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Tiger Tracks Flashbacks: Clemson Defeats Miami in 1950 & 2004

Tiger Tracks Flashbacks: Clemson Defeats Miami in 1950 & 2004

Sept. 14, 2005

Clemson’s first victory in the series took place in the Orange Bowl game at the end of the 1950 season. Frank Howard and the Tigers won that game, 15-14, when Clemson middle guard Sterling Smith tackled Miami running back Frank Smith in the end zone for a safety with under two minutes left. It is one of just two times Miami (FL) has lost an Orange Bowl game since 1950. The only other time Miami (FL) has lost an Orange Bowl postseason game was in 1995 (end of the 1994 season) when Nebraska defeated the Hurricanes, 24-17. In 2004, the Tigers overcame a 17-3 deficit to win 24-17 in overtime. It was Miami’s first loss at home against a league opponent since 1998. It was also only Miami’s third loss in their last 177 games when leading after three quarters. Video Highlights of Clemson Athletics

1950 – Clemson 15, Miami 14Sterling Smith gets the safety to put the Tigers up for good … Watch (1.0 MB)

2004 – Clemson 24, Miami 17Fake Field Goal Fools Hurricanes … Watch (1.5 MB)

Reggie Merriweather Mauls Miami…Watch (1.9 MB)

Tye Hill Stand Tall…Watch (2.5 MB)

Kyle Browning Blows Up Devin Hester…Watch (1.6 MB)

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