Frank Howard Kisses Big Thursday Goodbye In ‘59
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Today’s photo is a classic of Frank Howard at Williams Brice Stadium in 1959 kissing the Big Thursday game goodbye.
During the Big Thursday games (all of which were played in Columbia), Clemson held a modest 33-21-3 record against the Gamecocks over 61 years.
Coach Howard, coming off several losing games against the Gamecocks, told his team he wanted the ’59 game to be a special win for Clemson. The Tigers, behind Howard’s fiery pregame speech, used revenge as a motivator and defeated the Gamecocks on the last Big Thursday game.
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