Clemson vs. The Citadel: By the Numbers; The Good, The Bad, The Wacky; Player of the Game

November 18, 2017

By the Numbers


Death Valley record for Clemson’s senior class (2016 loss to Pittsburgh)


Total offense for the Citadel (308.6 rushing yards per game average coming in)


Clemson quarterbacks with touchdown passes (Kelly Bryant 3, Zerrick Cooper 1, Hunter Johnson 1)


Yards on a fourth-quarter Citadel pass from Jordan Black to Raleigh Webb.


Touchdowns in a season for Travis Etienne, breaking C.J. Spiller’s school freshman record (2006)

The Good

For Clemson, a thorough performance on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Kelly Bryant was sharp and the Tigers’ defense didn’t get out of position against the triple-option. For The Citadel, a fighting spirit demonstrated early when the Bulldogs went for it on fourth down (failed at the Clemson 40) and into a fourth-quarter field goal drive and onside kick.

The Bad

For Clemson, nothing significant. For The Citadel, the Bulldogs’ offense had enough problems without back-to-back blocking penalties in the second quarter.

The Wacky

Believe it or not, Hunter Renfrow’s 12-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was his first TD since a certain game-winning grab against Alabama in Tampa.

Player of the Game

Kelly Bryant



17 of 22 passing for 230 yards

3 touchdown passes