www.TigerHQ.com | YOUR Clemson Tiger Football Headquarters!
You are not logged in. Please Login.

Announcements
Welcome to TigerHQ.com!

TigerHQ.com is a Clemson football news and forum site dedicated to open discussion, opinion, and news on all things TIGERS!

Please sign up today, and take part in the conversation!

- TigerHQ.com Admin



Viewing profile for Kris
Kris



General
Joined:
2011-04-28
Posts made:
4
Homepage:
http://TigerHQ.com 
Status:
Administrator /  Programming /  King    
Email:
not public
Location:
Shawnee KS 
Contact
 ICQ:
 
 AIM:
 
 Yahoo!:
 
 MSN:
 
 Skype:
 
 

In forum "Scouting"
In topic "Top Tennessee Center, Jay Guillermo, Commits to Clemson"


Top Tennessee Center, Jay Guillermo, Commits to Clemson

www.jayguillermofootball.com

In topic "2012 Commitments"
See attached file for current commitments for the 2012 Tigers program.





Rivals.com Commitment Database

Attached File(s)2012_Commitments.pdf (63KB / 1170 Downloads)


In forum "BCS"
In topic "Week 8 BCS Standings (Opening Week)"
BCS STANDINGS

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State
5 Boise State
6 Wisconsin
7 Clemson
8 Stanford
9 Arkansas
10 Oregon
11 Kansas State
12 Virginia Tech
13 Nebraska
14 South Carolina
15 West Virginia
16 Michigan State
17 Texas A&M
18 Michigan
19 Houston
20 Auburn
21 Penn State
22 Georgia Tech
23 Illinois
24 Texas
25 Washington
In topic "Week 8 BCS Predictions"
Here are the latest predictions via CBSSports.com:


National Championship:  Oklahoma vs. Alabama
Orange Bowl:  Clemson vs. West Virginia
Sugar Bowl:  LSU vs. Boise State
Fiesta Bowl:  Oklahoma State vs. Michigan
Rose Bowl:  Wisconsin vs. Stanford
GoDaddy.com:  N. Illinois vs. Troy
BBVA Compass:  La.-Monroe* vs. South Florida
Cotton:  Texas A&M vs. S. Carolina
Outback:  Mich. State vs. Georgia
Gator:  Iowa vs. Florida
Capital One:  Nebraska vs. Arkansas
TicketCity:  Ohio State vs. SMU
Chick-fil-A:  Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
Liberty:  UCF vs. Miss. State
Kraft Fight Hunger:  California vs. Syracuse*
Sun:  Ga. Tech vs. Washington
Meineke Car Care of Texas:  Kansas St. vs. Penn St.
Insight:  Texas Tech vs. Illinois
Music City:  Miami (Fla.) vs. Tennessee
Pinstripe:  Missouri vs. Rutgers
Armed Forces:  BYU vs. Southern Miss
Alamo:  Texas vs. Oregon
Champs Sports:  Notre Dame vs. Florida St.
Holiday:  Arizona St. vs. Baylor
Military:  N. Carolina vs. Navy
Belk:  Pittsburgh vs. NC State
Little Caesars:  W. Mich. vs. Northwestern
Independence:  San Diego St. vs. W. Forest
Hawaii:  Hawaii vs. Marshall
Maaco:  TCU vs. Utah
Poinsettia:  Air Force vs. Fresno St.
Beef O'Brady's:  Cincinnati vs. Houston
New Orleans:  FIU vs. Tulsa
Famous Idaho Potato:  Ohio vs. Nevada
New Mexico:  Colo. State vs. Toledo*

Attached File(s)111017 BCS Predictions.pdf (109KB / 948 Downloads)

In topic "Week 9 BCS Standings"
BCS Standings Week 9

1.  LSU
2.  Alabama
3.  Oklahoma St.
4.  Boise St.
5.  Clemson
6.  Stanford
7.  Oregon
8.  Kansas St.
9.  Oklahoma
10. Arkansas
11. Mich St.
12. Virginia Tech
13. So Carolina
14. Nebraska
15. Wisconsin
16. Texas A&M
17. Houston
18. Michigan
19. Penn St
20. Texas Tech
21. Arizona St.
22. Georgia
23. Auburn
24. Texas
25. West Virginia
In topic "Week 10 BCS Standings"
BCS Standings Week 10

1.  LSU
2.  Alabama
3.  Oklahoma St.
4.  Stanford
5.  Boise St.
6.  Oklahoma
7.  Arkansas
8.  Oregon
9.  South Carolina
10. Nebraska
11. Clemson
12. Virginia tech
13. Houston
14. Kansas St.
15. Michigan
16. Penn St.
17. Michigan St.
18. Georgia
19. Arizona St.
20. Wisconsin
21. Texas
22. Auburn
23. Georgia Tech
24. West Virginia
25. Southern Miss
In topic "Week 11 BCS Standings"
BCS Standings Week 11

1.  LSU
2.  Oklahoma St.
3.  Alabama
4.  Stanford
5.  Boise St.
6.  Oklahoma
7.  Oregon
8.  Arkansas
9.  Clemson
10. Virginia Tech
11. Houston
12. Penn St.
13. So. Carolina
14. Kansas St.
15. Georgia
16. Texas
17. Michigan St.
18. Wisconsin
19. Nebraska
20. Auburn
21. Georgia Tech
22. Southern Miss
23. Cincinnati
24. Michigan
25. Baylor

In forum "Injuries"
In topic "Week 6 Injury Report"
Clemson Injury Report Going Into Week 6 - Boston College

Joe Gore--Freshman defensive end out with a knee injury.
D.J. Howard (RB)--Clemson’s leading rusher against Auburn, suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Tuesday prior to Florida State game. Has missed last two games. Probable for Boston College.
Mansa Joseph (RB) Suffered pulled hamstring and missed Virginia Tech game.
Spencer Benton (K)--Suffered shoulder injury against Virginia Tech. Questionable for Boston College.
In topic "Tajh Boyd Update"
Tajh Boyd Injury Update from AP wire:


CLEMSON, SC - Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd suffered a strained hip in Saturday's 36-14 victory over Boston College. Boyd had X-rays at Memorial Stadium, then had an MRI at Oconee Hospital in Seneca on Saturday night. The X-rays and MRI were negative. His status for next Saturday's game against Maryland in College Park would be termed questionable at this point. An update of Boyd's status will be given this coming week.
In topic "Week 7 Injury Report"
Clemson Injury Report Going into Week 7 - Maryland

Joe Gore--Freshman defensive end out with a knee injury.
Spencer Benton (K)--Suffered shoulder injury against Virginia Tech. Out for 6 weeks
Tajh Boyd (QB)--Suffered strained hip vs. Boston College. Probable for Maryland.
Stephone Anthony (LB)--Missed Boston College game with sprained ankle. Probable for Maryland.
In topic "Week 8 Injury Report"
Clemson Injury Report Going into Week 8 - North Carolina

Joe Gore--Freshman defensive end out with a knee injury.
Spencer Benton (K)--Suffered shoulder injury against Virginia Tech. Out for 6 weeks
In topic "Clemson Injury Report Going into Week 9 - Georgia Tech"
Joe Gore--Freshman defensive end out with a knee injury.
Spencer Benton (K)--Suffered shoulder injury against Virginia Tech. Out for 6 weeks
Tony Steward (LB)--Suffered torn ACL in practice October 18 and is out for the year.
Andre Ellington (RB)--Sprained ankle suffered against North Carolina. Questionable for Georgia Tech.

