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Cotton Bowl Opponent Preview: Clemson

Clemson Tigers

ACC

 

2018 Record: 13-0, 8-0

Coach: Dabo Swinney

Coach Bowl Record: 7-5

 

Big Wins: 9/8 at Texas A&M (28-26), 9/29 Syracuse (27-23)

Bad Losses: None

 

Statistical Leaders:

Rushing: Travis Etienne, RB, 1,463 yards

Passing: Trevor Lawrence, QB, 2,606 yards

Receiving: Tee Higgins, WR, 802 yards

Tackles: Isaiah Simmons, S, 81

Sacks: Clelin Ferrell, DE, 10.5

Interceptions: Tanner Muse, S, 2; A.J. Terrell, CB, 2

 

2018 Team Stats:

Rushing Offense: 256.3 (12th in nation, 2nd in conference)

Passing Offense: 282.8 (24, 2)

Total Offense: 539.1 (3, 1)

Scoring Offense: 45.7 (5, 1)

Rushing Defense: 84.8 (2, 1)

Pass Defense: 198.4 (35, 4)

Total Defense: 283.2 (7, 2)

Scoring Defense: 14.0 (4, 1)

Turnover Margin: 0.08 (58, 8)

Sacks: 3.58 (2, 1)

Sacks Allowed: 1.08 (11, 3)

 

Recent Bowl Appearances:

 

2017 Sugar Bowl (semifinal) Alabama (6-24)
2016 National Championship Alabama (35-31)
2016 Fiesta Bowl (semifinal) Ohio State (31-0)
2015 National Championship Alabama (40-45)
2015 Orange Bowl – Semifinal Oklahoma (37-17)
2014 Russell Athletic Bowl Oklahoma (40-6)
2013 Orange Bowl Ohio State (40-35)
2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl LSU (25-24)
2011 Orange Bowl West Virginia (33-70)
2010 Car Care of Texas Bowl USF (26-31)
2009 Music City Bowl Kentucky (21-13)
2008 Gator Bowl Nebraska (21-26)
2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl Auburn (20-23)

 

*all team stats through 11/24

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