Notebook: Clemson Rolls to a 59-10 Win

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Posted Nov 4, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- Clemson took advantage and Virginia couldn’t capitalize as the Tigers handed the Cavaliers their sixth straight loss. Here is a look at some of the numbers and big points from this weekend’s loss.

Offensive Struggles

  • Virginia defense stopped the Clemson offense 4 consecutive times, three, three-and-outs and one interception. The Cavalier offense went 3-and-out every single time following those plays.

  • UVa offense stalled after touchdown in first quarter.

    Final Game Stats:
    • 13 first downs

    • 39 carries for 114 yards

    • 163 passing yards

    • Total offense: 85 plays for 277 yards (Clemson’s was 88 plays for 610 yards)

    • Third down conversions: 6 of 22

    • Possession time: 31:30 (actually more than Clemson, who held the ball 28:30-too bad Tigers’ quarterback Tajh Boyd can score in :42 seconds).

    • Turnovers: 3 (David Watford interception; Khalek Shepherd fumble; Greyson Lambert interception)

  • Season stat: 16 takeaways, 13 points

    Defensive Stand

    • Held Clemson in the beginning on third down; Tigers going 6-of-17 on third down conversions.

    • Clemson’s ground attack controlled: 43 carries for 175 yards.

    • Clemson quarterbacks provided an air show, however, 435 passing yards.

    • Big plays continue to haunt UVa defense

    • Here is a breakdown of Clemson touchdowns:

    Player Notes

    • Strong safety Anthony Harris continued his streak for grabbing picks. His first quarter interception makes it three straight games for Harris with a pick. Harris came into the game in a four-way tie for the lead in the nation in interceptions.He is also tied no. 4 all time for a season in school record books.

    • True freshman tailback Taquan Mizzell’s 27-yard reception in the third quarter is the longest of his career.?

    • True freshman Wide receiver Keeon Johnson showed great hands and had a career-high 77 receiving yards on a career-high five catches.

    • True freshman cornerback Tim Harris had a career-high seven tackles as well as a pass breakup.?

    • Defensive tackle David Dean tied a career high with seven tackles, including a sack.

    • Linebacker Henry Coley lead the team in tackles with 11.

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