The Citadel Review

  by - Radio Host - Monday, November 25, 2013 9:34 AM

The Citadel Review
I am not sure Saturday could have gone any better.

What a beautiful day! The weather forecast was not good earlier in the week so the actual weather was a pleasant surprise.

Military Appreciation Day was once again perfect. Bowman Field has never looked better than on this day. The ceremonies were appropriate and touching.

The purple out went better than I expected and added to the day.

Offensively, Clemson scored at least 50 points for the third straight game and the fifth time this season, both school records.

Defensively, Clemson held The Citadel to -4 passing yards in the game. That is the fewest passing yards by an opponent in Clemson history. The Tigers also held the Citadel to 172 yards of total offense. 

The Citadel head coach Kevin Higgins said, "Their defensive scheme is the best we have gone against in our four years running the triple option. The talent they have is something we have not seen in a long time. Brent VenablesBrent Venables
Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
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did a great job with that scheme against Georgia Tech, and he did a great job against us."

And our seniors had their moment running down the hill and many had great days on the field.

Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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got his curtain call after five first half touchdown passes giving him 102 passing touchdowns for his career. He is the 18th player in NCAA history to reach the century mark and the first player in ACC history to do so. Boyd threw five touchdown passes for the sixth time in his career. It was also the third time that he accomplished the feat in the first half. With the win, Boyd now has 31 wins as a starting quarterback, just one shy of the Clemson record of 32 held by Rodney Williams.

Roderick McDowellRoderick McDowell
Gr. Running Back
#25 5-9, 195
Sumter, SC

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rushed for 108 yards on 21 carries. He now has three games with at least 100 rushing yards this season.

Quandon ChristianQuandon Christian
RS Sr. Linebacker
#34 6-2, 225
Lake View, SC

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recovered a fumble and returned it 22 yards for the score. It was the fourth touchdown by a defensive player for the Tigers this season, which is the most in a single season since 2006 when Clemson also had four.

Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
Gr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

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scored nine points to give him 395 for his career. He is now second in ACC history in points, trailing only Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins, who had 466 in his career from 2009-12. Catanzaro also made his 66th career field goal. He is now tied for sixth in ACC history in career field goals.

Another record was broken Saturday. Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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passed DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Wide Receiver (2010 - 2012)
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC

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to break the school record for career receiving yards with an eight-yard reception on the first play of the game. Watkins finished the game with seven receptions for 58 yards to give him 3,071 receiving yards for his career. Watkins is now fourth in ACC history in receptions with 217 and sixth in receiving yards with 3,071.

Perhaps the best moment of the day came when Purple Heart recipient Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez
RS So. Wide Receiver
#83 5-8, 175
Stafford, VA

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scored his first career touchdown on Military Appreciation Day. It came on a two-yard pass from Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Jr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 205
Dublin, OH

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in the fourth quarter.

Clemson may have found a short yardage answer in the running game. Jay Jay McCulloughJay Jay McCullough
RS Fr. Tight End
#89 6-3, 230
Fort Mill, SC

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rushed the ball for the first time in his career and finished the game with six straight carries for 43 yards.

The only bad news of the day came when starting safety Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
So. Defensive Back
#11 6-0, 190
Tallahassee, FL

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went out with an ACL injury. Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
Fr. Safety
#20 6-4, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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will take over for Blanks Saturday against South Carolina.

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Those who need our prayers include: Finn Brookover, Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Joyce Bussey, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, Chad Berry, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Shervin Messer, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Christopher Tuten, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Dot Cartee, Ayden Mills, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Zachary Stoller, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, William Ross, Meredith Legg, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Clay Childers, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders,  Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Danny Hammond, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Doug Bailey and family, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Harlan Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Edward Easterling, Dawson Bourne, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack  Cunningham,  Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Jim Lanier, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Jeanne Thompson, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon KirklandLevon Kirkland
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and family, Catherine Sewell, and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.

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