Beginning Aug. 30, College Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between Keith St. and Hwy. 93 on Friday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Clemson downtown area has become increasingly populated with both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a change was made with the goal of increasing pedestrian safety. THE CITY ORDINANCE OF NO OPEN CONTAINERS IS STILL IN PLACE. During this time, CAT buses will reroute their pick up and drop off at College Ave. and Hwy. 93. At 2 a.m., CAT buses will be on College Ave. at the intersection with North Clemson St.
Vehicles parked in the blocked off area will be allowed to leave; however, the Police Department is encouraging persons parked in this area to move their vehicles prior to the 9 p.m. closure time.
On game days College Ave. will again this year be shut down at the intersection of Hwy. 93 and College Ave. beginning at the start of the fourth quarter. No left turn will be allowed onto College Ave. from Hwy. 93 during this time period and until traffic flow can be opened back up both directions on College Ave.
Clemson returns to Death Valley for its first home game of conference play on Saturday, Sept. 29 when the Tigers play host to the Syracuse Orange. Kickoff from Memorial Stadium is scheduled for noon ET.
Last week, Clemson opened ACC play with a 49-21 road win against Georgia Tech. The victory was a team win in nearly every conceivable sense of the term, as all 72 players that dressed earned playing time in the contest. On offense, Clemson’s balance was on display, as Clemson both rushed and passed for more than 200 yards on the day.
The Tigers averaged 7.3 yards per play and have now averaged 7.0 or more yards per play in four straight games for the first time in records available dating back to 1938. Defensively, the Tigers held Georgia Tech’s offense to 146 rushing yards, 247 yards below the Yellow Jackets’ FBS-leading 393-yard average entering the contest.
Clemson enters this week ranked No. 4 in the country in total defense (251.8 yards per game) and ranks in the Top 20 in passing defense (No. 8, 143.8), rushing defense (No. 18, 103.5) and scoring defense (No. 16, 15.3 points per game).
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