Tale of the Tape: Tigers vs. Wildcats

The Clemson Tigers will face off with the Kentucky Wildcats in the upcoming Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. on Dec. 29. Here's a breakdown of both teams headed into the game.

Tale of the tape between Clemson and Kentucky:

NCAA Statistical Rankings:
Rush offense: Clemson 5; Kentucky 101.
Pass offense: Clemson 74; Kentucky 9.
Total offense: Clemson 13; Kentucky 37.
Scoring offense: Clemson 9; Kentucky 45.
Rush defense: Clemson 20; Kentucky 111.
Pass defense: Clemson 15; Kentucky 118.
Total defense: Clemson 12; Kentucky 118.
Scoring defense: Clemson 15; Kentucky 101.
Net punting: Clemson 18; Kentucky 51.
Punt returns: Clemson 75; Kentucky 1.
Kickoff returns: Clemson 3; Kentucky 10.
Turnover margin: Clemson 41; Kentucky 5.
Sacks: Clemson 20; Kentucky 70.
Sacks allowed: Clemson 3; Kentucky 106.

Clemson didn't play a top 10 team, while Kentucky went 0-3.

Clemson went 1-2 against teams ranked between No. 11 and 25, while Kentucky went 0-1.

Clemson is 8-4 overall, while Kentucky is 7-5.

Clemson went 5-3 in the ACC, while Kentucky went 4-4 in the SEC.

Neither Clemson nor Kentucky received any votes in the final AP rankings.

Clemson is ranked No. 24 in the current Sagarin ratings, while Kentucky is ranked No. 42.

Clemson is 0-3 against teams in the top 30 in the Sagarin ratings, while Kentucky is 1-5.

Clemson has the 72nd-hardest schedule, while Kentucky has the 10th-hardest schedule.

The only common opponent is South Carolina, which Clemson lost to 31-28 and Kentucky lost to 24-17.

Clemson last went to a bowl last season, when it beat Colorado 19-10 in the Champs Sports Bowl, while Kentucky last went to a bowl in the 1999 season, when it lost to Syracuse 20-13 in the Music City Bowl.

Clemson has been to 28 previous bowls, while Kentucky has been to 10.

Clemson is 15-13 in bowl games, while Kentucky is 5-5.

Clemson is 4-7 all-time against Kentucky.

Clemson is 1-0 against Kentucky in bowl games, with the only meeting resulting in a 14-13 win for Clemson in the 1993 Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

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