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Pregame Notes

Pregame Notes

Sept. 28, 2001

Date: September 29, 2001

Kickoff: 3:43 PM

Site: Grant Field, Bobby Dodd Stadium (41,924)

Expected Attendance: Sold Out

Live TV: ABC (Sean McDonough, Ed Cunningham, Leslie Gudel)

Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 43-20-2

Last Meeting: Georgia Tech 31, Clemson 28 at Clemson, 2000

Last Meeting at Tech: Georgia Tech 45, Clemson 42 in 1999

Clemson Rankings: 25th in USA Today, unranked in AP

Tech Rankings: 9th in AP, 11th in USA Today

Clemson Injury Summary

Kevin Youngblood (WR)-broken leg, out Jackie Robinson(WR)-broken jaw, out Marcus Houskin (FS)-broken neck, out AltroyBodrick (LB)-torn ACL, out Roscoe Crosby (WR)-bruised knee,questionable Matt Bailey (WR)-pulled hamstring, questionable J.J.McKelvey (WR)-sprained knee, questionable Travis Zachery(RB)-bruised foot and knee, questionable Jovon Bush (DT) -bruisedbone in foot, questionable Nick Eason (DT)–sprained ankle,questionable Eric Meekins (FS)-pulled hamstring, will play Ben Hall(TE)-sprained ankle, will play Keith Kelly (RB)-sprained knee,questionable T.J. Watkins (OT)-sprained ankle and knee,questionable Chad Jasmin (FB)-sprained ankle, will play TonyLazzara (PK)-pulled groin muscle, questionable

Lineup News: Braxton K. Williams will start at free safety. If Nick Eason can’t play, Donnell Washington will start in his place at defensive tackle. If Jovon Bush can’t play, DeJuan Polk will start in his place. Neither Washington, nor Polk have ever started a game.

Other Notes: Nine of the last 11 games in the series have been decided by four points or less. Tech has won the last four games by exactly three points. Each of the last five games have been decided by exactly three points. Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler needs 61 yards of total offense at Georgia Tech to become just the third Clemson quarterback in history to reach 6000 yards of total offense. Nealon Greene and Steve Fuller are the others.