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Study Hall: Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7

Tyler Smith

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Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7

WF Clemson WF Clemson
Close % 52.8% STANDARD DOWNS
Field Position % 29.5% 55.4% Success Rate 45.5% 54.8%
Leverage % 61.1% 75.5% PPP 0.50 0.75
S&P 0.959 1.297
TOTAL
EqPts 18.5 56.4 PASSING DOWNS
Close Success Rate 33.3% 52.5% Success Rate 14.3% 44.4%
Close PPP 0.35 0.89 PPP 0.10 1.36
Close S&P 0.680 1.411 S&P 0.241 1.805
RUSHING TURNOVERS
EqPts 5.7 17.5 Number 2 0
Close Success Rate 15.4% 55.0% Turnover Pts 7.5 0.0
Close PPP 0.19 0.44 Turnover Pts Margin -7.5 +7.5
Close S&P 0.349 0.989
Line Yards/carry 1.66 3.41 Q1 S&P 0.813 1.553
Q2 S&P 0.475 1.238
PASSING Q3 S&P 0.875 1.084
EqPts 12.7 38.9 Q4 S&P 0.281 0.784
Close Success Rate 43.5% 50.0%
Close PPP 0.43 1.33 1st Down S&P 0.903 1.106
Close S&P 0.867 1.833 2nd Down S&P 0.333 1.135
SD/PD Sack Rate 14.3% / 0.0% 7.7% / 10.0% 3rd Down S&P 0.352 1.381
Projected Pt. Margin: Clemson +45.4 | Actual Pt. Margin: Clemson +49

In Wake Forest's last four games versus ranked teams, the Deacs have been outscored 52-0 (at No. 5 Florida State last year), 42-13 (to No. 14 Clemson), 38-0 (at No. 3 Notre Dame), and 56-7 (Saturday at No. 3 Clemson). Average score: 47-5. Ouch.

In the offseason, Jim Grobe and Wake talked a lot about moving back toward the run a bit. But the run was an outright disaster on Saturday, and a potentially solid secondary got lit up repeatedly but big pass plays, especially on passing downs. This game was over quickly.