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2017 Clemson advanced statistical profile

Updated on 1/3/2018

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Clemson Tigers (ACC Atlantic)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 12-2 | Second-order wins (diff.): 11.8 (-0.2) | S&P+ Rk: 8
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep Kent State 126 56-3 W 100% 48.1 94% 94% NULL
9-Sep Auburn 10 14-6 W 97% 18.0 84% 18% 95%
16-Sep at Louisville 16 47-21 W 98% 18.0 85% 77% 60%
23-Sep Boston College 66 34-7 W 100% 30.1 92% 82% 91%
30-Sep at Virginia Tech 29 31-17 W 88% 10.9 75% 45% 81%
7-Oct Wake Forest 37 28-14 W 100% 26.2 91% 74% 88%
13-Oct at Syracuse 88 24-27 L 51% 0.3 48% 42% 64%
28-Oct Georgia Tech 73 24-10 W 100% 28.5 92% 67% 93%
4-Nov at NC State 38 38-31 W 46% -0.8 50% 64% 37%
11-Nov Florida State 43 31-14 W 100% 24.4 90% 71% 86%
18-Nov The Citadel N/A 61-3 W 100% 45.2 93% 98% 93%
25-Nov at South Carolina 60 34-10 W 99% 21.0 86% 58% 89%
2-Dec vs. Miami-FL 17 38-3 W 100% 34.3 95% 73% 94%
1-Jan vs. Alabama 1 6-24 L 0% -29.5 11% 2% 69%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 30.0 45 14.0 2
Points Per Game 35.8 32 14.6 2
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 46.1% 18 32.6% 2 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.03 119 0.98 4 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 30.7 35 27.2 16 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.83 30 3.59 11 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 0.2 62 Turnover Luck (PPG):
+1.35
ACTUAL 4 38
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 125.7 8 132.9 7 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 48.2% 13 36.1% 18 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 0.84 92 0.70 6 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 124.4 3 118 19 100.0
Opportunity Rate 41.6% 26 31.9% 8 38.5%
Power Success Rate 71.4% 38 69.4% 79 67.7%
Stuff Rate 16.6% 27 22.0% 39 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Kelly Bryant QB 6'4, 220 JR 166 854 11 5.1 3.9 45.2% 4 (2)
Travis Etienne RB 5'10, 200 FR 107 766 13 7.2 7.5 45.8% 1 (1)
Tavien Feaster RB 5'11, 220 SO 107 669 7 6.3 7.5 37.4% 2 (1)
Adam Choice RB 5'8, 210 JR 67 326 6 4.9 3.5 40.3% 0 (0)
C.J. Fuller RB 5'10, 205 JR 59 217 3 3.7 2.6 35.6% 3 (1)
Darien Rencher RB 5'8, 195 FR 9 38 0 4.2 7.0 22.2% 0 (0)
Zerrick Cooper QB 6'2, 220 FR 7 36 0 5.1 2.2 42.9% 0 (0)
Ray-Ray McCloud WR 5'10, 180 JR 6 30 0 5.0 3.5 33.3% 5 (2)
Ty Thomason RB 5'10, 225 SO 5 37 0 7.4 2.3 80.0% 0 (0)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 114.2 25 148.9 2 100.0
Passing Success Rate 43.7% 36 29.1% 2 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.26 124 1.33 26 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 90.3 86 175.5 1 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Kelly Bryant 6'4, 220 JR 262 398 2802 13 8 65.8% 27 6.4% 6.2
Zerrick Cooper 6'2, 220 FR 25 41 256 2 0 61.0% 3 6.8% 5.4
Hunter Johnson 6'2, 210 FR 21 27 234 2 1 77.8% 1 3.6% 8.1

