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1 Tigers Continue to find ways to win on Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:05 am

For the third straight game, Clemson trailed going into the fourth quarter and for the second week in a row they rallied to force OT and went on to win this one in the third OT period. This team seems to have something special this year finally making the plays when necessary to win the game.

The game started ominously for the tigers as QB Kyle Parker was blindside and floated a pick to a UNC linebacker who took it in for 6. After a holding call negated a kickoff return for a tiger TD, RB Andre Ellington was hit in the backfield and fumbled and UNC scooped it and scored for a 14 - 0 lead. Despite the lead, the UNC offense was held in check by the tigers for most of the game.

Clemson then mounted a scoring drive to cut the lead to 14 - 7, but UNC's offense found a rhythm and scored a TD just before the half to take a 21 - 7 lead into the second half.

Neither team could generated any offense in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Kyle Parker scored on a 2 yard run to get the tigers within 7. On the ensuing UNC possession, Clemson linebacker Daniel Andrews picked off the UNC QB deep in tarheel territory. Parker threw his second TD pass of the game to tie it up at 21. Both teams had late drives end just outside of FG range as time expired in regulation.

In OT, UNC and Clemson traded TD's in the first two periods. In the third OT, the Tiger D forced UNC into 4th and 4 inside the 10 and the tarheels elected to settle for the FG. Clemson utilized its ground game to drive to the two where Jamie Harper bulled in for the winning TD and a final margin of 34 - 31.

The resilient tigers will travel to NC State next week hoping to not have to play a third straight OT contest.

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2 Re: Tigers Continue to find ways to win on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:22 pm

Good win! If we both continue winning our Florida State vs Clemson game is going to be a great game! ESPN Instant Classic!

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3 Re: Tigers Continue to find ways to win on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:16 pm

Nice win.

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