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Looks for 4-0 Start

Clemson is looking for its first 4-0 start to a season since 1989. That
year Clemson won its first four games, including a 34-23 conquest at Florida
State, then lost at Duke, 21-17. Clemson had risen to number-seven in the nation
before the loss to Duke that year. Clemson has been 4-0 just 11 times in history,
just three times since 1959. Clemson was 4-0 three times in the 1980s, 1981,
1987 and 1989.

Clemson already has a 3-0 record in the bank. This is just the 20th time in
history that Clemson has been 3-0, just the fifth time since 1961.

In recent years Clemson has not gotten off to a great start often, yet has
been resilient, making improvement over the course of the season. Clemson has
been to a bowl game 16 of the last 23 seasons, yet has been 2-0 just four times
in that era. Clemson had a 12-0 season in 1981 of course, and was 6-0 to start

Dantzler Leads ACC in Rushing and Passing

Clemson's quarterback Woodrow Dantzler leads the ACC in both rushing and passing
efficiency. No player in ACC history has ever done that over the course of the
season. The last Clemson player to lead the Tigers in rushing and passing over
the course of the season is Don King in 1953. Dantzler is ranked second in the
nation in passing efficiency and is 38th in rushing entering this week's play.
The junior signal caller averages 91.7 yards rushing and has an efficiency rating
of 185 for the first three games of the season.

Clemson's starting quarterback has been amazingly productive so far this year.
He has been Clemson's quarterback for 114 of the 180 minutes in the first three
games and Clemson has scored 127 points during that time, better than a point
a minute. He has quarterbacked 28 possessions and Clemson has scored 16 touchdowns
in those possessions. Clemson has also scored three field goals and punted just
seven times in those 28 possessions. Eleven times he has taken Clemson to a
touchdown on a drive that has taken less than two minutes in terms of possession

Dantzler broke two Clemson records in the season opening win over The Citadel.
His .941 completion percentage (16-17) broke a 41-year old Clemson record. The
previous best was a 90 percent turned in by Harvey White against South Carolina
(9-10) in 1959. Dantzler also broke the Clemson record for passing efficiency
given a minimum of 15 attempts. His efficiency rating of 247.2 for that game
was also a Clemson record, breaking the mark of 240.4 by Jimmy Addison against
Virginia in 1966.

Dantzler Already 13th in Total Offense

Woodrow Dantzler has been very effective in terms of total offense in this Clemson
attack. He has been at the controls of the Clemson offense for the majority
of the snaps in 10 games (eight as a starter, two games off the bench when Brandon
Streeter was hurt) in his Clemson career. In those 10 games he is 141 for 240
passing, a 58.8 percentage. He has 14 touch-down passes and just five interceptions
in those 10 games. He has passed for 1939 yards and rushed for 814 yards in
those 10 games. That is an average of 194 yards a game passing and 81.4 yards
a game rushing, giving him an average of 275 yards a game in total offense.

Dantzler is now 13th on Clemson's career total offense list with 3072 yards.
He became the 13th member of Clemson's 3000-yard total offense club with his
323 yards of total offense against Wake Forest. In that game he had 166 rushing
and 157 passing, the second time he has had at least 150 of each in the same
game. He is the only Clemson player to do that. He also did it against Maryland
last season. There have been just 16 300-yard total offense games in Clemsn
history. Dantzler has three of them, all within his last 10 games.

Clemson has 4 of top 10 Rushers in ACC

Clemson's offense has the reputation of an attack that likes to throw a
lot of passes. Clemson did set many passing records last year and the Tigers
are 29th in passing yards/game so far this year. But, Clemson has really excelled
in terms of rushing offense so far in 2000. Clemson has averaged 292.7 yards
a game on the ground in the first three games, tops in the ACC by over 100 yards
a game, and sixth in the nation.

A look to the ACC stats shows that Clemson has four of the top 10 rushers
in the ACC. Woodrow Dantzler is first at 91.7 yards a game, while Travis Zachery
is third at 75.3. Keith Kelly, a freshman who is really Clemson's third team
tailback, stands seventh, while Bernard Rambert, Clemson's second team running
back, is 10th with 38.3 yards a contest.

