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Football Prepares for ACC Showdown with Virginia

September 15, 1998

Opponent:       Virginia Date:           September 19, 1998Site:           Scott StadiumKickoff:        3:30 PM   Television:     ABC  (Tim Brant, Terry Gannon)Series Notes:Record:         Clemson leads 32-4-1    Last Meeting:   Virginia 21, Clemson 7 in 1997Last CU Win:    Clemson 24, Virginia 16 in 1996CU at Virginia: 15-2Winning Streak: Clemson won first 29 games of seriesWinning Streak: Road team won 3 in row                Clemson in 1998:    1-1 overall, 0-0 in ACCVirginia  in 1998:  2-0 overall, 1-0 in ACC

Virginia Coach: George Welsh (Navy ’56) at Virginia : 114-72-3 (17th year) Overall: 169-118-4 (26th year) vs. Clemson: 4-11-1 (2-6 at Scott Stadium) SID: Rich Murray Office: (804) 982-5500 Fax: (804) 982-5525 Clemson Coach: Tommy West (Tennessee ’76) 29-21 at Clemson and in Division I, 5th full season 33-28 overall, 5th year 1-3 vs. Virginia (1-1 at Scott Stadium SID: Tim Bourret (864) 656-1926 FAX: (864) 656-0299

Clemson Personnel Update *Darrel Crutchfield (DB)–Suffered sprained knee in August 26th scrimmage. Did not play vs. Furman. Played 3 snaps vs. Virginia Tech.*O.J. Childress (LB)–Suffered pulled hamstring vs. Virginia Tech. Questionable for Virginia.*Kenzi Ross (LB)–Suffered pulled leg muscle after just four plays against Furman and missed the second half. Did not play against Virginia Tech, questionable for Virginia.*Charles Hafley (DB)–Suffered sprained ankle in practice last Tuesday and did not play against Virginia Tech. Questionable for Virginia.*Adrian Dingle (DE)–Suffered a hyper-extended knee against Virginia Tech and he played just 31 snaps. Should be ready for Virginia.FaxBack 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:

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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  3:30 PM     ABC    Sept.   26  Wake Forest      Clemson, SC          12:05 PM    ABC    Oct.    3   North Carolina   Chapel Hill, NC      TBA         TBA    Oct.    10  Maryland         Clemson, SC          TBA         TBA    Oct.    17  Florida State    Tallahassee, FL      TBA         TBA    Oct.    24  Duke             Durham, NC           TBA         TBA    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. Virginia *Rahim Abdullah had a seven-yard sack and had a caused fumble in 17 plays at Virginia in 1996. He had six tackles as a starter versus the Cavs in 1997. *Javis Austin had 4-28 rushing and 3-21 receiving against Virginia in 24 plays last year. *Howard Bartley had a career high eight tackles at Virginia in 1996 in 42 plays, his career high in terms of participation. *Donald Broomfield had four tackles in 31 plays as a reserve in 1997. *Terry Bryant had two tackles in 19 plays in the 1997 game against the Cavs. *Adrian Dingle had seven tackles, including three tackles for loss and two sacks at Virginia in 1996. He had six tackles, including a sack against the Cavs in 1997. *Antwan Edwards had a season high 11 tackles at Virginia in 1996. He had six tackles and a 33-yard kickoff return in 57 plays as a starter in the 1997 game. *DoMarco Fox had six tackles and four special teams tackles against Virginia in 1997. *Terry Jolly made his first career start against Virginia in 1997 and had four tackles. *Chris Jones had seven tackles in a season high 24 tackles against Virginia in 1997. *Kevin Laird had six punts for a 38.5 average in 1996, including four punts inside the 20. He had five boots for a 43.6 average and three punts inside the 20 against Virginia in 1997. *Mal Lawyer had a season high tying four receptions for 40 yards against Virginia last year. *Damonte McKenzie had four tackles, including a caused fumble, against Virginia in 1997. *Harold Means had two tackles as a reserve in 1997. *Holland Postell has started each of the last two games on the offensive line against Virginia. *Brian Wofford had 2-32 receiving in 66 plays as a starter against Virginia in 1997.