Scores

Final

North Carolina 28

(1-7, 0-4 ACC)

Clemson 36

(5-3, 3-2 ACC)

12:00 PM ET, October 25, 2003

Memorial Stadium, CLEMSON, SC

1 2 3 4 T
UNC 0 14 14 028
CLEM 13 3 14 636

CLEMSON 36, NORTH CAROLINA 28

CLEMSON, South Carolina (Ticker) -- Derrick Hamilton returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score and caught a 69-yard touchdown pass as Clemson held on for a 36-28 victory over North Carolina.

Hamilton opened the scoring early, capping a 93-yard drive with his first career catch against the Tar Heels. He gave the Tigers the lead for good at 30-28 with the longest kickoff return of his career with 6:28 left in the third quarter.

Clemson (4-3, 3-2 ACC) had a 13-0 cushion after just 6 1/2 minutes, but North Carolin scored 21 of the next 24 points and took a 21-16 lead on Ronnie McGill's seven-yard TD run with 10:37 left in the third.

Tigers quarterback Charlie Whitehurst finished an 80-yard drive with a one-yard plunge, but the Tar Heels responded quickly as Darian Durant scored on a 63-yard run just 75 seconds later.

Hamilton returned the ensuing kickoff the distance and Clemson's Aaron Hunt kicked a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter.

Durant was leading North Carolina (1-6, 0-4) on a potential game-tying drive in the final minutes but fumbled at the 1 yard line after a 15-yard run. The Tigers recovered in the end zone and ran out the clock.

Durant, who was 11-of-11 against Clemson as a freshman last season, completed 19-of-31 passes for 209 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. He ran 10 times for 110 yards.

Whitehurst was 18-of-34 for 309 yards. Hamilton caught three passes for 102 yards and Airese Currie had four receptions for 87.

Clemson's Duane Coleman ran for 111 yards on 13 carries and Chad Jasmin rushed 17 times for 81 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNC
CLEM
1st Downs2224
Total Yards495528
Passing208309
Rushing287219
Penalties4-363-19
3rd Down Conversions6-134-13
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers40
Possession29:5330:07

Passing Leaders

North CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Durant19/312086.713-
ClemsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Whitehur...18/343099.110-

Rushing Leaders

North CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Durant1011011.0163
Scott12736.1013
ClemsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman131118.5050
Jasmin17814.8113

Receiving Leaders

North CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pollock56212.4026
Blizzard45112.8032
ClemsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Currie48721.8039
Coleman44812.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNCCLEM
TD9:26DERRICK HAMILTON 69 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE WHITEHURST (AARON HUNT KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 93 yards.
07
TD5:40CHAD JASMIN 1 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 76 yards.
013
SECOND QUARTERUNCCLEM
TD13:09ADARIUS BOWMAN 21 YD PASS FROM DARIAN DURANT (DAN ORNER KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 68 yards.
713
TD6:39JACQUE LEWIS 3 YD RUN (DAN ORNER KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 42 yards.
1413
FG0:01AARON HUNT 41 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 65 yards.
1416
THIRD QUARTERUNCCLEM
TD10:37RONNIE MCGILL 7 YD RUN (DAN ORNER KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yards.
2116
TD7:58CHARLIE WHITEHURST 1 YD RUN (AARON HUNT KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards.
2123
TD6:43DARIAN DURANT 63 YD RUN (DAN ORNER KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 74 yards.
2823
TD6:28DERRICK HAMILTON 100 YD KICK RETURN (AARON HUNT KICK)2830
FOURTH QUARTERUNCCLEM
FG10:49AARON HUNT 27 YD FG
Drive info: 9 plays, 70 yards.
2833
FG3:10AARON HUNT 23 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yards.
2836