Chick-Fil-A Bowl Notes


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Clemson Tigers
Record, 2007............................................9-3 (5-3 ACC)
Location.......................................................Clemson, SC
Colors......................Burnt Orange and Northwest Purple
Enrollment.............................................................17,309
Athletic Director..............................Dr. Terry Don Phillips
Head Coach.......Tommy Bowden, West Virginia, 1977
Clemson Record/ninth season.....................69-41 (.627)
Home Record.......................................................42-16
Away Record........................................................23-21
Neutral Record.........................................................4-4
ACC Record.........................................................42-30
Career Record/ninth season........................87-45 (.660)
Record against Auburn................................................0-0
Offensive Coordinator...................................Rob Spence
Defensive Coordinator.................................Vic Koenning 

Auburn Tigers
Record, 2007............................8-4 overall (5-3 in SEC)
Location..........................................................Auburn, AL
Colors.................................Burnt Orange and Navy Blue
Enrollment.............................................................23,547
Athletic Director..............................................Jay Jacobs
Coach:... Tommy Tuberville (Southern Arkansas?76)
at Auburn / 9th season..............................79-33 (.705)
Career Record/13th season...................104-53 (.662)
Record against Clemson.............................................0-0
Offensive Coordinator.......................................Al Borges
Defensive Coordinator..............................Will Muschamp
SID e-mail..................................sampska@auburn.edu
Web Site...................................www..auburntigers.com

Clemson vs. Auburn Series

Auburn has a 32-11-2 lead in the series with Clemson. Auburn has beaten Clemson 12 consecutive games. Clemson has not gained a victory since 1951, a 34-0 win at Clemson. That win gave Clemson five wins in six meetings against Auburn between 1946-51. Clemson wins in 1948, 1950 and 1951 clinched bowl games for the Tigers.

Clemson defeated Auburn in 1947 by a score of 34-18 as Bobby Gage threw four touchdown passes and gained 374 yards of total offense, both single game records at the time.

Auburn and Clemson first met in 1899 and Auburn came away with a 34-0 win at Auburn. Clemson won three of the next four, including
a 16-0 win at Auburn in 1902. Clemson?s coach in that game was the legendary John Heisman.

The two teams have met just once since 1971 and that was the 21-17 Auburn victory
in the 1998 (1997 season) Chick-fil-A Bowl. In that 1971 game at Clemson, Auburn defeated Clemson 35-13 behind Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan.

This year?s game could be a defensive struggle and that was certainly the case in the last meeting. Both teams are ranked in the top 10 in the nation in scoring defense and total defense entering the contest.

In that 21-17 Auburn victory in the 1998 Chick-fil-A Bowl, Clemson gained just 146 yards of total offense, 60 rushing and 86 passing
and had just four first downs. Despite the offensive problems, Clemson had a 17-6 lead entering the fourth period, thanks to a record three blocked punts by the Tigers special teams, including two by Rahim Abdullah and one by future NFL first-round draft choice Rod Gardner.

But, Auburn scored 15 points in the fourth period to gain the victory. Raymond Priester led Clemson with 19-62 rushing, but Nealon Greene completed just 11-26 passes for 86 yards.

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