Furman-Clemson Capsule

Associated Press Published: September 13, 2012
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SATURDAY

Furman (0-2) at No. 11 Clemson (2-0), 3:09 p.m. (Fox SportsNet)

Line: No line.

Series Record: Clemson leads 41-10-2

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Clemson is looking to start 3-0 for just the eighth time since 1960. Last year's Tigers started 8-0 before losing three of their final four regular-season games. Furman is hoping to avoid its first 0-3 start since 1979.

KEY MATCHUP

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd against Furman's secondary. The Tigers junior led the team to five touchdowns in the team's first six possessions in a 52-27 win against Ball State last week. Boyd was 19 of 23 for 229 yards and threw three TD passes to DeAndre Hopkins.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Furman: QB Reese Hannon is making his first start for injured passer Dakota Derrick. Hannon came in midway through Furman's loss, 47-45, triple overtime loss to Coastal Carolina and threw for 255 yards and four TDs. He'll be the first freshman to start at quarterback since 1997 when his cousin, Justin Hill, did it.

Clemson: WR Sammy Watkins is back in the lineup for the first time this season after serving a two-game suspension for his drug arrest in May. Watkins had an All-American season as a freshman with school single-season marks of 1,219 yards and 12 TDs receiving.

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