In forum "Players"
In topic "2011 Active Roster"
tigerhq.com/roster.pdf


In forum "Headlines"
In topic "Clemson Jumps to #3 in the AP Poll After Week 2"
Associated Press Top 25
1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Stanford
6. Texas A&M
7. Louisville
8. LSU
9. Georgia
10. Florida State
11. Michigan
12. Oklahoma State
13. South Carolina
14. Oklahoma
15. Miami (Fla.)
16. UCLA
17. Northwestern
18. Florida
19. Washington
20. Wisconsin
21. Notre Dame
22. Baylor
23. Nebraska
24. TCU
25. Ole Miss
In topic "Clemson Holds #3 Spot in Ranking"
USA TODAY RANKINGS
1. Alabama (4-0, 2-0)
2. Oregon (4-0, 1-0)
3. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0)
4. Stanford (4-0, 2-0)
5. Clemson (4-0, 2-0)
6. Georgia (3-1, 2-0)
7. Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1)
8. Florida State (4-0, 2-0)
9. Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0)
10. LSU (4-1, 1-1)
11. UCLA (3-0, 0-0)
12. Baylor (3-0, 0-0)
13. Miami (Fla.) (4-0, 0-0)
14. Washington (4-0, 1-0)
15. Louisville (4-0, 0-0)
16. South Carolina (3-1, 1-1)
17. Michigan (4-0, 0-0)
18. Northwestern (4-0, 0-0)
19. Fresno State (4-0, 2-0)
20. Arizona State (3-1, 1-1) – UP 8
21. Florida (3-1, 2-0)
22. Maryland (4-0, 0-0) – UP 8
23. Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0) – UP 9
24. Mississippi (3-1, 1-1)
25. Northern Illinois (4-0, 0-0) – UP 20
In topic "Heisman Watch Update - Tajh Rounds Out Top 3"
Name                 Position School       Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Marcus Mariota QB         Oregon         So. 8 4 3 0 1 66
Johnny Manziel QB         Texas A&M So. 4 5 6 0 0 58
Tajh Boyd         QB         Clemson         Sr. 3 5 4 2 0 51
In topic "Top Two Won't Budge"
Associated Press Top 25
1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Stanford
6. Florida State
7. Georgia
8. Louisville
9. Texas A&M
10. LSU
11. UCLA
12. Oklahoma
13. Miami (Fla.)
14. South Carolina
15. Baylor
16. Washington
17. Florida
18. Michigan
19. Northwestern
20. Texas Tech
21. Fresno State
22. Oklahoma State
23. Northern Illinois
24. Virginia Tech
25. Missouri
In topic "Clemson Remains in #3 Spot in AP Rankings After Dismal Performance Against BC"
AP Top 25
RK TEAM
1 Alabama (55)
2 Oregon (5)
3 Clemson
4 Ohio State
5 Florida State
6 LSU
7 Texas A&M
8 Louisville
9 UCLA
10 Miami (FL)
11 South Carolina
12 Baylor
13 Stanford
14 Missouri
15 Georgia
16 Texas Tech
17 Fresno State
18 Oklahoma
19 Virginia Tech
20 Washington
21 Oklahoma State
22 Florida
23 Northern Illinois
24 Auburn
25 Wisconsin

In forum "Archived Stories"
In topic "An Attempt to Make History in Blacksburg"
Clemson goes to Blacksburg, VA tomorrow to not only take on #11 Virginia Tech, but to make history.  If Clemson beats Virginia Tech, they will have gone 3-0 against ranked teams -- something never done before by an ACC team.  Clemson has not won at Lane Stadium since 1989, adding to the challenge, but Dabo Swinney, has been preparing his team all week for such a challenge.

Clemson has been practicing with noise all week; something that the 66,000 fans in Virginia will be sure to bring with them.  Also, Dabo has been preparing the Tigers for their infamous no-huddle offense to minimize the effects of crowd noise.

This all adds up for quite a challenge.  Sports Illustrated points out that Virginia Tech has not shown any level of consistency  behind the ball this year, whereas Clemson has been strong in this area.  The fact of the matter is, Clemson has an incredible level of confidence going into this game and Virginia Tech is nervous.  Very Nervous!

Go Tigers!



-Kris Durbin

Attached File(s)LaneStadium.jpg (181KB / 1054 Downloads)

In topic ""
ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Tajh Boyd and No. 13 Clemson became the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to beat ranked teams three weeks in a row, and did it resoundingly with a 23-3 victory against No. 11 Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Boyd, a Virginia native recruited by the Hokies, threw for a touchdown and dissected a top-10 defense for the second week in a row in snapping the Hokies' 12-game ACC winning streak.

The Tigers got rushing touchdowns from Andre Ellington and Mike Bellamy and finished with 323 yards against a defense that was ranked fourth nationally, allowing just 231 yards per game.

The Hokies (4-1) had a miserable night offensively, gaining 258 yards.

The Tigers led 10-3 at halftime and doubled the edge quickly after halftime.

Following an 11-yard punt by Scott Demler, who dropped the ball while rolling toward a rugby style kick and them seemed to kick the end of the ball, Boyd hit Jaron Brown for 27 yards. Andre Ellington ran for 7 and Boyd found Dwayne Allen on the next play for a 32-yard touchdown.

Allen got inside rover Eddie Whitley on the play and made it look easy.

Boyd finished 13 for 32 for 204 yards, the touchdown and one interception.

The rest of the half featured drive after drive that started, then stopped for the Hokies, and when they came up short on a fourth-and-4 from the Tigers 12, Clemson put the game away.

The Tigers' 88-yard drive featured Boyd passes of 20 yards to Allen and 13 to Jaron Brown on a third-and-5 from the Tigers' 42, and Bellamy's 31-yard burst for the touchdown.

That sent Hokies fans who filled the stadium and sat through 40 degree temperatures with a stiff breeze and drizzle falling during parts of the game streaming glumly for the exits.

But nothing the Hokies did all night suggested the outcome would be different.

A fumble by David Wilson set up Clemson's first score. Wilson was hit by Carlton Lewis while breaking through the line, and the ball popped into the air, right to Jonathan Meeks. He returned it inside the Hokies' 5, but a holding call brought it back to the Tigers' 41.

Boyd hit Brown between two defenders for 16 yards on third-and-4, but three straight incompletions from the Virginia Tech 14 forced a 31-yard field goal by Chandler Catanzaro.

The Hokies tied it in the second quarter when Jayron Hosley jumped in front of Boyd's pass and returned it 14 yards to the Tigers' 31. It was Hosley's 12th career interception, and just the second thrown by Boyd this season.

An 18-yard run by Wilson on third-and-2 from the 23 got the Hokies to the 5, but two runs by Wilson netted just 3 yards, and a false start pushed the ball back to the 7. After Logan Thomas threw incomplete under pressure, Cody Journell made a 24-yard field goal with 4:35 left in the half.

That left Boyd with plenty of time, and Hokies linebacker Wiley Brown helped out with a 15-yard personal foul on the kickoff. Starting at the Virginia Tech 48, Boyd did some dazzling work passing and running to drive the Tigers them to the go-ahead touchdown before the half was over.

On third-and-10 from the 48, he hit Ellington for 11 yards. On third-and-8 from the 35, he found Sammy Watkins open deep downfield for 23 yards, and then ran 9 yards on the next play.

Ellington's 1-yard run gave the Tigers a 10-3 lead.

The only threat the Hokies mounted after halftime ended the with a fourth-down from Logan Thomas that Danny Coale had no chance of catching, followed by the Tigers clinching drive.

Thomas was just 15 for 27 for 125 yards and was sacked four times.
In topic "Clemson Defeats Virginia Tech at Home to Make History"
ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Tajh Boyd and No. 13 Clemson became the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to beat ranked teams three weeks in a row, and did it resoundingly with a 23-3 victory against No. 11 Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Boyd, a Virginia native recruited by the Hokies, threw for a touchdown and dissected a top-10 defense for the second week in a row in snapping the Hokies' 12-game ACC winning streak.

The Tigers got rushing touchdowns from Andre Ellington and Mike Bellamy and finished with 323 yards against a defense that was ranked fourth nationally, allowing just 231 yards per game.

The Hokies (4-1) had a miserable night offensively, gaining 258 yards.

The Tigers led 10-3 at halftime and doubled the edge quickly after halftime.

Following an 11-yard punt by Scott Demler, who dropped the ball while rolling toward a rugby style kick and them seemed to kick the end of the ball, Boyd hit Jaron Brown for 27 yards. Andre Ellington ran for 7 and Boyd found Dwayne Allen on the next play for a 32-yard touchdown.