Zachery a Key to Clemson Offense

Travis Zachery will be a key to Clemson's rate of success on offense this year.
The junior running back is Clemson's top returning rusher with 1455 career yards,
including a team best 820 last year. He actually had 827 in 10 regular season
games last year, then had -7 in the Peach Bowl when he suffered a dislocated
elbow, allowing him to play just five snaps. Zachery was significant in Clemson's
38-point perfor-mance against The Citadel in the opener. He gained 52 yards
on the first Clemson play of the game, his longest rush of the year and longest
run by a Clemson running back since 1996 when Raymond Priester went 65 yards
against South Carolina. Zachery had 86 yards rushing and 51 receiving, plus
eight on punt returns for 145 total. He continued his productivity with 67 yards
and three touchdowns against Missouri.

In the win over Wake Forest, Zachery picked up 73 yards rushing and 86 receiving.
He was closing in on a 100- yard day in both areas, something no Clemson player
has ever done in the same game. He did not play the last 25 minutes of the game.

Zachery scored 16 touchdowns a year ago, second highest figure in Clemson
history and he ranked ninth in the nation in scoring. Only the 17 touchdowns
scored by Lester Brown in 1978 is more. Zachery has shown an ability to catch
the ball out of the backfield and has 38 catches for his career, just 7 away
from the Clemson career record for a running back. Zachery now has 27 touchdowns
for his career, five away from tying the Clemson career record held by Lester
Brown, who had 32 between 1976-79. At Zachery's rate he will eclipse that record
by midseason this year.

Clemson career Touchdown

Leaders Rk Player Years Rec

1. Lester Brown 1976-79 32

2. Fred Cone 1948-50 31

3. Ray Matthews 1947-50 28

Terry Allen 1987-89 28

Kenny Flowers 1983-86 28

6. Cliff Austin 1978-82 27

Travis Zachery 1998-00 27

8. Emory Smith 1993-96 25

Kelly Helping the Running Game

First-year freshman Keith Kelly gained 93 yards in 16 attempts in the Wake Forest
victory on September 16. It was the most rushing yards for a Clemson first-year
freshman since 1994 when Lamont Pegues gained 136 yards against North Carolina.

Kelly, who has not played in the first half in any of the first three games
this year, has 31 rushes for 157 yards and two scores. He has five rushes of
at least 10 yards, none over 20 yards, so his stats are not inflated by one
or two long runs. Kelly ranks seventh in the ACC in rushing yards per game entering
the Virginia contest.

Kelly is a 215-pound back from Walterboro, SC who came to Clemson highly regarded.
Over his last two years of high school he averaged 7.6 yards per carry. He rushed
for 2100 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior, then had just 1250 yards in 16
scores as a senior. He was injured much of his senior year and played just six
games. The all-around athlete completed eight option passes for 367 yards as
a junior.

Clemson Taking Care of the Ball

Clemson has committed just one turnover all year and that was on a kickoff return.
Thus, the Clemson offense has run 242 plays without a turnover this season.
The only turnover took place on a fumble on a kickoff return against Missouri.

Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler has thrown 55 passes without an interception
this year and is now Clemson's career leader in interception avoidance with
just six interceptions in 273 career pass attempts.

This is a strong comeback from the end of last season in terms of turnovers.
Clemson committed six turnovers on offense against Mississippi State in the
Peach Bowl that ended last season. By and large, however, Clemson has taken
care of the ball under Tommy Bowden. The Tigers have had four games out of 15
under Bowden in which they have not had a turnover. Clemson has had just one
turnover in four others. Clemson has just 24 turnovers in the 15 games Bowden
has been the head coach at Clemson.

Clemson Has 155 Points in Three Games

Clemson is second in the nation in scoring with 155 points after just three
games, a 51.7 average. Clemson opened the season with a 38-0 win over The Citadel,
then defeated Missouri in the second game 62-9. Tommy Bowden's team followed
that with a 55-7 win over Wake Forest. The 155 points is the second best total
in school history for the first three games of the season. In fact, it is the
second best total for any three-game stretch in school history. The 1901 team
scored 157 in the first three games.

Clemson's 62 points scored against Missouri in week two rank as the most by
a Tiger team in any game since the National Championship 1981 season when the
Tigers defeated Wake Forest 82-24, still the highest point total by one team
in any game involving two ACC teams. Clemson's 53-point victory margin against
Missouri was the best by a Tiger team since the season opener of 1990 when Clemson
defeated Long Beach State, 59-0.

The Tigers have now scored at least 50 points in consecutive games, a first
in school history. Clemson has at least 38 points in three straight games, the
first time that has happened since 1983 when Clemson defeated Georgia Tech (41-14),
Virginia (42-21) and Duke (38-31) in consecutive games. Clemson also did it
in 1982 and 1950.

