It’s Game Day in Chestnut Hill! Clemson looks for their third ACC victory of the year as they battle Boston College.
Location: Alumni Stadium (44,500)
Kickoff: 12:10 PM
Announcers: Tim Brandt, David Archer, Mike Hogewood
2010 Record: Clemson 4-3 Georgia Tech 2-5
ACC Record: Clemson 2-2 Georgia Tech 0-4
Series History: Clemson leads 9-8-2
Last Meeting: Clemson won 25-7 at Clemson in 2009
Dabo’s First Career Win
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney got his first win as a head coach against Boston College on November 1, 2008. The Tigers defeated Boston College 27-21 at Alumni Stadium. It was Clemson’s first win over Boston College since 1958.
Defense Top 25 in Scoring
Clemson’s defense is ranked No. 22 in the nation and third in the ACC in scoring defense. The last two weeks the Tigers have only given up 20 combined points to Maryland and Georgia Tech.
Three Games with No Turnovers
Clemson has not committed a turnover in the last three games. The Tigers had six turnovers against Miami and haven’t had any since. The offense has run 196 consecutive plays without a turnover.
Parker Starts Second Half Strong
Kyle Parker had a strong second half to the 2009 season and that was a big reason the Tigers finished strong and won the Atlantic. In the first six games of 2009 Parker completed 49 percent of his passes and had an efficiency rating of 105. For the final six games he completed 61 percent and had an efficiency rating of 141.
So far in 2010 Parker has better stats than 2009. Through the first six games he completed 51 percent for an efficiency rating of 111. In game seven, the win over Georgia Tech, Parker completed 63 percent for a 127 efficiency mark.
Bowers Continues Record Pace
Clemson defensive end DaQuan Bowers has 10 sacks in his first seven games. He had nine in the first six games, the most in school history for the first six games.
Robert: Clemson 34 Boston College 13
Lee: Clemson 42 Boston College 14