Allen got inside rover Eddie Whitley on the play and made it look easy.

Boyd finished 13 for 32 for 204 yards, the touchdown and one interception.

The rest of the half featured drive after drive that started, then stopped for the Hokies, and when they came up short on a fourth-and-4 from the Tigers 12, Clemson put the game away.

The Tigers' 88-yard drive featured Boyd passes of 20 yards to Allen and 13 to Jaron Brown on a third-and-5 from the Tigers' 42, and Bellamy's 31-yard burst for the touchdown.

That sent Hokies fans who filled the stadium and sat through 40 degree temperatures with a stiff breeze and drizzle falling during parts of the game streaming glumly for the exits.

But nothing the Hokies did all night suggested the outcome would be different.

A fumble by David Wilson set up Clemson's first score. Wilson was hit by Carlton Lewis while breaking through the line, and the ball popped into the air, right to Jonathan Meeks. He returned it inside the Hokies' 5, but a holding call brought it back to the Tigers' 41.

Boyd hit Brown between two defenders for 16 yards on third-and-4, but three straight incompletions from the Virginia Tech 14 forced a 31-yard field goal by Chandler Catanzaro.

The Hokies tied it in the second quarter when Jayron Hosley jumped in front of Boyd's pass and returned it 14 yards to the Tigers' 31. It was Hosley's 12th career interception, and just the second thrown by Boyd this season.

An 18-yard run by Wilson on third-and-2 from the 23 got the Hokies to the 5, but two runs by Wilson netted just 3 yards, and a false start pushed the ball back to the 7. After Logan Thomas threw incomplete under pressure, Cody Journell made a 24-yard field goal with 4:35 left in the half.

That left Boyd with plenty of time, and Hokies linebacker Wiley Brown helped out with a 15-yard personal foul on the kickoff. Starting at the Virginia Tech 48, Boyd did some dazzling work passing and running to drive the Tigers them to the go-ahead touchdown before the half was over.

On third-and-10 from the 48, he hit Ellington for 11 yards. On third-and-8 from the 35, he found Sammy Watkins open deep downfield for 23 yards, and then ran 9 yards on the next play.

Ellington's 1-yard run gave the Tigers a 10-3 lead.

The only threat the Hokies mounted after halftime ended the with a fourth-down from Logan Thomas that Danny Coale had no chance of catching, followed by the Tigers clinching drive.

Thomas was just 15 for 27 for 125 yards and was sacked four times.
In topic "Week 6 Rankings Update: Clemson Moves to #8"
AP Top 25

1 LSU (40)
2 Alabama (12)
3 Oklahoma (7)
4 Wisconsin
5 Boise State (1)
6 Oklahoma State
7 Stanford
8 Clemson
9 Oregon
10 Arkansas
11 Texas
12 Michigan
13 Georgia Tech
14 Nebraska
15 Auburn
16 West Virginia
17 Florida
18 South Carolina
19 Illinois
20 Kansas State
21 Virginia Tech
22 Arizona State
23 Florida State
24 Texas A&M
25 Baylor
In topic "Press Release: Clemson vs. Boston College"
Clemson vs. Boston College Series
•Clemson and Boston College are tied at 9-9-2 in the series that dates to the 1940 Cotton Bowl. Boston College won last year in Boston 16-10, but Clemson had won the two previous years, both under current Head Coach Dabo Swinney. The Tiges won 27-21 at Chestnut Hill in 2008 and 25-7 at Clemson last year.
•Clemson has struggled against Boston College’s defense the last two years. The Tigers have two touchdowns in the last two years against the Eagles and neither is an offensive score. Clemson’s only touchdown in the 25-7 win in 2009 came on a punt return by C.J. Spiller. Richard Jackson had six field goals. Last year Clemson’s only touchdown was an interception return by Rashard Hall.
•The series dates to the 1939 season and the January 1, 1940 Cotton Bowl. That was a landmark victory for the Clemson program, the school’s first bowl game and the school’s first ever win over a top 20 team. Boston College was ranked 11th in the nation entering the game. Clemson won 6-3 behind 115 yards rushing from Charlie Timmons and four pass deflections in the fourth quarter by Clemson legend Banks McFadden.
•This will be the 21st meeting between Clemson and Boston College. Only Miami (FL) had played Boston College more among ACC teams entering this season.
•Five of the six meetings between the two teams since Boston College joined the ACC in 2005 have been decided by a touchdown or less. The 2005 game went into overtime and the 2006 game was a double overtime affair in Boston. The 2007 game was a 20-17 Boston College win at Clemson that decided the Atlantic Division title. In 2008, Clemson won 27-21, then the Tigers took a 25-7 victory in 2009 behind a defense that allowed Boston College just 54 yards of total offense in 49 plays. Last year’s game was a defensive struggle won by BC, 16-10.
•Two of Clemson’s victories in the series took place during undefeated Tiger seasons. Clemson won 26-19 in 1948 on the way to a perfect 11-0 season, and won 35-14 in 1950 on the way to a 9-0-1 season.
• In 1983, at Chestnut Hill, the Eagles gained a 31-16 win behind Doug Flutie. Clemson had a 16-3 lead with 25 minutes left in the game, but the Eagles went on a 28-0 run to end the contest behind Flutie. The 1984 Heisman winner, was 20-36 for 223 yards and two touchdowns against a Clemson defense that featured All-American William Perry. The Eagles gained 504 yards of total offense on the night, 281 rushing and 223 passing. It was Clemson’s only loss in 1983 (9-1-1).
•The two teams tied in a 1982 game in Death Valley. The game was televised by CBS on a regional basis, the first CBS broadcast from Clemson’s Memorial Stadium. Clemson had a 14-0 lead at intermission, but sophomore quarterback Doug Flutie led Boston College back to take a 17-14 lead. The Tigers tied the game in the fourth quarter, on a field goal by Donald Igwebuike, who played soccer and football for the Tigers that fall. He then had another attempt from 43 yards with eight seconds left, but the kick missed and the game ended in a 17-17 tie.
*Clemson had just two losses and two ties over a three-year period from 1981-83. One of the losses and one of the ties came against Boston College in that 1982-83 period.
•The 2005 game at Clemson was an overtime meeting, a 16-13 Boston College victory, It was the first between the two schools as an ACC matchup. The game was tied 10-10 at the end of regulation. The two teams played a double overtime affair in 2006, a 34-33 Boston College victory. A missed extra point in overtime proved costly for the Tigers.
•In 2009 when Clemson won it was the Tigers first win over the Eagles at Clemson since 1958. Clemson won that 1958 game, 34-12. The two teams are now tied 3-3-1 in games played at Clemson in the series,
•The two teams played three games at famed Fenway Park in Boston, the home of the Boston Red Sox. Clemson won the first meeting there in 1941 (just 13 days after Ted Williams finished his .406 season for the Red Sox) by a 26-13 score. The same two teams met at Fenway the following year, and Boston College won, 14-7. The two teams played to a 14-14 tie in 1953 at Fenway. So the series stands at 1-1-1 in games played at Fenway Park.
*The two teams also played at Braves Field in Boston, then the home of the National League’s Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves). Clemson had a 3-1 advantage in games played at Braves Field all between 1942-52.
*Overall, Boston College leads 6-5-1 in games played in Boston or Chestnut Hill.

