Clemson enters this year's Humanitarian Bowl as a 6.5 point favorite over Louisiana Tech. This will be the first time that the Tigers have been favored in a bowl game since 1995. This will also be the first meeting ever between the two schools, but interestingly enough, Clemson will face the Bulldogs once again next year in Death Valley.
The Tigers have lost 5 consecutive bowl games, dating back to 1995:
1995 Gator Bowl: Syracuse 41 Clemson 0
1996 Peach Bowl: LSU 10 Clemson 7
1997 Peach Bowl: Auburn 21 Clemson 17
1999 Peach Bowl: Mississippi State 17 Clemson 7
2000 Gator Bowl: Virginia Tech 41 Clemson 21
Overall, Clemson stands at 12-12 in bowl games. The Tigers' last win came in a 14-13 come from behind win over the Kentucky Wildcats in the 1993 Peach Bowl.
About 2,500 Clemson and 750 Louisiana Tech fans are expected to make trip to Boise and those that do make it should be in for quite an offensive show. Louisiana Tech ranks 8th in the country in passing offense and 97th in total defense- making the prospects for a wild, high scoring type of game very probable.
Humanitarian Bowl Links & Analysis:
Game day matchups
QBs may shine at chilly H-Bowl
Offense likely to rule in Boise
Tigers try to end bowl losing streak
Best ever? (Woody Dantzler)
Wreck doesn't stop fans
Players looking for ways to beat weather
Clemson's offense vs. La. Tech's defense
Tigers proud of program's academic climb
Photos From Saturday's Bowl Practice
Boise businesses ready for kickoff
La. Tech receiving corps is deep, very good
La. Tech cornerback masters two sports
Motivation not an issue for Louisiana Tech
H-Bowl excites La. Tech tackler
In Clemson's world, money easier to get
Clemson players chow down at Beef Bowl
Bowdens have gift for gab, coaching
Humanitarian Bowl odds and ends
Young Tigers roar
Tigers land in white Boise
Clemson fans face l-o-n-g trip to game
Other Links of Interest:
Clemson-Louisiana Tech Statistics
ESPN Humanitarian Bowl Analysis
CNNSI Humanitarian Bowl Analysis
CBS Humanitarian Bowl Coverage
Official Humanitarian Bowl Web Site
The Idaho Statesman H-Bowl Coverage
The current weather forecast for the kickoff in Boise calls for temperatures in the upper 20s with possible snow showers. Kickoff is set for 10:30 AM Mountain Time (12:30 Eastern). The Humanitarian Bowl will be televised live nationally on ESPN.
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