Game Notes: Dantzler Sets Numerous Records


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Dantzler went untouched on this eight yard TD run.

HEISMAN WATCH

Clemson quarterback Woody Dantzler accounted for 517 total yards and six touchdowns in Saturday's 45-37 win at N.C. State, both new team records.

Dantzler held the old total yardage record of 435, set in 1999 at Maryland. The previous record of accounting for five touchdowns in one game was set by Bobby Gage in a 1947 game against Auburn.

The yardage total is the eighth highest in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Dantzler finished with 333 yards passing (23-of-27, 4 TD, 0 int.), while rushing for 184 yards and two scores on 23 carries.


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Other team/league records set Saturday by Dantzler include:

- First quarterback in ACC history to have over 2,000 yards rushing and 4,000 passing in his career;

- Pass efficiency for a single game, minimum 20 attempts (237.58);

- Career total offense record of 6,874 yards, surpassing Nealon Greene's 6,786 set 1994-97;

- Career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (23);

- Tied single-game record for touchdown passes in a game (4);

- Set new team record for completion percentage, minimum 20 attempts (85.1), surpassing Greene's 78.8 set in 1997;

- Most career yards of total offense against one opponent (1,127 vs. N.S. State - 837 passing and 290 rushing).

On a personal note, the 79-yard pass to Airese Currie was the longest of his career.

MORE FIRSTS

The touchdown catches by Ben Hall, Derrick Hamilton and Chad Jasmin were the first of their respective careers. Sophomore walk-on wide receiver Marvis Jenkins also collected his first career reception.

One dubious honor racked up by the Tigers was a team record 20 penalties, a number which tied the ACC mark, and a team-record 181 penalty yards.

BANGED UP

Offensive tackle Derrick Brantley (knee) and running back Bernard Rambert (ankle) both left the game with sprains.

Neither was anticipated to be serious.

For N.C. State, star linebacker Levar Fisher left the game in the third quarter with strained knee and did not return.

PURPLE REIGN?

The much-rumored purple finally made its way into Clemson's uniform, but it was purple pants, not jerseys.

The Tigers' fashion scheme included the usual orange helmets and white jerseys with orange numbers. The pants were solid purple with an orange and white stripe down the side.

"I hate looking like other schools," Bowden said. "I wanted to work the purple back into our uniforms and eliminate the blue. The purple makes us look unique and different from everyone else. I think Woody likes purple."

ONE-SIDED MVP

The Textile Bowl MVP was Cotchery with his three touchdown receptions. The trophy is given by the North Carolina Textile Mill Association each year to an N.C. State player.

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