October 17, 2018

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

Metrics for Returning Defenders

Here’s a look at the 2016 raw numbers for returning defensive players.  I’ve got some ideas on enhancing these for the coming season so stay tuned.

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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 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

8 Plays: Linebackers

Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware (10) celebrate the fourth down stop. GWINN DAVIS / FOR POST AND COURIER

8 plays from the Clemson linebackers.

 

Previous Editions:

8 plays from Jordan Leggett

8 plays from Wayne Gallman

8 plays from the defensive backfield

8 plays from Mike Williams

Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone video.

The Making of a Champion: Episode 14

Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware (10) celebrates GWINN DAVIS

The plays and playmakers that led Clemson to the National Championship.

I could have picked about 17 different sacks or hits on Deondre Francois for this game.  I thought the last and final nail in the coffin would fit, because Francois had no chance.  Clemson remained undefeated and moved to 7-0 with the 37-34 victory.

Previous Episodes:

Episode 1 – Hunter Renfrow makes leaping catch to extend lead vs. Auburn

Episode 2 – Ben Boulware steps in front of Sean White Pass at the goal line

Episode 3 – Jadar Johnson knocks down Auburn’s last gasp

Episode 4 – Hunter Renfrow makes another spectacular touchdown catch

Episode 5 – Christian Wilkins catches a touchdown pass for a 10 point lead

Episode 6 – Deon Cain 1 on 1 vs. Troy DB = Touchdown

Episode 7 – Deon Cain backs into end zone to tie Louisville

Episode 8 – The Wayne Train picks up steam

Episode 9 – Jordan Leggett rumbles for go ahead touchdown vs. Louisville

Episode 10 – Marcus Edmond stops Louisville 36 inches short

Episode 11 – Marcus Edmond strikes again & N.C. State goes down

Episode 12 – Greg Huegel drills a clutch 46 yard FG in Tallahassee

Episode 13 – Jordan Leggett does it again, scoring with 2:06 left in Tallahassee

We Will Rock You

GWINN DAVIS

A video look at some of the sacks and hits by the 2016 Clemson defense.