Sunday Clemson Football Notes

Starting quarterback Charlie Whitehurst suffered an ankle sprain Saturday against the Maryland Terrapins and is currently listed as questionable for the Virginia game next weekend.

Personnel Update
Charlie Whitehurst (QB)-Foot injury suffered in Maryland game, questionable for Virginia. If can't play, Chansi Stuckey will start.

Khaleed Vaughn (DE)-Knee (cartilage) injury suffered in first half of Maryland game, surgery on Sunday, doubtful for Virginia. If can't play, Mo Fountain will start.

Airese Currie (WR)-Ankle injury suffered in first half against Maryland, returned to game, questionable for Virginia. If can't go, Tony Elliott will start.

Toure Francis (CB)-Re-injured sprained ankle against Maryland, questionable for Virginia. If can't go, Tye Hill will start.

Eric Sampson (LB)-Sprained ankle vs. Maryland, questionable for Virginia. If can't go, Lionel Richardson will start.

Defensive Stats off film
Top Tacklers: Leroy Hill 12, John Leake 9, Travis Pugh 8, Jamaal Fudge 7, Justin Miller 6

National Rankings:
Virginia is ranked 24th by USA Today and 25th by AP. Virginia will be just the third ranked team to play Clemson on Homecoming since 1971. Previous two were Duke in 1988 (ranked 22nd) and Georgia Tech (1996, ranked 22nd). Clemson won both games. As far as team stats, Clemson is ranked first in nation in kickoff returns. Clemson has three receivers ranked in the top 57 in the nation in receptions per game. Kevin Youngblood is 37th, Airese Currie is 43rd and Derrick Hamilton is 57th. Virginia is 15th in pass efficiency defense.

Hamilton is 17th in nation in all-purpose running and eighth in kickoff returns. Justin Miller is 18th in kickoff returns. Charlie Whitehurst is 26th in pass efficiency and 22nd in total offense. Clemson team is now 23rd in scoring defense and 28th in total defense. Virginia is first in ACC in rushing.

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