Sunday Clemson Football Notes

Since Clemson went to the no-huddle offense against Middle Tennessee in the third game of the year, the Tigers have averaged 431.0 yards per game in total offense, best in the ACC.

Clemson averaged just 312 yards per game over the first two games of the season before making the change.

The Tigers added to that figure with a 528-yard performance against North Carolina last Saturday, Clemson's high total offense game of the season. Clemson had 219 rushing yards and 309 passing yards for its 528 total. Clemson has had at least 430 yards in four of its last six games.

Clemson first used the no-huddle under Tommy Bowden in 1999, his first year at Clemson. The Tigers averaged 402.6 yards per game that year and have exceeded the 400 yard mark for the course of the season three of his first four years at Clemson. The Tigers are at 401 per game so far this year, third best in the ACC for the entire season.

Clemson averaged at least 400 yards per game just twice in its history prior to Bowden's arrival at Clemson. He is now on pace to accomplish the feat for the fourth time in five years.

ACC total Offense Leaders last Six Games
     (Since Clemson Went to No-Huddle Offense)
	School          Yards	Yards/Game
	Clemson         2586	431.0
	Virginia        2465	410.8
	NC State        2456	409.3
	Florida State   2412	402.0
	North Carolina  2337	389.5
	Duke            2156	359.3
	Maryland        2122	353.7
	Georgia Tech    1905	317.5
	Wake Forest     1897	316.2
	
Note:  Games vs. Division I-A opponents only

Clemson's top Total Offense Seasons (Yards/Game Basis)
Rk	Season	GP	Yards	Yds/Game	Head Coach
1.	2000	12	5242	436.8	Tommy Bowden
2.	2001	12	5184	432.0	Tommy Bowden
3.	1978	12	5134	427.8	Charley Pell
4.	1991	12	4836	403.0	Ken Hatfield
5.	1999	12	4831	402.6	Tommy Bowden
6.	2003	8	3210	401.2	Tommy Bowden
7.	1981	12	4698	391.5	Danny Ford
8.	1950	10	3881	388.1	Frank Howard

Defensive leaders vs. North Carolina: Tackles: John Leake 13, Leroy Hill 11, Travis Pugh 11, Lionel Richardson 7, Jamaal Fudge 7, Justin Miller 6, Khaleed Vaughn 6

NCAA Stats: Clemson leads the nation in kickoff return average at 30.4 yards per return. Derrick Hamilton does not rank nationally because he does not have enough returns to qualify. has 8, needs 10 at this point. He has a 38.4 average on his eight returns so far this year.

There were no new injuries to report from the game. Will provide update after practice Monday. Williamson, Sampson and Kelly all did not play against North Carolina and would be questionable for Wake Forest at this point.

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