Tigers Roar Past Terps In College Park, 30-17


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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It's only fitting that on the same day the Breeder's Cup was run, Clemson unleashed a couple of mudders on a wet track at Maryland.

James Davis and C.J. Spiller combined for 234 yards, as Clemson ran out to a 30-3 lead over the Terrapins in College Park, winning it 30-17. The game was played before a crowd of almost 51,000.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 6-2, 3-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Maryland falls to 4-4 (1-3).

"When you go on the road in the ACC and have to win, it's difficult to do," Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden said. "(Maryland's) Ralph (Friedgen) is a quality coach and he has a quality staff...He has a lot of injuries. He's kind of going through what we did last year."

Maryland's field, muddied by days of rain, proved to be no trouble for Clemson's running back tandem.

Davis finished the day with 129 yards (29 carries) and a short touchdown run in the second quarter, backing up his guarantee of a win earlier this week. Spiller also broke the century mark, finishing with 106 yards on 17 carries.

The duo ran behind a suddenly rejuvenated offensive line, which performed well Saturday despite the early loss of starting guard Chris McDuffie. McDuffie was one of three Clemson players to leave the game with injuries - the other two being defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson and wideout Jacoby Ford.

Immediate word on the extent of the injuries wasn't known.

"It takes some time when you replace four offensive linemen...You wish you could start out and gain that experience (immediately)," said Bowden. "Hopefully we're getting better communication on the offensive line and giving our backs a chance to be successful."

The running attack was balanced by another nice performance by quarterback Cullen Harper.

Harper threw for 179 yards (20-of-26) and two touchdowns - a beautiful 27-yard post to Aaron Kelly in the second quarter, and a fourth-quarter 2-yard toss to tight end Michael Palmer for Clemson's final touchdown.

The two TD passes give Harper 21 on the season, tying the school record currently shared by Charlie Whitehurst and Woody Dantzler.

Kelly finished with 54 yards on five catches, the TD his seventh of the year.

Meanwhile, the Tigers' defense kept Maryland out of the end zone until the fourth quarter.

Lance Ball scored on a two-yard run early in the quarter. Keon Lattimore tacked on a 1-yard score with 90 seconds left in the game.

Mark Buchholz converted three of four field goal opportunities for Clemson.

The Tigers are back on the road next week, traveling to Duke.

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score

----------------- -- -- -- -- -----
Clemson............. 0 20 3 7 - 30
Maryland............ 3 0 0 14 - 17

Scoring Summary:
1st 03:33 MD - Obi Egekeze 35 yd field goal
15 plays, 59 yards, TOP 5:24, CU 0 - MD 3
2nd 13:19 CU - Mark Buchholz 35 yd field goal
11 plays, 55 yards, TOP 3:46, CU 3 - MD 3
09:17 CU - Aaron Kelly 27 yd pass from Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz kick)
5 plays, 51 yards, TOP 1:53, CU 10 - MD 3
01:39 CU - James Davis 1 yd run (Mark Buchholz kick)
13 plays, 64 yards, TOP 5:41, CU 17 - MD 3
00:00 CU - Mark Buchholz 34 yd field goal
5 plays, 17 yards, TOP 1:01, CU 20 - MD 3
3rd 02:12 CU - Mark Buchholz 20 yd field goal
13 plays, 63 yards, TOP 5:26, CU 23 - MD 3
4th 12:02 CU - Michael Palmer 2 yd pass from Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz kick)
11 plays, 56 yards, TOP 3:55, CU 30 - MD 3
10:40 MD - Lance Ball 2 yd run (Obi Egekeze kick)
4 plays, 73 yards, TOP 1:22, CU 30 - MD 10
01:30 MD - Keon Lattimore 1 yd run (Obi Egekeze kick)
16 plays, 92 yards, TOP 4:53, CU 30 - MD 17

Kickoff time: 3:37 pm End of Game: 7:04 pm Total elapsed time: 3:27
Officials: Referee: Ron Cherry; Umpire: Jim Hyson; Linesman: Mike Samples;
Line judge: Rick Page; Back judge: Pat Ryan; Field judge: Jim Corman;
Side judge: Van Golmont;
Temperature: 69 Wind: 9 WNW Weather: Partly cloudy

Team Statistics


Team Statistics (Final)
2007 University of Maryland Football
Clemson vs Maryland (Oct 27, 2007 at College Park, Md.)

