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Clemson Tigers 2019 Schedule
Date: Opponent (Location)
Thursday, Aug. 29: Clemson 52, Georgia Tech 14
Saturday, Sept. 7: Clemson 24, Texas A&M 10
Saturday, Sept. 14: Clemson 41, Syracuse 6
Saturday, Sept. 21: Clemson 52, Charlotte 10
Saturday, Sept. 28: Clemson 21, North Carolina 20
Saturday, Oct. 12: Clemson 45 Florida State 14
Saturday, Oct. 19: Clemson 45, Louisville 10
Saturday, Oct. 26: Clemson 59, Boston College 7
Saturday, Nov. 2: Clemson 59, Wofford 14
Saturday, Nov. 9: Clemson 55, NC State 10
Saturday, Nov. 16: Clemson 52, Wake Forest 3
Saturday, Nov. 30: Clemson 38, South Carolina 3
Saturday, Dec. 7: Clemson 62, Virginia 17 (ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C.)
Saturday, Dec. 28: Clemson 29, Ohio State 13 in College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.)
Monday, Jan. 13: vs. LSU in College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T (Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans), 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
Week 1 — Aug. 29 vs. Georgia Tech (Clemson, S.C.)
The Yellow Jackets said good-bye to head coach Paul Johnson and hello to former Temple head man Geoff Collins. In the Thursday night season opener, Clemson will now face a spread out Yellow Jackets offense rather than Johnson's option-oriented attack.
Week 2 — Sept. 7 vs. Texas A&M (Clemson, S.C.)
Jimbo Fisher will bring his Texas A&M Aggies into a place he knows very well. In 2013, Fisher’s No. 5-ranked Florida State Seminoles pounded No. 3 Clemson in Death Valley 51-14. But that was his only victory at Clemson in four tries. This A&M squad could be ranked in the top 10 when the game kicks off.
Week 3 — Sept. 14 at Syracuse (Syracuse, N.Y.)
The last time the Tigers ventured to upstate New York, the Orange upset the top-ranked Tigers on a crazy Friday the 13th in 2017. The Cuse proved to be a worthy adversary last year as well as they led Clemson late in the fourth quarter before falling 27-23. With Clemson hosting Texas A&M the week before, this should again be a tough spot for Clemson.
Week 4 — Sept. 21 vs. Charlotte (Clemson, S.C.)
Finally, a breather. In their fourth season as an FBS program, the 49ers had their best year, finishing 5-7, and they return a promising quarterback in Chris Reynolds and a 1,000-yard rusher in Benny LeMay. But still, Charlotte is a developing Conference USA program that Clemson will beat soundly.
Week 5 — Sept. 28 at North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Mack Brown is back and he has a daunting task awaiting him in 2019. The Heels have plenty of re-tooling to do and face a stiff schedule, the toughest game being this one against Clemson on the last Saturday of September.
Week 7 — Oct. 12 vs. Florida State (Clemson, S.C.)
The Seminoles have to be better this season, but there are still plenty of question marks. The biggest concern remains the offensive line and though Clemson loses a bunch high-level talent off the defensive front, the likes of Xavier Thomas and Nyles Pinckney will make life miserable for any team that can’t block.
Week 8 — Oct. 19 at Louisville (Louisville, Ky.)
Scott Satterfield takes over the Cardinals after a successful run at Appalachian State. In 2015, Satterfield’s Mountaineers went to Clemson and lost to the Tigers 41-10. Considering what the new coach has returning from last year’s dismal 2-10 squad, a replay of that game would not be surprising.
Week 9 — Oct. 26 vs. Boston College (Clemson, S.C.)
Boston College has lost to Clemson eight years in a row and though the Eagles bring back star running back AJ Dillon, Steve Addazio’s team loses Zach Allen, Lukas Denis, and Hamp Cheevers off a solid defense. And since Boston College has averaged just 14 points in those eight losses to Clemson, the Eagles need to have a strong defense to stay in this game.
Week 10 — Nov. 2 vs. Wofford (Clemson, S.C.)
Despite being separated by just 68 miles, Clemson and Wofford have not met up since 1933 and the Terriers actually lead the series by a 3-2 margin. Come Nov. 3, the teams will be knotted at three wins each.
Week 11 — Nov. 9 at NC State (Raleigh, N.C.)
The Wolfpack have played the Tigers very tough in recent years, but they have not found a way to break through with a victory. Clemson has won seven in a row against NC State and 14 of the last 15. The Pack will have to replace quarterback Ryan Finley and star receivers Kelvin Harmon and Jakobi Meyers this fall.
Week 12 — Nov. 16 vs. Wake Forest (Clemson, S.C.)
Sam Hartman returns for his sophomore year at quarterback but he will have fewer options to throw to as Alex Bachman graduated and fellow receiver Greg Dortch declared for the NFL draft. But Dave Clawson has built a solid program in Winston-Salem and the Deacs should continue to improve.
Week 14 — Nov. 30 at South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.)
The margin of victory is shrinking for Clemson in this rivalry. In 2016, the Tigers won by 49. In 2017, by 24. Last year, it was a 21-point win. But the Gamecocks are going to have to make a huge jump if they want to beat the Tigers in Jake Bentley's last season as South Carolina's quarterback.
— Schedule analysis by Jon Kinne
Below is a look at the previous year's schedule, with final scores for each game.
Clemson Tigers 2018 Schedule
|Sat., Sept. 1||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 48-7||ACC Network|
|Sat., Sept. 8||
|College Station, Texas||W, 28-26||ESPN|
|Sat., Sept. 15||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 38-7||ESPNU|
|Sat., Sept. 22||
|Atlanta, Ga.||W, 49-21||ABC|
|Sat., Sept. 29||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 27-23||ABC|
|Sat., Oct. 6||
|Winston-Salem, N.C.||W, 63-3||ABC|
|Sat., Oct. 20||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 41-7||ESPN|
|Sat., Oct. 27||
|Tallahassee, Fla.||W, 59-10||ABC|
|Sat., Nov. 3||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 77-16||ABC|
|Sat., Nov. 10||
|Chestnut Hill, Mass.||W, 27-7||ABC|
|Sat., Nov. 17||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 35-6||ESPN|
|Sat., Nov. 24||
|Clemson, S.C.||W, 56-35||ESPN|
|Sat., Dec. 1||
|Charlotte, NC||W, 42-10||ABC|
|Sat., Dec. 29||vs.
Cotton Bowl -
|Arlington, Texas||W, 30-3||ESPN|
|Mon., Jan. 7||vs.
CFP National Championship
|Santa Clara, Calif.||W, 44-16||ESPN|
Note: Time and TV subject to change.