Nov. 21, 2002
Frank Howard was a legend in the coaching profession duringthe mid-20th century. He had 165 wins in 30 years (1940-69) atClemson and helped create the great rivalry that Clemson-SouthCarolina is today. Pictured is Ring of Honor member Banks McFaddenagainst South Carolina in 1939. Clemson defeated South Carolina27-0 in the game. Legendary Tiger Head Coach Frank Howard kisses”Big Thursday” goodbye. Clemson never had a home game in thisseries prior to 1960. Little-used placekicker Rodney Rogers kickedthe game-winning field goal in the waning moments in Clemson’s20-17 win over a Dan Reeves-led South Carolina team in 1962. JerryButler, perhaps Clemson’s greatest receiver ever, pulls down “TheCatch” at South Carolina in 1977. His famed touchdown receptionhelped the Tigers defeat the Gamecocks 31-27. As a freshman in1981, William Perry helped Clemson to the National Championship anda 29-13 victory over South Carolina in Columbia. Rod Gardner hauledin this 50-yard reception to South Carolina’s 8-yard line with only10 seconds remaining in the 2000 game. “The Catch II” set up AaronHunt’s game-winning field goal as the Tigers defeated the Gamecocks16-14. .
March 14, 2019