Clemson-Coastal: Thumbs up, thumbs down

October 31, 2009 

THUMBS UP

Jacoby Ford

By throwing for a 23-yard scoring pass in the second quarter, Ford, a senior receiver, became the second player in Clemson history to account for a touchdown five different ways: passing, receiving, pass receiving, rushing, kickoff return and punt return. The other is C.J. Spiller.

The backups

With Kyle Parker exiting early in the third quarter and Spiller getting only five carries on the day, Willy Korn, Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper took advantage of their opportunities. Korn passed and ran for touchdowns, Ellington had a 55-yard scoring run, Harper busted out for 76 yards and a touchdown.

The fans

The game ended early enough for everyone to get home in time to trick-or-treat.

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THUMBS DOWN

Coastal's offense

The Chants had the ball six times in the first half and never crossed midfield. They got as far as their own 47, but quarterback Jamie Childers threw an interception. They finally broke past the 50 in their fourth-quarter field-goal drive against the Clemson subs.

The weather

Clemson fans, who got soaked ’t been able to enjoy a totally sunny game day all season. On the bright side, sales of orange rain ponchos are way up.

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