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SC State vs. Clemson Notes

SC State vs. Clemson Notes


• Clemson and SC State have met four times in school history, and Clemson has outscored the Bulldogs 238-20.

• Clemson is now 86-1-1 when totaling at least 500 yards of offense. The 555 yards of offense the Tigers put up today is the most since totaling 552 against Wake Forest in 2015.

• Clemson is now 28-2 in the last 30 games when it has at least 300 passing yards (302 today).

• Clemson is now 34-1 under head coach Dabo Swinney when rushing for at least 200 yards (222 today) and has now won 30 in a row dating to 2010.

• Clemson has won 18 consecutive regular-season games. Clemson’s last loss in regular-season play was at Georgia Tech in 2014. The Tigers play at Georgia Tech on Thursday evening.

• The Tigers are now 65-19 in the decade of the 2010s. That is a 77.4 winning percentage, the best for a decade in Clemson history. This decade is now ahead of the decade of the 1980s, when Clemson was 87-25-4 for a 76.7 winning percentage. Clemson had the fifth-best winning percentage in the nation in the decade of the 1980s.

• Clemson is 3-0 for the second straight year and the fifth time in the last six years. Clemson was 3-0 just six times in the 48 seasons before Swinney became the full-time head coach in 2009.

• Clemson is now 31-0 against FCS teams.

• Today was the 400th game at the FBS level for Clemson associate head coach Dan Brooks.

• Clemson has now won 18 consecutive home games, a school record. It is the second longest active streak in college football behind 22 in a row by Florida State.

• Swinney is now 48-6 in home games. That 88.9 winning percentage is the best in Clemson history given a minimum of 15 games.

• Today was Clemson’s 40th consecutive win over a team that was unranked in either of the two national polls. It was the 42nd win in a row against a team not ranked in the top 25 by AP.

• Clemson’s last loss to an unranked team was in 2011 at NC State. Today was the 43rd win in a row over an unranked team at home. The last time Clemson lost to an unranked team at home was against Georgia Tech in 2008. That was Swinney’s first game as Clemson head coach.

• Clemson played 92 players in Saturday’s game.

• Fifteen Tigers recorded a catch, most in school history.

• Five Tigers completed a pass, most in school history.

• Clemson scored two touchdowns with 5:20 on the clock in the first quarter, the first time in school history the Tigers have scored “simultaneous” touchdowns.

• Clemson’s 31 points in the first quarter marks the highest-scoring first quarter in school history. The previous high was 28 points at Duke in 2012.

• Clemson’s 31 first-quarter points marks the fourth-highest scoring quarter in school history.

• Clemson’s 45 first-half points are the most scored in a first half since Ball State in 2012, when Clemson also scored 45 points.

• Saturday’s game against SC State was the first time three different quarterbacks (Watson (3), Schuessler (1), Bryant) (1)) threw a touchdown pass in the same game since Clemson’s win over Presbyterian College in 2010. (Kyle Parker (2), Donny McElveen (1), Tajh Boyd (1).)

• Saturday was Clemson’s first shutout since a 58-0 win at Miami (Fla.) on Oct. 24, 2015.

• Fifty-nine points in Clemson’s largest margin of victory since defeating SC State 73-7 in 2014.



• Deshaun Watson is now 21-2 as Clemson’s starting quarterback, the best winning percentage in Clemson history (91.3). The starting quarterback is ahead of DeChane Cameron (1988-91), who was an honorary captain for today’s game. Cameron was 19-4-1 for a 81.3 percentage.

• Watson threw three touchdown passes today, giving him at least one touchdown toss in 18 straight games and at least one TD pass in 23 of his 26 career games.

• With 28 yards today, Artavis Scott passed Jacoby Ford for No. 10 on Clemson’s career receiving yards list (1,995).

• Ray-Ray McCloud caught two touchdowns, his first career game with multiple scores.

• Denzel Johnson turned in his first career recovered fumble, falling on a fumbled kickoff return in the endzone for his first career touchdown.

• Diondre Overton hauled in his first career reception on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Nick Schuessler.

• Schuessler’s first quarter touchdown pass to Overton was his first career touchdown toss.

• Jadar Johnson recorded his second-career interception against SC State. Johnson hails from Orangeburg, S.C., home of the Bulldogs.

• Adrien Dunn recorded a career-long 30 yard punt return in the second quarter, the second punt return of his career.

• Tavien Feaster scored his first career touchdown in the third quarter, a four-yard scoring run.

• Trevion Thompson grabbed his first career touchdown in the third quarter, a seven-yard strike from Kelly Bryant.

• Bryant’s seven-yard touchdown pass to Thompson in the third quarter was Bryant’s first touchdown pass of his career.