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Clemson, SC—Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Jr. Quarterback
#8 6-5, 205
Dublin, OH

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set a Clemson spring game record with 304 yards passing and threw four touchdown passes, but his White team lost to the Orange team 34-26 at the annual Clemson Spring Football game on Saturday. The contest was the 15th and final practice for Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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’s Clemson Football team.

A spring game record crowd of 30,000 attended the game at Memorial Stadium, the last time Clemson fans will see the Tigers play in that legendary facility until Dabo Swinney’s team opens the 2013 season with an epic clash against a top 10 Georgia team. It will be the first time the two schools have met on the gridiron since 2003.

The Spring game was marred by some injuries in the first half. Freshman quarterback Chad KellyChad Kelly
So. Quarterback
#11 6-2, 210
Buffalo, NY

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, who was competing with Stoudt for the backup spot behind Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, suffered a knee injury that could be serious. Swinney indicated to the media after the game that it was probably a torn ACL. Tight end Sam CooperSam Cooper
RS Jr. Tight End
#86 6-5, 250
Brentwood, TN

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and tackle Kalon DavisKalon Davis
RS Jr. Offensive Guard
#67 6-5, 330
Chester, SC

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also suffered knee injuries, but they are not believed to be as serious. All three injuries took place in the first 20 plays of the game.

Boyd, a returning first-team All-American who has set school records for passing yardage in a season and touchdown passes in a career, did not play as Swinney wanted to see his younger quarterbacks in stadium game action.

Kelly got his Orange team off to a great start by driving his team 70 yards in 10 plays for a score. The nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly completed 6-7 passes for 43 yards on that opening drive and also had two rushes for 14 yards. He completed the drive with a 16-yard scoring pass to Charone PeakeCharone Peake
Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 200
Moore, SC

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.

Kelly was driving his team for another score when he was injured at the end of a 17-yard run. Bradley PinionBradley Pinion
So. Punter
#92 6-6, 230
Concord, NC

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had a 43-yard field goal at the end of the drive. Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Jr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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, who had seven catches for 110 yards for the Orange team, caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Donny McElveenDonny McElveen
RS Sr. Quarterback
#14 6-2, 205
Summerville, SC

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with 6:16 left in the first period to give the Orange team a commanding 17-0 lead.

But, the White team came back with 26 points thanks to the four touchdown passes by Stoudt, who has been Boyd’s backup the last two years. He hit touchdown passes of 41 and 50 yards to All-America receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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to put his team within 17-14. After Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
So. Quarterback
#17 6-3, 185
Grayson, GA

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scored on a 35-yard run for the Orange, Stoudt threw two more touchdown passes, a 75-yarder to Stanton SeckingerStanton Seckinger
RS Jr. Tight End
#81 6-4, 210
Isle of Palms, SC

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, and a 51-yarder to Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Jr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 190
Spartanburg, SC

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..

Stoudt was 16-24 for 304 in the first half when his team led 26-24. But, he did not play in the second half as Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
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decided to give more playing time to other players.


The Orange team outscored the White team 10-0 in the second half, scoring on a 50-yard touchdown pass from McElveen to freshman Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
Fr. Tight End
#16 6-6, 235
Navarre, FL

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, and a 41-yard field goal by Pinion.

Watkins led all receivers in yardage with seven catches for 156 yards and the two scores. Leggett, a tight end who entered Clemson in January, finished with seven catches for 97 yards and a score for the Orange. Schuessler played quarterback for both teams and combined to throw for 220 yards on 21-34 passing.

There were also some defensive standouts as well. Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

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had three sacks in the contest. He was co-MVP of the Clemson team last year on defense. Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
RS Jr. Defensive End
#6 6-4, 275
Jacksonville, FL

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added a pair of sacks as well. Safety Robert SmithRobert Smith
Jr. Safety
#27 5-11, 210
St. George, SC

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was the top tackler for the victorious Orange. Kellen JonesKellen Jones
Jr. Linebacker
#52 6-1, 215
Houston, TX

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and Darius RobinsonDarius Robinson
Cornerback
#21 5-10, 175
College Park, GA

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both had intercetions.

