Clemson offense rolled up top-10 marks in scoring, passing, total offense

Tigers ranked in the top 50 in all dozen major offensive statistics categories

Clemson's Tajh Boyd leaps for the end zone during the fourth quarter at the Discover Orange Bowl in Sun Life Stadium Miami, Florida. The ball was called back to the two yard line, but Clemson's Stanton Seckinger scored a few plays later.

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Clemson's Tajh Boyd leaps for the end zone during the fourth quarter at the Discover Orange Bowl in Sun Life Stadium Miami, Florida. The ball was called back to the two yard line, but Clemson's Stanton Seckinger scored a few plays later.

Clemson's offense continued to soar in 2013, as the Tigers maintained their high national statistics ranking in scoring, total offense and passing while slipping slightly in some other key areas.

For the season, the Tigers averaged 40.2 points per game, which ranked eighth nationally. Baylor (52.4) edged out Florida State (51.6) as the nation's most prolific scoring team.

Clemson also had top-10 national marks in completion percentage (6th, .692), passing efficiency (8th, 164.18), passing yards (9th, 333.1) and total offense (10th, 507.7).

The Tigers were 15th in total first downs with 327.

Clemson had top-50 marks in rushing (56th, 174.6), passing yards per completion (43rd, 12.7), interceptions thrown (59th, 13), third-down conversions (34th, .447), fourth-down conversions (34th, .577), and red zone offense (50th, .850).

In all dozen offensive statistical categories, Clemson ranked in the top 50 nationally.

The Tigers had mostly mid-range numbers in the several miscellanous categories.

Clemson had just one punt for a touchback all season, which ranked second nationally behind Louisiana Tech, which had none.

The Tigers were 29th in turnover margin (+0.5), 31st in punt return defense (5.44), 43rd in net punting (37.7), 58th in punt returns (8.34), 66th in fewest penalties per game (5.62), 97th in fumbles lost (12), and 105th in kickoff return average (18.97).

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33dtb writes:

Statistics ,,,,we LOST to carolina when we shouldn't have

JSBCharleston writes:

We weren't top 10 against fsu or usuc. Stats mean very little against lesser competition.

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