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Football Faces Wake Forest

Sept. 21, 1998

Opponent: Wake Forest Date: September 26, 1998 Site: Clemson Memorial Stadium Kickoff: 12:09 PM Television: ABC (Tim Brant, Terry Gannon) Series Notes: Record: Clemson leads 49-13-1 Last Meeting: Clemson 33, Wake Forest 16 in 1997 Last Wake Forest Win: Wake Forest 20, Clemson 16 in 1993 Games at Death Valley: Clemson leads 24-6 Games at Clemson Clemson leads 28-6 Winning Streak: Clemson won first 4 in a row and 19 of last 21 Clemson in 1998: 1-2 overall, 0-1 in ACC Wake Forest in 1998: 1-1 overall, 0-0 in ACC

Wake Forest Coach: Jim Caldwell (Iowa ’77) at Wake Forest : 15-45 (6th year) Overall: same vs. Clemson: 1-4 (1-2 at Memorial Stadium)

Clemson Coach: Tommy West (Tennessee ’76) 29-22 at Clemson and in Division I, 5th full season 33-29 overall, 5th year 4-0 vs. Wake Forest (2-0 at Death Valley)

Clemson Personnel Update *O.J. Childress (LB)–Suffered pulled hamstring vs. Virginia Tech and missed the Virginia game. Questionable for Wake Forest. *Adrian Dingle (DE)–Suffered a hyper-extended knee against Virginia Tech and he played just 31 snaps. Played 60 snaps against Virginia and had five tackles. Had MRI on Sunday and is probable for Wake Forest.

Tommy West Press Conference

Head Coach Tommy West will hold his weekly press conference every Tuesday at the McFadden Building Auditorium on the Clemson University campus. Coach West will be available at 11:00 AM. The press conference is available over a teleconference system. Call Tim Bourret to be involved in this press conference.

Clemson players will be available at 12:30 PM for interviews. The players are not on the teleconference system. Call Tim Bourret to set up telephone interviews with Clemson players.

Veterans vs. Virginia

*Rahim Abdullah had six tackles and two tackles for loss for 16 yards against Wake Forest in 1996. Had eight tackles in 53 plays as a starter in 1997.

*Michael Allen had four tackles and a career high three passes broken up at Wake Forest in 1997.

*Terry Bryant had five tackles, his season high, against Wake Forest in 1997.

*Robert Carswell had 11 tackles and two passes broken up in 65 plays as a starter against Wake Forest in 1997.

*Adrian Dingle had six tackles, including three tackles for loss against Wake Forest in 1996. He had five tackles in 42 snaps as a starter in 1997.

*Antwan Edwards has started the last two games against Wake Forest. In 1996 he had a season high tying 11 tackles in 50 plays. Last year he had four tackles and three kickoff returns for 62 yards.

*DoMarco Fox had seven tackles in 45 plays as a starter in 1997.

*Chris Jones had two tackles, including a sack, in the 1997 game against Wake Forest.

*Kevin Laird had two punts for a 45.5 average against Wake Forest in 1997. He had five punts for a 34.4 average in 1996.

*Damonte McKenzie had a season high five tackles, including an eight-yard sack in 31 plays at Wake Forest last year.

*Harold Means had thre tackles, including a sack in 14 snaps in 1997.

*Holland Postell has started each of the last two games on the offensive line against Wake Forest.

*David Richardson had four field goals and a PAT in the win over Wake Forest in 1997. The field goals included a 52-yarder, the longest of his career.

*Terry Witherspoon had a career high 76 yards in 11 carries at Wake Forest in 1997.

*Brian Wofford had 3-36 receiving and 1-25 on kickoff returns in 1997.

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