Clemson's rushing and receiving corps are reflected in the Tigers' final offensive season statistics.

Clemson's three primary runners - Andre Ellington, Tajh Boyd and Rod McDowell - combined for 2,052 yards rushing this season; while Clemson's top six pass-catchers - DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins, Adam Humphries, Brandon Ford, Charone Peake and Jaron Brown - combined for 266 receptions and 3,390 yards.

Ellington led the Clemson rushing attack with 1,081 yards on 212 carries. He averaged 83.2 yards per game. Boyd picked had 541 yards net on 186 attempts, and McDowell added 450 yards on 83 carries.

Hopkins led the Tigers' receivers with 82 catches for a school-record 1,405 yards. He set a new ACC mark with 18 touchdown receptions, and also set a new conference record for consecutive games with a TD catch (10). He averaged 17.1 yards per catch and 108.1 yards per game.

Sammy Watkins caught 57 passes for 708 yards, and averaged 12.3 yards per catch and 70.8 yards per game.

Adam Humphries was next with 41 catches for 280 yards, while tight end Brandon Ford had 40 receptions for 480 yards and eight touchdowns, which tied Dwayne Allen's program record for TD receptions by a tight end.

Charone Peake and Jaron Brown combined for 66 receptions for 517 yards (25, 172 by Peake and 21, 345 by Brown).

Tajh Boyd completed 287 of 427 passes for 3,896 yards and 36 touchdowns, with 13 interceptions and a 165.59 efficiency rating. Backup Cole Stoudt was 27-of-39 for 212 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He had a 135.15 efficiency rating.

Boyd averaged 339.2 yards per game in total offense.

In all-purpose yardage, Ellington (114.7), Hopkins (108.1) and Watkins (107.3) all topped the 100-yard mark in per-game average.

Chandler Catanzaro finished the season 18-of-19 on field goals; and Spencer Benton and Bradley Pinion both averaged just over 39 yards per punt. Benton had touchbacks on 32 of 70 kickoffs, while Pinion had touchbacks on 18 of 26.

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