Clemson vs. N.C. State Pregame Notes

The Tigers will venture in to Carter-Finley Stadium Saturday afternoon for a showdown with the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The winner figures to be a good shape for a run at the ACC Title, while the loser will be left looking at no better than the Peach Bowl. Clemson enters the game as a 3.5 point favorite.

Date: October 13, 2001
Kickoff: 12:10 PM
Site: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC (51,500)
Expected Attendance: Sold Out
Clemson Fans: Clemson received and sold 4,000 tickets
Live TV: Jefferson Pilot (Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood)
Series Record: Clemson leads 43-25-1
Last Meeting: Clemson 34, NC State 27 at Clemson in 2000
Last Meeting at State: NC State 35, Clemson 31
Clemson Rankings: 16th in AP, 18th in USA Today

Clemson Injury Summary
*Kevin Youngblood (WR)-broken leg, out
*Jackie Robinson (WR)-broken jaw, out
*Marcus Houskin(FS)-broken neck, out
*Altroy Bodrick (LB)-torn ACL, out
*Tony Elliott (WR)-broken wrist, out
*Roscoe Crosby (WR)-bruised knee, out
*Nick Eason, (DT)--sprained ankle, questionable
*T.J. Watkins(OT)-sprained ankle and knee, probable
*Kevin Johnson (CB)-broken rib, questionable

Lineup News:
Kevin Johnson's replacement in the starting lineup at cornerback will be Toure Francis, an original walk-on now on scholarship. It will be his first start. If Nick Eason can't go, first-year freshman Eric Coleman, who has played just two snaps all year, will start at defensive tackle.

Other Notes:
Each of the last four games of this series have been decided by seven points or less. Each team has won two of those games. Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler needs just 57 yards rushing to become the first quarterback in ACC history to reach 4000 yards passing and 2000 yards rushing in a career. He averages 63 yards a game on the ground over his career. He needs 429 yards of total offense to become Clemson's career leader in that categoryŠ.Travis Zachery needs just 30 yards rushing to move into third place in Clemson history ahead of Terry Allen. Top Stories