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With the Win: Clemson 63, Wake Forest 3

October 8, 2018
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Clemson has now opened 6-0 for the fourth straight season and for the sixth time in the last eight years.

Clemson recorded its 14th 6-0 start all-time (1900, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1948, 1981, 1987, 2000, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Clemson won conference titles in eight of their 13 previous 6-0 starts.

Clemson won its first six games of a season for the sixth time under Head Coach Dabo Swinney (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017). Clemson's five 6-0 starts under Swinney entering the week were already the most under any head coach in school history (Josh Cody, 3; Danny Ford, 2; Frank Howard, 1; Tommy Bowden, 1; John Heisman, 1)

Clemson improved to 66-17-1 all-time against Wake Forest. Clemson's 66 all-time wins against Wake Forest are their second most against any opponent in school history, trailing the Tigers' 69 wins against South Carolina.

Clemson won their 10th consecutive game against Wake Forest, dating back to 2009. It marks Clemson's third 10-game winning streak in series history, including a 15-game streak from 1977-91 and a 10-game streak covering the 1950-60 seasons. Clemson's current 10-game winning streak against Wake Forest is the Tigers' longest active winning streak against any FBS foe.

Clemson won a 10th straight game against Wake Forest to give the program four active double-digit winning streaks against opponents and its first such active streak against an FBS program. Clemson also has a 31-game active winning streak against Furman (dating back to 1938), a 17-game streak against The Citadel (1932) and a 15-game streak against Presbyterian (1944).

Clemson earned a fifth straight road win at Wake Forest to tie for the second-longest road winning streak against the Demon Deacons (five, 1978-90) in series history.

Clemson earned a fifth straight road win at Wake Forest to tie for the second-longest road winning streak against the Demon Deacons (five, 1978-90) in series history.

Clemson improved to 25-10-1 all-time in games at Wake Forest. Wake Forest represents one of two road venues in which Clemson has won 25 games all-time (51 wins at South Carolina).

Clemson improved to 21-4 under Head Coach Dabo Swinney when entering a game ranked lower in the AP Poll than it was in its previous contest. The win was Clemson's 13th straight when entering ranked lower in the AP Poll than in its previous game.

Clemson has now won 49 of their last 53 games overall.

Clemson won the 24th of its last 25 games against ACC Atlantic Division opponents.

Clemson defeated an ACC foe for the 30th time in its last 32 opportunities, including conference championship games, dating back to 2015.

Clemson secured its 17th victory in its last 18 true road games.

Clemson earned its 24th victory in its last 27 games away from home, including neutral site contests.

Clemson has now won 58 of its last 60 against unranked teams.

Clemson extended its winning streak in Saturday games to 22 to set the longest Saturday winning streak in school history, surpassing the mark of 21 from the 2014-16 campaigns. The current 22-game streak is the longest of any school in the country.

Clemson improved to 32-0 since 2015 when scoring first.

Clemson improved to 32-0 since 2015 when scoring first.

Head Coach Dabo Swinney’s improved his career winning percentage to .781 (107-30), moving ahead of Bear Bryant (.780, 323-85-17) for the 21st-best career winning percentage among head coaches with at least 10 years of experience.

Swinney improved to 10-0 as a head coach against Wake Forest. Wake Forest is one of five ACC schools against which Swinney is undefeated as head coach, a list that also includes Duke (2-0), Louisville (4-0), Virginia (3-0) and Virginia Tech (5-0).

Clemson is now 50-1 when rushing for at least 200 yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson has a perfect 38-0 record when both passing and rushing for at least 200 yards under Swinney.

Clemson has now registered a 36-2 record when producing a 100-yard rusher.

Clemson has now won 60 straight games when holding teams under 23 points dating back to 2010.

Swinney improved to 23-2 all-time as a head coach against ACC teams from North Carolina. Clemson has won 17 games in a row against teams from North Carolina, with their last such loss coming to NC State in 2011.

With the Win: Clemson 63, Wake Forest 3

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