Son Spanks Dad in Bowden Bowl Upset

Tigers junior QB Harper sharp in first start; Seminoles stumble 24-18
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2007 3:28 AM CDT
Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford (11) gets sacked by Clemson's Phillip Merling, right, during the fourth quarter of their football game Monday Sept. 3, 2007, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The ninth edition of the father-son Bowden Bowl saw Clemson coach Tommy Bowden win his third in a row against Bowden pére of Florida State. It was a sweet upset for the unranked Tigers, who took advantage of the Seminoles' poor fundamentals on defense with strong play by junior quarterback Cullen Harper.

A frustrated Bobby Bowden classified his team's play as "inept" and "the worst I've seen." While the latter referred to the team's defense, a retooled offense was also disappointing. New offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher watched his unit achieve only three points and 62 yards in the first half.