No single win from the past decade tasted sweeter than on a clear November night, son finally bested father.
After 11-consecutive losses against Florida State, Clemson finally got the monkey off its back and got Tommy Bowden his first ever win against his dad.
The Tigers thoroughly dominated the game, especially considering FSU didn't get its first (and only) touchdown until 2:14 left in the fourth quarter.
The Seminoles came into the game ranked third in the nation, making them the highest ranked opponent Clemson knocked off the entire decade.
Clemson out-rushed the Noles 152 to 11, and had a 13-minute advantage in time of posession.
This win was monumental in that it really helped turn things around for Tommy Bowden. Just a week before, Clemson had been humiliated by Wake Forest 45-17, a loss that had many fans calling for Bowden's job.
He would finish the season on a four-game winning streak, including this win, a win over Duke, the 63-17 thrashing of South Carolina, and knocking off Tennessee in the Peach Bowl.