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14 ACC Stats You Need to Know for 2016

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Clemson enters 2016 as the defending ACC champion and one of the favorites to return to the College Football Playoff. The Tigers boast one of the nation’s most explosive offenses, led by Heisman Trophy contender quarterback Deshaun Watson. What’s scary is that Dabo Swinney’s offense could be even better this season considering the return of wide receiver Mike Williams, who went for a team-best 1,030 yards receiving in 2014 before missing basically all of last season after suffering a neck injury in the opener.

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Here are 14 statistics, one for every team, to help get you up to speed on what awaits the ACC this fall.

15: Opponent offensive touchdowns allowed by Boston College in 2015

The Eagles may have lost defensive coordinator Don Brown to Michigan over the offseason, but that side of the ball is still expected to be the strength of this team as Jim Reid takes his place. Despite some key personnel losses, this should be another stingy unit.

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20: Receiving yards by Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams in 2015

For as explosive as Clemson's offense was last year, quarterback Deshaun Watson and Co. did it all - for the most part - without the services of primary receiver Williams, who injured his neck in the first game of last season. He returns to give the Tigers even more firepower this fall.