Scores

Final

Presbyterian 21

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Clemson 58

(2-0, 2-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC), Clemson, SC

1 2 3 4 T
PRE 0 0 7 1421
CLEM 21 21 10 658

Top Performers

Passing: K. Parker (CLEM) - 114 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: R. McDowell (CLEM) - 9 CAR, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Ruff (PRE) - 8 REC, 76 YDS, 2 TD

Clemson beats up on Presbyterian as Kyle Parker, Daniel Barnes lead way

Associated Press

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Kyle Parker threw for 114 yards and two touchdowns in just four possessions to lead Clemson to a 58-21 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.

After five offensive plays, the Tigers (2-0) led 14-0 against undersized Presbyterian.

By the second quarter, Daniel Barnes, a running back who didn't play in last week's 35-10 romp over North Texas was shouldering the load on a touchdown drive that ended with him scoring on an 11-yard shovel pass.

Clemson is now 24-0 against Football Championship Subdivision opponents, all the wins by 10 points or more. Presbyterian (0-2) is on a 16-game losing streak.

Now, the schedule gets tougher for the Tigers, who travel to No. 21 Auburn next weekend.

The starters didn't play long for the Clemson, which played 57 players by the end of the first quarter.

Parker was on the sidelines by the end of the first quarter, although he did start the second half. But coaches pulled him out for good after he threw three incompletions and took a hard hit. The Tigers top runners, Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington, had just six carries between them.

Backup quarterback Tajh Boyd went 4-for-9 for 87 yards and two touchdowns, including a rushing score. Boyd may have had the hit of the game, his helmet flying nearly 20 yards as he took down Matthew Roper after throwing his one interception.

Barnes, a senior who hasn't earned a letter, ran for 79 yards on 11 carries, while second stringer Roderick McDowell led the Tigers with 85 yards.

Ten Clemson players spread out the team's 11 completions. The final pass was a 1-yard TD toss from senior quarterback Donny McElveen to senior fullback Kasey Nobles. It was the first pass and completion for both players in their careers.

The highlights for the Blue Hose didn't happen until the game was out of hand. Brandon Miley found Michael Ruff wide open for a 4-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, causing the couple of hundred blue-clad fans to go wild and cutting Clemson's lead to 52-7. Ruff also caught a 20-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter from backup quarterback Myron Gary.

Miley was 11-for-22 for 61 yards, Gary was 6-for-11 for 78 yards and was the Blue Hose leading rusher with 53 yards on seven carries.

The teams used to be regular opponents in the first half of the 20th century, but Saturday was the first time they had met in 53 years. The series was lopsided back then too. Clemson won 14 in a row, culminating with a 66-0 win in 1957.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRE
CLEM
1st Downs1517
Total Yards279414
Passing139202
Rushing140212
Penalties5-456-59
3rd Down Conversions7-172-10
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers31
Possession32:0727:53

Passing Leaders

PresbyterianC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gary6/11787.111
ClemsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Parker6/911412.720

Rushing Leaders

PresbyterianCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gary7537.6019
Dendy10414.1016
ClemsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
McDowell9869.6134
Barnes11797.2030

Receiving Leaders

PresbyterianRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ruff8769.5220
Robbins12121.0021
ClemsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen26633.0147
Ashe14343.0043

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRECLEM
TD12:29Jaron Brown 8 Yd Pass From Kyle Parker (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 07
TD08:23Andre Ellington 3 Yd Run (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 014
TD00:29Tajh Boyd 6 Yd Run (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERPRECLEM
TD08:54Dwayne Allen 19 Yd Pass From Kyle Parker (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 028
TD07:31DeAndre Hopkins 9 Yd Pass From Tajh Boyd (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 035
TD03:22Daniel Barnes 11 Yd Pass From Tajh Boyd (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 042
THIRD QUARTERPRECLEM
TD12:17Roderick McDowell 2 Yd Run (Spencer Benton Kick) 049
FG06:21Chandler Catanzaro 47 Yd 052
TD01:51Michael Ruff 4 Yd Pass From Brandon Miley (Cam Miller Kick) 752
FOURTH QUARTERPRECLEM
TD08:10Michael Ruff 20 Yd Pass From Myron Gary (Cam Miller Kick) 1452
TD04:13Kasey Nobles 1 Yd Pass From Donny McElveen (Pat Failed) 1458
TD00:21Lance Byrd 1 Yd Run (Cam Miller Kick) 2158