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Not all 38-35 games are the same. Georgia-Clemson produced its share of points, but there were extended sequences in which both defenses showed quite a bit of resilience. Here's the detailed box score from Bulldogs-Tigers.
First down play selection
20 rushing plays / 14 passing plays for GEORGIA; 20 rush/12 pass for CLEMSON
Average yards to go on second down
11.38 yards for GEORGIA; 6.18 yards for CLEMSON
Second down play selection
10 rush/13 pass for GEORGIA; 15 rush/11 pass for CLEMSON
Average yards to go on third down
8 yards for GEORGIA; 6 yards for CLEMSON
Third down play selection
5 rush/8 pass for GEORGIA; 7 rush/9 pass for CLEMSON
Third down conversion rate by play selection
1-5 rushing, 3-8 passing for GEORGIA; 4-7 rushing, 3-9 passing for CLEMSON
FOURTH DOWN BREAKDOWN
6 for GEORGIA; 6 for CLEMSON
Field Goal Attempts
0 for GEORGIA; 1 for CLEMSON
First down/touchdown attempts
2 for GEORGIA; 1 for CLEMSON
Fourth down conversion rate
2-2 for GEORGIA; 1-1 for CLEMSON
BREAKDOWN OF FIRST DOWN/TD ATTEMPTS ON FOURTH DOWN
Fourth and four, middle of the first quarter, down 14-7, ball at CLEMSON 33 (passing play –successful)
Fourth and one, middle of the third quarter, down 28-21, ball at own 34 (fake punt rushing play – successful)
Fourth and one, early third quarter, 21-21, ball at GEORGIA 36 (passing play - successful)
Punts in short-yardage situations: 1 for CLEMSON
CLEMSON punted on fourth and one at its own 29 (late second quarter)
Field goals in short-yardage situations: 1 for GEORGIA
GEORGIA lined up a field goal on fourth and goal at the CLEMSON 2 (third quarter), but botched the snap.
OTHER NOTES FOR PUNTS, FIELD GOALS, AND FIRST DOWN ATTEMPTS ON FOURTH DOWN
GEORGIA had a fourth and 15 down by 10 points with roughly six minutes left, following a penalty and two straight incompletions. The Bulldogs punted.
PART TWO: FIELD POSITION
Average starting field position: Own 35.6-yard line for GEORGIA, Own 32-yard line for CLEMSON
Drives beginning inside own 10: 1 for GEORGIA, 2 for CLEMSON
Did the defense leverage these drives into scores?
CLEMSON: NO – GEORGIA produced a 97-yard drive for a touchdown and a 21-14 lead.
GEORGIA: NO in the first instance. GEORGIA forced a CLEMSON punt, but could not take advantage and punted it back. YES in the second instance. GEORGIA forced a punt late in the fourth quarter and quickly drove the down the field and scored a TD to bring GEORGIA within three points.
Drives beginning in plus territory:
1 for GEORGIA, located at the CLEMSON 30 (the 35 to 21 section of the field). Result: turnover.
1 for CLEMSON, located at the GEORGIA 16 (Red Zone). Result: touchdown.
Red zone scores and possessions: 4-5 for GEORGIA with 4 touchdowns and 1 turnover on downs due to a botched field goal; 4-4 for CLEMSON with 3 touchdowns and 1 field goal
PART THREE: YARDS
Yards gained when leading: 104 for CLEMSON
Yards gained when trailing: 397 for GEORGIA; 52 FOR CLEMSON
Yards gained when tied: 1 for GEORGIA; 180 for CLEMSON
Yards gained when leading by one score: 89 for CLEMSON
Yards gained when trailing by one score: 315 for GEORGIA; 52 for CLEMSON
Yards gained when leading by two or more scores: 15 for CLEMSON
Yards gained when trailing by two or more scores: 82 for GEORGIA
PART FOUR: TURNOVER DETAILS
Recovered offensive fumbles that were 50-50 balls: 1 for GEORGIA
Muffed punts: 1 for CLEMSON (GEORGIA recovered)
Lost fumbles in own red zone: 1 for GEORGIA
Easy interceptions made by defenders (ordinary effort): 1 for CLEMSON
Easy interceptions dropped by defenders:
1 for GEORGIA (GEORGIA up 21-14 in the middle of the second quarter, facing third and five. CLEMSON punted on the next play.)
1 for CLEMSON (CLEMSON up 14-7, second quarter, on first and goal from the 6. GEORGIA scored two plays later).
Interceptions thrown on first down: 1 for GEORGIA
Interceptions thrown in one-score games or ties: 1 for GEORGIA. The game was tied.
PART FIVE: OFFICIATING AND MISCELLANY
--GEORGIA was whistled for multiple chop block penalties.
--Sammy Watkins of CLEMSON bobbled and lost a fair catch late in the second quarter at the CLEMSON 30. GEORGIA threw an interception on the next play.
--For purposes of charting play selection, five plays during the game were intended passes that turned into quarterback scrambles. They are still charted as passes because the charting process is meant to capture the intentionality of coordinators’ play choices. The yardage, of course, will be acknowledged as rushing yardage in a conventional box score.