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With the win: No. 1 Clemson 37, Wake Forest 13

September 13, 2020
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Clemson improved to 94-23-8 all-time in season-openers. Clemson has now won 29 of its last 36 openers, including an 11-1 mark in openers under Dabo Swinney and victories in each of its last six season debuts.

Clemson earned its 13th consecutive victory in true road games, breaking the school-record 12-game streak set across the 2015-17 seasons. Clemson’s 13-game winning streak in true road games is the longest active streak in the country.

Clemson improved to 68-17-1 all-time against Wake Forest. Clemson's 68 all-time wins against Wake Forest are its second-most against any opponent in school history, trailing the Tigers' 71 wins against South Carolina. 

Clemson won its 12th consecutive game against Wake Forest, dating back to 2009. It marks Clemson's second 12-game winning streak in series history, trailing a 15-game streak from 1977-91. Clemson's 12-game winning streak against Wake Forest is the Tigers' longest active winning streak against an ACC foe.

Clemson earned a sixth straight road victory against Wake Forest, dating back to 2010. Clemson's last loss in Winston-Salem came in 2008, leading to Dabo Swinney being named Clemson's Interim Head Coach four days later. 

Clemson has now recorded a six-game road winning streak against a single opponent for the eighth time in school history. It is Clemson's first such streak since 1989-99, when Clemson won six straight against South Carolina in Columbia.

Clemson defeated its 23rd consecutive ACC opponent, including postseason play, dating to October 2017 against Georgia Tech, adding to the longest such streak in school history.

Head Coach Dabo Swinney improved to 12-0 as a head coach against Wake Forest. Wake Forest is one of five ACC schools against whom Swinney is undefeated as head coach, a list that also includes Duke (3-0), Louisville (6-0), Virginia (4-0) and Virginia Tech (5-0). Swinney is also 2-0 vs. temporary ACC member Notre Dame.

Though 2020 is technically being played sans divisions, Clemson defeated a traditional ACC Atlantic Division opponent for the 15th straight time and for the 35th time in 36 opportunities.

Clemson pushed its winning streak in Saturday games to 44 to extend the longest Saturday winning streak in school history and the longest active streak in the country. 

Clemson has now won 73 of its last 78 games overall dating to 2014.

Clemson has now won 44 of its last 46 games against ACC teams.

Clemson improved to 51-1 when scoring first since 2015.

Clemson has now won 79 of its last 81 games when leading at halftime.

Clemson improved to 101-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson now has a 100-2 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

Clemson has now won 82 straight games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).

Clemson improved to 47-1 since 2015 when outscoring opponents in the “Middle Eight,” defined as the final four minutes of the first half and the first four minutes of the second half.

Clemson is now 50-2 when having a 100-yard rusher since 2011.

Clemson has now won 23 September games in a row.

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