The Tigers added to that figure with a 528-yard performance against North Carolina last Saturday, Clemson's high total offense game of the season. Clemson had 219 rushing yards and 309 passing yards for its 528 total. Clemson has had at least 430 yards in four of its last six games.
Clemson first used the no-huddle under Tommy Bowden in 1999, his first year at Clemson. The Tigers averaged 402.6 yards per game that year and have exceeded the 400 yard mark for the course of the season three of his first four years at Clemson. The Tigers are at 401 per game so far this year, third best in the ACC for the entire season.
Clemson averaged at least 400 yards per game just twice in its history prior to Bowden's arrival at Clemson. He is now on pace to accomplish the feat for the fourth time in five years.
ACC total Offense Leaders last Six Games (Since Clemson Went to No-Huddle Offense) School Yards Yards/Game Clemson 2586 431.0 Virginia 2465 410.8 NC State 2456 409.3 Florida State 2412 402.0 North Carolina 2337 389.5 Duke 2156 359.3 Maryland 2122 353.7 Georgia Tech 1905 317.5 Wake Forest 1897 316.2 Note: Games vs. Division I-A opponents only Clemson's top Total Offense Seasons (Yards/Game Basis) Rk Season GP Yards Yds/Game Head Coach 1. 2000 12 5242 436.8 Tommy Bowden 2. 2001 12 5184 432.0 Tommy Bowden 3. 1978 12 5134 427.8 Charley Pell 4. 1991 12 4836 403.0 Ken Hatfield 5. 1999 12 4831 402.6 Tommy Bowden 6. 2003 8 3210 401.2 Tommy Bowden 7. 1981 12 4698 391.5 Danny Ford 8. 1950 10 3881 388.1 Frank Howard
Defensive leaders vs. North Carolina: Tackles: John Leake 13, Leroy Hill 11, Travis Pugh 11, Lionel Richardson 7, Jamaal Fudge 7, Justin Miller 6, Khaleed Vaughn 6
NCAA Stats: Clemson leads the nation in kickoff return average at 30.4 yards per return. Derrick Hamilton does not rank nationally because he does not have enough returns to qualify. has 8, needs 10 at this point. He has a 38.4 average on his eight returns so far this year.
There were no new injuries to report from the game. Will provide update after practice Monday. Williamson, Sampson and Kelly all did not play against North Carolina and would be questionable for Wake Forest at this point.