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With the win: No. 2 Clemson 42, Pitt 10

December 3, 2018
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Clemson won its 24th conference championship in school history. The Tigers now boast four SIAA championships, two Southern Conference championships and 18 ACC championships to their credit, and their 24 total conference championships are the most among the ACC's current membership.

Clemson secured its conference-leading 18th all-time ACC championship, three ahead of the 15 earned by Florida State.

Clemson became the first team in ACC history to win four consecutive ACC titles outright. Florida State earned at least a share of nine consecutive ACC titles from 1992-2000 but never earned more than three consecutive titles outright.

Clemson joined the 1993-96 Florida Gators as the only Power Five conference teams to win four consecutive conference championship games. (Note: Earlier in the day, the Oklahoma Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship, only two of which included a Big 12 Championship Game victory after the conference reinstituted the championship game in 2017).

Clemson won its 53rd game in the last four years to add to existing school and ACC records for wins held by Clemson's 2018 senior class. It tied the 2014-17 Alabama Crimson Tide for the second-most wins by a senior class in FBS history. (Note: The 2015-18 Alabama class pushed its record to 54 wins with a victory on Saturday).

Clemson improved to 13-0 for only the second time in school history, joining the 2015 Tigers, who started 13-0 en route to a 14-1 finish.

The 2018 Tigers won their 13th game to take sole possession of third place for the most wins in a season in school history. It brings the 2018 team one win shy of the team record of 14 wins, set by the 2015 and 2016 Tigers.

Clemson earned its first all-time win against Pittsburgh. The Tigers entered the week 0-2 all-time against Pittsburgh.

With the win over Pittsburgh, Tigers have now won their most recent meeting against all 13 ACC institutions.

Clemson won its 13th straight game, which ties streaks from the 1939-40 and 1980-82 seasons for the third-longest winning streak in school history.

Clemson's 2018 senior class improved upon its current winning percentage since 2015 to .930, which far outpaces the school record set by the 2017 seniors (.877, 50-7). The class can now finish with a winning percentage of no worse than .914, which makes the 2018 senior class the first in school history to field a winning percentage of .900 or better.

The victory was Clemson’s 101st of the decade.

Clemson won its ninth straight game in the month of December, a streak that dates back to the 2011 ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech. Prior to the current streak, Clemson had never won more than three consecutive December games.

Clemson improved to 37-0 when scoring first since 2015.

Head coach Dabo Swinney earned his 114th career victory to pass Frank Beamer (113) for third-most career wins as head coach of an ACC program. (Note: Beamer's figure reflects his 113 wins after Virginia Tech joined the ACC as a member institution, excluding his victories as an independent or as a member of other conferences).

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