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Clemson Pregame Fact Sheet

Sept. 1, 2000

Game: Clemson vs. The CitadelDate: September 2, 2000Kickoff: 6:00 PMSpecial Day: IPTAY DaySeries Record: Clemson Leads 28-5-1

Series Note: Clemson has won 13 in a row over The Citadel. Citadel’s last win in the series was in 1931, 6-0 in Florence, SC. The last meeting was a 24-0 Clemson win at Clemson in 1986.

Tickets: Reserved seats for $25 apiece. A special $6 ticket will be available for students high school age and under at Gate 11 on the day of the game beginning at 4:00 PM. The gates to Memorial Stadium open at 4:00 PM.

Highlight Feed: Clemson will provide a video highlight feed of the Clemson vs. The Citadel game on Saturday evening. The feed will run from 10:30 Pm to 10:45 PM and will be available on Galaxy 11, transponder 8. The downlink frequency is 3860 MH2V. The number to call if you are having trouble receiving the transmission is (864) 656-1081.

Expected Attendance: 74,000

Clemson Injuries: Akil Smith, OT, out, recovering from blood clot in lungs Robert Carswell, FS, probable, thumb injury Derrick Hamilton, WR, doubtful, hamstring Brian Carr, QB, out, torn ACL Justin Watts, WR, probable, knee Kyle Young, C, probable, stress fracture, foot

Other Notes:

Aaron Hunt is expected to start at placekicker for the Tigers. He is a first-year freshman. He would be the first first-year freshman to start the season opener for the Tigers since 1995 when Anthony Simmons was the starter against Western Carolina. The last first-year freshman to start any game for Clemson was Rodney Feaster, who started at linebacker as a first-year freshman against South Carolina last year. Robert Carswell, a senior on the Clemson team is the last first-year freshman to be considered a starter over the course of the season. He started six games at safety in 1997.

Will Merritt and Jermyn Chester are listed as co-starters at offensive guard and are expected to see similar playing time.