Magnitude of This Year's Clemson Game

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Doc5120

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I'm curious just how important everyone thinks this game is. I'm having a hard time recalling a more hyped regular season game in SU football history. I really feel this one particular game could go a long way to changing the perception of the program on a national level.

What other games in the past had this feel? A couple that come to mind for me would be WVU in '87 & Miami in '92. I was only 5 & 10 years old for those games, so I'm making an assumption on the WVU game. I remember Miami being a really big deal. In my adult lifetime, I'm not sure I can recall another one. What am I missing/forgetting?
 

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I curious just how important everyone thinks this game is. I'm having a hard time recalling a more hyped regular season game in SU football history. I really feel this one particular game could go a long way to changing the perception of the program on a national level.

What other games in the past had this feel? A couple that come to mind for me would be WVU in '87 & Miami in '92. I was only 5 & 10 years old for those games, so I'm making an assumption on the WVU game. I remember Miami being a really big deal. In my adult lifetime, I'm not sure I can recall another one. What am I missing/forgetting?
Maybe @ Ohio State for first road game of 1988? SU's OL was getting all kinds of accolades and the team was obviously coming off a phenomenal '87 season, but limped out of Columbus defeated 26-9. SU went on to have another great season, losing I think one more game to W. Virginia BUT winning at PSU. The road trip to Columbus was the first for me and it was a lot of fun. Better yet was the road trip to PSU. I remember sitting in one of their cow pasture parking lots after the game and listening to the PSU call-in show and hearing some fans crying on the phone that they couldn't believe they lost to SU two years in a row. Anyway I think the media expectation for SU @ OSU was extremely high in '88.
 

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Assuming we win the first two (which is a big if, I'm not taking anything for granted) I think this will be the most anticipated game since 1998 Tennessee. That game sold out in a matter of hours and had a ton of build-up all summer.
I remember that one all too vividly. What an atmosphere that was though. Hopefully Clemson is the same or better.
 

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I'm curious just how important everyone thinks this game is. I'm having a hard time recalling a more hyped regular season game in SU football history. I really feel this one particular game could go a long way to changing the perception of the program on a national level.

What other games in the past had this feel? A couple that come to mind for me would be WVU in '87 & Miami in '92. I was only 5 & 10 years old for those games, so I'm making an assumption on the WVU game. I remember Miami being a really big deal. In my adult lifetime, I'm not sure I can recall another one. What am I missing/forgetting?
we need to win the 1st 2 games
 
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I'm curious just how important everyone thinks this game is. I'm having a hard time recalling a more hyped regular season game in SU football history. I really feel this one particular game could go a long way to changing the perception of the program on a national level.

What other games in the past had this feel? A couple that come to mind for me would be WVU in '87 & Miami in '92. I was only 5 & 10 years old for those games, so I'm making an assumption on the WVU game. I remember Miami being a really big deal. In my adult lifetime, I'm not sure I can recall another one. What am I missing/forgetting?
I'm curious just how important everyone thinks this game is. I'm having a hard time recalling a more hyped regular season game in SU football history. I really feel this one particular game could go a long way to changing the perception of the program on a national level.

What other games in the past had this feel? A couple that come to mind for me would be WVU in '87 & Miami in '92. I was only 5 & 10 years old for those games, so I'm making an assumption on the WVU game. I remember Miami being a really big deal. In my adult lifetime, I'm not sure I can recall another one. What am I missing/forgetting?
I'm curious just how important everyone thinks this game is. I'm having a hard time recalling a more hyped regular season game in SU football history. I really feel this one particular game could go a long way to changing the perception of the program on a national level.

What other games in the past had this feel? A couple that come to mind for me would be WVU in '87 & Miami in '92. I was only 5 & 10 years old for those games, so I'm making an assumption on the WVU game. I remember Miami being a really big deal. In my adult lifetime, I'm not sure I can recall another one. What am I missing/forgetting?
 

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Assuming we win the first two (which is a big if, I'm not taking anything for granted) I think this will be the most anticipated game since 1998 Tennessee. That game sold out in a matter of hours and had a ton of build-up all summer.
Love you being real about the first 2 games which could be challenging and i believe on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being Wagner in the dome and 10 being at Bama; these games both fall into the same category of super competitive and around a 6. It's gonna be fun!
 

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The Most important game took place WAY before most posters were even born. I remember my Dad screaming at the TV when SU played Texas in the Cotton bowl. Thank you Ernie Davis for our National Championship. And thank you Dad for not having a heart attack until 30 years later.
Which is why I specified regular season game. ;)
 

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