Last year, the roommates combined to score 10 touchdowns of at least 50 yards. The six by Spiller established a Clemson single season record, breaking the record of four set by Derrick Hamilton in 2003.
In their second game of the season, Spiller and Ford each had scores of more than 50 yards. Ford's came in the first half on a 52-yard pass from Cullen Harper, which gave the Tigers a 14-7 lead.
"I just have to go out there and make plays," Ford said. "I knew I had the guy beat by a lot, and when the ball came down, I knew I just had to catch it and I'd score."
Spiller's big play came on the first play of the second half when he caught a 68-yard touchdown pass with 13:44 left in the third quarter to give Clemson a 35-10 lead.
"I was surprised we called it," Spiller said "They were playing a lot of man and with me on a linebacker, we felt like we had a mismatch and I just used my speed."
KORN PLAYS: With 0:47 left to go in the third quarter and the Tigers holding a 42-13 lead, highly touted freshman quarterback made his first appearance of the season and his career.
Even before he stepped onto the field, he was given a rousing ovation by the 30,000-plus still attendance as he met in the team huddle on the sideline. As he trotted onto the field, the crowd stood and clapped even louder.
"That was awesome," Korn said of the ovation. "We've got the best fans in the nation."
On his very first collegiate play, Korn completed an 11-yard pass to receiver Nelson Faerber, which made the crowd even giddier.
Then, with 12:16 left to play, Korn scored on a 1-yard keeper, which sent the crowd into a tizzy.
"It was awesome," Korn said. It was an amazing experience to get out there. I wasn't nervous, I was excited."
Despite Harper's record-setting day, it was Korn that received the most love from the crowd.
"He's the hometown guy," Harper said with a grin when asked if it bothered him. "People have been waiting to see him play for a while. I was just happy for him."
Korn finished his first game 6-of-8 passing for 49 yards. He also eight carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.
MOVIN' ON UP: Clemson star tailback James Davis continued is ascend on the school's all-time rushing list. The junior started the day with 2,168 career rushing yards, which was good enough for 14th on the school's list.
In the first half, Davis rushed for 40 yards, which moved him past Fred Cone, a member of Clemson's Ring of Honor and Rodney Blunt to move into 12th place on the list.
In the second half, he passed Lester Brown, who was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame during halftime, to move into 11th place. Davis needs just 12 yards to move into 10th place.
Also, Davis' 16-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave him 28 rushing touchdowns in his career, tying him for fourth all-time with Terry Allen and moving him ahead of Woody Dantzler.
QUICK HITS:Louisiana-Monroe tailback Calvin Dawson continued his consecutive game streak of rushing for more than 100 yards and it didn't take long for him to accomplish that feat. He ran for 102 on 19 carries in the first half. He now has seven consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing, which is the third-best in the nation. …
Starting right tackle Christian Capote saw action at right guard in the fourth quarter when the rest of the Clemson backups were playing.
Warhawks kicker Cole Wilson has made a school record 14 straight field goals. … Clemson punter Jimmy Maners booted a 71-yarder in the fourth quarter, which was the longest punt by a Tiger since 2000 and the longest at Death Valley since 1990. … Spiller went past the 1,000-yard career rushing mark. …
This is the 11th time since 1971 that the Tigers have started 2-0. … There were no apparent injuries for the Tigers.
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