If you are looking ahead, the Clemson record for points scored in any four-game
period is 186, set in 1950. Clemson had consecutive wins in November over Duquesne
(53-20), Boston College (35-14), Furman (57-2) and Auburn (41-0) on the way
to completing an undefeated season under Frank Howard. That is the only time
in school history in which Clemson has scored at least 35 points in four straight
games. 105

Scoring Points Nothing New for Bowden Teams

Scoring a lot of points is not a new experience for Tommy Bowden coached
teams. Between his 22 games at Tulane and his 15 games as Clemson head coach,
he has had 17 games in which his team has score at least 40 points in a game.
Even the 62 points the Tigers scored against Missouri were not the most by a
Bowden coached team. His Tulane team of 1998 defeated Southwest Louisiana, 72-20.
The last game he coached at Tulane, the Green Wave scored 62 in a 62- 30 win
over Louisiana Tech.

Overall, Bowden coached teams have scored in the 70s on one occasion, scored
in the 60s three times, scored in the 50s on five occasions and scored in the
40s eight times. For his 37 games as a Division I head coach his teams have
scored 1350 points, an average of 36.5 points per game.

Clemson on/close to Record Pace in Many Areas It is still very early, but
Clemson has been operating at a record rate in many areas, especially on offense.
Clemson has averaged 51.7 points a game through three games, far ahead of the
38.0 per game put up by Clemson's 1901 team under John Heisman. The 520.7 yards
a game are nearly 100 yards a game ahead of the standing record of 427.8 yards
a game. The same goes for turnover margin and passing effi-ciency. Below are
some areas where Clemson is operating at near or above the record rate:

Category 2000

Record Points/Game 51.7 38.0 (1901)

Touchdowns/Game 6.7 4.8 (1948)

Total Offense/Game 520.7 427.8 (1978)

First downs/Game 25.6 22.75 (1978)

Passing Efficiency 162.3 148.2 (1950)

Scoring Defense 5.3 4.5 (1939)

Turnover Margin +3.0 +2.11 (1940)

Fewest Turnovers 0.33 0.89 (1940)

ACC Leaders on Display

When Clemson meets Virginia on Saturday, many of the ACC leaders on a team and
individual basis will be compet-ing against each other. As far as rushing is
concerned, the top three rushers in the league will be competing. Clemson quarter-back
Woodrow Dantzler leads the league with a 91.7 average, while Virginia's Antwoine
Womack is second at 84.3. Clemson's Travis Zachery is third at 75.3 yards a

In terms of passing efficiency, the teams collectively have the top two passers
in the league. Dantzler leads the conference with a rating of 185.3, while Virginia's
Dan Ellis is second at 170.1. Ellis and Dantzler rank third and fourth in the
league, respectively, in terms of total offense. The two clubs also have three
of the top six scorers. Zachery leads the league at 12.0 points a game, while
Womack and Clemson kicker Aaron Hunt are at 8.0 points an outing.

From a team standpoint, Clemson leads the ACC in rushing with 292.7 yards
a game, while Virginia is second at 165.3. As a team, Virginia leads the ACC
in passing efficiency with a 170.1 rating, while Clemson is third at 162.3.
The teams are also the two best in the league in converting on third down. Clemson
is first with a 55 percent rate, while Virginia is second at 50 percent.

James Making Impact on Defensive Front

Clemson fifth-year senior Freddie James is making a name for himself in his
final year as a Tiger. The native of St. Stephens, SC made his first college
start against Wake Forest and had a lot to do with Clemson holding the Demon
Deacons to just seven points and 159 yards of total offense.

James played a career high 31 plays and made two tackles, and caused a fumble.
In the win over Missouri the previous week, James had a career high five tackles,
all first hits. For the season, James has 11 tackles, nine of which have been
first hits. He ranked 10th on the team in tackles. For his career, he has played
in 25 games and has 42 career tackles.

