Saturday, September 3, 2016
Jordan Hare Stadium
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The Clemson Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Jordan Hare Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 61.5. Last season the Tigers were 8-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 9-6-0. The Tigers had an over/under record of 4-8-1 and they were 4-9-0 against the spread.
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Clemson scored 38.5 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 16th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 23.7 passes on 35.2 attempts for a 67.4 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 291.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 23rd in college football. The Tigers ran for an average of 222.7 yards per game on 45.3 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranked them 22nd in the nation. They also ran 80.5 plays per contest and averaged 6.4 yards per play for an average of 514.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall last season. The Tigers averaged 26.2 first downs per game which ranked them 9th in the country. They accumulated 46.3 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranked 96th in the nation.
Clemson allowed 187.7 passing yards per game, ranking 17th in D-1, and they allowed 21.7 points per contest on defense, which ranked 24th. They gave up 14.1 completions on 29.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 48.5. The Tigers allowed 125.7 rushing yards per game on 35.5 carries for a 3.5 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 19th in the country. Clemson allowed 313.4 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.7 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 5.9 penalties for 54.5 yards per game, ranking them 65th among D-1 teams.
Auburn averaged 27.5 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 74th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 13.8 passes per game on 23.5 attempts for a 58.5 percent completion percentage. They threw for 173.6 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 110th in Division 1. The Tigers ran for an average of 196.3 yards per game on 45.1 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 35th on the ground. They also ran 68.6 plays per game and averaged 5.4 yards per play for a total of 369.9 yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country on offense. The Tigers got an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranked 83rd in the nation. They averaged 46.4 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, ranking them 95th in college football.
Auburn allowed an average of 209.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 28.2 points per contest, which had them ranked 76th in the nation. They gave up 20.1 completions on 32.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4 per game. The Tigers allowed 164.2 rushing yards per contest on 36.5 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 57th in the country. Auburn allowed 374 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranked 46th in D-1. They forced 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4.3 penalties for 33.6 yards in each contest, ranking 1st in the nation.
Deshaun Watson finished his last game of last season with 405 yards through the air for Clemson. He completed 30 passes out of 47 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Deshaun Watson, who finished with 73 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Charone Peake was the team leader in receiving with a total of 99 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Clemson got a total of 31 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 20 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 85 total plays for 550 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 145 yards on 38 attempts.
Sean White finished his last game of last season with 103 yards through the air for Auburn. He completed 8 passes out of 13 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Jovon Robinson, who finished with 126 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Melvin Ray was the team leader in receiving with a total of 50 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. Auburn got a total of 23 first downs by way of 16 rushing, 7 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 402 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 251 yards on 55 attempts.
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson were 9-6-0 against the over/under last season
Clemson had an ATS record of 8-7-0 last season
Auburn Betting Trends
Auburn were 4-8-1 against the over/under last season
Auburn had an ATS record of 4-9-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/18/16 DL Austin Bryant Foot out indefinitely
08/19/16 DL Raashed Kennion Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Auburn
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