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With the Win: Clemson 48, Florida Atlantic 14

September 17, 2023

Head Coach Dabo Swinney won his 163rd career game to pull within two victories of College Football Hall of Famer Frank Howard’s career record at Clemson (165).

Clemson improved to 2-0 all-time against Florida Atlantic.

Clemson kept Florida Atlantic among the 45 opponents against which the Tigers have a perfect all-time record.

Clemson faced Florida Atlantic Head Coach Tom Herman for the first time and improved to 161-73-3 all-time (and 44-7 since 2011) when facing a coach for the first time.

Clemson improved to 61-2 at Memorial Stadium in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014). Clemson's .968 home winning percentage in that span is the best in the nation.

Clemson improved to 38-4 against non-conference opponents at Death Valley under Dabo Swinney.

Clemson improved to 28-7 in night games since the start of the 2018 season. The win also moved Clemson to 47-10 at night since 2015.

Clemson won its 19th consecutive night game in Death Valley, a streak that dates to the middle of the 2013 season.

Clemson improved to 22-3 under Dabo Swinney in night games in Death Valley.

Clemson improved to 88-9 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 34-6 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. 25 to unranked (receiving votes) in the latest AP Poll.

Clemson improved to 126-16 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney and improved to 103-6 in those games since the start of the 2012 season.

Clemson is now 77-5 when scoring first since 2015.

Clemson improved to 35-1 since 2015 when intercepting multiple passes in a game.

Clemson improved to 129-3 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson has now won 108 of its last 112 games when leading at halftime. Clemson led at halftime, 34-0, Florida Atlantic’s first time being shutout in a first half since its 2021 season opener against Florida.

Clemson now has a 125-5 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

Clemson is now 72-4 when winning the turnover margin since 2011.

Clemson has now won 108 of its last 109 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).

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