September 1, 2015

The 50+ Club

Quick, name the Clemson player with the longest play from the line of scrimmage in 2012. DeAndre Hopkins, you say? Wrong. Sammy Watkins? Nope. Andre Ellington? Wrong again. 

Brandon Ford’s 69 yard catch and run against North Carolina State was the longest play of the season for Clemson.

Incredibly, Hopkins didn’t even come in second. That honor goes to Andre Ellington’s 68 yard run in the opener against Auburn.


50 Yard Club
 Some interesting observations about these 50+ yard plays:

  •  The first two were rushes, but the next 10 were passes.
  • 5 of the 12 came on second down.
  • 6 of the 12 came in the second quarter.
  • Only 4 of the 12 came in Death Valley.
  • DeAndre Hopkins had 5 (of the 10) receptions of over 50 yards.
  • Despite the documented reduction in explosive plays, Sammy Watkins footprints are all over this metric – 3 receptions, 1 rush and 1 pass.
  • Assuming Hopkins turns pro, only Watkins returns from this group (along with Tajh Boyd, of course) of explosive players.
  • 12 plays over 50 yards equals 1 per game, 1 every 80.17 plays and 1.25% of plays.

Clemson Baseball

Clemson head coach Jack Leggett, left, chats with pitching coach Dan Pepicelli  during a timeout in their baseball game against North Carolina on Sunday in Clemson.

Mark Crammer Independent Mail

Final 2015 Clemson Baseball Metrics

Pitching Batting


Updated Baseball Metrics – 59 Games

Pitching Batting

Crownover 2

Second Look: Matthew Crownover’s Amazing Numbers

Yesterday, Clemson Baseball put out a nice graphic that included metrics compiled by junior left-hander and ACC pitcher of the year Matthew Crownover.  While the graphic was eye catching and paid ample tribute to the season Crownover is having, my mind works in a different way.  What do those (and other) stats really mean on […]

Zack Erwin

Crownover and Erwin

The graph below shows the pitching game scores for each of the 14 starts in 2015 by Matthew Crownover and Zack Erwin.  First thing I notice is the wild fluctuations within Erwin’s season, with game scores ranging from between 20 and 75.  He’s had three streaks of back to back solid outings, his most recent […]

Weston Wilson

Clemson Baseball Metrics – 44 Games

Batting Pitching

Clate Schmidt

Clemson Baseball Metrics – 41 Games

Pitching Batting

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: