Today's game

November 10, 2001|By Christian Ewell

Clemson (5-3, 3-3 ACC) at No. 13 Maryland (8-1, 5-1)

Site: Byrd Stadium, College Park

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN2; WBAL (1090 AM)

Last week: Clemson lost to Florida State, 41-27, at home. Maryland beat Troy State, 47-14, also at home.

Maryland offense vs. Clemson defense: As expected, the defense has been troublesome for the Tigers this season, with opponents averaging 28.4 points per game. Linebacker Chad Carson has been the leader of this unit, which has been hurt by injuries. Maryland's offense continues to shine, producing an average of 284 yards over the past three games, even as star running back Bruce Perry's numbers have tapered off.

Maryland defense vs. Clemson offense: Will Maryland be able to stop Woodrow Dantzler, who has dominated the Terps both times he has faced them? Dantzler has averaged 312 yards of total offense per game and is the show for the Tigers, who have inexperienced receivers. It will be interesting to see if Maryland's defense will focus on shutting him down or make him try to win the game by himself.

Maryland special teams vs. Clemson special teams: Maryland's kicking should give it an advantage in terms of field position, though the Tigers have been almost as effective in this area. Don't expect either team's returners to make much of an impact - the Terps rank last in the ACC in both punt and kick returns.

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