Big Ten Football

Big Ten Bowl Preview

Saturday December 28th

CLEMSON TIGERS vs OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

  • Clemson is 4th in the nation in yards per play at 7.51.  Ohio State is 7th at 7.02
  • Ohio State leads the nation allowing 3.93 yards per play this season, Clemson is 2nd at 3.96
  • Clemson is 5th in the nation with a TO margin of 1.08 per game Ohio State is 10th at 0.85 per game.  On the season those figures are Clemson +14 total TOs, OSU +11
  • Ohio State is second in the nation with 9.15 TFL per game, Clemson is 10th at 7.85
  • Clemson is allowing just 4.54 TFL per game, 12th in the nation, Ohio State is allowing 5.46 ranking 51st
  • Ohio State is converting on an NCAA leading 56.97% of 3rd downs. Clemson is 12th in the nation with an opponents 3rd down rate of 30.81%
  • When the Tigers have the ball on 3rd down they are converting 47.44%–14th nationally and OSU is allowing a 3rd down conversion 28.65% 4th in the country
  • In the Red Zone Ohio State has a TD scored rate of 81.94% 3rd in the nation.  Clemson’s TD rate in the Red Zone is 75.0% 10th in the nation
  • Defensively in the Red Zone Clemson is allowing a TD on 40.0% of opponents Red Zone trips, 5th in the nation.  The Buckeyes have an opponents TD percentage of 39.29% in the Red Zone ranking 4th nationally
  • Clemson is allowing 1.0 sacks per game, 5th lowest in the nation while Ohio State is allowing 2.39, 94th in the country
  • Ohio State leads the nation with 3.92 sacks per game, the Tigers are registering 2.92 sacks per game, 19th in the nation
  • Clemson is averaging 44.0 penalty yards per game, 21st lowest in the country.  The Buckeyes are averaging 52.2 yards in penalties per game, 69th in the nation
  • Ohio State leads the nation with 28.4 first downs per game, Clemson is 3rd at 26.8.  Clemson leads the nation with 12.4 first downs allowed per game and Ohio State is 3rd at 15.1

CLEMSON NOTES

  • In the Red Zone this season Trevor Lawrence has 18 TD passes and 0 interceptions and has completed 75.6% of his pass attempts.  The 2nd best percentage of FBS QBs with at least 20 red zone pass attempts this season
  • Travis Etienne has only had 48 carries in the 2nd half this season, just 6 in the 4th quarter.  He has rushed the ball 134 times for 1,101 yards in the 1st half this season. 
  • Travis Etienne’s 1,101 first half yards are the third most in the nation (JK Dobbins 1,1262 Jonathan Taylor 1,158)
  • Clemson is 3rd in the nation with 17 interceptions this season
  • Clemson has won an ACC record 8 consecutive games by at least 30 points
  • Travis Etienne leads the nation with 8.24 yards per carry
  • Clemson has scored in 33 consecutive quarters
  • Clemson has won their last 42 games played on a Saturday
  • No member of Clemson’s current roster has lost a non-conference game in the regular season.
  • Clemson has won 28 straight games, the longest current win streak in the nation
  • Travis Etienne is 3rd in the nation with 12 rushing TDs on the season
  • Tee Higgins leads the nation with 954 yards receiving in the first half this season, Justyn Ross is 22 with 613.
  • Tee Higgins is 2nd in the nation with 37 first down receptions this season.  37 of his 46 catches have netted a first down for Clemson (80.4%)
  • Amari Rodgers is 16th in the nation with a punt return average of 10.57

OHIO STATE NOTES

  • This will be just the second game Ohio State has played on natural grass this season.  The other was at Northwestern
  • Ohio State is 9th in the nation with 15 interceptions on the season
  • This season Justin Fields is 33-49 (67.3%) for 24 TDs and 0 Interceptions in the Red Zone. 
  • J.K Dobbins leads the nation with 1,262 first half yards this season.  Dobbins also leads the nation with 16 rushing TDs
  • Chase Young leads the nation with 1.5 sacks per game and 1.91 TFL per game
  • On the season Chase Young has 6 QB hurries, 6 FF, 3 passes broken up, on blocked kick to go along with 16.5 sacks and 21.0 TFL
  • J.K Dobbins has 4 runs of 50+ yards tied for the 3rd most in the nation

LONG SCRIMMAGE PLAYS (NATIONAL RANK)

