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Sept. 21, 2011

FSU vs. Clemson

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

 
 Game Information
 Date  Sat., Sept. 24
 Time  3:30 p.m. ET
 Location  Clemson, SC
 Stadium  Memorial Stadium
 Gameday Info  FSU vs. CU
   
 Series History
 Games Played  24
 Series Record  FSU leads 17-7
 Last Meeting  16-13, FSU
   
 Oklahoma University
 Location  Clemson, SC
 Enrollment  19,453
 1st Year of Football  1889
 All-Time Record  169-120-5
 Conference Titles  2
 Bowl Record  16-17
 Official Website  ClemsonTigers
   
 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach  Dabo Swinney
 At Oklahoma  22-15 (3rd season)
 Career Record  22-15 (3rd season)
 Off. Coordinator  Kevin Steele
 Def. Coordinator  Chad Morris
   
 2011 Clemson Tigers
 2011 Record  3-0 Overall, 0-0 ACC
 Home/Road/Neutral  3-0 / 0-0 / 0-0
   
 Clemson Schedule
 Sept. 3  W, 43-19 vs. Troy
 Sept. 10  W, 35-27 vs. Wofford
 Sept. 17  W, 38-24 vs. Auburn
 Sept. 24  vs. Florida State
 Oct. 1  at Virginia Tech
 Oct. 8  vs. Boston College
 Oct. 15  at Maryland
 Oct. 22  vs. North Carolina
 Oct. 29  at Georgia Tech
 Nov. 12  vs. Wake Forest
 Nov. 19  at NC State
 Nov. 26  at South Carolina

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — There’s no rest for the weary. After a hard-fought battle against Oklahoma last weekend, the Florida State football team kicks off its conference schedule with a tough road matchup at Clemson on Saturday.

Winners of their first three ballgames, the Tigers boast a potent offensive attack that is highlighted by freshman star wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Quarterback Tajh Boyd has started his first year as the full-time starter strong, averaging more than 300 yards passing coming into the game against the Seminoles.

Defensively, Clemson has been gashed early on this season. The Tigers, who are coached on the defensive side of the ball by former FSU linebackers coach Kevin Steele, have given up 14 plays of 20 yards or more in three games.
 
Opponent Read-Up: Clemson Tigers
“Clemson not ready to forgive Hopkins”… CUTigers.com
 
“Clemson aims higher against Florida State”… FSCarolinas
 
“Clemson vs. Florida State”… CBS Sports

“Clemson trying to cut down big plays”… The Post and Courier
 

 Statistical Leaders
#10  Tajh Boyd | 6-1 | 225 | R-So. | QB
 68-for-101, 911 yards, 10 TD, 1 INT
#2  Sammy Watkins | 6-1 | 200 | Fr. | WR
 21 catches, 292 yards, 4 TD
#23  Andre Ellington | 5-10 | 190 | R-Jr. | RB
 54 rushes, 300 yards, 2 TDs, 5.6 avg.
#40  Andre Branch | 6-5 | 260 | R-Sr. | DE
 22 total tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 1 Sack, 3 QP
     
 Stat Comparison  Clemson Florida State
 Rushing Offense  216.67 (27) 96.33 (T-100)
 Passing Offense 306.00 (21) 325.33 (13)
 Total Offense 522.67 (9) 421.67 (52)
 Scoring Offense 38.67 (24) 36.33 (T-33)
 Passing Efficiency 173.59 (11) 160.38 (24)
 Rushing Defense 224.67 (110) 77.00 (17)
 Passing Defense 194.33 (46) 118.00 (6)
 Total Defense 419.00 (97) 195.00 (5)
 Scoring Defense 23.33 (58) 11.00 (12)
 Pass Eff. Defense 121.20 (55) 105.06 (27)
 Net Punting 40.85 (21) 41.67 (15)
 Punt Returns 8.50 (53) 9.00 (48)
 Kickoff Returns 19.27 (93) 23.44 (41)
 Turnover Margin .67 (32) -.67 (T-90)
 Sacks .67 (T-102) 2.67 (34)
 Tackles for Loss 3.33 (111) 8.33 (13)
 Sacks Allowed 2.33 (T-77) 3.33 (109)

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