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

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Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 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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I went with my gf now wife

Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:01 PM

it was very cold night in Columbia made better by the fact they were all gone a few minutes into the 3rd quarter.

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Possibly the best night I've had in

Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:07 PM

Columbia...ever. The game and the post-game activities were incredible.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:12 PM

I had been married to my coot wife just a few months at that time. Sure made Christmas with the in-laws easy that first year. Still married 31 years, 26 happily.

Go Tigers!

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That night brings back a lot of memories with friends and my

Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:23 PM

younger brother. That was a great night.

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I gave my brother, who was a USuCk alumni, a

Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:48 PM

zero candy bar when we were all together for Thanksgiving that year. He has passed away now, I always knew cheering for the c00t5 would kill him.


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Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:47 PM

Wow...... never heard the Joe Cobb story of Ford and the orange pants. That will get you FIRED UP!!! Thanks


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Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 2:58 PM

I remember that game well and enjoyed every second of it. I still have a tape somewhere. That was Danny's last regular season game, and Terry Allen's last game ever as a Tiger.

In our first 35 offensive plays, we passed only twice, and one of those was for a TD.


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Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 5:14 PM

That was my first trip to WB and it was a blast.


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Posted: Nov 20, 2020, 7:13 AM

That orange pants story was awesome.


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