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StoryBox: Georgia-Clemson

Special to College Football News
Posted Sep 3, 2013


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.


STORYBOX: GEORGIA-CLEMSON

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

Punts

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

GEORGIA


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)

CLEMSON

Fourth and one, early third quarter, 21-21, ball at GEORGIA 36 (passing play - successful)
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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.

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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

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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

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PART FOUR: TURNOVER DETAILS

FUMBLES

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

INTERCEPTIONS

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.

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PART FIVE: OFFICIATING AND MISCELLANY

PENALTIES/COACHING/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.