Clemson to the Humanitarian

Clemson accepted an invitation to the Humanitarian Bowl Tuesday. The Tigers will play Louisiana Tech in the contest that will be played in Boise, ID. The contest will kickoff at 12:30 PM Eastern time on December 31st and will be televised by ESPN.

This will be the first meeting between Clemson and Louisiana Tech, but the Tigers are scheduled to play Louisiana Tech in the second game of the 2002 season on September 7th at Clemson. Clemson enters the Humanitarian Bowl with a 6-5 record, while Louisiana Tech is 7-4.

This will be Clemson's 25th bowl appearance, the third consecutive year the Tigers have been in a bowl and the 14th bowl trip in the last 17 years. Head coach Tommy Bowden is the first coach to take Clemson to a bowl game each of his first three years with the school.

Both Clemson and Louisiana Tech have had productive offenses this year. Led by quarterback Woodrow Dantzler, the Tigers averaged 421 yards per game in total offense. Dantzler ranks eighth in the nation in total offense with 305 yards per game. Louisiana Tech averages 422 yards per game and is led by quarterback Luke McCown, who is fourth in the nation in total offense with 316.4 yards per game. Clemson averages 29 points per game, while Louisiana Tech averages 34.7 yards per outing.

Tickets for this game are available on line by going to, or by calling the Clemson ticket office at 1-800-CLEMSON. Top Stories