*Clemson’s senior class tied the school record for wins by a class today. This was the 40th win for Clemson’s seniors, tying the mark for the senior class of 1990. The 2014 seniors are now 40-11.The 1990 seniors were 40-8 off four consecutive 10-2 seasons.
*Other senior classes with at least 40 wins nationally as of 8 pm today are Alabama,
Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida State, Oregon, Northern Illinois, Stanford and
LSU. Boise State could join the 40-win club tonight.
*Clemson has now won 26 consecutive games vs. unranked opponents, the second longest
streak in the nation behind Alabama, who won its 54th in a row against Western
*Today was the 25th win at home for this senior class and it establishes a Clemson
record for wins at home by a senior group. Clemson’s senior are now 25-2 at home
with the only losses to South Carolina in 2012 and Florida State in 2013. The
previous high for wins was 24 by the seniors of 2012 and 2013.
*Dabo Swinney has established an ACC record for wins in the first seven years with a
conference school. Today was Swinney’s 59th win, breaking the record of 58 wins by
end of the seventh year by Jerry Claiborne of Maryland, who was 58-23-2 from
*Clemson is now 17-4 in its history on Military Appreciation Day.
Clemson Team Notes
*Clemson had four touchdowns today and three were scored by freshmen. The Tigers
have 38 touchdowns for the year and 15 have been scored by freshmen.
*Clemson allowed just 40 yards rushing today, the seventh time this year Clemson has
held a team under 100 yards rushing. Georgia State had just 155 yards of total
offense today, fifth time this year an opponent has had under 200 yards of total
*Clemson’s defense should move to number-one in the nation in total defense after
today’s play. Wisconsin gave up 412 yards to Iowa today, while the Tigers gave up
only 155 to Georgia State. In 11 games Clemson has given up 2776 yards, while
Wisconsin has given up 2852. Penn State should be third at 2939.
*Clemson will continue to lead the nation in tackles for loss per game. Clemson had
nine more today and now has 109 for the year, 10 per game. Clemson’s nine tackles
for loss were recorded by nine different players. Clemson led the nation in that
category last year.
*Clemson won the turnover margin today and is now 35-4 under Dabo Swinney when it
wins the turnover margin. The Tigers are now 52-5 when Clemson wins the total
offense statistics and 46-4 when Clemson has more first downs, including 35 straight
wins over four years. The Tigers are also now 43-6 when winning the rushing stat
*Clemson had seven more three-and-outs today and now has 68 for the season. The
Tigers should be third in the nation in that category entering next week.
Clemson Player Notes
*Punter Bradley Pinion broke his own Clemson record for punts inside the 20 in a
season when he had three today. He now has 25 for the season, breaking the previous
mark of 24 set by Pinion last year and by Kevin Laird in 1996.
*Vic Beasley recorded his ninth sack of the year and 30th of his career today. He
already has the Clemson career record and is now in the top 10 in ACC history.
Beasley now has at least one tackle for loss in every game this year and has a
streak of 13 straight games over two years. He has 30 career sacks and 46.5 career
tackles for loss, first among active FBS players.
*It took Tyson Dye just two games to have a 100-yard rushing game. The red-shirt
freshman led the Tigers with 124 yards today, the most by a Clemson running back
this season. The last Clemson back to have a 100-yard game within the first two
games of his career was James Davis, who had 101 yards rushing in his first game
against Texas A&M in 2005.
*Shaq Lawson had his 10th tackle for loss of the season today and now has 20 for his
career. The last Clemson player to have at least 10 tackles for loss as a freshman
and sophomore is Anthony Simmons in 1995 and 1996.
*Coach Dabo Swinney said after the game that he expects Corey Crawford to be ready
to play against South Carolina. He sat out today’s game with an ankle injury.
Swinney also said that freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson was day to day as far his
status for next week’s game with South Carolina.
NOTES: Tigers improve to 8-3
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