He is the most highly-decorated Tiger quarterback signee since Steve Fuller, who was also a native of the Spartanburg, SC area. For just the second time in the Bowl Championship Series era, no FBS team finished the season undefeated. Nov 18, Clemson (3-0) Win vs. Old Dominion, 66-53; 4. The most comprehensive coverage of Clemson Tigers Football on the web with highlights, scores, game summaries, and rosters. Clemson football fans looking for more information about the program’s history can view every Clemson football roster back to 1944. Dec 5 @ East Carolina, Clemson (8-0) Win vs. East Carolina, 82-67, 9. The official 2007 Football Roster for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Nov 15 @ Mississippi State, Clemson (2-0) Win vs. Mississippi State, 84-82, 3. He started in the win over N.C. State in 2006 as well. The Tigers were in the top-16 nationally in scoring offense, scoring defense, total offense, and total defense, joining Ohio State as the only team in the nation who could make that claim. Scott was second to Adams on the team in tackles among defensive linemen with 54 stops in 2006, including a career-high nine tackles in the Music City Bowl. He allowed just two sacks in 2006. In 2006, he became the first coach in Clemson history to post seven straight winning seasons. Find the COLLEGE-FOOTBALL Clemson Tigers player roster for this season on FOX Sports. Clemson played host to the Florida State Seminoles on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2007 in both teams' season opener. Leading the way are returning starters Jock McKissic, Merling, and Dorell Scott. Harper need only throw for 122 yards, and leading rusher James Davis rush for 8 yards, for this to be the first Clemson team in history to have a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher, and 1,000 receiver (WR Aaron Kelly exceeded 1,000 for the year during game-winning drive against South Carolina). Feb 14, Clemson (18-6) Win vs. Georgia Tech, 82-67, 25. Durrell Barry are back to lead the position. Jackson has had a productive first two years, totaling 65 tackles in 25 games. His knockdown block every 5.1 plays was the best ratio on the team. 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. The 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). – Bowden has always had an experienced signal-caller returning dating to his first year when Brandon Streeter was the returning starter and Woodrow Dantzler was the backup. In fact, it is one of the more unusual roster configurations of Tiger talent in many years because only nine scholarship student-athletes are seniors. While eight of the top 11 tacklers return, one big piece of the defensive puzzle is missing, as Adams has moved on to the NFL. 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings, "2007 Clemson Football Schedule Announced", Illinois' Benn, ND's Clausen impact newcomers for 2007, Boston College (O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2007_Clemson_Tigers_football_team&oldid=984496475, 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference football season, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox college sports team season with no sport parameter, Pages using CFB schedule with named parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, $ – BCS representative as conference champion, Rob Spence – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Mike Dooley – Defensive Video Graduate Assistant, Paul Hogan – Offensive Graduate Assistant, Willie Simmons – Offensive Video Graduate Assistant, This page was last edited on 20 October 2020, at 11:26. Mar 14 (Neutral), Clemson (23-8) Win vs. Boston College, 82-48, 32. “Gaines will be difficult to replace. Defense Clemson returns 25 lettermen, including seven starters, from a 2006 defense that was in the top 20 in the nation in total defense, scoring defense, tackles for loss, pass efficiency defense, and rushing defense. Cullen Harper will be the #1 quarterback when we start in August. “I have not entered a preseason with such inexperience at quarterback since I have been a head coach. Only one season in the last 30 (1985 with seven) has Clemson entered a season with fewer scholarship seniors on its roster. 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. 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). The 2007 season was highlighted by the remarkable frequency with which ranked teams fell to lower-ranked or unranked opponents, leading the media to dub the season as the "Year of the Upset". In the pre-season, incoming quarterback Willy Korn was named one of the top-10 impact freshman for 2007.[2]. McKissic started 12 games in 2006 and had 18 tackles as one of Clemson’s primary inside run-stoppers. The Tigers must replace Third-Team AP All-America offensive guard Nathan Bennett and Second-Team All-ACC center Dustin Fry. The chaos began on the first weekend of the season when FCS program Appalachian State defeated #5 Michigan on the road at Michigan Stadium in what was immediately hailed as one of the greatest upsets in the history of college football. As Watkins’ backup, he had 31 stops in 2006, high among reserve linebackers. Ray Ray McElrathbey and Paul Macko are two other returning lettermen in the running-back mix. He had a career-high 216 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the win over #13 Georgia Tech. Cole Chason was Clemson’s starting punter the last four years and had more punts than any other Tiger in history. The game will be played December 31 in front of a national audience on ESPN. He was 15-24 for 147 yards and three scores in the spring game, and he was 42-66 for 457 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in the three spring scrimmages. It is Clemson's 7th appearance in the bowl, tying NC State for most appearances in the game. On defense, Bowden must concentrate on finding replacements for 2006 starters Duane Coleman and C.J. Nov 15 @ Mississippi State, Clemson (2-0) Win vs. Mississippi State, 84-82; 3. But we have some returning players who showed their abilities in key roles last year. Senior Nick Watkins (LB) had 116 stops last year to be among the top 10 in the ACC, while safety Chris Clemons added 102 as an active sophomore safety. Clemson returns its starting safeties, Hamlin and Clemons. He is listed as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the nation by Sporting News in its 2007 preseason publication. As such, the official record for Alabama is 2–6 (1–4). Harper is at the top of the depth chart entering the fall. After coaches expressed their disapproval of the timing changes made in the 2006 season, the following changes were made: The attempt to reduce the time of games sought by those rules was successful, reducing the average college football page from 3:21 hours in 2005 to 3:07 hours in 2006. “We should be solid on defense,” said Bowden. Paring the 25-second play clock to 15 seconds after TV timeouts. McDuffie took over for Fry when he suffered a season-ending torn ACL on the third play of the Georgia Tech game. Jan 1 @ Alabama, Clemson (12-1) Win vs. Alabama, 87-61, 14. He scored two touchdowns in the win at #9 Florida State, including the game-winner with eight seconds left. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Also entering the cornerback competition is Haydrian Lewis, who started the 2006 season-opener and had three tackles in 49 plays. The game was played before a primetime national audience on ESPN as the only college football game in that time slot. Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. Defenders cannot use any part of a teammate to jump over an opponent to block a kick. Thomas Austin is a talented sophomore who is capable of playing guard and center. Bowden’s Tigers have also won at least four ACC games each of the last eight years, something only Georgia Tech has matched. He made 15-22 field goals last year as well. Points/G: 33.1 (30th of 120) Points Against: 243. Clemson started 4–0, including a victory in the season and conference opener over the Florida State Seminoles in the ninth "Bowden Bowl", which pits father Bobby Bowden, coaching the Seminoles, against his son, Tommy.