Items of Interest on Clemson Football

We've got the latest on the 5 Tigers that were injured in Saturday nights 37-20 loss to Maryland, as well as some interesting tidbits on the South Carolina-Clemson rivalry. This senior class trying to become just the fourth senior class since 1941 to go 4-0 against South Carolina.

Clemson Personnel Update

Brian Mance, lower back strain, probable
Jovon Bush, sprained shoulder, probable
Toure Francis, strained neck, probable
Charles Hafley, pulled hamstring, probable
Morgan Woodward, concussion, probable

Notes

Clemson senior class trying to become just the fourth senior class since 1941 to go 4-0 against South Carolina.

Clemson red-shirt seniors trying to become first group to go 5-0 vs. South Carolina in history.

Clemson won 7 straight from 1934-40, but players were not red-shirted in those days.

Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler is seventh in the nation in total offense, 297.8 yards per game.

Dantzler needs 233 yards rushing and 87 passing to become the first quarterback in NCAA history to reach 1000 yards rushing and 2000 passing in the same season.

Woody needs 121 yards rushing to become third QB in college history to reach 5000 passing and 2500 rushing.

Derrick Hamilton's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Maryland tied for the longest in school history and first since 1903 when John Maxwell went 100 yards against Cumberland...that was John Heisman's last game as Clemson head coach...Hamilton is second in the nation among freshmen in receptions per game. Charles Hafley had 20 tackles against Maryland, breaking his own Clemson record for a defensive back.

This will be the first time since 1984 that South Carolina has had a better record than Clemson entering this rivalry game. South Carolina was 9-1 and Clemson 7-3 entering the 1984 game at Clemson...South Carolina won that game in 1984, 22-21.

South Carolina has a 5-4 lead in games since 1960 in which it has a better record than Clemson entering the contest.

Clemson has not lost in Columbia since 1987 and has won six in a row at Williams Brice Stadium.

This Saturday's game will be televised by Jefferson Pilot and the Tigers are 17-3 on that network since 1995.

Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden is attempting to become the first coach in Clemson history to take the Tigers to a bowl game in each of his first three years as head coach.

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