Clemson News & Notes

The Tigers home game against Maryland this weekend in Death Valley will be televised by ESPN-2 this Saturday. The official kickoff time has not yet been decided but the game will start sometime between 5:00 PM and 7:45 PM.

* The top tackler off the coaches film was John Leake with 13. He was the only player in double figures. Rodney thomas had eight, including a sack, while Altroy Bodrick had seven.

* Clemson had eight tackles for loss and six total sacks, a season high for sacks.

* Charlie Whitehurst had a passing efficiency rating of 241.1 in Saturday's win at North Carolina, a Clemson record for a minimum of 20 attempts. He now has nine touchdown passes for the year, a freshman. Ironically, he broke the record of eight set by Willie Simmons in 2000.

* Whitehurst now has a passing efficiency rating of 161.9 for the season. That would be second in the nation if he had enough games played to qualify. Even if he plays the rest of the games he will never appear in the NCAA stats this year. He has played just six of the 10 games. A player must play in 75 percent of a team's games to qualify for the NCAA stat rankings. Top Stories