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Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 4th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson vs. Georgia In 1981


(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is from the 1981 Clemson/Georgia game and shows William Perry and Danny Triplett tackling Hershel Walker.

The defending National Champion Georgia Bulldogs came to Clemson on September 19, 1981. Georgia had won the National Championship by AP and UPI behind freshman Herschel Walker in 1980 with a perfect season.

They came to Clemson for the third game of the 1981 season and the Tigers won the contest 13-3. Homer Jordan, a native of Athens, GA, threw for 135 yards and rushed for 59 in leading the Tigers to the victory.

Clemson’s defense forced nine turnovers (recorded by nine different players) in holding the Bulldogs without a touchdown. It was the only regular season loss of Herschel Walker’s Georgia career.

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