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Deon Cain WR 6'1, 190 JR 90 58 734 6 12.7 8.2 64.4% 53.3% 20.1%
Hunter Renfrow WR 5'10, 180 JR 78 60 602 3 10.0 7.7 76.9% 59.0% 17.4%
Ray-Ray McCloud WR 5'10, 180 JR 65 50 543 1 10.9 8.4 76.9% 46.2% 14.5%
Tee Higgins WR 6'4, 200 FR 31 17 345 2 20.3 11.1 54.8% 48.4% 6.9%
Milan Richard TE 6'2, 255 JR 26 19 236 1 12.4 9.1 73.1% 53.8% 5.8%
Diondre Overton WR 6'5, 205 SO 26 14 178 0 12.7 6.9 53.8% 53.8% 5.8%
Amari Rodgers WR 5'9, 210 FR 23 19 123 0 6.5 5.4 82.6% 56.5% 5.1%
Tavien Feaster RB 5'11, 220 SO 16 12 112 1 9.3 7.0 75.0% 25.0% 3.6%
Trevion Thompson WR 6'2, 200 JR 16 11 94 0 8.6 5.9 68.8% 50.0% 3.6%
Cornell Powell WR 6'0, 205 SO 11 8 57 1 7.1 5.2 72.7% 36.4% 2.5%
C.J. Fuller RB 5'10, 205 JR 10 7 49 0 7.0 4.9 70.0% 40.0% 2.2%
Adam Choice RB 5'8, 210 JR 9 8 48 0 6.0 5.3 88.9% 33.3% 2.0%
T.J. Chase WR 6'1, 185 FR 9 5 35 1 7.0 3.9 55.6% 55.6% 2.0%
D.J. Greenlee TE 6'1, 245 SR 8 4 61 0 15.3 7.6 50.0% 37.5% 1.8%
Travis Etienne RB 5'10, 200 FR 7 5 57 0 11.4 8.1 71.4% 42.9% 1.6%
Cannon Smith TE 6'4, 270 JR 5 3 24 1 8.0 4.8 60.0% 60.0% 1.1%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 118.3 9 130.4 4 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 51.3% 17 39.3% 7 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 0.98 107 0.93 11 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.15 32 2.50 21 2.92
SD Sack Rate 6.5% 93 11.7% 1 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 111.0 40 155.5 1 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 31.4% 60 21.3% 2 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.25 124 1.15 1 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 3.75 16 3.13 60 3.22
PD Sack Rate 7.2% 62 10.6% 14 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 130.7 8 135.1 9
Q2 S&P+ 108.5 46 167.5 1
Q3 S&P+ 122.9 18 167.1 2
Q4 S&P+ 102.4 66 105.8 40
1st Down S&P+ 105.5 46 128.4 8
2nd Down S&P+ 121.0 16 157.4 2
3rd Down S&P+ 126.1 9 145.4 3
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 60.3% 55 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 30.9% 84 35.3%
Adj. Pace -1.3 36 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 73.6% 74 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 57.8% 87 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 37.0% 43 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 21.1% 4 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 8.0% 7 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 5.9% 21 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 7.1% 45 6.5%
PD to INC 37.2% 30 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Dorian O'Daniel LB 6'1, 220 SR 69.5 11.5 (5) 12 2 (5) 0 26.3%
Kendall Joseph LB 6'0, 225 JR 66.0 5 (0.5) 15 1 (1) 2 37.9%
Clelin Ferrell DE 6'5, 260 SO 49.5 18 (9.5) 10 0 (1) 2 24.6%
Christian Wilkins DL 6'4, 300 JR 43.0 8.5 (4.5) 13 0 (4) 0 15.8%
J.D. Davis LB 6'2, 225 JR 42.5 4.5 (1) 9 0 (0) 0 44.2%
Tanner Muse S 6'2, 225 SO 42.5 2 (0) 2 0 (5) 0 58.8%
Austin Bryant DE 6'5, 265 JR 40.5 15.5 (8.5) 11 1 (1) 2 18.0%
Van Smith S 5'11, 185 JR 38.5 1.5 (0) 2 1 (1) 0 68.1%
Isaiah Simmons S 6'3, 225 FR 36.0 3 (1) 4 0 (6) 1 57.9%
Trayvon Mullen CB 6'2, 190 SO 35.0 0 (0) 0 3 (3) 0 73.7%
Tre Lamar LB 6'4, 250 SO 32.0 5 (4) 6 0 (1) 1 24.4%
Ryan Carter CB 5'9, 180 SR 30.5 2 (0) 2 3 (10) 1 62.5%
James Skalski LB 6'0, 240 SO 24.5 2 (0.5) 2 0 (0) 0 30.4%
K'Von Wallace DB 6'0, 195 SO 24.0 0 (0) 1 1 (3) 0 73.1%
Dexter Lawrence DT 6'4, 340 SO 23.5 3 (2.5) 4 0 (0) 1 17.6%
Jalen Williams LB 5'10, 210 JR 17.5 2 (1) 5 0 (2) 1 43.8%
Chad Smith LB 6'4, 235 SO 15.5 3 (0.5) 1 0 (0) 1 30.8%
Mark Fields CB 5'11, 180 JR 14.5 3 (0) 0 0 (2) 0 56.3%
Albert Huggins DT 6'3, 305 JR 14.0 5 (1.5) 5 0 (0) 0 13.6%
A.J. Terrell CB 6'1, 190 FR 12.0 1 (0) 2 1 (7) 0 50.0%
Nyles Pinckney DT 6'1, 300 FR 10.5 2 (1) 2 0 (0) 0 31.3%
Jabril Robinson DT 6'2, 270 JR 9.5 0.5 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 23.5%
Nolan Turner S 6'1, 200 FR 9.0 1 (1) 1 0 (0) 0 50.0%
Judah Davis LB 6'2, 235 JR 8.5 1.5 (0) 4 0 (0) 0 10.0%
Chris Register DE 6'3, 255 JR 8.0 1.5 (0.5) 4 0 (1) 0 25.0%

