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With the Win: Clemson 66, Charleston Southern 17

September 11, 2023

Clemson improved to 98-17-8 in home openers. 

Clemson won its 20th straight home debut. The win extended Clemson’s longest winning streak in home openers all-time, now three ahead of its 17 from 1944-60.

Clemson improved to 60-2 at Memorial Stadium in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014).

Clemson continued its streak of having not lost consecutive contests at Memorial Stadium since 2008 in Tommy Bowden's final home game as head coach and Dabo Swinney's first home game as interim head coach.

Clemson improved to 38-0 against Football Championship Subdivision teams since the NCAA formed the division known previously as Division I-AA prior to the 1978 season.

Clemson improved to 37-4 against non-conference opponents at Death Valley under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson still has not lost back-to-back games in the same season since November 2011, the nation's longest such streak.

Clemson improved to 32-8 in games following a loss under Swinney, including season openers following a loss in the previous season finale. 

Clemson improved to 87-9 in regular season play since the start of the 2015 season. Seven of Clemson’s nine regular season losses in that span have been decided by a final margin of 10 or fewer points.

Clemson improved to 33-6 under 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. 9 to No. 25 in the latest AP Poll.

Clemson improved to 125-16 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney and improved to 102-6 in those games since the start of the 2012 season.

Clemson is now 76-5 when scoring first since 2015.

Clemson led 24-17 at halftime and has now won 107 of its last 111 games when leading at halftime.

Clemson improved to 128-3 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson now has a 124-5 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

Clemson improved to 77-3 when rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson is now 59-1 when both passing and rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson is 107-1 in its last 108 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).

Clemson improved to 64-2 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.

Head Coach Dabo Swinney won his 162nd career game to pull within three victories of College Football Hall of Famer Frank Howard’s career record at Clemson (165).

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