CU MD

FIRST DOWNS................... 27 18
Rushing..................... 17 7
Passing..................... 8 10
Penalty..................... 2 1
NET YARDS RUSHING............. 249 97
Rushing Attempts............ 56 32
Average Per Rush............ 4.4 3.0
Rushing Touchdowns.......... 1 2
Yards Gained Rushing........ 269 120
Yards Lost Rushing.......... 20 23
NET YARDS PASSING............. 179 217
Completions-Attempts-Int.... 20-26-0 19-31-1
Average Per Attempt......... 6.9 7.0
Average Per Completion...... 8.9 11.4
Passing Touchdowns.......... 2 0
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS........... 428 314
Total offense plays......... 82 63
Average Gain Per Play....... 5.2 5.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost.......... 2-1 2-1
Penalties: Number-Yards....... 7-55 5-32
PUNTS-YARDS................... 2-74 4-143
Average Yards Per Punt...... 37.0 35.8
Net Yards Per Punt.......... 27.0 32.8
Inside 20................... 1 0
50+ Yards................... 0 0
Touchbacks.................. 1 0
Fair catch.................. 0 2
KICKOFFS-YARDS................ 6-409 4-194
Average Yards Per Kickoff... 68.2 48.5
Net Yards Per Kickoff....... 48.8 37.8
Touchbacks.................. 3 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD. 2-12-0 1-0-0
Average Per Return.......... 6.0 0.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 3-43-0 3-56-0
Average Per Return.......... 14.3 18.7
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD.. 1-17-0 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD. 0-0-0 1--5-0
Miscellaneous Yards........... 0 0
Possession Time............... 36:29 23:31
1st Quarter................. 8:32 6:28
2nd Quarter................. 10:16 4:44
3rd Quarter................. 8:56 6:04
4th Quarter................. 8:45 6:15
Third-Down Conversions........ 8 of 15 5 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 1 2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 5-5 3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 2-17 1-9
PAT Kicks..................... 3-3 2-2
Field Goals................... 3-4 1-1


Individual Statistics


Individual Statistics (Final)
2007 University of Maryland Football
Clemson vs Maryland (Oct 27, 2007 at College Park, Md.)


Clemson

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
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James Davis 29 134 5 129 1 13 4.4
C.J. Spiller 17 106 0 106 0 23 6.2
Cullen Harper 5 21 9 12 0 7 2.4
Jacoby Ford 2 8 0 8 0 7 4.0
TEAM 3 0 6 -6 0 0 -2.0
Totals... 56 269 20 249 1 23 4.4

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack
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Cullen Harper 26-20-0 179 2 27 1
Totals... 26-20-0 179 2 27 1

Receiving No. Yds TD Long
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Aaron Kelly 5 54 1 27
C.J. Spiller 5 37 0 15
Tyler Grisham 4 32 0 16
Jacoby Ford 3 37 0 19
Michael Palmer 2 13 1 11
Nelson Faerber 1 6 0 6
Totals... 20 179 2 27

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
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Jimmy Maners 2 74 37.0 44 1 1
Totals... 2 74 37.0 44 1 1

Punts Kickoffs Intercept
All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
--------------------------------------------------
Jacoby Ford 2 12 7 2 43 26 0 0 0
Crezdon Butler 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 17
La'Donte Harris 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals... 2 12 7 3 43 26 1 17 17

Field goal attempts
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Mark Buchholz 1st 08:57 41 yds - Missed
Mark Buchholz 2nd 13:19 35 yds - Good
Mark Buchholz 2nd 00:00 34 yds - Good
Mark Buchholz 3rd 02:12 20 yds - Good

Kickoffs No. Yds TB OB Avg
---------------------------------------
Buchholz, M 6 409 3 0 68.2

Maryland

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
-------------------------------------------------
Lance Ball 10 56 3 53 1 22 5.3
Keon Lattimore 16 51 0 51 1 14 3.2
Erin Henderson 1 12 0 12 0 12 12.0
Chris Turner 5 1 20 -19 0 1 -3.8
Totals... 32 120 23 97 2 22 3.0

Passing Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack
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Chris Turner 31-19-1 217 0 44 2
Totals... 31-19-1 217 0 44 2

Receiving No. Yds TD Long
----------------------------------------
Isaiah Williams 5 47 0 16
Joey Haynos 5 46 0 12
LaQuan Williams 3 36 0 18
Keon Lattimore 3 15 0 6
Adrian Cannon 2 60 0 44
Lance Ball 1 13 0 13
Totals... 19 217 0 44

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
---------------------------------------------------
Travis Baltz 4 143 35.8 46 0 0
Totals... 4 143 35.8 46 0 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercept
All Returns No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
--------------------------------------------------
Danny Oquendo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Da'Rel Scott 0 0 0 3 56 21 0 0 0
Totals... 1 0 0 3 56 21 0 0 0

Field goal attempts
----------------------------------------
Obi Egekeze 1st 03:33 35 yds - Good

Kickoffs No. Yds TB OB Avg
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Egekeze, O. 1 9 0 0 9.0
Roberts, C. 3 185 0 1 61.7

FUMBLES: Clemson-James Davis 1-0; Cullen Harper 1-1. Maryland-Joey Haynos 1-0; Chris Turner
1-1.

