Clemson Football Spring Practice: Scrimmage Updates, Stats, Analysis

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 07: Cornerback Mark Fields
CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 07: Cornerback Mark Fields /
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Clemson football held another scrimmage on Wednesday and it seemed there were several notable updates to come out of Death Valley.

The Clemson football team held its second stadium scrimmage of the spring on Wednesday and there were several notes to come out of Death Valley.

The Tigers now have five practices remaining, including the spring game which is set to take place Saturday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Here are some notable stats and our analysis of what we’ve heard coming out of Death Valley.

Notable Stats via ClemsonTigers.com:

  • Passing Stats

Kelly Bryant threw four touchdowns, including two in goal line situations and a 65-yard TD pass to Amari Rodgers on the third play of the scrimmage. Trevor Lawrence, Chase Brice, and Hunter Johnson each threw one TD pass of at least 20 yards apiece.

  • Rushing/Receiving Stats

Travis Etienne was the top rusher with 81 yards and a touchdown. Tavien Feaster had three total touchdowns.

Cornell Powell had the most receiving yards, with 81 yards and a touchdown while Tee Higgins scored two touchdowns.

  • Defensive Stats

The defense had seven total sacks and LeAnthony Williams had a 30-yard interception return.

Analysis:

Overall, it seemed like the offense dominated the day. The media were told after practice by Dabo Swinney that Brent Venables may be a while as he spent an extra 20 minutes making the defense run sprints.

The offensive coaching staff complained that there were too many mistakes and that they didn’t like the tempo that the offense played with, which was blamed on the quarterbacks by Tony Elliott.

It was that kind of day.

It will be interesting to see how the Tigers respond after having a tough day in Death Valley on Wednesday. Every now and then you have a day like Wednesday, but it’s good to keep everyone honest.

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Champions respond from days like this- even in the spring- and get better as a result. I have no doubt the leadership will do that and I’d imagine that we hear more positive reports come out of the Tigers’ camp next time.