Clemson leads the nation in three key defensive areas, coming out of its 24-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
The Tigers lead the nation in sacks with 4.00 per game, in tackles for loss with 10.2 per game, and in third-down conversion defense, at .237.
The Tigers rank 10th in scoring defense, allowing 16.2 points per game, and are 21st in total defense, with a 344.8 average.
Clemson ranks fourth in turnover margin at +1.5.
Individually, Vic Beasley ranks second in sacks (1.5) to Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald (1.6), and is fourth in tackles for loss (2.0).
Tajh Boyd ranks third in touchdown responsibility (20) and is eighth in passing efficiency.