Topic: On This Date: 1981 (3)Clemson- 82 Wake Forest- 24
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On This Date: 1981 (3)Clemson- 82 Wake Forest- 24

Posted: Oct 31, 2020, 5:21 PM

No. 3 Clemson Rolls By Wake Forest 82-24
NY Times / AP
Published: November 1, 1981


CLEMSON, S.C., Oct. 31— Chuck McSwain ran for 90 yards and three touchdowns today as unbeaten Clemson defeated Wake Forest, 82-24. Clemson won its eighth game and scored more points than any other team in Atlantic Coast Conference history; the previous record was set in 1954 when Maryland beat Missouri, 74-13.

Clemson scored on all but two possessions, and had 49 points by Halftime. The Tigers set a team record for total offense, gaining more than 750 yards. Cliff Austin scored two of Clemson's touchdowns, on runs of 4 and 3 yards. Clemson's longest scoring effort came on the first play of second half, when the quarterback Homer Jordan connected with Perry Tuttle.

Wake Forest (3-6) scored on passes of 17 and 5 yards from Gary Schofield to Kenny Duckett, a 1-yard run by Carlos Cunningham and a for a 75-yard touchdown. Later, Tuttle caught another touchdown pass from Jordan, this one a 25-yarder.

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Was there for most of it

Posted: Oct 31, 2020, 5:26 PM

Raised the flag and watched the 1st q from the top of the hill by the flagpole. Went up to my room at the end of the 1st to change out of my uniform and came back and watched 3rd & 4th quarter from the student section.

Was great fun.

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