Clemson - NCSU Postgame Notes


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• With C.J. Spiller’s 13-yard rush in the first quarter, he set the Clemson record for all-purpose yards
by a freshman. The play gave him 1,032 total yards for the year, exceeding Davis’ mark of 1,031 from the
2005 season. He finished the game with 151 yards to give him 1,171 all-purpose.


• C.J. Spiller’s 52-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the fifth play of his career of over 50
yards. It was the third touchdown run of over 50 yards for Spiller. Of the five plays, three came on rushes
while two came on receptions.

• Also with Spiller’s second-quarter touchdown, he broke James Davis’ touchdown record for a
freshman, as it was his 10th on the year. He now has eight rushing touchdowns and two receiving.


• Spiller’s 154 rushing yards were the most by a Clemson freshman since Ronald Williams who had
183 against Appalachian State in 1990. The Clemson record for a freshman is 234 by Don King in 1952
against Fordham.


• Spiller now has four 100-yard rushing games this season, the same total James Davis had last
year. In fact, he has tied the single season record for that category. Ronald Williams also had four 100-
yard rushing games in 1990.


• Clemson gained 223 yards on the ground today. The Tigers are now 28-1 under Tommy Bowden
when gaining at least 200 yards rushing and have won 25 consecutive games when gaining at least 200
yards on the ground since a loss at Georgia Tech in 1999.


• Duane Coleman’s interception of Daniel Owens’ pass in the second quarter was his first career
interception. Coleman recorded career firsts in last year’s game against the Wolfpack as well, as he had
his first career sack and caused fumble.


• Coleman is now tied for the team lead in takeaways with four, including Saturday’s interception. He
has also recovered three fumbles this season. Crezdon Butler and Michael Hamlin have each recorded
four takeaways this season. Butler has three interceptions with one fumble recovery, while Hamlin has
recorded one of each.


• Will Proctor’s eight-yard completion to Chansi Stuckey during the third quarter put Clemson over
2,000 passing yards for the season. The Tigers entered the game with 2,298 rushing yards, so they have
now gone over 2,000 yards in both passing and rushing. It is just the third time in school history that a
team can make that claim. The 2000 team was the first to accomplish the feat when the Tigers had 2,688
yards rushing and 2,554 passing. The 2001 Clemson team was the second, with 2300 yards rushing and
2884 passing. The 2006 Tigers now have 2521 yards rushing and 2047 passing.


• Jad Dean’s 26-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter was the 50th of his career. He recorded his
51st field goal with 1:10 left in the game from 31 yards. Over the last eight games, Dean is 12-13 on field
goals, including 5-5 in the last two games, and 33-34 on extra points.


• Clemson’s 16-play drive that ended in Dean’s field goal and put the Tigers ahead 17-14 was the
most number of plays on a drive this season. The previous high was 14 against Wake Forest.


• This is the first time Clemson has beaten NC State three consecutive years since the 1995-97 era.


• With today’s victory the Tigers have clinched at least an eight-win season, the second straight year
Clemson has won at least eight games. This is the first time since the 1986-91 era that Clemson has won
at least eight games in consecutive seasons.


• Gaines Adams saw his consecutive game streak with a sack stopped at eight games. But he did
record seven tackles, one off his career high, and had a pass deflection on Nick Watkins interception in
the fourth period. That was Adams 19th career pass deflection, more than any other Clemson defensive
lineman in history.


• Clemson has now won four consecutive games on Military Appreciation Day.


• It took until the final defensive play of the game, but Clemson extended its streak with at least one
sack as a team to 15 consecutive games over the two years. The last time Clemson didn’t get a sack
was at Georgia Tech last year. Ricky Sapp kept the streak alive on the last play of the game.


• This is the second consecutive meeting between Clemson and NC State that was decided by six
points in Death Valley. The Tigers won 20-14 in the 2004 game when Charles Bennett had an
interception at the goal line on the last play of the game. The 1993 Clemson vs. NC State game was six
points victory for the Tigers, in fact the same score, 20-14.


• NC State was held to 273 yards of total offense today. It marked the eighth time this year Clemson
has held the opposition under 300 yards total offense. Clemson has won all eight games. Clemson has
won 12 consecutive games over the last three years when holding the opposition to under 300 yards total
offense.

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