»
Topic: On This Date: 1978 (20)Clemson- 33 NC State- 10
Replies: 6   Last Post: Oct 28, 2021, 12:27 PM by: dixiedon
GIVE AN AWARD
Use your CatCoins™ to grant this post a special award and grant the author bonus CatCoins™!


YOUR BALANCE
monetization_on
[ Tiger Boards - Clemson Football ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 6  

On This Date: 1978 (20)Clemson- 33 NC State- 10

[3]
Oct 28, 2021, 8:55 AM
Reply

10/28/1978
Raleigh, NC

Lester Brown > Ted Brown

In 1978 Charley Pell's final Clemson squad came into the Textile Bowl at 5-1 and #20 in the nation to take on Bo Rein's 5-1 but unranked NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh.



Led by QB Steve Fuller, RB Lester Brown, and WRs Jerry Butler and Dwight Clark on offense, along with LBs Bubba Brown and Randy Scott on defense, the Tigers completed a 33-10 massacre of the ‘Pack. Clemson would finish the 11-1 (6-0 ACC) ACC championship season off in style by beating Woody Hayes's last Ohio State Buckeye team 17-15 in Jacksonville, FL at the Gator Bowl to end up at #6 in the final polls.



NC State would complete a 9-3 season by beating Pittsburgh in the Tangerine Bowl to finish fifteenth in the nation.



2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Best Is The Standard


That was my first time attending a game at NC State.***

[1]
Oct 28, 2021, 9:10 AM
Reply



2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-20yr.jpg flag link

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


Re: On This Date: 1978 (20)Clemson- 33 NC State- 10


Oct 28, 2021, 9:32 AM
Reply

Bo Rein's death - that was a sad story

badge-donor-05yr.jpgringofhonor-74tiger.jpg flag link

Indeed !!!


Oct 28, 2021, 10:20 AM
Reply

Following the 1979 season, Rein left NC State to become the head coach at LSU. In early January, while returning from a recruiting trip, his plane crashed. There were no survivors and Rein never coached a game for LSU.

The flight was supposed to be just a short trip (less than one hour) but something went terribly awry and the pilot got lost trying to avoid a storm. The plane drifted 1000 miles off course and climbed to an altitude well over the planes maximum certified rating.

The cause of the crash was never determined but the though was the cabin likely depressurized and caused the occupants to black-out. The plan crashed in the ocean after running out of fuel. The bodies of Rein and the pilot were never found.

A sad story indeed !!!




2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-20yr.jpg flag link

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


“Our Brown’s better than your Brown”


Oct 28, 2021, 9:53 AM
Reply

Bubba Brown and Randy Scott were a awesome to watch.

badge-donor-05yr.jpg flag link

Re: On This Date: 1978 (20)Clemson- 33 NC State- 10


Oct 28, 2021, 11:14 AM
Reply

As I recall, all anyone in the media talked about before the game was Ted Brown, but Lester Brown stole the show. Great game.

2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg flag link

Re: On This Date: 1978 (20)Clemson- 33 NC State- 10


Oct 28, 2021, 12:27 PM
Reply

I was at that game and when State had the ball where the Clemson fans were THEIR QB had to back off due to the noise

flag link


Replies: 6  

TIGER TICKETS

FB GAME: ACC Championship
FOR SALE: 2 tickets to the ACCCG in section 543, row 1A. Great seats in the front row at the 30 yard line. Mob...

Buy or Sell CU Tickets and More in Tiger Tickets!

[ Tiger Boards - Clemson Football ]
Start New Topic
451 people have read this post