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Nov. 22, 2003

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The 26 yard field goal by Daniel Weaver on the first play of the second quarter was his eighth of the season and 22nd of his career. Weaver made only one of his first five field goal attempts but then made seven in a row until Clemson blocked Weaver’s 43 yard attempt late in the second quarter.

The attendance of 83,987 was the fifth largest ever at Williams-Brice Stadium. Total attendance for eight home games this season was 646,754, an average of 80,844. Six of eight South Carolina games this season drew more than 80,000.

Tight end Brian Brownlee caught his first two career touchdown passes. In the second period Brownlee caught a two yard pass from Dondrial Pinkins, and in the third quarter he caught a four yard pass from Bennett Swygert. A redshirt junior who played one season at linebacker, Brownlee had no receptions last year. He caught three tonight and has eight receptions this season.

The 63 points by Clemson were the most ever by the Tigers against South Carolina. The previous high was 51 in a 51-0 Clemson win in 1900, 103 years ago. South Carolina’s series high is 56 points in a 56-20 win in 1975. The 63 also tied the most points ever scored against South Carolina. Florida defeated South Carolina 63-7 in 1995 and Navy defeated the Gamecocks 63-0 in 1920.

The 35 points scored by Clemson in the first half were the most yielded in a half by South Carolina since Georgia scored 35 points in the second half against the Gamecocks in 1995. The 35 were also the most scored by either team in a half in the series. Clemson scored 34 points in the second half of a 47-21 win in 1997.

The third quarter interception by Deandre Eiland was his second of the season. It was his ninth career interception.

The third period muffed punt by Clemson was recovered at the Clemson five yard line by Corey Peoples. It was the first career fumble recovery by Peoples.

The Hardee’s Award for most outstanding lineman for each team was chosen by media balloting. The winner for Clemson was defensive tackle Donnell Washington. The South Carolina winner was defensive end Moe Thompson.