Last Year vs. Boston College
Boston College 16, Clemson 10
At Chestnut Hill, MA
Montel Harris rushed for 143 yards and added the only offensive touchdown of the game on a 36-yard reception to lead Boston College to a 16-10 victory over Clemson at Alumni Stadium on October 30.
Clemson took an early 7-0 lead when Rashard Hall intercepted a pass and returned it 52 yards for a score. The Eagles responded with a 70-yard drive, capped by Nate Freese’s 36-yard field goal.
After Chandler Catanzaro booted a 31-yard field goal to up Clemson’s lead to 10-3 late in the first quarter, Boston College put together a 17-play, 62-yard drive that lasted 9:25. The drive was prolonged by a costly Tiger penalty on third-and-26 and was capped by Freese’s 36-yard field goal with 8:32 remaining in the second quarter.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Tigers fumbled and the Eagles recovered. On the next play, Chase Rettig connected with Harris out of the backfield for a 36-yard touchdown pass. Freese later added a 36-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
Neither team dented the scoreboard in the second half. The Tigers routinely moved the ball between the 20s, but they were unable to capitalize in the red zone. The Tiger defense limited the Eagles to only 84 total yards in 26 plays in the second half and forced a punt on each of Boston College’s six offensive drives in the second half.
Harris rushed for 143 yards on 37 carries and had 179 all-purpose yards to lead Boston College, who totaled 305 total yards. The Eagle defense limited Clemson to 264 total yards even though the Tigers amassed 19 first downs. Boston College’s defense also held Clemson to only three total points on the Tigers’ three red-zone possessions.
Andre Ellington had a team-high 44 rushing yards for the Tigers but suffered an injury in the game and did not play much of the second half. Kyle Parker was 21-39 passing for 176 yards and two interceptions. Dwayne Allen had a career high seven catches for 57 yards, both game-highs. The Tigers were 1-3 on field goals, while Boston College made all three of its field-goal attempts.

Clemson and Boston College Have Most ACC Wins in Atlantic Division Since 2005
Clemson and Boston College have had a lot of close games since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005. In fact, five of the last six meetings have been decided by a touchdown or less. The only game that was not was Clemson’s 25-7 victory in Death Valley two years ago when Richard Jackson kicked 6-6 field goals and won the Leather Helmet Award as the game’s Most Valuable Player
Watching Clemson and Boston College play close games should be no surprise because they are the two winningest teams in the ACC’s Atlantic Division since Boston College joined the ACC for the 2005 season. Since then Clemson is 30-21 and BC is 30-22 in ACC games. The total includes ACC Championship games. Florida State is third in the division with a 28-22 mark, while Wake Forest is 25-26, Maryland is 22-27 and NC State is 19-31.
As far as games against Atlantic Division teams, Clemson has the best record at 11-4. The Eagles are next at 11-5, Florida State and Wake Forest are 10-6 and NC State and Maryland are 8-7.

Boston College Update
Two of the top players in the ACC will be on display when Boston College comes to Death Valley on Saturday. Running back Montel Harris, who has been a thorn in Clemson’s side of the years, is the leading active rusher in the ACC with 3,635 yards and could become the ACC’s career rushing leader by season’s end.
Harris missed the first three games of the season due to an injury, then played sparingly in the Eagles win over UMASS. Playing a full game for the first time last week against Wake Forest, Harris had 22 carries for 108 yards and gave life to the Eagles running game. Last year against Clemson, Harris had 37 carries for 143 yards rushing and had a 36-yard receiving touchdown, Boston College’s only offensive touchdown of the game. The carries total tied for the third most against Clemson.
On defense, Boston College is led by junior linebacker Luke Kuechley. He was unanimous first-team All-American last year as sophomore, joining Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers as first-team All-Americans from the ACC on defense. Kuchley has an incredible string of 27 consecutive games with at least 10 tackles and his 83 tackles for this year to lead the nation. He had 14 tackles last year to lead the Boston College defense. The streak goes back to the fifth game of his freshman year and it is the longest active streak in the nation.
Overall, Boston College is 1-4 for the year, 0-2 in the ACC with home losses to Duke and Wake Forest by eight point or less.

O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy to the Winner
For the fourth time, Clemson and Boston College will play for a trophy. The Boston College Gridiron Club began sponsoring the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy in 2008. Clemson won it the first season with a 27-21 victory in Boston, then won it in 2009 with a 25-7 win at Clemson. Last year, Boston College took the trophy with a hard fought 16-10 victory at Chestnut Hill.
The trophy features a leather helmet replica of those used by Charlie O’Rourke of Boston College and Banks McFadden of Clemson, when they competed against each other in the 1940 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX.
In addition to the trophy presentation, the Boston College Gridiron Club will present a replica leather helmet to the MVP of the winning school. The helmet will reflect the colors of the winning team.
C.J. Spiller won the award for the 2008 game and Clemson kicker Richard Jackson won the award for the 2009 game. He kicked six field goals in the Clemson victory last year, the only kicker at the FBS level to kick six field goals in a game in 2009. Montell Harris won the award last year for Boston College thanks to his 143 yards rushing and he scored the game’s only offensive touchdown.
The Boston College Gridiron Club developed the idea in order to honor the tradition at both schools and to honor the legacy of Charlie O’Rourke and Banks McFadden, who played during the leather helmet era. Clemson and Boston College are both in the Atlantic Division of the ACC and will play every year.
O’Rourke led Boston College from the quarterback position to a 26-3-2 record in his three years as the quarterback of the Eagles between 1938-40. One of those three losses was to McFadden and Clemson in the 1940 Cotton Bowl. O’Rourke had his jersey retired at Boston College and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972.
McFadden led the Tigers to a 9-1 record in 1939 as the starting quarterback. Regarded as the greatest all-around Clemson athlete of the 20th Century, he was an All-American in football and basketball at Clemson. The 1939 football team finished 12th in the final AP poll, Clemson’s first top 20 season on record, and the win over Boston College in the Cotton Bowl was Clemson’s first bowl appearance. In the spring of 1939 he led Clemson to the Southern Conference Basketball championship. McFadden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959, Clemson’s first inductee.

Attached File(s)Clemson vs Boston College.pdf (449KB / 1000 Downloads)

In topic "Week 7 Rankings Update: Clemson Stays in #8 Spot"
AP Top 25

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Wisconsin
5 Boise State
6 Oklahoma State
7 Stanford
8 Clemson
9 Oregon
10 Arkansas
11 Michigan
12 Georgia Tech
13 West Virginia
14 Nebraska
15 South Carolina
16 Illinois
17 Kansas State
18 Arizona State
19 Virginia Tech
20 Baylor
21 Texas A&M
22 Texas
23 Michigan State
24 Auburn
25 Houston
In topic "Tajh Boyd likely to Start at Maryland; was not Wearing Proper Pads vs Boston College"
Courtesy: AP


CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Tajh Boyd finally did something to annoy his coach.

The Tigers' quarterback wasn't wearing a hip pad when he was hit on the left side in No. 8 Clemson's 36-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Boyd went back to the turf after trying to get up, then spent several minutes on the ground as Clemson's coaches, players, staff and fans held their breath over what looked like a serious injury.

Instead, Boyd has a slight hip strain, something that should not keep him out of the Tigers game with Maryland next weekend and something that might've even been less severe if Boyd had on his hip pad for protection.

"I forgot to go and check that everyone had on their hip pads," Swinney said.

Will Boyd ever go without one again? "No," was the long-winded coach's very short answer.

X-rays at Death Valley and a hospital MRI showed no broken bones or significant damage.

In fact, Boyd had more problems with a right thigh bruise, Swinney said, than with his left hip.

That's the latest good break in a season full of them for Boyd and the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who are off to their best start in 11 years.

If Boyd can't play, it would be up to freshman Cole Stoudt to start against the Terps.

Stoudt, the son of former NFL quarterback Cliff Stoudt, finished up the Boston College game and led the Tigers to a field goal and a touchdown that sealed the game.

Swinney said Sunday he would have confidence in Stoudt to lead the team.

"I'm glad I don't have to worry about that," Swinney said.

Boyd is the ACC's leader in total offense and yards passing. He's got 15 touchdowns with just two interceptions.

He was on his way to another 300-plus yards game when he took the hit by Boston College defensive end Max Holloway.

On Sunday, though, Swinney said it's back to business for Boyd and everyone else on the Tigers.

Tailback Andre Ellington had his first 100-yard game of the season with 117 yards and a clinching 36-yard TD on fourth-and-1 in the final quarter.

Freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins had seven catches for 152 yards, his third game with 100 or more yards receiving.

Chandler Catanzaro was 5 for 5 on field goals, including a 47-yarder that was a yard shy of his career best.

