College Football Belt - 1988 Furman at Clemson
 

Furman

Paladins

Clemson

Tigers ©

Played September 10, 1988

at Memorial Stadium

Clemson, South Carolina

  

 

Teams' Belt Records

 

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Furman 0                                
Clemson © 2 3 1 0 .750 2 1 0 .667         1 0 0 1.000

 

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Furman

0

3

0

0

3

Clemson

7

6

7

3

23

 

The 3rd ranked, 1-0 Clemson Tigers of coach Danny Ford hosted the 1-0 Furman Paladins coached by Jimmy Satterfield.  Furman became the second Division 1-AA team to play for The Belt Ė Division 1-AA Montana State had lost to Washington State in 1983.  This battle featured much stronger teams from both divisions.  Clemson's All-ACC RB Terry Allen scored 2 touchdown & PK Chris Gardocki kicked 3 field goals as the Tigers retained The Belt with a 23-3 victory over the Paladins.  Allenís 1-yard touchdown run accounted for the only points of the 1st quarter.  Furman's PK Glen Connally kicked a 48-yard field goal for the Paladinsí only points but Gardocki connected on kicks of 38 & 46 yards giving the Tigers a 13-3 halftime lead.  Allenís 7-yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter gave the Tigers what a appeared to be a secure 20-3 lead since the Paladins had been unable to mount an offensive threat.  Gardockiís 31-yard field goal in the 4th quarter closed the scoring.  Furman held the ball for 34:36 of the game but 3 lost fumbles prevented them from challenging for the upset.  Williams threw for just 74 yards in the win but 2 Furman quarterbacks combined for just 62 yards passing.  Clemson finished the season 10-2; ACC Champions, ranked 9th nationally while the Paladins finished 17-2, Southern Conference Co-Champs, & Division 1-AA National Champions in a 16-team championship tournament (what a novel idea).  Furman has not played for The Belt again.

 

Furman Game Stats Clemson Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Kenneth Goldsmith 19 70 0 3.68 Joe Henderson 15 72 0 4.80
Bobby Daugherty 16 66 0 4.13 Terry Allen 19 54 2 2.84
          Chris Morocco 5 52 0 10.40
          Wesley McFadden 9 38 0 4.22
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Patrick Baynes 9 4 0 36 0 Rodney Williams 11 4 0 74 0
Frankie DeBusk 9 3 0 26 0 Chris Morocco 1 1 0 8 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

George Quarles 3 6 0 2.00 Keith Jennings 3 50 0 16.67

 

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