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On This Date: 1989 (13)Clemson- 45 South Carolina- 0
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On This Date: 1989 (13)Clemson- 45 South Carolina- 0

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Nov 18, 2021, 1:58 PM

Columbia, SC

Please see Joe Cobb's Orange Pants story re this game. The link is at the bottom of this post

Clemson 45, South Carolina 0

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Terry Allen and Tony Kennedy scored two touchdowns each Saturday night to help No. 13 Clemson whip cross-state rival South Carolina 45-0.

The Tigers, expected to receive a bid to meet West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, improved to 8-2. The Gamecocks close their season at 5-4-1 after their worst loss to Clemson since a 51-0 drubbing in 1900.

South Carolina, without injured quarterback Todd Ellis, could do little against the stronger, more experienced Clemson defense. The Tigers held USC to 155 yards total offense, intercepted three passes and registered two sacks for 20 yards in losses. South Carolina quarterbacks Dickie DeMasi and Pat Turner completed 7 of 15 passes for 36 yards.

Clemson put the game away in little more than six minutes. Allen, who rushed for 97 yards on 14 carries before leaving the game with a knee injury late in the first half, scored on a 12-yard run with 8:49 left in the first quarter. Twenty seconds later, Jerome Henderson intercepted a DeMasi pass to set up a 54-yard drive capped by Allen's 1-yard score with 4:53 to go in the period.

Chris Gardocki's 28-yard field goal with 9:17 left in the second quarter gave Clemson a 17-0 lead.

The Tigers drove 87 yards on their next possession with Chris Morocco tossing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Rodney Fletcher to push the margin to 24-0 at halftime.

Kennedy's 30-yard touchdown run with 4:26 to go in the third quarter made it 31-0. Clemson completed the rout with Junior Hall dashing 22 yards for a touchdown and Kennedy scoring from 1-yard out after Clemson's Kenzil Jackson blocked a punt.

Joe Henderson carried 19 times for 88 yards and Kennedy gained 67 yards on 9 carries for Clemson.

South Carolina's best scoring chances were a missed 47-yard field goal attempt by Collin Mackie in the second quarter and deseration pass by DeMasi intercepted in the end zone by Eric Jeter on the last play of the game.

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Nov 18, 2021, 2:09 PM

Coach Ford's last regular season game.

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Nov 18, 2021, 2:10 PM

Your post and the Orange Pants story both deserve a Thumbs Up!

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ROLL CALL - who was there?

Nov 18, 2021, 2:12 PM

I was, with the future Mrs. dsgriff! Prior to that game, I always wondered who sat in the very top row of the upper deck, all the way in the corner. At that game, it was me...worst seat in the roach!

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Nov 18, 2021, 2:58 PM

Yep with my Dad surrounded by Coots. Extremely enjoyable game for us. Trash talk from the Coots was all pregame.

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I was there !!!!***

Nov 18, 2021, 3:00 PM

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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

what a revenge game. Sat through 87 (Tannyhill)

Nov 18, 2021, 4:26 PM

89 was such sweet revenge after suffering through the 87 game. I vowed I would never go back to doo doo ice stadium, but I did in 2015, because it was 2015.

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Nov 18, 2021, 2:13 PM

I was there. What a fun night!!

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I was there...Cold but fun.

Nov 18, 2021, 2:18 PM

I gave my brother, who is deceased now, also a coot grad, Zero candy bars on his plate for Thanksgiving. And then everyone at the table shook their car keys at him when he sat down. What a fun time when the game was before thanksgiving.

And then right before desert, I said uh oh touchdown Tigers!

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Re: I was there...Cold but fun.

Nov 18, 2021, 4:04 PM

When we beat the DirtPeckers 63-17 I called my Dirtpecker brother for a week and left messages on his answering machine with....Dan...Clemson Scored Again !!!!!!!!!!

P.S. One of his son's is a Clemson Graduate Bachelors and Masters degrees...son number two is in the class 2023 . The oldest upon his graduation said Uncle you were right...I'd be a Tiger one day...and he is..lives and teaches there too .

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Nov 18, 2021, 2:23 PM

I remember sitting there in the end zone somebody brought a down pillow and was throwing thousands of feathers around everywhere. Were any of you around me?

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Nov 18, 2021, 4:18 PM

as there, invited by my fiance', sat with her boss in the USC upper donor level, and was cheering '50, 50, we want 50"
Don't know how she still married me but I don't dare to mention it.
What a game, what a day to be a Tiger fan.

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