Nov. 14, 1999
Clemson vs. South Carolina Facts
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Streeter National Player of the Week by USA Today Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter was named National Player of the Week by USA Today for his 24-32 passing performance against Virginia on Sept. 11. He completed those passes for 343 yards and two scores. The passing yardage total was an all-time Clemson record. He also rushed for 23 yards, giving him 366 yards of total offense, third highest total in Clemson history.
Streeter was the first Clemson offensive player to be named national player of the week by any service since 1966 when Jimmy Addison was named National Back of the Week by Associated Press for his 12-19-283 passing performance in Clemson’s 40-35 win over Virginia. The only other Clemson offensive player to win a national back of the week honor was earned by Harvey White for his performance at Vanderbilt in 1958. The last Clemson player to earn a national player of the week honor was Brian Dawkins for his three interception performance in a win over Duke in 1995.
Four times a Clemson defensive player has been named national defensive player of the week, all by Sports Illustrated.
Clemson National Player of the Week Honors
Streeter Breaks His Own Record Clemson graduate student Brandon Streeter broke his own school passing yardage record against Virginia when he threw for 343 yards. He now owns four of Clemson’s top eight passing yardage games in history, three of the four 300-yard passing games in school annals. Streeter has accomplished three of the top six passing yardage games in Clemson history within his last nine games.
Streeter had 366 yards of total offense against Virginia, the third highest single game figure in Clemson history, the highest in 52 years. The Virginia performance was the third 300-yard total offense game of Streeter’s career. He now has three of the 14 300-yard total offense games in Clemson history.
Finally, Streeter had at least 23 completions in each of the first three games this year, including a record tying 27 at Virginia Tech. He now has four of the top eight single game completion totals in school history, including three this year. He is the first player in Clemson history to have three consecutive games of at least 20 completions.
Streeter might have had his top performance in his last home game as a Tiger. Against Duke on November 6, the graduate student completed 22-30 passes for 279 yards and two scores. That was the finest “senior game” for a Clemson quarterback in history in terms of passing yardage and completions. Earlier, against Wake Forest he came off the bench just four weeks removed from a broken collarbone to lead the Tigers to 10 fourth-quarter points and a 12-3 victory at Wake Forest.
Streeter led the Tigers to scores on his last two drives at Wake Forest (not counting kneel down at end of game) then led the Tigers to five scores on the first five possessions against Duke. Streeter’s 73.3 percent completion mark was the second best in Clemson history given 30 attempts in a game.
Unfortunately, the injury bug struck Streeter again at Georgia Tech. He suffered a dislocated hip in the first quarter and will not be available at South Carolina. He could return for a bowl game, although it will take a much rehabilitation.
Individual Clemson Single Game Passing Yds Bests
Clemson Individual Single Game Completion Bests
Streeter Moving Up Career Lists Clemson quarterback Brandon Streeter completed a Clemson record 67.7 percent of his passes this year. His percentage this year has moved him to number-one in Clemson history on a career basis, also. He has now completed 270 of 469 for his career and the .576 mark is ahead of Nealon Greene’s previous mark of .569. Streeter is also fifth in Clemson history in completions (270), 6th in attempts (469), eighth in yards (3203) and 7th in touchdown passes (17).
Clemson Career Completion Percentage Leaders(Minimum of 150 attempts)
Clemson Completions Leaders
Records Held by Brandon Streeter
* Most Completions in a single game: 27 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 and vs. N.C. State, 1998
* Most Completions in 3-game Series: 74, vs. Marshall, Virginia and Virginia Tech, 1999
* Completions/Game in season: 15.9 in 1999
* Pass Attempts/Game in season: 25.6 in 1998
* Highest Completion Percentage in season: .677 in 1999
* Highest Completion Percentage in a Career: .576, 1996-99
* Single Game Passing yardage: 343 vs. Virginia, 1999
* 300-yard Passing Games in Career: 3, 1996-99
* 300-yard passing games in season: 2 in 1998
Records Held by Woodrow Dantzler
* Most Total Offense Yards in game: 435 vs. Maryland, 1999
* Most Yards Rushing by a Quarterback, single game: 183 vs. Maryland, 1999
* Highest Average Total Offense/Game, season: 226, in 1999
Dantzler on Record Total Offense Pace Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler is on a record pace in terms of total offense this year. He has averaged 226.7 yards per game in terms of total offense so far this season and that is ahead of the 213 yards per game by Nealon Greene in 1997.
