N.C. State - Clemson Notebook

CLEMSON – Clemson linebacker Leroy Hill continually proves why he was an All-American candidate prior to the start of the season.

In the first half against N.C. State on Saturday, Hill recorded is Atlantic Coast Conference-leading eighth sack of the season, but it was also a record-setting sack.

When Hill dropped Wolfpack quarterback Jay Davis, it marked the fifth straight game in which he recorded a sack, which tied a school record with Chester McGlockton and Keith Adams.

By coincidence, McGlockton was in attendance Saturday.

Also, Hill has recorded a tackle for a loss in every game this season and has a streak of 10 games going back to last year.

As a team, the Tigers have recorded a sack in 12 straight games.

In the first quarter, Clemson coach Tommy Bowden resorted to some trickery by putting in cornerback Justin Miller at wide receiver.

On Miller's first play on offense, he was given the ball on an end-around, which netted him just three yards.

Then in the second quarter, Miller lined up at wide receiver again, where he was once again handed the ball on an end-around. However, he stopped dead in his tracks and looked back across the field and threw a floater to quarterback Charlie Whitehurst.

Whitehurst caught it, but he took a major shot to his ribs in the process. Needless to say, it was the last time they threw to him the rest of the game.

It was Miller's first-career pass and Whitehurst's first-career reception.

Tigers punter Cole Chason has been outstanding in performing his duties this year and Saturday was no different.

The sophomore from Roswell, Ga., put a streak together of where he had punted that ball at least 42 yards 11 straight times.

The Tigers probably wish they could play ever game on Oct. 30.

Clemson's win against the Wolfpack gave it an all-time record of 10-2 for games played on that date.

The Tigers haven't lost on that date since 1943. The other came against South Carolina in 1902.

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