CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson star James Davis has never won in his hometown of Atlanta. He says he hopes to end that streak Saturday night when the ninth-ranked Tigers take on No. 24 Alabama at the Georgia Dome.
It's something Davis and fellow hometown players, quarterback Cullen Harper and receiver Aaron Kelly, have tried to accomplish for several seasons. This time, they want to prove themselves.
As a freshman, Davis and the Tigers lost at Georgia Tech, 10-9. Davis had been the team's leading rusher, but got just one yard because of a broken wrist. Last year, Davis returned to face Tech, but the Yellow Jackets prevailed, 13-3, and limited Davis to 60 yards rushing. This year, he hopes, will be different.