Clemson scored first on an 8 yard touchdown run from Duane Coleman, giving Clemson a 7–0 lead. Aaron Hunt kicked a 23 yard field goal giving Clemson a 10–0 lead. Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen threw a 19 yard touchdown pass to Chris Hannon pulling Tennessee to 10–7. In the second quarter, Chad Jasmine scored on a 15 yard touchdown run giving Clemson a 17–7 lead. A 30 yard touchdown pass from Clausen to Mark Jones put Tennessee to within 17–14. Kyle Browning scored on an 8 yard touchdown run giving Clemson a 24–14 halftime lead. In the fourth quarter, Hunt drilled a 28 yard field goal to give Clemson the 27–14 win.