· With tonight's win the Tigers will go to the Discover Orange Bowl. It will be Clemson's first appearance in the Orange Bowl since 1981 when Clemson won the National Championship. It will be Clemson's first appearance in a BCS level bowl since 1981.
· This is Clemson's first 10 win season since 1990 when Clemson was 10-2.
· Earlier this week former Clemson great Chester McGlockton passed away in
Stanford, CA. The 42-year-old was a starter on both the 1990 and 1991 teams. He
· Tonight's game equals the highest ranked team Clemson has beaten in its
history. In 2003, Clemson defeated a third ranked Florida State team. Virginia Tech
was third ranked by the USA Today poll entering tonight's game.
· When Clemson beat a third ranked Florida State team in 2003, Clemson was
coming off a 28-point loss at Wake Forest. Florida State was coming off a 37-0 win
at Notre Dame. In this game, Clemson was coming off a 21-point loss at South
Carolina and Virginia Tech was coming off a 38-0 win at Virginia.
· In 2005, Florida State had lost three straight entering the ACC
Championship game with Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech was coming off a 38-point win at
Virginia. Florida State won that game in 2005. Tonight, Virginia Tech was coming
off a 38-point win at Virginia and Clemson had lost two games entering the game.
· Clemson is now 13-0 under Dabo Swinney in orange jerseys and white pants.
· Tonight's victory is the fourth of the year against a top 25 team for the
Tigers, a Clemson single season record. Clemson also defeated ranked opponents from
Virginia Tech, Florida State and Auburn earlier this year.
· This is the first time Clemson has beaten two top 10 teams in the same
season since 1981 when Clemson was the only team in the nation to beat three top 10
· This is the first time Clemson has beaten the same team twice in a season.
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