Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Clemson: Matt Cavanaugh, Gator Bowl, Dec. 30, 1977
Five Facts about Matt Cavanaugh vs. Clemson:
- Cavanaugh led a decisive Pitt victory over Clemson in the only previous meeting between the teams.
- The QB passed for 387 yards and 4 TDs as the Panthers topped the Tigers, 34-3.
- Cavanaugh threw a TD pass in each quarter to help Pitt finish the season with a 9-2-1 record.
- The senior's performance resulted in the Panthers setting five Gator Bowl records in the win.
- Following the game, Cavanaugh was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Patriots.