January 16, 2018

2 Minute (ish) Recap: Miami

2 minute video recap of Clemson’s 38-3 shellacking of Miami in the ACC Championship Game: That 3rd down defense, the “blazing fast” Travis Etienne, Christian Wilkins “monster night”, Alex Spence “drills” one inside the right upright, Tavien Feaster breaks free and Deon Cain deep.

2 Minute (ish) Video Recap: Florida State

2 minute (ish)video recap of 31-14 win over Florida State: Tre Lamar “rocks” James Blackman, Kelly Bryant “gets there”, “It’s too loud to hear”, Travis Etienne “makin’ it look easy”, “call your friends, text your relatives” tell them Van Smith just ended this puppy.

The average drive against Clemson defense

I realize it’s only 2 games in, Kent State is a pseudo FBS team that played four corners and Auburn doesn’t light up the scoreboard. ¬†That said, the numbers below are impressive.

Huge challenge this week with Lamar Jackson and Louisville.

Here is what the average drive for opponents have looked like in the first two games (24 drives):


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All 11 sacks from Saturday

Couldn’t fit them all in on Twitter, but there is all 11 sacks from Saturday.

FYI – 2nd clip where intentional grounding was called is officially listed as sack.

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Head to Head: Inside the Numbers of Clemson vs. Kent State

Back and Gone – Sacks & Passes Defensed

Clemson defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell (99) makes the play. The Clemson Tigers played host to the Pittsburgh Panthers at Memorial Stadium, Saturday, November 12, 2016. Gwinn Davis / The Post and Courier

An interactive infogrpahic looking at the production returning and lost for the Clemson Tigers.

A few plays from the 2016 defensive backfield:

Before the Trophy Episode 5

Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett (16) makes the catch. GWINN DAVIS / FOR POST AND COURIER

In Tallahassee Johnson intercepts, Huegel hits from distance, Leggett dives and the defense blasts Diondre Francois repeatedly.

Back and Gone – Tackles & Tackles for Loss

Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman (4) fires a pass as Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence (90) defends. The Clemson Tigers played host to the Pittsburgh Panthers at Memorial Stadium, Saturday, November 12, 2016. Gwinn Davis / The Post and Courier.

An interactive infographic on the tackles and tackles for loss production that is back and gone for Clemson.



Here are a few plays from the defensive line in 2016

Before the Trophy Episode 4

Clemson’s Christian Wilkins (42) works the crowd. ¬†GWINN DAVIS / FOR POST AND COURIER

Before the trophy…Christian Wilkins blocks a field goal, another goes wide right, Dexter Lawrence creates a hole the size of Pendelton and Marcus Edmond cements his legendary status.

Before the Trophy Episode 2

Clemson’s Christian Wilkins (42) works the crowd. GWINN DAVIS / FOR POST AND COURIER

Before the trophy….Kendall Joseph intercepted a pass, Hunter Renfrow, Christian Wilkins and Deon Cain all caught touchdown passes and Clemson beat a team from Alabama for the second week in a row.

Previous Episodes – Episode 1 – Renfrow catches, Boulware intercepts, Johnson knocks down