With a record of 9–3, the Tigers received a bid to play in the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl. In 2007 alone, #1 and #2 fell during the same weekend three times, including in both of the final two weeks of the regular season: All games were played on December 1, 2007. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Find out more. Clemson has some outstanding freshman wideouts, including Xavier Dye, who entered the program in January. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. He showed his all-around talent when he returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown against South Carolina in November, the longest interception return by a defensive lineman in Tiger history. Or write about sports? Chambers is a sophomore who had 10 tackles in 117 snaps last year, while Gaither and McDaniel are yet to play in a game. Lindy’s and Sporting News both listed him among the top-five offensive tackles in the nation, and he is on the Outland Trophy preseason watch list and All-America checklist by Football Writers Association. For the first time since Bowden became head coach in 1999, the Tigers enter the fall with a question mark at quarterback. But, all of his action came in reserve duty in routs. Click on a year below to view the appropriate roster. Antwon Murchison and Elsmore Gabriel are two more experienced, but still young defensive tackles that will compete for playing time in 2007. Thomas Hunter, a 2006 senior, had 16 receptions for 305 yards, the most by a Tiger tight end since Bennie Cunningham’s senior year (1975). According to Bowden, the Tigers have three areas of particular interest to the coaches in August as they prepare for a challenging schedule that begins September 3 at home against Florida State. Already a three-year starter on a top-20 soccer team, he will join the football team as its starting placekicker in August. The senior from New Orleans, LA had five double-digit tackle games last year, including three in a row to end the regular season. Defenders cannot use any part of a teammate to jump over an opponent to block a kick. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. § NCAA record for bowl victories in a conference in one bowl season. Clemson was in the top 20 in the nation in rushing offense, scoring offense, and total offense, a reason Rob Spence was named Sporting News’ top offensive coordinator in the ACC entering 2007. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. Height of bar is margin of victory • Mouseover bar for details • Click for box score • Grouped by Month, 1. He averaged 13 plays per game in 2006 as a reserve behind Marion Dukes and had at least one knockdown block in 12 of the 13 games. He had eight tackles in 104 plays last season. Join our linker program. There are many other young offensive linemen who will be in the mix. Or write about sports? Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 7:27AM. A fifth-year senior who has experience at guard and tackle, Pilgrim played 204 snaps in 2006, second among non-starters. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Nov 27, Clemson (6-0) Win vs. Purdue, 61-58, 7. Or write about sports? He was third in the nation in rushing among freshmen, but his 7.3-yards-per-carry figure was fourth-best in the nation among all backs regardless of class and the best by an ACC player since Warrick Dunn had a 7.5 average for Florida State in 1995. Leading the way are returning starters Jock McKissic, Merling, and Dorell Scott. He was one of the most improved defensive linemen in the ACC after moving his tackle total from 18 in 2005 to 54 in 2006. He had a solid spring, but I have confidence in Willy Korn, Tribble Reese, and Michael Wade. Nov 24, Clemson (5-0) Win vs. Gardner-Webb, 96-67, 6. The 2007 Clemson football team represented Clemson University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. All rights reserved. Feb 19 @ Florida State, Clemson (19-7) Loss vs. Florida State, 55-64, 27. All rights reserved. * Received conference's automatic BCS bowl bid. Dec 5 @ East Carolina, Clemson (8-0) Win vs. East Carolina, 82-67, 9. $ – BCS representative as conference champion. He had 15 receptions for 187 yards in 2006, including a 76-yard touchdown reception against South Carolina. The team then finished the season with its toughest loss of the season (losing in the final seconds to Boston College, 20–17) and greatest triumph (defeating rival South Carolina 23–21 with a last-second field goal). Richard Jackson is a red-shirt freshman ready to make a contribution at punter and placekicker. Three of those tackles were for loss, and he ended the year with 95 stops, including 9.5 tackles for loss. Mar 21 (Neutral), Clemson (24-10) Loss vs. Villanova, 69-75. Durrell Barry are back to lead the position. Ford was a standout in the spring with seven catches for 105 yards in the spring game. Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. Previous Year Next Year. The official 2007 Football Roster for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini He allowed just two sacks in 2006. Will Proctor was a one-year starter who had a solid 2006 statistically, finishing second in the ACC in passing efficiency. Had Clemson had Billie and Anthony Waters, a preseason All-American who suffered a torn ACL in the 2006 opener, its defensive rankings and win total could have been much higher.  