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Clemson vs. Florida State

October 12, 1998

Opponent: Florida State Date: October 17, 1998Site: Doak Campbell Stadium (80,000)Kickoff: 6:00 PM TV: ESPN-2 (Darrin Horton, Mike Golic)

Series Notes

Record:           Florida State leads  9-2-0First Meeting:    Florida State 38, Clemson 13, 1970Last Meeting:     Florida State 35, Clemson 28, 1997Last Clemson Win: 34-23 at FSU in 1989Games at FSU:     Florida State leads 4-2Winning Streak:   Florida State has won 6 in a row                Clemson in 1998:        2-4 overall, 1-3 in ACCFlorida State in 1998:  5-1 overall, 2-1 in ACCFSU Rankings:           6th in AP, 7th USA Today/ESPN

Florida Florida State Coach: Bobby Bowden (Samford ’53) at Florida State: 213-52-4 at Florida State (24th year) Overall: 286-84-4 overall (34th year) vs. Clemson: 7-2-0 vs. Clemson (4-1 at FSU) SID: Rob Wilson Office: (850) 644-1403 Fax: (850) 644-3820

Clemson Clemson Coach: Tommy West (Tennessee ’76) 30-24 at Clemson and in Division I, 5th full season 34-31 overall, 5th year 0-4 vs. Florida State SID: Tim Bourret (864) 656-1926 FAX: (864) 656-0299


Members of the media can access press releases, notes, statistics, rosters and schedules from Clemson as well as the rest of the ACC and the conference office by using the FaxBack system. Call the Faxback number (919) 854-5859 from the handset of your fax machine and select the desired documents by their code number and they will be faxed to you instantly. The Codes for Clemson Football Information are:

Clemson Football Release (8 pages, includes notes, stats and depth chart): 11050

Clemson Notes (just the notes, 4 pages) 11051

Clemson Stats (usually just 2 pages) 11052

Clemson Boxscore (individual, team stats and score summary from previous game) 11053

Clemson Schedule and Rosters 11054

ACC Satellite Feed

Each Wednesday the ACC provides a one-hour highlight and interview package on the upcoming games in ACC football. The feed is from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM on Telstar 5, transponder 6 (C-band). The downlink frequency is 3820 MHZ and the audio is 6.2/6.8

Clemson in NCAA Stats

Antwan Edwards is 8th in nation in kickoff returns, 31.89 KevinLaird is 20th in punting, 43.25 Clemson team is 5th in kickoffreturn average, 26.3 Clemson team is 17th in rushing defense, 103.8Clemson team is 21st in total defense, 290.3

1998 Clemson Schedule/Results

    Date          Opponent       Site                 Time       TV    Sept.    5    Furman         Clemson, SC          W 33-0    Sept.    12   Virginia Tech  Clemson, SC          L, 0-37        Sept.    19   Virginia       Charlottesville, VA  L, 18-20    ABC    Sept.    26   Wake Forest    Clemson, SC          L, 19-29    ABC    Oct.     3    North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC      L, 14-21    ABC    Oct.     10   Maryland       Clemson, SC          W, 23-0     JP    Oct.     17   Florida State  Tallahassee, FL      6:00 PM     ESPN2    Oct.     24   Duke           Durham, NC           1:30 PM     None    Oct.     31   NC State       Clemson, SC          TBA         TBA    Nov.     12   Georgia Tech   Clemson, SC          8:00 PM     ESPN    Nov.     21   South Carolina Clemson, SC          TBA         TBA

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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. Florida State

Rahim Abdullah had three tackles, including half a sack in 16plays at Florida State in 1996. He had six tackles, including atackle for loss in last year’s game. Javis Austin had 2-3 rushingin eight plays against Florida State in 1997. Howard Bartley hadfour tackles, including a 10-yard tackle for loss at FSU in 1996.He had a season high seven tackles against the Seminoles last year.Adrian Dingle had six tackles, including a sack, at FSU in 1996. Heplayed just two snaps due to injury in the 1997 game. AntwanEdwards has had 10 tackles in three games vs. FSU in his career,including a season high six in 26 snaps as a freshman in 1995. Hehad an interception in the 1996 contest and two tackles and a25-yard kickoff return in 1997. DoMarco Fox had four tackles instarting assignment in 1997 vs. Florida State. Chris Jones hasplayed just 17 plays against Florida State in his career, includingjust one play each of the last two years. He had four special teamstackles, including a caused fumble in the 1996 game. Kevin Lairdhad10 punts for a 36.8 average at Florida State in 1996. He hadseven punts for a career high 47.6 average in 1997. Holland Postellhas started each of the last two games on the offensive lineagainst Florida State Mal Lawyer had three rec. for 40 yards in1997 game. Brandon Streeter started at quarterback against FloridaState in 1997 and was 6-12 for 72 passing and had 2-24 rushing,including a 32-yard touchdown run. He played 26 snaps beforesuffering a shoulder injury. Terry Witherspoon started againstFlorida State in 1997 and had 3-8 rushing in 35 snaps. BrianWofford has 5-47 receiving in two games vs. Florida State,including 2-42 last year.