College Football Belt - 1988 Virginia Tech at Clemson
 

Virginia Tech

Hokies

Clemson

Tigers ©

Played September 3, 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

Virginia Tech 0                                
Clemson © 2 2 1 0 .667 1 1 0 .500         1 0 0 1.000

 

                          Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Virginia Tech

0

7

0

0

7

Clemson

7

24

6

3

40

 

The 4th ranked Clemson Tigers of coach Danny Ford opened the 1988 season with a strong returning core of talent led by All-American CB Donnell Woolford & All-ACC performers OT Jeff Nunamacher, RB Terry Allen, & NG Mark Drag while the Virginia Tech Hokies of coach Frank Beamer were led by freshman QB Will Furrer.  The Tigers scored the last 5 times they had the ball in the 1st half on their way to a 40-7 rout of the Hokies.  Clemson's RB Joe Henderson scored the only points of the 1st quarter when he broke loose for a 41-yard touchdown run giving the Tigers a 7-0 lead.  Allen scored on a 15-yard run as Clemson pushed the lead to 14-0.  Virginia Techís only points came on a 5-yard touchdown run by RB Rich Fox before Clemson got a 4-yard touchdown run from QB Rodney Williams leaving the score Clemson 21 Virginia Tech 7.  A 15-yard touchdown run by RB Tracy Johnson & a 38-yard field goal by PK Chris Gardocki finished the 1st half scoring for the Tigers as they took a 31-7 lead to the locker room.  Hendersonís 19-yard touchdown run accounted for the only points of the 3rd quarter & Gardocki hit a 43-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to close the scoring.  Williams finished with 72 yards passing while Furrer threw for 116 yards with 2 interceptions in the loss.  Clemson finished the season 10-2; ACC Champions, ranked 9th nationally while the Hokies finished 3-8.  Virginia Tech would play for The Belt again in 10 weeks.

 

Virginia Tech Game Stats Clemson Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rich Fox 14 43 1 3.07 Terry Allen 9 83 1 9.22
Malcolm Blacken 7 40 0 5.71 Tracy Johnson 10 48 1 4.80
Jon Jeffries 11 27 0 2.45 Joe Henderson 7 7 2 1.00
Roger Brown 7 24 0 3.43 Rodney Williams 1 4 1 4.00
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Will Furrer 36 17 2 116 0 Rodney Williams 15 6 0 72 0
            Chris Morocco 1 1 0 9 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Lamar Smith 3 28 0 9.33 Keith Jennings 3 37 0 12.33
Myron Richardson 2 24 0 12.00 Gary Cooper 1 21 0 21.00
Brian McCall 3 22 0 7.33          

 

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