Clemson (5-4) vs. South Carolina (7-3) Pregame Notes

Clemson (5-4) vs. South Carolina (7-3) Pregame Notes

Nov. 16, 2001

Date: November 17, 2001Kickoff: 12:37 PMSite: Williams Brice StadiumExpected Attendance: 80,250Ticket Availability: Sold OutLive TV: Jefferson Pilot (Bill Rosinski, Jim Szoke, Warren Peper)Series Record: Clemson leads 59-35-4Last Meeting: Clemson 16, South Carolina 14 in 2000Last Meeting at Columbia: Clemson 31, South Carolina 21 in 1999USC Rankings: 22 in both polls

Clemson Injury Summary *Kevin Youngblood (WR)-broken leg, out *Marcus Houskin(FS)-broken neck, out *Altroy Bodrick (LB)-torn ACL, out *Tony Elliott (WR)-broken wrist, probable *Jackie Robinson (WR)-pulled hamstring, probable

Other Notes Clemson seeks its fifth straight win in the series, something Clemson has not done since the 1934-40 era when the Tigers won a record seven straight…Clemson has won six straight games in the series played in Columbia…South Carolina’s last win in Columbia came in 1987 by a 20-7 score…Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler will attempt to become just the third quarterback in Clemson history to start three victories over South Carolina…Dantzler is 2-0 as a starter against South Carolina and hopes to join Steve Fuller and Homer Jordan, who were both 3-0 as starters against South Carolina…Kyle Young and Travis Zachery will attempt to become the fourth and fifth Clemson players since 1940 to start four victories over South Carolina…Robert Carswell, a senior in 2000, Levon Kirkland, a senior in 1991 and Ed McDaniel, also a senior in 1991, are the only other Tigers to start in four straight wins over the Gamecocks.

Records, Landmarks in Range *Dantzler needs: * 161 yards of total offense at South Carolina to reach 8000 for his career. *24 yards rushing to move into the top 15 in NCAA history in quarterback rushing yards. *122 yards rushing to become just the third quarterback in NCAA history to pass for 5000 yards and rushing for 2500 in a career. *Needs 233 yards rushing and 87 passing to become the first quarterback in NCAA history to pass for 2000 and rushing for 1000 in the same season. *Needs 220 yards of total offense to break his own Clemson single season record. *Needs 348 yards passing to break Nealon Greene’s career passing yardage mark.

Travis Zachery needs: *76 yards rushing and 34 yards receiving to become the fourth running back in ACC history to reach 3000 yards rushing and 1000 yards receiving in a career. *Needs four receptions to reach 100 for his Clemson career.

Clemson Team *A victory would make this Clemson team just the second in school history to defeat two top 25 teams on the road in the same season. *A victory would make Clemson bowl eligible for the third straight year under Coach Tommy Bowden. No Clemson coach in history has taken his first three Tiger teams to a bowl game.