Clemson football

The Clemson Tigers, referred to customarily as the “Clemson University Tigers”, represent Clemson University in the game of American football. The Tigers contend in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Shaped in 1896, the program has more than 700 successes and has accomplished two consensus Division I Football National Championships in the cutting edge period and were College Football Playoff National Championship Finalists in 2015 and 2016, winning the title diversion over the Alabama Crimson Tide for the 2016 season. Clemson has had 6 undefeated seasons including 3 immaculate seasons, 23 meeting titles, 6 divisional titles since 2005, and has delivered over 100 All-Americans, 17 Academic All-Americans, and over 200 NFL players. Clemson has had seven individuals accepted into the College Football Hall of Fame, including previous players Banks McFadden, Terry Kinard, Jeff Davis, and previous coaches John Heisman, Jess Neely, Frank Howard, and Danny Ford.

Clemson football
Clemson football

With 24 add up to meeting titles, Clemson is one of the establishing individuals from the ACC, and holds 17 ACC titles, the vast majority of any part, and holds the most consolidated gathering football titles of any Atlantic Coast Conference school. The Tigers’ latest ACC titles returned to-consecutive to in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 the last with a 12– 0 ordinary season and a 42-10 prevail upon the Pittsburg Panthers.

Among its seven undefeated ordinary seasons, Clemson was delegated survey era National Champions and completed with its third ideal season with a success over Nebraska in the 48th Orange Bowl, and was the National Championship Finalist Runner-up with a 14– 1 record in 2015. The following year Clemson prevailed upon the National Title #1 Alabama in school football’s first National Championship rematch in 2016. The Tigers have 41 bowl appearances, 18 of which are among the New Year’s Six Bowls, including 2 amid the BCS “huge four” time. Clemson has completed in the Final Top 25 rankings multiple times in the cutting edge period, and completed in either the AP or Coaches Polls a consolidated multiple times since 1939.

Clemson football
Clemson football

The Tigers play their home amusements in Memorial Stadium on the university’s Clemson, South Carolina campus. The arena is otherwise called “Passing Valley” after a Presbyterian College head mentor gave it the moniker in 1948 because of the numerous annihilations his groups endured there. At present, it is the 16th biggest arena in school football.

Clemson’s dash of eight continuous 10 win seasons positions second in dynamic streaks behind the Alabama Crimson Tide.[5]The Tigers have had 15 add up to seasons with 10 wins or progressively, eight of them with 11 to 12 wins or more before the finish of the post season.

Records and results

Titles

National titles

Clemson completed their undefeated 1981 season with a 22– 15 triumph over the #4 Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 1982 Orange Bowl, and were named the national victors by every real selector.

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl Opponent Results

1981 Danny Ford AP, UPI/Coaches’ Poll† 12– 0 Orange Bowl Nebraska W 22– 15

2016 Dabo Swinney College Football Playoff, AP, Coaches’ Poll 14– 1 CFP National Championship Alabama W 35– 31

National championships: 2

† Other agreement selectors included Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms, Litkenhous, Matthews, National Championship Foundation, NFF, New York Times, Poling, Sagarin, and Sporting News

Playoffs

Clemson was chosen as the one seed in the second College Football Playoff and crushed the fourth seed Oklahoma on December 31, 2015 in the 2015 Orange Bowl. They lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the title diversion on January 11, 2016.

Clemson football
Clemson football

Clemson was chosen to the third College Football Playoff as the second seed and crushed the third seed Ohio State on December 31, 2016 in the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The Tigers crushed the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national title amusement on January 9, 2017.

Year Seed Opponent Round Result

2015 1 #4 Oklahoma Semi-Finals –  Orange Bowl W 37– 17

#2 Alabama Finals –  CFP National Championship Game L 45– 40

2016 2 #3 Ohio State Semi-Finals –  Fiesta Bowl W 31– 0

#1 Alabama Finals –  CFP National Championship Game W 35– 31

2017 1 #4 Alabama Semi-Finals –  Sugar Bowl L 24-6

2018 2 #3 Notre Dame Semi-Finals –  Cotton Bowl

Add up to playoff record: 3– 2

Undefeated seasons

Since its beginnings in 1896, Clemson has finished six undefeated seasons. This incorporates three ideal seasons in which the Tigers were undefeated and loosened.