It was only Clemson's second regular season Monday night game, the last being in 1982 against the University of Georgia. 1. He had 64 tackles in 2006 to finish sixth on the team even though he missed three games due to a broken foot. The Athletic Department first began publishing media guides, or brochures as they were called, in 1944, and visitors to ClemsonTigers.com can now view the rosters from each year’s edition online. Jan 12, Clemson (13-3) Win vs. Florida State, 97-85, 17. Junior Josh Miller has played 194 snaps in 25 games on two teams that have been in the top 16 in the nation in scoring defense. Do you have a blog? Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. He is listed as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the nation by Sporting News in its 2007 preseason publication. When he is in the lineup, Clemson has done well, as evidenced by the Tigers 13-5 record in games he has started over his two years in the lineup. Sophomore Jamie Cumbie is listed as the top reserve at defensive end behind Merling. Reese was third team last year and played in two games, while Wade, a 4.0 GPA student, red-shirted in 2006 as a first-year freshman. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. The Tigers also finished in the top 15 in the nation in yards per play on offense (school-record 6.5) and yards per play on defense, joining Louisiana State as the only school in the nation to do that. He scored two touchdowns in the win at #9 Florida State, including the game-winner with eight seconds left. “We have players returning who saw significant playing time last year because we had many games in hand in the second half, so I don’t think we are as bad off from an experience standpoint on the offensive line as it might seem.”. These are the projected starters and primary backups as of 4/9/07. On kickoffs, the clock will not start until the ball is touched in the field of play. Roman Fry, who started the first eight games. Clemson played against the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference champion Wake Forest in November and played the 2006 Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan for the first time. Cullen Harper will be the #1 quarterback when we start in August. Reese and Wade are also in the quarterback picture. La’Donte Harris has also played in many big games and will be factor. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Roman Fry, who was on his way to an All-America season before suffering a season-ending torn ACL against Georgia Tech, and steady starting offensive tackle Marion Dukes, also must be replaced. Read more about our data coverage. The 2007 season saw Clemson meeting Louisiana-Monroe and Central Michigan for the first time, with Clemson beating both of them. They will be challenged to meet a level of consistency that has not been seen at Clemson in many years. In 2006, he had 75 knockdown blocks, second-best on the team, and has 141 entering his final year. Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth. Special Teams Clemson will have two new kickers in 2007. Moving the kick-off yard-line from 35 to 30, which matches the yard-line used in the. Clay had 13 tackles in the win over #13 Georgia Tech and was ACC Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week. Kansas was the only team from a BCS automatic-qualifying conference to finish the entire season with just one loss. But this season, his four quarterbacks on the depth chart have played just a combined 96 snaps and thrown just 25 career passes. Clemson returns just one starter on the offensive line, but two others are back who have starting experience over their careers. He needs just 70 yards to reach 1,000 for his career, a rare feat for a junior. He was in the top five on the team in tackles in both years. Once the umpire gives the ball to the kicker, the 25 second play clock starts. The official 2007 Football Roster for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Feb 7 @ Virginia, Clemson (17-5) Win vs. Virginia, 82-51, 23. This is the first time that there have been 3 consecutive home games to open the season since 2003 and only the eighth time since 1923. The #1 and #2 ranked teams had not lost in the same week of the season since 1996. Rashaad Jackson is an experienced veteran who has just two career starts, but he has played in 25 games and 621 snaps over the last two years. Rankings reflect the Week 14 AP Poll before the games were played. McDuffie took over for Fry when he suffered a season-ending torn ACL on the third play of the Georgia Tech game. – Freshman Brian Linthicum entered Clemson in January and also will get plenty of chances at tight end. Coach: Tommy Bowden (9-4) Points For: 430. He was ninth on the team in tackles in 2006, but he finished the season strong with at least five tackles in each of the last five games. He red-shirted last year, but he did not even practice until the end of the year, as he recovered from a torn ACL that he suffered during his senior season of high school. Record: 9-4 (20th of 120) (Schedule & Results) Rank: 21st in the Final AP poll Conference: ACC (Atlantic Division) Conference Record: 5-3 Coach: Tommy Bowden (9-4) Points For: 430 Points/G: 33.1 (30th of 120) Points Against: 243 Opp Pts/G: 18.7 (10th of 120) SRS: 11.40 (17th of 120) .