Drive Chart


Drive Chart (Final)
2007 University of Maryland Football
Clemson vs Maryland (Oct 27, 2007 at College Park, Md.)

Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed
Team Qtr Spot Time Obtained Spot Time How Lost Pl-Yds TOP
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CU 1st C30 15:00 Possession C30 15:00 Possession 0-0 0:00
CU 1st C17 15:00 Kickoff M24 08:57 Missed FG 12-59 6:03
CU 1st C27 03:33 Kickoff C35 03:09 Fumble 2-8 0:24
CU 1st C27 02:05 Fumble M18 13:19 *FIELD GOAL 11-55 3:46#
CU 2nd C49 11:10 Downs M00 09:17 *TOUCHDOWN 5-51 1:53
CU 2nd C36 07:20 Punt M00 01:39 *TOUCHDOWN 13-64 5:41#
CU 2nd M34 01:01 Interception M17 15:00 *FIELD GOAL 5-17 1:01#
CU 3rd C49 13:46 Punt M44 11:13 Punt 3-7 2:33
CU 3rd C35 07:38 Punt M02 02:12 *FIELD GOAL 13-63 5:26#
CU 3rd C44 00:57 Punt M00 12:02 *TOUCHDOWN 11-56 3:55#
CU 4th C35 10:40 Kickoff M38 06:23 Punt 8-27 4:17
CU 4th M39 01:30 Kickoff M45 00:00 End of half 3--6 1:30

MD 1st M30 15:00 Possession M30 15:00 Kickoff 0-0 0:00
MD 1st M24 08:57 Missed FG C17 03:33 *FIELD GOAL 15-59 5:24#
MD 1st C40 03:09 Fumble C27 02:05 Fumble 3-13 1:04
MD 2nd M20 13:19 Kickoff C49 11:10 Downs 6-31 2:09
MD 2nd M20 09:17 Kickoff M29 07:20 Punt 3-9 1:57
MD 2nd M20 01:39 Kickoff M36 01:01 Interception 4-16 0:38
MD 3rd M21 15:00 Kickoff M22 13:46 Punt 3-1 1:14
MD 3rd M20 11:13 Punt M37 07:38 Punt 7-17 3:35
MD 3rd M19 02:12 Kickoff M17 00:57 Punt 3--2 1:15
MD 4th M27 12:02 Kickoff C00 10:40 *TOUCHDOWN 4-73 1:22#
MD 4th M08 06:23 Punt C00 01:30 *TOUCHDOWN 16-92 4:53#

CU 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd
Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr Half Half Total
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time of possession 08:32 10:16 08:56 08:45 18:48 17:41 36:29
3rd Down Conversions 1/2 3/5 2/4 2/4 4/7 4/8 8/15
Avg Field Position C23 C50 C42 C48 C37 C44 C40
4th Down Conversions 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 1/1

MD 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd
Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr Half Half Total
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time of possession 06:28 04:44 06:04 06:15 11:12 12:19 23:31
3rd Down Conversions 3/4 0/3 0/4 2/3 3/7 2/7 5/14
Avg Field Position M42 M20 M20 M17 M28 M19 M23
4th Down Conversions 0/0 0/1 1/1 1/1 0/1 2/2 2/3


Drive Chart (By Quarter)

Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed
Team Qtr Spot Time Obtained Spot Time How Lost Pl-Yds TOP
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CU 1st C30 15:00 Possession C30 15:00 Possession 0-0 0:00
MD 1st M30 15:00 Possession M30 15:00 Kickoff 0-0 0:00
CU 1st C17 15:00 Kickoff M24 08:57 Missed FG 12-59 6:03
MD 1st M24 08:57 Missed FG C17 03:33 *FIELD GOAL 15-59 5:24#
CU 1st C27 03:33 Kickoff C35 03:09 Fumble 2-8 0:24
MD 1st C40 03:09 Fumble C27 02:05 Fumble 3-13 1:04
CU 1st C27 02:05 Fumble M18 13:19 *FIELD GOAL 11-55 3:46#