Year Coach Record

1900 John Heisman 6– 0

1906 Bob Williams 4– 0– 3

1948 Frank Howard 11– 0

1950 Frank Howard 11– 0– 1

1981 Danny Ford 12– 0

2018 Dabo Swinney 13-0

Add up to undefeated seasons: 6

Gathering titles

Clemson won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1900 and 1902 (tied 1903 and 1906) alongside the Southern Conference title in 1940 and 1948.Their 17 ACC titles (16 altogether, 1 tied) is the most ACC football titles.

Year Coach Conference Overall record Conference record

1900 John Heisman Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6– 0 4– 0

1902 John Heisman Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6– 1 6– 0

1903† John Heisman Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 4– 1– 1 2– 0– 1

1906† Bob Williams Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 4– 0– 3 4– 0

1940 Frank Howard Southern Conference 6– 2– 1 4– 0

1948 Frank Howard Southern Conference 11– 0 5– 0

1956 Frank Howard Atlantic Coast Conference 7– 2– 2 4– 0– 1

1958 Frank Howard Atlantic Coast Conference 8– 3 5– 1

1959 Frank Howard Atlantic Coast Conference 9– 2 6– 1

1965 Frank Howard Atlantic Coast Conference 5– 5 5– 2

1966 Frank Howard Atlantic Coast Conference 6– 4 6– 1

1967 Frank Howard Atlantic Coast Conference 6– 4 6– 0

1978 Charley Pell Atlantic Coast Conference 11– 1 6– 0

1981 Danny Ford Atlantic Coast Conference 12– 0 6– 0

1982 Danny Ford Atlantic Coast Conference 9– 1– 1 6– 0

1986 Danny Ford Atlantic Coast Conference 8– 2– 2 5– 1– 1

1987 Danny Ford Atlantic Coast Conference 10– 2 6– 1

1988 Danny Ford Atlantic Coast Conference 10– 2 6– 1

1991 Ken Hatfield Atlantic Coast Conference 9– 2– 1 6– 0– 1

2011 Dabo Swinney Atlantic Coast Conference 10– 4 6– 2

2015 Dabo Swinney Atlantic Coast Conference 14– 1 8– 0

2016 Dabo Swinney Atlantic Coast Conference 14– 1 7– 1

2017 Dabo Swinney Atlantic Coast Conference 12– 2 7– 1

2018 Dabo Swinney Atlantic Coast Conference 13– 0 8– 0

Gathering titles: 24

† Denotes co-champions

In 1965, South Carolina abused interest rules identifying with two ineligible players and was required to relinquish wins against North Carolina State and Clemson.North Carolina State and Clemson were then announced co-champions

Divisional title

In 2005, the Atlantic Coast Conference divided into two divisions of six groups each and started holding an ACC Championship Game at the finish of the ordinary football season to decide the ACC Football Champions. Clemson won its first out and out ACC Atlantic Division title in 2009 and again in 2011. In 2012, Clemson tied for an offer of the Atlantic Division Championship and was named co-victor of the division.

Year Coach Division championship Opponent Result

2009 Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic Georgia Tech L 34– 39†

2011 Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic Virginia Tech W 38– 10

2012‡ Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic

2015 Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic North Carolina W 45– 37

2016^ Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic Virginia Tech W 42– 35

2017 Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic Miami W 38– 3

2018 Dabo Swinney ACC Atlantic Pittsburgh W 42– 10

† On August 18, 2011, Georgia Tech abandoned their triumph due to NCAA infringement and the amusement is considered by the NCAA and ACC to have no winner.

‡ Clemson completed 7– 1 in the ACC and was named co-boss of the Atlantic Division per ACC rules. Florida State played in the ACC Championship by owning the sudden death round preferred standpoint.

^ Clemson completed 7– 1 in the ACC and was named co-victor of the Atlantic Division per ACC rules. Clemson played in the ACC Championship by owning the sudden death round preferred standpoint.

Clemson versus in-state NCAA Division I groups

Hotspot for Records: Clemson Football Media Guide, Pg. 124

School Record Percentage Streak First meeting Last meeting

Beach front Carolina Chanticleers 1– 0 1.000 Won 1 2009 2009

Furman Paladins 43– 10– 4 .789 Won 31 1896 2018

Presbyterian Blue Hose 33– 3– 4 .875 Won 15 1916 2010

South Carolina Gamecocks 70– 42– 4 .621 Won 5 1896 2018

South Carolina State Bulldogs 4– 0 1.000 Won 4 2008 2016

The Citadel Bulldogs 32– 5– 1 .855 Won 17 1909 2017

Wofford Terriers 12– 3 .800 Won 5 1896 2015