Dantzler began the year as the backup quarterback and did not even play against Virginia and Virginia Tech. He came off the bench for an injured Brandon Streeter and recorded 213 yards of total offense in just three quarters, leading Clemson to a 31-20 victory against North Carolina.
The sophomore from Orangeburg, SC was Clemson’s starting quarterback for four straight weeks in October and gained 1162 yards of total offense out of Clemson’s team total of 1569. That was 74 percent of Clemson’s offense from Dantzler and he averaged 290.5 yards per game in that area as a starter. Even though Streeter played the fourth quarter at Wake Forest, Dantzler still had 252 yards of total offense in the first three periods.
The production continued at Georgia Tech when he again came off the bench for Streeter and gained 305 yards of total offense, 120 rushing and 185 passing. He completed 13-24 passes for the 185 yards and threw for two touchdowns. He also rushed for one and was Clemson’s leading rusher in the contest. It was his second 100-yard rushing game of the season.
Dantzler has been effective as a runner and passer. For the season he has 563 yards rushing, most by a Clemson quarterback in a season since Steve Fuller gained a record 649 rushing from the quarterback position in 1978. Billy Hair gained 698 as a single wing tailback in 1951, and that is the record for Tiger football players who have threw for over 1000 yards in a season. This is just the sixth time in Clemson history (not including Hair) that a Clemson quarterback has rushed for at least 500 yards in a season. Fullre did it twice. Dantlzer rushed for 183 yards on the ground against Maryland, an all-time Clemson record for a quarterback.
Both Quarterbacks Productive in 1999 Brandon Streeter and Woodrow Dantzler have been effective in the quarterback role this year, in fact their stats are very similar. Streeter has a 67.7 percent completion percentage to 57.4 percent by Dantzler, but Dantler averages 70.4 yards rushing a game to just 7 yards per game by Streeter.
Other than that, as you can see by the chart below, there isn’t much of a difference. As a duo, they average 21.3 completions per game, have averaged 241.7 passing yards, completed 61 percent of their passes and averaged 301 yards of total offense per game between them. That is the most production out of the Clemson quarterback position in school history. They have 3010 yards of total offense between them this season. Streeter has played 18 quarters so far this year and Dantzler has played 22. It will be Dantzler’s show all by himself on Saturday at South Carolina, as Streeter will be out with a dislocated hip suffered in the Georgia Tech game.
It is interesting to note that Dantzler’s total offense per game is best in Clemson history and Streeter’s is seventh best in history for a single season.
Dantzler Dazzling against Maryland Woodrow Dantzler had the game of his life, and the game of any Clemson quarterbacks life at Maryland on October 16. The sophomore from Orangeburg, SC gained 435 yards of total offense in that game, breaking one of the oldest records in the Clemson media guide. The previous single game total offense best was 374 yards by Bobby Gage against Auburn in 1947. That was a 52-year-old mark.
Dantzler completed 16 of 23 passes for 252 yards and no interceptions or touchdowns. What was even more impressive was his running ability. Dantzler gained 183 yards rushing in 22 attempts, shattering Louis Solomon’s Clemson record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback. Solomon had 159 against Wake Forest in 1994 for the previous record.
Dantzler gained 213 yards of total offense, 131 passing and 82 on the ground against North Carolina in a relief effort when Brandon Streeter broke his collarbone. In three quarters he took the Tigers to 31 points against the Tar Heels. His performance included a 49-yard scoring pass to Rod Gardner and a 56-yard touchdown run. His total offense was the highest total by a Clemson player in relief since Dexter McCleon gained 229 as a reserve quarterback against Virginia in 1993.
Dantzler of course trumped that relief performance at Georgia Tech when he gained 305 yards of total offense, most ever by a Clemson quarterback off the bench. He led the Tigers to 42 points in the three-point loss.
A look to the single game total offense record gives credibility to this offense. Two different Clemson quarterbacks have recorded two of the top three total offense games in Clemson history this year. Brandon Streeter had 366 yards of total offense against Virginia this year, then the second highest in Clemson history.
Clemson Individual Total Offense Games
Clemson Single Season Total Offense/Game Figures
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Clemson Personnel Update
* Darrel Crutchfield (DB)–Suffered torn ACL against Florida State and is lost for the season.
* Brandon Streeter (QB)–Lost for the rest of the regular season due to a dislocated hip suffered in first quarter at Georgia Tech on Nov. 13. Could return for a bowl is Clemson qualifies.
