4: Teams in top 12 square off; how Nos. 1-12, 6-9 match up-FRI0906

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Four teams ranked in the top 12 of AP poll square off in Week 2
2 How No. 1 Clemson, No. 12 Texas A&M match up in 23 categories
3 Statistical comparisons for matchup between #6 LSU and #9 Texas
4 Series history: Texas A&M leads Clemson, LSU has edge on Texas
5 Coaching records; the key numbers for starting quarterbacks

Texas A&M Aggies

at Clemson Tigers

Saturday, Sept. 7; 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Memorial Stadium (81,500)

Clemson, S.C.

Clemson by 19½; over/under 59½


How Texas A&M, Clemson match up on offense after opening wins


52-14

No. 1 Clemson opened with

victory over Georgia Tech

41-7

No. 12 Texas A&M opened

with victory over Texas State


How Texas A&M, Clemson match up on defense after opening games


16

Clemson has won 16 consecutive games and can match school record set in 2014-15

2-14

Aggies facing No. 1 team in

AP poll for third straight year;

2-14 alltime vs. No. 1s

HOW TEXAS A&M, CLEMSON MATCH UP
TEXAS A&M CLEMSON
RK NO CATEGORY NO RK
43 478.0 Total offense 632.0 6
27 246.0 Rushing offense 411.0 3
64 232.0 Passing offense 221.0 70
33 41.0 Scoring offense 52.0 10
21 219.0 Total defense 294.0 52
6 8.0 Rushing defense 157.0 83
70 211.0 Passing defense 137.0 27
12 7.0 Scoring defense 14.0 36
12 2.00 Turnover margin 1.00 31
23 .545 3rd down conv. % .500 33
74 .000 4th down conv. % .500 40
73 .400 3rd down def % .313 46
1 0 4th down def % 0 1
81 .750 Red zone offense .750 81
1 0 Red zone defense .500 15
38 41.67 Net punting 40.0 51
58 6.5 Punt returns 8.0 46
68 19.00 Kickoff returns 19.33 67
65 22 1st downs offense 29 16
31 15 1st downs defense 13 22
9 3.0 Fewest penalty PG 6.0 52
18 30.0 Penalty YPG 43.0 44
20 35:46 Time of possession 32:48 41

117-30

Record of Dabo Swinney

in 12 seasons at Clemson;

1-0 vs. Texas A&M

10-4

Record of Jimbo Fisher in second season at A&M and 93-27 overall in 10 seasons; 4-6 vs. Clemson

3-2

Texas A&M and Clemson

meeting for sixth time with

Aggies holding the edge

  • 2018: Clemson 28-26

  • 2005: Clemson 25-24

  • 2004: A&M 27-6

  • 1974: A&M 24-0

  • 1973: A&M 30-15


19-27, 194, 4

Completions, yards, TDs for Aggies QB Kellen Mond in Week 1

13-23, 168, 1

Completions, yards, TDs for Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence in Week 1

22, 103, 2

Carries, yards, TDs for Aggies RB Jashaun Corbin; RB Isaiah Spiller had 106 yards on 7 carioes

12, 205, 3

Carries, yards, TDs for Clemson RB Travis Etienne in Week 1; has 110.5 average vs. ranked opponents


LSU Tigers

at Texas Longhorns

Saturday, Sept. 7; 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial

Stadium (100,119); Austin, Texas

LSU by 4; over/under 51½


How LSU, Texas.match up on offense after opening wins


55-3

No. 6 LSU opened with v

win over Georgia Southern

45-14

No. 9 Texas opened with

victory over Louisiana Tech


How LSU, Texas match up on defense after Week 1 victories


909, 798

Texas owns the third-most wins in college football history with 909; LSU is 12th with 798

40-32-1

Texas record in top-10

matchups, including 10-6 record

at Texas Memorial Stadium

HOW LSU-TEXAS MATCH UP
LSU TEXAS
RK NO CATEGORY NO RK
46 472.0 Total offense 454.0 56
87 122.0 Rushing offense 153.0 75
18 350.0 Passing offense 301.0 34
9 55.0 Scoring offense 45.0 23
5 98.0 Total defense 413.0 84
31 74.0 Rushing defense 73.0 30
1 24.0 Passing defense 340.0 113
6 3.0 Scoring defense 14.0 36
12 2.00 Turnover margin 2.00 12
17 .571 3rd down conv. % .533 27
1 1.000 4th down conv. % .500 40
4 .083 3rd down def % .357 61
1 .000 4th down def % .333 62
1 1.000 Red zone offense 1.000 1
1 .000 Red zone defense 1.000 71
4 51.67 Net punting 41.0 45
24 13.00 Punt returns 0 92
109 0 Kickoff returns 26.50 20
65 22 1st downs offense 24 48
5 8 1st downs defense 25 103
70 7.0 Fewest penalty PG 6.0 52
89 70.0 Penalty YPG 47.0 52
59 31:28 Time of possession 27:44 95

26-9

Record of Ed Orgeron in fourth season at LSU; he’s 42-36

overall in eight seasons

18-10

Record of Tom Herman in third season at Texas; he’s 40-14

overall in five seasons

9-7-1

LSU leads all-time series;

last regular-season meeting

between teams was in 1954

  • 1/1/2003: Texas 35-20 (Cotton Bowl)

  • 1/1/1963: LSU 13-0 (Cotton Bowl)

  • 9/18/1954: Texas 20-6

  • 9/19/1953: LSU 20-7

  • 9/20/1952: Texas 35-14


23-27, 278, 5

Completions, yards, TDs for Tigers QB Joe Burrow in Week 1

28-38, 276, 4

Completions, yards, TDs for Texas QB Sam Ehlinger in Week 1

10, 9

Tackles by Tigers’ LBs Jacob Phillips and Damone Clark as LSU hel Ga. Southern to 24 yards rushing

13, 114, 2

Combined receptions, yards, TDs for Texas receivers Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson in Week 1


Source: ncaa.com; sports-reference.com; school game notes