TALAHASSEE — state of florida hosts n° 4/5 Clemson at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The game between the Seminoles (4-2, 2-2 ACC) and the Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) will be broadcast nationally on ABC. To learn more about how to watch, stream or listen to the Atlantic Coast Conference contest, click here.
Saturday wraps up a five-game streak against Atlantic Division foes ACC for the Seminoles.
Florida State Head Coach mike norvel It’s 0-1 all-time against Clemson, losing last year’s meeting at Clemson. The two teams did not meet in Tallahassee during the 2020 season.
FSU leads the all-time series with the Tigers, 20-14, including a 12-5 mark at Tallahassee. FSU is 17-12 against Clemson, with both playing in the ACC. Clemson has won six straight in the series. FSU’s last win came at the 2014 meeting in Tallahassee.
Florida State ranks 1st in the ACC and 14th in the nation in pass defense, holding opponents to an average of 170.3 yards per game through the air. That would be FSU’s lowest pass defense average in a season since the 2013 team average of 156.6 passing yards per game. Since this season, only 2015 and 2017 defenses have allowed less than 200 passing yards per game in a season.
FSU also ranks 4th in the ACC and 27th in the nation in total defense, allowing an average of 325.7 yards per game and ranks 4th in the ACC and 24th nationally in collecting 2.67 sacks per game, Directed by Jared VerseACC best average of 0.80 sacks per game. The Seminoles average of 20.8 points allowed per game is the 5th best scoring defense in the conference.
Florida State leads the ACC and ranks 19th nationally in averaging 14.27 yards per completion. Jordan Travis‘ 14.36 yards per completion is 2nd in the conference and 14th in the nation. The Seminoles average of 1.17 sacks allowed per game is the best average in the ACC and ranks 25th in the nation. Florida State has gone 14 games without a sack over the past 10 years, including two each in 2021 and 2022.
FSU also ranks in the ACC’s top 3 for rushing offense, total offense and third conversions. The Seminoles are averaging 204.2 rushing yards per game, 2nd in the conference and 25th nationally, 465.8 total rushing yards per game, 3rd in the ACC and 23rd in the nation, and have converted 46, 8% of their third opportunities, which is the 3rd best percentage in the conference and 27th in the nation.
Florida State has scored on nine of its first 12 halftime drives this season, with eight touchdowns on those nine scoring drives. FSU scored touchdowns in its first practice of both halves against Duquesne, Louisville, against Boston College and against Wake Forest and also scored a field goal to open the second half against LSU.
Florida State is the only team in the nation to rank in the top 12 in both kickoff return average and kickoff return defense. FSU allows an ACC low of 14.89 yards per kickoff return, tied for 8th nationally, and its average of 27.2 yards per kickoff return, highlighted by Trey BensonThe 93-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff against Boston College, which is the ACC’s longest return this season, is 3rd in the ACC and 9th in the nation.
The Seminoles also rank 2nd in the ACC and 14th nationally in averaging 14.88 yards per punt return and have the 3rd best punt return defense average in the conference at 3.38 , 24th best in the country.
FSU is also 3rd in the ACC and 12th nationally in blocked kicks, with both blocks occurring in the 24-23 win over LSU, which was the third game with multiple blocks under the head coach. mike norvel.
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