ALL 10+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+ 90+
CLEMSON 252 (4) 88 (5) 39 (10) 20 (14) 14 (6) 7 (12) 3 (20) 3 (1) 1 (3)
OSU 246 (5) 91 (3) 40 (7) 20 (14) 13 (10) 6 (23) 1 (73) 0 0
RUN 10+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+ 90+
CLEMSON 107 (4) 28 (12) 10 (38) 7 (21) 3 (34) 2 (28) 2 (12) 2 (2) 1 (1)
OSU 105 (5) 35 (5) 18 (7) 11 (6) 7 (4) 4 (9) 1 (25) 0 0
PASS 10+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+ 90+
CLEMSON 146 (11) 60 7) 29 (8) 13 (22) 11 (4) 5 (10) 1 (44) 1 (10) 0
SC 141 (18) 56 (14) 22 (31) 9 (54) 6 (31) 2 (51) 0 0 0

LONG SCRIMMAGE PLAYS ALLOWED (NATIONAL RANK)

ALL 10+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+ 90+
CLEMSON 110 (1) 28 (1) 17 (13) 9  (27) 5 (27) 2 (28) 1 0 0
OSU 122 (7) 38 (9) 12 (3) 8 (14) 1 (2) 0 (1) 0 0 0
RUN 10+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+ 90+
CLEMSON 46 (21) 8 (11) 5 (34) 3 (39) 1 (22) 0 0 0 0
OSU 46 (21) 13 (51) 4 (19) 3 (39) 1 (22) 0 0 0 0
PASS 10+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+ 90+
CLEMSON 64 (1) 20 (1) 12 (18) 6 (23) 4 (51) 2 1 0 0
OSU 76 (4) 25 (5) 8 (2) 5 (11) 0 (1) 0 (1) 0 0 0

Ohio State is one of 6 teams that have yet to allow a play from scrimmage of 60+ yards from scrimmage.  One of four not to allow a pass of 50+

INDIVIDUAL SPLIT STATS

TREVOR LAWRENCE PASSSING SPLITS

Split G Att Comp Pct. Yards Yards/Att TD Int Rating Att/G Yards/G
All Games 13 337 232 68.8 3172 9.4 34 8 176.44 25.9 244.0
at Home 7 154 110 71.4 1465 9.5 17 4 182.58 22.0 209.3
on Road/Neutral Site 6 183 122 66.7 1707 9.3 17 4 171.32 30.5 284.5
in Wins 13 337 232 68.8 3172 9.4 34 8 176.44 25.9 244.0
in Losses 0 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 9 241 163 67.6 2297 9.5 25 7 176.12 26.8 255.2
vs. Non-Conference 4 96 69 71.9 875 9.1 9 1 177.31 24.0 218.8
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 0 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Unranked (AP) 13 337 232 68.8 3172 9.4 34 8 176.44 25.9 244.0
vs. FBS (I-A) 12 321 220 68.5 2954 9.2 31 8 172.73 26.8 246.2
vs. FCS (I-AA) 1 16 12 75.0 218 13.6 3 0 251.33 16.0 218.0
vs. FBS Winning 5 122 88 72.1 1169 9.6 14 3 185.57 24.4 233.8
vs. FBS Non-Winning 7 199 132 66.3 1785 9.0 17 5 164.84 28.4 255.0
vs. FBS Power 5 11 312 213 68.3 2860 9.2 29 8 170.81 28.4 260.0
vs. FBS non-Power 5 1 9 7 77.8 94 10.4 2 0 238.84 9.0 94.0
in August/September 5 136 84 61.8 1131 8.3 8 5 143.68 27.2 226.2
in October 3 73 53 72.6 678 9.3 9 3 183.09 24.3 226.0
in November 4 106 79 74.5 1061 10.0 13 0 199.08 26.5 265.3
in December/January 1 22 16 72.7 302 13.7 4 0 248.04 22.0 302.0