Stoudt showed he could play with a lead and keep the Tigers out front. He ended 6 of 10 for 37 yards, but without any interceptions.

When Stoudt saw Boyd down, he wasn't sure what happened but felt prepared to take over.

"I just knew I had to step up and do my part," Stoudt said. "The coaches just told me to relax and have fun."

Clemson's defense also built on its effort from a week earlier, Swinney said, when it held Virginia Tech to 258 yards and without a touchdown at home for the first time since 1995.

The Tigers limited the Eagles to the same number, 258 yards, as they did a week earlier. They also got an interception to stop one drive and a fumble by Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig that was part of Clemson's 17-0 start.

"Our kids fought, but we certainly weren't good enough," Eagles coach Frank Spaziani said.

Boston College fell to 1-5, its worst start since 1991. It has a week off before returning to action at Virginia Tech.

Swinney was as concerned as everyone else when he saw Boyd go down. Holloway's helmet and hands were near Boyd's knee as his leg bent awkwardly, leaving a host of possibilities for serious injury.

Instead, Swinney said the way Boyd fell to the ground actually protected his knee and prevented a major challenge to Clemson keeping its perfect record.

The Tigers' next few weeks are filled with big games. Maryland hung in against No. 12 Georgia Tech in Atlanta before losing 21-16.

North Carolina comes to Death Valley on Oct. 22 before a matchup with the Yellow Jackets on Oct. 29.

Wake Forest comes to Clemson on Nov. 12.

"Don't anoint this team just yet," Swinney said. "We've got a lot of ball to play and they've got to continue to stay focused."
In topic "Press Release: Clemson at Maryland"
Clemson vs. Maryland Series
• Clemson holds a 31-26-2 advantage in the series with Maryland. The first game of the series was played in 1952, one year before both teams became charter members of the ACC. The two schools have played every year since 1952, the longest active continuous rivalry for the Tigers against an ACC school. It is the longest continuous rivalry for Maryland as well. The Terps won each of the first four games in the series before the Tigers got a tie in 1956 and a win in 1957.
• The visiting team won four straight games between 2005-08. But, the home team has pulled off an upset each of the last two years. Maryland won just two games all year in 2009, but defeated a Clemson team that won nine games and played for the ACC Championship. Then last year Clemson finished with a 6-7 record, but defeated a nine-win Maryland team that finished in the final top 25 by a 31-7 score.
• Clemson had won eight in a row and 13 of 14 prior to Ralph Friedgen's return to his alma mater for the 2001 season. Friedgen finished 6-4 against Clemson, including a 3-2 record at Death Valley and 3-2 in Byrd Stadium.
• The three meetings between 2004-06 were decided within the last three minutes of the game and the average victory margin in those three games was just 2.7 points. While Clemson won by 24 points last year, five of the last seven games have been decided by four points or less.
• Clemson held Maryland to just 12 total points in winning every game between 1993-98. Clemson recorded four shutouts, including three in a row during that time period. During Clemson's eight-game winning streak in the series from 1993-2000, Clemson held Maryland to an average of 7.0 points per game, while scoring 26.8 points per game themselves.
• In 2002, Maryland defeated Clemson in Death Valley, its first win at Memorial Stadium since 1985. It was Ralph Friedgen's first game as Maryland head coach against Clemson in Death Valley. Clemson has won 10 of the last 13 between the two teams in Death Valley. Maryland won at Clemson in an upset in 2006 by a 13-12 score. Had Clemson won that 2006 game it would have played in the ACC Championship game.
• Saturday's game will be a meeting of two of the traditional powerhouses of the ACC. Both Clemson and Maryland have been in the ACC since its inception in the fall of 1953. Both teams played their first ACC game against each other on October 3, 1953 at Clemson, a 20-0 Maryland victory. Clemson has the most ACC wins in the history of the league and Maryland is second.
• Clemson and Maryland have both won the National Championship, the Terps during that first ACC season in 1953, and Clemson in 1981. Clemson has the most ACC championships with 13, while Maryland is third with nine.
• The two teams played at the end of the season in most years between 1978-88 and the game usually decided the ACC championship. That was certainly the case in 1978 when the Tigers won 28-24 at College Park, clinching an undefeated season in the league over Maryland. It was 11th ranked Maryland's only league loss that season.
• Clemson also clinched the ACC championship with a November victory or tie over Maryland in 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987 and 1988. Maryland clinched the ACC Championship in 2001 with a 37-20 victory over Clemson in College Park. The Terps also clinched the title in 1985 with a victory in Death Valley.

Clemson has a history of great return performances against Maryland over the years.
• The greatest return game in ACC history by any individual was recorded by Clemson's Don Kelley against Maryland in 1970. He had 223 total return yards on punt and interception returns in that game.
• In 1990 in Baltimore, Doug Thomas had a 98-yard kickoff return for a score in Clemson's 18-17 victory.
• A year later Darnell Stephens had an 89-yard punt return for a score in Death Valley, the second longest punt return for a score in the history of Memorial Stadium.
• In 2001, Derrick Hamilton had a 100-yard kickoff return for a score in a game in College Park.
• C.J. Spiller had a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Maryland last year. He finished the return wearing just one shoe.
• The tradition continued in 2010 when Andre Ellington had an 87 yard kickoff return for a score at Clemson.

Attached File(s)Clemson vs Maryland Press Release.pdf (456KB / 1000 Downloads)

In topic "Week 8 BCS Standings (Opening Week)"
BCS STANDINGS

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State
5 Boise State
6 Wisconsin
7 Clemson
8 Stanford
9 Arkansas
10 Oregon
11 Kansas State
12 Virginia Tech
13 Nebraska
14 South Carolina
15 West Virginia
16 Michigan State
17 Texas A&M
18 Michigan
19 Houston
20 Auburn
21 Penn State
22 Georgia Tech
23 Illinois
24 Texas
25 Washington
In topic "Press Release: Clemson vs. North Carolina"
Clemson vs. North Carolina Series
Clemson holds a 34-19-1 lead in the series with North Carolina that dates to 1897, the second year of Clemson football. The 1897 game was just the sixth game in Clemson football history and the Tar Heels won that game 28-0. It was the first game for the Tigers against a team that is now in the ACC Clemson has won five of the last seven meetings dating to the 1999 season, Tommy Bowden's first year. This will be the second game for the Tigers against the Tar Heels since Dabo Swinney became head coach. Last year North Carolina won 21-16 in Chapel Hill, Clemson's only appearance in Chapel Hill between 2003 and 2014.

Clemson has scored at least 31 points in each of the five wins against North Carolina, since 1999, but just 19 points combined in the two losses. Clemson scored 31 points in a 31-20 win at Death Valley in 1999 against a Tar Heel team coached by Carl Torbush. The Tigers won the 2000 game 38-24 behind four touchdown passes by backup quarterback Willie Simmons, who was on for an injured Woody Dantzler. It is the only game in Clemson history that a non-starter has thrown four touchdown passes.

Clemson was ranked 13th in the nation entering the 2001 meeting with the Tar Heels and Woody Dantzler was coming off the best back-to-back performances in Clemson history by a Tiger signal caller. He had 418 yards total offense in an overtime win against Georgia Tech and 517 in a win at NC State. Over 84,000 Clemson fans attended that Homecoming game in 2001, but Julius Peppers and the North Carolina defense had a plan to stop Dantzler and held him to a season low 127 total yards rushing and passing in a 38-3 North Carolina win. That Tar Heel team went on to defeat Auburn in the Peach Bowl.

Freshman Charlie Whitehurst threw four touchdown passes in just his second start in a 42-12 Clemson win at North Carolina in 2002. Tye Hill had the only 100-yard rushing day of his career in that victory. The next year Hill moved to defense and became a first round draft choice.

The Tigers won the 2003 meeting at Clemson by a 36-28 score, then Clemson won in 2006 at Clemson, 52-7. Clemson celebrated the 25-year anniversary of its National Championship at that game and the Tigers looked like champions that day, gaining 504 yards of total offense and 30 first downs. Now five years later Clemson will again celebrate its national championship, this time with the 30-year anniversary.

