TSL: Crosby Leads Tigers Over Cavs

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<font class=caption>Chad Carson tips the pass. (Jersey number changed)</font>
Chad Carson tips the pass. (Jersey number changed)

Each week TigerNet will be providing a computer simulation of the upcoming 2001 ACC football season. While the focus will be on Clemson we will be able to predict the winner of the ACC title as well. Enjoy!

CLEMSON -- Clemson fans knew Roscoe Crosby was something special. On Saturday, Virginia fans learned it too. Benefiting from the double coverage shown much of the day to sophomore Clemson receiver Kevin Youngblood, Crosby shattered the Clemson (4-0, 2-0) single game receiving mark with 230 yards and scored three touchdowns, turning the 41-27 victory over the Cavs (0-3, 0-1) into a coming out party for the Tiger freshman.

Crosby started Clemson’s scoring in the first quarter by hauling in a 43 yard heave by senior quarterback Woodrow Dantzler, leaping over Virginia junior cornerback Rashad Robinson at the Virginia 30 and then racing into the endzone. In the second quarter, Crosby struck again, this time grabbing a pass over the middle and zig-zagging through the Cav secondary until he broke into the open and found the endzone 64 yards later.

  The offensive line shut down the UVA rush.

A 17-6 lead at halftime by Clemson was quickly pushed to 24-6 in the third quarter by Crosby’s third touchdown of the day, a fade pattern into the corner of the endzone from 5 yards out.

The fourth quarter turned into a shootout between the teams, with both team scoring on each possession. Tiger senior Travis Zachery, sophomore Todd McClinton and sophomore Aaron Hunt contributed points for Clemson as the Tigers racked up 504 total yards on the way to the victory.

Clemson travels to Atlanta next week to take on Georgia Tech in a key ACC matchup.


Virginia	3	3	0	21	- 27
Clemson		10	7	7	17	- 41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Virginia – David Greene 19 yard field goal

10 plays, 72 yards, 4:54 TOP

Clemson – Roscoe Crosby 73 yard reception from Dantzler (Hunt kick)

1 play, 73 yards, 0:13 TOP

Clemson – Aaron Hunt 34 yard field goal

7 plays, 47 yards, 3:33 TOP

2nd Quarter

Clemson – Crosby 64 yard reception from Dantzler (Hunt Kick)

2 plays, 72 yards, :49 TOP

Virginia – Greene 32 yard field goal

12 plays, 56 yards, 5:12 TOP

3rd Quarter

Clemson – Crosby 5 yard reception from Dantzler

7 plays, 85 yards, 3:21 TOP

4th Quarter

Clemson - Travis Zachery 27 yard reception from Dantzler (Hunt Kick)

10 plays, 60 yards, 3:48 TOP

Virginia – Antwoine Womack 11 yard reception from Spinner (Greene Kick)

4 plays, 76 yards, 1:45 TOP

Clemson – Todd McClinton 4 yard reception from Dantzler (Hunt Kick)

6 plays, 70 yards, 3:12 TOP

Virginia – Womack 1 yard run (Greene Kick)

6 plays, 81 yards, 1:49 TOP

Clemson – Hunt 48 yard field goal

6 plays, 7 yards, 2:58 TOP

Virginia – Chris Luzar 9 yard reception from Spinner (Green Kick)

8 plays, 75 yards, 1:23 TOP

Game Statistics
Virginia				       Clemson
27		Score				41
31:20		TOP				2:40
18		First Downs			16
327		Passing Yardage		        371
127		Rushing Yardage	                133
454		Total Offensive Yardage	        504
4		Penalties 			2
25		Penalty Yards		        10
18		Third Downs			11
7		Third Down Conversions	        3
38%		Conversion Percentage	        27%
0		Turnovers			0

Clemson Statistics


W. Dantzler 18-30 371 5TD


T. Zachery 19-86

B. Rambert 4-29

K. Kelly 5-18


R. Crosby 7-230 3TD

K. Youngblood 3-43

T. Zachery 2-35 1TD

C. Jasmin 2-22

M. Woodward 2-10

D. Hamilton 1-27

T. McClinton 1-4 1TD

Defense (Tackles)

C. Carson 15

B. McNeal 6 1SACK

K . Johnson 5

C. Hafley 5

B. Mance 5

E. meekins 4

Braxton K. Williams 4

A. Bodrick 4

R. Feaster 3

Rodney Thomas 2 1SACK

D. Washington 2 1SACK

R. Hemby 2

N. Eason 2

Ronnie Thomas 2

J. Leake 1 1SACK

M. Houskin 1

C. Baham 1

D. Polk 1SACK


W. Kopp 4-143 35.8

Punt Returns

B. Mance 7-83

Kickoff Returns

D. Hamilton 3-70

B. Mance 1-26

B. Rambert 1-4

J. Gardner 1-0

Missed FG: Hunt 50

Virginia Statistics


B. Spinner 22-36 327 2TD


A. Womack 27-120

T. Foreman 1-7


B. McMullen 7-145

A. Womack 4-14 1TD

M. McGrew 3-70

J. Johnson 3-63

T. Foreman 3-16

C. Luzar 2-19 1TD

Defense (Tackles)

A. Crowell 10

J. Evans 7

R. Robinson 6

R. Mann 5

A. Curry 5

C. Williams 4

D. Sanders 3 1SACK

M. Massey 3

J. Duckett

R. Bedesem 2

A. Thomas 2

P. Estes 1

E. Routzahn 1

G. Stanley 1

J. Winborne 1

L. Stamenich 1SACK


M. Abrams 7-322 46.0

Kickoff Returns

A. Womack 6-165

T. Mason 2-35

Punt Returns

J. Johnson 3-21


Maryland 34

Wake Forest 24

Guilian Gary 101 yards, 2TD

FSU 34


Davy Ford

207 All-Purpose yards, 1TD


For each Clemson contest the game is simulated 10 times using Madden 2001 for the PC. We then average the scores and pick the one game
that most accurately reflects the average game.

We worked hard to make the simulations are as accurate as possible, but there are some things that
we can't control. Consider the following:

1) Quarterbacks rarely run in the simulations.

2) Based on the info we have, the rosters and depth charts used in these
simulations are OUR interpretations. While other schools have NO true
freshman playing (mainly because we are not as familier with them as
Clemson), Clemson has some, including Roscoe Crosby.

3) NFL stadiums and rules will be used.

4) Players do fatigue, but are seldom replaced. What we try to do with
teams like Wofford is use Zachery for one half, and then use Kelly and
Rambert for a quarter each. However, in a game against, say, FSU,
Zachery might end up with 30+ carries.

5) Teams will use NFL playbooks. We've tried to find NFL playbooks that
most closely mirror college playbooks.

6) Obviously weather can't be predicted. Every game will be played in
fair weather.

7) Injuries can't be predicted. They DO occur in the simulations, and
we keep track of them. If Matt Bailey breaks his arm against FSU in
the simulation we chose to use, he will not appear for the rest of the

8) Simulations are meant for entertainment only!!

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