The Citadel Review
|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
View Full Profile 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
View Full Profile 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.
Quandon ChristianQuandon Christian
RS Sr. Linebacker
#34 6-2, 225
Lake View, SC
View Full Profile 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
View Full Profile 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
View Full Profile passed DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Wide Receiver (2010 - 2012)
#6 6-2, 205
View Full Profile 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
View Full Profile scored his first career touchdown on Military Appreciation Day. It came on a two-yard pass from Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
#18 6-4, 205
View Full Profile 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
View Full Profile 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
View Full Profile went out with an ACL injury. Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
#20 6-4, 205
Fort Myers, FL
View Full Profile will take over for Blanks Saturday against South Carolina.
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Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
#98 6-2, 310
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