Originally created 09/22/00

Clemson notebook



A look at the No. 11 Clemson Tigers (3-0, 1-0) one day before they travel to Virginia (2-1, 1-0) on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC-Channel 6):

Latest news:

Clemson is preparing for a Virginia team that has improved its passing game. Last season, Virginia was eighth in the ACC with 211 passing yards per game. Through three games this season, the Cavs are 16th nationally with 283 yards.

Injuries:

Defensive tackles Jason Holloman (ankle) and Terry Jolly (calf) missed the Wake Forest game, but are expected to play. Offensive lineman Jermyn Chester will miss at least the next two games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair torn knee cartilage.

Key stat:

In his past six games, Clemson tailback Travis Zachery has 15 touchdowns.

Analysis:

Clemson's pass-rush must be productive. The Tigers will send a variety of blitzes at Cavs quarterback Dan Ellis to disrupt his rhythm.

Quote:

"We're facing a program that is not intimidated by Clemson." -- Tigers defensive coordinator Reggie Herring on a Virginia program that has won four of the past six vs. Clemson.

-- Jimmy DeButts