Clemson Football Sunday Notes
*Clemson scored three touchdowns in 4:05 time period in the fourth
period against Duke. That was the quickest Clemson has scored three
touchdowns since the 2000 Missouri game when Clemson scored three
touchdowns in a 3:14 time period. The record is three touchdowns in
a 2:30 time period against Maryland in 1988.
*Clemson tackle leaders off the coach's film on Sunday were Rodney
Thomas (19), Eric Sampson (15), John Leake (14), Nick Eason (7,
including 2 sacks).
*Clemson is eighth in the nation in interceptions by its defense with
15. The Tigers are 21st in the nation in forcing turnovers.
*Charlie Whitehurst completed 9-15 passes for 148 yards and two
scores on third and fourth down plays. Five times during the game he
completed a 3rd or 4th and 8 or more.
*Clemson receivers Kevin Youngblood, J.J. McKelvey and Derrick
Hamilton all rank in the top 75 in the nation in receptions per game.
They have combined for 127 receptions this year, including 25 against
Duke. That was a Clemson record for receptions by three receivers
combined in the same game. Each had a touchdown catch.
*Derrick Hamilton is now 16th in the nation in all-purpose running
with 151.9 yards per game.
*Clemson has two of the top 22 players in the nation in terms of
interceptions. Brian Mance is 15th and Justin Miller is 22nd.
*Clemson is now 13th in the nation in the Jeff Sagarin schedule ranking.
*Clemson had a season high nine passes broken up and three
interceptions for 12 total passes defensed against Duke.