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Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7
|Close %||52.8%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||29.5%||55.4%||Success Rate||45.5%||54.8%|
|Close Success Rate||33.3%||52.5%||Success Rate||14.3%||44.4%|
|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|
|Line Yards/carry||1.66||3.41||Q1 S&P||0.813||1.553|
|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.