Clemson at Louisville: Game Notes

After a 3-1 month of October, Clemson will open its November slate on Saturday, Nov. 6, when the Tigers play a prime-time contest on the road at Louisville. Kickoff at Cardinal Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Clemson is 2-1 in night games this season.

Clemson attempting to push its all-time record against Louisville to 7-0.Clemson attempting to win in its first seven games against a school for the third time all-time and the second time against a school presently in the FBS. The Tigers previously won each of their first seven all-time contests in series with Furman and Virginia.

Clemson attempting to improve to 4-0 all-time at Louisville. Clemson earned a 20-17 win on a Thursday night in Louisville in 2015, secured a 47-21 win in Louisville in 2017, and earned a 45-10 win in Louisville in 2019.

Clemson playing back-to-back games in the series in Louisville for the first time. After most recently playing in Louisville in 2019, a scheduled game between the two teams at Clemson in 2020 was removed when the ACC instituted its pandemic-adjusted schedule for that season.

Clemson attempting to score at least 40 points in five straight games in a series with a single opponent for only the third time in school history. Clemson scored 42, 47, 77 and 45 points in its last four meetings with Louisville. Clemson scored at least 40 in six straight games against Presbyterian from 1947-52, in five straight games against SC State from 2008-21, and in four straight games against The Citadel from 2008-20. Louisville was the first current FBS program against which Clemson scored 40 points in four consecutive games in a series.

Clemson entering the game averaging 42.3 points per game against Louisville in six all-time meetings, Clemson’s highest all-time scoring average against an opponent presently in a Power Five conference.

Clemson attempting to even its record in true road games this season at 2-2.

Clemson attempting to improve to 29-4 in true road games since 2015. It would give Clemson victories in 45 of its last 54 games away from home overall.

Clemson attempting to improve to 114-13 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney. A win would make Clemson 91-3 against unranked teams since the start of the 2012 season.

Clemson attempting to improve to 39-7 in night games since 2015 and 20-4 in those contests since the start of the 2018 season.

Clemson attempting to stay undefeated on ACC Network broadcasts since appearing in the channel’s first live game broadcast in the 2019 season opener. Clemson went 4-0 on ACCN in 2019, 3-0 on ACCN in 2020 and is 2-0 on the network this season.

Clemson entering the game having surrendered only 11 offensive touchdowns this season, tied for the second-fewest in the country. Clemson has surrendered only nine offensive touchdowns in regulation in eight games this season.

Clemson (three) entering the game as one of two teams in the country not to allow an offensive touchdown in at least three games this season (Georgia, four).

Clemson, which set a season high with five sacks last week, attempting to record at least five sacks in consecutive games for the first time since the 2019 National Championship Game and 2020 season opener.

Clemson attempting to hold consecutive opponents to 2.0 yards or fewer per carry for the first time since the first two games of 2020 against Wake Forest and The Citadel.

Clemson attempting to rush for 150 or more yards in a third straight game for the first time since a 12- game streak across the 2019-20 seasons.

Defensive end Myles Murphy, who had 2.0 sacks last week, attempting to become the first Clemson player with 1.5 or more sacks in consecutive games since Clelin Ferrell against Texas A&M and Georgia Southern in 2018.

Placekicker B.T. Potter (287 career points) needing one point to tie or two points to pass Obed Ariri (288 from 1977-80) for the ninth-most career points in Clemson history. Potter could also match or pass Ariri for fifth in kicking points in school history.

Wide receiver Justyn Ross (20) needing one receiving touchdown to tie or two receiving touchdowns to pass Mike Williams (21 from 2013-16) for fourth on Clemson’s all-time leaderboard for career receiving touchdowns.

Ross attempting to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 36 to tie Jerry Butler (36 consecutive games from 1975-78) for the third-longest streak in school history.

Running back Will Shipley (seven) chasing No. 4 Ronald Williams (eight in 1990), No. 3 James Davis (nine in 2005) and No. 2 C.J. Spiller (10 in 2006) on Clemson’s leaderboard for rushing touchdowns by a true freshman since 1972.

Shipley attempting to become the first Clemson true freshman with multiple 100-yard rushing games in a true freshman season since 2018 (Lyn-J Dixon, two).

Shipley attempting to become the first Clemson freshman with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since redshirt freshman Wayne Gallman against Syracuse and Wake Forest in 2014. He would be the first true freshman to accomplish the feat since his position coach, C.J. Spiller, against NC State and South Carolina in 2006.

Linebacker Trenton Simpson attempting to record a sack in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.

Punter Will Spiers starting his 65th game to add to his school record for career starts. Wide receiver/holder Will Swinney’s career total as Clemson’s primary holder parallels Spiers’ run as starting punter.

Spiers, who averaged 51.5 yards per punt last week, attempting to average at least 50 yards per punt in back-to-back games for the first time since a school record three-game streak against Miami (Fla.), Georgia Tech and Syracuse last season (min. three punts).

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