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With the Win: No. 5 Clemson 27, No. 14 Syracuse 21

October 23, 2022
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Clemson extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 14 games.

Clemson’s 14-game winning streak now stands alone as the fourth-longest winning streak in Clemson history, trailing a 29-game winning streak from 2018-19, a 17-game winning streak from 2014-15 and a 15-game winning streak from 1947-49.

Clemson has now opened a season 8-0 for the ninth time in program history (1948, 1981, 2000, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019). Five of Clemson's seven most recent teams to start 8-0 went on to play for the national championship (1981, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019).

Clemson won its 38th consecutive home game to take sole possession of the longest home winning streak in ACC history. Clemson was previously tied with the 1992-2001 Florida State Seminoles (37). Note: Miami's FBS-record 58-game home winning streak from 1985-94 predated the Hurricanes' ACC membership.

Clemson extended its school record for both the longest home winning streak and longest home unbeaten streak in school history. It extended the nation’s longest active home winning streak. No member of Clemson’s roster has lost a home game at Clemson in their careers. 

Clemson’s national-best 57-1 record at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014).

Clemson overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for the first time since the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU (overcame an 11-point deficit in a 25-24 win). Clemson is now 13-27 under Dabo Swinney when trailing after three quarters.

Clemson trailed by 14 points in the second quarter. It was Clemson’s 16th time overcoming a deficit of 14 or more points in a win. It was Clemson’s seventh such game under Swinney.

Clemson overcame an 11-point halftime deficit in the victory, Clemson’s first victory after facing a halftime deficit since overcoming a 15-point halftime disadvantage in a 34-28 win against Boston College in 2020.

Clemson earned its 16th win when trailing at halftime and its 13th win when trailing after three quarters in the Swinney era.

Clemson is now 6-0 in ACC play and has won at least six regular season conference games for a 12th straight year to pull within two of the longest streak of six-plus-win conference seasons in ACC history (Florida State, 14 from 1992-2005). Clemson’s longest streak in school history prior to the current 12-year streak was three (1981-83).

Clemson improved to 9-2 all-time against Syracuse.

Clemson tied the 1919-27 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (38) for the 10th-longest home winning streak in FBS history. Those Irish teams under the guidance of College Football Hall of Famer Knute Rockne were a combined 78-7-3 at all venues in the seasons comprising that streak.

Clemson won its fifth straight game against Syracuse to surpass the longest streak by either team in series history (four by Clemson from 2013-16).

Clemson remains undefeated at home against Syracuse all-time (5-0).

Clemson improved to 6-1 at Death Valley all-time in games between teams with perfect records of 4-0 or better. Clemson earned one such win earlier in the year against NC State. Before this season, the last time Clemson had won two such games in a season was in 2018, when Clemson also defeated undefeated Syracuse and NC State teams at home.

Clemson beat a team with no losses for the fifth time this season. The 2022 squad joins national championship squads from 2016 (five) and 2018 (seven) as the only teams in school history to earn at least five wins against teams with no losses and no ties. 

Clemson improved to 27-7 against AP Top 25 teams since 2015. 

Clemson improved to 30-6 under Dabo Swinney in games in which the Tigers enter ranked lower in the AP Poll than they did in its previous contest. Clemson dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 in last week’s poll.

Clemson improved to 75-20-3 in 98 Homecoming games. Clemson is 45-4-2 on Homecoming since 1971.

Clemson improved to 47-2 in its last 49 games against ACC Atlantic Division teams, including games against typical Atlantic division foes in the division-free season in 2020.

Clemson has now won 103 of its last 104 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).

Clemson has now won 35 of its last 42 one-possession games since 2011, the highest winning percentage in the country in one-score games in that span.

Clemson won despite a 4-1 deficit in the turnover margin. It was only Clemson’s third win under Dabo Swinney when -3 or worse in the margin all-time, joining a 2011 win against Wake Forest and a 2012 win against Duke.

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