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1996 Peach Bowl: LSU 10, Clemson 7
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Published: December 27, 2008, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:36 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

Editor's Note: Leading up to the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta, LSUsports.net will take a look back at LSU's four victories in the bowl. LSU has never lost a Chick-fil-A Bowl. Here's a look back at the 1996 Peach Bowl victory over Clemson.

1996 Peach Bowl
LSU 10, Clemson 7
December 28, 1996
Georgia Dome (63,622)

Quarterback Herb Tyler, the unsung hero of the Tiger offense, led a balanced attack against a stubborn Clemson sqaud to send LSU to a 10-7 victory in the Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome.

The win gave the Tigers their second straight bowl victory and provided them with their first 10-win season in nearly a decade and only the fifth in school history.

Clemson jumped in front early after LSU turned the ball over deep in Clemson territory. Clemson quarterback Nealon Greene took the ball in from five yards out for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. As the defenses shined in this Peach Bowl, it would be Clemson's only points of the night.

Kevin Faulk evened the game at 7-7 with a 3-yard scamper that capped an efficient 80-yard drive. Wade Richey added a 22-yard field goal just before intermission to give the Tigers a 10-7 lead.

In a see-saw defensive battle in which neither team got into an offensive rhythm in the second half, the teams exchanged punts before Clemson mounted a late attack. Aaron Adams blocked a 52-yard Clemson field goal attempt with under two minutes remaining to seal the victory for LSU.

Herb Tyler was named MVP of the game after completing 14-of-21 passes for 163 yards while rushing for an additional 38.

 

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