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With the Win: Clemson 30, FSU 20

October 31, 2021

Clemson won its 32nd 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 132 players on Clemson’s 2021 roster, 127 have never experienced a home loss in their Clemson careers. Five sixth-year “super seniors” on Clemson’s 2021 roster were on the 2016 team that recovered from a home loss to Pitt by winning the national championship that season.

Clemson passed 1890-93 Yale, 1990-95 Texas A&M and 2001-05 Boise State (31 each) for sole possession of the 18th-longest home winning streak in FBS history.

Clemson improved to 29-7 in games following a loss under Dabo Swinney, including season openers following a loss in the previous season finale. Clemson has not lost back-to-back games in the same season since November 2011.

Clemson has now won six consecutive games against Florida State for the first time in series history.

Clemson, which was already the first school to defeat Florida State in ACC play in five consecutive games, pushed that ACC-first winning streak against the Seminoles to six straight games. (Note: Miami previously defeated Florida State in six straight games from 2000-04, including a bowl game, but only the final game of that streak came during Miami’s ACC membership.)

Clemson improved to 9-8 against the Seminoles in Death Valley all-time to give Clemson the advantage in its all-time home record against Florida State for the first time in series history.

Clemson earned its 14th all-time victory against Florida State.

Clemson earned its fourth straight home win against the Seminoles and earned its 10th win in 11 home games against Florida State since 2003.

Clemson defeated an ACC Atlantic Division opponent for the 40th time in its last 42 opportunities. Those figures include games against traditional Atlantic opponents in a divisionless season in 2020.

Clemson improved to 113-13 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney. The win made Clemson 90-3 against unranked teams since the start of the 2012 season.

Head Coach Dabo Swinney pushed his all-time record against Florida State to 8-5. His eight current wins against Florida State exceed all other coaches in Clemson history combined (Tommy Bowden, 4; Danny Ford, 1; Red Parker, 1).

Swinney earned his 145th career win in his 14th season (including an interim stint in 2008) to tie Mark Richt (145) for fifth-most wins through the first 15 seasons of a coaching career in FBS history.

Clemson improved to 29-2 in October games in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014). 

Clemson improved to 56-5 against ACC opponents (including postseason play) since the start of the 2015 season.

Clemson led 17-13 at halftime and has now won 92 of its last 94 games, including each of its last 55, when leading at halftime.

Clemson improved to 72-6 in regular season play since the start of the 2015 season. All six of Clemson's regular season losses in that span have been decided by a final margin of 10 or fewer points.

Though Clemson would later trail in the fourth quarter, Clemson led 17-13 after a scoreless third quarter and is now 114-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson recorded 22 first downs to Florida State’s 11 and now has a 111-2 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

After holding Florida State to 20 points in the win, Clemson has now won 94 of its last 95 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010), including 89 straight prior to a season-opening 10-3 loss to Georgia in 2021.

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