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CFB Game Matchup Report
Saturday, 12/29/2018 at 08:00 pm NOTRE DAME (12-0) at  CLEMSON (13-0)
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Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
255NOTRE DAME 58 33.8 17.3 12-0 6-5-1 6-6-0 190.5 265.6 456.1 133.5 198 331.5
256CLEMSON -12 45.4 13.7 13-0 7-6-0 6-6-0 260.2 269.7 529.9 93 183.8 276.8
Preview - CLEMSON vs NOTRE DAMEGame Write Up
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish wound up playing five ACC teams and beat them all. Coincidentally, the Clemson Tigers beat all eight that they played. It’s safe to say that the Fighting Irish hoped to be in a position to play another one, but probabl...more
By Adam Burke | December 10, 2018, 5:15 pm
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
NOTRE DAME
CLEMSON -18 6
Average power rating of opponents played: CLEMSON 34.9, NOTRE DAME 40.4
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
NOTRE DAME Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in a bowl game 0-0 1-0 6-13 0-0 0-1 9-10 0-0 1-0 7-12
in minor bowl games (played in December) 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 4-3 0-0 0-0 4-3
as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points 0-0 0-1 11-8 0-0 1-0 4-15 0-0 0-1 3-16
in all games 6-5 18-18 155-168 6-6 19-18 141-158 12-0 26-11 214-116
in all lined games 6-5 18-18 155-168 6-6 19-18 141-158 12-0 26-11 214-116
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 3-3 9-8 55-54 4-3 11-7 52-60 7-0 14-4 77-35
as an underdog 1-0 2-2 55-44 0-1 1-3 43-57 1-0 2-2 34-66
as a neutral field underdog 0-0 1-0 6-11 0-0 0-1 8-9 0-0 1-0 5-12
as a neutral field underdog of 10.5 to 14 points 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1
as a neutral field underdog of 7.5 to 14 points 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-3
on a neutral field where the total is between 49.5 and 56 0-0 2-0 7-8 0-0 0-2 6-9 0-0 2-0 9-6
on a neutral field where the total is between 52.5 and 56 0-0 2-0 4-4 0-0 0-2 1-7 0-0 2-0 6-2
against ACC opponents 4-1 9-6 27-25 3-2 8-7 19-32 5-0 11-4 34-18
when playing on a Saturday 6-5 17-17 148-155 6-6 18-17 131-148 12-0 25-10 207-103
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest 0-1 3-1 31-28 1-0 2-2 22-32 1-0 4-0 40-19
after playing a non-conference game 5-5 16-16 135-150 6-5 16-17 124-136 11-0 24-9 189-100
after playing 2 straight non-conference games 5-4 15-13 113-118 6-4 15-14 95-113 10-0 22-7 159-77
after a bye week 0-1 3-1 31-28 1-0 2-2 22-32 1-0 4-0 40-19
in games played on a neutral field 0-1 3-2 19-22 1-0 2-3 16-21 1-0 4-1 27-14
in games played on turf 5-3 15-11 42-35 3-5 13-13 38-35 8-0 20-6 57-22
in December games 0-0 0-0 4-5 0-0 0-0 6-3 0-0 0-0 5-4
in non-conference games 6-5 17-18 144-151 6-6 19-17 132-150 12-0 25-11 189-113
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-2 3-4 43-49 2-1 5-2 33-45 3-0 5-2 64-29
after having won 8 or more out of their last 10 games 1-1 2-3 12-22 0-2 1-4 13-19 2-0 4-1 17-17
off a no-cover where the team won as a favorite 1-2 1-4 40-29 3-1 4-2 26-34 4-0 4-2 52-18
