GAME BY GAME
SEPT. 4 (MONDAY) • AT DUKE • WALLACE WADE STADIUM, DURHAM, NC
For the second straight year, Clemson will open a season on Labor Day. Clemson defeated Georgia Tech, 41-10, on Labor Day night in 2022, and this year, the Tigers will travel to Durham, NC to face the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, Sept. 4. The game will mark Clemson’s fifth consecutive season opener to be played in prime time dating to its 2019 season debut against Georgia Tech in the first live game broadcast in ACC Network history.
SEPT. 9 • VS. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN• MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
Clemson will host his home opener on Saturday, Sept. 9, when the Tigers face the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Memorial Stadium. Clemson is 97-17-8 in home openers against 38 different opponents all-time, and the Tigers are 37-0 against FCS opponents since Division I split in 1978, winning 36 of the 37 games by double digits. The game will be the first all-time meeting between Clemson and Charleston Southern and is part of Clemson’s annual non-conference scheduling philosophy of facing two Power Five conference opponents, a Group of Five conference opponent and an in-state Football Championship Subdivision squad.
SEPT. 16 • VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC • MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
Clemson and Florida Atlantic will meet for the second time in series history on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Memorial Stadium. The teams’ only other meeting came in the 2006 season opener when Head Coach Tommy Bowden’s Tigers defeated Howard Schnellenberger’s Owls, 54-6. Though that game represents the teams’ only previous meeting, fans in Death Valley have more recently watched a dramatic re-interpretation of Clemson facing Florida Atlantic, as Disney filmed scenes of its film security on Frank Howard Field at halftime of Clemson’s 52-10 win against Charlotte on Sept. 21, 2019, depicting safety Ray Ray McElrathbey’s appearance in that 2006 contest against Florida Atlantic.
SEPT. 23 • VS. FLORIDA STATE • MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
On Sept. 23, the two programs that combined for 13 of 17 Atlantic Division titles in the ACC’s divisional era will meet for the first time since the conference’s dissolution of divisional play. Clemson has won seven straight games in its series with Florida State, dating to 2015. With a win in this contest, Clemson would pull within one of the 1968-76 Florida Gators for the longest winning streak against the Seminoles in Florida State history (nine ).
SEPT. 30 • AT SYRACUSE • JMA WIRELESS DOME, SYRACUSE, NY
Clemson will travel to Central New York to face Syracuse at the JMA Wireless Dome on Sept. 30. Clemson holds a 9-2 record in his all-time series with Syracuse, including a 9-1 mark under Dabo Swinney. However, since Clemson blanked Syracuse, 54-0, in 2016, four of the teams’ six most recent meetings have been decided by six or fewer points, including Clemson’s eventual 15-0 national championship squad earning a 27-23 come-from- behind win against the Orange in 2018 and last year’s ACC title-winning team overcoming a 14-point deficit for a 27-21 victory.
OCT 7 • VS. WAKE FOREST • MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
Clemson will host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Oct. 7. A year ago, the teams played one of the most memorable games of the 2022 season, combining for 96 points and more than 1,000 yards of offense as Clemson earned a 51-45 double-overtime victory against the Demon Deacons at Winston-Salem . Since being elevated to Clemson’s head coaching role following a 12-7 loss to Wake Forest in 2008, Dabo Swinney is 14-0 against Wake Forest. A 15th consecutive win in the series would be Clemson’s sixth all-time streak of 15 or more consecutive wins against a single opponent in school history.
OCT 21 • AT MIAMI (FLA.) • HARD ROCK STADIUM, MIAMI GARDENS, FLA.
Clemson and Miami will meet in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2004-05 when the Tigers face the Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida on Oct. 21. Clemson has won four straight in the series, including two wins in Clemson in 2020 and 2022, a win in the 2017 ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, and a 58-0 win in the Tigers’ most recent road game at Miami in 2015 Clemson has outscored the Hurricanes by an aggregate score of 178-30 in that span.
OCT 28 • AT NC STATE • CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM, RALEIGH, NC
Last season, Clemson and NC State played the highest-ranked game in the teams’ 90-game series history, as the fifth-ranked Tigers topped the 10th-ranked Wolfpack, 30-20, at Death Valley in front of a prime-time national television audience. This year, the teams will meet on Oct. 28 in Raleigh, where the Tigers are 7-2 in their last nine games despite a double-overtime loss in their last visit in 2021.
NOV. 4 • VS. NOTRE DAME • MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Clemson will host Notre Dame at Memorial Stadium for the teams’ fifth meeting since 2018. Notre Dame collected regular season victories against Clemson in 2020 and 2022, but Clemson earned decisive postseason victories in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl in 2018 and the 2020 ACC Championship Game. This game will represent the Irish’s first visit to Clemson since a memorable 2015 contest in which Clemson stopped a late Irish two-point conversion attempt to earn a 24-22 prime-time victory amid the remnants of Hurricane Joaquin.
NOV. 11 • VS. GEORGIA TECH • MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
Clemson will carry his eight-game series winning streak against Georgia Tech into Memorial Stadium on Nov. 11. The game will be Clemson’s first against new Georgia Tech Head Coach Brent Key, who became the first interim coach at an ACC institution elevated to a full -time head coaching role since Dabo Swinney accomplished the feat at Clemson in December 2008. New Georgia Tech head coaches are 2-6 in their first game against Clemson since 1974, including Clemson defeats of Yellow Jacket head coaches Pepper Rodgers, Bill Curry, Bobby Ross, George O’Leary, Chan Gailey, and Geoff Collins.
NOV. 18 • VS. NORTH CAROLINA • MEMORIAL STADIUM, CLEMSON, SC
On Nov. 18, Clemson’s Memorial Stadium will be the site of a rematch of the 2022 ACC Championship Game between Clemson and North Carolina. Last December, Clemson claimed his seventh ACC title in eight years by virtue of a 39-10 victory over the Tar Heels at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. That victory gave Clemson a postseason win in 12 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in major college football history.
NOV. 25 • AT SOUTH CAROLINA • WILLIAMS-BRICE STADIUM, COLUMBIA, SC
After his seven-game winning streak in the series concluded last season, Clemson’s opportunity to seize back in-state bragging rights against South Carolina will come on Saturday, Nov. 25. Clemson enters the game with a 72-43-4 all-time record in one of college football’s most-played rivalries, a series Clemson has led since 1898. A win would give the Tigers five straight road wins against South Carolina for the first time since defeating the Gamecocks in Columbia six straight times across the 1989-99 seasons.