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With the Win: No. 6 Clemson 49, SC State 3

September 12, 2021
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Clemson improved to 96-17-8 in home openers all-time. 

Clemson won its 18th straight home debut, breaking Clemson’s longest winning streak in home openers all-time (17 from 1944-60).

Clemson improved to 5-0 in its all-time series with South Carolina State. Clemson previously earned wins against SC State in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Clemson improved to 36-0 against Football Championship Subdivision teams since the NCAA formed the division prior to the 1978 season.

Clemson improved its national-best record at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014) to 48-1.

Clemson won its 29th consecutive home game to extend its school record for both the longest home winning streak and longest home unbeaten streak in school history (as well as extend the nation’s longest active home winning streak). Of the 135 players on Clemson’s 2021 roster, 130 have never experienced a home loss in their Clemson careers. 

With the 29th straight home victory, Clemson pulled within one home win of recording the 24th home winning streak of 30 games or more in FBS history.

With Ohio State’s home loss earlier in the day, Clemson stands as one of only three schools with an active home winning streak of 20 games or longer (Notre Dame and Cincinnati).

Clemson improved to 27-7 in games following a loss under Dabo Swinney, including season openers following a loss in the previous season finale.

Clemson has now won 88 of its last 90 games, including each of its last 51, when leading at halftime. Clemson is also 110-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson improved to 109-2 when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

Clemson is now 69-1 when rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson is now 54-0 when both passing and rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney. 

Clemson improved to 24-1 in September games since 2015.

Clemson improved to 68-4 in regular season play since the start of the 2015 season.

Clemson won a 35th consecutive game against teams unranked in the AP Poll. Clemson's last defeat at the hands of an unranked squad came in 2017 at Syracuse. Clemson is now 109-12 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney

Clemson won its 23rd consecutive home non-conference game, the longest such winning streak in program history. Clemson's last loss at Death Valley in non-conference play was in 2012.

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