* Brian Wofford (WR)–Fourth leading receiver in Clemson history suffered sprained knee on opening kickoff of second half at Georgia Tech. Questionable for South Carolina.
Clemson Veterans vs. South Carolina
* Keith Adams–Had seven tackles in 38 plays as a reserve in 1998 game at Clemson.
* Alex Ardley–Had 6 tackles and a PBU in 1998 game.
* Javis Austin–Had career high 90 yards in 19 carries as starter in 1997 game at South Carolina. Had 9-50 and scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving in 1998.
* Robert Carswell-Collected 1 tackles, in 68 plays as a starter in 1998. Was injured on fifth place of 1997 game and had just one tackle.
* DoMarco Fox-Had 2 tackles in 21 snaps as a starter in 1998. Had six tackles and pass broken up in 58 plays as starter in 97.
* Rod Gardner –Had 3-26 receiving in 1998 victory.
* Charles Hafley–Had top game of his career vs. South Carolina last year, he had eight tackles, an interception and touchdown saving tackle, all in first half. Named ACC Rookie of the Week.
* Mal Lawyer–Had 4-49 in 1998 at Clemson and 1-15 and a touchdown at Columbia in 1997.
* Chad Speck–Turned 1997 game in Columbia around with a fumble recover late in the second period. Played 55 snaps in that game, his career high.
* Brian Wofford–Had 2-16 receiving in 1998, 2-28 receiving and a 21-yard touchdown in 1997 and 3-35 and a 22-yard score in 1996. So has 7-79 and two scores in career vs. S. Carolina.
* Travis Zachery–Had 17-53 rushing and 3-32 with a 26-yard scoring reception from Brandon Streeter in 1998. Also had 20 yards on punt returns so had 105 all-purpose yards.
Clemson in the NCAA Rankings
Individual * Rod Gardner, Receptions/game, 16th, 6.7 * Rod Gardner, Reception yards/game, 28th, 87.1 * Brian Wofford, Receptions/game, 45th, 5.2 * Robert Carswell, Interceptions/game, 8th, 0.6 * Alex Ardley, interceptions/game, 16th, 0.5 * Dextra Polite, interceptions/game, 40th, 0.44 * Travis Zachery, scoring, 10th, 9.33 * Woodrow Dantzler, passing efficiency, 42nd, 128.6 * Woodrow Dantzler, total offense, 31st, 226.9Team * Pass efficiency defense, 20th, 107.1 rating points * Turnover margin, 3rd, +1.1 * Total interceptions, 3rd, 19
Three of top 8 Receivers in Clemson History on 1999 Team Clemson senior wide receivers Brian Wofford and Mal Lawyer and junior receiver Rod Gardner are now all in the top 8 in Clemson history in total receptions. With 67 catches already this year, Gardner has jumped all the way from nowhere to 7th and now has 95. He also has 1235 career receiving yards and is now already 12th in Clemson history in that category with still over a year to play. He needs just four catches at South Carolina to break Tony Horne’s single season record of 70 set in 1997. He needs just 45 yards to break Perry Tuttle’s record for reception yardage in a season, a record that has stayed in the books since 1980.
Wofford moved into the top four at Wake Forest with a career high tying nine catches for 109 yards. He now has 130 career catches, and needs just 10 more to move ahead of Clemson Ring of Honor inductee Jerry Butler. Only, Jerry Butler, Perry Tuttle and Terry Smith have more receptions than Wofford. Mal Lawyer, from Moncks Corner, SC now has 93 receptions for his career good enough for a tie for 8th with John McMakin. He now has 1201 career receiving yards, 13th best in school history. He had his third TD catch of the year and 9th of his career at Georgia Tech. He has now had exactly three touchdown catches three years in a row.
Wofford, a native of Spartanburg, SC had his best game as a Tiger, when he had 8-143 and a score in Clemson’s 33-14 win over Virginia this year. He had 100 yards at NC State and now has 1689 for his career, fifth best in school history. He also had a touchdown catch and now has 13 for his career, tied for fifth in school history.
Lawyer and Wofford became Clemson’s all-time receiving tandem from the same class. They had nine catches between them against Duke and now have 223 for their combined careers, seven more than Perry Tuttle and Jerry Gaillard had between 1978-81.
Clemson Career Reception Leaders
Clemson Career Reception Yardage Leaders
Clemson Career Touchdown Leaders
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