Team Notes: Tigers going for 10 regular-season wins for first time since 1981

Clemson holds Terps to 180 yards, 1-of-13 on third-down conversions

Maryland's Shawn Petty is sacked Clemson linebacker Spencer Shuey and defensive tackle DeShawn Williams during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Maryland's Shawn Petty is sacked Clemson linebacker Spencer Shuey and defensive tackle DeShawn Williams during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

Team Notes...

* Clemson established the school record for consecutive wins at Memorial Stadium (71st season this year). The Tigers have now won 12 in a row at home. The previous mark was 11 in a row from 1989-91. The victory also tied the school record for consecutive home wins regardless of home site. Clemson won 12 in a row from 1927-30 at Riggs Field.

* Clemson has a 9-1 record to start the season for the second consecutive season.

* Next week, Clemson will have a chance to reach 10 wins in the regular season for the first time since the 1981 season. In each of Clemson’s last four 10-win seasons the 10th win came in a bowl game.

*Clemson’s senior class has 34 wins (34-17), the most for a four-year class since 1992.

* Clemson received the opening kickoff for the ninth time in 10 games this season. The only game the Tigers didn’t receive the opening kickoff was against Furman.

* Clemson scored 35 points in the first half for third straight game, a first in school history.

* When Clemson scored 12 seconds apart in the first quarter, it was the fewest seconds between touchdowns in school history. The previous record was 14 seconds against Duke in 2003, both on touchdowns by Derrick Hamilton.

* The Tigers had not allowed the opposing team to score nine straight times following a turnover by Clemson before Maryland scored off a muffed punt in the second quarter. The Tigers have allowed just 24 points off turnovers this season.

* Clemson’s defense held Maryland to just 180 yards of total offense in tonight’s game. That is the fewest yards of total offense allowed by Clemson since October 31, 2009 when the Tigers held Coastal Carolina to 170 yards. It is also the fewest yards by an ACC team since 2009 when Clemson held Wake Forest to 178 yards of total offense.

* Clemson held Maryland to just 1-for-13 on third-down conversions in today’s game. That is the fewest third-down conversions for an opponent since September 19, 2009 when Clemson held Boston College to 1-for-12 on third-down conversions.

* Clemson had three lost fumbles in the first half of today’s game. Entering today, Clemson had lost just two fumbles all season and was second in the nation in that category.

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