"Freddie James has been one of the heroes of our defense this year," said
Clemson Defensive Coordinator Reggie Herring. The Tigers are leading the nation
in total defense and scoring defense so far this year. The only chemical engineer-ing
major on the Clemson team, James is a strong team leader who is vice president
of Clemson's LIFELINE organization, a leadership group composed of Clemson football
players. The group is active in terms of team leadership and community service

James is part of an athletic family. His cousin is Lance Legree, starting
defensive lineman at Notre Dame. Both are fifth-year seniors, both wear #90,
and they were born just eight days apart. Legree was born three days before
Christmas in 1977, while James was born five days after Christmas in 1977. Both
players started last week for teams currently ranked in the top 16 in the nation.
Clemson is ranked 11 in both polls and Notre Dame is 16th in AP, 18th in USA
Today. Legree, who has started all three games for the 2-1 Irish, has 17 tackles
for Notre Dame this year.

Carson Has Shown Improvement

Clemson's leading tackler through three games is not All-American linebacker
Keith Adams. Adams, who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine this week, is
having another standout season with 37 tackles and a team best five tackles
for loss. He has averaged a tackle every 3.3 plays so far this year, ahead of
the pace of one every 4.9 plays last year when he led the nation in total tackles.

But, classmate Chad Carson, a second-team Academic All-American last year,
leads the way with 39. Carson and Adams have both played 122 plays. Carson had
a career high 18 tackles in the win over Missouri in the second game of the
year and had 11 against Wake Forest.

Carson and Adams are quite a duo. Both are juniors from Georgia. In fact,
they used to tackle each other in high school games. Carson was a running back
most of his career at Woodward Academy in Georgia. Adams was the top linebacker
at rival Westlake High School in College Park, GA.

Clemson Ranking Highest Since 1991

Clemson has been ranked in the top 20 in both major polls for each of the first
six rankings this year. Clemson's 3-0 start has elevated the Tigers to 11th
in both polls this week. Clemson was 17th in AP and 19th in the USA Today/ESPN
Coach's polls in the preseason. This #11 ranking is the highest Clemson has
been ranked since October 1, 1991 when Clemson was sixth.

That year, Clemson got off to a 3-0 start and ranked sixth in the nation.
But, Georgia ended Clemson's season opening streak in resounding fashion (27-12),
sending Clemson to a #18 ranking on October 8th. That October 1, 1991 #6 ranking
is also the last time Clemson was in the top 10. The last time Clemson was ranked
in the top five was September 12, 1988, when Clemson was ranked third in the
nation. Clemson's highest ranking ever is number-one. That has taken place twice,
November 30, 1981 and January 3, 1982 (the final poll for the 1981 season).

Clemson Outstanding in the Redzone

One of the reasons for Clemson's success this year has been scoring in the redzone.
Clemson has been in the opponent's redzone 18 times already this season and
has scored 13 touchdowns and three field goals. One missed field goal, and the
end of the game when Clemson had a large lead, are the only times Clemson has
failed to convert when starting a series inside the opponent's 20. Clemson is
a perfect 7-7 on scoring touchdowns when it has a first-and-goal situation.

Clemson Leads Nation in Six Categories Clemson leads the nation, or is tied
for the lead nationally in six different statistical categories. The Tigers
are second in two others and ranked in the top six in 12 different areas.

The favorable rankings including national leadership in fewest passing yards
allowed per game (83), and total defense (160.0). Clemson is tied for the national
lead in turnover margin with Toledo (+3.0), fewest turnovers lost (1 with four
other teams), fewest passes had intercepted (0, with nine other teams), and
scoring defense (5.3, with South Carolina). Clemson is second in the nation
in total offense (520.7) to Air Force, who averages 543.5 yards a game, and
is second to Kansas State in scoring average. The Tigers have scored 51.7 points
a game, while K-State is at 52.3.

Individually, Woodrow Dantzler is ranked in the top 50 in the nation in four
different categories. Dantzler is second in passing efficiency, ninth in points
responsible for, 16th in total offense and 38th in rushing. Travis Zachery is
seventh in scoring, 40th in all-purpose running and 28th in points respon-sible
for. Freshman Aaron Hunt is 44th in scoring.

Clemson in the National Statistics Rankings

Passing Yards Allowed 83.0 1st

Total Defense 160.0 1st

Fewest Passes Had Intercepted 0 *1st

Turnover Margin +3.0 *1st

Fewest Turnovers Lost 1 *1st

Scoring Defense 5.3 *1st

Total Offense 520.7 2nd

Scoring Offense 51.7 2nd

Pass Efficiency Defense 70.88 3rd

Turnovers Forced 10 *3rd

Rushing Offense 292.7 6th

Passing Efficiency 162.3 8th

Rushing Defense 77.0 20th

*Indicates tied for position

Clemson vs. Virginia Series

This is the first time since 1992 that Clemson has been ranked heading
into the Virginia game. Conversely, the Cavs had been ranked in seven of the
last nine meetings with Clemson.

