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December 31st Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

1996 Peach Bowl Vs. LSU

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Today’s photo is a trip back to December 28th, 1996 and the Peach Bowl. The photo shows Raymond Priester breaking through a hole against the LSU defense.

LSU Quarterback Herb Tyle led a balanced attack against a stubborn Clemson sqaud to send LSU to a 10-7 victory in the Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome.

Clemson jumped in front early after LSU turned the ball over deep in Clemson territory. Clemson quarterback Nealon Greene took the ball in from five yards out for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. As the defenses shined in this Peach Bowl, it would be Clemson's only points of the night.

Kevin Faulk evened the game at 7-7 with a 3-yard scamper that capped an efficient 80-yard drive. Wade Richey added a 22-yard field goal just before intermission to give the Tigers a 10-7 lead.

In a see-saw defensive battle in which neither team got into an offensive rhythm in the second half, the teams exchanged punts before Clemson mounted a late attack. Aaron Adams blocked a 52-yard Clemson field goal attempt with under two minutes remaining to seal the victory for LSU.

Herb Tyler was named MVP of the game after completing 14-of-21 passes for 163 yards while rushing for an additional 38.

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