The top tackler in the game was linebacker B.J. GoodsonB.J. Goodson
RS Jr. Linebacker
#44 6-1, 240
Timmonsville, SC

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with 13 stops for the White team. DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-1, 285
Central, SC

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had two sacks, three tackles for loss and seven total tackles. Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
So. Defensive Back
#11 6-1, 190
Tallahassee, FL

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had an interception and six tackles from his safety positin. Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Jr. Defensive End
#3 6-3, 225
Adairsville, GA

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had two sacks, giving him 10 sacks in four scrimmages or half scrimmages this spring.

Scoring by Quarters
Orange		17	7	0	10	34
White		0	26	0	0	26

Scoring Summary
Orange—Peake 16 pass from Kelly (Pinion Kick)
Orange—Pinion 43 FG
Orange—Bryant 34 pass from McElveen (Pinion Kick)
White—Watkins 41 pass from Stoudt (Catanzaro kick)
White—Watkins 50 pas from Stoudt (Catanzaro Kick)
Orange—Schuessler 35 run (Pinion Kick)
White—Seckinger 75 pass from Stoudt (Kick Failed)
White—Humphries 51 pass from Stoudt (Kick Failed)
Orange—Leggett 50 pass from McElveen (Pinion Kick)
Orange—Pinion 41 FG
Attendance: 30,000 (Clemson Spring Game Record)
Weather: 79 degrees and sunny
Time of Game 2:35

Individual Statistics

Rushing
Orange: Howard 8-41, Davidson 13-29, Kelly 4-23, Schuessler 7-21-1, Johnson 7-18
White: Brooks 6-51, McDowell 3-10, Williams 1-4, Stoudt 5-3, Goode 4- (-2), Schuessler 10- (-18).

Passing (Comp-Att-Yards-TD-Int)
Orange: Schuessler 13-16-125-0-0; McElveen 6-11-101-2-1 ; Kelly 6-7-43-1-0
White: Stoudt 16-24-304-4-1; Schuessler 8-18-95-0-1

Receiving (Rec-Yards-TD)
Orange: Bryant 7-110-1;Leggett 7-97-1; Peake 8-51-1; Cooper 2-4, Davidson 1-1, Smith 1-3
White: Watkins 7-156-2; Seckinger 2-81-1; Humphries 2-77; Hopper 5-13; Maass 3-39; Goode 1-13, McCullough 3-20

Tackles
Orange: Robert SmithRobert Smith
Jr. Safety
#27 5-11, 210
St. George, SC

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7, Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Jr. Defensive Back
#26 6-0, 195
Conyers, GA

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6, Marcus BullardMarcus Bullard
RS So. Linebacker
#57 6-3, 205
Columbia, SC

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6, Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Jr. Linebacker
#12 6-3, 235
Polkton, NC

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5, Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

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4, Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Jr. Defensive End
#93 6-5, 270
Columbus, GA

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4, T.J. BurrellT.J. Burrell
So. Linebacker
#41 5-11, 215
Goose Creek, SC

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4,
White: B.J. GoodsonB.J. Goodson
RS Jr. Linebacker
#44 6-1, 240
Timmonsville, SC

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13, DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-1, 285
Central, SC

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7, Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
So. Defensive Back
#11 6-1, 190
Tallahassee, FL

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6, Jerrodd WilliamsJerrodd Williams
RS Sr. Cornerback
#36 6-0, 205
Central, SC

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6, Spencer ShueySpencer Shuey
RS Sr. Linebacker
#33 6-3, 230
Charlotte, NC

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6,

Sacks
Orange: Grady Jarrett 3-26, Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
RS Jr. Defensive End
#6 6-4, 275
Jacksonville, FL

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2-19, T.J. Burrell 1-8
White: DeShawn Williams 2-13; Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Jr. Defensive End
#3 6-3, 225
Adairsville, GA

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2-11, Ebenezer OgundekoEbenezer Ogundeko
Fr. Outside Linebacker
#1 6-3, 240
Brooklyn, NY

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1-2

Interceptions
Orange: Kellen JonesKellen Jones
Jr. Linebacker
#52 6-1, 215
Houston, TX

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1-44, Darius RobinsonDarius Robinson
Cornerback
#21 5-10, 175
College Park, GA

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1-8
White; Blanks 1-0


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