Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 14

(4-4, 3-0 MAC)

Clemson 70

(5-2, 2-2 ACC)

12:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Memorial Stadium, CLEMSON, SC

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 7 0 7 014
CLEM 7 28 28 770

Top Performers

Passing: C. Harper (CLEM) - 273 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Davis (CLEM) - 22 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Kelly (CLEM) - 7 REC, 121 YDS, 2 TD

Clemson 70, Cent. Michigan 14

Associated Press

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Cullen Harper matched a school record with five touchdown passes and Clemson rolled to its highest point total in 26 years in a 70-14 rout of Central Michigan on Saturday.

Harper completed 20-of-22 passes for 273 yards as the Tigers (5-2) ended up with 656 total yards.

The total yards and points were the most for Clemson since collecting 756 yards in an 82-24 win over Wake Forest in its national title season of 1981.

Clemson's "Thunder and Lightning" backfield got back on track, too. James "Thunder" Davis ran for 88 yards, rushing for two touchdowns and catching a third, while C.J. "Lightning" Spiller added 96 yards and a TD.

Aaron Kelly caught seven passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

The highlight for the Chippewas (4-4) came on the opening possession, when they moved 68 yards in 13 plays. After starting the drive with two incompletions, Dan LeFevour completed six of his next seven passes for 64 yards and his 9-yard strike to an open Duane Brooks put Central Michigan ahead 7-0.

Clemson tied the game late in the first quarter, then scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, all on Harper passes.

Harper's five touchdown passes tied a school record he also matched in a 49-26 win over Louisiana-Monroe earlier this season. Harper also set school records completing 91 percent of his passes and throwing 15 straight completions before he left the game late in the third quarter for junior backup Tribble Reese.

Even the subs got in the action as backup running back Sadat Chambers had a 63-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to put Clemson ahead 63-14. The sophomore finished with 112 yards on 10 carries.

LeFevour was 20-of-35 for 204 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions before leaving the game late in the third. Carl Volny ran for 36 yards and Brooks caught five passes for 49 yards for Central Michigan, who allowed its most points since losing to Florida 82-6 in 1997.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
CLEM
1st Downs1535
Total Yards292656
Passing216315
Rushing76341
Penalties4-413-15
3rd Down Conversions5-1312-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers41
Possession24:3535:25

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour20/342046.021
ClemsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harper20/2227312.451

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Volny10363.6011
LeFevour5316.2012
ClemsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chambers1011211.2163
Spiller15966.4118

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brooks5499.8215
Brown6406.7012
ClemsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kelly712117.3263
Grisham45914.8036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUCLEM
TD11:24Duane Brooks 9 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 68 yds, 3:36
70
TD00:57James Davis 1 Yd Run (Mark Buchholz Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERCMUCLEM
TD09:12Aaron Kelly 63 Yd Pass From Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 69 yds, 1:23
714
TD05:43Jacoby Ford 36 Yd Pass From Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 76 yds, 1:22
721
TD01:18James Davis 11 Yd Pass From Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 80 yds, 1:32
728
TD00:03Aaron Kelly 5 Yd Pass From Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 63 yds, :37
735
THIRD QUARTERCMUCLEM
TD10:11C.J. Spiller 1 Yd Run (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 1 yds, :04
742
TD07:13Duane Brooks 4 Yd Pass From Dan Lefevour (Andrew Aguila Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 66 yds, 2:58
1442
TD05:29James Davis 1 Yd Run (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 15 yds, 1:44
1449
TD03:27Jacoby Ford 8 Yd Pass From Cullen Harper (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 32 yds, 1:54
1456
TD00:34Sadat Chambers 63 Yd Run (Mark Buchholz Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 76 yds, 1:59
1463
FOURTH QUARTERCMUCLEM
TD11:53Xavier Dye Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Richard Jackson Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 51 yds, 2:24
1470