2. - Fifth-year senior quarterback Will Proctor, in his first year as a starter, has led the Clemson offense to nearly 400 yards per game – good enough for second place in the conference this week in total offense, rushing offense and passing offense. Proctor ranks second in passing efficiency with a 145.4 rating. He's completed 54 of 90 passes and is averaging 234.3 yards per game through the air.
4. - Clemson won the last meeting with UNC on Oct. 25, 2003. The final score was 36-28, but the game was much closer than that. Tar Heels' quarterback Darian Durant fumbled while trying to cross the goal line late in the fourth quarter.
5. - The Tigers lead the all-time series with Carolina, 33-18-1, which dates back to 1897. Clemson has won four of the five meetings since Tommy Bowden took over as head coach in 1999.
6. - The Tigers return all five starters on the offensive line from last year. The last time Clemson returned its entire starting unit was 1981, when the Tigers went 12-0 and won their only national championship.
7. - Saturday's game will be a homecoming for UNC defensive ends coach Danny Pearman, a Clemson tight end from 1984 to 1987. Pearman, a Charlotte native, walked-on the team that won back-to-back ACC championships in 1986 and 1987.
9. - The Tigers will be without three of their returning starters on defense – linebackers Anthony Waters, Michael Hamlin and Tramaine Billie. Billie suffered a broken foot in the preseason, Waters tore an ACL in the opener versus Florida State and Hamlin broke his foot against Boston College.
10. - Clemson has the ACC's leading running back and wide receiver. James Davis leads the ACC with 91.3 yards per game, while Chansi Stuckey is averaging 6.3 receptions per game for a total of 224 yards.
(Clemson Sports Info contributed to this article.)