Clemson has won 18 of the last 25 meetings in the series. The Tigers have a 17-7 lead in games played at Clemson and Death Valley, and a 15-11-1 advantage in games in Chapel Hill, including a 14-10-1 lead in games at Keenan Stadium.

The landmark game of the series took place at North Carolina in 1981. The Tigers won that contest 10-8 behind an outstanding defense led by Jeff Davis and Jeff Bryant. It was the first meeting of top 10 ACC teams in the history of the conference, as Clemson was undefeated and ranked second in the nation entering the contest, while the Tar Heels were 7-1 and ranked eighth.. Jeff Bryant recovered a North Carolina lateral with a minute left to clinch the victory for the Tigers, a key win in Clemson's National Championship season.

Clemson's number-eight AP ranking entering today's game is the highest for the program entering a game with North Carolina since 2000 when Clemson was ranked fifth.

Notes on the Clemson Offense in 2011:
• Clemson ranks 15th in the nation in total offense, averaging 487 yards per game, and 21st in scoring, averaging 38 points per game. Both figures are at a Clemson record pace.
• Quarterback Tajh Boyd is 13th in the nation in passing efficiency and 13th in total offense.
• Boyd has thrown for at least 200 yards in every game and set a school record for wins by a starting quarterback at the beginning of a career as the starter.
• Boyd has 19 touchdown passes in seven games, already the fifth most for a season in school history.
• Sammy Watkins is 10th in the nation in all-purpose running and 18 in receiving yards per game. He is tied for third in touchdown receptions with eight.
• Watkins was National Player of the Week, National Freshman of the Week and ACC Player of the Week for his 345-yard all-purpose running performance against Maryland. He broke C.J. Spiller's single game record of 312 yards against Florida State in 2009.
• Watkins has already set or tied nine Clemson freshman records.
• Clemson offense has outscored the opposition 68-23 in the fourth quarter this year.
• Clemson has scored at least 35 points in six of the seven games, and gained at least 440 yards of total offense in six of the seven games.
• An example of Clemson's balance, Tigers have at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown in all seven games so far this year. Clemson also has one of the top 25 rushers in the nation (Andre Ellington, 24th) and receivers (Sammy Watkins, 18th in yardage).
• Clemson has scored in 19 consecutive quarters, just one from the all-time Clemson record of 20 straight in 1983.

Tigers from the Tar Heel State
Clemson has 12 natives of the Tar Heel state on its roster. The list includes two current starters, tight end Dwayne Allen and starting tackle Landon Walker.

Allen is one of the top tight ends in the nation and has 27 receptions for 381 yards and four touchdowns so far. He is a candidate for the John Mackey Award. Walker is in his fourth year as a starting offensive tackle and will make his 43rd career start on Saturday. His dad, Gary Walker, was a member of Clemson's 1981 National Championship team, a team that will be honored this Saturday.

Clemson has had solid players from the Tar Heel state in recent years. Two starters from last year's team who came to Clemson from North Carolina are now starting in the NFL, Marcus Gilchrist with the San Diego Chargers and Chris Hairston with the Buffalo Bills.

Attached File(s)Clemson vs UNC.pdf (482KB / 1018 Downloads)

In topic "Clemson vs North Carolina Post Game Notes"
Clemson Team Notes
* After scoring in the third quarter of today's game, Clemson has now scored in 22 consecutive quarters, a Clemson record for consecutive quarters scored. Clemson did not score in the fourth quarter so the streak ended at 22. The previous record came in 1983 when Clemson scored in 20 consecutive quarters. That streak was also ended by North Carolina. In fact now four of the top five streaks for consecutive quarters scored have been ended by the Tar Heels.

* Clemson scored 35 points in the third quarter of today's game. That is most points scored in any quarter since Halloween in 1981 when Clemson scored 35 points in the second quarter against Wake Forest. It is also tied for the most points scored in any quarter in Clemson history. Ironically, the 1981 Clemson team was honored at halftime of today's game.

* Clemson's 59 points today tied for the second-most in Clemson history for an ACC game. In 2001, Clemson also scored 59 points against Duke. The Clemson record for points in an ACC game is 82 against Wake Forest in 1981.

* Clemson is now 35-19-1 all-time against North Carolina, including an 18-7 record at Clemson. The Tigers have won six of the last eight in the series, including three straight wins at home against the Tar Heels.

* Clemson has now scored at least 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 2006. That season, Clemson scored 52 points against North Carolina and then scored 51 points against Louisiana Tech the following week.

* Clemson has now scored at least 50 points against two ACC teams this season. It is the first time since 2000 that the Tigers have scored at least 50 points against two ACC teams in the same season. That year, Clemson scored 55 points against Wake Forest and then scored 52 points two weeks later against Duke. This is the first time Clemson has scored at least 50 points in consecutive ACC games.

* Clemson forced six turnovers in today's game. That is most turnovers forced by the Tigers in a single game since 2004 when they forced six turnovers against N.C. State.

* Five different Clemson players caught a touchdown pass in today's game. That ties a Clemson single game record with five different players catching a touchdown pass. The Tigers also accomplished that feat in 2007 when five different players caught a touchdown pass against Louisiana Monroe.

* Clemson held North Carolina to just two for 12 on third-down conversions in today's game. That is the fewest third-down conversions by a Clemson opponent since 2009 when Boston College went one of 12 on third-down conversions.

* Clemson has now scored at least 35 points in seven of the eight games this season. The Tigers have already established a Clemson season mark for games scoring at least 35 points. Clemson did it six times in 2000, 2007 and 2009.

* Clemson has now scored 115 points over the last two games, the most points Clemson has scored in consecutive games since 2000 when the Tigers scored 62 against Missouri and 55 against Wake Forest for 117 total in consecutive games.

Clemson Player Notes
* Kourtnei Brown recorded the first interception of his career in the second quarter and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. He is the first Clemson defensive lineman since 2006 to score a touchdown. That year, Jock McKissic intercepted a pass against South Carolina and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown.

* Brown then recovered a fumble in the third quarter and returned it 26 yards for his second touchdown of the game. Brown is the first Clemson defensive player to score two touchdowns in a game since 1954 when Walt Laraway scored on a blocked punt and an interception return against the Citadel. Players went both ways in those days, so Brown is the first to do it in the two-platoon era (1964).

* Tajh Boyd tied a Clemson record with a career-high five touchdown passes in today's game. Cullen Harper threw for five touchdowns twice in 2007 against Louisiana Monroe and Central Michigan.

* Boyd also scored his third rushing touchdown of the season and the fifth of his career in the third quarter. With that touchdown, Boyd was responsible for six touchdowns in today's game. That ties Woody Dantzler's record for touchdown responsibility when he was responsible for six touchdowns against N.C. State in 2001.

* Boyd finished today's game 27 for 46 with 367 yards passing and five touchdowns. Boyd also rushed 11 times for 8 yards and one touchdown. Boyd has now thrown for at least 200 yards in every game this season and has thrown for at least 300 yards three times this season. Boyd has also thrown for at least three touchdown passes in six of the eight games this season.

* Boyd has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in every game this season, giving him a touchdown pass in nine straight games dating to last year. He already had the school record in that area entering today.

* Boyd threw for 367 yards today, the fourth highest total in Clemson history. He now has two of the top four games in Clemson history. He had 386 in the win over Auburn earlier this season. The record is 420 by Charlie Whitehurst in 2002 against Duke.

* Boyd now has 24 touchdown passes, the second highest total in school history. The record is 27 by Cullen Harper in 2007.

* DeAndre Hopkins had nine receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown today. It was a career high in reception yards and the sixth most reception yards in a game in school history. This Clemson team now has two different players with a 150-yard receiving game, a first in school history. Sammy Watkins is the other.

* Dwayne Allen added six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. Allen had seven receptions for 55 yards against North Carolina last season giving him 13 receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in two career games against the Tar Heels.

