Woodrow Dantzler threw for 211 yards on 16-of-27 passing and ran for 119 more on 20 carries as Clemson (5-2, 3-2) won its third straight game over Wake Forest (3-4, 1-4).
Overall, Woodrow Dantzler accounted for 330 of Clemson's 391 total yards against the Demon Deacons.
Derrick Hamilton also had another big game, with six catches for 91 yards, giving him 36 receptions for the season-- a Clemson freshman record.
"Every game we've played so far its been a struggle. I wish we were at a phase where we could win by big margins," said Tommy Bowden after the game.
"We've had the injury problem all year, and today we sustained more, and it looks like we'll go into the Florida State game a little banged up."
"I don't think there is any doubt that it was tough for us to get up for this game. Its difficult to get up in this enviroment. Thank God the band was there today to get the crowd into it."
"Coach Grobe and his staff have done an excellent job of coming in a recruiting, and they are a difficult team to move the ball on."
The Tigers established a 14 point lead early in the 4th quarter before Wake Forest went to the air to get back into it. After Fred Station scored from a yard out, the Tigers' defense held on, despite a Travis Zachary fumble giving Wake Forest excellent field position.
Charles Hafley and Chad Carson intercepted James MacPherson late in the game to preserve the win.
FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEMSON (25) 0 7 7 7 21 WAKE FOREST 0 7 0 7 14 FINAL
1ST QTR: NONE 2ND QTR: WFU - TD, TARENCE WILLIAMS 4 YD RUN (TYLER ASHE KICK), 11:26 CLEM - TD, DERRICK HAMILTON 32 YD RUN (AARON HUNT KICK), 13:44 3RD QTR: CLEM - TD, BEN HALL 3 YD RUN (AARON HUNT KICK), 8:25 4TH QTR: CLEM - TD, WOODROW DANTZLER 10 YD RUN(AARON HUNT KICK), 0:06 WFU - TD, FRED STATON 1 YD RUN (TYLER ASHE KICK), 4:01
|TOTAL FIRST DOWNS||21||22|
|TOTAL NET YARDS||380||321|
|NET YARDS RUSHING||174||184|
|Average per rush||4.2||3.2|
|NET YARDS PASSING||209||152|
|Yards per pass||8.0||9.5|