Game Notes: Streeter does not rule out return for possible bowl game

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ATLANTA, GA-- Brandon Streeter’s second tough injury of the season occurred late in the first quarter when he was drilled after a pass attempt. Streeter was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta where his hip was reset. He was released late Saturday afternoon was to stay in an Atlanta hotel overnight with his mother. Incredibly, Streeter hasn’t ruled out playing if the Tigers make it to a bowl.

- Clemson wide receiver Brian Wofford also went down to injury when a Yellow Jacket helmet struck his knee on a kickoff return. “Their guys were diving at my knees all day. On that particular kick-off he caught me pretty good with his helmet. It’s sprained right now and we’re going to check it out when we get back. I anticipate playing next week,” Wofford said.

- A Clemson victory would have finished off the greatest turnaround in ACC history. The Tigers would have jumped from an eight-place finish last year to second this season had they rallied against the Yellow Jackets.

- Keith Adams broke the Atlantic Coast Conference record for tackles for loss in a season when he sacked Joe Hamilton in the third quarter. It was his 28th stop behind the line of scrimmage this year, surpassing William Perry’s previous record of 27 set in 1984. Adams went on to add another in the fourth quarter, bringing his record total to 29 with one game remaining.

- Heading into Saturday’s game, Clemson had an 8-1 record since 1988 in games where a win would insure a bowl appearance. The loss to Georgia Tech killed the Tiger’s chances for a Gator Bowl trip, although they can still qualify for the Peach Bowl with a win over South Carolina.

-Rod Gardner needs four catches against South Carolina to break the Clemson single season reception record held by Tony Horne. Gardner was held to only two receptions against the Yellow Jackets, his lowest output of the season.

-The Clemson offense broke the school record for passing yards in a season in the second quarter on Woodrow Dantzler’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Pat Cyrgalis. The previous mark was set in 1997 when Nealon Greene and Tony Horne led the Tigers to 2299-yards through the air.

-Hamilton jumped ahead of NC State’s Jamie Barnette for the lead in ACC career touchdown passes when he hit Ed Wilder in the fourth quarter for a three yard score. It was Hamilton’s fifth touchdown pass of the day and the 60th of his career, one more than Barnette.

- The 87 points scored between the two teams are the most in the Clemson-Georgia Tech rivalry. The previous high was set in 1903 when the Tigers shut out the Yellow Jackets 73-0.

- Pay Cyrgalis led the Tigers with four receptions, the most for a Clemson tight end since Stacey Fields caught four against Furman in 1989. Cyrgalis’ touchdown catch in the second quarter was only the second for Clemson tight ends in the ‘90s.

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