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Clemson dominates undersized Presbyterian 58-21

Sep 11, 2010 - 11:36 PM By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer

CLEMSON, S.C.(AP) -- Kyle Parker threw for 114 yards and two touchdowns in just four possessions to lead Clemson to a 58-21 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.

After five offensive plays, the Tigers (2-0) led 14-0 against undersized Presbyterian.

By the second quarter, Daniel Barnes, a running back who didn't play in last week's 35-10 romp over North Texas was shouldering the load on a touchdown drive that ended with him scoring on an 11-yard shovel pass.

Clemson is now 24-0 against Football Championship Subdivision opponents, all the wins by 10 points or more. Presbyterian (0-2) is on a 16-game losing streak.

Now, the schedule gets tougher for the Tigers, who travel to No. 21 Auburn next weekend.

The starters didn't play long for the Clemson, which played 57 players by the end of the first quarter.

Parker was on the sidelines by the end of the first quarter, although he did start the second half. But coaches pulled him out for good after he threw three incompletions and took a hard hit. The Tigers top runners, Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington, had just six carries between them.

Backup quarterback Tajh Boyd went 4-for-9 for 87 yards and two touchdowns, including a rushing score. Boyd may have had the hit of the game, his helmet flying nearly 20 yards as he took down Matthew Roper after throwing his one interception.

Barnes, a senior who hasn't earned a letter, ran for 79 yards on 11 carries, while second stringer Roderick McDowell led the Tigers with 85 yards.

Ten Clemson players spread out the team's 11 completions. The final pass was a 1-yard TD toss from senior quarterback Donny McElveen to senior fullback Kasey Nobles. It was the first pass and completion for both players in their careers.

The highlights for the Blue Hose didn't happen until the game was out of hand. Brandon Miley found Michael Ruff wide open for a 4-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, causing the couple of hundred blue-clad fans to go wild and cutting Clemson's lead to 52-7. Ruff also caught a 20-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter from backup quarterback Myron Gary.

Miley was 11-for-22 for 61 yards, Gary was 6-for-11 for 78 yards and was the Blue Hose leading rusher with 53 yards on seven carries.

The teams used to be regular opponents in the first half of the 20th century, but Saturday was the first time they had met in 53 years. The series was lopsided back then too. Clemson won 14 in a row, culminating with a 66-0 win in 1957.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PRESBYTERIAN 0 0 7 14 21
    CLEMSON 21 21 10 6 58 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLEMSON - TD, JARON BROWN 7 YD PASS FROM
    KYLE PARKER (CHANDLER
    CATANZARO KICK), 2:31.
    CLEMSON 7-0
    CLEMSON - TD, ANDRE ELLINGTON 3 YD RUN
    (CHANDLER CATANZARO KICK),
    6:37. CLEMSON 14-0


    Sep 11 6:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 21
    CLEMSON 58 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 11 6:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 21
    CLEMSON 58 0:21 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Presbyterian 21, Clemson 58  4th - 0:21Sep 11 6:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 14
    CLEMSON 58 4:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Presbyterian 14, Clemson 58  4th - 4:13Sep 11 6:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 14
    CLEMSON 52 8:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Presbyterian 14, Clemson 52  4th - 8:10Sep 11 6:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 7
    CLEMSON 52 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 11 5:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 7
    CLEMSON 52 1:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Presbyterian 7, Clemson 52  3rd - 1:51Sep 11 5:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 49 12:17 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 49  3rd - 12:17Sep 11 5:17 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 42 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 11 4:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 42 3:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 42  2nd - 3:22Sep 11 4:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 35 7:39 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 35  2nd - 7:39Sep 11 4:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 28 8:54 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 28  2nd - 8:54Sep 11 4:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 21 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 11 4:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 21 0:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 21  1st - 0:29Sep 11 4:05 PM
  • 10
    roots
    btcpa1123 Added 5 roots

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 14  1st - 6:05Sep 11 3:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 14 8:23 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 14  1st - 8:23Sep 11 3:49 PM


  • NCAAF
    PRESBYTERIAN 0
    CLEMSON 7 12:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Presbyterian 0, Clemson 7  1st - 12:29Sep 11 3:42 PM
  • 5
    roots
    LMPtG1 Added 5 roots

    Presbyterian vs. ClemsonSep 11 2:39 PM