Boxscore
Clemson 35, North Texas 10
Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 75000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Texas 0 7 0 3 10
Clemson 7 14 7 7 35

Recap

Quarterback Kyle Parker passed for two touchdowns, while tailbacks Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper each rushed for over 100 yards and accounted for two scores as Clemson wore down North Texas, 35-10, in Saturday’s season opener at Clemson Memorial Stadium.

Parker, who is playing his final collegiate football season before embarking on a professional baseball career, completed 9-of-17 passes for 170 yards with touchdown passes to Harper and Brandon Clear to help the Tigers forge an insurmountable 21-7 halftime lead.

Ellington finished with 123 yards on 12 carries, scoring from 60 yards out just 16 seconds into the game to put the hosts ahead for good before adding a 14-yard scoring run late in the third quarter. Harper added 101 yards and a touchdown on nine rushes and also hauled in an 8-yard second-quarter scoring pass from Parker.

The Mean Green fell to 0-1 despite totaling more offense (462 yards to 423 yards) than their hosts, running nearly twice as many offensive plays (83 to 46) and dominating time of possession (41:52 to 18:08).

The Tigers, who host Presbyterian next week, have now won 21 of their last 27 season openers.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:44
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - North Texas 0
2nd Quarter - 2:50
Clemson   TD  Clemson 14 - North Texas 0
2nd Quarter - 1:13
North Texas   TD  Clemson 14 - North Texas 7
2nd Quarter - 0:34
Clemson   TD  Clemson 21 - North Texas 7
3rd Quarter - 2:31
Clemson   TD  Clemson 28 - North Texas 7
4th Quarter - 12:27
North Texas   FG  Clemson 28 - North Texas 10
4th Quarter - 9:05
Clemson   TD  Clemson 35 - North Texas 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Texas Clemson
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Texas Clemson
Score 10 35
First Downs 25 15
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-22
50%
2-for-9
22%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 462 423
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 49-193 25-246
Average/Rush 3.9 9.8
Passing
Comp-Att 22-33 10-21
Passing Yards 269 177
Average/Pass Play 7.1 8.0
Penalties-Yards 7-70 5-48
Fumbles-Lost 4-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 41:52 18:08

PLAYER STATS

North Texas (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Tune 19/29 240 1 2
D. Thompson 3/3 29 0 0
T. Stradford 0/1 0 0 0
Clemson (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Parker 9/17 170 2 1
T. Boyd 1/4 7 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Dunbar 23 116 5.0 0
J. Hamilton 6 52 8.7 0
N. Tune 15 13 0.9 0
B. Byrd 2 7 3.5 0
D. Thompson 2 4 2.0 0
R. Dodge 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 12 122 10.2 2
J. Harper 9 102 11.3 1
J. Brown 1 18 18.0 0
R. McDowell 2 5 2.5 0
K. Parker 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Carey 4 73 18.2 1
J. Jackson 3 65 21.7 0
L. Dunbar 2 62 31.0 0
A. Lott 3 31 10.3 0
B. Johnson 3 17 5.7 0
C. Bynes 1 10 10.0 0
B. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
W. Taylor 1 6 6.0 0
J. Hamilton 3 2 0.7 0
N. Tune 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Clear 1 70 70.0 1
B. McNeal 2 34 17.0 0
D. Allen 1 24 24.0 0
D. Hopkins 2 23 11.5 0
J. Brown 2 14 7.0 0
J. Harper 1 8 8.0 1
A. Ellington 1 4 4.0 0
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