* Brandon Ford caught his first touchdown reception of the season and the third of his career in the third quarter. It was fitting that a Clemson player named Ford scored a touchdown on the day Clemson honored its 1981 National Championship team and head coach Danny Ford.

* Sammy Watkins scored the ninth touchdown of the season in the third quarter of today's game. His nine touchdowns moves him into sole possession of third place in Clemson history for touchdown receptions in a season, regardless of class.

* Watkins's touchdown catch was his eighth reception of the game and gave him 54 catches on the season, which is a Clemson record for receptions by a freshman. The previous record was 53 by Derrick Hamilton in 2001.

*Entering next Saturday's game with Georgia Tech, Watkins needs 35 receiving yards, five receptions and one touchdown reception to establish ACC freshman records in all three categories.

* Watkins nine touchdown receptions this season is tied for an ACC record for touchdowns receptions in a season by a freshman. Greg Carr of Florida State (2005) and Heath Miller of Virginia (2002) also had nine receptions as a freshman.
In topic "Clemson Advances to #5 Spot in BCS Standings"
BCS Standings Week 9

1.  LSU
2.  Alabama
3.  Oklahoma St.
4.  Boise St.
5.  Clemson
6.  Stanford
7.  Oregon
8.  Kansas St.
9.  Oklahoma
10. Arkansas
11. Mich St.
12. Virginia Tech
13. So Carolina
14. Nebraska
15. Wisconsin
16. Texas A&M
17. Houston
18. Michigan
19. Penn St
20. Texas Tech
21. Arizona St.
22. Georgia
23. Auburn
24. Texas
25. West Virginia
In topic "Press Release: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech"
The ACC's Most Competitive Series
The Clemson vs. Georgia Tech series has been among the most competitive series in the ACC over the last 16 years. Twelve of the last 16 games have been decided by five points or less, including a six-game streak between 1996-01 in which every game was decided by exactly three points. That might be a first in college football history. We aren't talking by three points or less, but exactly three points.

Eleven of Georgia Tech's last 12 wins in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less. Clemson won last year's game 27-13.

This will be Dabo Swinney's fifth game against Georgia Tech as Clemson coach in just his 43rd career game as a head coach. Swinney is 1-3 against Georgia Tech, but all three of his losses have been close. In 2008, in his first game as a head coach (he took over the Monday before the Saturday game), Georgia Tech defeated the Tigers 21-17 in a thrilling game at Death Valley.

In 2009, Georgia Tech won in Atlanta in the regular season 30-27 and in the ACC Championship game in Tampa by a 39-34 score. That ACC championship game was a bizarre affair as neither team punted and both teams gained at least 300 yards rushing. It was the first game in Clemson history that both teams didn't punt, and the only FBS game in college football last year in which both teams had at least 300 yards rushing.

Clemson was victorious in 2006 behind the running of James Davis and C.J. Spiller. The duo combined for 332 yards rushing and four touchdowns, three rushing, in the 31-7 Clemson win at Clemson, a day in which ESPN's College Gameday was in town for the first time. Davis had a career high 216 yards rushing that day and Spiller became the first player in Clemson history with a touchdown rush and a touchdown reception of at least 50 yards in the same game.

Georgia Tech was victorious in 2005 in the lowest scoring game in the series in 15 years when Tech won 10-9 in Atlanta. That was Clemson's only loss over the last seven games of the 2005 season. Clemson cut the margin to 10-9 on Jad Dean's third field goal of the game with 5:36 left, but the Tigers were hurt by a holding penalty on their last possession.

Georgia Tech has won six of the last eight meetings and five of those six wins have been by a touchdown or less. While Tech has won six of the last eight, Clemson has outscored Georgia Tech over those eight games (171-161).

Georgia Tech has a 49-25-2 lead in the series with Clemson dating to a 23-0 Tiger win in Augusta, GA in 1898, just the 11th game in Clemson football history. In fact, Clemson won the first four games of the series, including games in 1902 and 1903 when John Heisman was at the helm. Clemson defeated Georgia Tech in Atlanta 73-0 in 1903 with Heisman as head coach. Heisman then left Clemson after that season to become Georgia Tech's head coach.

Since Georgia Tech joined the ACC in 1983 Georgia Tech has won 15 and Clemson has won 14, another example of the competitiveness of the series. Tech actually joined for the 1979-80 academic year, but did not compete for the football championships, nor play Clemson as an ACC game, until 1983.

Clemson has struggled in Atlanta over the years as Tech has a 42-13-2 advantage in the series in games there. Clemson has lost three in a row in Atlanta with the last win coming in 2003 by a 39-3 score. Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott had a touchdown reception in that game.

Last Year vs. Georgia Tech
Clemson Downs Georgia Tech, 27-13
Andre Ellington scored three touchdowns and gained 257 all-purpose running yards, to lead Clemson to a 27-13 win over Georgia Tech last year. The victory broke a four-game winning streak in the series by the Yellow Jackets, who entered the game second in the nation in rushing with a 5-2 record. Clemson had not won in the series since a 31-7 victory in 2006 at Clemson.

Ellington scored on Clemson's first possession of the game on a 55-yard run, then scored from 42 yards out in the second period. He also scored on a 10-yard pass reception in the third period. His 257 all-purpose yards ranked ninth best in Clemson history for a single game at the time.

Clemson rushed for 236 yards overall, just six fewer than the Yellow Jackets, who came into the game averaging 328 per game. Jamie Harper added 55 yards in 11 carries and 38 more receiving for 93 yards from scrimmage. Nuke Hopkins had four receptions for 50 yards to lead the receivers. Quarterback Kyle Parker had an efficient game by hitting 17-27 for 167 yards and a score.

Clemson did not commit a turnover for the third straight game and forced one Tech miscue. Clemson's defense held Tech to just 13 points and one touchdown. Defensive end Andre Branch moved to a linebacker spot, as Brandon Maye was out most of the week due to a calf injury and could not practice. Mallicah Goodman, who started for the first time, had nine tackles and Jonathan Meeks, who also started for the first time, added nine. Da'Quan Bowers had two more tackles for loss and six tackles.

Clemson's defense held Josh Nesbitt to just two yards rushing, below his 93 yards per game on the ground coming into the game.

Clemson controlled the line of scrimmage in the fourth controlling the ball for 12:20. Clemson had a game clinching 15-play drive for 64 yards that took 7:36 off the clock. The drive led to a field goal that put Clemson up by two touchdowns. Clemson converted 9-15 on third down for the game, its best third-down performance of the season.

Here are some other series highlights:
• Clemson won three in a row from 2001-03, including the 2003 game in Atlanta by a 39-3 score. That was Clemson's largest margin of victory in the series since a 73-0 Tiger win in Atlanta in 1903 when John Heisman was the Clemson coach.
• The Tigers have a 10-6 advantage in games at Clemson, but Georgia Tech leads 42-13-2 in games played in Atlanta. Every game between the two teams between 1907-74 era was held in Atlanta. Clemson's only wins in those 36 meetings came in 1907, 1936, 1945 and 1969. The 1969 victory was Frank Howard's final season as head coach. Howard won just twice in his career in Atlanta.
• The two teams have played on a neutral site just three times. Clemson won a 23-0 victory in 1898 in Augusta, GA and a 41-5 win in Greenville, SC in 1899. Georgia Tech won the ACC title game in Tampa in 2009, 39-34.
• The first time Georgia Tech played at Clemson Memorial stadium was 1974, a 21-17 Clemson victory. Clemson won that game on a three-yard touchdown pass from Mike O'Cain (current Virginia Tech quarterback coach) to All-America tight end Bennie Cunningham with 8:26 left.
• Woodrow Dantzler had one of the best all-around games of his career with 164 yards rushing and 254 yards passing in the Clemson victory in Atlanta in 2001. He threw for two scores and ran for two, including a 38-yard "Hail Mary Run" on the last play of the first half to cut Tech's lead to 19-14 at intermission. His 63-yard scoring pass to J.J. McKelvey with 1:58 left put Clemson ahead by three, but Tech tied the count with a 20-yard field goal with just six seconds left. Dantzler's "walk-off" 11-yard touchdown in overtime gave Clemson the win.
• Clemson has had just three games in its history in which both teams scored in the 40s. The first two took place at Georgia Tech. Tech won 45-42 in 1999 and Clemson won 47-44 in overtime in 2001 in Atlanta. The third game took place just two weeks ago, a 56-45 Clemson win at Maryland.
• One of the most unusual statistical occurrences in Clemson history took place during Clemson's 33-12 victory over Georgia Tech in 1987 at Clemson. Clemson entered the game with a streak of 999 consecutive combined punt returns and kickoff returns without a touchdown dating to 1970. Then, on the 1000th return, Donnell Woolford raced 78 yards with a punt return for a touchdown. Then, later in the game Joe Henderson returned a kickoff return 95 yards for a touchdown. It is one of just two games in Clemson history that the Tigers have returned a punt return for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown . The other took place in 2009 when Clemson defeated Middle Tennessee State.
• C.J. Spiller had arguably the best game of his Clemson career against Georgia Tech in the 2009 ACC Championship game. The unanimous All-American had a career high 233 yards rushing in 20 attempts and scored four touchdowns. He had 301 all-purpose yards and was named the MVP of the game even though Clemson lost 39-34. It is the only time a player on the losing team has been named the MVP of any conference championship game.