off a road no-cover where the team won as a favorite 0-0 0-0 12-5 0-0 0-0 6-8 0-0 0-0 15-3
off a road win 2-1 5-1 37-25 2-1 5-1 27-29 3-0 6-0 47-16
after allowing 17 points or less in 2 straight games 1-2 4-3 31-26 1-2 3-4 30-24 3-0 7-0 47-11
after allowing 17 points or less in 3 straight games 1-0 2-1 15-10 1-0 2-1 12-12 1-0 3-0 23-2
after playing their last game on the road 2-1 7-3 56-57 2-1 5-5 49-57 3-0 9-1 75-40
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 2-2 8-8 80-81 4-1 9-8 71-75 5-0 12-5 104-60
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-5 10-13 103-102 6-5 13-11 88-97 11-0 17-7 142-65
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-4 9-6 69-65 6-4 9-7 58-63 10-0 15-1 101-35
after 3 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-3 8-5 48-49 6-3 8-6 40-47 9-0 13-1 72-26
after 4 or more consecutive straight up wins 4-3 6-5 36-32 5-3 7-5 27-35 8-0 11-1 52-17
after 5 or more consecutive straight up wins 3-3 4-5 26-23 4-3 5-5 21-24 7-0 9-1 38-12
after 6 or more consecutive straight up wins 2-3 2-5 19-16 3-3 4-4 15-18 6-0 7-1 26-10
after 7 or more consecutive straight up wins 2-2 2-3 10-13 3-2 3-3 10-12 5-0 5-1 17-7
after 8 or more consecutive straight up wins 2-1 2-1 5-9 2-2 2-2 7-7 4-0 4-0 10-5
when playing against a team with a winning record 4-0 9-9 77-75 4-1 9-10 69-83 5-0 12-7 84-71
after the first month of the season 4-3 12-12 112-114 5-3 12-13 97-110 8-0 18-7 147-82
in the second half of the season 2-2 7-9 69-91 3-2 8-9 70-74 5-0 12-5 98-63
when the total is between 56.5 and 63 2-2 6-10 20-30 2-2 7-9 27-26 4-0 9-7 30-23
on a neutral field where the total is between 56.5 and 63 0-1 0-2 2-5 1-0 1-1 3-4 1-0 1-1 4-3
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CLEMSON Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in a bowl game 0-0 2-1 11-12 0-0 1-2 7-17 0-0 2-1 11-13
in minor bowl games (played in December) 0-0 1-0 7-7 0-0 0-1 3-11 0-0 1-0 8-6
as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points 5-1 10-4 36-36 4-2 6-9 28-30 6-0 15-0 66-10
in all games 7-6 23-17 166-153 6-6 17-23 108-135 13-0 39-3 230-112
in all lined games 7-6 23-17 166-153 6-6 17-23 108-135 13-0 39-3 214-112
when the total is between 49.5 and 56 3-2 7-4 41-31 2-3 7-6 30-44 5-0 13-0 50-24
as a favorite 7-6 20-16 106-117 6-6 15-21 78-95 13-0 36-2 177-51
as a neutral field favorite 1-0 2-1 8-10 0-1 1-2 6-11 1-0 3-0 11-7
as a neutral field favorite of 10.5 to 14 points 0-0 1-1 1-3 0-0 1-1 1-3 0-0 2-0 3-1
as a neutral field favorite of 7.5 to 14 points 0-0 1-1 1-3 0-0 1-1 1-3 0-0 2-0 3-1
on a neutral field where the total is between 49.5 and 56 1-0 2-0 7-1 0-1 1-1 3-5 1-0 2-0 6-2
on a neutral field where the total is between 52.5 and 56 1-0 1-0 5-1 0-1 0-1 1-5 1-0 1-0 5-1
when playing on a Saturday 7-6 20-15 147-132 6-6 15-20 95-106 13-0 36-1 210-90
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest 1-0 2-2 20-23 0-1 1-4 12-29 1-0 4-1 27-19
after playing a conference game 5-3 13-11 106-106 4-4 11-14 69-86 8-0 23-3 149-72
after a bye week 1-0 2-2 23-28 0-1 1-4 15-35 1-0 4-1 31-24
in games played on a neutral field 1-0 4-2 18-15 0-1 2-4 11-22 1-0 5-1 19-15
in games played on turf 2-0 4-3 17-14 1-1 3-3 9-19 2-0 5-2 21-11
