#3 Louisville visits #5 Clemson on Frank Howard Field at Clemson Memorial Stadium aka “Death Valley”.  The Cards visited there two seasons and lost in dramatic fashion when Clemson made a 4th down stop inside the 5-yard line.

Let’s take a look at how the two teams stack up statistically heading into this week’s College Game Day Match-Up.

  Louisville Clemson
Strength of Schedule 65th 27th
Scoring Offense (ppg) 63.5 (1st) 33.5 (53rd)
Total Offense (ypg) 682.0 (1st) 452.5 (47th)
Passing Offense (ypg) 363.8 (10th) 293.0 (26th)
Rushing Offense (ypg) 318.25 (3rd) 159.50 (85th)
Scoring Defense (ppg) 22.5 (46th) 11.0 (5th)
Total Defense (ypg) 278.3 (13th) 218.5 (3rd)
Passing Defense (ypg) 156.3 (16th) 125.8 (3rd)
Rushing Defense (ypg) 122.0 (39th) 92.75 (15th)
Punt Returns (ypr) 13.91 (25th) 15.69 (15th)
Kickoff Returns (ypr) 20.08 (83rd) 20.50 (78th)
Opponent Punt Returns (ypr) 1.00 (11th) 7.33 (63rd)
Opponent Kickoff Returns (ypr) 19.44 (46th) 13.00 (2nd)
Punting (ypp) 38.31 (105th) 38.82 (95th)
Field Goal % 50.00% (104th) 77.8% (53rd)
Opponent Field Goal % 50.0% (11th) 75.00% (62nd)
First Downs (per game) 31.3 (2nd) 23.5 (37th)
Opponent First Downs (per game) 18.0 (38th) 14.5 (12th)
Penalties (ypg) 87.0 (120th) 66.3 (95th)
Turnover Margin (season) -3 (100th) +3 (24th)
Time of Possession 30:04.25 (58th) 29:22.75 (68th)
Sacks (per game) 3.75 (10th) 3.25 (19th)
Sacks Allowed (per game) 0.75 (14th) 0.75 (14th)
Tackles for Loss (per game) 8.50 (16th) 9.50 (10th)
Tackles for Loss Allowed (per game) 1.75 (2nd) 5.50 (50th)
Interceptions (season) 3 (56th) 7 (6th)
Passes Defended (per game) 5.25 (33rd) 5.50 (26th)
Fumbles Recovered (season) 4 (14th) 5 (66th)
Fumbles Forced (season) 5 (17th) 2 (87th)
Fumbles Lost (season) 6 (119th) 2 (39th)
Kicks/Punts Blocked (season)
3rd Down Conversions (%) 48.94 (23rd) 46.38 (36th)
Opponent 3rd Down Conversions (%) 21.88% (8th) 17.24 (4th)
4th Down Conversions (%) 100% (1st) 42.86% (95th)
Opponent 4th Down Conversions (%) 50.00% (38th) 50.00% (38th)
Red Zone Conversions (%) 85.19% (58th) 80.00% (79th)
Opponent Red Zone Conversions (%) 90.00% (89th) 71.43% (22nd)
RedZone TD Conversions (%) 81.48% (13th) 55.00% (90th)
Opponent Red Zone TD Conversions (%) 80.00% (117th) 57.14% (52nd)
Kickoffs (ypk) 59.83 (102nd) 60.41 (93rd)
Plays 302 (34th) 323 (13th)
Yards Per Play 9.03 (1st) 5.60 (80th)
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