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Clemson Football

With the Win: No. 1 Clemson 52, Georgia Tech 14

August 31, 2019
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WITH THE WIN:

Clemson improved to 9-2 all-time when entering a contest as the No. 1 team in the AP Poll. Ten of those 11 contests have come during the Dabo Swinney era.

Clemson won its 16th consecutive game at Memorial Stadium, dating back to a 56-7 win against South Carolina on Nov. 25, 2016. The current 16-game streak is now the second-longest home winning streak in Clemson history, trailing only a 21-game Memorial Stadium winning streak from 2013-16.

Clemson improved to 93-23-8 all-time in season openers.

Clemson improved to 3-2 on Thursdays at Memorial Stadium all-time.

Clemson earned its eighth consecutive Thursday win, dating back to a 42-13 road win against Wake Forest in 2012. The current Thursday streak now the longest in program history, surpassing seven straight Thursday wins across the 1898-1900 seasons under coaches John Penton, Walter Riggs and John Heisman.

Clemson won its 60th Thursday game all-time. The Tigers are now 60-61-10 in Thursday games all-time.

Clemson opened ACC play with a win for a fifth consecutive season, tying the program's longest such winning streak from 1980-84.

Clemson won its first ACC home game of the season for a ninth consecutive year. Clemson has won every ACC home opener dating back to 2011. The ninth straight victory by Clemson in its ACC home opener broke the longest streak in program history, set across the 1964-71 seasons under head coaches Frank Howard and Cecil Ingram.

Clemson improved to 12-1 against ACC Coastal Division opponents since 2015. Clemson's 12-1 mark against the Coastal in that span includes victories in their last eight interdivisional matchups, including ACC Championship appearances. 

Clemson earned its 32nd all-time victory against Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech is one of 11 schools against whom Clemson has earned at least 30 all-time victories (South Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Furman, Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Presbyterian and The Citadel).

Clemson won its fifth consecutive game against Georgia Tech, dating back to a 43-24 home win in 2015. It represents Clemson's longest winning streak in the all-time series, surpassing four-game winning streaks across the 1898-1903 seasons and the 1993-96 campaigns.

Clemson attempting won its sixth straight home contest against Georgia Tech, dating back to 2010, extending Clemson's longest such streak in the series history.

Head Coach Dabo Swinney improved to 8-5 all-time against Georgia Tech, including postseason play. 

Swinney extended his record in season openers as head coach to 10-1.

Swinney (10) passed Danny Ford (nine) for the second-most season-opening victories in Clemson history, trailing only Frank Howard (25) in program annals. 

Swinney pushed his all-time record in non-conference play as a head coach to 42-13, including a 34-8 all-time record against non-conference opponents in regular season play.

Clemson has now won 59 of its last 63 games overall dating to 2014.

Clemson has now won 35 of its last 37 games against ACC teams.

Clemson led 28-0 at halftime and has now 67 of its last 69 games when leading at halftime.

Clemson improved to 88-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson pushed its record to 40-0 when scoring first since 2015.

Clemson is now 88-2 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

Clemson improved to 56-1 when rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson is now 42-0 when both passing and rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson pushed its record to 41-2 since 2011 when having a 100-yard rusher.

Clemson has now won 64 of its last 66 games against unranked teams.

 
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