MD 2nd M20 13:19 Kickoff C49 11:10 Downs 6-31 2:09
CU 2nd C49 11:10 Downs M00 09:17 *TOUCHDOWN 5-51 1:53
MD 2nd M20 09:17 Kickoff M29 07:20 Punt 3-9 1:57
CU 2nd C36 07:20 Punt M00 01:39 *TOUCHDOWN 13-64 5:41#
MD 2nd M20 01:39 Kickoff M36 01:01 Interception 4-16 0:38
CU 2nd M34 01:01 Interception M17 15:00 *FIELD GOAL 5-17 1:01#

MD 3rd M21 15:00 Kickoff M22 13:46 Punt 3-1 1:14
CU 3rd C49 13:46 Punt M44 11:13 Punt 3-7 2:33
MD 3rd M20 11:13 Punt M37 07:38 Punt 7-17 3:35
CU 3rd C35 07:38 Punt M02 02:12 *FIELD GOAL 13-63 5:26#
MD 3rd M19 02:12 Kickoff M17 00:57 Punt 3--2 1:15
CU 3rd C44 00:57 Punt M00 12:02 *TOUCHDOWN 11-56 3:55#

MD 4th M27 12:02 Kickoff C00 10:40 *TOUCHDOWN 4-73 1:22#
CU 4th C35 10:40 Kickoff M38 06:23 Punt 8-27 4:17
MD 4th M08 06:23 Punt C00 01:30 *TOUCHDOWN 16-92 4:53#
CU 4th M39 01:30 Kickoff M45 00:00 End of half 3--6 1:30


Defensive Statistics


Defensive Statistics (Final)
2007 University of Maryland Football
Clemson vs Maryland (Oct 27, 2007 at College Park, Md.)


Clemson
## Player Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds FF FR-Yd Intc BrUp Blkd Sack/Yds QH
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20 Tramaine Billie 4 5 9 1.0/10 . . . . . 1.0/10 .
38 Chris Chancellor 5 3 8 0.5/1 1 . . 1 . . .
22 Chris Clemons 5 3 8 . . . . . . . .
25 Michael Hamlin 4 3 7 0.5/0 . 1-0 . . . . .
32 Nick Watkins 4 3 7 0.5/1 . . . . . . .
97 Dorell Scott 2 3 5 . . . . . . . .
45 Cortney Vincent 2 2 4 . . . . . . . .
18 Crezdon Butler 3 . 3 . . . 1-17 1 . . .
7 Ricky Sapp 1 2 3 . . . . . . . .
94 Phillip Merling 1 2 3 . . . . . . . .
2 DeAndre McDaniel . 2 2 . . . . . . . .
8 Jamie Cumbie . 2 2 . . . . . . . .
57 Antwon Murchison . 2 2 . . . . . . . .
33 Kavell Conner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
6 Jacoby Ford 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
24 Kevin Alexander . 1 1 . . . . . . . .
44 Scotty Cooper . 1 1 0.5/1 . . . . . . .
12 Marcus Gilchrist . . . . . . . 1 . . .

Maryland
## Player Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds FF FR-Yd Intc BrUp Blkd Sack/Yds QH
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 Erin Henderson 6 9 15 1.5/2 . . . . . . .
34 Dave Philistin 2 10 12 1.0/4 . . . . . . .
48 Moise Fokou 3 7 10 . . . . . . . .
2 Kevin Barnes 6 3 9 . . . . . . . .
40 Jeremy Navarre 2 7 9 . . . . . . . .
5 Isaiah Gardner 5 3 8 . . . . 1 . . .
30 J.J. Justice 4 4 8 . 1 . . 1 . . .
92 Dre Moore 1 6 7 0.5/1 1 . . . . . .
29 Jeff Allen 2 4 6 . . . . . . . .
3 Christian Varner 1 5 6 1.0/9 . . . . . 1.0/9 .
68 Carlos Feliciano . 5 5 1.0/2 . . . . . . .
54 Adrian Moten 1 3 4 . . . . . . . .
42 Chase Bullock 3 . 3 . . . . . . . .
6 Anthony Wiseman 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
80 Joey Haynos 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
1J Terrell Skinner 1 . 1 . . . . . . . .
97 Dean Muhtadi . 1 1 . . . . . . . .
55 Trey Covington . 1 1 . . 1--5 . . . . .

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