Clemson senior quarterback Woody Dantzler finished Saturday with 251 passing
yards (25-34) and 67 rushing yards on 23 attempts, including a one-yard
But he also was intercepted twice, and fumbled on a second and eight play
from the Virginia 31 that choked off a potential game-clinching scoring drive
with less than five minutes remaining.
Terrance Huey's first career carry was a memorable one, coming on a play no
one is likely to forget anytime soon.
In an updated version of the old "fumblerooskie," Huey - lined up as an
upback in a formation resembling the Single Wing - squatted low to the ground
while Dantzler slipped him the ball from behind and through his legs.
As Dantzler flowed right - as if he had the ball - with the rest of the
offense, Huey delayed just a moment then followed a pair of blockers to the
left. Virginia bit on the fake, and Huey waltzed untouched into the end zone.
It was Huey's first action this season that wasn't on special teams.
Too Much Real Estate
Clemson found itself on the wrong end of a rare double penalty on its first
possession of the game, a play which took the Tigers out of scoring position.
On first and 10 from the Virginia 11, a completion to Derrick Hamilton near
the five yard line was nullified by a chop block. Clemson was then hit with a
dead ball personal foul after the play's completion.
By the time the officials quit walking, the ball was spotted all the way back
at the Virigina 48 yard line, leaving Clemson with first and 47. Two plays
later, Dantzler threw an interception.
A leg up
Aaron Hunt's 45-yard field goal in the second quarter was a career high in
both length made and attempted.
No. 1, twice
Virginia quarterback Bryson Spinner's 6-yard touchdown run in the third
quarter was his first career rushing score, and the Cavs' first rushing TD of