JUSTIN FIELDS PASSING SPLITS

Split G Att Comp Pct. Yards Yards/Att TD Int Rating Att/G Yards/G
All Games 13 308 208 67.5 2953 9.6 40 1 190.28 23.7 227.2
at Home 7 165 113 68.5 1442 8.7 19 1 178.69 23.6 206.0
on Road/Neutral Site 6 143 95 66.4 1511 10.6 21 0 203.64 23.8 251.8
in Wins 13 308 208 67.5 2953 9.6 40 1 190.28 23.7 227.2
in Losses 0 0 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 10 237 156 65.8 2272 9.6 30 1 187.27 23.7 227.2
vs. Non-Conference 3 71 52 73.2 681 9.6 10 0 200.29 23.7 227.0
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 5 125 81 64.8 1180 9.4 13 0 178.42 25.0 236.0
vs. Unranked (AP) 8 183 127 69.4 1773 9.7 27 1 198.39 22.9 221.6
vs. FBS (I-A) 13 308 208 67.5 2953 9.6 40 1 190.28 23.7 227.2
vs. FCS (I-AA) 0 0 0 0 0 0
vs. FBS Winning 8 195 127 65.1 1836 9.4 24 0 184.84 24.4 229.5
vs. FBS Non-Winning 5 113 81 71.7 1117 9.9 16 1 199.66 22.6 223.4
vs. FBS Power 5 10 237 156 65.8 2272 9.6 30 1 187.27 23.7 227.2
vs. FBS non-Power 5 3 71 52 73.2 681 9.6 10 0 200.29 23.7 227.0
in August/September 5 116 81 69.8 1092 9.4 16 0 194.43 23.2 218.4
in October 3 70 47 67.1 567 8.1 8 1 170.04 23.3 189.0
in November 4 91 61 67.0 995 10.9 13 0 206.02 22.8 248.8
in December/January 1 31 19 61.3 299 9.6 3 0 174.24 31.0 299.0

TRAVIS ETIENNE SRUSHING SPLITS

Split G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
All Games 13 182 1500 8.24 17 14.00 115.38
at Home 7 97 888 9.15 10 13.86 126.86
on Road/Neutral Site 6 85 612 7.20 7 14.17 102.00
in Wins 13 182 1500 8.24 17 14.00 115.38
in Losses 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 9 131 1123 8.57 12 14.56 124.78
vs. Non-Conference 4 51 377 7.39 5 12.75 94.25
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 0 0 0 0
vs. Unranked (AP) 13 182 1500 8.24 17 14.00 115.38
vs. FBS (I-A) 12 173 1288 7.45 15 14.42 107.33
vs. FCS (I-AA) 1 9 212 23.56 2 9.00 212.00
vs. FBS Winning 5 71 541 7.62 4 14.20 108.20
vs. FBS Non-Winning 7 102 747 7.32 11 14.57 106.71
vs. FBS Power 5 11 162 1227 7.57 14 14.73 111.55
vs. FBS non-Power 5 1 11 61 5.55 1 11.00 61.00
in August/September 5 67 462 6.90 5 13.40 92.40
in October 3 47 428 9.11 4 15.67 142.67
in November 4 54 496 9.19 7 13.50 124.00
in December/January 1 14 114 8.14 1 14.00 114.00

J.K DOBBINS RUSHING SPLITS

Split G Att Yards Avg. TD Att/G Yards/G
All Games 13 283 1829 6.46 20 21.77 140.69
at Home 7 138 866 6.28 11 19.71 123.71
on Road/Neutral Site 6 145 963 6.64 9 24.17 160.50
in Wins 13 283 1829 6.46 20 21.77 140.69
in Losses 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 10 237 1545 6.52 16 23.70 154.50
vs. Non-Conference 3 46 284 6.17 4 15.33 94.67
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 5 137 844 6.16 11 27.40 168.80
vs. Unranked (AP) 8 146 985 6.75 9 18.25 123.13
vs. FBS (I-A) 13 283 1829 6.46 20 21.77 140.69
vs. FCS (I-AA) 0 0 0 0
vs. FBS Winning 8 188 1180 6.28 14 23.50 147.50
vs. FBS Non-Winning 5 95 649 6.83 6 19.00 129.80
vs. FBS Power 5 10 237 1545 6.52 16 23.70 154.50
vs. FBS non-Power 5 3 46 284 6.17 4 15.33 94.67
in August/September 5 92 654 7.11 5 18.40 130.80
in October 3 62 456 7.35 4 20.67 152.00
in November 4 96 547 5.70 10 24.00 136.75
in December/January 1 33 172 5.21 1 33.00 172.00

TEE HIGGINS RECEIVING SPLITS

Split G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
All Games 13 52 1082 20.81 13 4.0 83.2
at Home 7 22 444 20.18 6 3.1 63.4
on Road/Neutral Site 6 30 638 21.27 7 5.0 106.3
in Wins 13 52 1082 20.81 13 4.0 83.2
in Losses 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 9 39 779 19.97 9 4.3 86.6
vs. Non-Conference 4 13 303 23.31 4 3.3 75.8
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 0 0 0 0
vs. Unranked (AP) 13 52 1082 20.81 13 4.0 83.2
vs. FBS (I-A) 12 47 1008 21.45 12 3.9 84.0
vs. FCS (I-AA) 1 5 74 14.80 1 5.0 74.0
vs. FBS Winning 5 19 377 19.84 7 3.8 75.4
vs. FBS Non-Winning 7 28 631 22.54 5 4.0 90.1
vs. FBS Power 5 11 46 950 20.65 11 4.2 86.4
vs. FBS non-Power 5 1 1 58 58.00 1 1.0 58.0
in August/September 5 22 505 22.95 3 4.4 101.0
in October 3 5 83 16.60 0 1.7 27.7
in November 4 16 312 19.50 7 4.0 78.0
in December/January 1 9 182 20.22 3 9.0 182.0

