Postgame Notes From Clemson’s Win Over Louisiana Tech

WITH THE WIN…

Clemson won its ninth straight game to extend the Power Five’s longest active winning streak. 

Clemson’s current nine-game winning streak represents the 14th winning streak of nine games or more in program history.

Clemson won its 36th consecutive home game to extend its school record for both the longest home winning streak and longest home unbeaten streak in school history (as well as extend the nation’s longest active home winning streak). No member of Clemson’s roster has lost a home game at Clemson in their careers. 

Clemson (36) passed 2006-11 Boise State (35) for sole possession of the 14th-longest home winning streak in FBS history. Clemson pulled within one game of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992-2001) in that category.

Clemson improved to 23-4 in night games since the start of the 2018 season. Clemson is now 42-7 at night since 2015.

Clemson won its 18th consecutive night game in Death Valley, a streak that dates back to the middle of the 2013 season.

Clemson is now a national-best 55-1 at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014).

Clemson won its 26th consecutive non-conference home game. Clemson’s active 26-game non-conference winning streak at home is the longest such winning streak in program history. Clemson’s last home loss in non-conference play was in 2012. 

Clemson improved to 36-3 against non-conference opponents at Death Valley under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson won its 36th consecutive game against unranked opponents when ranked in the AP Top 5, the longest active streak in college football according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Clemson improved to 120-13 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney, including a 97-3 mark against unranked teams since the start of the 2012 season.

Clemson improved to 75-2 at home against AP-unranked opponents under Dabo Swinney. Clemson’s only home losses under Swinney to opponents unranked in the AP Poll came in Swinney’s first game as interim head coach in 2008 (21-17 loss to Georgia Tech) and during a national championship season in 2016 (43-42 loss to Pitt). Clemson has now won its last 31 games against AP-unranked opponents in Death Valley.

Clemson improved to 4-0 all-time against Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech is one of 44 historical opponents against which the Tigers have a perfect all-time record.

Clemson led 13-6 at halftime and has now won 99 of its last 101 games, including each of its last 62, when leading after two quarters.

Clemson improved to 121-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson now has a 119-2 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011 and has won its last 60 such contests.

Clemson improved to 73-1 when rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson improved to 28-2 in September games since 2015.

Clemson has now won 100 of its last 101 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010), including 89 straight prior to a season-opening 10-3 loss to Georgia in 2021.

GAME NOTES

Clemson gained 521 total yards, a season high. It was Clemson’s 79th 400-yard game since 2015, tied for second-most in the nation, and its 49th 500-yard game in that span.

Clemson recorded 280 rushing yards and 241 passing yards, its 57th game exceeding 200 yards in both categories under Dabo Swinney. Clemson is now 57-0 when both passing and rushing for 200+ yards under Swinney.

Clemson’s 280 rushing yards were a season high, its highest single-game rushing total since a 332-yard rushing effort against Wake Forest last season.

With four rushing touchdowns Saturday, Clemson has now rushed for at least three touchdowns for the sixth time in a seven-game span for the first time since the 2019 season finale and first six games of 2020.

Clemson reached the 40-point threshold for the first time since back-to-back 40-point games against UConn and Wake Forest last season. It was Clemson’s 49th game with 40 or more points since 2015, fourth-most in the nation.

Clemson reached the 30-point mark for the eighth time in a nine-game span, dating to last season. Clemson has averaged 36.2 points per game in its current nine-game winning streak, dating to last season.

Clemson never trailed in the contest and has not trailed in 348:03 of elapsed game time, dating back to Clemson’s game against UConn on Nov. 13, 2021. Clemson trailed 7-3 in that game until a six-yard touchdown run by Will Swinney on a fake field goal with 3:03 remaining in the first quarter.

Clemson won the turnover margin, 4-1, its first time finishing plus-three or better in the category since last year’s Boston College game. Clemson now has a 68-4 record when winning the turnover margin since 2011.

Clemson produced three interceptions among its four takeaways, its most interceptions and takeaways in a single game since picking off four passes against Pitt in November 2020.

Clemson scored 21 points off of the four takeaways. Clemson also scored an additional seven points following a turnover on downs.

Clemson finished even or positive in the turnover margin for the seventh straight game, dating to last season. It represents Clemson’s first time doing so since a nine-game streak in 2019.

Clemson yielded just six rushing yards. That was the third-fewest for the Bulldogs in a game dating back to Oct. 23, 1999. It was the lowest rushing total allowed by Clemson since holding UConn to -21 rushing yards last November.

Clemson’s 280-6 margin (plus-274) in rushing yardage was Clemson’s largest since out-rushing Wake Forest by 296 yards last season.

Running back Will Shipley rushed 12 times for a career-high 139 yards with two touchdowns. His previous career high was 128 rushing yards, set against both Florida State and South Carolina in 2021.

Shipley (11.6-yard average) became the first Clemson player to average 10 yards per carry on at least 10 attempts since Travis Etienne in the 2020 ACC Championship Game against Notre Dame.

Shipley’s 100-yard rushing game was Clemson’s first individual 100-yard rushing game of the season and the fourth of his career. Clemson is now 57-2 when having a 100-yard rusher since 2011.

Shipley, who had two touchdowns against both Georgia Tech and Furman, became the first Clemson player to rush for multiple touchdowns in three straight games since Travis Etienne later in the 2019 season (vs. Boston College, Wofford and NC State).

Shipley became the first Clemson player in records back to 1950 to open a season with multiple rushing touchdowns in each of the first three games of a season.

Shipley added his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a two-yard touchdown run on Clemson’s second drive.

Shipley became the first Clemson player to score at least five rushing touchdowns in the first three games of a season since Kelly Bryant in 2017. Shipley became the first Clemson running back to accomplish the feat since James Davis in 2006.

Shipley added a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, the longest scoring run of his career.

Shipley has rushed for a touchdown in six consecutive games, dating to last season, Clemson’s longest streak since Travis Etienne rushed for a touchdown in seven straight games in 2020. 

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei improved to 14-4 as Clemson’s starting quarterback in his career. Uiagalelei completed 17-of-29 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. 

Uiagalelei also rushed nine times for a season-high 62 rushing yards, one shy of his career high set in 2021 at NC State.

***Courtesy of Clemson Athletics

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