in December games 1-0 3-1 12-9 0-1 1-3 6-14 1-0 4-0 14-7
in non-conference games 0-4 8-7 48-54 2-1 6-8 35-49 4-0 14-1 84-36
after failing to cover the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 2-1 6-5 43-40 1-2 5-7 23-40 3-0 11-2 59-32
after covering the spread in 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 3-2 4-7 29-33 2-3 4-7 19-31 5-0 8-3 45-21
after covering the spread in 5 or 6 out of their last 7 games 2-2 2-3 15-18 1-3 2-3 7-19 4-0 4-1 22-14
after covering the spread in 6 or 7 out of their last 8 games 0-2 0-2 4-14 1-1 1-1 5-10 2-0 2-0 10-9
after having won 8 or more out of their last 10 games 1-2 7-5 15-15 1-2 5-6 10-19 3-0 11-1 23-8
off a win by 10 points or more over a conference rival 4-3 8-9 49-49 3-4 8-10 40-41 7-0 15-3 69-32
off a blowout win by 21 points or more over a conference rival 4-2 6-6 27-25 3-3 5-7 17-26 6-0 10-2 37-15
off a win against a conference rival 5-3 13-10 72-69 4-4 11-13 53-57 8-0 21-3 98-47
after a cover as a double digit favorite 4-2 10-6 36-20 2-4 6-10 17-34 6-0 14-2 45-11
after allowing 14 points or less last game 4-3 14-9 69-63 5-2 13-11 49-55 7-0 21-3 91-47
after a win by 17 or more points 6-4 15-9 63-51 5-5 11-13 38-59 10-0 22-2 82-37
after 2 straight wins by 17 or more points 4-3 8-5 25-19 3-4 5-8 13-27 7-0 12-1 32-13
after 3 straight wins by 17 or more points 3-2 4-3 7-9 2-3 2-5 4-10 5-0 6-1 12-4
after 4 straight wins by 17 or more points 2-2 2-3 2-6 1-3 1-4 2-4 4-0 4-1 7-1
after a win by 21 or more points 6-3 13-8 54-43 5-4 9-12 31-51 9-0 19-2 68-32
after 2 straight wins by 21 or more points 4-1 6-3 18-15 2-3 3-6 8-22 5-0 8-1 22-11
after 3 straight wins by 21 or more points 2-0 2-1 4-6 1-1 1-2 2-6 2-0 2-1 7-3
after a win by 28 or more points 5-3 9-7 38-26 5-3 8-8 24-34 8-0 14-2 46-19
after leading in their previous game by 17 or more points at the half 5-2 14-6 48-28 4-3 12-9 32-36 7-0 19-2 62-18
after scoring 31 points or more in 2 straight games 4-1 11-7 43-33 2-3 7-10 29-40 5-0 16-2 56-22
after scoring 31 points or more in 3 straight games 2-0 7-4 24-18 1-1 4-6 18-20 2-0 10-1 32-10
after scoring 37 points or more last game 6-2 13-8 59-41 4-4 7-13 39-52 8-0 19-2 72-33
after scoring 37 points or more in 2 straight games 3-1 4-4 22-19 2-2 3-4 15-24 4-0 7-1 32-11
after scoring 42 points or more last game 4-2 9-7 39-27 2-4 5-10 22-39 6-0 15-1 52-18
after scoring 42 points or more in 2 straight games 1-0 2-2 7-12 0-1 0-3 2-15 1-0 4-0 13-6
after scoring 20 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games 3-1 12-6 42-35 2-2 9-8 27-40 4-0 16-2 59-21
after scoring 24 points or more in the first half last game 5-2 10-5 40-32 3-4 7-7 27-37 7-0 14-1 57-18
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 4-2 13-8 88-68 2-4 9-12 54-68 6-0 19-2 114-48
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 7-5 22-14 113-101 6-6 16-21 80-93 12-0 34-3 150-74
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins 7-4 20-12 73-64 5-6 13-19 50-65 11-0 29-3 106-37
after 3 or more consecutive straight up wins 7-3 17-10 49-49 5-5 11-16 40-47 10-0 24-3 74-26
after 4 or more consecutive straight up wins 6-3 13-9 32-36 4-5 9-13 31-31 9-0 19-3 52-17
