Woody Dantzler, playing for injured starter Brandon Streeter, passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Clemson to a 31-20 victory over visiting North Carolina yesterday.
With the Tar Heels (1-3, 0-3) leading 17-10 in the third quarter, Dantzler hit Rod Gardner with a 49-yard touchdown pass.
Then, midway through the fourth quarter, Dantzler gave the Tigers (2-2, 2-0) some breathing room with a 56-yard, tackle-breaking run down the sideline.
The run was the longest from scrimmage for the Tigers since the last game of the 1997 season. Dantzler rushed 11 times for 82 yards and completed 7 of 15 passes for 131 yards.
"When we lost Streeter, I thought [Dantzler] was a little rattled, and all of a sudden he was composed," Clemson Coach Tommy Bowden said.
Daniel Davis, a freshman running back out of Brooke Point High, scored a seven-yard touchdown for the Tar Heels.
WAKE FOREST 17, RUTGERS 10: The Demon Deacons (3-1) are off to their best start in 12 years, getting two touchdowns from Morgan Kane in Winston-Salem, N.C.
"We're not in a position to think we're ever going to blow anybody out," Wake Forest Coach Jim Caldwell said. "We're not there yet. We've got too much work to do."