Clemson’s Offensive Coordinator Takes A Shot At The SEC

first_imgThe Tiger, the Clemson University Tigers mascot, watches the game against the University of Miami Hurricanes at Memorial Stadium.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: The Tiger, the Clemson University Tigers mascot, watches the game against the University of Miami Hurricanes at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Miami won 36-30. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)It’s a commonly held belief that the SEC is a better overall conference than the ACC. But after Clemson’s 15-0 season that included wins over three SEC teams, including Alabama in the national title game, one of the Tigers’ assistants decided to put that SEC-ACC argument to the test.Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott posted a graphic depicting Clemson’s performance versus the team’s three SEC opponents, as well as the top ACC opponents.The graphic indicated that Clemson’s offense performed significantly better against the defenses of Texas A&M, South Carolina, and Alabama, compared to the defenses of Syracuse, N.C. State, and Boston College.Specifically, Clemson offense performed a full 10 points and 91 yards better against the SEC defenses they faced versus the ACC’s top defenses.?‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/2pbU5msTki— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) February 6, 2019It is worth noting though that the SEC trio still managed to hold the team to fewer points per game than the team’s average against all opponents.On the season, Clemson wound up averaging 44.3 points per game, the fourth best in the nation. On defense, the team allowed just 13.1 points per game, the best rate in the nation.The 28 points that the Tigers scored against Texas A&M was the third lowest against any opponent on the season, while the 56 they scored against South Carolina were only the fourth most.Of course, the cherry on top for Clemson’s offense was the unit’s performance against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national title game: 37 points from the offense plus a pick-six by the defense in a 44-16 rout.last_img read more