after 5 or more consecutive straight up wins 6-2 9-8 19-28 4-4 7-10 23-22 8-0 14-3 35-13
after 6 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-2 6-7 13-21 3-4 5-8 18-15 7-0 10-3 23-11
after 7 or more consecutive straight up wins 4-2 5-4 10-12 3-3 5-4 13-9 6-0 8-1 17-5
after 8 or more consecutive straight up wins 3-2 4-3 7-9 2-3 3-4 8-8 5-0 6-1 12-4
when playing against a team with a winning record 5-3 14-10 81-74 3-5 11-14 51-84 8-0 24-2 93-65
after the first month of the season 6-3 16-11 119-114 4-5 12-16 74-105 9-0 26-3 161-80
in the second half of the season 5-2 12-7 87-78 3-4 9-11 54-79 7-0 19-2 114-57
when the total is between 56.5 and 63 3-2 8-9 24-26 3-2 7-10 23-27 5-0 15-2 34-16
on a neutral field where the total is between 56.5 and 63 0-0 1-1 4-4 0-0 1-1 3-5 0-0 2-0 5-3
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
NOTRE DAME Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Turf 8-0 6.35 5-3 3-5 32.625 19.75 439.25 5.876 1.25 15.5 7.375 312.625 4.239 1.75
Last 3 Games 3-0 3 2-1 1-2 34 19.667 477 6.534 1.333 11 5.333 333 4.42 2.333
Road Games 5-0 4 2-2 4-1 40 17.2 505 6.956 1.2 22 9.2 375 4.921 1.4
All 12-0 9.35 6-5 6-6 33.75 18 456.083 6.184 1.25 17.25 7.667 331.5 4.526 1.667
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
CLEMSON Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Turf 2-0 1 2-0 1-1 45 20.5 561 7.957 1.5 5 3.5 181 2.681 0.5
Last 3 Games 3-0 0 1-2 1-2 44.333 23.333 540.667 7.177 0.333 17 12.333 354 4.872 1.333
Home Games 7-0 1 2-5 2-4 46 22.286 561.428 7.36 1.429 14.429 6.571 297.857 4.417 1.571
All 13-0 5 7-6 6-6 45.385 22.692 529.846 7.359 1.231 13.692 5.615 276.769 4.079 1.538
NOTRE DAME Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 33.8 18 23.9 29.23 42-191 (4.6) 21-32 65.4% 265.6 (8.3) 74-456 6.2 13.5
Opponents Defensive Avg. 28 13.7 20.9 29.58 39-173 (4.5) 20-33 59.9% 236 (7.2) 71-409 5.7 14.6
Offense Road Games 40 17.2 24.6 28.14 37-181 (4.9) 24-35 68.4% 324.2 (9.2) 73-505 7 12.6
Defense (All Games) 17.3 7.7 19.4 30.77 36-134 (3.7) 21-37 56.1% 198 (5.4) 73-332 4.5 19.2
Opponents Offensive Avg. 28 13.7 20.9 29.58 39-173 (4.5) 20-33 59.9% 236 (7.2) 71-409 5.7 14.6
Defense Road Games 22 9.2 21.2 31.86 41-177 (4.3) 21-35 59.4% 198 (5.7) 76-375 4.9 17
CLEMSON Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 45.4 22.7 23.8 28.47 39-260 (6.8) 22-33 64.4% 269.7 (8.1) 72-530 7.4 11.7
Opponents Defensive Avg. 30.2 15.4 21 29.36 38-175 (4.6) 19-33 59.5% 241.5 (7.4) 71-416 5.9 13.8
Offense Road Games 46 22.3 27.4 28.71 42-285 (6.8) 22-34 64.4% 276 (8.1) 76-561 7.4 12.2
Defense (All Games) 13.7 5.6 14.9 31.53 39-93 (2.4) 15-29 52.8% 183.8 (6.3) 68-277 4.1 20.2
Opponents Offensive Avg. 30.2 15.4 21 29.36 38-175 (4.6) 19-33 59.5% 241.5 (7.4) 71-416 5.9 13.8
Defense Road Games 14.4 6.6 15.7 31.29 36-91 (2.5) 18-32 57.7% 206.9 (6.5) 67-298 4.4 20.6
NOTRE DAME Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1 0.3 1.3 0.4 15-7 44.3% 2-0 65.2% 1-23 (21.2) 2-16 (10.3) 5-46
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.7 1.5 1.6 15-6 39% 2-1 52.1% 2-40 (21.4) 15-2 (9.4) 6-53
Stats For (Road Games) 0.6 0.6 1.2 0.2 14-6 44.9% 3-2 69.2% 1-23 (18.8) 1-20 (16.7) 5-38
