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With the Win: No. 1 Clemson 41, Virginia 23

October 5, 2020

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Clemson pushed its winning streak in Saturday games to 46 to extend the longest Saturday winning streak in school history and take sole possession of the longest streak in FBS history. Clemson's current run of 46 consecutive Saturday victories now surpasses the 1953-57 Oklahoma Sooners for the longest such streak in FBS history. 

Clemson became the first program to win 300 ACC regular season games, according to official conference records. The ACC credits Clemson with a 300-143-6 record all-time in ACC regular season play.

Clemson improved to 40-8-1 against Virginia all-time. Virginia becomes the fifth opponent against whom Clemson has collected 40 all-time wins (South Carolina, Wake Forest, NC State and Furman).

Clemson won a fifth 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.

Though 2020 is technically a divisionless season, Clemson improved to 29-8 against opponents historically from the ACC Coastal Division, including postseason play, under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson has now won 15 of its last 16 games against traditional Coastal Division opponents since 2015. Clemson has won its last 11 such games, dating back to the 2016 ACC Championship Game.

Clemson won its 24th consecutive game against an ACC opponent, including postseason play. The 24-game winning streak against conference opponents ties the 1998-2001 Florida State Seminoles for the third-longest streak in conference history.

Clemson won its 24th consecutive home game to extend its school record for the longest home winning streak in school history. Of the 119 players on Clemson's 2020 roster, 110 have never experienced a home loss in their Clemson careers. Nine fifth-year seniors on Clemson's 2020 roster were on the 2016 team that recovered from a home loss to Pitt by winning the national championship that season.

Clemson won its 32nd consecutive regular season game, adding to the longest such streak in ACC annals. Clemson's last regular season loss came in October 2017 at Syracuse.

Clemson improved to 23-1 in October games in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014). 

Clemson improved to 15-2 all-time when ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press. Clemson has never lost a regular season game as the nation’s top-ranked team.

Head Coach Dabo Swinney secured his 133rd career win as a head coach, pulling him within one victory of Virginia's George Welsh (134) for the second-most career wins by an ACC head coach. At the time of his retirement following the 2000 season, Welsh was the winningest head coach in ACC history prior to being passed by Bobby Bowden.

Clemson has now won 75 of its last 80 games overall dating to 2014.

Clemson has now won 45 of its last 47 games against ACC teams.

Clemson improved to 103-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson is now 53-1 when scoring first since 2015.

Clemson has now won 81 of its last 83 games when leading at halftime.

Clemson has now won 76 of its last 78 games against unranked teams.

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