Sunday Clemson Football Notes

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Clemson Offense Improved Since No-Huddle Invoked

Since Clemson went to the no-huddle offense against Middle
Tennessee in the third game of the year, the Tigers have averaged
431.0 yards per game in total offense, best in the ACC. Clemson
averaged just 312 yards per game over the first two games of the
season before making the change.

The Tigers added to that figure with a 528-yard performance against
North Carolina last Saturday, Clemson's high total offense game of
the season. Clemson had 219 rushing yards and 309 passing yards for
its 528 total. Clemson has had at least 430 yards in four of its
last six games.

Clemson first used the no-huddle under Tommy Bowden in 1999, his
first year at Clemson. The Tigers averaged 402.6 yards per game
that year and have exceeded the 400 yard mark for the course of the
season three of his first four years at Clemson. The Tigers are at
401 per game so far this year, third best in the ACC for the entire
season. Clemson averaged at least 400 yards per game just twice in
its history prior to Bowden's arrival at Clemson. He is now on pace
to accomplish the feat for the fourth time in five years.

ACC total Offense Leaders last Six Games

(Since Clemson Went to No-Huddle Offense)

School	        Yards	Yards/Game
Clemson 	2586	431.0
Virginia	2465	410.8
NC State	2456	409.3
Florida State	2412	402.0
North Carolina	2337	389.5
Duke	        2156	359.3
Maryland	2122	353.7
Georgia Tech	1905	317.5
Wake Forest	1897	316.2
Note:  Games vs. Division I-A opponents only.

Clemson's top Total Offense Seasons

(Yards/Game Basis)

Rk	Season	GP	Yards	Y/Game	Head Coach
1.	2000	12	5242	436.8	Tommy Bowden
2.	2001	12	5184	432.0	Tommy Bowden
3.	1978	12	5134	427.8	Charley Pell
4.	1991	12	4836	403.0	Ken Hatfield
5.	1999	12	4831	402.6	Tommy Bowden
6.	2003	8	3210	401.2	Tommy Bowden
7.	1981	12	4698	391.5	Danny Ford
8.	1950	10	3881	388.1	Frank Howard

Defensive leaders vs. North Carolina

Tackles: John Leake 13, Leroy Hill 11, Travis Pugh 11, Lionel
Richardson 7, Jamaal Fudge 7, Justin Miller 6, Khaleed Vaughn 6,

NCAA Stats

Clemson leads the nation in kickoff return average at
30.4 yards per return. Derrick Hamilton does not rank nationally
because he does not have enough returns to qualify. has 8, needs 10
at this point. He has a 38.4 average on his eight returns so far
this year.

Injury Status

There were no new injuries to report from the game. Williamson, Sampson and Kelly all did
not play against North Carolina and would be questionable for Wake
Forest at this point.

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