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 today.
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
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.