Clemson Headed to Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl


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Clemson, SC-Clemson accepted an invitation to the Crucial.com
Humanitarian Bowl Tuesday. The Tigers will play Louisiana Tech in
the contest that will be played in Boise, ID. The contest will
kickoff at 12:30 PM Eastern time on December 31st and will be
televised by ESPN.


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This will be the first meeting between Clemson and Louisiana
Tech, but the Tigers are scheduled to play Louisiana Tech in the
second game of the 2002 season on September 7th at Clemson. Clemson
enters the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl with a 6-5 record, while
Louisiana Tech is 7-4.


This will be Clemson's 25th bowl appearance, the third
consecutive year the Tigers have been in a bowl and the 14th bowl
trip in the last 17 years. Head coach Tommy Bowden is the first
coach to take Clemson to a bowl game each of his first three years
with the school.


Both Clemson and Louisiana Tech have had productive offenses
this year. Led by quarterback Woodrow Dantzler, the Tigers averaged
421 yards per game in total offense. Dantzler ranks eighth in the
nation in total offense with 305 yards per game. Louisiana Tech
averages 422 yards per game and is led by quarterback Luke McCown,
who is fourth in the nation in total offense with 316.4 yards per
game. Clemson averages 29 points per game, while Louisiana Tech
averages 34.7 yards per outing.


Tickets for this game are available on line by going to
www.clemsontigers.com, or by calling the Clemson ticket office at
1-800-CLEMSON.

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