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Game 3: Clemson

September 20
Memorial Stadium
Clemson, SC

General Information

Location: Clemson, SC
Stadium: Memorial (81,473)
Surface: Natural Grass
Enrollment: 16,327
Founded: 1893
Colors: Burnt Orange & Northwest Purple
Nickname: Tigers
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Offensive System: Multiple I
Defensive System: Multiple 50
1996 Record: 7-5
1996 Conference Record/Finish: 6-2/3rd
1996 Bowl Appearance: Peach
President: Dr. Constantine "Deno" Curris
Athletic Director: Bobby Robinson
Sports Publicist: Tim Bourret
Assistant Publicist: Sam Blackman
SID Mailing Address: P.O. Box 632, Clemson, SC 29633

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tommy West (Tennessee '76)
Record at CU: 21-15 (3 years)
Overall Record: 25-22 (4 years)
Assistant Coaches: David Bisbee (Outside Linebackers); Rich Bisaccia (Running Backs/Special Teams); Steve Ensminger (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Charlie Harbison (Defensive Backs); Les Herrin (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator); Reggie Herring (Inside Linebackers); John Latina (Centers/Guards); Rick Stockstill (Wide Receivers); Mack McWhorter (Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends)

Player Information

Lettermen Returning: (O) 28, (D) 21
Lettermen Lost: (O) 5, (D) 10
Starters Returning: (O) 8, (D) 6
Starters Lost: (O) 3, (D) 5
Specialists Returning/Lost: 7/0
Offensive Starters Returning: Jim Bundren (OT); Glen Rountree (OG); Nealon Greene (QB); Raymond Priester (TB); Kenya Crooks (SE); Lamont Hall (TE); Holland Postell (OT); Matt Bulter (SS)
Defensive Starters Returning: Anthony Simmons (LB); Raymond White (MG); Adrian Dingle (OLB); Mond Wilson (LB); Howard Bartley (OLB); Antwan Edwards (SS)
Returning Specialist: Kevin Laird (P); Matt Padgett (PK)
All-Star Candidates: Raymond Priester (TB); Anthony Simmons (LB); Jim Burdren (OT); Glenn Roundtree (OG)

Game Notes

Florida State leads the all-time series with Clemson 8-2, 5-0 since joining the ACC in 1992...Bobby Bowden is 6-2 vs. Clemson ...last season, Thad Busby threw for over 300 yards and four touchdowns in FSU's 34-3 victory...E.G. Green had five catches for 156 yards and two TDs...Dee Feaster ran back a 79-yard punt return for the game's final score...in 1993, FSU handed the Tigers their worst loss in 62 years, when the Seminoles won 57-0 in Tallahassee...Clemson was the sight of one of the most historic games in FSU history when the Tribe hit a field goal to win the 1988 game that was set up by the infamous "puntrooskie" play...Clemson is one of six former national champions on FSU's 1997 schedule...Clemson assistants Rick Stockstill and Reggie Herring both played for FSU...Stockstill as the starting QB in 1980-81 and Herring a linebacker in 1979-80...FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews served in the same capacity at Clemson from 1977-80...three Seminoles are from the state of South Carolina...13 rostered Tigers hail from the state of Florida.

Tiger Schedule & Results

1997 Schedule
September    6  APPALACIAN STATE
September   13  at NC State September
September   20  FLORIDA STATE
September   27  at Georgia Tech
October      4  UTEP
October     11  VIRGINIA
October     25  at Maryland
November     1  at Wake Forest
November     8  DUKE
November    15  NORTH CAROLINA
November    22  at South Carolina

1996 Results (7-5)

                     CU-OPP
at North Carolina      0-45
FURMAN                 19-3
at Missouri           24-38
WAKE FOREST           21-10
at Florida State       3-34
at Duke                13-6
GEORGIA TECH          28-25
MARYLAND               35-3
at Virginia           24-16
NC State              40-17
SOUTH CAROLINA        31-34
LSU (Peach Bowl)       7-10

All-Time Series

(W-8, L-2)
Year    Site             Score
1970    Tallahassee      38-13
1975    Clemson           43-7
1976    Tallahassee      12-15
1988    Clemson          24-21
1989    Tallahassee      23-34
1992    Clemson          24-20
1993    Tallahassee       57-0
1994    Tallahassee       17-0
1995    Clemson          45-26
1996    Tallahassee       34-3

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