Monday, September 22, 2003

(UPDATED at 4:15 p.m.)

Tigers bask in landmark victory

Clemson coach Tommy Bowden was deservedly giddy Sunday following the Tigers' 39-3 victory against Georgia Tech. Clemson has won three straight games after a season-opening 30-0 loss to Georgia that appeared to have drained the life out of the program. The Tigers are off this week before playing at Maryland on Oct. 4.

THE DEFENSE RULES: The State continues the giddiness theme, with Bowden saying that this was his team's best defensive showing in a couple of years.

LOOKING AHEAD: The Greenville News writes about Clemson's game against Maryland in two weeks. The official ACC Web site indicates that the Oct. 4 game against the Terps in College Park will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be televised by ABC.

LEAKE HONORED: Clemson linebacker John Leake was named the ACC's defensive lineman of the week for his 14-tackle performance against Georgia Tech.

STATS WATCH: Here are Clemson's updated NCAA statistical rankings. Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is now 15th in the nation in pass efficiency, and other Tigers are in the top 50 in the nation in other categories. And here's a selection of notes from the SID's office that highlight Clemson's statistical rankings.

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