29.) Sept. 11, 2010
Clemson 58 Presbyterian 21
Presbyterian spotted Clemson 52 points before scoring a touchdown with less than two minutes to play in the third quarter.
Kyle Parker completed 6 of 9 passing attempts for 114 yards with two touchdowns. He sat for most of the second quarter and played in only the first drive of the second half.
Former walk-on running Daniel Barnes finished with 11 carries for 79 yards. He also scored on an 11-yard shovel pass from Tajh Boyd.
In the second game of his second season as Clemson's starting quarterback, Kyle Parker played only a handful of snaps.
Clemson played 64 players in the first half, including 57 in the first quarter. A total of 77 played over the course of the game.
The early season showdowns with FCS opponents are hard for any fan to get pumped up for, especially when there's an even bigger opponent on the schedule seven days later.
By the time Clemson was playing for the ACC Championship in December of 2009, PC was two weeks removed from a 0-11 season. So there wasn't much on the line when the Blue Hose paid a visit to Death Valley.
Before and After
Clemson opened the 2010 campaign with a 35-16 win over North Texas. PC suffered a 53-13 Thursday night loss at Wake Forest.
A week later, Clemson was on The Plains in Auburn against the eventual Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion.
The Tigers went on to finish the season with a 6-7 record and a 31-26 loss to South Florida in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.