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Clemson To Play In 32nd Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Nov. 29, 1999

* Video Press Conference

CLEMSON, S.C.-Clemson announced on Monday that it has accepted an invitation to play in the 32nd Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on December 30, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. Clemson’s opponent in the game is Mississippi State.

This will be Clemson’s 23rd appearance in a bowl game and its fifth appearance in the Peach Bowl. Four of Clemson’s five Peach Bowl appearances have come in the 1990s, with the last being in 1997.

The Tigers have a 12-10 record in bowl games and the .545 winning percentage is 13th best in NCAA history. Clemson’s 12 bowl victories rank in a tie for 20th in NCAA history. This will be Clemson’s 12th bowl game since 1985, a 15-year period.

TICKET INFORMATION All IPTAY members will receive a bowl ticket application. The deadline to place an order is Friday, December 10. Tickets are $45 each. IPTAY members or general public may also order over the phone by calling 1-800-CLEMSON or on-line at

TIGER BOWL FACTS *Clemson (6-5, 5-3 in the ACC) concluded the regular season with a 31-21 win over South Carolina in Columbia to become bowl eligible. *Clemson has 16 players on its active roster for this bowl game who have played in a bowl game previously for Clemson. *Clemson’s nine assistant coaches and head coach Tommy Bowden have coached in a combined 57 bowl games entering this year’s Peach Bowl. *First-year Clemson coaches are 5-1 in bowl games. Clemson coach Tommy Bowden will be making his first appearance in a bowl as a head coach. The only Clemson coach to lose his first bowl game was Charley Pell, who was defeated in 1977 by Pittsburgh in the Gator Bowl. Jess Neely, Frank Howard, Danny Ford, Ken Hatfield and Tommy West won bowl games in their first season as Clemson head coach. *Clemson’s last bowl appearance came in 1997 when the Tigers lost to Auburn 21-17.


1979     Baylor          L     18-24 1993     Kentucky        W     14-13 1996     LSU             L      7-10 1997     Auburn          L     17-21