Clemson at Georgia Tech: Game Notes

Clemson enters 2022 riding a streak of 11 consecutive 10-win seasons. In addition, Clemson has also won at least 1 postseason game (conference championship game, bowl game and/or national championship game) in each of those years, tied with the 1985-95 FSU teams for all-time mark.

The Clemson-Ga. Tech game will mark the first time since 1899 the two schools have played a game off-campus for a regular season game. That year Clemson won 41-5 in Greenville, SC on Thanksgiving Day.

Clemson will face 10 Power 5 Conference opponents in regular season play. During Clemson’s active 11-year streak of 10-win seasons, Clemson has played 130 games against Power 5 foes — the most in the country — and leads the nation with 110 wins against Power 5 teams.

Clemson has won 34 straight games at Death Valley, the longest in the country. The Tigers need 4 straight home wins to open the 2022 season to break FSU’s ACC record 37-game home win streak from 1992-’01.

Clemson is attempting to win at least 6 home games to add to its active 11-year streak of winning at least six games at Memorial Stadium. Entering 2022, the nation’s next-longest streak of six-plus home wins is five years (Notre Dame).

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney (150-36) is entering the season 15 wins shy of Frank Howard’s school record of 165 head coaching victories.

Clemson playing four of its first 5 ACC games on the road, marking only the 5th time since the ACC’s first season in 1953 that Clemson will play 4 of its first 5 conference games on the road (1956, 1986, 1988, 1990).

Clemson posted a combined record of 11-4-1 in the 4 road games in the first five conference games of a season in those four years.

Clemson enters the 2022 season 13-5 against SEC opponents in the College Football Playoff era, including an 11-2 mark in regular season play against SEC teams during that time frame (both losses were to Georgia).

What to Watch For This Season

Clemson attempting to win 10 games for a school record 12th consecutive season. Clemson is presently one of three FBS programs ever to post 11 consecutive 10-win seasons alongside Florida State (14 from 1987-2000) and Alabama (14 from 2008-21). Clemson is already the only school to win 10 games in double-digit consecutive seasons as a member of the ACC, as only the final nine of Florida State’s 14-straight 10-win seasons came during the Seminoles’ tenure in the ACC.

Clemson attempting to win a postseason game (conference championship, bowl game and/or national championship game) for a 12th consecutive season. Clemson’s current 11-year streak is the longest active streak in the country and tied with 1985-95 Florida State for the longest streak on record back to 1980, according to Stats Perform. The last season in which
Clemson did not win a game in the postseason was 2010, in which Clemson went 6-7 including a Meineke Car Care Bowl defeat.

Clemson attempting to become the first program to win 21 ACC titles. Since helping form the conference in 1953, Clemson leads the ACC with 20 titles all-time, including 19 outright.

Clemson attempting to win its 27th overall conference championship, including four SIAA titles and two Southern Conference titles. Clemson’s 26 all-time conference titles are presently tied for 11th-most in the FBS.

Clemson (six) attempting to become only the second team to earn seven College Football Playoff berths since the institution of the postseason format in 2014 (Alabama, 7).

WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK

Clemson playing its 26th Monday game all-time but only its 10th regular season Monday game in school history.

Clemson attempting to improve to 15-11 all-time in Monday games, which would include a 7-3 record in Monday regular season games.

Clemson playing its first Monday night game since a 24-18 Labor Day win vs. Florida State in the 2007
season opener.

Clemson attempting to improve to 95-24-8 all-time in season openers and give the Tigers victories in 12 of their last 14 season debuts.

Clemson attempting to earn its 35th all-time victory against Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech is one of 11 schools against whom Clemson has earned at least 30 all-time victories (South Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Furman, Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Presbyterian and The Citadel).

Clemson attempting to win its eighth consecutive game against Georgia Tech, dating to a 43-24 home win in 2015. It would extend Clemson’s longest winning streak in the all-time series and double its second longest winning streaks in series history (four-game winning streaks across the 1898-1903 seasons and the 1993-96 campaigns).

Courtesy of Clemson Athletics

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