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Death Valley named college football's toughest place to play in 2019

April 22, 2019
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Home has been good to Clemson, as the Tigers have run up a 34-1 record in Death Valley over the past five seasons, which ties Alabama for the best record over that same stretch. But according to 247 Sports, it’s the Tigers who actually have the distinction of calling their house the toughest place to play, not the Crimson Tide.

​ “In close wins over Syracuse, Louisville and N.C. State during this current stretch, the Tigers have summoned some home field magic with fourth-down conversions, goal line stands and missed kicks. Elite teams benefit from those kind of breaks when the crowd is involved.” ​
-Brad Crawford

“Dabo Swinney's Tigers are 34-1 at home over the past five seasons, tied for the best record nationally with Alabama. But you've never heard Swinney complaining about Clemson's student section, even in lopsided games. Just as dominant nationally as the Crimson Tide during this stretch of unprecedented success for the program, the Tigers have turned the other Death Valley into a house of horrors for nationally-ranked competition. And Memorial Stadium is damn near upset proof, sans the 1-point loss to Pitt during the 2016 season. In close wins over Syracuse, Louisville and N.C. State during this current stretch, the Tigers have summoned some home field magic with fourth-down conversions, goal line stands and missed kicks. Elite teams benefit from those kind of breaks when the crowd is involved.”

The full list is as follows:

1. Memorial Stadium (Clemson)

2. Sanford Stadium (Georgia)

3. Tiger Stadium (LSU)

4. Beaver Stadium (Penn State)

5. Kyle Field (Texas A&M)

6. Autzen Stadium (Oregon)

7. Michigan Stadium (Michigan)

8. Bryant-Denny Stadium (Alabama)

9. Ohio Stadium (Ohio State)

10. Memorial Stadium (Nebraska)

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