It’s Game Day in Death Valley for the final time in 2011 as the Tigers look to clinch the Atlantic Division title with a victory over Wake Forest.
Location: Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)
Kickoff: 12:01 PM
Announcers: Rob Stone, Danny Kanell
2011 Record: Clemson 8-1 Wake Forest 5-4
ACC Record: Clemson 5-1 Wake Forest 4-2
Series History: Clemson leads the series 58-17-1
Last Meeting: Clemson won 30-10 in Winston-Salem in 2010
Wake Dominated by Tigers
The 58 wins for the Tigers over Wake Forest is second only to the 65 wins over South Carolina.
Watkins Closes on Records
True freshman Sammy Watkins is closing on a number of Clemson records. Sammy needs two touchdown receptions to break Aaron Kelly’s single season touchdown reception record of 11. Sammy needs 113 reception yards to break Rod Gardner’s single season record of 1,084 yards set in 1999.
Sammy needs one 100-yard receiving game to tie Tony Horne’s season record of six 100 yard games. Sammy needs just 28 yards to become the fourth different Clemson player to reach 1000 yards receiving in one season.
Boyd Closes on Records
Tajh needs three touchdown passes to break Cullen Harper’s single season record of 27. Tajh needs just three touchdowns rushing or passing to break Woody Dantzler’s record for touchdown responsibility in a season.
Boyd needs just 162 yards of total offense to reach 3000 for the season. Tajh needs just 326 yards passing to reach 3000 for the season.
Branch Has 8.5 Sacks
Clemson defensive end Andre Branch leads the ACC in sacks per game. He has 8.5 sacks in nine games for .94 per contest, a figute that ranks amonght the top 10 in the nation.
Walker Sets Play Record
Clemson senior offensive tackle Landon Walker has played more snaps as an offensive tackle than any other player in school history. Walker has played 693 snaps so far this year and is on pace to become just the third Clemson player in history to go over 3000 career snaps.
Clemson Ranked for Eighth Straight Week
Clemson is ranked ninth in the latest AP and tenth in the USA Today coaches poll. This is the eighth straight week the Tigers have been ranked.
Allen Seventh in TD Receptions
Clemson junior tight end Dwayne Allen is seventh in the nation in touchdown receptions by a tight end with five. Allen has 38 receptions for 470 yards receiving.
Clemson 45 Wake Forest 24