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1999 Clemson Football Outlook

Aug. 11, 1999

Clemson passed for 2030 yards, second best total in Clemsonhistory. Clemson ranked in the top 15 in the nation and second inthe ACC in rushing defense, allowing 104.5 yards per game. Clemsonranked in the top 25 in the nation and second in the ACC in totaldefense (320.1) yards per game. Clemson’s opponents punted moretimes than the Tigers (78-76) Clemson outscored the opposition inthe second half 131-119. Clemson outrushed the opposition for theseason 1324 to 1150. Clemson’s opponents had more penalties (85-83)and more penalty yards (817-701) Clemson led the opposition in timeof possession, 31:12 to 28:48 per game. Opponents average startafter a Clemson kickoff was their own 22-yard-line. Clemson had 15more sacks defensively than the opposition and had 37 sacks for theseason, best in the ACC. Clemson’s offense had a better third-downconversion percentage than its opponents for the season (32-27.6%)and Clemson’s 3rd-down defense was second best in the ACC. Clemsonhad nine runs over 20 yards, while the opposition had just eightruns over 20 yards. Opponents completed less than 50 percent oftheir passes, and Clemson had the second best pass completionpercentage defense in the ACC.