Attached File(s)Clemson Vs Georgia Tech.pdf (507KB / 1037 Downloads)

In topic "Clemson vs Georgia Tech Post Game Notes"
Team Notes
* Clemson started a secondary with four players who normally play cornerback. Coty Sensabaugh and Xavier Brewer started at the safety positions and Bashaud Breland and Darius Robinson started at the cornerbacks.
* Clemson scored on its first offensive possession of the night marking the sixth time in nine games Clemson has scored on its first possession. Clemson has scored three TDs and three field goals on its opening drive. By comparison, Clemson's defense has allowed the opposition to score just one touchdown and one field goal on its opening possession this year.
* Clemson trailed at the end of the first period. The Tigers have had the lead at the end of the first period in just five of nine games so far this year.
* Clemson had just three points and 132 yards of total offense in the first half. It is the fewest points in a half and the second fewest yards. Clemson only had 121 yards in the first half of the season opener against Troy.
* Clemson failed to score in the second period tonight, just the fourth quarter this year Clemson has failed to score.
* Clemson dropped its first game of the season tonight, but still will be able to clinch the Atlantic Division title on November 12 when Wake Forest comes to Clemson on Senior Night.
* Tonight marked just the second game this year that Clemson failed to get at least 440 yards of total offense. Virginia Tech held Clemson to 323 yards at Virginia Tech in the fifth game of the season.

Player Notes
* Clemson running back Andre Ellington went through pregame warmups in uniform, but decided not to dress for tonight's game. He watched the contest in street clothes.
* Sammy Watkins set three ACC freshmen records when he caught a 48 yard touchdown pass in the second half. He set the ACC freshman marks for receptions, reception yards and touchdown catches on that one play. He now has 64 receptions for 978 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.
* Watkins had 10 catches for 159 yards and the touchdown tonight. It was his third game of at least 150 receiving yards. He not only set the single season record for 150 yard receiving games, he is now the Clemson career leader for 150 yard receiving games. Perry Tuttle and Aaron Kelly had two apiece for the previous mark.
* Watkins tied his own Clemson freshman single game receptions mark with 10 this evening and established the receiving yardage mark. He had the record with 155 and his 159 broke it tonight.
* Tajh Boyd now has 25 touchdown passes for the season, two off the Clemson single season record. He has thrown and rushed for 29, two off the Clemson season record of 31 held by Woody Dantlzer in 2001.
* Watkins had 290 all-purpose running yards this evening, the fifth highest total in Clemson history. He now has the first and fifth highest figures in school history.
* Corico Hawkins had a career high 15 tackles tonight, while Quandon Christian had a career high 11 stops.
* Rashard Hall had his first interception of the season, but his third takeaway. He now has 12 career takeaways.
* Brandon Thomas recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the fourth period. He became the first Clemson offensive lineman to score a touchdown since 1966 when Harry Olszewski ran 12 yards with a mid-air fumble against South Carolina.
In topic "Clemson falls to #11 Spot in BCS Standings"
BCS Standings Week 10

1.  LSU
2.  Alabama
3.  Oklahoma St.
4.  Stanford
5.  Boise St.
6.  Oklahoma
7.  Arkansas
8.  Oregon
9.  South Carolina
10. Nebraska
11. Clemson
12. Virginia tech
13. Houston
14. Kansas St.
15. Michigan
16. Penn St.
17. Michigan St.
18. Georgia
19. Arizona St.
20. Wisconsin
21. Texas
22. Auburn
23. Georgia Tech
24. West Virginia
25. Southern Miss
In topic "Clemson Jumps to #9 Spot in BCS Standings During Bye Week"
BCS Standings Week 11

1.  LSU
2.  Oklahoma St.
3.  Alabama
4.  Stanford
5.  Boise St.
6.  Oklahoma
7.  Oregon
8.  Arkansas
9.  Clemson
10. Virginia Tech
11. Houston
12. Penn St.
13. So. Carolina
14. Kansas St.
15. Georgia
16. Texas
17. Michigan St.
18. Wisconsin
19. Nebraska
20. Auburn
21. Georgia Tech
22. Southern Miss
23. Cincinnati
24. Michigan
25. Baylor
In topic "Video Highlights: Clemson vs. Florida State"
In topic "Video Highlights: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech"
In topic "Video Highlights: Clemson vs. Boston College"
In topic "Dabo Swinney Unveils Virginia Tech Tombstone"
In topic "Video Highlights: Clemson vs. Maryland"
In topic "Clemson's Kortnei Brown Takes Us on the Road to Maryland"
In topic "Video Highlights: Clemson vs. North Carolina"
In topic "Video Highlights: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech"

In forum "The ACC"
In topic "Week 6 ACC Standings"
ATLANTIC DIVISION

2-0 Clemson
2-0 Wake Forest
1-0 Maryland
0-1 Florida State
0-2 NC State
0-2 Boston College

COASTAL DIVISION

2-0 Georgia Tech
1-0 Duke
1-1 North Carolina
0-1 Virginia Tech
0-1 Virginia
0-1 Miami
In topic "Week 7 ACC Standings"
ATLANTIC DIVISION

3-0    Clemson
3-0    Wake Forest
1-1    Maryland
0-2    NC State
0-2    Florida State
0-3    Boston College

COASTAL DIVISION

3-0    Georgia Tech
1-0    Duke
1-1    North Carolina
1-1    Virginia Tech
0-1    Virginia
0-2    Miami
In topic "Week 8 ACC Standings"
ATLANTIC DIVISION
4-0  Clemson
3-1  Wake Forest
1-2  Florida State
1-2  Maryland
0-2  NC State
0-3  Boston College

COASTAL DIVISION
3-1  Georgia Tech
2-1  Virginia Tech
1-1  Virginia
1-1  Duke
1-2  North Carolina
1-2  Miami
In topic "Week 9 ACC Standings"
ATLANTIC DIVISION
5-0  Clemson
4-1  Wake Forest
2-2  Florida State
1-2  NC State
1-3  Maryland
0-4  Boston College

COASTAL DIVISION
3-1  Virginia Tech
3-2  Georgia Tech
2-2  Miami
1-2  Virginia
1-2  Duke
1-3  North Carolina
In topic "Week 10 ACC Standings"
ATLANTIC DIVISION
5-1  Clemson
4-2  Wake Forest
3-2  Florida State
1-3  NC State
1-4  Maryland
1-4  Boston College

COASTAL DIVISION
4-1  Virginia Tech
4-2  Georgia Tech
2-2  Virginia
2-3  North Carolina
2-3  Miami
1-3  Duke




© TigerHQ.com - 2017
All logos, icons, and names, included on this site, are the property of their respective owners.