Oct. 13, 2000
Game: Clemson (6-0, 4-0, 4th USA Today, 5th AP) vs. Maryland (2-3, 0-2)Date: October 14, 2000Kickoff: 6:06 PMSpecial Day: Homecoming, Parents’ DayExpected Attendance: 85,000Ticket Availability: Sold Out
Quote from Van Hilderbrand, Clemson Ticket Manager “We are expecting 85,000 fans for the Maryland game. I ask all fans to arrive in the Clemson area early on Saturday because it will be the largest volume of traffic we have had this year.”
Series Record: Clemson Leads 26-20-2at Clemson: Clemson leads 14-10Last Year: Clemson 42, Maryland 30Last Maryland Win: Maryland 53, Clemson 23 in 1992Last Maryland Win at Clemson: Maryland 34, Clemson 31 in 1985Series Streak: Clemson has won 7 in a row overall, 7 in a row at Death ValleyLive TV: ESPN-2 (Dave Barnett, Bill Curry, Mike Golic, Michele Tafoya)Delay TV: College Sports Southeast (Doug Bell, Hootie Ingram)
Series Note: Maryland has not scored a touchdown in Death Valley since 1991 and scored just two since 1988…Clemson quarterback Woody Dantzler had a school record 435 yards of total offense in the win over Maryland last year.
Bowl Attendance: The Orange Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl
Clemson Injuries: Jermyn Chester, OG, probable, surgery for knee cartilage injury. Terry Bryant, starting defensive end, doubtful, pulled calf muscle.
Other Notes: Bryant McNeal will make his first career start in place of Terry Bryant…John McDermott will be back in the starting lineup, replacing Gary Byrd at an offensive tackle…Clemson quarterback Woody Dantzler can tie a Clemson record for consecutive 100-yard rushing games with another 100-yard rushing game… Rod Gardner needs just three catches to move from fifth to third place in Clemson history…he will jump over Brian Wofford and Jerry Butler when he hits the three-catch mark on Saturday…Gardner needs 135 receiving yards to reach 2000 for his career…running back Travis Zachery needs just one touchdown to break the Clemson record…he and Lester Brown both have 32…Zachery also needs just 34 yards rushing to reach the 2000 mark for his career….Clemson will attempt to go 7-0 to start a season for the first time since 1981.
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