ATLANTA (Jan. 2, 2004) - Clemson jumped to a 10-0 lead late in the first quarter, matched two Tennessee touchdowns with two of its own before halftime and added a late field goal, all adding up to a 27-14 victory in the 35th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. A record Georgia Dome crowd of 75,125 saw the first game between the two teams since 1976.
Clemson took the first drive of the game 80 yards in six plays for a score and added a field goal after a long punt return.
Casey Clausen who completed 31 of 55 passes for 384 yards, threw touchdown passes to Chris Hannon (19 yards) in the first quarter and Jones (30 yards) in the second, but the Tigers had touchdowns of their own in response to each of the Vol scores.
Tennessee had an 8-minute, 17-play, 77-yard third-quarter drive foiled by a penalty and missed field goal.
Clausen completed passes to 10 different receivers in his final game as a Vol, with Troy Fleming catching 6 for 54 yards, Jones 5 for 66 and Hannon 4 for 57. The Vols' first score came after an 11-play, 87-yard drive and the second was 4 plays, 43 yards after an interception by safety Gibril Wilson.
The Vols, who finished 10-3, made their 44th bowl appearance, second-best all-time in NCAA history, posting a 23-21 mark. Tennessee made its 15th consecutive bowl appearance, fourth-longest streak in the NCAA. The Vols played in their eighth New Year's bowl game in the past nine years.
CLEM - Coleman 8 run (Hunt kick)