JUSTYN ROSS RECEIVING SPLITS

Split G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
All Games 12 55 742 13.49 8 4.6 61.8
at Home 6 26 296 11.38 4 4.3 49.3
on Road/Neutral Site 6 29 446 15.38 4 4.8 74.3
in Wins 12 55 742 13.49 8 4.6 61.8
in Losses 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 9 35 487 13.91 5 3.9 54.1
vs. Non-Conference 3 20 255 12.75 3 6.7 85.0
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 0 0 0 0
vs. Unranked (AP) 12 55 742 13.49 8 4.6 61.8
vs. FBS (I-A) 11 51 692 13.57 7 4.6 62.9
vs. FCS (I-AA) 1 4 50 12.50 1 4.0 50.0
vs. FBS Winning 4 18 261 14.50 3 4.5 65.3
vs. FBS Non-Winning 7 33 431 13.06 4 4.7 61.6
vs. FBS Power 5 11 51 692 13.57 7 4.6 62.9
vs. FBS non-Power 5 0 0 0 0
in August/September 4 18 218 12.11 1 4.5 54.5
in October 3 14 176 12.57 3 4.7 58.7
in November 4 20 254 12.70 3 5.0 63.5
in December/January 1 3 94 31.33 1 3.0 94.0

CHRIS OLAVE RECEIVING SPLITS

Split G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
All Games 13 46 799 17.37 11 3.5 61.5
at Home 7 24 338 14.08 7 3.4 48.3
on Road/Neutral Site 6 22 461 20.95 4 3.7 76.8
in Wins 13 46 799 17.37 11 3.5 61.5
in Losses 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 10 36 641 17.81 8 3.6 64.1
vs. Non-Conference 3 10 158 15.80 3 3.3 52.7
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 5 18 359 19.94 4 3.6 71.8
vs. Unranked (AP) 8 28 440 15.71 7 3.5 55.0
vs. FBS (I-A) 13 46 799 17.37 11 3.5 61.5
vs. FCS (I-AA) 0 0 0 0
vs. FBS Winning 8 29 527 18.17 8 3.6 65.9
vs. FBS Non-Winning 5 17 272 16.00 3 3.4 54.4
vs. FBS Power 5 10 36 641 17.81 8 3.6 64.1
vs. FBS non-Power 5 3 10 158 15.80 3 3.3 52.7
in August/September 5 16 258 16.13 4 3.2 51.6
in October 3 12 153 12.75 4 4.0 51.0
in November 4 13 294 22.62 3 3.3 73.5
in December/January 1 5 94 18.80 0 5.0 94.0

K.J HILL RECEIVING SPLITS

Split G Rec. Yards Avg. TD Rec./G Yards/G
All Games 13 51 569 11.16 10 3.9 43.8
at Home 7 29 326 11.24 4 4.1 46.6
on Road/Neutral Site 6 22 243 11.05 6 3.7 40.5
in Wins 13 51 569 11.16 10 3.9 43.8
in Losses 0 0 0 0
vs. Conference 10 38 413 10.87 8 3.8 41.3
vs. Non-Conference 3 13 156 12.00 2 4.3 52.0
vs. Ranked Current (AP) 5 22 214 9.73 5 4.4 42.8
vs. Unranked (AP) 8 29 355 12.24 5 3.6 44.4
vs. FBS (I-A) 13 51 569 11.16 10 3.9 43.8
vs. FCS (I-AA) 0 0 0 0
vs. FBS Winning 8 29 336 11.59 7 3.6 42.0
vs. FBS Non-Winning 5 22 233 10.59 3 4.4 46.6
vs. FBS Power 5 10 38 413 10.87 8 3.8 41.3
vs. FBS non-Power 5 3 13 156 12.00 2 4.3 52.0
in August/September 5 20 218 10.90 4 4.0 43.6
in October 3 10 87 8.70 0 3.3 29.0
in November 4 14 181 12.93 4 3.5 45.3
in December/January 1 7 83 11.86 2 7.0 83.0