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ -0.7 114
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) -0.23 102
Punt Success Rate 43.7% 122
Kickoff Success Rate 77.5% 47
Punt Return Success Rate 51.7% 55
Kick Return Success Rate 38.5% 92
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Alex Spence 6'2, 200 JR 41-43 9-14 64.3%
Greg Huegel 5'11, 195 JR 14-15 2-4 50.0%
Christian Groomes 5'11, 200 SR 2-2 1-1 100.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Will Spiers 6'4, 225 FR 67 40.6 4 26 23 73.1%
Carson King 6'0, 225 SO 3 39.3 0 1 1 66.7%
Kelly Bryant 6'4, 220 JR 1 45.0 0 0 1 100.0%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Alex Spence 6'2, 200 JR 56 61.7 14 25.0% 0 2 0 0
Greg Huegel 5'11, 195 JR 17 64.4 9 52.9% 0 0 0 0
Christian Groomes 5'11, 200 SR 10 61.1 2 20.0% 0 1 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Ray-Ray McCloud 5'10, 180 JR 25 12.1 1 18 2 (1)
Amari Rodgers 5'9, 210 FR 2 7.5 0 2 0 (0)
Will Swinney 5'9, 185 FR 1 -1.0 0 0 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Travis Etienne 5'10, 200 FR 19 20.5 0 0 0 (0)
Cornell Powell 6'0, 205 SO 3 21.7 0 0 0 (0)
Tavien Feaster 5'11, 220 SO 2 15.5 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Dorian O'Daniel LB 6'1, 220 SR 10.0 5.8 21.0
James Skalski LB 6'0, 240 SO 7.5 0.5 20.0
Chad Smith LB 6'4, 235 SO 7.0 17.4
Isaiah Simmons S 6'3, 225 FR 6.0 13.5 20.7
Nolan Turner S 6'1, 200 FR 5.5 20.6

Stats via SportSource Analytics