Clemson has beaten a top 20 Virginia team four of the last eight seasons,
but will not have a chance to improve on that this week as Virginia is not in
the top 25. Last year Virginia was ranked 19th in USA Today and 23rd in AP when
Clemson gained a 33-14 win.

The Cavs were 5-0 entering the 1992 contest,7-2 entering the 1993 game, and
6-2 in 1996 entering the contest. Clemson won all three of those games. Virgnia
won 9-6 in 1994 in the 1,000th football game in ACC history. In 1995 Virginia
won at Clemson 22-3, the Cavs first victory ever at Death Valley. Clemson outgained
the Cavs 393-303 and outrushed Virginia 180-132, yet still lost the game. Clemson
had four turnovers on offense during a five-possession streak and that stat
told the story. The Clemson victory in 1992 was a landmark triumph, as the Tigers
overcame a 28-0 deficit to win, 29-28. That is still the ACC record (involving
two ACC teams) for the largest deficit overcome to gain victory. That was an
ironic victory, because the comeback was executed by freshman option quarterback
Louis Solomon. Now a high school coach in New Jersey, Solomon gained 116 yards
rushing in 16 attempts in the victory. Rarely will an option quarterback lead
a comeback.

In 1993, Dexter McCleon, making his first appearance at quarterback, rushed
for 127 yards in 12 attempts and scored one touchdown to lead the Tigers to
the 23-14 win. McCleon, now with the World Champion St. Louis Rams as a defensive
back, had 127 yards rushing and 102 passing in that game, second highest rushing
game in Clemson history for a quarter-back at the time.

In 1996, it was the rushing of Kelton Dunnican and Raymond Priester that keyed
the Clemson victory. Dunnican had a career high 123 yards in just 13 attempts,
while Priester had 122 in 20 carries. Five different Clemson players, Anthony
Simmons, Raymond White, Mond Wilson, Antwan Edwards and Andy Ford, had at least
10 tackles to lead the Clemson defense. The group's play was a prime reason
Tiki Barber had just 82 yards in 25 carries, breaking his string of consecutive
100-yard games at nine.

Clemson Holds 33-5-1 Lead in Series

Clemson holds a commanding 33-5-1 lead in the series with Virginia, but Virginia
held the lead in the series 5-4-1 in the decade of the 1990s. The Cavaliers
gained their first victory in the series in1990, by a 20-7 score in Charlottesville.
Clemson had won 29 straight games in the series dating back to 1955. Ironically,
Clemson's first win in the series in 1955 was also by a 20-7 score.

Virginia has been a team that has gotten off to a great start in recent years
and you can see that in the series with Clemson. Virginia was 4-1 in the month
of September against Clemson in the 1990s, but just 1-3-1 in October and November
against Clemson in the 1990s. Overall, Clemson is 24-1-1 against Virginia in
October and November combined, but just 9- 4 in September games against the
Cavs. Clemson has an 18-2-1 record against Virginia in Death Valley over the
years and a 15-3 record at Virginia. The only tie took place in 1991, a 20-20
score at Death Valley. Virginia has won four of the last six, including a 20-18
heart-breaker at Charlottesville in 1998. A controversial pass interference
call against Clemson's Antwan Edwards was a key to Virginia's drive to a winning
field goal with under a minute left.

Welsh a Model of Consistency

The Virginia program has been a model of consistency, recording at least seven
wins for each of the past 13 seasons, something only Michigan, Florida State
and Nebraska can also claim. Last season Virginia continued that streak with
a 7-5 record and another top 20 national ranking. Under George Welsh in 18 previous
seasons, the Cavaliers have won 128 games and gone to 11 bowl games. Five times
Welsh has been named the ACC Coach of the Year.

A surefire College Football Hall of Fame coach shortly after his retirement,
Welsh is the winningest coach in ACC history. He broke Frank Howard's record
with a 13-10 win over Duke in 1997 and now has 81 ACC wins in his tenure at
Virginia. Prior to his arrival, Virginia had a 33-121-1 ACC record. Clemson
has had some success against Welsh, however. The Tigers have 12 victories over
Welsh since he became head coach in 1982, more than any other team. That includes
his career at Virginia and his overall career, which includes nine years at

Last Year vs. Virginia

Brandon Streeter threw for a school record 343 yards and Clemson (1-1, 1-0)
downed #19 Virginia 33-14 at Memorial Stadium in 1999. Linebackers Keith Adams
and Braxton K. Williams also had big games for the Tigers to garner ACC Player-of-the-Week
honors. It was Clemson's first win under Tommy Bowden and the Tigers' first
win over a top-25 team in Death Valley since 1996.

