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Football Prepares for Maryland

Oct. 5, 1998

Opponent:      Maryland Date:          October 10, 1998Site:          Clemson Memorial Stadium  Kickoff:       12:00 PM   Television:    Jefferson Pilot              (Steve Martin and Doc Walker)Special Event: HomecomingHonorees:      1978 Clemson ACC Championship team  Series Notes:Record:             Clemson leads 24-20-2First Meeting:      Maryland 28, Clemson 0 in 1952Last Meeting:       Clemson 20, Maryland 9 in 1997Last Maryland Win:  Maryalnd 53, Clemson 23 in 1992Games at Clemson:   Clemson leads 13-10-0Winning Streak:     Clemson has won 5 in row, 10 of 11            Clemson in 1998:    1-4 overall, 0-3 in ACCMaryland in 1998:   2-3 overall, 0-2 in ACC

Maryland Coach: Ron Vanderlinden (Albion ’78) at Maryland: 4-12 (2nd year) Overall: same vs. Clemson: 0-1 SID: Dave Haglund

Clemson Coach: Tommy West (Tennessee ’76) 29-24 at Clemson and in Division I, 5th full season 33-31 overall, 5th year 4-0 vs. Maryland SID: Tim Bourret

Clemson Personnel Update

*Corey Hulsey (OG)–Suffered a hyper-extended knee in the North Carolina game. Probable for Maryland

*Matt Butler (OG)–Suffered sprained ankle in North Carolina game. Questionable for Maryland

*Terry Witherspoon–Suffered bruised ribs against North Carolina. Probable for Maryland.

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

Tickets: Call Clemson Ticket office 1-800-CLEMSON

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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. Maryland

*Rahim Abdullah had seven tackles, including a sack in 53 plays against Maryland in 1997. He did not play in the 1996 game, the only game he has missed in his career.

*Michael Allen had three tackles, an interception and two passes broken up in 73 plays as a starter at Maryland last year.

*Javis Austin had 2-11 rushing in 26 snaps of action at Maryland last year. He also had 2-9 receiving.

*Robert Carswell had 11 tackles and three passes broken up in his first career start in the 1997 game vs. the Terps.

*Adrian Dingle had a record-tying three sacks for 25 negative yards at Maryland in 1997. He had five tackles in starting role against the Terps in 1996.

*Antwan Edwards had five tackles in 39 plays against Maryland in 1996.

*DoMarco Fox had a career high tying nine tackles at Maryland last year.

*Terry Jolly had five tackles in 31 plays as a reserve against Maryland in 1997.

*Chris Jones has 12 tackles in three games against Maryland over his career, including six as a freshman in 1995.

*Kevin Laird had had a 46.7 average on six punts at Maryland in 1997. He had two punts inside the 20 and two punts over 50 yards.

*Holland Postell has started each of the last two games on the offensive line against Maryland.

*Brian Wofford has had exactly one catch for six yards against Maryland each of the last two years.

Clemson in NCAA Stats

*Antwan Edwards is 5th in kickoff returns (32.75) and 17th in punt returns (13.67). He is the only player in the nation in the top 20 in both areas.

*Kevin Laird is 20th in punting with a 43.43 average.

*Clemson team is 12th in kickoff returns (28.5), 23rd in rushing defense (106.2) and 26th in total defense (313.8).