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With the Win: No. 3 Clemson 62, Virginia 17

December 9, 2019


  • Clemson secured its 19th all-time ACC championship. Clemson's 19 ACC titles are the most in conference history, ahead of the 15 earned by Florida State.
  • Clemson won its 25th conference championship in school history, including four SIAA championships, two Southern Conference championships and 19 ACC championships to their credit. Clemson’s 25 total conference championships are the most among the ACC's current membership.
  • Clemson became the first team in ACC history to win five 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.
  • Prior to Saturday, the 1971-75 Alabama Crimson Tide has been the most recent member of any current FBS conference to win five straight outright conference titles. Clemson and Oklahoma both accomplished the feat with wins on Saturday. 
  • Clemson surpassed the 1993-96 Florida Gators (previously the first Power Five team to win four straight) to become the first team to win five consecutive conference championship games. 
  • Head Coach Dabo Swinney won his sixth ACC title, tying Frank Howard’s school record and matching Howard and Duke’s Bill Murray for the second-most in ACC history. 
  • Clemson improved to 13-0 for only the third time in school history, joining the 2015 and 2018 squads that both went on to play for national championships.
  • With its third 13-0 start (2015, 2018 and 2019), Clemson tied Alabama (three) for the most 13-0 starts to a season since 2000. 
  • With a 13th victory, the 2019 Tigers moved into sole possession of fourth place for the most wins in a season in school history, trailing only a 15-win season in 2018 and 14-win seasons in 2015 and 2016.
  • The 2019 Clemson seniors won their 54th game to pass the 2017 Alabama seniors for sole possession of the third-most in FBS history in a four-year span. Clemson matched the 2018 Alabama seniors as the fastest to 54 wins (57 games).
  • Clemson won its 28th consecutive game, dating to the start of the 2018 season, to extend the longest winning streak in school history and second-longest winning streak in ACC history. The 28-game winning streak ties the 15th-longest streak in major college football history and pulls Clemson within one game of the ACC record of 29 (2012-14 Florida State).
  • The victory represented Clemson’s national-best 11th win against a Power Five opponent this season. 
  • Clemson improved to 39-8-1 against Virginia all-time.
  • Clemson won a fourth consecutive game against Virginia for the first time since opening its all-time series against the Cavaliers with a 29-game winning streak across the 1955-89 seasons. That previous 29-game winning streak is tied for the sixth-longest winning streak in FBS history for one team over another, trailing Notre Dame over Navy (43), Nebraska over Kansas (36), Oklahoma over Kansas State (32), Florida over Kentucky (31), Penn State over Temple (31) and matching Nebraska over Kansas State (29).
    Clemson improved to 28-8 against ACC Coastal Division opponents, including postseason play, under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson has now won 14 of its last 15 games against the Coastal Division since 2015.
  • Clemson improved to 28-8 against ACC Coastal Division opponents, including postseason play, under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson has now won 14 of its last 15 games against the Coastal Division since 2015.
  • Clemson pushed its streak of consecutive victories in ACC interdivisional matchups to 10 games, dating back to the 2016 ACC Championship Game.
  • Clemson defeated its 22nd consecutive ACC opponent, including postseason play, dating to October 2017 against Georgia Tech. The 22nd consecutive victory against a conference opponent (including postseason play) is the longest such streak in school history. That streak includes 19 straight in regular season play, one shy of the school-record 20-game ACC regular-season streak posted by the 1981-84 Tigers.
  • Clemson earned its 21st victory in its last 23 games against top-25 teams since the start of the 2015 season.
  • Clemson won its fourth consecutive neutral-site contest to push Clemson to 8-1 at neutral sites since 2016. 
  • Clemson earned its 38th victory in its last 41 games away from home.
  • Clemson has now won 78 of its last 80 games when leading at halftime.
  • Clemson is now 99-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.
  • Clemson now has a 99-2 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.
  • Clemson is now 48-2 when having a 100-yard rusher since 2011.
  • Clemson has now won 81 straight games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).
  • Clemson now has a 57-3 record when winning the turnover margin since 2011.
  • Clemson is now 65-1 when rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.
  • Head Coach Dabo Swinney improved to 16-6 in games played in NFL stadiums. 
  • Clemson pushed its winning streak in Saturday games to 42 to extend the longest Saturday winning streak in school history. Clemson's 42-game run of consecutive Saturday victories is the longest active streak in the country.
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