Clemson had 447 yards of total offense, including 407 in the first three quarters,
and had 23 first downs, including a Clemson record-tying 17 by way of the air.
The Tigers scored on six of their first seven possessions of the game as they
built a 33-0 lead in the middle of the third quarter. Clemson also did not punt
until midway through the fourth quarter.

Streeter was the star of the contest, as he was 22-29 for 296 yards in the
first 32 minutes of the game. Streeter, who had seven completions for 20 yards
or more, also rushed for 23 yards, giving him 366 yards of total offense, second-most
in a game by a Tiger at the time. His performance garnered him the National
Player-of-the-Week award by USA Today. Brian Wofford had a career day with eight
catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. Rod Gardner also caught six passes for
66 yards. Virginia (1-1, 1-1) was led by Thomas Jones, who had 23 carries for
97 yards and four receptions for 48 yards. Quar-terback Dan Ellis completed
19 of 33 passes for 233 yards without throwing an interception.

The Tiger defense, which held Virginia star running back Jones to under 100
yards rushing, held the Cavalier rushing attack to just 112 yards while totaling
five sacks, nine tackles-for-loss, and three fumble recoveries. Adams had a
career-high 16 tackles, including four tackles-for-loss and a sack. Williams,
a fellow ACC Player-of-the-Week, had nine tackles and a sack. Although he did
not get credit for a recov-ered fumble when he kept the ball in bounds in the
first quarter, that play was as crucial as any. Chad Carson and Robert Carswell
also had productive days, tallying 14 tackles and 11 tackles, respectively.
Starting cornerbacks Alex Ardley and Dextra Polite combined for five pass breakups
as well. The Tiger secondary allowed just one pass play of 20 yards or more.

Clemson veterans vs. Virginia

*Keith Adams had 16 tackles, including four tackles for loss and a sack against
Virginia in 1999.

*Alex Ardley had eight tackles and two passes broken up in 1998. He had six
tackles and a career high three PBUs in 1999. *Terry Bryant has eight total
tackles in three games against Virginia, two as a starter.

*Jovon Bush had his first career sack against Virginia in 1999.

*Chad Carson had 14 tackles in 67 plays as a starter against Virginia in 1999.

*Robert Carswell had 10 tackles and two passes broken up at Virginia in 1998.
He had 11 tackles, including 10 first hits in the 1999 contest.

*Gary Childress had two tackles for loss, including a safety in the 1998 game
in Charlottesville. He had two tackles in 55 plays as a starter in last year's

*Woodrow Dantzler-Has never played against Virginia.

*Rod Gardner-Had 6-66 receiving against Virginia last year.

*Jason Holloman-Had a caused fumble and three tackles at Virginia in 1998.
He had a sack and six tackles against the Cavs in 1999.

*Terry Jolly has 11 total tackles in 94 total plays in three games against
Virginia. He had five tackles, including a caused fumble in the 1999 game.

*Tony Lazzara booted a pair of field goals and scored nine points against
Virginia in 1999.

*Braxton Williams had 1.5 sacks against Virginia in 1998. He had nine tackles,
including a sack and a save of the ball from going out of bounds in the 1999

*Travis Zachery has been bottled up by the Cavs in his two games. He has 35
career carries for 81 total yards against Virginia in two games.

Points Off Turnovers Impressive

While turnover margin is important, points off turnover might be even more important.
Clemson was about as productive as you can get in terms of converting turnovers
into points in its 62-9 win over Missouri.

Clemson forced six turnovers in the game, most forced by a Tiger team since
1995 when Clemson forced seven in a win over NC State in Raleigh. Clemson scored
34 points off those six Missouri turnovers. When you figure the maximum you
can score (assuming you try to kick the extra points and not go for two) is
42 points, that is good production. Missouri scored just three points off Clemson's
one turnover.

This year, Clemson has a 62-3 advantage when it comes to points off turnovers.
In the 15 games Tommy Bowden has coached at Clemson the margin is 162-47. Clemson
forced six turnovers against Missouri, three fumbles and three intercep-tions.

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