Inside Clemson football: By the numbers (The Citadel edition)

Clemson running back Roderick McDowell dives for the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter.

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Clemson running back Roderick McDowell dives for the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter.

A weekly look inside the numbers of Clemson football…

Clemson football by the numbers (through 11 games)

-4 - Clemson held an opponent to negative passing yards for the first time in school history versus The Citadel.

4.6 - The Tigers averaged their widest margin per play (7.4 to 2.8) in the Chad Morris era.

17 - The 17 first down margin was the second-most under Morris. The leader was versus LSU last year (24).

44.6 - Clemson's third down rate hasn't been too out of ordinary on its current win streak, converting 25-of-56 (44.6 percent) combined against Maryland, Virginia, Georgia Tech and The Citadel.

99 - Senior Clemson running back Rod McDowell topped 100 yards for the third time this season, showing what he can do when he gets carries. With double-digit attempts, the Sumter native is averaging over six yards per carry and 99 yards a game with four touchdowns.

221 - Tajh Boyd has a 221 pass efficiency in the month of November, which leads the nation. Against South Carolina last season, he had a 106.96 rating, with two picks to one touchdown.

386 - In the margin category again, Clemson had 386 more yards than The Citadel, which is another high under Morris.

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TigerNE writes:

Outside of the numbers Tajh seems to have his mojo and confidence back. Thankfully. I'm feeling good that even if he struggles to start on Saturday he's in a good place to turn it around, unlike last year where he got into a near panic and never seemed to shake it off.

Maybe my "feeling good" is more about my non-stop hoping than a real gut feel....

DahlonegaJoe writes:

My hope is Tajh and the host of playmakers play with abandon. They need to play like they have all to gain and nothing to lose. If they can pick that up, the line will play with confidence and it will be a positive experience. Outside of that we must keep Connor contained. Don't let him get out of the pocket and improvise. We have the talent and desire to win. Now lets JUST GO DO IT> GO TIGERS>

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