A weekly look inside the numbers of Clemson football…
2.2 – Adam Humphries had five receptions for 11 yards, a measly 2.2 yards per catch. The fourth-year senior has averaged single-digits per reception in 22 of his 29 games with a catch.
4.4 – Cole Stoudt’s 4.6 yards per pass Saturday were the lowest since Tajh Boyd against Florida State last year (4.2). Against Jeremy Pruitt defenses (2013 FSU and 2014 Georgia), that makes for a 4.4 yards per pass average. The individual game number is the lowest since the South Carolina loss in 2011 (2.9).
5 – Georgia scored five rushing touchdowns in each of the games in the home-and-home series.
9 – The nine three-and-outs by the Clemson offense in Athens are by far the most in the Chad Morris era (next highest: Virginia Tech, 6, 2012). Before Saturday, Clemson averaged 2.9 three-and-outs in losses – not much more than its 2.5 per game average in Morris’ scheme.
9 (pt. 2) – 80 plays is the goal and Clemson failed to reach that for the 22nd time in three-plus seasons under Morris. Clemson is 13-9 when under 80 plays now.
18 – Clemson averaged field position inside its 20 for only the second time with Morris as an OC (the other Auburn 2011, 19). In the second half, they started at the 17 on average, the 14 in the third quarter.
20.5 – Artavis Scott averaged the most per catch, 20.5, of any freshman in a debut in the Morris offense since Charone Peake in 2011 (20.5; min. 2).
23.6 – Clemson will be happy to never see Todd Gurley again. Boosted by the long return, but still very impressive, he averaged 23.6 yards every touch of the ball over two games against the Tigers.
32 – Think Todd Gurley’s 100-yard kick return was a little out of place? The Tigers had gone 32 games between allowing kick return scores, the last coming in 2011 against UNC (also a 100-yard return, T.J. Thorpe).