Stats Against (All Games) 1 0.7 1.7 0 16-6 37.8% 2-1 50% 3-62 (23.4) 1-12 (8.7) 5-40
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.8 0.6 1.4 0 15-6 39.2% 2-1 54.2% 2-46 (20.3) 17-2 (10) 6-54
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.6 0.8 1.4 0 17-7 41.7% 2-1 66.7% 2-45 (18.6) 1-15 (12.7) 4-30
CLEMSON Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.6 0.6 1.2 0.3 13-6 43.2% 1-0 55.6% 1-34 (23.2) 3-22 (7.3) 5-46
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.7 0.6 1.4 1.3 14-5 38.5% 2-1 51.7% 2-52 (22.4) 20-2 (11.7) 6-50
Stats For (Home Games) 0.6 0.9 1.4 0.1 13-6 48.3% 2-1 72.7% 2-43 (23.2) 2-16 (6.5) 6-49
Stats Against (All Games) 0.7 0.8 1.5 0 16-4 27.9% 2-0 30% 2-48 (20.2) 1-9 (7.5) 7-51
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.7 0.8 1.5 0 15-6 39.1% 2-1 47.2% 2-49 (21.8) 15-1 (10.5) 6-50
Stats Against (Home Games) 0.9 0.7 1.6 0 15-5 31.1% 2-0 25% 2-50 (23.5) 0-0 (0.5) 6-46
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
NOTRE DAME Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
11/24/2018 @USC 24-17 W -14 W 55 U 24-94 37-51-349 1 31-121 22-39-352 1
11/17/2018 SYRACUSE 36-3 W -10 W 63 U 36-171 23-38-292 2 38-119 15-35-115 2
11/10/2018 FLORIDA ST 42-13 W -17 W 51.5 O 50-365 12-25-130 0 30-106 23-48-216 1
11/03/2018 @NORTHWESTERN 31-21 W -10 W 49.5 O 40-108 16-29-141 3 40-121 22-34-343 2
10/27/2018 @NAVY 44-22 W -22.5 W 57 O 48-292 4-12-52 0 43-254 27-33-330 0
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CLEMSON Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
12/01/2018 @PITTSBURGH 42-10 W -28 W 53.5 U 48-192 4-16-8 5 35-301 12-24-118 1
11/24/2018 S CAROLINA 56-35 W -25 W 58.5 O 55-351 27-37-393 0 25-90 32-50-510 0
11/17/2018 DUKE 35-6 W -29.5 W 60.5 U 36-208 21-39-251 2 35-104 24-44-158 4
11/10/2018 @BOSTON COLLEGE 27-7 W -17.5 W 52 U 33-9 14-24-104 5 30-129 29-41-295 2
11/03/2018 LOUISVILLE 77-16 W -39 W 61.5 O 37-492 14-20-169 0 36-81 17-34-231 3
10/27/2018 @FLORIDA ST 59-10 W -18.5 W 49 O 35--21 20-40-268 5 33-120 24-44-404 2
10/20/2018 NC STATE 41-7 W -18.5 W 57 U 32-91 32-48-380 0 32-104 22-35-193 4
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEMSON games 54.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (19-16)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEMSON games 48.6% of the time since 1992. (135-143)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NOTRE DAME games 46.2% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (12-14)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NOTRE DAME games 51.4% of the time since 1992. (145-137)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEMSON games 28.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-25)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEMSON games 48.8% of the time since 1992. (102-107)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NOTRE DAME games 40.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-22)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NOTRE DAME games 51.2% of the time since 1992. (133-127)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
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