Saturday, September 13, 2003

(UPDATED at 8:30 p.m.)

Another big passing day for Whitehurst in win

Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was 23-of-28 for 298 yards and four touchdowns as Clemson defeated Middle Tennessee State 37-14 Saturday in a game where the Tigers paid homage to broadcaster Jim Phillips, who died Tuesday. Airese Currie caught 12 passes for 133 yards and a TD, and the Tigers finally found a running game, racking up 183 yards on the ground. I'll post the meda reaction on Sunday. As for right now, I'm happy with the win. Thai food for everyone!!!!


Clemson plays Middle Tennessee State today

I guess this will always be remembered as the "Jim Phillips game," because it sounds like the whole day will be dedicated to the memory of Clemson's longtime radio announcer, who died Tuesday. His funeral was held Friday in Simpsonville, and there's coverage of it here, here and here.

Clemson sports information director Tim Bourret will handle radio duties for today's game,

Kickoff is at 5 p.m. There's no TV coverage. Go Tigers!

GAME PREVIEWS: From The Anderson Independent-Mail, The Greenville News, (and a game capsule), The Charleston Post and Courier, and The Tennessean.

The State does its usual "quick glance" coverage. There's "the edge," the keys to victory, a look at how Clemson might stop shifty MTSU quarterback Andrico Hines, and a Q&A with Clemson receiver Kevin Youngblood.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The State rates the weekend's other games involving ACC teams, and has a selection of quotes from N.C. State coach Chuck Amato regarding the Wolfpack's preparations for today's big game at No. 3 Ohio State.

And let's don't forget that the hated Gamecocks play Georgia today.

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