Ranking Dabo's wins: 21

Thanks to a supreme effort from Mother Nature, win No. 6 for Dabo Swinney was no walk in the park.

23.) Sept. 19, 2009


Clemson 25 Boston College 7

What Happened
A pair of lightning delays made the 25-7 win over Boston College the longest game in Clemson history.

The first delay, which began with 5:02 left in the third quarter, lasted 55 minutes. Delay No. 2, which totaled 48 minutes, started with 13:56 left in the fourth quarter.

With his six field goals, Richard Jackson tied Jad Dean's Clemson record for field goals made in a game. Jackson made three in each half, including one from 52 yards.

C.J. Spiller set a school record on his 77-yard first quarter punt return touchdown. He became the first player in Clemson history to reach pay dirt five different ways [rushing, receiving, kick return, punt return and passing].


Richard Jackson made six field goals in Clemson's 25-7 win over Boston College.
Spiller rushed for a game-high 77 yards on 17 carries. Andre Ellington had 45 on nine carries.

The Tigers' defense allowed only 54 yards and four first-downs.

The Stakes
On the heels of an emotional Thursday night loss at Georgia Tech, Clemson was in need of a rebound win over Boston College. On the schedule after the B.C. game was TCU and a trip to Maryland.

Before and After
The win improved Clemson's record to 2-1 [2-0 ACC]. After the win, the Tigers fell to 2-3 with losses to the Horned Frogs and Terrapins.

Clemson went on to finish with a 9-5 record and made an appearance in the ACC title game.


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