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On This Date: 1988 (17)Clemson- 37 North Carolina- 14

Posted: Nov 5, 2020, 2:44 PM

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Clemson Cruises To 37-14 Victory Over 'Heels

In 1988 Clemson again carried a 6-2 record into its conference showdown with North Carolina, placing the Tigers at #17 in the country, while the Tar Heels, under first-year head coach Mack Brown, limped into Death Valley at 1-7 and unranked nationally.

Senior signal-caller Rodney Williams directed a strong ground attack paced by the sensational sophomore tailback Terry Allen and powered by fullbacks Chris Lancaster and Tracy Johnson. A punishing Tiger defense, led up front by DT Raymond Chavous, LBs Doug Brewster and Vince Taylor, and in the backend by CB Donnell Woolford and S James Lott, stifled the hapless ‘Heels to come away with a 37-14 win. UNC continued their futility to finish unranked at 1-10.

Clemson finished the year with a third straight ACC title at 10-2 (6-1 ACC), polishing it all off with a gripping 13-6 victory over Barry Switzer's 10th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Florida Citrus Bowl to garner a #9 final ranking.

The Press Box at Memorial Stadium was also dedicated as Bob Bradley Press Box on this day, prior to the game against UNC. It was a special occasion as several of Bradleys former students and media members with whom he had worked with as SID for 34 years returned to celebrate Bob and a Clemson Victory over the Heels.

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Re: On This Date: 1988 (17)Clemson- 37 North Carolina- 14

Posted: Nov 5, 2020, 3:25 PM

Back when plays had a point of attack and the OL pushed back the DL. Unlike todays hat on a hat and let the back pick the gap assuming there is one


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