Clemson's red zone offense is in elite company this season
Clemson’s red zone offense has been arguably the Tigers’ biggest strength so far in 2022.
Clemson is a perfect 35-for-35 on scoring opportunities in the red zone this season. Amongst other FBS teams, only Ohio State and Tennessee have an equal 100% success rate in that territory.
Only three teams have scored every red zone trip this season – Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee…
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) October 20, 2022
Clemson’s 35 red zone scores leads both the Vols and Buckeyes. Tennessee has 32 successful red zone trips while Ohio State is at 29.
Of Clemson’s 35 red zone scores, 26 of those have been touchdowns. The Tigers’ red zone touchdown percentage this season is at 74.29%, which ranks No. 18 nationally.
This has been a huge area of growth for Clemson. Last year, the Tigers scored touchdowns only only 63.04% of red zone opportunities.
Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has been a big reason for the Tigers’ jump in red zone efficiency. Last season, he was responsible for only 13 touchdowns the entire season. Through just 7 games, Uiagalelei has already recorded 21 TD’s this year.
Clemson will need its red zone efficiency to continue this week against No. 14 Syracuse. Kickoff is at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.