January 21, 2019

#ThrowbackThursday: Tajh Boyd throws for 5 TDs in route of Syracuse in 2013

Tajh Boyd throws for 455 yards and 2 touchdowns as Clemson blast Syracuse 49-14 in 2013.

CU in the NFL – Offense – DW4 goes wild, Catman hits from Long Island & 134 receptions

The Clemson offensive players (+kicker and punter) in the NFL are done for the week and the numbers are staggering. Five TD passes from Watson, 29 receptions and a 57 yard field goal are among the highlights from Clemson in the NFL.

Featured image courtesy: USA TODAY

CU in the NFL – Tying records, game winning field goals, 105 receptions (#WRU) & 119 tackles

Stats for former Tigers through week 4 of the NFL season.


#ThrowbackThursday – Louisville 2014

Clemson vs. Louisville 2014 – Clemson wins without an offensive touchdown as Adam Humphries takes a punt back, Gary Peters blasts Reggie Bonnafon and the defense makesa late goal line stand.

Then versus Now: How the 2016 Tigers stack up against the 2013 Tigers


With Clemson’s Fiesta Bowl matchup versus Ohio State just days away we’ll take an in-depth look at how this year’s team compares to the 11-2 team from 2013, who capped their season with an Orange Bowl victory over Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes. This piece will provide a snapshot at both the similarities and differences between two of the best teams to ever play at Clemson.






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Receiver Detail – 10 Games

Updated through game 10.Receiver Detail 2014-10

Receiving Details – 5 Games

I’ve made a minor adjustment this week.  Since this data is obtained from official play by play data I have put interceptions into there own category and excluded them from individual “targets” even though the target is sometimes obvious.  This is being done for consistency reasons.

An interesting (perhaps only to me) note from last week.  Adam Humphries caught a pass on the first play of the game and had a rush (that looked like a trick play in the making) on the second play of the game.  Humphries played 37 additional snaps and was neither targeted by a pass or ran the ball.  Artavis Scott was targeted three times without a reception, meaning the position Sammy Watkins manned for the last three years had 1 reception (on 4 targets) for 8 yards and 1 rush for -1 yards in the game.

Receiver Detail 2014 5

Receiver Details

Early returns suggest the Tigers have two explosive receivers in Mike Williams and Artavis Scott.  We’ll see how that works out on the 20th. Some genius (me) questioned whether or not Williams would be explosive enough to replace Martavis Bryant.  Yes, the sample size is small but the results are encouraging.

Charone Peake has two of the prettiest touchdown receptions I can recall seeing and that’s saying something considering DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant are recent members of the Clemson receiving corps.

As noted on twitter, the dynamics at TE have been interesting.  Jordan Leggett has played 46 more snaps, but has half the targets of Jay Jay McCullough.

Adam Humphries is tied for the team lead in receptions, but has one catch for more than 6 yards.
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Receiver Details

Below is the receiver detail from the Georgia game.  In previous years I had some additional/different information in this chart, that I’m not sure was useful or utilized.

One column that I’m still considering adding back in is how many targets were behind the line of scrimmage, because I think that gives you a fairly good idea of how a receiver is being used, especially in a screen heavy offense.

The target data here does not always equal the targets indicated on the official play by play data disseminated via other sources. For instance, the official play by play lists Charone Peake with one target when it was obvious he was targeted twice (a long pass down the middle broken up at midfield and his beautiful touchdown catch).  I keep track during the game, verify that with the play by play data and if there are any conflicts review the video.

Receiver Detail 14-01

Episode 20: Brandon Rink talks fall camp, QBs, OL, Peake’s health, cornerbacks and more

Brandon Rink joins me to discuss the Clemson fall camp, quarterbacks, offensive line, Charone Peake’s health, Nickels and SAMs, cornerbacks and more.

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Thanks to Brandon for participating and Clemson graduate Adam Eargle for the podcast artwork and all SUR graphics.  Need a graphic artist? Check out some of Adam’s work here.